Clayton County Register

Tue
19
May

Mary Ellen Horstman

Mary Ellen (Jones) Horstman, 86, of Guttenberg, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.  Mary Ellen was born July 6, 1928, in Lima, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Edith Mae (Homewood) Jones and stepfather William Jones. Her childhood years were spent in Wadena and Elkport. Mary Ellen was baptized at Wadena and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. She attended the Elkport School.

On July 10, 1946, Mary Ellen married Alvin G. Horstman at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. From this union five children were born.

Tue
12
May

Lyme Disease, treatable but often misdiagnosed


Their small size makes ticks hard to see.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

It’s as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence. It’s nearly impossible to see it on a dog. It’s barely visible to the human eye.  Yet, it can have a gigantic, life-changing impact on thousands of lives. It’s the primary tick that carries Lyme disease, particularly in this region of the United States. It’s the deer tick (also known as the black-legged tick).

Tue
12
May

SAFARI TIME!

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With the last day of school quickly approaching, parent’s, grandparents, care providers and others might be wondering how they will keep youngsters entertained all summer. The folks at the Turkey River Recreational Corridor (TRRC) along with a long list of sponsors have a suggestion—actually 20 suggestions. TRRC is offering its third annual self-paced outdoor adventure that encourages families to explore different stops along the Turkey River in Clayton and Fayette counties.

Tue
12
May

Mary Peterman

Mary Rosellen (Murray) Peterman, 86, of Elkader, went to be with her Lord on May 4, 2015.  Mary was born on September 15, 1928, in Clermont, Iowa, to Thomas and Madge (Cline) Murray. She attended school in Wadena, Iowa. Mary married Forrest (Pete) Peterman on November 27, 1944, in Elkader, Iowa. To this union four children were born. Mary and Forrest celebrated over 56 years of marriage.

Wed
06
May

Music and Monarchs Festival is a time to listen and learn


Derek Stone, Ankeny, gets up close and personal with a monarch butterfly.

Clayton Ridge students recently planted butterfly milkweed and common milkweed, which provide a habitat for monarchs.

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

Wed
06
May

A JOB WELL DONE


Members of the Elkader Fire Department position a railing at a new fishing pier and observation deck.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elkader firefighters last week put the finishing touches on a project that will expand fishing opportunities in the area. 

Wed
06
May

Dennis Hamann

Dennis Milton Hamann, 68, of Garnavillo, IA was born the son of Milton F. and Wilma (Witte) Hamann on June 14, 1946, in Postville, IA. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, IA. Following graduation from Garnavillo High School, Dennis served his country in the United States Army, where he received his A.A. degree in music. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Dennis married Beverly Behrend at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, IA on July 20, 1968, a union that was blessed with two children. Dennis farmed for over 50 years but continued helping his neighbors with farm work after he retired.

Wed
06
May

Elizabeth Wagner

Elizabeth Ann Wagner, 68, of Elkader passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. She was born February 21, 1947, in Owatonna, MN, to Charles Robert and Virginia (Swenson) Harris. Following high school, she attended a Truck Driving School. She was a NE Iowa Transit bus driver for five years.

She was united in marriage to David Wagner on June 18, 2004.

Elizabeth loved flowers, gardening and her pond in the backyard. She also enjoyed fishing, golfing, cooking and especially spending time with family.

Tue
28
Apr

A Tree-mendous Idea, Central students plant an orchard


Central students Alexis Krugger, Carly Kluesner, Lane Orr and Dan McGreal spread mulch around a newly planted tree.

Lane Orr dumps mulch under the watchful eyes of classmates Levi Miller, Maggie Osterhaus, Karleigh Thorson, Shannon Farmer and Sean Wilwert.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Cool temperatures and brisk winds couldn’t dampen the spirits of Central students last week as they planted more than a dozen trees on the playground adjacent to the school. 

Tue
28
Apr

MEET MUSICIAN SOPHIA LANDIS


Elkader native Sophia Landis is pursuing her dream of a music career.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Music has been in Sophia Landis’ life for as long as she can remember. The 24 year-old Elkader native began piano lessons at the age of three.

“We had group lessons after pre-school,” she said.  “I seemed to pick it up pretty quick.”

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