Clayton County Register

Tue
16
Feb

Sons & Daughters Pay-what-you-can cafe dream coming true


Christie Melby-Gibbons, right, and a volunteer add a fresh coat of paint to a new wall in the soon-to-open Tricklebee Cafe.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Once a pint-sized entrepreneur with a string of imaginary businesses, Christie Melby-Gibbons now invests her spirit and time in bricks and mortar efforts to feed the hungry.

Tue
16
Feb

UPDATE ON PATTISON REZONE

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

Tue
16
Feb

Louis Eberhardt

Louis Eberhardt, 54, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, IA. Louis “Louie” William Eberhardt was born on August 16, 1961, in Prairie du Chein, WI, the second of four children to LuVern and Lucille Eberhardt. Louie spent his entire life in the Elkader area. He was baptized at Zion in Clayton Center and confirmed at Peace Church in Elkader. He loved the land, the farm and, raising beef cattle. He preferred older tractors which he enjoyed working on and the history behind them. Louie also enjoyed informational programs, reading and learning about (world) war history and watching westerns or old time TV shows.   

Tue
16
Feb

Kathryn Furman

Kathryn Ann (Kotek) Fuhrman, 88, of Volga, Iowa, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She was born on July 25, 1927, in Independence, Iowa, to Benjamin and Ruth (Pierce) Kotek. She graduated from Lamont High School in 1945, and from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota in 1948. Kathryn was a member of the Army Nurse Corp.

On November 20, 1948, Kathryn was united in marriage to Clarence Fuhrman in Lamont, Iowa, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. To this union two children were born.

Tue
09
Feb

Business Spotlight - Despite catastrophe, bridal shop open


Holly Purman, owner of Holly’s Bridal Boutique, Elkader, is pictured in the temporary space she’s occupying while her shop is being renovated.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The old entertainment adage that “the show must go on” applies to weddings as well. If you’re Northeast Iowa’s premiere bridal shop, you can’t close your doors when catastrophe strikes. Brides still depend on you.

Tue
09
Feb

LARRY GIBBS TO RETIRE

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After more than 14 years of serving on the Clayton County Board of Supervisors, Larry Gibbs (D), Garnavillo, has decided that this will be his final term.  “After careful consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors,” Gibbs said.  I feel a deep honor to have had the opportunity to serve the Clayton County taxpayers in this capacity.” 

Tue
09
Feb

Mary Bankes

Mary O. Bankes, 101, of rural Elkader, died Friday, January 29, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Mary was born December 20, 1914, on a farm near Mederville, to George and Hilda (Lemka) Hubbard. She attended country school and Elkader Public School. She was baptized and confirmed in 1932, by Rev. Paul Kitterer in the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

She was united in marriage to Otto N. Bankes on November 25, 1933, in Charles City. Mary and Otto were long time members of Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, where she served as a chairperson of various committees. Mary also served as a 4-H leader for 10 years and co-leader for five more years.

Tue
09
Feb

Bonnie McHugh

Bonnie L. McHugh of Elkader died January 29, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, leaving behind many bereaved friends and family members.  

Bonnie was born in Eldora, IA, on December 16, 1944, to Vernon and Arlene (Marken) Kinsinger. Bonnie grew up on a farm outside Grundy Center with her two sisters Judy (Charlie) Obrecht and Linda (Frank) Bennett.  She later obtained her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from Iowa State University. She married Bill McHugh in 1967, and they lived and taught in Colfax before moving to Elkader where they spent the last 42 of their almost 49 years together.  

Tue
09
Feb

Keith “Joe” Radloff

Keith “Joe” Harold Radloff, 88, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. Keith was born September 16, 1927, to Louis A. and Ruth (Matthews) Radloff in Farmersburg, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. Keith graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1945 and joined the United States Army in 1945, served in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1947.

Wed
03
Feb

Sons & Daughters - Peace Corps volunteer returns home


Central graduate Caitlin Josten, who recently returned from two-plus years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, is shown with one of the young women from the village she lived in.

Caitlin Josten is surrounded by her African students as they celebrate the last day of school.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Bitten by the travel bug in high school, Caitlin Josten satisfied her wanderlust—at least for the time being—in a big way; She spent 27months in Mozambique, Africa as a Peace Corp volunteer.

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