Clayton County Register

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Bells ring out at Peace

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Throughout almost any town you can hear church bells ring from their towers each Sunday.  However, on the third of each month, September through May, you can hear 1 1 sets of hand bells ringing from within Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader at the 9 a.m. worship service.

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25
Feb

Emma Louise Griffith

 

Emma Louise (Mather) Griffith was born December 21, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minn. and died February 16, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa.

A memorial service was planned at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Peace United Church of Christ In Elkader.  Friends gathjered and greeted family beginning at 10 a.m. until service time. A private inurnment in East Side Cemetery will be planned at a later date.

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25
Feb

Dorothy Hulbert

 

Dorothy H. Hulbert, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester, Iowa. Dorothy Helen Bernice Kremer was born on September 27, 1929, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Wilhelmina (Seng) Kramer. She graduated from North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in 1949. Dorothy married Joseph John Hulbert on March 25, 1950. In 1954, the family moved to Elkader, Iowa.

During her life in Elkader, Dorothy worked at the Clayton County Courthouse, the Ben Franklin Store, and numerous other Elkader businesses, finally retiring from the secretarial position at Peace United Church of Christ in 1995.

Wed
25
Feb

Walter Long

 

After a courageous battle with cancer, Walter Long passed away in Apache Junction, Arizona, on February 10, 2015, at the age 75.

Wed
18
Feb

“A Day in the Life” Legislator thrives on 16-17 hour days


Representative Patti Ruff was joined by her husband, Dan and youngest son, Tucker, in the House Chambers on the first day of the 2015 Legislative Session.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

For State Representative Patti Ruff, balancing work and family is a matter of setting priorities, managing time wisely and taking full advantage of technology. 

Wed
18
Feb

BUDGET READY

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The tax levy for Clayton County residents will decrease for 2015-2016 under a proposed budget that will be presented at a public hearing March 9. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the county government building, 600 Gunder Road, Elkader.

Wed
18
Feb

Robert Roethler

Robert Joseph Roethler, Sr., 69, of Emmetsburg, IA died on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg of complications due to pneumonia.

Wed
18
Feb

Jean Kennett

 

Jean Helen Eckford Kennett, 96, of Scottsdale, Arizona, died peacefully on December 19, 2014. Born on August 6, 1918, in Choteau, Montana, Jean was the daughter of John Eckford and Amy Crary.

Jean’s father, a dentist, had practiced in Mexico for 10 years before he moved to Choteau where he met Jean’s mother. Jean described her mother as a strong, independent woman whom she greatly admired.

Wed
11
Feb

Monarch butterfly decline signals need for landscape ethic


Starmont elementary students display a monarch butterfly they captured and tagged in the school’s milkweed prairie as part of a Clayton County Conservation program.

 

By Gary Siegwarth

In the autumn of 1813, American ornithologist John James Audubon watched a flock of passenger pigeons fly over the Ohio countryside.  He described the numbers as so numerous it darkened the sky and took more than three days for the entire flock to pass overhead.  It’s estimated that three to five billion passenger pigeons were in the United States when Europeans arrived in North America.  In nearly the blink of an eye, the species went from being one of the most abundant birds in the world to complete extinction in 1914.  This astonishing elimination of a seemingly bountiful species was attributed to overhunting and loss of habitat.  

Wed
11
Feb

SEEKING FUNDS

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Science Teacher Ann Gritzner would like to breeze into the Windy City with a couple of busloads of students but making that happen will take some help from members of the Elkader community.

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