Clayton County Register

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Family coping with rare disease


Sam and Andy Fangman are shown with their 11-month-old daughter, Josie, who suffers from a rare disease that severely restricts the kinds of foods she can eat without serious side effect. Currently, all she can process is applesauce, carrots and beef.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

It’s a rare disease but for parents with children who have FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome) it’s a harrowing roller coaster ride that can take their child from their home to the emergency room at any time. Samantha (Sam) and Andy Fangman are one such couple. Their 11 month-old daughter, Josie, was diagnosed 

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30
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Two plots in need of volunteers


Jane Metcalf and Shannon Durbin weed the Central School garden. They are looking for volunteers to help them. Register photo by Pam Reinig

 

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

The organizers of two community gardens want to share the fruits—and vegetables—of their labors with others, as long as “others” are willing to share in the work.

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25
Jun

Central girls go 3-3 for the week


Gabbie Lenth, top photo, is safe at home and Grace Rodman makes a play at home in games at Oelwein. Photos by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

On June 16th, the Central girls hosted Postville for a conference varsity double header. In the first game, the Warriors scored four runs and never looked back.  Central won the game with a score of 6-2.

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Ruth Engelhardt Strathman

 

Ruth Clarice Engelhardt Strathman, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday June 16, 2014. Services were Saturday, June 21, at 10 at 1st Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. A visitation was held on Friday, June 20, from 4-7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

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25
Jun

No major damage in Elkader from flash flooding

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader firefighters and a handful of local residents spent the waning hours of Thursday evening filling and stacking 1,500 sandbags along the riverfront at lower Main Street. For some, it was a sad case of deja vu: They worked in the same spot six years ago building a wall to hold back the rising Turkey River.

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25
Jun

Elkader projects near completion


A kayaker tests his skills in the “Gobbler,” which is part of the Elkader whitewater feature.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

It’s been six years—almost to the day—since a 27-foot wall of water from the Turkey River surged over the southern end of Main Street, flooding several Elkader businesses, destroying dozens of private homes and changing forever the way the area looks and is used.

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16
Jun

Margie Emma Reinert

 

Margie Emma Reinert, 82, of Edgewood, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on January 12, 1932, in Greeley, the daughter of Ben and Maggie (Klosterman) Funke.  Margie was raised and educated in Greeley.

On January 19, 1954, Margie was united in marriage to John Reinert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Greeley. They farmed southwest of Edgewood until they moved to farm in Littleport.  In 1977, after JOhn’s death, she moved to Elkader where she was employed by Theis Clothing for 10 years and was a supervisor for 14 years at Rise, Ltd.

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16
Jun

Leslie “Les” Roys

 

Leslie J. “Les” Roys, 77, of Oregon passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on April 27, 1937, in Volga, Iowa, the son of Dale and Florence (Dorher) Roys.

Les married Mary Durbin on July 12, 1958, in San Diego, CA. He attended high school in Iowa, and then Miami University of Ohio. Les served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 until 1975, and was a member of People’s United Methodist Church. He was a supervisor at Wisco Industries for 25 years and at Dorn True Value Hardware in Oregon for several years.

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Clyde L. Kramer

 

Clyde L. Kramer, 76, of Bella Vista, AR passed away on June 3rd at his home. He was born on March 9, 1938, to the late Milton M. Kramer and Anna Mae H. Kramer in Elkader, IA.

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16
Jun

Busy week for WarEagles baseball


The WarEagles won the East Buchanan tournament on June 14. Members of the team are, front row, left to right: Colten Connelly, Colin Connelly Trey Roehlk, Jared Gerner, Austin Helle and Sumner Smith; and back row, left to right: Kohle Helle, Corey Broxson, Nick Sylvester, Jace Moore, Derek Ehrhardt and Gibson Berns

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central WarEagles swept four conference games, split a non-confrence two with North Fayette/Valley (NFV) and won the East Buchanan Tourney in a busy week.

WarEagles 9, Postville 1

Colin Connelly tossed a five-hitter and did not allow an earned run in the opening win.  Dylan Preston had three hits and drove in four runs.  Colin and Corey Broxson had two hits each.  Derek Ehrhardt scored three times.  Colin Connelly also scored twice.

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