Clayton County Register

Tue
23
Dec

Branstad's decision lacks local support

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Governor Terry Branstad has demanded a later start date for schools statewide, a move that one local administrator believes lacks widespread support.

Tue
23
Dec

Irene Jacobson

 

Irene B. Jacobson, age 95, of Wykoff, MN, died Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Tue
23
Dec

Ronald Mueller

 

Ronald Dean Mueller, 83, of Monona, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Postville, Iowa. He was born on November 2, 1931, to Henry and Margaret (Ziegler) Mueller in Luana, Iowa. He graduated from Luana High School in 1949. After graduation he was drafted into the Marines on October 25, 1952. He served his country bravely in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on February 25, 1954.  

Tue
23
Dec

Allan Ray Meyer


Allan Meyer

 

Allan Ray Meyer, 60, of Manchester, formerly of Elkader, IA, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Manchester, IA. He was born on December 29, 1953, in Guttenberg, the son of Gerald and Marcella Meyer.

Allan received his education locally and spent many years working on the railroad. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, reading books and watching westerns.

Wed
17
Dec

Chocolate, PB cookie takes top honors


Jeran Cook measures flour under the watchful eye of Spencer Bries.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate gave Debbie Walz’ Central High School foods students a clear winner in the Register’s first-ever Holiday Cookie Contest. 

Wed
17
Dec

How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

More than two dozen students representing six grades last week participated in a Central Community School Spelling Bee. The top spellers in two divisions advance to the sectionals, which will be held January 6 at Clarke College in Dubuque.

Wed
10
Dec

First-Ever Fair Trade Fashion Show


Katrina Moyna, Elkader, looks over some of the items she will show at the area’s first-ever Fair Trade Fashion Show.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

You can recycle plastic milk jugs, install solar panels on your roof and drive a fuel-efficient car. But when it comes to the clothes on your back, being socially responsible isn’t all that easy.

One Northeast Iowa woman would like to change that.

Wed
10
Dec

Lane returns from national conference

 

Keaton Lane, Elkader, was one of 21 4-H’ers selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2014 National 4-H Congress held November 28 through December 2 in Atlanta, GA. The event, titled “Passport to Excellence,” is the 93rd year of National 4-H Congress.

Lane is the son of Dan and Peggy Lane. An eight-year 4-H member, he has been involved in the communication, photography, personal development, home improvement and citizenship project areas. He has served as recreation leader, photographer, historian and president of his 4-H club. Lane has participated in his county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 

Wed
10
Dec

Community talent to be showcased


A community chorus, directed by Ann Franta, will perform Sunday at the Elkader Opera House.

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Chorus numbers, piano solos, instrumental/vocal events, a brass quartet, a bell choir, vocal duets and quartets!  Come to the Opera House in Elkader and see 22 such performances at “A Classic Christmas Fantasy” at 2:00 p.m. on December 14.  

Wed
03
Dec

Cookie contest: Top six recipes chosen

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Freshly baked cookies are a welcomed treat any time of the year, particularly during the holidays when folks are especially hungry for chocolate and spice and anything nice.

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