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Tue
03
Jul

Edna Grace Thiese

Edna Grace
March 18, 1917 to June 23, 2018

Edna Grace Thiese, 101, passed away June 23, 2018 at Elkader Care Center, due to natural causes.
Edna was born March 18, 1917, near Independence, IA, the middle one of three daughters to Clarence and Lela Zimpfer. During her childhood, she moved to Oelwein, Volga, Garber, and Elkader with her parents, wherever her father could find employment, helping with farming.
Edna Zimpfer attended and graduated from the Elkader School. She attended Junior College in Elkader after winning a one year scholarship. She earned her teaching certificate after completing two years at Junior College. She found employment teaching in a country school in rural Elkader, near the home of Dorothy and Herman Thiese. She met their son, Oliver, while she was a boarder at the Thiese home. Oliver proved to be a real gentleman in helping Edna load firewood into the schoolhouse’s wood stove on cold winter mornings. He also assisted in repairing books.

Tue
03
Jul

Leslie “Les” Klink

Les Klink
August 11, 1926 to June 22, 2018

Leslie C. Klink, 91, of Elkader, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 22, 2018 in Elkader. A celebration of life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader, with Rev. Jon Haack officiating. The family greeted friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Peace United Church of Christ, and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

Tue
26
Jun

Elkader women honored

Marilyn Nielsen and Janice Possehl, both of Elkader, have received the Governor’s Volunteer Award for their 35 years of dedication to the Central Community Hospital’s auxiliary rummage sale. Thank you to these special women for all they have done for our hospital and our community!

 
Tue
26
Jun

Mary Ellen Cavanaugh

Mary Ellen Cavanaugh
Mary Ellen Cavanaugh September 3, 1930 to June 16, 2018

After almost nine decades of happy stewardship, Mary Ellen Cavanagh died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at her home in Lansing, Iowa. 

Tue
26
Jun

Milo Frieden

Milo Frieden
Milo Frieden February 4, 1933 to June 16, 2018

Milo W. Frieden, 85, of Prairie du Chien, WI, formerly of Elgin, IA passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. Milo William was born February 4, 1933, to William and Eliza (Moore) Frieden in Elkader, IA. He attended school in Elgin. Milo joined and proudly served in the United States Army. 

Milo was united in marriage with Marilyn DeWitte on April 28, 1954, in Arlington, Iowa.  He farmed the family farm in the Elgin area for many years. Milo also worked at the Casino in Marquette, Iowa for eleven years, retiring in 2006.

Tue
26
Jun

First auto returns to Clayton County


Dave Beck, Tom Chandler and Delbert Reimer are restoing a 1903 Crestmobile.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

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Tue
19
Jun

WarEagle baseball

WarEagle Nate Helle is safe at home, scoring the team’s only run in the first game of a doubleheader against North Fayette Valley. NFV took the first game 9-1. Game 2 ended in the Tigerhawks’ favor, as well. The final score was 4-0. The WarEagles faced Waukon on June 12. They lost the game, 10-3. On June 14, Clayton Ridge/Central faced New Hampton, who took the game, 5-0. They also dropped a game to MFL MarMac the following day. The final score was 9-0.

 
Tue
19
Jun

Elkader Public Library: Grout Museum returns Thursday


Branch Kobliska touches an alligator brought to the Elkader Public Library by Blank Park Zoo workers while his mom, Melissa, and sister, Meadow, look on.

By Lisa Wilke Pope

Library Director

 

There’s still time to sign up children for the Summer Reading Program. Don’t let them suffer from the “summer slide” when their reading skills decline. Research shows that reading keeps those brains engaged, unlike some computer games. 

Coming up: Thursday, June 28, Grout Museum staff will present “Sound Science” at 1 p.m.

Tue
19
Jun

David Armoto


David Armoto March 20, 1942 to June 4, 2018

David James Armoto, 76, of Volga, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at his home in Volga. He was born March 20, 1942, in Hanover, IL to James D. and Iva Mae (Shaw) Armoto. He was baptized in Mt. Sterling, WI.

Tue
19
Jun

Elkader Pizzeria: New owner expands hours, menus


Bryton Rentschler recently purchased the former JNJ’s Pizza, which he had renamed Elkader Pizzeria.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

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hen Elkader businessman and mayor Josh Pope was ready to sell JNJ pizza, he didn’t have to look far for a new owner. His longtime manager, Bryton Rentschler, was ready to take on the restaurant where he’d worked for more than seven years.

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