Clayton County Register

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28
Jul

WarEagles end season with fun night, awards

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central baseball team held their season-ending “Amazing/Fun Night.” Three contests were held.  

Kohle Helle won the Outfield Golden Arm Contest.  Jace Moore won the Infield Golden Arm competition. Austin Helle won the bunt contest.  

A fun scrimmage was played and a team made up of the seniors/8th graders beat the freshmen/junior team by a socre of 4-3. 

Mon
28
Jul

Couple honored for self-sufficiency


A national magazine has named Leslie and Andy Gibbons, Elkport, 2014 Homesteaders of the Year. Photo by Michelle Gifford

 

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

In a newspaper article written nearly 25 years ago, Leslie and Andy Gibbons were described as modern-day pioneers for their decision to leave suburbia for a new life in the country. Their commitment to that decision and the hard work they’ve done to achieve their dream has earned them a new title: 2014 Homesteaders of the Year.

Mon
14
Jul

WarEagles’ season ends

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central WarEagles finished the regular season with a busy week, wrapping a Conference Runner-Up finish and winning their District Opener.

Clayton Ridge/Central 4, Sumner-Fred 3

Mon
14
Jul

Young patrons get own computer


Jamison Feickert, 5, son of Trevor and Brandy Feickert, Elkader, and Garrett Burns, 6, son of Jeramey and Dana Burns, Elkader, take turns on a new computer at the Elkader Public Library. Register photo by Pam Reinig

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A recent, popular addition to the Elkader Public Library isn’t a best-selling novel. It’s a computer. Specifically, it’s a computer for tots. With its big screen, large keyboard and over-sized keys, it’s perfect for young users. According to Library Director Lisa Wilke Pope, it’s also been a big hit with older children.

Mon
07
Jul

Good week for WarEagles


WarEagles Coach Dan Berns walks out for a quick conversation with Derek Ehrhardt, left, and Jace Moore.

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central WarEagles picked up doubleheader sweeps of Starmont and Ed-Co last week.

Clayton Ridge/Central 12, Starmont 1(6)

Mon
07
Jul

Bike the U.S. team rolls back into Elkader


Catherine Hafdahl, Duluth, MN, was one of 19 cyclists who passed through Elkader last week as part of Bike the U.S. for MS. The group’s support crew included intern Young Jeong, Fairfax, VA, center, and Duncan Moore, Berkley, CA, team leader.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Nineteen road-weary bicyclists ranging in age from 18 to 74 wheeled into Elkader last week for an overnight stay before continuing on their 4,400-mile fund-raising journey.

Mon
07
Jul

Quintet hits right notes with players


Members of the National Brass are, from left: Doyce Huebsch, trombone; Kurt Kuenzel, French horn; Jim Klosterboer, tuba; Bob Meyer, trumpet; and Steve McCorkindale, trumpet.

By Kim Hurley, Volga Correspondent

 

What do Steve McCorkindale, Jim Klosterboer, Doyce Huebsch, Kurt Kuenzel, and Bob Meyer have in common? All these five men not only share a love of playing music, but they also comprise the National Brass Quintet.  Not the National Symphony of the U.S. Capitol.  Rather, a brass quintet based out of Clayton County where they all live.

Mon
30
Jun

Central girls have a long week


Central’s Darci Eberhardt tries to score in a tournament in Decorah last Saturday. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

On June 23rd the team traveled to Jackson Junction to face Turkey Valley for a conference varsity double header. Central lost the first game, 4-2.  Ashley Funk was the starting pitcher on the mound and took the loss.  Gabrielle Lenth made an appearance and Lexi Funk finished out the game.

Mon
30
Jun

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 

Mon
30
Jun

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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