Clayton County Register

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Wrestling team hopes to build off 2013-2014 season


Wrestling returned to Central this year. Members of the team are: front row, left to right: Aaron Hoth, Tom Shirbroun, Ted Hilgerson, Simon Koehn and Trevor Moser; back row, left to right: Ethan Grant, Justin Cummer, Marcus Siegwarth, Kennie Orr, and Head Coach Isaac Frieden. Not pictured: Kory Doeppke and Bailie Koehn and Josie Fettkether. Photo courtesy of Blaker Photography

By Gary Siegwarth, Freelance Writer

Mon
24
Feb

Jeffery Lynn Frieden

 

Jeffery Lynn Frieden, 53, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Elkader, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was born on August 16, 1960, at the Postville Hospital to Milo and Marilyn (DeWitte) Frieden of Elgin, Iowa. Jeff graduated from Valley of Elgin High School, Elgin, Iowa in 1978.  Jeff attended Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the auto mechanics program.

Mon
24
Feb

Arthur George Maier

 

Arthur George Maier, 94, of Elkader, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born November 1, 1919, near Elkport to Emil and Anna (Schaub) Maier. He attended Volga Twp. #7 School.

Art spent his entire life in the area helping on the home farm, as well as working with area farmers. He enjoyed woodworking, and especially loved his bees. He was the caretaker of the Union Cemetery for nearly 50 years, and also Sacred Heart Cemetery near Littleport for a time. Art kept the fire burning in the Hope Lutheran Church furnace for many years including cutting the wood.

Mon
24
Feb

Five area wrestlers go to state; two return with medals

 

By Gary Siegwarth

Freelance Writer

 

Mon
24
Feb

Northey makes NE Iowa stop

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was in St. Olaf last week to talk about cover crops with local farmers.  Producers that want to prevent soil erosion, improve nutrient cycling, sustain their soils and protect the environment have been returning to this ancient practice.  Although farmers have been using cover crops for centuries, today’s generation of producers has little experience with them.

Mon
17
Feb

Robert “Glen” Medberry

 

 

Robert “Glen” Medberry, 89, of Elgin passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.  Robert Glen, the son of James and Agnes (Kerr) Medberry, was born September 23, 1924, in Volga, Iowa.  Glen was baptized April 12, 1936, at Illyria Church, Elgin. He graduated from Volga High School in 1943.  Glen was united in marriage with Verna Gross in 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa.  Glen and Verna farmed north of Volga, until their retirement in 1988.

Mon
17
Feb

Girls advance to regionals


Central’s Kiana Stender scored a career high 22 points in a game against West Central and another 18 points the following night against Starmont. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls played their last regular game of the season February 11 against West Central.  A poor defensive first quarter saw Central fall behind 12-2. The girls fired up in the second quarter and tied the game, 20-20 at the half.  In a low scoring third quarter, West Central clung to a 25-24 lead, but Central came back in the fourth and took the game with a score of 40-36.

Mon
17
Feb

Proposed changes are explained

 

Editor’s note: Changing the academic calendar is inarguably one of the most significant issues facing Central Schools in recent years. In this Q & A exchange with Register Editor Pam Reinig, Superintendent/Elementary Principal Nick Trenkamp shares information on the proposed change.

Q. Who has been involved in the calendar discussion?

Mon
10
Feb

Five weeks to St. Paddy’s Day

 

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

Mon
10
Feb

Central girls go 1-2


Central coach Mark Wiley gathers his girls’ basketball team around him during a time-out. The girls played three games last week, which resulted in one win and two losses. The game against Postville was one of the team’s best of the season. Register photo by Bev Hamann

 

 By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls’ basketball team had three games last week.  In a February 2 match-up with Postville, Central took a huge 17-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 25-5 at the half.  The Warriors extended the lead to 41-14 with a quarter left and went on to win the game, 54-24,

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