Clayton County Register

Wed
17
Dec

Chocolate, PB cookie takes top honors


Jeran Cook measures flour under the watchful eye of Spencer Bries.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate gave Debbie Walz’ Central High School foods students a clear winner in the Register’s first-ever Holiday Cookie Contest. 

Wed
17
Dec

How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

More than two dozen students representing six grades last week participated in a Central Community School Spelling Bee. The top spellers in two divisions advance to the sectionals, which will be held January 6 at Clarke College in Dubuque.

Wed
10
Dec

First-Ever Fair Trade Fashion Show


Katrina Moyna, Elkader, looks over some of the items she will show at the area’s first-ever Fair Trade Fashion Show.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

You can recycle plastic milk jugs, install solar panels on your roof and drive a fuel-efficient car. But when it comes to the clothes on your back, being socially responsible isn’t all that easy.

One Northeast Iowa woman would like to change that.

Wed
10
Dec

Lane returns from national conference

 

Keaton Lane, Elkader, was one of 21 4-H’ers selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2014 National 4-H Congress held November 28 through December 2 in Atlanta, GA. The event, titled “Passport to Excellence,” is the 93rd year of National 4-H Congress.

Lane is the son of Dan and Peggy Lane. An eight-year 4-H member, he has been involved in the communication, photography, personal development, home improvement and citizenship project areas. He has served as recreation leader, photographer, historian and president of his 4-H club. Lane has participated in his county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 

Wed
10
Dec

Community talent to be showcased


A community chorus, directed by Ann Franta, will perform Sunday at the Elkader Opera House.

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Chorus numbers, piano solos, instrumental/vocal events, a brass quartet, a bell choir, vocal duets and quartets!  Come to the Opera House in Elkader and see 22 such performances at “A Classic Christmas Fantasy” at 2:00 p.m. on December 14.  

Wed
03
Dec

Cookie contest: Top six recipes chosen

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Freshly baked cookies are a welcomed treat any time of the year, particularly during the holidays when folks are especially hungry for chocolate and spice and anything nice.

Wed
03
Dec

Familiar face at sheriff's office

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

On November 19, Tim Engelhardt started a new career. 

Wed
03
Dec

Darlene Koster

 

Darlene Sue Koster, 82, Elkader, Iowa, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2014, with her family by her side. Darlene was born on November 28, 1931, in Breda, Iowa, the daughter of A.J. and Elizabeth (Schulte) Wolterman. She spent her younger years in the Breda area and graduated from St. Bernard’s School in 1949. Darlene was a nurse’s aide in surgery at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, until she married the love of her life, Roger Koster, on June 15, 1955, at St. Bernard’s Church in Breda.  

Wed
03
Dec

Leon Glen Schweitzer

 

Leon Glen Schweitzer was born August 21, 1914, on the family farm northeast of Winthrop, IA, the son of William Frederick and Lucinda Elizabeth Sickles Schweitzer. He attended the local country schools. 

Glen was united in marriage to Marian Esther Meffert on March 11, 1934, at the Congregational Parsonage in Winthrop. To this union were born three children: Kathleen, Carol, and Leon Jr. Glen was a lifetime farmer who loved his family and his farm. He was especially happy whenever the little children were around. He also loved to travel with his wife, Marian.  Marian entered into her eternal rest on May 3, 2005.

Wed
03
Dec

Dorothy Nesteby

 

Dorothy Nesteby, 86, of Elkader, died Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center.

Dorothy was born November 22, 1928, in Arlington, Iowa, to John and Anna (Burrack) Gamm. She was raised along with her seven brothers and sisters in the Volga-Arlington area. 

In 1947, she married Gerald Nesteby and the couple made their home in Elkader. Dorothy and Gerald had two sons, Gary and Bob.

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