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Wed
19
Oct

Loraine Possehl

Loraine Possehl, 90, of Elkader, died Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born January 28, 1926, to Gerhardt and Mabel (Harnack) Renken in rural Postville.

Loraine was united in marriage to Henry Louis “Red” Possehl on June 19, 1944, in Elkader. Two sons were born to this union.

She enjoyed auctions, antiques, crossword puzzles, card playing and bingo. Loraine was a bookkeeper for Leonard Auction Company for a number of years; then worked as a cook at Central Community School before retiring.

Tue
11
Oct

Decision 2016 - Three-way race for supervisor seat


Steve Doeppke

Joleen Jansen

Ray Peterson

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Over the next few weeks, the Register will feature articles on candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which will appear in Q/A format, will be complied using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. 

Tue
11
Oct

TOM CHANDLER SHARES HOBBY


A specially designed platform in the middle of Tom Chandler’s garage makes it easier to park his restored cars.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Many hobby enthusiasts have a section of their homes set aside to display their various collections, be it a few shelves or display cases, or perhaps a room or two. For Elkader resident Tom Chandler, the display area for his collection is a 50x50 foot garage attached to his house. In it are 12 of his 18 restored collectible automobiles.

Tue
11
Oct

Anita Schmelzer

   Anita Rose Schmelzer, age 89, of Garnavillo, IA, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. She was born on July 10, 1927 in Garber, the daughter of Amadeus and Viola (Matt) Berns. 

Tue
04
Oct

Decision 2016 - Garms, Scott vying for auditor’s job


Jennifer Garms

Deborah Scott

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Over the next several weeks, the Register will feature candidates in key county and state government races. The articles, which will appear in Q/A format, will be compiled using the exact answers given by the candidates to our questions. Our first article looks at the race for Clayton County Auditor.

Tue
04
Oct

ROADS HARD HIT BY RAINS, FLOOD


Here’s a look at Kiln Road along the Turkey River just upstream of Osterdock.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The heavy rains of the past few weeks have put a heavier work load on the county’s Secondary Roads Department.  “It was more in the northern part of the county, but locally, it’s bad all over,” County Engineer Rafe Koopman said.  “There are a lot more mud spots than we usually see and we need to be hauling spot rock to handle the problem.”

Tue
04
Oct

Royale Daniels

Royale A. Daniels, 82, of Maynard, Iowa died on Thursday morning, September 29, 2016, at Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein.

Royale Avis Halverson was born August 20, 1934, in Gunder, Clayton County, Iowa, the daughter of Roy G. and Alvina (Ruroden) Halverson. She graduated from Elkader High School, Elkader, Iowa, in the Class of 1952. Royale married James E. Daniels and two children were born to this union, Jari and Brad. Royale and Jim later divorced. Royale was a homemaker, Avon lady, ceramics teacher and worked for Rockwell Collins for many years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Highland Lutheran Church. Royale enjoyed traveling, ceramics and visiting with family and friends.

Tue
04
Oct

Mary Ingles

Mary Helen Ingles, age 58, of Garber, IA, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, after a sudden illness. She was born in Prairie du Chien WI, on August 9, 1958, the daughter of Raymond and Helen Storbeck. 

Tue
27
Sep

Sons and Daughters - Gifford inducted into Hall of Fame


Marshall Gifford, Class of 1989, is the newest inductee into the Central Hall of Fame. Gifford and his two brothers, Tom and Andrew, grew up in Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Since graduating high school 27 years ago, Central’s newest Hall of Fame inductee has earned a college degree, gotten married, started a family and launched a successful financial consulting practice. And every step of the way, he has carried with him the lessons he learned growing up in rural Iowa.

Tue
27
Sep

JOE IHM STILL RUNNING AT 85


Joe Ihm

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Editor’s note: More “Healthy Lifestyle” articles can be found in the special supplement included with this week’s newspaper.

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