Clayton County Register

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Sep

Fun and fund-raising: That’s what friends are for


Cassey Kavars, left, and Faith Blaskovich show some of the items they’ve packed into totes that are nearly ready for check out at the Elkader Public Library.

Believing that a library should be more than a place to check out books, Cassey Kavars joined Friends of the Elkader Public Library several years ago, hoping to help the group expand its programming. She soon was elected president of the group, a volunteer position she’s capably managed for six or seven years.

Mon
09
Sep

Mary Kahrs death notice

 

Mary V. Kahrs, 85, of West Union, formerly of Elkader, died Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union. Private graveside services will be held. Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com

 
Mon
09
Sep

Douglas Paul Berns

 

Douglas Paul Berns, 52, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in Woodbury, MN. He was formerly from Garnavillo, Iowa. He was the son of L’Dean Berns and Sharon Berns Baumgarter, and was born May 1, 1961. Doug graduated from Garnavillo Junior-Senior High School in 1979. He also graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and worked as a CPA with several firms.

Mon
09
Sep

Ruby Violet Baker

 

Ruby Violet Baker, 87, of Volga died Monday, September 2, 2013, at her residence in Volga. She was born October 2, 1925, in Ute, Iowa to Almarine J. and Artie M. (Holt) Baker. She attended school in Ute.

Ruby was united in marriage to Charley Baker Sr., on May 7, 1945. Five children were born to this union.

Mon
09
Sep

Earl G. Whittle

 

Earl G. Whittle, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Elkader, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. He was born January 16, 1922 in Elkader, the son of Clem and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle.  

Mon
09
Sep

Loren E. Rodas

 

Loren E. Rodas, 70, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Sunday, September 1, 2013, at home.  Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Hazel Green with Pastor Rod Johnson officiating.  Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City.  Friends also called from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church before the service.

Mon
09
Sep

Central falls to Kee High, 56-34

The Central Warriors traveled to Lansing Friday to take on the Kee High Hawks. Central held its own in an exciting first half after the Hawks made the first score with 10:17 left in the first quarter on a 3-yard run by Dylan Peterson.  The point after failed. With 5:31 left, Central’s Ben Backes tied the game on a 5-yard run. The extra point failed.  Central scored again with 1:18 left in the quarter on an 11-yard pass from Derek Ehrhardt to Shawn Fults. The extra point failed but the Warriors were leading 12-6 at the end of the quarter.

Mon
09
Sep

Model T cruise: Taking in the sights of NE Iowa


Fourteen members of the Minnesota Valley Model T Club line up on the Motor Mill bridge during a four-day, four-county, seven-car cruise in northeast Iowa. Judy Jellings of Fayette and Walt Groskurth of Mankato, MN lead the procession in Groskurth’s 1917 Model T touring car.

Lee and Barb Oster lead a procession of Model T Fords across the Motor Mill bridge. The Osters’ car is a 1926 Model T coup.

Model T Fords nearly a century old recently shared Northeast Iowa’s back roads with 21st Century farm machinery, hybrid vehicles, and farm trucks.

Fourteen members of the Minnesota Valley Model T club cruised through Clayton, Fayette, Dubuque, and Buchanan Counties in seven Model Ts. The oldest car was a 1914 touring car owned by Tim and Deb Miller of New Prague, MN. The newest cars were “modern” 1926 models.

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.

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