Clayton County Register

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Aloys Berns

 

Aloys J. Berns, age 76, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center from Alzheimer’s disease. He was born March 2, 1937, to Louis and Clara (Harter) Berns on the family farm near Garnavillo.

Al graduated from the Garnavillo High School in 1955, farmed with his family and was a trucker for many years. On May 21, 1958, he was united in marriage with Rosemary Bonert at St. Peter and Paul Church in Petersburg, Iowa. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family.

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Emery Clifford Landsgard

 

Emery Clifford Landsgard, 90, of Elgin, Iowa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Iowa.   

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Robert James “Jim” Duff

 

Robert James “Jim” Duff, 98, of Volga City, died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center. Jim was born September 13, 1914, in Highland Township, rural Volga City, to Robert and Harriet (Goodwin) Duff. He received his education at the Duff Country School.

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Richard John Katschkowsky

 

Richard John Katschkowsky 79, of Northbrook, IL, formerly of Elkader, died Friday, August 16, 2013, at his home in Northbrook. He was born October 6, 1933, the last of seven children of William and Dorothy (Reinhardt) Katschkowsky. Richard graduated from Elkader High School and attended college for two years.

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Central struggles in season opener


Nick Sylvester takes his position at the line of scrimmage.

 

The Central Warriors hosted the Janesville Wildcats Friday, losing the season-opening game by a score of 54-12.  

In first quarter action, Janesville moved ahead with 6:02 left to play on a 20-yard pass from Hunter Meyer to Jack Thode. The extra point kick by Meyer was good. Meyer threw another TD pass, this time to Jacob Hahn, with 1:28 to go, making the score 14-0 at the end of the quarter.

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Central School Board Election: Meet Jered Finley, Rob Frieden


Jered Finley

Rob Frieden

Four newcomers and an incumbent are vying for open seats on the Central School Board. The following five names will appear on the ballot for the September 10 election: Jered Finley, Rob Frieden, Ed Hertrampf, Rachel Jaster (incumbent) and Peter Purman.

To acquaint Register readers with the candidates, profiles on all five will be published over the next two weeks. This issue features profiles in a question and answer format on Jered Finley and Rob Frieden. The remaining candidates will be the focus of next week’s article.

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Watermans celebrate 50th anniversary

 

Richard and Eileen (Hamlett) Waterman of Manchester, Iowa, were married August 29, 1963, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport, Iowa.  They are the parents of Russell (deceased), Robin (Dean) Lilleskov, Victoria (Louis) Freiburger, Holly (Shawn) Zieser, and Paul (Melissa) Waterman.  Their grandchildren are Samantha, Jonathan, Casey, Austin, Matthew, Derek, Benjamin, Taylor, Kaleb and Sophia.  You’re invited to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary at an open house at the Elkport-Garber Community Club in Elkport, Saturday, August 31, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  No gifts, please.  Cards may be sent to 108 Winslow Drive, Manchester, Iowa  52057 

 
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Katschkowsky service notice

 

There will be a Friederich family reunion with a noon potluck at the Central State Bank Community Center in Elkader on Sunday, September 1st. An auction, games and prizes to follow.

 
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Preserving an historic building


Tom Klingman enters through newly installed doors at the Volga City Opera House. Most of the exterior work on the historic structure has been finished.

Renovators will now concentrate on the building’s interior, destroyed by a leaky roof.

Mother Nature has not been kind to the Volga City Opera House. Several feet of water gushed into the basement of the stately brick building in 1999, when a devastating flood swept through the town. Two years later, the roof began to leak, eventually causing as much damage to the main floor as the flood caused in the basement. The wood floor, once polished to a mirror-like finish, was stained and spotted. The custom-styled tin ceiling was falling away in chunks. The windows and doors now longer fit tightly enough to keep out the elements. The interior had a damp and lifeless smell.

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Bernard Loftsgard

 

Bernard Gene Loftsgard, 84, of Clermont, Iowa passed away Monday, August 12, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa surrounded by his family. He was born June 7, 1929, in Marion Township, Clayton County, Iowa to Gilbert and Bessie (Larson) Loftsgard.  He was baptized on August 4, 1929, and confirmed on June 27, 1943 by Rev. S.J. Strandjord at the Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa where he was a lifetime member.  He attended Marion Township Country School  and Elgin High School.  He was raised in Gunder and lived in the area his entire life.  

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