Clayton County Register

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Sep

Ruby Violet Baker

 

Ruby Violet Baker, 87, of Volga died Monday, September 2, 2013, at her residence in Volga. She was born October 2, 1925, in Ute, Iowa to Almarine J. and Artie M. (Holt) Baker. She attended school in Ute.

Ruby was united in marriage to Charley Baker Sr., on May 7, 1945. Five children were born to this union.

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09
Sep

Earl G. Whittle

 

Earl G. Whittle, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Elkader, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. He was born January 16, 1922 in Elkader, the son of Clem and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle.  

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09
Sep

Loren E. Rodas

 

Loren E. Rodas, 70, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Sunday, September 1, 2013, at home.  Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Hazel Green with Pastor Rod Johnson officiating.  Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City.  Friends also called from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church before the service.

Mon
09
Sep

Central falls to Kee High, 56-34

The Central Warriors traveled to Lansing Friday to take on the Kee High Hawks. Central held its own in an exciting first half after the Hawks made the first score with 10:17 left in the first quarter on a 3-yard run by Dylan Peterson.  The point after failed. With 5:31 left, Central’s Ben Backes tied the game on a 5-yard run. The extra point failed.  Central scored again with 1:18 left in the quarter on an 11-yard pass from Derek Ehrhardt to Shawn Fults. The extra point failed but the Warriors were leading 12-6 at the end of the quarter.

Mon
09
Sep

Model T cruise: Taking in the sights of NE Iowa


Fourteen members of the Minnesota Valley Model T Club line up on the Motor Mill bridge during a four-day, four-county, seven-car cruise in northeast Iowa. Judy Jellings of Fayette and Walt Groskurth of Mankato, MN lead the procession in Groskurth’s 1917 Model T touring car.

Lee and Barb Oster lead a procession of Model T Fords across the Motor Mill bridge. The Osters’ car is a 1926 Model T coup.

Model T Fords nearly a century old recently shared Northeast Iowa’s back roads with 21st Century farm machinery, hybrid vehicles, and farm trucks.

Fourteen members of the Minnesota Valley Model T club cruised through Clayton, Fayette, Dubuque, and Buchanan Counties in seven Model Ts. The oldest car was a 1914 touring car owned by Tim and Deb Miller of New Prague, MN. The newest cars were “modern” 1926 models.

Wed
04
Sep

Janet Elaine Speer

 

Janet Elaine Speer, 75, of Elkader, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born October 25, 1937, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Theodore and Wilma (Manning) Cassabaum. Janet graduated from Fairfield High School.

She retired from Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Wed
04
Sep

George Celestine Miller

 

George Celestine Miller, 98, of Elkader, Iowa passed away on August 25, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. George was born on June 9, 1915, in West Union, the son of Henry and Sara Jane (Foley) Miller. George attended and graduated from West Union High School in 1934. Following high school, George attended Iowa State College for one year and finished his education with a degree in dairy manufacturing from Purdue University School of Agriculture.

Wed
04
Sep

Marion Bink Harn

 

Marion Ida Bink Harn died at Mesa Verde Convalescent Center, Costa Mesa, California, on August 10, 2013, at the age of 101. Born May 10, 1912, in Elkader, Iowa, to Leonard Michael and Rose Katherine Poull Bink, she was the youngest of seven children. She was a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Elkader and in 1934 graduated from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, with majors in speech and English. In addition to the degree from Clarke, Marion also studied reading at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.

Wed
04
Sep

Central School Board Candidates Meet Ed, Rachel and Peter


Ed Hertrampf

Rachel Jaster

Peter Purman

School board elections will be held Tuesday, September 10, across most of the state. Locally, four newcomers and an incumbent are vying for four open seats on the Central School Board. The following five names will appear on the ballot: Jered Finley, Rob Frieden, Ed Hertrampf, Rachel Jaster (incumbent) and Peter Purman.

Absentee ballots for this election are now available and can be requested up to 11 a.m. the day of the election, according to County Auditor Dennis Freitag.

Mon
26
Aug

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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