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Tue
07
Nov

Gary Stewart

Gary Gene Stewart, 77, passed away on October 27, 2017, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing Center in Dubuque, IA. Gary was born on September 21, 1940, in rural Garber, IA, the son of Samuel and Blanche (Hansel) Stewart. He attended Colesburg School and then entered the Army from 1960-1963.

On April 8, 1967, Gary was joined in marriage to Marilyn (Barnhart) at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. This past April, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They resided in Dubuque IA, and then in 1980 moved to Littleport IA, and then Elkader, IA, in 1999. 

Tue
31
Oct

Global Science - Students pursue “green” projects


Central students Jonathan Whittle and Cayden Hansel sift through last year’s compost from the school cafeteria. They are sorting out the plastic and silverware accidentally put in the pile and creating one large pile so it is ready for use in the school garden.

Noah Reinhart and Matt Whittle water plants they started from seeds harvested from the school prairie in the science department greenhouse.

Weston Helgerson checks the temperature on the school roof with a thermal imaging camera purchased with a McElroy grant last year. He is researching how weather and sunlight can change the temperature of a roof as a part of his project on green roofs.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Anthropologist Margaret Mead once famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” The 14 students in Ann Gritzner’s Global Science class at Central have taken Mead’s words to heart. Working in small groups of one, two or four students, they’re pursuing small projects—composting, can collection and redemption, green roofing, improved tree growth and other ideas—that have the potential for great change. 

Tue
31
Oct

Harlan Patrick

Harlan Owen Patrick, 63, of Elkader, passed away Saturday October 21, 2017, at his home. Harlan (Harley) was born July 13, 1954, in West Union, to Earl and Helen (Lauer) Patrick. He grew up and attended Central Community school in Elkader and graduated in 1972.  

Harley was united in marriage to Joyce Hemby on September 2, 2000, at St. Joseph Church in Elkader.  

Tue
31
Oct

LaVerne Troester

LaVerne L. Troester (Mrs. Oscar Troester), 93, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. LaVerne was born November 3, 1923, near Clayton, Iowa. She was the daughter of Lester and Anna Fischer Mohning. LaVerne graduated from Garnavillo High School with the class of 1941. On December 29, 1943, she was united in marriage to Oscar Troester at Peace Lutheran Church at Clayton. Three children were born to this union. 

Tue
24
Oct

Terry Maggert April 29, 1945 to October 6, 2017

Terry Fredrick Maggert, 72, of Elkader, Iowa, went to be with Jesus, his Savior, on October 6, 2017.

Terry was born April 29, 1945, at the farm in Pony Hollow, outside of Elkader, to Gail and Maxine “Pat” (Freeman) Maggert. He attended school at Central Community of Elkader, graduating in May 1963. He then enlisted and served four years in the United States Navy. Terry married Suzan Rae Grabowski in Rome, New York, on September 23, 1967. To this union a son and daughter were born.

Tue
24
Oct

Eileen Ruff April 7, 1931 to October 16, 2017

Eileen A. Ruff, 86, of McGregor, Iowa died Monday, October 16, 2017, at her home in McGregor, Iowa in the care of her family. Eileen Agnes was born on April 7, 1931 to Lester and Ronilla (Schoulte) Connor in Elkader, Iowa. She attended Country School, St. Joseph Catholic School, Elkader High School, and graduated from Monona High School in 1948.

Eileen was united in marriage with Erwin Ruff on September 8, 1951, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa. Eight children were born to this union. Together they farmed outside of McGregor, Iowa. She enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, growing flowers and tending to her farm animals. Eileen enjoyed cooking maple syrup each spring.

Tue
24
Oct

Duane Walter November 23, 1929-September 25, 2017

Duane Clarence Walter, 87, of McGregor, Iowa died Monday, September 25, 2017, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa. Duane was born November 28, 1929, to Clifford and Bertha (Sonstegard) Walter in rural Luana, Iowa. He attended Eno Country School through the 8thgrade. Duane proudly served in the United States Army.

Tue
24
Oct

Volleyball team advances


Central’s Mary Kate Wille gets ready to serve in a volleyball contest against Ed-CO. The Warriors won in five serts.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

On October 17 the Central volleyball team played its first round regional game at Ed-Co.

 “Ed-Co has been one of the top teams in the area for many years so we knew it was going to be an intense match and we had to keep our errors to a minimum,” Coach Derek Bergan said.  

Tue
24
Oct

Central girls win district; headed back to state!


The Central girls’ crpss country team is headed back to state 15th time in the last 22 years. The state competition is Saturday, October 22. More photos on Facebook.

By Pat McTaggart

 

On October 19 the Central cross-country team participated in the district meet at Solon High School. 23 schools were represented with 15 complete teams and 112 runners. The girls finished in 1st place with these results:

3. Ciera Deitchler, 20:20; 7. Jasmine Mueller, 21:06; 10. Desi Weber, 21:19; 26. Cassie Larson, 22:42; 32. Danielle Weber, 22:53; 55. Ellie Kuehl, 24:20; 64. Maria Medberry, 25:02.

Tue
24
Oct

Career has gone to the dogs. . .and cats


Jill Herman shampoos a canine client at her business, Pampered Pets Grooming based in Elkader and Guttenberg.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Jill Herman’s career has gone to the dogs—and she couldn’t be happier about it.

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