Clayton County Register

Thu
19
Dec

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.

Mon
16
Dec

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.

Mon
16
Dec

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. 

Mon
16
Dec

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.

Mon
09
Dec

Anita Cowie death notice

 

Anita Kenneally Cowie, 96, a long time Prairie du Chien, WI  resident, formerly of Elkader, died on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Guttenberg Care Center. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, with burial following in the church cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at St. Joseph Parish Hall in Elkader. 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Mon
09
Dec

Aldean Kuehl

 

Aldean Kuehl, 91, Elkader, Iowa, died Friday, November 29, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. She was born February 16, 1922, in rural Garber to Harley and Zala (Lee) White. Aldean was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg. She attended Mound School #4 in Mallory Township, graduated from Colesburg Consolidated School in 1938, and attended Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls.

Mon
09
Dec

Kenneth Charles Breitsprecher

 

Kenneth Charles Breitsprecher, 92, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center. 

Kenneth was born on December 29, 1920, near Bismarck, Iowa, in Farmersburg Township, the son of Louis and Alice (Strien) Breitsprecher. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg. He graduated from Farmersburg High School 75 years ago in 1938. 

Mon
09
Dec

Kornelia Pady

 

Kornelia Pady, 91 went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on November 26, 2013. Connie was born in Mukachevo, UK (this was Hungary when she was born) on November 8, 1922. She was the eighth child of Ference and Ester Nedeczey-Ruszak. She spent her early years at home with her family. She attended a German Catholic boarding school and went on to teachers’ college. She had just begun teaching when the schools were closed due to the war. For a short time she worked for the Red Cross as a nurses aide.  Eventually the fighting from the war sent her across Hungary to her sister’s home then both of them went on to be refugees in Bavaria, Germany. It was there while working at the American PX that she met Roy Pady and married him on April 19, 1948.

Mon
09
Dec

Central boys begin season


It’s a mad scramble for the ball in a game between Central and MFL MarMac. The Bulldogs won by a score of 75-38. This was the season-opener for the Warriors. Photos by Bev Hamann

 

 By Pat McTaggart

 

The Central boys’ basketball team began its season December 6 with a game against MFL MarMac. Central started out well, being down by only three points six minutes in when MFL exploded with an 18-2 run that left the Warriors trailing 38-19 at the half.  Central lost the game with a score of 75-38.

Mon
09
Dec

Central girls drop two games

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls’ basketball team met MFL MarMac and Maquoketa Valley last week, losing both games.  In the MFL match-up, Central fell behind 13-4 at the end of the first quarter and trailed 24-11 at the half.  MFL MarMac led 34-21 with a quarter to go and ended up winning the game with a score of 50-28.

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