Clayton County Register

Wed
23
Mar

Technology on the Farm - New tools increase efficiency, reduce losses


Joe Shirbroun, Farmersburg, left, uses an iPad to verify seed delivery information.

Editor’s note: Look for more agriculture-related articles in our Farm & Field section, which is distributed with this week’s Trader. The section is a collaborative effort of the Register, North Iowa Times and the Courier Press.

The pioneering spirit that brought Suzanne Shirbroun’s family to Clayton County six generations ago continues today as Suzanne, her husband, Joe, and their three sons—Nate, Andrey and Tom—blaze new trails in the field of precision technology. It’s an effort that requires an investment in and extensive use of technological tools.

Wed
23
Mar

3 VIE FOR HOUSE SEAT


Lowell Engle

Kristi Hager

Patti Ruff

There will be a Republican primary to decide which of two candidates will face Patti Ruff for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 56 seat.

Voters will go to the polls June 7 to determine whether Kristi Hager, Waukon, or Lowell Engle, Harper’s Ferry, will face Ruff, who is seeking re-election to the position she’s held since 2012. District 56 encompasses Allamakee County and much of Clayton County. 

Here’s a look at all three candidates.

Wed
16
Mar

John Nagle December 3, 1942 to March 10, 2016

John Joseph Nagel, 73, of Elkader, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Society Home in Manchester. He was born in Fort Madison, IA, to John A. and Genevieve (Dinan) Nagel. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1961. 

He was united in marriage to Kay Zittergruen on August 10, 1963, at Immanual Lutheran Church in Elkport. Two children were born to this union. Following their marriage, John worked for his dad (United Roofing) until he started with the state. John worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 35 years, retiring in December of 2005.  

Wed
16
Mar

Richard Hager November, 15 1951 to March 10, 2016

Richard A. Hager, 64, of Elkader, IA, formerly of Waukon, IA, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 17th from 4-7 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Wed
16
Mar

Central girls’ track off to running start


Central’s Emily Asche gets ready to lead off the 4x400 relay.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Wed
16
Mar

Club celebrates centennial


Members of the Grand Meadow Country Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the group earlier this month. They are: top row—Lillian Schutte and Gwen Rekow; middle—Nancy Engelhardt, Karla Miene and Marge Stansberry; and front—Brenda Rekow. Not pictured: Emily Heying and Tina Meyer.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Grand Meadow Country Club (GMCC). However, the Country Club is not what one would normally associate with the name.

Wed
16
Mar

Central Green Team: Students digging into compost effort


Central senior Jacob Jansen dumps food waste from the cafeteria into a bucket that will be later hauled to the school’s composting pile.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Believing that actions speak louder than words, a group of Central students is making much-needed changes to the school’s composting project.

Wed
09
Mar

Sons and Daughters - Tara Follon building on the future


Central graduate Tara Follon has been admitted to Iowa State University’s elite and prestigious architecture program.

Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

Dreams do come true…with scrutiny and hard work. Not only being invited to step into almost any house, but actually being welcome to explore the whole edifice, has always been a dream come true for Tara Follon. As more and more people observed this vivid interest in the daughter of Craig and Tracy Follon of Volga, someone suggested that she should become an architect. “I remember only being in fourth grade at the time,” Tara recalls, “but that was when I decided I wanted to be an architect.”

Wed
09
Mar

ON A MISSION


Mylee Wingert

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Jamie Wingert made a solo trip to Africa last August but she hopes to have a traveling companion when she returns there in July. Wingert’s 12-year-old daughter, Mylee, might accompany her mom if the Central sixth grader can raise the necessary funds.

Wed
09
Mar

Ruby Mary Matt

Ruby Mary Matt, age 81, of Des Moines formerly of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes in West Des Moines, IA.  She was born on December 30, 1934, in Springdale Arkansas, the daughter of Victor and Flossie (Toy) Barron.

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