Clayton County Register

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Mar

Mary Banner death notice

Mary E. Banner, age 91 of Winder, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. She was of the Baptist Faith. Mary was a homemaker and loved being with and doing things for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Alvin and Caroline Orilla Gerard Allen; her husband, John David Banner; three brothers, David, Gene and Otis Allen Jr.; four sisters, Neva Banner, Dorothy Allen, Florence DeVore and Alice Vanderworf and a grandchild, Marshall Ernst.  She is survived by a son, David Banner (Kathie) of Winder; two daughters, Rosemary Ernst (Jerry) of Edgewood, IA and Sandy Bush (Mike) of Winder; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will have a private service at a later date.

 
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30
Mar

Randy Rentschler death notice

Randy Rentschler, 51, of Elkader, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at his home in St. Olaf. 

There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader. A private family inurnment will be held at Gockel Cemetery in Glen Haven, WI.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund.

Wed
30
Mar

Richard “Dick” McAllen

Richard “Dick” Paul McAllen was born July 30, 1941, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Hugh and Eileen (Heth) McAllen. He passed away February 25, 2016, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein, Iowa. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church, Fayette, and was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Arlington. He attended Arlington Schools. Richard “Dick” was united in marriage to Maxine Margaret Belden on February 17, 1962, at the home of his grandparents, Paul and Emma Heth in Fayette.

Wed
23
Mar

Technology on the Farm - New tools increase efficiency, reduce losses


Joe Shirbroun, Farmersburg, left, uses an iPad to verify seed delivery information.

Editor’s note: Look for more agriculture-related articles in our Farm & Field section, which is distributed with this week’s Trader. The section is a collaborative effort of the Register, North Iowa Times and the Courier Press.

The pioneering spirit that brought Suzanne Shirbroun’s family to Clayton County six generations ago continues today as Suzanne, her husband, Joe, and their three sons—Nate, Andrey and Tom—blaze new trails in the field of precision technology. It’s an effort that requires an investment in and extensive use of technological tools.

Wed
23
Mar

3 VIE FOR HOUSE SEAT


Lowell Engle

Kristi Hager

Patti Ruff

There will be a Republican primary to decide which of two candidates will face Patti Ruff for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 56 seat.

Voters will go to the polls June 7 to determine whether Kristi Hager, Waukon, or Lowell Engle, Harper’s Ferry, will face Ruff, who is seeking re-election to the position she’s held since 2012. District 56 encompasses Allamakee County and much of Clayton County. 

Here’s a look at all three candidates.

Wed
16
Mar

John Nagle December 3, 1942 to March 10, 2016

John Joseph Nagel, 73, of Elkader, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Society Home in Manchester. He was born in Fort Madison, IA, to John A. and Genevieve (Dinan) Nagel. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1961. 

He was united in marriage to Kay Zittergruen on August 10, 1963, at Immanual Lutheran Church in Elkport. Two children were born to this union. Following their marriage, John worked for his dad (United Roofing) until he started with the state. John worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 35 years, retiring in December of 2005.  

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16
Mar

Richard Hager November, 15 1951 to March 10, 2016

Richard A. Hager, 64, of Elkader, IA, formerly of Waukon, IA, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 17th from 4-7 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Wed
16
Mar

Central girls’ track off to running start


Central’s Emily Asche gets ready to lead off the 4x400 relay.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
16
Mar

Club celebrates centennial


Members of the Grand Meadow Country Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the group earlier this month. They are: top row—Lillian Schutte and Gwen Rekow; middle—Nancy Engelhardt, Karla Miene and Marge Stansberry; and front—Brenda Rekow. Not pictured: Emily Heying and Tina Meyer.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Grand Meadow Country Club (GMCC). However, the Country Club is not what one would normally associate with the name.

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16
Mar

Central Green Team: Students digging into compost effort


Central senior Jacob Jansen dumps food waste from the cafeteria into a bucket that will be later hauled to the school’s composting pile.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Believing that actions speak louder than words, a group of Central students is making much-needed changes to the school’s composting project.

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