Clayton County Register

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Mixed week for Central softball; Funk gets first varsity win

By Pat McTaggart, Freelance Writer

 

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Bugged by pesky gnats?

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

“Shoo fly, shoo fly, don’t bother me!” has been a common refrain heard this spring. This is not in reference to the typical pesky fly buzzing around inside and outside all through summer but, rather, the biting gnats also known as black flies, buffalo gnats, or turkey gnats.

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09
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Clayton County Food Shelf Demand up; donations down


A group of Central eighth graders spent a late May afternoon volunteering at the Clayton County Food Shelf where they packaged groceries for food shelf clients.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

Demand is up but donations are down as the Clayton County Food Shelf heads into a busy season. Food shelf manager Utoni Ruff attributes the challenge to two summer-related factors.

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02
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Tschirgi receives Masonic scholarship

 

For 43 years, Iowa Masons have presented scholarships to graduates of Iowa’s public high schools. Scholarships are based on leadership, community activities and involvement, academic record and need. Thanks to the support and generosity of Iowa Masons, one of this year’s recipients from over 650 applicants was Samantha Tschirgi, a 2014 Central High School graduate. She will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 from the Grand Lodge of Iowa. Presenting the award to Samantha are Jay Moser and Kurt Dennler, officers from Elkader Lodge #72. Samantha, daughter of Mark and Julie Tschirigi, Elkader, will attend Loras College this fall.

 
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02
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Central shines at state track meet


Central’s shuttle relay team, anchored by Abby Gifford was a decisive event for the Warriors in their run for a top three state finish. The other relay members were Kiana Stender, Kinsey Juergens and Anna Tuecke. Photo by Bev Hamann

Central’s Torre Curran hands off to Peyton Alexie in the 4x800 relay. The other two members of the relay were Ted Hilgerson and Jacob Jansen. The relay placed 23rd overall. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central boys’ and girls’ track teams were well represented at the 2014 Iowa High School State Track Meet held May 22-24 in Des Moines. The girls finished third in Class 1A, their highest finish in 35 years.

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02
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New display documents 84 species


More than 60 MFL Mar-Mac second graders recently viewed the new fish display.

 

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

There’s a new display at Big Spring Trout Hatchery designed to show visitors the diversity of aquatic life found in the Turkey River Watershed.

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02
Jun

Curtis Nuehring

 

 Curtis Duanne Nuehring, 70, passed away May 28, 2014, at his home in Camden, TN. Curtis was born on May 29, 1943, in Clayton County, IA to Frederick Nuehring and Vivian Canoe Nuehring. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Ronald Nuehring.  Curtis was a Water Well Driller for 40 years and then was the City Water Superintendent for Farmersburg and St. Olaf until his retirement. 

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02
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Philip Olmsted

 

Philip Legrand Olmsted, 78, of Giard, Iowa died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa. He was born July 25, 1935, to David and Charlotte (Koether) Olmsted in Giard, Iowa. Philip attended a one-room school in Giard Township, McGregor Elementary and graduated in 1953 from Monona High School. He attended Luther College and graduated from Iowa State University with an engineering degree.

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02
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Duane “Shorty” Gage

 

Duane A. “Shorty”  Gage, 86, of Guttenberg, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. Duane Andrew, the son of McKinley and Martha (Malary) Gage, was born January 17, 1928, in Illyria Township, Fayette Co., Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Wadena, Iowa, until he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. Duane was united in marriage with Dorothy Thomas Shippy of Wadena. Dorothy was a widow and brought six step-children to this union: Lorraine (Art) Livingston, Gloria (Chuck) DeCook, Sharon (Skip) Crawford, Donny (Sandra) Shippy, Gary (Carol) Shippy and Kenny (Sonya) Shippy.  In 1956, Duane and Dorothy had a daughter, Ginger. Dorothy passed away December 25, 1958.

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Verdean Dietrich

 

Verdean Lyndall Dietrich, 70, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, Iowa.

Verdean was born on March 3, 1944 to Cornelius and Pearl (Schloetzer) Dietrich in Rural Elkader, IA. He attended school in Guttenberg until the 10th grade and later obtained his GED. Verdean was united in marriage to Bonnie LaDage on February 8, 1964, in Marion, Iowa and were blessed with three children; Brian, Janadene, and Shelley.

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