Clayton County Register

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.

Wed
15
Oct

Cashing in on a good year!

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

When the Central Warriors score a touchdown, they’re doing more than putting points on the scoreboard. They’re also earning cash for the school’s two booster clubs.

Wed
15
Oct

Business Spotlight: Gene's Place


Judy and Gene Vigen have operated Gene’s Place on Main Street since 1993.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
08
Oct

Church Makes Nearly 700 Pies


Mary Lee Witt and Jerry Schlawin chopped apples. More than 26 bushels were peeled, cored and chopped to fill orders for nearly 700 pies.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Here are two sure signs that autumn has come to Northeast Iowa. First, the color palette of the landscape has changed from green to brilliant red, orange and yellow. And second, apple pies have been made at First Congregational Church, Elkader—lots of pies...nearly 700 of them.

Wed
08
Oct

Voters Get To Meet Candidates


Jon Neiderbach (D), a candidate for state auditor, introduces himself to voters who attended a forum sponsored by the Volga Study Club. Also pictured are, left to right, Patti Ruff, Joleen Jansen, Gary Bowden, Ron McCartney, Lowell Engle and Tom Crandall, moderator.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Volga Study Club last week hosted a candidates’ forum to give the public an opportunity to meet the people running for local and state offices. The group has been hosting forums for 20 years. This year’s event was impressive for both the number of people who attended—about 75—as well as the presence of candidates in non-contested races.

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