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Tue
29
Nov

Sons and Daughters - Kramer is longest-serving mayor


Milt Kramer, who was born in Elkader and lived here the first 18 years of his life, was recently honored for serving as Manchester’s mayor for more than 40 years.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

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 Manchester man who was recently honored as Iowa’s longest-serving mayor credits his Elkader roots for his commitment to education and public service.

Tue
29
Nov

COLD OR FLU? WHICH IS IT?

Waking up with the sniffles, a cough and a fever is common this time of year. But how do you know if it’s just a common cold or the flu? Knowing the difference is important because the flu can become much more serious, says a University of Iowa health care expert.

“It can be difficult to tell whether you have a cold or the flu because the two can share a lot of the same symptoms,” said Dr. Patrick D. Brophy, professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa. “It’s important to know the difference, because the flu can cause serious complications, especially for young children, people over age 65, and pregnant women.” 

Tue
29
Nov

Mervin Larson

Although he looked forward to “triple digits,” Mervin Harold Larson, 94, of rural Gunder, died Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. He was born March 30, 1922, in Highland Township, Clayton County, Iowa, to Adolph and Anna Marie “Mary” (Johnson) Larson. Mervin was baptized and confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader where in 1900 his great grandfather was a founding member.

Wed
23
Nov

Central Schools - Boiler project nears completion


Central superintendent Nick Trenkamp is pictured in front of the school’s old boilers, which are in the process of being replaced. A number of related issues are also being addressed by the boiler project.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

It’s out with the old and in with the new at Central Schools, where work on a boiler replacement project is nearing completion. Superintendent Nick Trenkamp hopes the work, which started in June, will be done by the end of the month.

Wed
23
Nov

ELKADER CHIEF TO RETIRE

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader Police Chief Marvin Duff will retire in January. Duff’s “intent to retire” was accepted by the Elkader City Council during a regular meeting last Monday. Duff joined the department in 2001. The Council will consider a timeline for Duff’s replacement at its next meeting. City Administrator Jennifer Cowsert hopes to have the hiring process completed by late February or early March.

Wed
23
Nov

Karen Walch

Karen Rae Ann (Kammerer) “Ruby” Walch, 70, of Elkader, Iowa, entered into heaven peacefully in her home early Sunday morning November 13, 2016, after a short battle with cancer. Karen, or lovingly known to her friends and family as “Ruby” was the first born child to Raymond and Bernadine (Ashelin) Kammerer of Winona, MN. She was born October 9, 1946, in Winona.

Wed
23
Nov

Emily Schmidt

Emily C. Schmidt passed away peacefully on November 11, 2016. Emily was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Gertrude Caroline (Mott) Phillips and Harold Thomas Phillips on June 22, 1929. In her early years the family moved to Baxter, Iowa, where Harold was a pharmacist and then moved to Davenport, Iowa ,when Harold took jobs as a pharmacist with Walgreen’s and Rexall Drugs. Some of Emily’s longest, strongest and dearest friendships were formed from her years growing up in Davenport.  

Fri
18
Nov

Holiday Countdown - A new twist on stocking stuffers


Delaney Scherf organizes some of the toiletries that St. Joseph youth used last year in their holiday project. The kids stuffed and delivered about 400 pairs of socks.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Editor’s note: As the holidays approach, we will endeavor to share uplifting stories with our readers. If you have an idea for an article, please contact us.

St. Joseph youth are leading an effort this month that gives new meaning to the term “stocking stuffers.”

Fri
18
Nov

RISE APARTMENTS ALMOST READY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

“Home for the holidays” will take on a special meaning for a group of folks who will soon be moving into one of eight units in a new apartment complex near downtown Elkader. Owned by RISE, the units have been rented to five RISE clients who are able to live independently and three non-clients. RISE Executive Director Ed Josten sees the mix as a win-win for everyone.

Fri
18
Nov

Florene Ellen Klostboer

Florene Ellen Klosterboer, 92, of Decorah, Iowa died November 8, 2016 at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home. She was a resident there since 2005. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah with a visitation the evening before from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Her remains will be laid to rest at Phelps Cemetery in Decorah. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Lutheran Services in Iowa.

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