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Tue
20
Oct

CARRYING ON FAMILY TRADITION


Leon, Paul and Tom Berns have all achieved Master Pork Producers honors.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It’s become a tradition for a member of the Berns family to achieve “Master Pork Producer” distinction. The newest recipient is Paul Berns, who was honored at the recent Clayton County Pork Producers banquet. He follows in the footsteps of his dad, Tom, and his uncle, John, who were jointly honored in 2003. Paul’s grandparents, Leon and Phyllis Berns, received the award in 1993.

Tue
20
Oct

Ruth Sorensen

On October 8, 2015, at 8 a.m., a wonderful wife and mother, Ruth Delores Sorensen, died in Hood River, Oregon at her home. She was a product of the Depression, strong and resilient. Her hometown was small, Elkader, Iowa, on the Turkey River. Sleigh rides, strap on skates, hearty lunches at noon, all were a part of Ruth’s childhood. She was a New Year’s baby, born January 1, 1924. Her father, Edward Burlingame, who at one time lived in Montana and rode on the prairie with American Indians, owned a general store, and knew how to pinch pennies. Elizabeth Burlingame was a fabulous cook, untiring church volunteer and warm, loving mother.

Tue
20
Oct

Opal Wright

Opal Neoma Wright, 101, of Strawberry Point, died Friday, October 9, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. She was born July 31, 1914, in rural Elkport, to Frank and Maggie (Noggle) Ortmann. Opal received her education in the Elkport School.

She was united in marriage to Donald Resor in September, 1931.  Later, she married Clarence Wright.

Opal enjoyed crafting, gardening, reading and exercising. She worked at Goodrich in Strawberry Point for several years.

Tue
13
Oct

Welcome, Dr. Lawlor, New physician settling in, feeling at home


Dr. Donna Lawlor, pictured above with Linda Monore, registered nurse and clinic manager, is Elkader’s newest physician.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Don’t waste your breath trying to sell Dr. Donna Lawlor on the pleasures of living in Northeast Iowa: She was sold long before she started practicing medicine here in mid-August.

Tue
13
Oct

GROUND BREAKING IN GARNAVILLO

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

After many delays and unforeseen battles, the Garnavillo Volunteer Fire Department last week broke ground on a new fire station that will replace the old creamery building retrofitted for the fire and EMS departments in 1969. 

Tue
13
Oct

Michael Roach

CMS (Retired) Michael J. Roach, 84, of Elkader, died Saturday, October 3, 2015, at his home. He was born June 10, 1931, in Elkader, to Leo M. and Julia (Quinn) Roach and grew up in rural Elkader. Mike received his education at the rural school where his mother taught and later went to St. Joseph Catholic School, graduating with the class of 1949. As a youth he was active in the Worthwhile 4-H Club and baseball and high school basketball. He attended college for 2½ years. He served in the Iowa National Guard for 1½ years before he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, where he proudly served his country for more than 28 years. He served two tours of duty in Japan and two tours in Korea along with many other bases throughout the years.

Tue
13
Oct

Jeanette Schuety

Jeannette L. Schuety, 86, of Elkader, died Monday, October 5, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. She was born April 16, 1929, in Elkader, to Oscar and Evelyn (Olson) Possehl. Jeannette attended Elkader schools.

She was united in marriage to Aden Hanson in 1946, at Friedens Evangelical Church in Elkader. Three children were born to this union. They later divorced. Jeannette was united in marriage to Ronald Schuety in 1970, at the Ankeny Christian Church.

Tue
13
Oct

Steven Glawe

Steven Chris Glawe, 59, of Elkader, died Sunday, October 4, 2015, at his home in Elkader. He was born July 21, 1956, in Prairie du Chien, WI, to Bernelle and Wilma (Scherf) Glawe.  Steve was baptized September 25, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo and confirmed October 12, 1973, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf.

Tue
06
Oct

Good-bye, Dr. Zichal, Physician hanging up stethoscope


Dr. Ken Zichal and Amy Amsden, an LPN at Medical Associations Clinic share a moment prior to Dr. Zichal’s last day at the clinic.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though long-time Elkader physician Ken Zichal has retired after practicing medicine for nearly 40 years, he has no intention of slowing down.

“Oh, I have quite a list of things to accomplish,” he said, flashing the easy grin that has endeared him to a long list of patients. “Pretty sure I’ll manage to stay busy.”

Tue
06
Oct

BOARD WANTS ANSWERS FROM COUNTY AUDITOR

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Clayton County Supervisors Monday took an unprecedented step to address significant issues in the county auditor’s office. They voted unanimously to formally serve County Auditor Dennis Freitag with list of issues that he must respond to at a meeting scheduled October 26 at 2 p.m. He will be placed under oath and his responses transcribed by a court reporter.

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