Clayton County Register

Tue
28
Oct

PEFECT SEASON!


The Central Warriors football team celebrates with a “helmet salute” after defeating West Central Friday night. The Warriors closed out regular-season play with a perfect 9-0 record--the first in more than 50 years. In other great sports news, the Central cross-country teams are headed to state.
Tue
28
Oct

Everything Old Is New Again


Becky Gundacker sits at a bistro set up-cycled from wooden pallets

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Tue
28
Oct

Pheasants Forever: Connecting People with Habitat

 

By Larry Stone

Freelance Writer

 

Tue
28
Oct

Marcele Kottman

 

Marcele Marjorie (Pals) Kottman, 92, formerly of Thornton, IA, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton, IA.

A funeral service was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 25, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thornton, with Rev. Rhea Evanson officiating.  Visitation was Friday, October 24, 4 to 7 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, IA and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment was at the Pleasantview Cemetery, Thornton.  Memorials may be given to the Marcele Kottman Memorial Fund.

Tue
21
Oct

House candidates square off

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central High School government students have done more than study the mid-term elections—they’ve actively participated in them. Four 18-year-olds in the class have registered to vote, and all 16 students helped plan a public debate between Iowa House candidates Darrel Branhagen (R) and Rick Edwards (D), and Lowell Engle (R) and Patti Ruff (D). 

Tue
21
Oct

4 vie for Clayton County Supervisor seats

 

By Pam Reining

Register Editor

 

Though several Clayton County officials are running uncontested for re-election, there is a race for the Board of Supervisors’ positions. Four candidates are vying for two open positions. Incumbents Gary Bowden and Ron McCartney, who hope to be re-elected, are being challenged by Wayne Bockenstedt and Joleen Jansen.

Tue
21
Oct

Margaret Baker obituary

 

Margaret “Granny” Baker, 87, of Garnavillo, died Monday, October 13, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of John and Annie (Kelso) Milligan, born August 31, 1927, in North Kingston, Rhode Island.

Margaret graduated from high school in Rhode Island and was a homemaker for many years. On May 29, 1946, she was united in marriage with Elmer Baker Jr. in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tue
21
Oct

Jon Elvers obituary

 

Jon Dennis Elvers was born on December 28, 1943, the son of LaNelle (Ehrhardt) and Arthur Elvers. The family made their home in rural Elkader, Iowa, where Art and LaNelle operated the family farm on Chicken Ridge. Jon attended school in Elkader, where he was active in basketball, 4-H, FFA, and band, where he played the coronet.

Tue
21
Oct

Virginia Luster obituary

 

Virginia “Ginny” Ann Luster, 73, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, formerly of St. Olaf, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at her home.   

Wed
15
Oct

Where to go for a frightfully good time

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If you expect more from your Halloween celebration than walking through a pumpkin patch in broad daylight, consider visiting a haunted house—if you dare. There’s one in St. Olaf and another in Monona, and both promise to put a little extra fright in your Fright Night.

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