Clayton County Register

Tue
26
Aug

Elizabeth Monks

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Monks, of Elkader Iowa, 97 years of age, beloved mother and grandmother, died of congestive heart failure on August 20, 2014, at the Kavanagh House, Des Moines, Iowa. She was also known to many in Elkader as “Sis.”

Tue
26
Aug

Unpaid lunch bills causing problems


School districts locally and nationwide are dealing with the growing problem of unpaid school lunch accounts.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Starting the school year with many lunch accounts in the red has become increasingly common in recent years, according to the School Nutrition Association. The local picture isn’t as bleak as it is in some parts of the Midwest like Madison, WI, where the district is burdened with nearly $100,000 in unpaid fees. But it is still a growing problem in Northeast Iowa.

Tue
19
Aug

Changes in store for truck cruise

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

“Powerful trucks, an old opera house, and a small town that lives for August 29 – 31!”’

This is the catch-all phrase for the sixth annual Volga City Truck Cruise (VCTC).

Tue
19
Aug

Patricia Matt obituary

 

Lifetime resident of Elkader, Patricia Ann (Hyde) Matt, 80 died peacefully on August 5 at the Elkader Care Center after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born November 1, 1933 in Elkader to LeRoy and Elsie (Perry) Hyde. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School through grade school and graduated from the Elkader Public School in 1952. She was a second-generation drummer in the high school band.

Tue
19
Aug

Promoting Fitness


Kate Lower, Volga, spent her summer promoting food and fitness to young students.

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

“I have always taken a high priority of my health, and hope to use my knowledge and skills to improve the health and wellness of our nation. I hope to make an impact on children, their parents, and even the elderly.” This describes Kate Lower’s passion for healthy food and fitness promotion in her own words.

Mon
28
Jul

TONS OF FUN!

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Two local men have collaborated on a project designed to highlight the tourism opportunities in Clayton County.

Mon
28
Jul

Lois Kruger

 

Lois E. Kruger, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on June 26, 1929, in Bemidji, Minnesota, the daughter of Russell and Edna (Tyrrell) Smock. Lois was a graduate of Greeley High School.

Lois was employed at Trademark Homes in Guttenberg as a builder. She worked in food service and also Miller Paint at Edgewood. Lois was a member of Edgewood Methodist Church for many years.  

Mon
28
Jul

WarEagles end season with fun night, awards

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central baseball team held their season-ending “Amazing/Fun Night.” Three contests were held.  

Kohle Helle won the Outfield Golden Arm Contest.  Jace Moore won the Infield Golden Arm competition. Austin Helle won the bunt contest.  

A fun scrimmage was played and a team made up of the seniors/8th graders beat the freshmen/junior team by a socre of 4-3. 

Mon
28
Jul

Couple honored for self-sufficiency


A national magazine has named Leslie and Andy Gibbons, Elkport, 2014 Homesteaders of the Year. Photo by Michelle Gifford

 

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

In a newspaper article written nearly 25 years ago, Leslie and Andy Gibbons were described as modern-day pioneers for their decision to leave suburbia for a new life in the country. Their commitment to that decision and the hard work they’ve done to achieve their dream has earned them a new title: 2014 Homesteaders of the Year.

Mon
14
Jul

WarEagles’ season ends

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central WarEagles finished the regular season with a busy week, wrapping a Conference Runner-Up finish and winning their District Opener.

Clayton Ridge/Central 4, Sumner-Fred 3

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