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Tue
09
Oct

Betty Reeg

Betty Reeg
November 11, 1930 to October 5, 2018

Betty Reeg, 87, of Monona, Iowa, went to be with her Lord on October 5, 2018. Betty Jean was born November 11, 1930, at the McGregor Hospital to Alfred Flexman and Alice Henrietta (Carlson) Siegele. She was baptized (sponsors were Betty’s grandparents, Carl and Emma Carlson) on January 18, 1931 and confirmed September 9, 1945 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural McGregor, Iowa.
Betty attended rural McGregor schools through the eighth grade, graduating from McGregor High School in 1949. Betty then moved to Cedar Rapids to attend the Hunter Business School, after which she secured employment in Savannah, Illinois as a clerk-typist in the Ordnance Depot office. There she met her love, Carlyle Vincent Reeg, being united in marriage December 24, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa. Two children were born to this union, Steven Carlyle and Sandra Jean.

Tue
09
Oct

Carl Wessel

Carl Wessel
June 30, 1931 to September 26, 2018

Carl Irving Wessel, 87, of Elkader passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. He was born June 30, 1931, in Wood, Iowa, to Irving John and Mildred (Brockmeyer) Wessel. He graduated from Edgewood High School in 1950.

Carl served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He received the Korean Service Medal W/1 Bronze Service Star, a Combat Infantry Badge and a United Nations Service Medal.

Tue
09
Oct

Meet Utoni Ruff Feeding Clayton County for 30 years

Utoni Ruff
Utoni Ruff, supervisor at the Clayton County Food Shelf, was recently honored for her service by the members of St. John’s Ministry, Luana and Farmersburg.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Utoni Ruff sits behind a well-worn desk that most days she’s too busy to use and surveys her modest office. Located in the basement of a church that ceased holding worship services decades ago, the rented space is clean and cluttered, cozy and cramped. The office extends into a larger room with a scarred meeting table covered with stacks of mandated paperwork. The area also has a new in-floor scale (more on that later).
Behind the office are two equally crowded rooms, the largest of which is lined with shelves where like items stacked together for ease of gathering and distributing. A few carts and piles of large grocery bags complete the décor.

Tue
02
Oct

Leo McNally

Leo McNally
January 13, 1914 to September 21, 2018

Leo Francis McNally, 104, of Monona, Iowa died Friday, September 21, 2018, at Garden View in Monona, Iowa. Leo Francis was born January 13, 1914 to Richard Eli and Flora (Zieglar) McNally in Postville, Iowa. He was baptized on January 17, 1914, at St. Peter’s Church in Clermont, Iowa by Rev. J.J. Hefuir. He received his education in the country school in Clayton County, known as Pixler School. Leo spent his younger years working as a hired hand for neighbors. In 1930 he went out to North and South Dakota and followed the harvest.

Tue
02
Oct

Aileen Renkel

Aileen Renkel
December 3, 1923 to Septembr 6, 2018

Aileen Elizabeth Renkel, 94, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

Tue
02
Oct

Warriors are state-ranked

Girls Volleyball
Central’s Lizzie Gifford hits the ball over the net in a volleyball match against North Fayette Valley. A stellar season has led to a state ranking for the team. They are 13th in Class 1A. See story and another photo on page 7.

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

On September 25, the Central volleyball team defeated South Winn by 3 games to1.
“We knew that it would be a tough night playing against SW for the third time,” Coach Derek Bergan said. “We had played them twice in tournaments and we knew they would be hungry to try and take one from us. The first two sets we felt that we had full control as we won 25-14 25-18. In the third set, however, we really struggled to keep that momentum as we spotted SW a lead and couldn’t climb back into it. In the fourth set we kept SW at bay enough to win 25-23.” 

Tue
02
Oct

Forumin Volga Candidates introduce platforms

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor
    
Some of the most intriguing information presented Tuesday night at a political forum in Volga came from a candidate running unopposed for re-election.
Clayton County Attorney Alan Heavens (R) talked about his aggressive prosecution of methamphetamines cases. He has 50 successful felony prosecutions, which he feels has contributed to decreases in usage and the number of labs in Clayton County.

“We’re making a difference but it’s still out there,” Heavens told the crowd. He also briefly touched on his prosecution of vehicular homicide cases, community outreach efforts, and a fines collection system that has returned almost $100,000 to the community.

Tue
25
Sep

Tracy Kemlin

Tracy Kemling
January 20, 1961 to September 8, 2018

Tracy Lee Kemling, age 57, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Tracy was born January 20, 1961 in Elkader, Iowa, the daughter of Paul Richard and Marginell (Breitsprecher) Hansel. She lived in Elkader until moving to Cedar Rapids where she attended school. She later received her GED while living in Duluth, Minnesota as well as her CNA certification. Tracy moved to Red Oak, Iowa, in 1984 and was a CNA at Murphy Memorial Hospital. She then worked at Parker Hannifin where she met Terry Kemling. They were united in marriage on July 2, 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska. Tracy then started working at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital and continued her studies earning her LPN Degree from Southwestern Community College in Creston. Tracy was a beautiful artist who enjoyed painting, doing crafts, gardening, and traveling.

Tue
25
Sep

Edward Weidenman

Edward Weidenman
June 28, 1923 to September 19, 2018

Edward Wiedenman, 95, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Edward Kenneth was born June 28, 1923 to Fred and Christina (Lieuau) Wiedenman in rural Monona, Iowa. He was baptized on October 31, 1926, and confirmed on April 10, 1938, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. Edward graduated from Luana High School in 1943. After working in Cedar Rapids, he returned home and began farming.

Edward was united in marriage with Mardella Kluth on January 17, 1949, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. He farmed until his retirement and moved to Farmersburg. Edward did lawn mowing and snow shoveling at St. John Lutheran Church for many years and also served on the church council.

Tue
25
Sep

Rachel Hoth

Rachel Hoth
December 8, 1920 to September 16, 2018

Rachel M. Hoth, 97, died Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born December 8, 1920, the daughter of Lloyd and Mathilde (Mueller) Brownson in rural National, Iowa. Rachel grew up on the family farm that was homesteaded by her great-grandfather in 1849. In 2007, she received a plaque from the State of Iowa that the farm has been in the same family for over 160 years.

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