Clayton County Register

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Francis Thurn

Francis E. Thurn, 78, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Francis Ernest Thurn was born March 27, 1935, at rural Edgewood, the son of Ernest J. and Alma (Beyer) Thurn.

Francis “Buddy” attended Lodomillo #10 rural school and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1953. He was united in marriage to Joyce Kuehl on July 15, 1962, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. Two children were born to this union.
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Virginia “Gini” Meyer

Virginia “Gini” Irene Meyer, 82, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg. She was born on April 22, 1931 to Ruth Eilers in Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from Dubuque Senior High School.

On March 14, 1953, Gini was united in marriage to Neil Meyer in Dubuque, Iowa, at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Reverend Swarbrick officiating. To this union five children were born.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  For many years, Gini taught piano lessons for the children of the community. She was known for her pleasant personality and her delicious pies. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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Mavis Rose Hyde

Mavis Rose (Frieden) Hyde, 77, of Edgewood, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, after a long, courageous, and hard fought battle with multiple health problems, including cancer. 

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Central girls open softball season

 

Central’s Kinsey Juergens tags out an East Buchanan player  in tournament play last weekend. 

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2008 Flood: Five years later Signs of progress; vivid memories

A new six-acre park, towering limestone bank building and fire station are some of the signs that Elkader is recovering from a devastating flood that five years ago damaged more than two dozen homes and 30 businesses. Though aided by federal dollars, recovery efforts say as much about the people of Elkader as the agencies that assisted the town. “The folks here, they’re the ones that made this happen,” said Mayor Bob Garms. “That’s the thing about this community: We know how to pull together. We’ve done so on many occasions but never more than in 2008.” In a town accustomed to flooding, the 2008 event was the worst in history. A flood wall and levy designed to protect against water levels of up to 27 feet could not hold back the swollen Turkey River. Fifty homes were evacuated in the final hour of June 8.

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Supervisors set second clean-up day

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

If your spring cleaning plans include clearing your basement, garage, barn or shed of hazardous materials, the Clayton County Supervisors would like to help. They’ve scheduled their second annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Saturday, June 8. Area residents will have an opportunity to make drop-off appointments for items on a lengthy list of materials; collection site details will be provided with the call.

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Area students participate in soil contest

 

Students from four local high schools recently participated in an annual soil judging contest.

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Samantha Tschirgi, Renee Gibney are headed to Girls State

 

Samantha Tschirgi, left, and Renee Gibney are looking forward to learning more about state government at Girls State.

 

Central students Samantha Tschirgi and Renee Gibney, both of Elkader, have been selected to participate in the Girls State program, which will be held on the Iowa State campus in Ames June 16 through June 23. 

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Buchholz receives top volunteer award

Roger Buchholz, second from left, was honored at a program attended by, from left: Debi Durham, IEDA; Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynold.

 

A local man was among 47 individuals or couples honored for their work in their local Main Street program.

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Garden helpers needed

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

School gardens are sprouting up all over the U.S. and Elkader is no exception. For the third straight season, a spacious plot of land adjacent to the school will be tilled, planted, watered, weeded and harvested by a troupe of volunteer gardeners. Produce will be available to those who help with the project and, when the new academic year begins in August, it will be incorporated into the school lunch program.

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