Clayton County Register

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Welcome back to Volga


The Fettkether family recently relocated to Volga. The family members are, left to right, Rebecca, Melissa, Nick, Jacqueline, Ben and Alex.

 

By Kim Hurley

Volga Correspondent

 

When Nick and Melissa (Horns) Fettkether got married in 1992 and moved out of Clayton County, they probably would have never fathomed returning to the Volga area to raise their family. This is true for several families who have started out their early years in larger metropolises, only to find themselves drawn back to Volga.

Mon
16
Jun

Glesne leaves job after 47 years


Register photo by Pam Reinig Linda Glesne is retiring later this month from Central State Bank after 47 years.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

With characteristic grace and reserve, Linda Glesne insists there’s nothing newsworthy about her career except, perhaps, for the number of years she’s invested in it. Glesne retires this month from Central State Bank where she has worked for more than 47 years.

Mon
09
Jun

Henrietta Schmidt

 

Henrietta Louise Schmidt, age 73, of Plano, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born on June 22, 1940 in Mederville, IA, the daughter of Henry and Etta (Schuldt) Nightingale.

Mon
09
Jun

Memories of George Maier

 

By Ellen Collins

 

George Maier passed May 24, 2014. Although George Maier lived 96 years, I knew George just the last years of his life.

Mon
09
Jun

Mixed week for Central softball; Funk gets first varsity win

By Pat McTaggart, Freelance Writer

 

Mon
09
Jun

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.

Mon
09
Jun

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.

Mon
02
Jun

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.

 
Mon
02
Jun

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.

Mon
02
Jun

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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