Clayton County Register

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.

Tue
09
Sep

Donald Elvers


Donald Elvers

 

Donald Elvers, 83, of rural Elkader, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Donald Dean Elvers was born on July 19, 1931, near Littleport, IA to Otto and Marie Dohrer Elvers. He was baptized at Hope Lutheran Church in Littleport and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran church in Elkport. Don farmed with his father in early life and was educated in a one-room country school through eighth grade. He graduated from Postville High School in 1949. 

In January of 1955, he was married to Ervey Engelhardt at St. Paul Lutheran church in Postville. She passed away in August of 1990. No children were born to this union. 

Tue
09
Sep

Ilo Rodenberg


Ilo Rodenberg

 

Ilo Anna (Nuehring) Rodenberg, 90, of Garnavillo, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born the daughter of the Verni and Louise (Geuder) Nuehring, on September 11, 1923, near Guttenberg.

Ilo received her education from the Jolly Ridge Country School, and worked various jobs before becoming a school cook for the Garnavillo Community School. She was very active in the St. Peter Lutheran Church, singing in the choir, quilting for Lutheran relief, and also was head of the meal site, president of Senior Citizen and Red Cross Blood Mobil Coordinator for many years. 

Tue
09
Sep

Lyla Quick

 

Lyla D. Quick, 71, former resident of Elkader died at her home in Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday September 2, 2014. She was born February 4, 1943, the only child of Lela and Lyle Boham. 

Lyla graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1962 and married Thomas G. Quick in Galena, IL on January 12, 1970.

Tom died on March 29, 2008.

Tue
09
Sep

Most Points Scored Since 2005

 

Central of Elkader put 94 points on the home scoreboard Friday. That’s an eye-popping change from past outcomes. The team used to be known for losing big—it compiled win-less streaks of 20 and 19 games since the early 1990s.

Tue
09
Sep

Th Sound of Music


Betty Buchholz, president of the Elkader Historical Society, is shown with an Edison phonograph in the music room at the Carter House Museum.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Elkader Historical Society recently received some information about an acquisition that’s music to their ears: a phonograph, given several years ago to the Carter House Museum by the late Clark Costigan and his wife, Marge, is more unique than they originally thought.

Tue
02
Sep

Driven to help

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Two local men give credit to a common friend for their retirement careers.

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