Clayton County Register

Wed
03
Dec

Duane Allen Barnhart

 

My name is Duane Allen Barnhart and this is my story.

On February 25, 1936, I was born on our family farm near Osterdock, IA, to my parents Clifford and Bertha (Knockleby) Barnhart. I joined my siblings Arthur (Norma), Paul (Wilma) and Donna (Laverne Aude).  Later we had a baby brother, Donald Dean, who died at birth.

Wed
26
Nov

Making a difference in Guatemala


Julie Zimmerman, left, and Elkader resident Sue Gnagy, right, are shown with the Mayan students they recently taught.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Even for someone experienced in mission work, teaching in the remote village of El Hato, Guatemala, was an eye-opening experience for Sue Gnagy.

Wed
26
Nov

Marvin Rodas

 

Marvin  F. Rodas, 86, of Elkader, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. He was born December 17, 1927, in Littleport to Fred and Edna (Winch) Rodas.

He graduated from Littleport High School.

On June 26, 1949, he was united in marriage to Jeanine Rhines at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Edgewood. Three children were born to this union.

Tue
18
Nov

Learning abour flight, robotics


Dereje Pollack and Keaton Klingman, Elkader, show the robot they’ve been working on.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

While their friends spent a recent in-service day at home, a small group of Elkader students were in the classroom preparing for a special competition that will be held this Saturday at Central Schools.

Tue
18
Nov

Charmion Petsche

 

Charmion Petsche 88, of Urbana, formerly of Fayette, passed to her eternal reward in heaven to join her baby daughter, Mary Ann, on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, IA.  

Charmion was born May 27, 1926, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, the fourth of 13 children born to Jack and Daisy (Farmer) Kellogg. She graduated from Garnavillo High School in May 1946. Charmion married Arthur Petsche at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA, on August 13, 1946. They had 14 children. Arthur died February 22, 1995. 

Tue
11
Nov

Former Central students return to NE Iowa to teach

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Luther College started its academic year with two Central High School graduates on its faculty. It’s unusual for a faculty Luther’s size to have two professors from the same small town, especially since the college draws applicants from all over the world.

The two former Warriors now teaching in Decorah are Elaine Bossard and Jill Wilson.

Tue
11
Nov

Business Spotlight: Volga Valley Convenience Store


Regina Weber is the manager of a convenience store in Volga City that serves as the town’s hub.

 

By Kim Hurley

Volga Correspondent

 

For the past 23 years, the hub-bub of Volga, Iowa has been found at the intersection of Domino Road (C2W) and Washington Street.  It’s the central station of the village where one can catch up on the latest news and town happenings over a cup of coffee or hot cocoa.  It’s where many residents and passers-by start their day.  It’s the Volga Valley Convenience Store (VVCS).

Tue
11
Nov

Shirley Grant

 

Shirley Joan Grant, 91, of Oelwein, formerly of Volga, passed on October 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein. Originally from Strawberry Point, she lived most of her life in Volga. Shirley was born to Check and Rose (Simek) Lang in Strawberry Point, Iowa, on April 28, 1923. The oldest of six children, she grew up and graduated high school in Strawberry Point. 

Tue
11
Nov

Ruth Fox


Ruth Fox

 

Ruth Marie (Oldfather) Fox, 85, died November 1, 2014, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s. She was born September 16, 1929, daughter of Glen and Beulah Oldfather of Volga, Iowa. Ruth attended Volga Schools and graduated from Volga High School in 1947. She attended Upper Iowa College for a teacher’s certificate and taught county school at Chase School in Clayton County.

Tue
11
Nov

Paul Kolz

 

 

Paul H. Kolz, 101, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014, at his residence in the Galena Stauss Nursing Home. He was surrounded by family and friends who loved him. 

Paul was born on March 31, 1913 in Antigo, Wisconsin. He was the first of four children born to Anna (Skarlupka) and Wenzel Kolz.  His father was from Vienna, Austria, and his mother was a first generation German American.  German was the primary language spoken in the household, and little Paul started school barely able to speak and understand English.

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