Clayton County Register

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17
Feb

Proposed changes are explained

 

Editor’s note: Changing the academic calendar is inarguably one of the most significant issues facing Central Schools in recent years. In this Q & A exchange with Register Editor Pam Reinig, Superintendent/Elementary Principal Nick Trenkamp shares information on the proposed change.

Q. Who has been involved in the calendar discussion?

Mon
10
Feb

Five weeks to St. Paddy’s Day

 

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

Mon
10
Feb

Central girls go 1-2


Central coach Mark Wiley gathers his girls’ basketball team around him during a time-out. The girls played three games last week, which resulted in one win and two losses. The game against Postville was one of the team’s best of the season. Register photo by Bev Hamann

 

 By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls’ basketball team had three games last week.  In a February 2 match-up with Postville, Central took a huge 17-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 25-5 at the half.  The Warriors extended the lead to 41-14 with a quarter left and went on to win the game, 54-24,

Mon
10
Feb

Lorain E. Ahrens

 

Lorain E. Ahrens, 85, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Elkader and Volga, IA died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant.

Her body has been donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for medical research. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the East Side Cemetery, Elkader, Iowa. There will be no visitation at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.

Mon
10
Feb

Brenda Berns Rodenberg

 

Brenda Kay (Berns) Rodenberg passed away suddenly in West Union, Iowa, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the age of 42. She was born on November 13, 1971, in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, to Gary Berns and Carol (Blume) Berns. She was raised in rural Elkader.

Brenda graduated from Central Community High School in 1990, and Hamilton Business College in 1991. She began working at Pattison’s in Clayton, Iowa, and then moved to Norway, Iowa, where she was employed by Benton County Co-op.

Mon
10
Feb

Students get expert advice


Central sixth graders Isabelle Grant, Laci Orr and Kiera Beck gather around an outdoor shelter during a winter survival program at Osborne Nature Center. Photo by Brian Gibbs

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A recent field trip to the Osborne Nature Center helped a group of students understand a class reading assignment on the challenges of wilderness survival.

Mon
03
Feb

Dorothy ends 40 years at Wilke’s


Dorothy Bushkofsky has retired after 40 years behind the meat counter at Wilke’s grocery store. Register photo by Pam Reinig

An open house was held last Friday at Wilke’s Grocery Store, Elkader, for Dorothy Bushkofsky.  A sign on the door said it all. It was an invitation for all to attend the event, and it included the words “Celebrate the End of the Era” of Dorothy‘s employment there. The sign was right on the mark.

Dorothy has been a fixture at Wilke’s for decades. She started working at the store in the early 1970s when it was still located in the building now owned by Joe and Deborah Stender.

Mon
03
Feb

Meralda “Babe” Hansel

 

Meralda A. “Babe” Hansel, 86, of Elkader, died January 28, 2014, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. She was born in Guttenberg on December 5, 1927, to Clarence A. and Regina (Eilers) Frommelt. Babe grew up in Guttenberg and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. While in Guttenberg, she worked at the button factory.

Mon
03
Feb

Richard Pritchard

 

Richard LeRoy Pritchard, 77, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. The son of Walter and Margaret (Monnahan) Pritchard, he was born November 11, 1936, near Elgin, Iowa, the fifth of 12 children to be born into this family. He attended country school in Brainard, Iowa. For the first few years Richard worked at Hodgemann’s Construction Company, paving roads in the Twin Cities area, until uniting in marriage with Frances Stray, in May of 1964, at Decorah, Iowa. To this union five children were born. Together they farmed over the years in Strawberry Point, Littleport, and Garber Iowa area.  

Mon
03
Feb

Richard Stodola

 

Richard J. Stodola, 81, of Elkader, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at his home in Elkader. He was born March 11, 1932, in Barron, WI, to Adolph and Carrie (Posta) Stodola. He graduated from Rice Lake (WI) High School in 1950. He could build a home from bottom to top. Richard was owner and operator of his own construction business for over 35 years; first Four Square Construction and then Stodola Floor Sanding.  

Richard was united in marriage to Mary Lynn Lauing on February 19, 1956, in Sarona, WI. Four children were born to this union.

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