Clayton County Register

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Doeppkes married 40 years


Janita and Steve Doeppke

 

Steve and Janita Doeppke of Elkader will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary July 21, 2013.  They were married at Peace Church in Elkader on July 21, 1973.  They are the parents of William (Kari) of Valdasta, GA, Grant (Brooke Pritchard) Doeppke of West Union, and Shane Doeppke of St. Louis, MO.  Their grandchildren are Austin, Hunter and Kale Doeppke of Valdasta, GA and Connor Doeppke of West Union.  Steve and Janita are celebrating their anniversary by taking a vacation to Georgia and Nashville, TN to spend time with their family.

 
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15
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50 years of Sweet Corn Days: Jaycees were key to the first event


The Northeast Iowa Shrine Mobile Clowns have long been a fixture of the Sweet Corn parade.

It started in 1962 when two Elkader men, Gerry Kramer and the late Ed Olson, struck up a conversation with Don Hartung, a member of the Oelwein Jaycees.  Kramer and Olson thought it would be a good idea for young men in and around Elkader to form their own Jaycee chapter to help promote the town.

“The way it works is that a chapter in one town goes into another town to charter a new group,” Kramer said.  “The Oelwein Jaycees and Waverly Jaycees were more than willing to do that with us.”

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08
Jul

Girls preparing for regionals

The Central girls finished their regular season last week with a record of 13-22, winning four and losing two.  On July 1, the team traveled to Maynard to face West Central for a conference double-header. Central won the first game by a score of 12-2.

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08
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Nola Nelson-Blake Memorial Service Notice

A celebration of life and memorial service will be held for Nola Nelson-Blake at the the Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All friends and family are welcome.

 
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Vera Minger Patrick

 

Vera (Minger) Patrick, 87, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born the daughter of Albert and Blanch (Penhollow) Minger, February 17, 1926, in Guttenberg.

Vera graduated from the Guttenberg High School, taught country school, worked for Muters Co Original Enders Co. for eight years and was a homemaker for many years. On November, 11, 1946, she was saved.

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08
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Change is coming: 4 shops closing


The Buttery, an Elkader retail fixture for 35 years, is one of four business that will soon be closing.

Four businesses in downtown Elkader will close this summer but the town’s economic development director says there’s no reason for alarm: Elkader remains one of the most vibrant communities in Clayton County.

“Nobody’s closing because business is bad,” said Roger Thomas, Director of the Elkader Economic Development Corporation. “More than anything, it’s an indication of the shifting interests of business owners.”

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01
Jul

Tough week; Central girls go 0-4 on the road


Central’s Ashley Funk, makes a catch in left field. Photos by Bev Hamann

Megan Nemechek, steps up to the plate in a game against North Line. She went one-for two and had an RBI. Photos by Bev Hamann

The Central girls’ softball team hit the road last week for two doubleheaders. On June 26 the team traveled to Garnavillo to take on the Clayton Ridge Eagles.  Game one saw the Warriors lose by a close 2-1 margin.  Paige Funk pitched and took the loss on the mound. She was 2-2 at the plate.  Ashley Nemechek was two-for-four and scored a run while Kinsey Juergens and Haley Schroeder each added a hit.

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01
Jul

Allman-Bauder wedding

 

Katharine Allman and Adam Bauder were wed on May 4, 2013.  The couple exchanged vows at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Following the ceremony, a reception with dinner and dance was held at the Elk’s Lodge in Cedar Rapids.  

Katie is the daughter of Steve Allman of Van Horne and the late Deb Allman.  Adam is the son of Mark and Martha Bauder of Elkader.

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01
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Myrna McKenna

 

Myrna (Kuehl) McKenna, 88, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, California. 

Myrna was born in Elkader, Iowa on September 8, 1924, to Fred and Hilda (Tangeman) Kuehl. After graduating from Elkader High School with the class of 1941, she moved to California to become part of the WWII military support effort. Myrna stayed in California and married and raised her family there. Myrna was a human resources manager and retired from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after 35 years. 

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01
Jul

Flag essays: Kids speak out


Haley Rentschler

Isabelle Grant

Luke Buchholz

Luke Tuecke

Selecting winning essays from a strong field of 26 submissions was a tough task for Hila Garms and Mary Harstad, who judged the recent annual Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest. The contest was sponsored by Elkader’s American Legion Post 106.

The purpose of the contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. flag. One objective is to gain knowledge of flag etiquette and respect for the flag.

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