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Tue
03
Nov

ATTORNEY GENERAL TO DECIDE AUDITOR’S FATE

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will have final say on whether or not Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag remains in office.

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors met October 28 to discuss possible action against Freitag, and ultimately decided to refer the matter to Miller’s office to determine whether a Chapter 66 petition is appropriate. Chapter 66 of the Iowa Code covers removing an elected official from his or her office.  Only the Attorney General can file a removal petition.

Tue
03
Nov

Judson Osterhaus

Judson Trace William Osterhaus, 8, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 29, 2015, at home in Elkader. He was born in Dubuque, on October 24, 2007, to Heidi (Debes) Aulwes and Mark Osterhaus.

Jud had just started second grade this year at Central Community School in Elkader.

He lived with his great-grandma, Bonnie Syverson; his dad and mom, Mark and Heidi; twin brothers, Jake and Sam, and sister, Maggie.

Tue
03
Nov

Raymond “Bud” Marmann

Raymond “Bud” J. Marmann, Jr., 88, of Farmersburg, died Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. He was born January 4, 1927, at home in rural Clayton Center, to Ray and Pearl (Taake) Marmann Sr.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Fishler on February 16, 1955. Two children were born to this union.

Tue
03
Nov

Irvin Kruse

Irvin LaVern Kruse, 77, of rural St. Olaf, died Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Guttenberg Hospital. He was born in Elkport, on the home farm, on May 12, 1938, to William and Mildred (Hammond) Kruse. He was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport on August 21, 1938, and later, was confirmed there. 

He attended country school; then went to Garnavillo, graduating with the class of 1958.  Irvin served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963, when he was honorably discharged. On October 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carol Wilke at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. Four children were born to this union.

Tue
27
Oct

2015 Elkader Elections - Garms, Pope running for mayor


Bob Garms

Josh Pope

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Municipal elections will be held throughout Clayton County on Tuesday, November 3. In Elkader, voters will choose between two candidates for the mayor’s job. Bob Garms is running for re-election; his opponent is Josh Pope. Both took time to answer some questions from the Register.

Tue
27
Oct

COUNTY AUDITOR RESPONDS

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors met Monday with County Auditor Dennis Freitag, who was placed under oath and asked several questions about his job performance. Although Freitag’s attorney Peter Riley of Cedar Rapids indicated that Freitag had provided a written report to the Supervisors last Friday, Chairman Gary Bowden said that the report did not address the concerns outlined in a document earlier given to the auditor.

Tue
27
Oct

Donald Moser

Donald Ralph Moser, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Donald was born into the family of Ralph Rudolph and Opal Irene (Borrett) Moser March 31, 1927.

The family lived on Skip Level road near Colesburg, Iowa but Donald was born in a home near Osterdock, Iowa. His mother died when Donald was almost four years of age. This resulted in Donald and his brother, Curtis, growing up with William and Jessie (Kolker) Borrett. Donald’s sister, Lois, grew up in the Francis and Ella (Moser) Troester home.

Tue
27
Oct

Norma Mitchell

Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell, 82, of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, due to complications of a stroke. She was born on September 22, 1933, in Farmersburg Township to Oliver and Lydia (Handke) Schoulte.

She grew up on the family farm near National and this is where she developed her lifelong love of plants and birds.

Tue
27
Oct

Roger Moeller

Roger Frederick William Moeller, 64, of Luana, Iowa died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Iowa. He was born on February 18, 1951, to Orlando and Margenelle (Becker) Moeller at the Postville Community Hospital, Postville, Iowa. Roger was baptized on April 8, 1951, and confirmed on April 11, 1965, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He graduated high school from Postville Community High School on May 23, 1969, and graduated from Northeast Area One on May 13, 1971.

Tue
20
Oct

Elkader Floral Shop, Store is perfect reflection of its owner


Janis Lerch’s shop, Elkader Floral, offers a mix of flowers, home decor and unique gifts.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

If there was ever a shop that perfectly mirrored its owner’s personality, Elkader Floral is that shop. The store’s inventory is a creative blend of fresh and silk floral arrangements, plants, home decor, and unique gift items, including many with spiritual themes. Each business day, there’s a cheery, humorous or thought-provoking message chalked onto a board in the shop’s front window.

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