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Tue
20
Dec

All I Want for Christmas. . . Second, third graders share wishes

For several years, the Register’s holiday tradition has been to share letters to Santa written by Central students. This year, students in the three combined second/third grade classes participated. Their letters are published here just as we received them. We made no attempt to edit, correct or censor.

We hope you enjoy these letters as much as we did. Many thanks to the students and their teachers for continuing this tradition,

Mrs. Duff’s class

Tue
20
Dec

Irving Ringdahl

Irving Clayton Ringdahl, 92, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2016 at McKee Hospital in Loveland, CO. He was born in McVille, North Dakota on March 7, 1924. The oldest of Dorothy and Henry Ringdahl’s 10 children, from an early age he was known to be hard-working, kind, patient, humble, and a gifted learner. Growing up on his family’s farm during the Great Depression, Irving always said he felt lucky because sleeping on a cot in the hall made him feel “as if I had a room all to myself.” 

Tue
20
Dec

Jon A. Burlingame

A longtime Prairie du Chien businessman, Jon A. Burlingame, 75, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien.  He was born July 3, 1941 in Elkader, IA the son of Edward and Blanche (Bailey) Burlingame.  He married Carol Nelson on December 21, 1963 in Lincoln, NE.  Jon served in the US Air Force from 1963 until 1967.  

Jon was a talented musician who owned and operated the Main Entrance in Prairie du Chien for 27 years.  He enjoyed giving budding musicians a chance to play at his establishment.  

Tue
13
Dec

Roger Thomas retires “It’s been a good ride but time to go”


The Thomases shared their retirement party with a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Main Street program.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Certificates, letters and photos have been stripped from his office walls and his desktop has lost its characteristic clutter as Roger Thomas completes the process of sorting through, tossing out and packing up the accumulated trappings of 10 years as Main Street and Elkader Economic Development Director.

Tue
13
Dec

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson, 91, of Elkader, died Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born in Ayrshire, Iowa, January 7, 1925, to Hilda (Kuehl) and Dr. William Dohrer. Yvonne was baptized at Friedens Evangelical Church in Elkader and confirmed April 2, 1939, by Rev. Paul Kitterer at the same church. Yvonne attended grade school in Ayrshire, Iowa, Elizabeth Town, Kentucky, and graduated from Elkader High School in 1942.

Tue
13
Dec

Margie Larson

Margie Nell Larson, 89, of Elkader, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Margie Nell Esther (Schuety) Larson was born September 30, 1927, in Boardman Township, to Emil and Hilda (Lahrs) Schuety. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Margie went to country school.

On July 8, 1948, she was united in marriage to Henry Larson Jr. at the Peace church parsonage in Elkader. Four children were born to this union.

Tue
13
Dec

Marilyn Berns

Marilyn Berns, 91, of Elkader, died Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. 

She was born April 22, 1925, in rural Elkader to Jake Martin Steen and Mahaly (Knuth) Steen-Wolters.

She graduated from Elkader High School in 1943. Marilyn was united in marriage to Carroll William Berns on May 25, 1948.   The couple was blessed with three children.  

Tue
29
Nov

Sons and Daughters - Kramer is longest-serving mayor


Milt Kramer, who was born in Elkader and lived here the first 18 years of his life, was recently honored for serving as Manchester’s mayor for more than 40 years.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

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 Manchester man who was recently honored as Iowa’s longest-serving mayor credits his Elkader roots for his commitment to education and public service.

Tue
29
Nov

COLD OR FLU? WHICH IS IT?

Waking up with the sniffles, a cough and a fever is common this time of year. But how do you know if it’s just a common cold or the flu? Knowing the difference is important because the flu can become much more serious, says a University of Iowa health care expert.

“It can be difficult to tell whether you have a cold or the flu because the two can share a lot of the same symptoms,” said Dr. Patrick D. Brophy, professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa. “It’s important to know the difference, because the flu can cause serious complications, especially for young children, people over age 65, and pregnant women.” 

Tue
29
Nov

Mervin Larson

Although he looked forward to “triple digits,” Mervin Harold Larson, 94, of rural Gunder, died Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. He was born March 30, 1922, in Highland Township, Clayton County, Iowa, to Adolph and Anna Marie “Mary” (Johnson) Larson. Mervin was baptized and confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader where in 1900 his great grandfather was a founding member.

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