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Tue
09
Feb

LARRY GIBBS TO RETIRE

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After more than 14 years of serving on the Clayton County Board of Supervisors, Larry Gibbs (D), Garnavillo, has decided that this will be his final term.  “After careful consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors,” Gibbs said.  I feel a deep honor to have had the opportunity to serve the Clayton County taxpayers in this capacity.” 

Tue
09
Feb

Mary Bankes

Mary O. Bankes, 101, of rural Elkader, died Friday, January 29, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Mary was born December 20, 1914, on a farm near Mederville, to George and Hilda (Lemka) Hubbard. She attended country school and Elkader Public School. She was baptized and confirmed in 1932, by Rev. Paul Kitterer in the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

She was united in marriage to Otto N. Bankes on November 25, 1933, in Charles City. Mary and Otto were long time members of Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, where she served as a chairperson of various committees. Mary also served as a 4-H leader for 10 years and co-leader for five more years.

Tue
09
Feb

Bonnie McHugh

Bonnie L. McHugh of Elkader died January 29, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, leaving behind many bereaved friends and family members.  

Bonnie was born in Eldora, IA, on December 16, 1944, to Vernon and Arlene (Marken) Kinsinger. Bonnie grew up on a farm outside Grundy Center with her two sisters Judy (Charlie) Obrecht and Linda (Frank) Bennett.  She later obtained her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from Iowa State University. She married Bill McHugh in 1967, and they lived and taught in Colfax before moving to Elkader where they spent the last 42 of their almost 49 years together.  

Tue
09
Feb

Keith “Joe” Radloff

Keith “Joe” Harold Radloff, 88, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. Keith was born September 16, 1927, to Louis A. and Ruth (Matthews) Radloff in Farmersburg, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. Keith graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1945 and joined the United States Army in 1945, served in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1947.

Wed
03
Feb

Sons & Daughters - Peace Corps volunteer returns home


Central graduate Caitlin Josten, who recently returned from two-plus years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, is shown with one of the young women from the village she lived in.

Caitlin Josten is surrounded by her African students as they celebrate the last day of school.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Bitten by the travel bug in high school, Caitlin Josten satisfied her wanderlust—at least for the time being—in a big way; She spent 27months in Mozambique, Africa as a Peace Corp volunteer.

Wed
03
Feb

CONTROVERSY IN MARQUETTE

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times

 

Marquette mayor David Schneider, councilwoman Rinda Ferguson, city manager Dean Hilgerson and city attorney Jim Garrett have all resigned following the council’s decision Jan. 19 not to enforce the city’s zoning ordinance, in allowing a property owner at the city’s Timber Ridge subdivision to live in a mobile home on the lot while he constructs a home.

Wed
03
Feb

James “Jim” Moose

James “Jim” Moose, 55, of Monona, Iowa died on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. James Ernest was born on December 11, 1960, to Albert and Marilyn (Timmerman) Moose in Waukon. He was baptized July 16, 1961, at Pilgrim EUB Church in Monona. He was confirmed April 7, 1974, at Garden City United Methodist Church in Monona. He graduated from MFL High School in 1979. Jim was united in marriage with Lesa Reimer on September 21, 1985, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, Iowa. Two sons were born to this union, Jarred and Jordan.  

Wed
03
Feb

Mary Hansel

Mary Corrine Hansel, 92, of Elkport, Iowa, died on Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa. She was born on February 10, 1923, in rural Elkport, the daughter of James and Lucy (Heitman) Phelan. Corrine was raised and educated in the Elkport area attending rural school.

Wed
03
Feb

Virginia Larson

Virginia Rose (Meisner) Larson, 88, died peacefully on January 20, 2016 in Bozeman, Montana.  Virginia was born September 16, 1928, to Oscar and Florence (Noel) Meisner on a farm near Elkader, Iowa. She was baptized at Peace Evangelical Church in Elkader.  She attended rural elementary school near her home and graduated from Elkader High School in 1946. She attended Central State College in Edmund, Oklahoma and later received her teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University. She then utilized her training to teach in a one-room schoolhouse outside of Elkader.

Wed
27
Jan

Sons & Daughters - 7,000-mile trek for deer—and family


Joel Helgerson, a 1995 Central graduate, is currently posted in Kuwait where, as free time allows, he participates in competitive races.

Major Joel Helgerson will return later this year from a deployment in Kuwait. He’ll then relocate to Alaska where he will likely finish his military career.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Some people will travel great distances to go deer hunting in Northeast Iowa. Few, however, can top the trip made by Joel Helgerson, who recently trekked nearly 7,000 miles from his post in Kuwait to his hometown of Elkader just to bag a trophy buck—and see his family and friends, of course.

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