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Tue
03
Jan

Marleen Heuer

Marleen June Heuer, 78, passed away on Thursday morning, December 22, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader after a series of illnesses.

She was born on the family farm, rural Garnavillo, on June 8, 1938, to Arno and Mabel (Kelpien) Heuer.

Marlene attended county school near her home and graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1956. She lived and worked on the farm until her recent move to Elkader. For a time she worked in Monona and Guttenberg.

Tue
27
Dec

Looking back - Flood is top local story of 2016


Pony Hollow Trail was hit hard by floodwaters.

Residents worked feverishly to fill sandbags to protect Wilkes and other south-end businesses

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The flood of 2016 was the top local news story for the year. Though the Turkey River never reached projected levels, floodwaters did rise high enough to require sandbagging in the vulnerable downtown area. The flood caused considered damage along a portion of the downtown riverwalk where part of the trail was washed away and the sidewalk heaved. The county later received a presidential disaster declaration, which makes it eligible for FEMA funds for flood repairs.

Tue
20
Dec

All I Want for Christmas. . . Second, third graders share wishes

For several years, the Register’s holiday tradition has been to share letters to Santa written by Central students. This year, students in the three combined second/third grade classes participated. Their letters are published here just as we received them. We made no attempt to edit, correct or censor.

We hope you enjoy these letters as much as we did. Many thanks to the students and their teachers for continuing this tradition,

Mrs. Duff’s class

Tue
20
Dec

Irving Ringdahl

Irving Clayton Ringdahl, 92, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2016 at McKee Hospital in Loveland, CO. He was born in McVille, North Dakota on March 7, 1924. The oldest of Dorothy and Henry Ringdahl’s 10 children, from an early age he was known to be hard-working, kind, patient, humble, and a gifted learner. Growing up on his family’s farm during the Great Depression, Irving always said he felt lucky because sleeping on a cot in the hall made him feel “as if I had a room all to myself.” 

Tue
20
Dec

Jon A. Burlingame

A longtime Prairie du Chien businessman, Jon A. Burlingame, 75, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien.  He was born July 3, 1941 in Elkader, IA the son of Edward and Blanche (Bailey) Burlingame.  He married Carol Nelson on December 21, 1963 in Lincoln, NE.  Jon served in the US Air Force from 1963 until 1967.  

Jon was a talented musician who owned and operated the Main Entrance in Prairie du Chien for 27 years.  He enjoyed giving budding musicians a chance to play at his establishment.  

Tue
13
Dec

Roger Thomas retires “It’s been a good ride but time to go”


The Thomases shared their retirement party with a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Main Street program.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Certificates, letters and photos have been stripped from his office walls and his desktop has lost its characteristic clutter as Roger Thomas completes the process of sorting through, tossing out and packing up the accumulated trappings of 10 years as Main Street and Elkader Economic Development Director.

Tue
13
Dec

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson, 91, of Elkader, died Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born in Ayrshire, Iowa, January 7, 1925, to Hilda (Kuehl) and Dr. William Dohrer. Yvonne was baptized at Friedens Evangelical Church in Elkader and confirmed April 2, 1939, by Rev. Paul Kitterer at the same church. Yvonne attended grade school in Ayrshire, Iowa, Elizabeth Town, Kentucky, and graduated from Elkader High School in 1942.

Tue
13
Dec

Margie Larson

Margie Nell Larson, 89, of Elkader, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Margie Nell Esther (Schuety) Larson was born September 30, 1927, in Boardman Township, to Emil and Hilda (Lahrs) Schuety. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Margie went to country school.

On July 8, 1948, she was united in marriage to Henry Larson Jr. at the Peace church parsonage in Elkader. Four children were born to this union.

Tue
13
Dec

Marilyn Berns

Marilyn Berns, 91, of Elkader, died Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. 

She was born April 22, 1925, in rural Elkader to Jake Martin Steen and Mahaly (Knuth) Steen-Wolters.

She graduated from Elkader High School in 1943. Marilyn was united in marriage to Carroll William Berns on May 25, 1948.   The couple was blessed with three children.  

Tue
29
Nov

Sons and Daughters - Kramer is longest-serving mayor


Milt Kramer, who was born in Elkader and lived here the first 18 years of his life, was recently honored for serving as Manchester’s mayor for more than 40 years.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

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 Manchester man who was recently honored as Iowa’s longest-serving mayor credits his Elkader roots for his commitment to education and public service.

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