Clayton County Register

Wed
08
Oct

Grace E-Free Welcomes New Pastor


Pastor James Perry, his wife, Gina, and their daughters Lydia and Faith have recently relocated to the Elkader area.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Pastor James Perry knew Elkader would be a good fit for him and his family from the moment he first visited here.

Wed
08
Oct

Scott Alan Whitford

 

Scott Alan Whitford, 53, passed away at his home in Gilbert, AZ on August 31, 2014 surrounded by his family. He fought a courageous battle with brain cancer following that diagnosis September 2012. There will be a memorial service at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19.

Wed
01
Oct

Janis Brown

 

Janis Colleen Brown, 82, of Elkader, entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, following many years of enduring health issues. She was born on the family farm, rural Elkader, on July 16, 1932, the oldest child, of Orvald E. and Iowa L. (Erickson) Larson. Janis was baptized and confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church.

Wed
01
Oct

Arleen Wolf

 

Arleen Louise Wolf, 102, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on May 20, 1912, in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Louise (Pupke) Muschewske. Arleen graduated with the class of 1929 from Guttenberg High School. She attended Elkader Junior College and then received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Arleen taught rural school in Elkport, Volga, Elkader, and Edgewood.

Wed
01
Oct

Students Learn Tough Lesson About College Costs


Central counselor Jane Metcalf works with Lucas Coonfare, Spencer Schlake and Sam McGreal on their college costs project.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

For a group of 13 Central eighth graders, the biggest shock this fall hasn’t been adjusting to a new schedule, demanding classes or mountains of homework. The biggest surprise has been the cost of a college education.

Wed
01
Oct

Take Cover!


Rob and Mary Sass, center, were honored for environmental leadership by Chuck Kipp, Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Governor Terry Branstad and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Every picture tells a story and the one that Rob Sass shares says volumes about his decision to use cover crops to conserve soil. Sass points to an obvious line of demarcation between his field, which is green with cover crops, and a neighbor’s land, which is bare and brown.

Tue
23
Sep

Simulators teach students about babies


Three Central students show how special dolls are used to simulate a baby that needs feeding, changing or cuddling. The students are, from left, Emily Wiedner, Grace Rodman and Morgan Jacobson.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It looks lifelike. Hold it in your arms and it has the weight and feel of an infant. The head flops unless supported. It cries, coos and makes realistic breathing sounds.

Tue
23
Sep

WELCOME BACK!


Jerry Gallagher

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If you think there’s something familiar about Channel 7’s new morning news anchor, you’re right. Jerry Gallagher is a Strawberry Point native whose family lived in Northeast Iowa for 25 years. His late mother, Anne, was a kindergarten teacher in town and his dad, Don, worked at Yoder Feeds before retiring in the late ‘80s. The Gallaghers had eight children; the five oldest graduated from Starmont High School. Jerry attended school there through junior high.

Tue
23
Sep

School Board votes on lunch fee policy

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Central School Board last week passed on first reading a policy they hope will take a bite out of delinquent lunch accounts. 

Tue
23
Sep

Erma Davis

 

Erma Davis, 95, of Volga, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, September 14, 2014.

Survivors include her two sisters, Eunice Brand and Elgene Howard from Central Iowa; three children, Paul (Helena) Davis of Volga, Jean Driver and Joyce (Ralph) Funkhouser; two grandchildren, Paula (Charles) Pedersen and Laura (William) Davidson, and great-grandchildren, Faith Pedersen and Linsey Davidson, all from Illinois.

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