Clayton County Register

Tue
10
May

Display at Carter House - Students share Civil War project


Levi Tuecke and Ashley Funk do a peer review of another student’s Civil War project.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central students will take a short road trip this week in order to share their work in a special setting. The students, all sophomores, will set up display boards Thursday at the Carter House Museum that will feature their research on the Civil War. The Carter House, built by pioneer brothers Ernest and Henry Carter, was completed about a decade before war broke out.

Tue
10
May

MEET THE CANDIDATES


Elizabeth Jaster

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

In the weeks leading up to the June 7 primaries, the Register will publish of the candidates in contested races. This week, our profile looks at the two Democrats entered in the Clayton County Auditor’s race. One of the two women—either Jennifer Garms or Elizabeth Jaster—will face Republican Deborah Scott, who will be profiled after the primary election.

Tue
10
May

Virgil Martin

Virgil Clyde Martin, 94, of Anamosa, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Jones Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. A Celebration of Life service with full military honors by the United States Army and the Anamosa Veterans was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Anamosa with Pastor Marty Schuhmacher officiating. Visitation was Sunday, May 1, at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa where family will received friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa. 

Tue
03
May

Students Get “Reality Check” Learning about real-life challengesv

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
03
May

TAX REBATE FOR LOCAL COMPANY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Elkader City Council last week approved a resolution that will help a local company expand its labor force. Mobile Track Solutions will receive a 24 percent property tax rebate over 10 years (equal to $240,628), as part of a local match to the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s High Quality Jobs program. MTS plans to add 30 new jobs and invest more than $5.1 million in a new facility in Elkader.

Tue
03
May

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer, 60, of Elkader, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Tony was born on June 28, 1955, to Joseph and Anita (Berns) Schmelzer in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1973. Tony was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa. 

Tue
03
May

Helen Hawkins

Helen Hawkins, 97, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born on November 27, 1918, in Osterdock, the daughter of Louis and Caroline (Brase) Troester.

Helen received her education from the country school in rural Guttenberg. On November 7, 1942, Helen was united in marriage with Delbert James Hawkins at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo  Helen and Delbert lived in various areas in Clayton County until 1953 where they settled in the Buck Creek area outside of Garnavillo. They farmed there until early 1975 when the moved into Garnavillo, becoming caretakers at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home. 

Tue
26
Apr

Best Birthday Ever! - Veteran receives Quilt of Valor


Frank Phippen (left), commander of Lemka-Stendel American Legion Post 106, presents Ken Dettbarn, Elkader, with a Quilt of Valor. The presentation was part of Dettbarn’s recent 50th birthday celebration.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A Northeast Iowa man celebrated a recent milestone with a special surprise: During a family dinner for his 50th birthday, he was presented a Quilt of Valor honoring his military service.

Linda Dettbarn arranged the surprise for her husband, Ken. Though the Elkader couple’s entire family knew about the presentation, they managed to keep it a secret.

Tue
26
Apr

Parents’ group scores grant

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A local project has hit a homerun with the Minnesota Twins baseball organization. The Minneapolis-based major league ball club recently awarded the Elkader Funds for Fields Committee a $9,780 grant for a project to reconstruct the town’s baseball fields.

Tue
26
Apr

Karl Wilker

Karl Wilker, 86, of Clermont, IA died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, IA. Karl Henry was born on October 15, 1929, to Arthur and Hertha (Funk) Wilker in Clayton County, Iowa. He was baptized on November 3, 1929, in Read Township and confirmed on June 27, 1943, in Farmersburg, Iowa. Karl attended country school. He also helped on the farm with his father. 

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