Clayton County Register

Mon
20
Jan

Poggenklass shares talent

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Marge Hamann cautiously navigates the hallways of Elkader Care Center, leaning on her walker and a friend for support. Her destination is the center’s spacious dining room and common area, where pianist Dave Poggenklass has just started an hour-long program.

Mon
13
Jan

Two exciting games for Central girls


Lexi Funk makes a free throw, as the Warriors play a nail-biter against Marquette. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Mon
13
Jan

Pope returns to run public library

 

Timing is everything.

Lisa Wilke Pope was in Elkader in early December to visit her parents, Eldean and Ivanelle Wilke, when a job posting caught her eye.

“I just happened to be reading the Clayton County Register and saw the ad for the public library director position,” she said. “After I went home, I sent in my application right away.”

Mon
13
Jan

Gladys A. Conboy

 

Gladys Alvina Conboy passed away in Atlanta Ga. on December 5, 2013 at the age of 94. She was born September 11, 1919 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa to John Schrampfer and Florence Mentzel Schrampfer. She spent her childhood in Bellevue, Dubuque, and on a farm in Clayton County.

Mon
13
Jan

Walter L. Saur

 

Walter L. Saur, Ret. Brigadier General, 86, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Saturday morning, January 11, 2014, at his home with family members at his side.

Walter Leroy Saur was born January 27, 1927, in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Walter Emil and Anna Emily (Bahr) Saur. The family moved to Elkader where Walt graduated from Elkader High School in 1944. In January 1945, Walt enlisted in the Navy. He served during World War II in the Pacific at Iwo Jima, Okinawa and in China. 

Mon
13
Jan

Aldora E. Hustad

 

Aldora E. Hustad, 98, of Elkader, died Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born February 26, 1915, in Otter Tail County, MN to Tosten and Karen (Brekke) Hagen. Aldora was baptized April 4, 1915, and confirmed November 17, 1929, both at Elbow Lake, MN. She graduated from Elbow Lake MN, High School with the Class of 1933, and then attended business school for two years.

Mon
06
Jan

Central boys fall to C-R


Photo by Bev Hamann Central’s Ben Tschirgi, right, plays tight defense in a game against the Clayton-Ridge Eagles.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Mon
06
Jan

Plenty to do in Clayton County


Effigy Mounds National Monument is one of several places in Clayton County that offers outdoor recreation during the winter months.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The recent weather has many Northeast Iowans experiencing cabin fever. Record-breaking low temperatures have driven folks indoors for the past several days, stressing over whether pipes will freeze or cars will start.

Mon
06
Jan

LuNida Miller

 

LuNida Iola Miller, 94, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born March 28, 1919, on the family farm. LuNida is the daughter of Alivin and Adalia (Marting) Vogt. She was baptized June 1, 1919, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and also confirmed there by Rev. Adix. LuNida graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1937 and attended college at Upper Iowa University in Fayette for two years for her business degree.

Mon
30
Dec

Hot news stories of 2013


The Little Dam was removed last fall to make way for Elkader’s whitewater feature.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

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