Clayton County Register

Wed
04
Sep

Janet Elaine Speer

 

Janet Elaine Speer, 75, of Elkader, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born October 25, 1937, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Theodore and Wilma (Manning) Cassabaum. Janet graduated from Fairfield High School.

She retired from Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Wed
04
Sep

George Celestine Miller

 

George Celestine Miller, 98, of Elkader, Iowa passed away on August 25, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. George was born on June 9, 1915, in West Union, the son of Henry and Sara Jane (Foley) Miller. George attended and graduated from West Union High School in 1934. Following high school, George attended Iowa State College for one year and finished his education with a degree in dairy manufacturing from Purdue University School of Agriculture.

Wed
04
Sep

Marion Bink Harn

 

Marion Ida Bink Harn died at Mesa Verde Convalescent Center, Costa Mesa, California, on August 10, 2013, at the age of 101. Born May 10, 1912, in Elkader, Iowa, to Leonard Michael and Rose Katherine Poull Bink, she was the youngest of seven children. She was a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Elkader and in 1934 graduated from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, with majors in speech and English. In addition to the degree from Clarke, Marion also studied reading at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.

Wed
04
Sep

Central School Board Candidates Meet Ed, Rachel and Peter


Ed Hertrampf

Rachel Jaster

Peter Purman

School board elections will be held Tuesday, September 10, across most of the state. Locally, four newcomers and an incumbent are vying for four open seats on the Central School Board. The following five names will appear on the ballot: Jered Finley, Rob Frieden, Ed Hertrampf, Rachel Jaster (incumbent) and Peter Purman.

Absentee ballots for this election are now available and can be requested up to 11 a.m. the day of the election, according to County Auditor Dennis Freitag.

Mon
26
Aug

Aloys Berns

 

Aloys J. Berns, age 76, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center from Alzheimer’s disease. He was born March 2, 1937, to Louis and Clara (Harter) Berns on the family farm near Garnavillo.

Al graduated from the Garnavillo High School in 1955, farmed with his family and was a trucker for many years. On May 21, 1958, he was united in marriage with Rosemary Bonert at St. Peter and Paul Church in Petersburg, Iowa. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family.

Mon
26
Aug

Emery Clifford Landsgard

 

Emery Clifford Landsgard, 90, of Elgin, Iowa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Iowa.   

Mon
26
Aug

Robert James “Jim” Duff

 

Robert James “Jim” Duff, 98, of Volga City, died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center. Jim was born September 13, 1914, in Highland Township, rural Volga City, to Robert and Harriet (Goodwin) Duff. He received his education at the Duff Country School.

Mon
26
Aug

Richard John Katschkowsky

 

Richard John Katschkowsky 79, of Northbrook, IL, formerly of Elkader, died Friday, August 16, 2013, at his home in Northbrook. He was born October 6, 1933, the last of seven children of William and Dorothy (Reinhardt) Katschkowsky. Richard graduated from Elkader High School and attended college for two years.

Mon
26
Aug

Central struggles in season opener


Nick Sylvester takes his position at the line of scrimmage.

 

The Central Warriors hosted the Janesville Wildcats Friday, losing the season-opening game by a score of 54-12.  

In first quarter action, Janesville moved ahead with 6:02 left to play on a 20-yard pass from Hunter Meyer to Jack Thode. The extra point kick by Meyer was good. Meyer threw another TD pass, this time to Jacob Hahn, with 1:28 to go, making the score 14-0 at the end of the quarter.

Mon
26
Aug

Central School Board Election: Meet Jered Finley, Rob Frieden


Jered Finley

Rob Frieden

Four newcomers and an incumbent are vying for open seats on the Central School Board. The following five names will appear on the ballot for the September 10 election: Jered Finley, Rob Frieden, Ed Hertrampf, Rachel Jaster (incumbent) and Peter Purman.

To acquaint Register readers with the candidates, profiles on all five will be published over the next two weeks. This issue features profiles in a question and answer format on Jered Finley and Rob Frieden. The remaining candidates will be the focus of next week’s article.

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