Clayton County Register

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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.

Wed
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.

Wed
25
Jun

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. 

Wed
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.

Wed
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.

Mon
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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