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Tue
23
May

Ethel Moen

Ethel Vivian Milbrath Moen, 95, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.

The family will greet friends and relatives from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Elkader, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Susan Friedrich officiating. Committal will be held at the Elkader Cemetery.

Tue
23
May

Fredrick Kuehl

Fredrick Earl Kuehl or as one of the many nicknames he had: the “Fredster”, “Fast Freddy,” “Skipper,” or “Earl,” age 46, of  Albert Lea, Minnesota, formerly of Garnavillo and Clayton, Iowa, passed away suddenly on May 16, 2017, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa. Fred was the son of Billy Ray and Barbara (Schlesselman) Kuehl. He was born on April 22, 1971, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Tue
16
May

Civil War Project - Students share work with public


Central sophomore Olivia Backes plays “Taps” ending a Civil War presentation at the Carter House Annex, Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Standing on the stoop of the Carter House Annex on a bright, sunny Tuesday afternoon, Central sophomore Olivia Backes brought to an end her work on the Civil War in a most appropriate way. Solemnly lifting a polished bugle to her pursed lips, the experienced trumpeter played a moving and mournful verse of “Taps.”

Tue
16
May

900-PLUS THINGS TO SEE, DO HERE


Kim Hurley has recently completed a project that enables visitors to find information on more than 900 points of interest throughout the county.

 Clayton County. Gorgeous rolling hills, breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, historical downtowns—and over 950 hidden treasures!

950 hidden treasures? What exactly are these 950 hidden treasures? They are Points of Interest (POI) throughout the county—businesses and services, parks and recreation, education, health and wellness, shops, lodging, and, dining establishments. Within these broad categories are many surprises such as two airports, five newspapers, nine wineries, eight museums, and five golf courses.

Tue
16
May

Verla Bente

Verla May Fern Bente, 71, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born November 17, 1945, in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Everd and Opal (Noack) Tuecke. Verla was raised and educated in the area graduating from Guttenberg High School in 1964. She received a bachelors in elementary education from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. 

Tue
16
May

Gertrude Brase

Gertrude Ann Brase was taken to heavenly glory by her Savior Jesus Christ on May 6, 2017 at the age of 82. Her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, Iowa, with Rev. Andrew Preus officiating. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9th at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and an hour before the service at the church.  

Tue
16
May

LaNida Severidt

LaNida Severidt, 95, of State Center, Iowa, passed away May 10, 2017, at the Madrid Home for the Aging, Madrid, Iowa.

A visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 14, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home.  Funeral services were Monday, May 15th, in the chapel at Madrid Home for the Aging.

Tue
09
May

“Connecting Communities” Area schools collaborate on book


This old house near Elgin is one of several contributions to a collaborative project. The photo was taken by Central student Megan Glawe.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Picture this: A collaborative project that uses the work of student photojournalists to unite the communities served by five Northeast Iowa schools. 

Tue
09
May

FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS DONATION FOR NEW RESCUE SUIT


Elkader Fire Chief Scott Marmann, third from left, accepts a donation from PeopleService. Three employees of the company were on hand at the presentation: Kim Werger, Dennis White, and Jared Burkle. The money will be used to help purchase a new water rescue suit.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

There’s an ironic twist to a donation given last week to the Elkader Fire Department in honor of a recent daring rescue: The gift came from a company that employs two of the people involved in the heroic effort.

Tue
09
May

Robert Halverson

Robert D. Halverson, 78, of Elkader, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Robert Dorf Halverson was born August 29, 1938, in Lansing, IA to Dorf and Viette (Henderson) Halverson. Bob graduated from Lansing High School in 1956. He then attended the University of Iowa for two years. 

He was united in marriage to Sharon Walters on June 24, 1961, at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville, IA. The couple were blessed with four wonderful children.

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