Clayton County Register

Tue
23
Aug

Making a Statement - Artist gives new life to old plates


Daryl Bruxvoort, Elkader, is turning old vehicle license plates into unique works of art.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

A license to sell.

Many people need licenses to sell particular goods and services. However, there’s a fellow in Elkader who sells actual licenses—Creative Licenses. More specifically, he creates and sells artwork made out of vehicle license plates—and he sure does make huge statement doing so!

Tue
23
Aug

SUPERVISORS LOOK AT REZONING ISSUE

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

More than 50 people attended an August 15 public hearing to discuss a request from the Pattison Sand Company to rezone some land around its mining operation from A1 (agricultural) to M2 (heavy industrial), which would allow underground mining. Planning and Zoning Commissioner Janet Ott told the group that the P&Z has recommended that the land be rezoned.  She also said that the commission had included several restrictions and suggestions for the rezoning.

Tue
23
Aug

Gene Aylsworth

Gene Aylsworth, 77, of Wadena, Iowa, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, August 16, 2016 at his home with his family at his side.

Tue
23
Aug

Verneil “Neil” Huggins

Neil was born on the Fourth of July, 1937, in the small town of Elkader, Iowa ,to parents Russell and Geneva. He was a patriot, proud of his country, an Eagle Scout and served four years in the Air Force. He always enjoyed his birthday, wearing his patriotic colors, and, of course, there had to be fireworks. Neil attended school in Elkader, played all the sports and made long-time relationships with his coach and teammates. From teenage years, he helped neighbors and friends and that continued until his passing. He was a kind, outgoing, compassionate person full of energy for every activity. He was a loving, devoted husband, great brother, uncle and friend.

Tue
23
Aug

Harold Ebel

Harold Kloehn Ebel, 94, of Moose Lake, MN died Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake following a stroke suffered on August 1 while playing golf at Moose Lake Country Club. 

Harold was born in Lidgerwood, ND on September 22, 1921, the second of six children born to Paul and Ella (Kloehn) Ebel. In 1923, his family moved to Moose Lake, where they operated a farm on Soldier Rd. Harold graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1939 and Hibbing Junior College in 1941. He enlisted for military service following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and he served fo rfour years in the US Navy, rising to the rank of Ensign. 

Tue
16
Aug

Art in the Park - Newcomer one of 50 featured artists


Monona photographer Amber Rodgers is one of 50 featured artists at Art in the Park.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A newcomer to Northeast Iowa is one of 50 artists featured at the Art in the Park festival, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21, in Founders Park, Elkader.

Tue
16
Aug

REZONING REQUEST GOES TO SUPERVISORS

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

Tue
16
Aug

Glen Gottschalk

Glen  L. Gottschalk, 69, of Burlington, died at 7:15 PM Monday, August 8, 2016, at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Born March 2, 1947, in Elkader, IA, he was the son of Elmer J. and Leona A. Gusta Gottschalk. On April 22, 1972, he married Deborah “Debbie”  Hayes in Maquoketa, IA. 

Glen was a manager for Kinney Shoes for over 20 years, worked in retail sales at JCPenney and prepared taxes at H&R Block.

Tue
16
Aug

Niane Meyer

Niane Meyer, age 64, of Tama, Iowa died Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016 at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco where friends may call from 10:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery, rural Cresco, Iowa.

Tue
09
Aug

Back from Africa - Hilgerson has life-altering trip


Central graduate and current Iowa State University student Shana Hilgerson is pictured with some pupils at Namasagali Primary School, Uganda, where Shana recently spent six weeks.

Editor’s note: In mid-June, we told you about 2015 Central High School graduate Shana Hilgerson who was part of an Iowa State University team headed to Uganda for six weeks. Shana, daughter of Scott and Suzy Hilgerson, returned July 23 and shared her thoughts on the trip

What are your overall impressions of Africa?

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