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Tue
07
Jul

Surprise discovery, Museum displays forgotten photos


The inside of a shop in downtown Elkader is an image included in the “Interiors” exhibit at the Carter House Museum.  

A partially colorized image of an elementary class at St. Joseph’s School is part of the “Interior” exhibit at the Carter House Museum.

Jim Walch (l) and David Williams (r) in front of the “Interiors” exhibit at the Carter House Museum in Elkader.  Walch is a volunteer at the museum and Williams restored the glass plate photos currently on display.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

A surprise discovery at the Carter House Museum in Elkader gives a unique insight into small town life in the 1920s.  A forgotten collection of glass plate photos was found in a cabinet in the museum. The photos show the interiors of local stores and the people who owned them, as well as the customers that frequented them, something that was rather rare for the era.

Tue
07
Jul

WHAT’S NEXT FOR CENTRAL?

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
07
Jul

Arnetha Marting

Arnetha Rose Marting, 87, of Garnavillo, IA, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.  She was born on August 17, 1927, in Delhi, IA, the daughter of Ross and Hazel (Smock) Morley.

Arnetha was united in marriage with Dwayne Marting on June 7, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center.  Together they were dairy farmers until Dwayne passed away on January 12, 1981.  She continued to live and help on the farm until she moved to Tower Living Center in Garnavillo in November 2012. Some of her many interests were playing cards, supporting the Chicago Cubs and taking numerous bus trips. She belonged to TOPS and was proud to be a KOPS for many years.

Tue
07
Jul

Dean Meyer

Dean Meyer was born on February 15, 1933, on the family farm north of Garnavillo, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Mildred Heiden Meyer. Dean received his education at the country school and Garnavillo High School. On October 3, 1965, he was united in marriage with Ann Haase at St. John’s Church in Sumner. 

Tue
07
Jul

Margaret Clark

Margaret Calvin (Baty) Clark, 93, formerly of rural Clermont, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. She was born May 22, 1922, in Walker, to Dale E. and Grace L. (McKee) Baty. Margaret received her education and graduated from Troy Mills, then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught Elementary Education K-8 in the local school districts in and around Troy Mills. During WWII, Margaret worked for a defense plant in Cedar Rapids.

She was united in marriage to Donald R. Clark on April 11, 1942. This union was blessed with six children.

Tue
07
Jul

Norma J. Peterson

Norma J. Peterson, 62, Postville, Iowa, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa. Norma June, the daughter of Norman and Vivian (Hesse) Peterson, was born December 6, 1952, in McGregor, Iowa.  She was baptized December 25, 1952 and confirmed in 1967 at Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf, Iowa. She attended Postville Community Schools, graduating in 1971. Norma attended Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa. She was trained in cosmetology, accounting and business, and health information technician. Norma worked as a cook at the Pirate’s Den and at Iowa Turkey Products in Postville. She worked as a waitress and at the front desk at the Cliff House and made doughnuts and pizza at Casey’s in Decorah.

Tue
30
Jun

Flag Essays, Central students share their thoughts

As the school year was winding down in early June, a group of Central fifth graders was honored for their American flag essays. Rose Koehn, daughter of Reid and Katie Koehn, Elkader, was the first place winner followed by Mylee Wingert, Parker Vaughan and Sean Wilwert. 

The essay contest was sponsored by Lembke-Stendel American Legion Post #106. The Register is pleased to share the students’ work.

Rose Koehn

Tue
30
Jun

NEW STORE OPENS TODAY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Rachel Jaster realizes a personal goal today when Garments and Goods opens its Elkader store. 

Tue
30
Jun

Beverly Fischer

Beverly Marie Larson Fischer, 75, of Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of the Strawberry Point area) passed away peacefully on January 5, 2014. She was born on October 9, 1938, the daughter of Alfred and Mabel (Morse) Cline. Her father passed away when Beverly was five years of age.  She grew up in the Wadena area.  When she was thirteen, her mother married Harril B. Larson of Elgin. Harril adopted her as his own and her name became Beverly Cline Larson. Beverly graduated from Central Community High School in 1957 and then attended beauty school in Cedar Rapids.  She worked in Elkader until her marriage.

Tue
23
Jun

Let Them Eat Cake! Interest in art leads to cake design


Nin Glawe shows the steps that go into finishing a cake.

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

Life sometimes takes strange turns. Take Nin Glawe’s life, for instance.

Nin was always interested in art. In high school at MFL, Monona, she took lots of art classes. After high school, she attended Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo to study commercial art. She had visions of moving to Seattle and finding a job using her talent in some form. Maybe graphic arts.

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