Clayton County Register

Tue
16
Jun

Vernon Peuker

Vernon Gene Peuker, 76, of Edgewood, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, June 13, 2015.  He was born on September 12, 1938, at his grandparents farm near Elkport, the son of Paul Christ and Geraldine Amanda (Waterman) Peuker. Vernon attended rural country school near Bear Creek and then Edgewood School. After his schooling he farmed with his brother Keith for over 50 years.  He also worked for Costigan Construction and  hauled milk.

Vernon loved his family very much. He enjoyed taking care of his tractors and his cars and loved spending time with cows and calves.

Tue
09
Jun

Tree Farmer of the Year, Vermont couple put down Iowa roots


Paul and Cathy Marcotte, Elkader, pictured against the backdrop of their tree farm, are the most recent recipients of the Iowa Tree Farmer of the Year honor.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

As dreams go, Paul and Cathy Marcotte had a rather modest one: The couple hoped only to be nominated for Iowa Tree Farmer of the Year.

Tue
09
Jun

TAKE A BOOK; LEAVE A BOOK


Last year, Barb Chandler received a “Little Free Library” from her kids. It’s designed to provide access to books and start conversations.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

An Elkader woman last year received a unique birthday gift designed for sharing with friends and neighbors. 

Tue
09
Jun

John Welterlen

John William Welterlen, 91, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was born on January 8, 1924, the son of Arthur and Esther (Rosberg) Welterlen. John graduated from Edgewood High School. 

John served honorably in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a US Navy Bombardier in the Caribbean (Guantanamo Bay) and the South Pacific (Saipan, Okinawa, China coast).

Upon his return from service he attended Iowa State College. It was there that John met Jane Nieman, and they were married June 1, 1947. 

Tue
09
Jun

Vernon Henning

Vernon Henry Henning, 74 of rural Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. He was born on January 30, 1941, in Farmersburg, Iowa to Arno and Erma (Radloff) Henning. Vernon was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg. He graduated from M-F-L Community High School and was in the United States Army from 1963-1965.

Tue
09
Jun

Don Henkels

Don Gerard Henkels, 51, of Monona, Iowa formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 after a two-year battle with cancer, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. He was born on May 19, 1964, to John and Verna (Althoff) Henkels in McGregor, Iowa. He was baptized on May 31, 1964, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Guttenberg, Iowa, and confirmed on April 4, 1976, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, Iowa. Don graduated from Garnavillo High School. Don was employed with Innovative Ag Service, Monona Wire and Affordable Improvement. 

Tue
09
Jun

Norma Olson

Norma J. Olson, 73, of St. Olaf, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born February 15, 1942, in Spencer, to Albert and Lucy (Needham) Geno. Norma attended school in Elkader, where she graduated with the Class of 1960.

She was united in marriage to Leland Olson on June 17, 1961, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Three children were born to the couple.

Thu
04
Jun

Great River Rumble is coming! Paddlers to begin trip in Elkader


Rex Klein

Paddlers get ready for a trial run of a week-long trip that begins July 26 in Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

When the Great River Rumblers return to Northeast Iowa in July, they hope they’ll receive a better weather welcome than the one they got last week. Several paddlers did a trial run of the group’s next trip, launching Tuesday morning in Elkader. The trip started a bit behind schedule due to stormy conditions.

Thu
04
Jun

Meet Jenna

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A woman with strong family ties to Northeast Iowa has returned to the area to serve as the new Clayton County Conservation director.

Thu
04
Jun

Jane Dennler

Jane Roberta Dennler, 76, of Elkader, died Friday May 22, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born August 1, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA, and raised by John and Grace (Kemp) Neylan. Jane attended country school and St. Joseph’s Catholic School until her senior year, when she transferred to Central High School, where she graduated with the Class of 1955. 

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