Clayton County Register

Tue
19
Jan

Katherine McCormick

Katherine Marie McCormick, 100, of Elkader, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. Katherine was born on August 25, 1915, in Manchester, to Arthur Sr. and Effie (Boots) Kramer.

Her early years were spent with her parents and brother, Arthur Kramer, homesteading in Colorado. The Kramer family returned to Iowa, eventually settling in Elkader. Katherine married Cecil Moyna in 1932. They raised four children, Patricia, John, Jerry and Michael. Katherine was very proud of the family business they created, C.J. Moyna and Sons, which continues to prosper today.

Tue
19
Jan

Wayne Baumgartner

Wayne E. Baumgartner, 84, of rural St. Olaf, died suddenly on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at his home. He was born February 27, 1931, at home on the family farm, rural West Union, to Elmer and Gladys (Olson) Baumgartner. He attended country school through the eighth grade, and then farmed with his parents for a time.

Tue
12
Jan

County Auditor Update - Safe for now but removal is “looming”


Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag, left, confers with his attorney Peter Riley, Cedar Rapids, during an October meeting called by the Board of Supervisors to review Freitag’s job performance.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance writer

His position is safe for the time being but Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag could still be removed from office if his job performance does not improve significantly in several key areas.

Tue
12
Jan

PARK OFFICIAL PLEADS GUILTY

A retired National Park Service official has pled guilty to removing ancient Native American remains and keeping them hidden in his garage for more than two decades. 

Tue
12
Jan

John Wagner

John Wagner, 74, of Elkader, passed away January 10, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque after an extended illness.

John was born June 20, 1941 and raised on a farm outside of Elkader where he enjoyed his many pets, raising cattle and crops. John also had a passion for working on machinery, especially older John Deere two-cylinder tractors. Until very recently, John still enjoyed visiting the farm where he was born and raised on his afternoon outings from the Elkader Care Center.  

Tue
05
Jan

Trending in 2016 - Coloring books for adults are still hot

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

2016 just might be the year when high-tech meets high-touch, judging from forecasted trends.

Tue
05
Jan

MEYER IS LEAVING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE


Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer is leaving for a position in Dubuque County.

This 60th edition of “Justice For All” was written by Assistant Clayton County Attorney Ry Meyer. 

It has been my pleasure to serve you as Assistant Clayton County Attorney for the past two years. I am moving to a new position in the Dubuque County Attorney’s Office where I have been hired to prosecute sex crimes. Before I go, I would like to recognize the excellent people of Clayton County in general, and certain specific organizations and people. 

Tue
05
Jan

Vincent Kraus

Vincent Valentine Kraus, 79, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away peacefully at home on December 29, 2015. 

Vince, affectionately known as “Pop,” was born to Sirus and Millie Kraus in Volga, Iowa on February 14, 1936. He served in the United States Marine Corps (Korean War) from 1953-1958, the United States Navy from 1958-1962, and the Air National Guard of Florida from 1965-1967.

Mon
04
Jan

Caroline I. Schmidt

 

Caroline I. Schmidt, 90, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born July 8, 1925 in Boscobel, WI the daughter of Robert and Anna (Heller) Flansburgh. She married Vincent Schmidt on Feb. 27, 1946 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed in rural Prairie du Chien. Vince preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1972. Caroline worked out of her home babysitting and later as a nurse’s aide for the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. She was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Church. 

Tue
29
Dec

Looking back - Top local news stories of 2015


One of the top local news stories of 2015 was the first-place finish at the state cross country meet for Coach Mark Bauder and the Central girls’ cross country team. Pictured at left are, front row (l-r), Ciera Deitchler, Desi Weber, Ashley Funk, Ellie Kuehl and Cassie Larson; and back row (l-r), Coach Bauder, Emily Asche, Anna Tuecke, Haley Schroeder and Hannah Kuehl. Also in sports news was another perfect season of regular play for Central’s football team.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

News organizations across the U.S. have already compiled their lists of “top news stories for 2016” and, for the most part, tragedies like terrorist attacks, mass shootings, climate change and Europe’s immigrant crisis top their lists. Much closer to home, however, the news was decidedly more upbeat with a state high school cross-country championship and a successful first-ever Art in the Park event.

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