Clayton County Register

Tue
28
Jun

Gold Star Mothers Sharing stories of fallen heroes


Linda Jenkin Costanzo, who has written a book about Gold Star Mothers, will be part of the week-long celebration of the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall. The wall will be in National June 29-July 5.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

As part of the “Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans tribute, which will take place at the Clayton County Fairgrounds at National from June 30-July 5, author Linda Jenkin Costanzo will speak at a 2 p.m. ceremony July 2.

Tue
28
Jun

REMEMBERING LOUIE


The late Louis Zittgruen was one of nine Clayton County sons killed in action during the Vietnam War.

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times

 

Tue
28
Jun

Melvin Leo Matt

Melvin Leo Matt, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, IA. He was born on July 25, 1930, on the Matt family farm near St. Olaf to Leo and Rose Matt. 

Melvin attended grade school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Garnavillo and then attended and graduated from the Monona Public High School in 1948. After high school, Melvin served his country proudly with the United States Air Force 55th Strategic Recon Squadron from 1951 till he received his honorable discharge in 1955. On November 23, 1957, Melvin was united in marriage with Ruby Barron at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Tue
28
Jun

Marty Krambeer January 1, 1963 to May 26, 2016

Please join the family in honoring and celebrating the life of Marty Krambeer. Come share your memories; dress is casual. 

There will be a private family gathering from 2-3 p.m. followed by Celebration of Life with family and friends from 3-5 p.m.

When: Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.

Where:  Bootleggers, 36835 Noble Road, Millville, IA  52052 Five miles south of Guttenberg on US 52.

Tue
21
Jun

Wilder’s Doll Exhibit - Volunteers spend 2,000 hours on display


Mary Wikert, Cedar Falls, chairs a group that invested 2,000 volunteer hours in the Wilder Museum doll exhibit.

Dolls are arranged in vignettes that include copies of historical photos from the time the dolls were manufactured.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A few years ago when the economy was down and travel costs were up, the concept of “staycations” was launched to encourage close-to-home getaways. A side benefit of the concept was discovering or re-discovering “backyard gems.” 

Tue
21
Jun

THERE’S A NEW GAME IN TOWN

By Kenny Slocum

Clayton County Naturalist

 

In a previous life, I had a limited understanding of Iowa’s fascinating ecology. Mostly, my “identification” skills were limited to plants that stung or itched—and various scars would indicate my skills were lacking. Occasionally, I could recognize a delicious berry—a mulberry or blackberry if the timing was right—but generally I observed the wisdom of my mother who insisted I avoid putting unidentified things in my mouth.

Tue
21
Jun

Shirley Taylor

Shirley L. Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully at her home of 49 years in Clive, IA on June 14, 2016. 

The family received visitors from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. the same day followed by a reception and luncheon. A private interment will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens.

Shirley was born December 5, 1930, in Volga, Iowa to Sidney and Grace White. She married Paul Taylor of Volga in 1951. Shirley and Paul were blessed with four children.

Tue
14
Jun

Off to Africa - Central graduate leads water project


2015 Central graduate Shana Hilgerson, far right, is part of a team of Iowa State University spending six weeks in Uganda doing projects ranging from school gardens to water management.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

While her many of classmates at Iowa State University returned home for summer jobs, Shana Hilgerson went a bit farther—8,000 miles farther.

Tue
14
Jun

“SAY NO FOR NOW”

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

The topic of frac sand mining in Clayton County drew yet another impassioned crowd for a June 6 meeting of the Say No For Now group at the Garnavillo Community Center. About 50 people, some from within Clayton County and some from other areas, heard from group leaders and shared their own opinions. 

Tue
14
Jun

Dorothy Zapf

Dorothy J. Zapf, 96, of Littleport, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.

Dorothy was born February 29, 1920, in Alden, Iowa, to Wayne and Cecile Hunter. She graduated from the University of Iowa as a Registered Nurse in 1941. She married Lowell (Soapy) Zapf in Littleport in 1941.

Dorothy had an insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge. She loved to read and discuss world and local events. 

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