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Tue
24
Nov

Creating a Forever Family - Foster system can be door-opener


Meet the Koeller family. They are, front row, left to right: Ruby, 9; Layia, 6; and Ty, 7; back row: Sam, 14; Max, 13; Ryan and Tricia.

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

A house with lights glowing through the windows, smoke blowing from the chimney, blankets strewn around the living room, the aroma of supper cooking in the kitchen, and love felt throughout.  This is what we cherish most, especially during November, the month of giving thanks. It’s not coincidental that November is also National Adoption Month, a time to promote awareness of the number of children in foster care who are waiting for a forever home.

Tue
17
Nov

Central Global Science Class - Exploring new uses for old tires

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

When Central students were challenged by their Global Science instructor Ann Gritzner to come up with an impactful project, their wheels started turning in traditional ways. 

Tue
17
Nov

MAKING HOLIDAYS MERRIER FOR KIDS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Though it’s currently empty, the cavernous main room of the old St. Olaf auditorium soon will be packed with volunteers busily stacking tables with towering piles of homemade quilts, new pajamas, cushy pillows, warm mittens, gloves, coats and, of course, new toys and gift items. All of the activity supports the Shepherd of the Hills annual “Christmas Just 4 Kids” project.

Tue
10
Nov

Women in the military - Two share stories of their service


Tammy Sylvester

Gerri Torkelson

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

As a senior in high school, Tammy (Peake) Sylvester had already decided to join the Navy by enrolling their delayed entry program. Her father, Ronald, had served in the Navy for four years while her oldest brother, Jeff, enlisted right out of high school and served for 16 years in submarines. Another brother, Craig, served for six years in the Navy as a cryptologist technician.

Tue
10
Nov

Senator Ernst thanks veterans

Editor’s note: Several weeks ago, the Clayton County Register reached out to Senator Joni Ernst. We asked her if she would be willing to share some thoughts for our Veterans’ Day issue. It seemed an appropriate request, given her years of military service and her commitment to veterans. We are pleased to share her thoughts, written exclusively for our family of newspapers.

 

Tue
10
Nov

Carolyn Berns

Carolyn (Klinkenberg) Berns, 76, of Saint Olaf, IA, died Monday, November 2, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA.  She was born on October 2, 1939, on the home farm in rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Mabel (Hakert) Klinkenberg.

Carolyn was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Elkader and graduated from the Elkader High School.  Carolyn furthered her education after high school and became a Registered Nurse and worked for various organizations in this area.  On October 24, 1961, Carolyn was united in marriage with Donald Berns at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo and was later blessed with two children. 

Tue
10
Nov

Duane Weyant

Duane Don Weyant, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on February 8, 1930, in Clayton County, Lodomillo Township, the son of  Harlan Wesley and Mabel Elizabeth (Bente) Weyant. Duane received his education at the Edgewood School and worked for Witwer family farms near Alburnett.

 On March 18, 1950, Duane was united in marriage to Irene Linderwell at Independence, Iowa.  Four children were born to this union.  Together they farmed north of Edgewood until 1978 when they moved into Edgewood.  Duane was also a sexton and caretaker of Greenhill Cemetery near Edgewood.

Tue
10
Nov

Dorothy Farmer

Dorothy Mae (Theel) Farmer, 90, of Prairie du Chien, WI, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015, unexpectedly at her home. She was born April 14, 1925, on the family farm in rural Delaware County, IA, to Herman and Gertrude (Tinkey) Theel. She was united in marriage to William F. Farmer on April 8, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, IA. Four children were born to this union. 

Tue
03
Nov

STATE CHAMPS!

Congratulations Coach Mark Bauder and the Central girls’ cross country team on earning a first-place finish at the state meet Saturday. Pictured at left are, front row (l-r), Ciera Deitchler, Desi Weber, Ashley Funk, Ellie Healy and Cassie Larson; and back row (l-r), Coach Bauder, Emily Asche, Anna Tuecke, Haley Schroeder and Hannah Kuehl.

 
Tue
03
Nov

Holiday Food Drive - Demand is up in Clayton County

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just a few weeks away. And while many of us soon will get busy planning holiday dinners, others in our community remain worried about their next meal.

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