Clayton County Register

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Violet Ornellia Landsgaard

 

Violet Ornellia Landsgaard Thompson, 85, passed away on July 12, 2013. A memorial service will be held on August 10, 2013 at Saint Andrew Christian Church in, Olathe, KS at 3 p.m. A private interment will follow at a later date in Springfield, MO.

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Helen Lucille Patrick

 

Helen Lucille Patrick, 82 of Elkader, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. A wake was held at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader, Iowa on Thursday July 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11.

Helen is survived by her two sons Edmund (Melissa) Patrick and Harlann (Joyce) Patrick of Elkader and Mrs. Gary (Joyce) Edwards Patrick of Jacksonville Beach, FL; grandchildren, Heather Patrick, Benjamin Patrick, Christi Edwards and David Hemby.

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Businesses getting overdue face lift


Work on the facade project is underway in Elkader. The chalet-type exterior of this building at the corner of Main and Mulberry was removed last week. A brick front is planned.

You can put a price tag on the cost to renovate an old building but you can’t attach a dollar sign to the lasting impression those improvements create.

“Replicating what a building looked like when it was first built, well, that’s priceless,” said Roger Thomas, Director of Main Street Elkader and the Elkader Development Corporation.

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Merlin Geuder

 

Merlin H. Geuder, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center. Graveside services to return both Merlin and Irene to their place of rest will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, at Guttenberg City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 730 Hawkins Drive in Iowa City, or to the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home, 313 Elkader Street, Strawberry Point, IA 52076.

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Linda L. Phelps

 

Linda L. Phelps of Elkader died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.  She was born April 28, 1949, in Elkader, to Irvin and Mildred (Boege) Phelps. She graduated from Central High School, and attended one year of beauty school in Iowa City.

She was united in marriage to Bruce Berens on May 15, 1971. One son was born to this union.

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Helen Waterman is turning 95

 

Happy 95th birthday to Helen Waterman on Saturday, August 3, 2013. In honor of her birthday, please send greetings to Helen at:  Helen Waterman, 302 West Lincoln Street, Apt. 8, Edgewood, Iowa 52042.

 
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Knokes married 60 years

 

Sheila and Fred Knoke will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 25, 2013.  Sheila Mae Erickson married Fred Charles Knoke on July 25, 1953 at the E&R Church in Elkader.  The couple, who has been long-term Elkader residents, have three children and five grandchildren.  Their children include: Nancy Mc Clure in Temple, Texas, Elaine Martin in Bettendorf, Iowa, and Fred Knoke (Amy) in Decorah, Iowa.  Grandchildren, include, Dani Heaton, Trisha Martin, Joe, Tom and Jack Knoke.  

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Garnavillo family is National-bound


TJ Wille, Garnavillo, will show his heifer, Amanda, at the Clayton County Fair.

Meet the Wille family:  Phil and Tonya, and their children Alexis, TJ, Jayce and Alyssa Wille. The Willes, who live on a farm just south of Garnavillo and milk approximately 50 head of cattle, are pretty familiar with the expectations and projects of 4-H. 

Members of the Garnavillo Hawks 4-H club, the Willes are busy preparing for the upcoming Clayton County Fair in National. Only two of the kids, Alexis and TJ, are old enough to be involved with 4H, but Jayce and little sister, Alyssa, are excited to reach fifth grade so they too can participate. 

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Girls fall in first round of regional play


Central’s Ashley Nemechek successfully steals second base in a game against Kee High. The Warriors lost the hard fought battle, 2-1. More photos on Facebook. Photo by Bev Hamann

On July 8th, Central faced Lansing Kee High in Elkader for the first-round of Regionals.  The Warriors lost the game by a score of 2-1.

Ashley Nemechek had a hit and scored Central’s only run.  Gabrielle Berns also had a hit. Paige Funk was the losing pitcher but did a nice job on the mound with no earned runs allowed.

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Swishers married 65 years


Eldon and Shirley Swisher

 

Eldon and Shirley Swisher of Garnavillo will be celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday July 20, 2013 with a 4 PM Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA and a family dinner following. Eldon Swisher and Shirley Weber were married on July 20th, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, IA. 

They are the parents of two children, Susan (Dennis) Troester of Dubuque, IA and Jeffrey (Chris) Swisher of Wheaton, IL. They have three grandchildren and five great-grandsons.

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