Clayton County Register

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Dec

She’s on a roll Woman bakes bread for 100 diners


About 100 people enjoyed Christmas dinner last year at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader. Peace will host the dinner again this Christmas Day.

 

When much of Northeast Iowa settles in on Christmas Eve for a long winter’s nap, Janita Doeppke will be in her “workshop” baking rolls for Christmas Day dinner. It’ll be a long night: About 100 hungry Christmas diners will be expecting her warm, melt-in-your-mouth dinner rolls, and she has no intention of disappointing them.

“They have to be fresh,” the Elkader woman said. “If I made them earlier and froze them, well, it just wouldn’t be the same, would it.”

Mon
02
Dec

Bollman death notice

 

Raymond Moody Bollman, 80, of Swisher, died Friday, November 22, 2013, at Honey Creek Cottages in Swisher. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Ray is survived by his wife, Joanne; three children, Patrick (Kathy) Bollman, Julie Bollman and Lisa (Todd) Lenth; five grandchildren; three step-children, Deb (Dan) Covell-Dalziel, Steve (Brenda) Carter, and Brian (Luanne) Carter; six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Mon
02
Dec

Central girls lose to Oelwein


Central’s Kinsey Juergens, right, and an Oelwein opponent tie up the ball.

 

By Pat McTaggaret

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls met Oelwein November 26, losing the basketball game by a score of 43-30.  Oelwein took a 15-4 lead in the first quarter and extended the lead to 29-9 at the half. The third quarter ended with Oelwein leading 41-16. Central fought back in the fourth quarter, but ended up losing the game with a score of 43-30.

Mon
02
Dec

Don’t get snowed by scammers

With the holiday shopping season underway, consumer groups say scammers are ready and waiting to exploit the chaos and take advantage of our desire to get the hottest gifts at the best prices. 

“The holidays bring out the best in people and the worst in scammers. Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, scammers don’t care if they ruin your holiday plans,” said Carrie Hurt, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB).

Mon
25
Nov

George Gordon Fleener

 

George Gordon Fleener, 90, of Columbia died Friday, November 15, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center.  Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Memorial Funeral Home.  Burial followed the service at Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Mon
25
Nov

Central girls win basketball opener


Central’s Kiana Stender lets the ball go for a three-pointer at recent basketball jamboree.

The Central girls’ varsity basketball team came out on top Friday as it played its opening season game against East Buchanan. Central led 13-12 at the end of a close first quarter but fell behind 26-19 at the half. The Warriors still trailed 33-29 with a quarter to go. In fourth quarter action, Central outscored East Buchanan 15-6, taking home the 44-39 victory.

Mon
25
Nov

Dinner is served thanks to many hands


Virgie Downey

Cooking for a crowd is second nature to Virgie Downey. One of nine children, she was helping out in her mother’s kitchen when she was a very young girl. She was making pies for her family by the time she was eight. Now she’s sharing her culinary talents on a much larger scale. Virgie and her husband, Jim, are in charge of the Thanksgiving meal that will be served next Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Elkader. About 100 are expected to attend; others get their meals delivered.

Mon
18
Nov

Central cross-country celebrates successful season


Members of the cross-country team are, front row left to right: Sumner Smith, Jacob Jansen, Megan Nemechek, Zhibek Kamalbek, Megan Rochleau, Peyton Alexie and Blake Rochleau; middle row left to right: Tom Shirbroun, Ashley Funk, Anna Tuecke, Grace Rodman, Carissa Moyna, Katja Graner, Hannah Kuehl and Josie Fettkether; and back row: Trevor Moser, Jacob Hauber, Marcus Siegwarth, Coach Mark Bauder, Sandi Anderson, Kiana Stender, Gabrielle Berns, Emily Asche, Haley Schroeder, volunteer assistant Cera Bauder, Torre Curran, Hunter Bries and Travis Prier.

The Central cross-country season was another successful one on both the boys and girls side of things. The boys ended their season with a tremendous team effort at the district meet where they finished 5th amongst numerous state rated teams.

Mon
18
Nov

Land use, conservation efforts attacked

Despite fears of a sub-par harvest from a wet spring and dry summer, “better than expected” corn yields are being reported across much of the state, including Northeast Iowa. That’s good news for farmers. And it comes at a time when good news is needed: An “investigative story” released last week has challenged the land-use practices and conservation efforts of corn producers, suggesting that farmers are cashing in on the federal government’s ethanol mandate at the expense of “environmentally sensitive” land.

Mon
18
Nov

Vivian Meyer

 

Vivian Margery Laura Meyer, 84, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died Friday November 8, 2013, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Vivian was born on the family farm north of Garnavillo to Edwin and Bernice (Schumacher) Milewsky on February 18, 1929. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Garnavillo where she remained a lifelong member.

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