Clayton County Register

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.

Tue
02
Sep

Potter, painter join Elkader art community

 

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Northeast Iowa’s growing art community recently expanded to embrace a potter, Linda Sue Sulzdorf, and a painter/photographer, Jillian Webb Herrmann.

Tue
26
Aug

Verna Strampe

 

Verna Maxine Strampe, 91, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Mrs. Strampe was born in Aurelia, Iowa, on October 28, 1922, to Frank and Lillian Herr Stewart. She attended elementary and high school in Alta, Iowa, and received a BA degree in Education from Buena Vista University. She served with the United States Marine Corp during World War II, and taught school in Iowa for 35 years.  

Tue
26
Aug

Mary Connors

 

Mary Margaret (Dunn) Conners Larkin died peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2014. She was born on August 28, 1926 to Josephine & Peter Dunn in Elkader, Iowa. She had one brother, Bishop Francis Dunn who preceded her in death. 

Mary shared 36 wonderful years with her husband Robert Conners, until he passed away in 1986. She married Dr. Charles Larkin in 1991 and has shared the last 23 years happily with him.

Tue
26
Aug

Marlene Graves

 

Funeral services for Marlene Graves, 74, were held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Jackson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was at Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Tue
26
Aug

Elizabeth Monks

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Monks, of Elkader Iowa, 97 years of age, beloved mother and grandmother, died of congestive heart failure on August 20, 2014, at the Kavanagh House, Des Moines, Iowa. She was also known to many in Elkader as “Sis.”

Tue
26
Aug

Unpaid lunch bills causing problems


School districts locally and nationwide are dealing with the growing problem of unpaid school lunch accounts.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Starting the school year with many lunch accounts in the red has become increasingly common in recent years, according to the School Nutrition Association. The local picture isn’t as bleak as it is in some parts of the Midwest like Madison, WI, where the district is burdened with nearly $100,000 in unpaid fees. But it is still a growing problem in Northeast Iowa.

Tue
19
Aug

Changes in store for truck cruise

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

“Powerful trucks, an old opera house, and a small town that lives for August 29 – 31!”’

This is the catch-all phrase for the sixth annual Volga City Truck Cruise (VCTC).

Tue
19
Aug

Patricia Matt obituary

 

Lifetime resident of Elkader, Patricia Ann (Hyde) Matt, 80 died peacefully on August 5 at the Elkader Care Center after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born November 1, 1933 in Elkader to LeRoy and Elsie (Perry) Hyde. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School through grade school and graduated from the Elkader Public School in 1952. She was a second-generation drummer in the high school band.

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