Clayton County Register

Wed
15
Apr

Duane Engelhardt

 

Duane Henry Engelhardt, formerly of St. Olaf, died March 30, 2015, in Summit, NJ, following a long battle with cancer.

Duane was a man with a loving heart for his wife of 57 years, Norma; three sons, Mark (Laura), Kevin (Tracey) and Jeff (Diane); eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Tue
07
Apr

Art in the Park Festival planning is underway


Showing their bling are Art in the Park organizers. Kris Grover, Kate Chandler, Jillian Herrmann and Leslie Gibbons.

Art in the Park planning committee members are, from left: Kris Grover, Kate Chandler, Leslie Gibbons, Jillian Herrmann and Shannon Durbin.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Five local artists have been working since last August on something they hope will become a signature event for Elkader. The women are planning an “Art in the Park” weekend August 22 and 23 in Founders Park. 

Tue
07
Apr

25 years of fishing fun

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

An event that started several years ago as a joke has become an Elkader fixture. 

The Redhorse Fisheree, which celebrates its 25th year in May, was lightheartedly suggested by a small group of local people in response to a big bass fishing tournament.

Tue
07
Apr

Ione Dennler

Ione Dennler, 85, of Elgin, Iowa, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota.  Borghild Ione, the daughter of William and Luella (Benson) Torkelson, was born September 21, 1929, on the family farm in Clayton County, Iowa. After Ione’s mother, Luella, passed away in 1934, she lived with her aunts and uncles until her father married Elsie Butikofer in 1938. Ione graduated from Elgin High School in 1947 and received her teacher certification from Upper Iowa College in Fayette. She taught in a country school near Volga, Iowa until she was united in marriage with Albert Lee Dennler on September 26, 1948, at the Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader, Iowa. Albert and Ione farmed southeast of Elgin for many years. After Albert’s death on November 30, 2010, Ione continued to live on the farm until 2013.

Tue
07
Apr

Donald Yohe

Donald Robert Yohe of Gilbert, AZ passed away March 30, 2015 in Chandler, AZ at the age of 95. Donald was born in Clayton, IA to George and Elsie Yohe.

He is survived by his children Ralph (fiancée Mia), Bernie, Aletha DeRonde (husband James), Dean (wife Nikki), and Roger (wife Karen), 19 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Yohe; son, Dennis; parents George and Elsie (Luther); brothers Morrell, Eugene, Virgil (infant); sisters Phyllis Schute, Irene Freese, Marcella Yohe (infant), and Katherine Clefisch.

Tue
07
Apr

Zala Baade

Zala Pauline Schultz Baade was born December 19, 1936, on a farm near Garber. She passed away at home on April 1, 2015. Zala attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Garnavillo High School. She was the only child of Art and Edna (Kruse) Schultz. Zala was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. She loved music and learned to play the guitar, piano and accordion by ear. She never needed or read a note of music. She and her dad had a band called the Turkey River Rangers and entertained many people! Her love of music has been passed on to her family.

Tue
31
Mar

Acting out, Couple share professional experience

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

For Nika Tipsword, returning to Northeast Iowa has been a double homecoming: She’s living again in her hometown, Guttenberg, and she’s re-engaged with the Opera House Players, the theater group that years ago sparked an interest in the stage, an interest that’s become her life’s work.

Tue
31
Mar

JUST FOR FUN

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The custom of setting aside a day for playing harmless pranks on family, friends and co-workers stretches back to the Middle Ages. References to it can be found in most cultures. Since the mid-20th century, elaborate practical jokes have be printed in newspapers and broadcast on TV and radio. Computer technology, especially the Internet, has made it possible to fool and embarrass a wider audience than ever before.

Tue
31
Mar

Mildred "Millie" Walch

 

Mildred G. “Millie” Walch, 92, of Elkader, entered into death on March 24, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque following a brief illness. Mildred was born July 19, 1922, in Elkader, to Joseph and Hildagard (Peick) Downey.

She was united in marriage to David Walch on November 13, 1944, in California. To this union, three sons were born, Michael, Jeffrey and Dennis. They made their lifelong home in Elkader. 

Tue
24
Mar

A day in the life: Representative relishes new role

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Editor’s note: This is the second in a new “day in the life of” series. We launched the series in February with Representative Patti Ruff who shared a specific day with readers. Today, Representative Darrel Branhagen takes a broader look at his time.

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