Clayton County Register

Tue
24
Mar

A day in the life: Representative relishes new role

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Editor’s note: This is the second in a new “day in the life of” series. We launched the series in February with Representative Patti Ruff who shared a specific day with readers. Today, Representative Darrel Branhagen takes a broader look at his time.

Tue
24
Mar

FAMILY AFFAIR

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The day-to-day operation of Drew’s Sports Bar & Grille is definitely a family affair.  Owner Andrew “Drew” Armstrong, his wife, Kara, sister, Chelsea, and mother, Annie, all work at the popular bar and restaurant, located at 203 South Main Street in Elkader.

Tue
24
Mar

Harold “Shorty” Matt

 

Lifetime resident of the Elkader area, Harold Edward Matt, fondly known as “Shorty”, died at the age of 90 with amazing grace on March 21 at the Mercy Medical Center in West Des Moines after a battle with leukemia.  He was born November 24, 1924 in the rural St. Olaf, Iowa to Leo and Rose (Gebhart) Matt.  He attended the Garnavillo St. Joseph’s Catholic School through tenth grade school and graduated from the Garnavillo High School in 1942.  

Wed
18
Mar

Senator Ernst addresses ag issues


During the 2014 campaign season, Joni Ernst traveled to all 99 Iowa counties as part of her “Iowa Knows Best” tour, talking to dozens of farmers during her stops.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

When plans were being made for our annual Farm and Field special section, I contacted U.S. Senator Joni Ernst through her press office with a list of ag-related questions. I’m pleased to share her answers here instead of the special section. Our Farm and Field section is inserted in this week’s Trader. Copies are also available at the Register office.
 

Register: The Iowa Legislature just passed legislation to help with revenue for needed road and bridge repairs in rural Iowa. Do you see any additional federal funding help coming as well?
 

Tue
17
Mar

BLOOD DRIVE

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A few years ago, blood donations nationwide were so low that serious shortages were predicted. While the supply is steadier today, donating blood remains an important cause, which is one of the reasons that Central students are backing a local blood donation effort.

Tue
17
Mar

Lorenz Landt

 

Lorenz Herman Landt, 88, of Luana, Iowa died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center, Postville, Iowa. Lorenz was born on the family farm in Luana on July 9, 1926 to Herman Henry and Alvina Anna (Mueller) Landt. He was baptized on October 27, 1926, and confirmed on March 29, 1942, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa. Lorenz received his education at Luana Consolidated School.

Tue
10
Mar

School upgrades, $6 million needed for improvements


Central superintendent and elementary principal Nick Trenkamp stands between two aging boilers that need to be replaced soon.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register editor

A $6 million bond referendum for improvements to the Central School building could go before voters as early as June 30. If it passes, work at the school could start in 2016 with completion of the project following in about 36 months.

Tue
10
Mar

VOLUNTEERS TO THE RESCUE!

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

How many leprechauns does it take to plan a St. Patrick’s Day celebration?

For Jean Marie Hall, who heads Elkader’s annual March 17th festivities, the answer is “as many as I can get!”

Tue
10
Mar

Ilaverne Breitsprecher

 

Ilaverne A. Breitsprecher, 89, of Onalaska, WI and formerly of Merrill, WI, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born August 12, 1925, in Froelich, IA to Arthur and Anna (Hamann) Seeland. Ila attended and graduated from Monona High School, Monona, IA. She then attended business college in Davenport, IA, graduating with an associate’s degree.  On April 12, 1951, Ila married Lloyd Breitsprecher in Monona, IA, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage this last April. On September 9, 2014, Lloyd preceded Ila in death.  

Tue
10
Mar

Vera Rahmiller

 

 

Vera Oldfather Rahmiller, 101, of Gladstone, Missouri (formerly of Volga, Iowa), died Friday, January 23, 2015.

A Celebration of Life Service for Vera Rahmiller will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Volga United Methodist Church. A private internment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Volga, Iowa.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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