Clayton County Register

Tue
23
Sep

Simulators teach students about babies


Three Central students show how special dolls are used to simulate a baby that needs feeding, changing or cuddling. The students are, from left, Emily Wiedner, Grace Rodman and Morgan Jacobson.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It looks lifelike. Hold it in your arms and it has the weight and feel of an infant. The head flops unless supported. It cries, coos and makes realistic breathing sounds.

Tue
23
Sep

WELCOME BACK!


Jerry Gallagher

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If you think there’s something familiar about Channel 7’s new morning news anchor, you’re right. Jerry Gallagher is a Strawberry Point native whose family lived in Northeast Iowa for 25 years. His late mother, Anne, was a kindergarten teacher in town and his dad, Don, worked at Yoder Feeds before retiring in the late ‘80s. The Gallaghers had eight children; the five oldest graduated from Starmont High School. Jerry attended school there through junior high.

Tue
23
Sep

School Board votes on lunch fee policy

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Central School Board last week passed on first reading a policy they hope will take a bite out of delinquent lunch accounts. 

Tue
23
Sep

Erma Davis

 

Erma Davis, 95, of Volga, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, September 14, 2014.

Survivors include her two sisters, Eunice Brand and Elgene Howard from Central Iowa; three children, Paul (Helena) Davis of Volga, Jean Driver and Joyce (Ralph) Funkhouser; two grandchildren, Paula (Charles) Pedersen and Laura (William) Davidson, and great-grandchildren, Faith Pedersen and Linsey Davidson, all from Illinois.

Tue
16
Sep

Mary Ann Glesne


Mary Ann Glesne

 

Mary Ann Glesne, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to many passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  Mary Ann, the daughter of Alvin and Vivian (Orvis) Larson, was born May 2, 1928 in St. Olaf, IA. She graduated from Monona High School in 1946.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State Teachers College in 1949 and her Master’s Degree from Northern Illinois. 

Mary Ann was united in marriage with Edmund Lee Glesne on May 29, 1949, at the Norway Lutheran Church in St. Olaf, IA. Four children, Mark, Reed, Linda, and John, were born to this union.

Tue
16
Sep

Lloyd Breitsprecher

 

Lloyd L. Breitsprecher, 85, of Onalaska and formerly of Merrill, WI, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.

He was born March 12, 1929, in Farmersburg, Iowa, to Louis and Alice (Strien) Breitsprecher. Lloyd attended and graduated from high school in Farmersburg, Iowa. He then attended the University of Dubuque where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications.

Tue
16
Sep

Audrey Palmquist Aga

 

Audrey Louise Palmquist Aga passed away on September 9, 2014, at the Jones Harrison Assisted Living facility after a stroke. She was a music teacher, choir director, pianist, and church organist. It is difficult to calculate the number of lives she touched through music.

Tue
16
Sep

Zapfs: Hands-on owners for 37 years


Mike and Joni Zapf have owned the Pronto convenience store in Elkader for 37 years.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Mike and Joni Zapf had been running Zapf’s DX on the corner of 1st and Mulberry Streets in Elkader for six years when they were approached to turn their business into a Pronto convenience store. It didn’t take long for them to decide to go ahead with the venture, and on July 23, 1983, the doors of Zapf’s Pronto officially opened.

Tue
16
Sep

Central families eligible for lunch refunds

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A number of Central families could benefit from the recent settlement of a class action lawsuit against Martin Brothers, a Cedar Falls-based distributor that provides food items to the school lunch program.

Tue
09
Sep

Steven Lau


Steven Lau

 

Steven Lee Lau, 66, of Manchester, IA, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at his home. He was born on August 6, 1948, in Guttenberg to Merrill and Adele Lau. Steve grew up in Guttenberg and graduated from the Guttenberg High School with the class of 1966. While in school, Steve was an excellent athlete. He is responsible for many high school records. He played for many area baseball and softball teams, and played in the city basketball league for many years.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army as a medic in Vietnam.

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