Clayton County Register

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Maxine Donna Weyant

 

Maxine Donna Weyant, 88, of Elkader died on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader.  She was born on October 11, 1925, in Strawberry Point to Herman and Zelma (Steel) Otterbeck.  Maxine graduated from Edgewood High School.

Survivors include a daughter, Kay (Richard) Troester of Elkader; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several  great-great-grandchildren.

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Violet Reynolds Bernhardt

 

  Violet Gwendolyn (Reynolds) Bernhardt, 102, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on March 31, 1911, in Agency, Iowa, the daughter of Homer Harrison Reynolds and Clara Belle (Rodibaugh) Reynolds.

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Larry Gull

 

Larry Lew Dettmer Gull died peacefully from complications following a stroke at the Guttenberg Care Center, Christmas morning. Larry was born July 17, 1933, on a farm near Garnavillo, the son of Harry E. Gull and Evelyn (Dettmer) Gull. Larry was an adventurous young boy, taking flying lessons at age 9. Larry trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior on December 6, 1942. This was the most important event in his life and directed his focus to the end.

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Rose Clark Turner

 

Rose Clark Turner, 89, of Monona, Iowa, recently of rural Clyde, Ohio, died at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont, Ohio on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Rose was born near Elkader, Iowa, on September 1, 1924, to the now deceased Joel and Emma (Johnsrud) Clark. She was a 1942 graduate of Elkader High School and received a degree in medical technology from Macalester College in 1946.

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Fay Lorraine Thein

 

Fay Lorraine (Decker) Thein, 82, of Garnavillo, IA, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wis. She was born on November 9, 1931, in Boise, Idaho, to Milo and Vella (Boardman) Decker. 

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Central girls lose close game

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

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Remembering holidays past

 

By Fran Derhammer

Freelance Writer

 

Editor’s note: Fran Derhammer, Volga, is a fixture at the Elkader Care Center, regularly visiting the residents there. This article, which she wrote two years ago, was submitted to our “holiday traditions” contest. Some of the residents Fran spoke with are no longer with us, which makes the sharing of their memories here even more special.

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Anita Kenneally

 

Anita Rose Kenneally Cowie of Prairie du Chien, WI, formerly of Elkader, died Saturday afternoon, December 7, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. 

Anita was born on the family farm in Lodomillo Township, Clayton County, on January 13, 1917. Her parents were Adeline Viola Dillon and David Edward Kenneally. She attended the Henry School in Lodomillo, Elkader High School and Iowa State Teacher’s College. She taught country school as a normal training teacher prior to entering ISTC. After ISTC, she taught at Hartford and Tipton, IA.

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Central boys get first win of season


Central’s Isaiah Hopp gets into defensive mode in a game against Postville.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After two losses last week, the Central Warriors scored their first victory of the season, bringing their record to 1-4. 

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Housing grant to help local families

A non-profit agency formed in 2009 to address area housing needs has once again received a substantial The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is the recipient of over $285,000 from the Iowa Finance Authority. The money will be used to assist 42 housing units in Allamakee, Clayton, Howard and Winneshiek counties. Assistance programs include subsidizing down payments, preserving aging housing stock, providing low interest loans or grants for renovations, and financing construction of new single-family homes for low-income Iowans.

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