Clayton County Register

Tue
26
Apr

Best Birthday Ever! - Veteran receives Quilt of Valor


Frank Phippen (left), commander of Lemka-Stendel American Legion Post 106, presents Ken Dettbarn, Elkader, with a Quilt of Valor. The presentation was part of Dettbarn’s recent 50th birthday celebration.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A Northeast Iowa man celebrated a recent milestone with a special surprise: During a family dinner for his 50th birthday, he was presented a Quilt of Valor honoring his military service.

Linda Dettbarn arranged the surprise for her husband, Ken. Though the Elkader couple’s entire family knew about the presentation, they managed to keep it a secret.

Tue
26
Apr

Parents’ group scores grant

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A local project has hit a homerun with the Minnesota Twins baseball organization. The Minneapolis-based major league ball club recently awarded the Elkader Funds for Fields Committee a $9,780 grant for a project to reconstruct the town’s baseball fields.

Tue
26
Apr

Karl Wilker

Karl Wilker, 86, of Clermont, IA died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, IA. Karl Henry was born on October 15, 1929, to Arthur and Hertha (Funk) Wilker in Clayton County, Iowa. He was baptized on November 3, 1929, in Read Township and confirmed on June 27, 1943, in Farmersburg, Iowa. Karl attended country school. He also helped on the farm with his father. 

Tue
26
Apr

Ethelyn Berns

Ethelyn Berns, 90, of Elkader, died Monday, April 18, at the Elkader Care Center. Her funeral service was held Friday, April 22, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg, with burial at Monona Cemetery. 

Ethelyn was born September 7, 1925, in Wagner Township, Clayton County, to Lester and Esther Kurth. She graduated from Farmersburg High School and Upper Iowa University. She taught elementary grades and art in rural schools and at MFL in Monona for 33 years. 

Tue
19
Apr

Welcome, Pastor Susan - Northeast Iowa a lot like home


Assisted by Elaine Diers, right, Pastor Susan Friedrich serves communion at Bethany Lutheran Church.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

Tue
19
Apr

Beware of scams, schemes

By Marvin Duff

Elkader Police Chief

 

Spring, the season of growth and renewal, has come again to Iowa.  However, for those who take advantage of others using the Internet, mail and phone, it’s always open season.  Over the next few weeks I’ll share typical scams reported to the Police Department and ways to avoid being victimized.

Tue
19
Apr

John Koresh

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. John was born on April 4, 1948, to John and Arlene (Stagman) Koresh in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1967.

John worked for 3M in Prairie du Chien for 34 years. He retired in 2002. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and watching westerns. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Tue
19
Apr

Harold Wiedner

Harold E. Wiedner, 73, of Maynard, IA died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Dunham Grove Cemetery, Rural Randalia, IA. Inurnment will be at Dunham Grove Cemetery, rural Randalia.

Tue
12
Apr

Finally. . .time to pursue another passion


Retired physician Ken Zichal now has more time to devote to his hobby: building model tanks.

By Pat McTaggert

Freelance Writer

 

After practicing medicine for almost 40 years at the Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Dr. Ken Zichal has finally hung up his stethoscope.  His retirement will give him more time to pursue another passion besides medicine—building model tanks.

Tue
12
Apr

Sons & Daughters - First-hand look at mom’s duties


State Representative Patti Ruff and her son, Liam, worked side-by-side this legislative session. Liam served as his mother’s clerk while also attending college.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

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