Clayton County Register

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Boost for education programs


Clayton Ridge sixth graders learned about natural history, as well as Iowa history, on a Clayton County Conservation Board field trip to the Motor Mill Historic Site. Photos by Brian Gibbs

 

By Larry Stone, Freelance Writer

 

An innovative endowment has become an investment in the future success of the Clayton County Conservation Board’s award-winning naturalist programs.

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10
Mar

“Unbelievable” season for JV girls’ basketball


Central’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team had an unbelievable season, finishing 14 and 4. Pictured above are, front row, left to right: Abby Gifford, Hannah Kuehl, Savannah Wall, Alyssa Barker, Ashley Funk, Megan Nemechek, Emily Asche and Rachel Berg; and back row, left to right: Coach Brooke Hudson, Katja Graner, Morgan Jacobson, Angelelique Omarrah-Bracone, Carissa Moyna, Anna Tuecke, and Coach Mark Wiley. Photo provided by Blaker Photography

 

The JV girls’ basketball season has come to an end for the Central Warriors. They ended their season with a winning record of 14 wins and four losses. The team included four freshmen (Alyssa Barker, Ashley Funk, Morgan Jacobson and Megan Nemechek), and seven sophomores (Emily Asche, Rachel Berg, Abby Gifford, Hannah Kuehl, Carissa Moyna and Anna Tuecke). Foreign exchange student Katja Graner also played on the team.

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10
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Barbara Kurth Christianson

 

Barbara L. (Kurth) Christianson, age 82, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on September 30, 1931, in rural Farmersburg to Lester and Esther (Klieforth) Kurth. 

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10
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Betty Jane Garaghty

 

Betty Jane Garaghty, 83, of Elkader, died, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born September  8, 1930, in Guttenberg, to Jack and Frances (Wolter) Mahowald. Jane graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Guttenberg.

She was united in marriage to John Garaghty on April 17, 1956, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Five children were born to this union. Jane raised her family on the family farm for many years and later moved into Elkader.

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10
Mar

County, city could be over budget


Clayton County and Elkader crews have had a busy winter keeping up with snow removal.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

This winter seems to be dragging on forever, and it is having an effect on the Clayton County Secondary Roads Department. County Engineer Rafe Koopman said he budgeted $500,000 for snow and ice removal for the winter.

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03
Mar

Girls raise $$ with bracelets


Above: Delaney Scherf, left, Ashlyn Scherf, Kennedy Beck and Grace Kuehl raised nearly $90 for cancer research with their handmade plastic bracelets, which they model in the photo below.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

Four Central elementary students have turned the latest kids’ craze into a fund-raiser for cancer research. They’re creating and selling colorful, stretchy bracelets made from small rainbow-hued plastic loops. The proceeds are being donated to Clayton County Relay for Life, a local fund-raising effort for the American Cancer Society.

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03
Mar

Wrestling team hopes to build off 2013-2014 season


Wrestling returned to Central this year. Members of the team are: front row, left to right: Aaron Hoth, Tom Shirbroun, Ted Hilgerson, Simon Koehn and Trevor Moser; back row, left to right: Ethan Grant, Justin Cummer, Marcus Siegwarth, Kennie Orr, and Head Coach Isaac Frieden. Not pictured: Kory Doeppke and Bailie Koehn and Josie Fettkether. Photo courtesy of Blaker Photography

By Gary Siegwarth, Freelance Writer

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Jeffery Lynn Frieden

 

Jeffery Lynn Frieden, 53, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Elkader, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was born on August 16, 1960, at the Postville Hospital to Milo and Marilyn (DeWitte) Frieden of Elgin, Iowa. Jeff graduated from Valley of Elgin High School, Elgin, Iowa in 1978.  Jeff attended Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the auto mechanics program.

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Arthur George Maier

 

Arthur George Maier, 94, of Elkader, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born November 1, 1919, near Elkport to Emil and Anna (Schaub) Maier. He attended Volga Twp. #7 School.

Art spent his entire life in the area helping on the home farm, as well as working with area farmers. He enjoyed woodworking, and especially loved his bees. He was the caretaker of the Union Cemetery for nearly 50 years, and also Sacred Heart Cemetery near Littleport for a time. Art kept the fire burning in the Hope Lutheran Church furnace for many years including cutting the wood.

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24
Feb

Five area wrestlers go to state; two return with medals

 

By Gary Siegwarth

Freelance Writer

 

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