Tag Archive: Elkader

We Believe Communities Thrive When They Are Connected 

December 11, 2019

I am sure many of you have seen our statement regarding Alpine Communications’ commitment to the communities we serve: “We believe connected communities become thriving communities,” but are curious about what that looks like each and every day. This statement can be best exemplified by comments and stories shared by your favorite Alpine Communications’ staff member. Each week Alpine employees share their most notable success story of the week. I’m confident it will come as no surprise to you that our employees take great pride in being able to assist you in connecting with...

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Aureon Q4 Grant

Aureon Awards $1,500 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 9, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants have been awarded to the Elgin Historical Society in Elgin, Iowa and the Elkader Depot Project in Elkader, Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications, who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. The Elgin Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards a restoration project to the front...

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Connected Communities Summit Focuses on Broadband for the Future

November 18, 2019

Alpine Communications recently hosted the area’s first Connected Communities Summit. We are excited to share the recordings of each session from the Summit. If you or someone you know was unable to attend the Connected Communities Summit, please share the videos with members of your business, organization, or community. Get the story from the Guttenberg Press here: http://guttenbergpress.com/articles/2019/10/16/connected-communities-need-broadband-future-growth Here’s what Connected Communities Summit attendees said: “I enjoyed listening to personal stories and how communities are thriving in today’s world.” “Great...

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hi-way 13 vintage market elkader iowa

Vintage Market Organizers Uses Technology to Promote and Preserve Rural Heritage

July 18, 2019

Preserving Northeast Iowa’s rural history today is an investment for future generations. In the long run, the best way to protect our rural heritage is to create thriving communities rich in culture, entrepreneurship, and innovation. A gang of rural enthusiasts is capitalizing on the popularity of flea markets and “barn sales” to host the Hi-Way 13 Vintage Market in Elkader. The three-day event will take place Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the George Maier Rural Heritage...

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Erin Hunt Dairy Producer

Alpine Broadband Connects District 1 Holstein Show

July 5, 2019

When the organizers for the Iowa Holstein Association’s District 1 Holstein Show needed high-speed internet and WiFi at their event, they turned to Alpine Communications for a local, reliable connection. The Iowa Holstein Association’s District 1 Open and Junior Holstein Show was held at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National, Iowa on July 2, 2019. Producers from Clayton, Fayette, Winneshiek, and Allamakee counties showcased their registered Holstein dairy cows. District 1 Holstein Show Program Coordinator, Erin Hunt of Elkader, described...

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Alpine Nest Pro

Smart Devices – DIY or DIFM

June 27, 2019

Alpine Makes the Choice Clear Spare time is a rare commodity these days. Between work, families, school, chores, and other commitments – who has time to tackle technology? If you are part of the 1-in-4 Americans who are interested in a video doorbell this year, what is keeping you from installing one? For many, the first step holding them back is choosing the right technology.  The vast array of smart home devices to choose is overwhelming, and selecting the right...

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On 99 County Tour, Alpine Communications Attracts Attention of Senator Grassley

May 14, 2019

When we say we believe connected communities become thriving communities, sometimes the best opportunities are to connect with the well-connected. Recently, Alpine Communications was happy to have the chance to share the good work we’re doing with someone of influence: United States Senator Charles Grassley. When the United States Senate is not in session, Senator Grassley visits all 99 counties in Iowa to keep in touch with issues that matter to his fellow Iowans. Clayton County was the 17th county...

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5th Annual Music and Monarchs Festival Saves the Butterfly Through Flower and Song

May 9, 2019

Renowned American poet Robert Frost wrote, “Butterflies…flowers that fly and all but sing.” The plight of one of the most recognizable “flying flowers”, the monarch butterfly, is real. Numbers of monarchs have decreased significantly over the last 20 years due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and a changing climate.  However, a group of local conservationists sprang into action to save the monarchs. They banded together to create awareness of the rapidly declining monarch population and to educate the community of...

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Elkader Uses Housing Incentives to Grow and Thrive

March 5, 2019

Since 1836, when Elisha Boardmann and Horace Bronson settled on the banks of the Turkey River, Elkader has been a vibrant hub for commerce in Northeast Iowa. Elkader reached its peak population of 1,688 in 1980 but it has been steadily declining over the past 40 due to urbanization and a changing agriculture economy.  As a result, enrollment has also declined at Central Community Schools. The challenge is how to keep the small, rural community thriving. Jennifer Cowsert, Elkader City...

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