Clayton County Register

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24
Mar

Church is making a difference


Pastor Larry Schultz, back row, right, and his wife, Diane, front row, right, are shown with their host family.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala, is not a tourism destination. There are no fast food places there. No souvenir shops. No luxury hotels. The streets are safe but the drinking water isn’t. The weather is hot and dry or muggy and buggy, depending on the time of the year. The town, located in the nation’s southwest pocket, is one of the poorest countries in Central America, and its poverty is evident everywhere.

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17
Mar

Dean Harold Knight

 

Dean Harold Knight, 81 of Strawberry Point, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home in Strawberry Point, surrounded by his family.

Dean was the oldest child of Harold Myron Knight and Leonore Irene (Wiltse) Knight. He was born August 11, 1932, in the brick house on the Knight farm east of Strawberry Point. He started school in September 1938 at the Lodomillo #4 School that was just across the field from their home. Dean completed kindergarten through eighth grade there with Dorothy Smith as his teacher.   

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17
Mar

Betty Jane Garaghty

 

Betty Jane Garaghty, 83, of Elkader, died, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born September 8, 1930, in Guttenberg, to Jack and Frances (Walter) Mahowald. Jane graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Guttenberg.

She was united in marriage to John Garaghty on April 17, 1956, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Four children were born to this union. Jane raised her family on the family farm for many years and later moved into Elkader.

Mon
17
Mar

Central girls open track season


Central’s Anna Tuecke cleared the 5-foot mark on the high jump, taking first place at a recent indoor meet and setting a personal record. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls’ had their first track meet at an indoor event March 6 at the University of Dubuque.  Central had the following results

Mon
17
Mar

Boost for education programs


Clayton Ridge sixth graders learned about natural history, as well as Iowa history, on a Clayton County Conservation Board field trip to the Motor Mill Historic Site. Photos by Brian Gibbs

 

By Larry Stone, Freelance Writer

 

An innovative endowment has become an investment in the future success of the Clayton County Conservation Board’s award-winning naturalist programs.

Mon
10
Mar

“Unbelievable” season for JV girls’ basketball


Central’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team had an unbelievable season, finishing 14 and 4. Pictured above are, front row, left to right: Abby Gifford, Hannah Kuehl, Savannah Wall, Alyssa Barker, Ashley Funk, Megan Nemechek, Emily Asche and Rachel Berg; and back row, left to right: Coach Brooke Hudson, Katja Graner, Morgan Jacobson, Angelelique Omarrah-Bracone, Carissa Moyna, Anna Tuecke, and Coach Mark Wiley. Photo provided by Blaker Photography

 

The JV girls’ basketball season has come to an end for the Central Warriors. They ended their season with a winning record of 14 wins and four losses. The team included four freshmen (Alyssa Barker, Ashley Funk, Morgan Jacobson and Megan Nemechek), and seven sophomores (Emily Asche, Rachel Berg, Abby Gifford, Hannah Kuehl, Carissa Moyna and Anna Tuecke). Foreign exchange student Katja Graner also played on the team.

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10
Mar

Barbara Kurth Christianson

 

Barbara L. (Kurth) Christianson, age 82, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on September 30, 1931, in rural Farmersburg to Lester and Esther (Klieforth) Kurth. 

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10
Mar

Betty Jane Garaghty

 

Betty Jane Garaghty, 83, of Elkader, died, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born September  8, 1930, in Guttenberg, to Jack and Frances (Wolter) Mahowald. Jane graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Guttenberg.

She was united in marriage to John Garaghty on April 17, 1956, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Five children were born to this union. Jane raised her family on the family farm for many years and later moved into Elkader.

Mon
10
Mar

County, city could be over budget


Clayton County and Elkader crews have had a busy winter keeping up with snow removal.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

This winter seems to be dragging on forever, and it is having an effect on the Clayton County Secondary Roads Department. County Engineer Rafe Koopman said he budgeted $500,000 for snow and ice removal for the winter.

Mon
03
Mar

Girls raise $$ with bracelets


Above: Delaney Scherf, left, Ashlyn Scherf, Kennedy Beck and Grace Kuehl raised nearly $90 for cancer research with their handmade plastic bracelets, which they model in the photo below.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

Four Central elementary students have turned the latest kids’ craze into a fund-raiser for cancer research. They’re creating and selling colorful, stretchy bracelets made from small rainbow-hued plastic loops. The proceeds are being donated to Clayton County Relay for Life, a local fund-raising effort for the American Cancer Society.

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