Clayton County Register

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Feb

Northey makes NE Iowa stop

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was in St. Olaf last week to talk about cover crops with local farmers.  Producers that want to prevent soil erosion, improve nutrient cycling, sustain their soils and protect the environment have been returning to this ancient practice.  Although farmers have been using cover crops for centuries, today’s generation of producers has little experience with them.

Mon
17
Feb

Robert “Glen” Medberry

 

 

Robert “Glen” Medberry, 89, of Elgin passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.  Robert Glen, the son of James and Agnes (Kerr) Medberry, was born September 23, 1924, in Volga, Iowa.  Glen was baptized April 12, 1936, at Illyria Church, Elgin. He graduated from Volga High School in 1943.  Glen was united in marriage with Verna Gross in 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa.  Glen and Verna farmed north of Volga, until their retirement in 1988.

Mon
17
Feb

Girls advance to regionals


Central’s Kiana Stender scored a career high 22 points in a game against West Central and another 18 points the following night against Starmont. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls played their last regular game of the season February 11 against West Central.  A poor defensive first quarter saw Central fall behind 12-2. The girls fired up in the second quarter and tied the game, 20-20 at the half.  In a low scoring third quarter, West Central clung to a 25-24 lead, but Central came back in the fourth and took the game with a score of 40-36.

Mon
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.

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