Clayton County Register

Wed
04
Feb

Town is Convenient, Inspiring


Artist and author Arthur Geisert is shown with is copper press in his newly renovated studio and living space in Elkader.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Elkader’s newest resident is an award-winning artist and writer with a unique claim to fame.

 “I can read one of my books in four languages, simultaneously,” says Arthur Geisert, a mischievous smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. “No other author in the world can say that.”

Wed
04
Feb

Stunning Transformation


Greg Anderson renovated the former Elkader Dry Cleaners for artist- Arthur Geisert.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

One of the most stunning transformations of a downtown property is a building not included in Elkader’s façade restoration project.

The former Elkader Dry Cleaners, located at 116 North Main Street, was painstakingly restored over the course of several months. New owner Arthur Geisert hired local contractor Greg Anderson, owner of Anderson Construction Company, to do the work.

Wed
28
Jan

Elkader still leads county in sales


A recent Iowa State University study puts Elkader at the top of the list for total taxable sales, well ahead of surrounding communities.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

According to an Iowa State University study, Elkader remains the retail mecca of Clayton County. That comes as little surprise to established business owners or newcomers like Dawn Medberry, owner of JEM Salon and Spa.

Wed
28
Jan

Central updates under discussion

 

 

By Pat McTaggart

 

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
21
Jan

7 ways to tell a story


Nathan Fitzgerald, Luke Orr, Laren Lenth and Keaton Lane look at the Titanic “artifacts” created by Kayla Kramer.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

 

 A group of Central students last week showed just how creative they could get when told to select a research topic and then use seven genre, 1,500 words and 10 sources to explain it. 

Wed
21
Jan

Luana plant expanding

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
21
Jan

Businesses, volunteers honored


Dave Brown and Forest Brown (not pictured), of Brown’s Sales & Leasing, accepted Business of the Year honors Monday night at the Elkader Annual Community banquet.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Three men with a shared vision for a whitewater course in Elkader Monday night were honored for their volunteer efforts in making that vision a reality. 

Wed
21
Jan

Betty Moser


Betty Moser

 

Betty Ruth (Troester) Moser, 87, of Guttenberg, IA, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born into the family of Paul Emil and Flossie Mae (Friedlein) Troester, on October 28, 1927, on the family farm, north of the Turkey River in Millville Township.

Betty was baptized in 1928, in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg and later Pastor Coovert confirmed her in the same church on March 29, 1942. Betty graduated from the Friedlein Country School and Guttenberg High School in May of 1945.  She was unique in that she was neither tardy nor absent the entire 13 years of her schooling.  

Wed
21
Jan

Foster Koth

 

Foster Vern Koth, 95, of Monona, Iowa passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Triple Creek Retirement Community, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Foster Vern Koth, son of Vern H. Koth and Tresa (Ames) Koth was born October 23, 1919, on a farm in Monona Township, Iowa.  He was baptized at Monona Methodist Church. Foster was educated in the Monona Schools.   

Wed
21
Jan

WillaDean Kaeser

 

WillaDean Ann (Lamphier) Kaeser, 81, of Decorah, lA, formerly of Waukon, lA, died on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home, in Decorah, lA, following an extended illness.

WillaDean was born May 5, 1933, in Elkader, Iowa to Willis and Nellie (Landis) Lamphier. WillaDean married Neil Nelson on August 24, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  WillaDean worked as a sales clerk, line worker at the plating and wiring plants and also at Swiss Valley Cheese in St Olaf.   In addition she cleaned homes and business in Elkader Iowa. The job she loved the most was working at a greenhouse.

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