Clayton County Register

Mon
27
Jan

Bente rings up 37 years as grocer


Bob Bente, owner of Garnavillo’s only grocery store, this week celebrates 37 years in business. One of the draws of his business is the meat counter, where customers can get fresh-cut meat packaged to order.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Mon
20
Jan

Central girls split two games

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Despite the weather last week, the Central girls were able to get two games in.  

Mon
20
Jan

Jane Adelia Myers

 

Jane Adelia Myers, 62, of Elkader, died January 10, 2014, at her home. She was born April 5, 1951, in West Union, the daughter of Wendell K. and Effie I. Bachtell Myers.

She was a graduate of Arlington High School and Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Jane was the owner and producer of JAM Productions and owner of the on-line radio station, Mind Mastery Radio.

Mon
20
Jan

James Joseph Miehe

 

James Joseph Miehe, 82, of Elkader, died Friday, January 17, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born August 28, 1931, in Oelwein, to Elmer and Marie (Keleher) Miehe.

Jim graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Elkader. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from December 18, 1951, until he was honorably discharged on November 16, 1955. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Carlsen on March 15, 1952. Jim was in the implement business with his father and brothers serving the Elkader area for 30 years. 

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.

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