Clayton County Register

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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
Jul

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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24
Jun

Yohe service

 

A memorial service for Mary Lee Adams Yohe has been scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at Peace Lutheran Church, Clayton. The service will begin at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church.

 
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24
Jun

Bonnie Smith

 

Bonnie J. Smith, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born October 21, 1932, the third child of Gretchen (Walker) and Orville Entwisle on the family farm in Fairfield Township, Fayette County. Bonnie was baptized at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. She graduated from Central High School in 1950. She then worked for Northwestern Bell in Elkader, Southern Bell in Gulfport, MS and Pacific Bell in Los Angeles, CA.

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24
Jun

Verna Funke

 

Verna Manson Carpenter Funke, 92, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, following a long illness. Private family graveside services were at Taylorville cemetery, Arlington.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila (Glenn) Belden, Marengo; three grandchildren, Vicki (Lee) Koenig, Daniel (Dar) Belden, Marengo; Curtis (Dawn) Belden, Cedar Rapids; 10 great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren as well as a favorite niece, Beatrice Johansen, Aplington; a great-niece, Pam, Guttenberg, plus many other nieces and nephews.

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24
Jun

Ralph Vaske

 

Ralph F. Vaske, 80, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Dyersville, Iowa.

Ralph was born May 30, 1933, in New Vienna, Iowa, the son of Edmund and Anastasia (Hermsen) Vaske. He served in the Army from 1954–1956. He married Mary Platten on June 7, 1956, in Colesburg, Iowa.  Together they farmed near Garnavillo until they retired in 2002 and moved to Dyersville.  Ralph will be remembered for his warm and caring heart.

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24
Jun

Elizabeth “Liz” Katschkowsky

 

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Rugland Katschkowsky, 84, of Elkader, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Liz was born October 22, 1928, at the family home in rural Wagner Township, Clayton County, Iowa, to John Oliver and Louisa Alma (Walter) Rugland.  She was baptized November 25, 1928, at Norway Lutheran Church by Rev. T.W. Tysdal and confirmed there on July 12, 1942, by Dr. S.J. Strandjord.

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