Clayton County Register

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.

Wed
08
Oct

Grace E-Free Welcomes New Pastor


Pastor James Perry, his wife, Gina, and their daughters Lydia and Faith have recently relocated to the Elkader area.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Pastor James Perry knew Elkader would be a good fit for him and his family from the moment he first visited here.

Wed
08
Oct

Scott Alan Whitford

 

Scott Alan Whitford, 53, passed away at his home in Gilbert, AZ on August 31, 2014 surrounded by his family. He fought a courageous battle with brain cancer following that diagnosis September 2012. There will be a memorial service at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19.

Wed
01
Oct

Janis Brown

 

Janis Colleen Brown, 82, of Elkader, entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, following many years of enduring health issues. She was born on the family farm, rural Elkader, on July 16, 1932, the oldest child, of Orvald E. and Iowa L. (Erickson) Larson. Janis was baptized and confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church.

Wed
01
Oct

Arleen Wolf

 

Arleen Louise Wolf, 102, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on May 20, 1912, in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Louise (Pupke) Muschewske. Arleen graduated with the class of 1929 from Guttenberg High School. She attended Elkader Junior College and then received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Arleen taught rural school in Elkport, Volga, Elkader, and Edgewood.

Wed
01
Oct

Students Learn Tough Lesson About College Costs


Central counselor Jane Metcalf works with Lucas Coonfare, Spencer Schlake and Sam McGreal on their college costs project.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

For a group of 13 Central eighth graders, the biggest shock this fall hasn’t been adjusting to a new schedule, demanding classes or mountains of homework. The biggest surprise has been the cost of a college education.

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