Clayton County Register

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24
Jun

WarEagles have several close calls


Central’s Ashley Nemechek dives for the ball during a weekends doubleheader. See page 10 for a wrap-up of Central softball activities. See the Register’s Facebook site for more softball and baseball photos.

Trey Roehlk reaches for the ball while Colin Connelly (#15) stands ready to make a play during a recent WarEagles baseball game.

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central Varsity baseball team was involved in a number of close games this past week.

MFL MarMac 5, Clayton Ridge/Central 4

Mon
24
Jun

Turkey River Safari


Erin Dittmer, left, Conner Casper, center, and Brooklyn Casper, right, do a crayon rubbing at a post in the butterfly garden at Founders Park, Elkader. The garden is one of 20 stops in the Turkey River Safari.

Here’s a cure for the “I’m bored—there’s nothing to do” summertime blues. The folks at the Turkey River Recreational Corridor (TRRC) along with a long list of sponsors is offering their second annual self-paced outdoor adventure that encourages families to explore 20 different stops along the Turkey River.

Mon
24
Jun

Two New Exhibits at Carter House


This dress, made in 1900 for the wedding of Mary Oldham to William Hansel, is part of a new Carter House Museum display. Mary is shown in the framed charcoal drawing on the wall.

After traveling a distance of more than 3,300 miles, a richly engraved ceremonial sword has found a new home at the Carter House Museum in Elkader. The sword, which belonged to the great-great grandson of Henry Carter, one of the original owners of the Carter House, joins a hand-sewn wedding gown as the museum’s two newest exhibits.

Wed
19
Jun

Alice Kuehl death notice

Alice (Moore) Kuehl of Yantis, Texas died June 10, 2013.  She is survived by her husband, Dale, and children; Billie Ann, Michael and Alison.  Services were held June 17 at Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Wed
19
Jun

Vorwald death notice

Frances Vorwald, 97, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center. Private services are planned.

Wed
19
Jun

Blair Berens

Blair Allen Berens, 74, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City on Saturday, June 8, 2013, after a courageous battle.
Blair Berens was born May 18, 1939, at home in Wood Center, Iowa, the son of Edith (Bissell) and Paul Berens. He attended rural school and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Janet Kathleen DeMoss on June 7, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Strawberry Point. Three children were born to this union.

Wed
19
Jun

Central girls win five

The Central girls met Ed-Co June 11 for a double-header that saw the Warriors take the first game with a score of 11-0.  Ashley Nemechek had a hit, a run and two RBIs and Haley Schroeder and Lexie Funk each had a run.  Laren Lenth got a hit, a run and a RBI, while Ashley Funk ad two hits, a run, four RBIs and a triple.
Grace Rodman scored a run and Rachel Berg scored two.  Gabrielle Berns finished with a hit, two runs and two RBIs, while Hannah Kuehl had a hit and two runs. Darci Eberhardt had a hit and a RBI during the game.
The second game saw Central win by a score of 6-1.  Nemechek had two hits, two runs and a double. Schroeder hit one and had an RBI and Lenth had a double and a run.  Funk had a triple, another hit, a run and two RBIs, while Eberhardt had two hits, including a double.  Ashley Funk finished with a hit and two runs.

Wed
19
Jun

Africa bound

Caitlin Josten has an unusual goal for the next several weeks: She hopes to become such an annoying pest that her mother, Kathy, will be happy to see her leave at the end of the summer.
No such luck, said Kathy, owner of Bridge Street Boutique and Gift in Elkader. While some distance might be nice for a few days after spending the summer working together, neither Kathy nor her husband, Ed, are overjoyed by their daughter’s next move. The 2011 University of Iowa graduate who also graduated from Central High School will leave in September for 27 months in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.
“They’ve reached the point where they’re excited for me, I think.” Caitlin said, “But when I first mentioned it, well, Dad, tried really hard to find me a teaching job in the States.”

Fri
14
Jun

Traveling the state for patterns

When asked how she spent her last summer vacation, Bonnie McHugh has a more interesting tale to tell than most folks. A year ago, the Elkader woman devoted two weeks to crisscrossing the state collecting quilt patterns. Her journey was part of the 2012 All-Iowa Shop Hop, an event that included 90 quilt shops located in just about as many counties.

Fri
14
Jun

Blair Berens service notice

Funeral services for Blair Berens, Strawberry Point, will be June 12 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Strawberry Point. Visitation was June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home and one hour before services at the church.

A complete obituary notice will be published in the June 19 issue of the Register.

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