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05
Jul

Doll restoration Resident brings business to Elkader


Doll restorer Cathryn Chancellor is pictured with one of her favorites, a sassy Gibson Girl-style doll.

These two projects are at various stages of restoration. Cathryn, who recently relocated to Elkader, works on everything from antiques to American Girl Dolls.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

There are several restoration projects underway at the stately Victorian house at 102 High Street, Elkader. There’s work on the house itself to return it to its 1913 splendor and then there’s work on the dozens of dolls entrusted to the care one of the property’s new owners, Cathryn Chancellor.

Wed
05
Jul

SWEET CORN DAYS HAS NEW LEADERSHIP

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With July 4 behind us, it’s time to look forward to Elkader’s next big event: Sweet Corn Days.

Tue
27
Jun

Local officials weigh in - Area towns say “no” to fireworks

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

If you’re thinking about using fireworks to add some extra spark to your July 4th celebration, think again.

Tue
27
Jun

HOSPITALS AT RISK?

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The closely held Republican healthcare plan, released last week, could have a devastating impact on the future of rural hospitals like Central Community Hospital in Elkader and Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg. That’s because the plan proposed deep cuts to Medicaid, which threatens the ability of smaller hospitals to provide care to rural residents.

Tue
27
Jun

LaVern Kuehl

LaVern Joseph “Mac” Kuehl, 95, Elkport, Iowa died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Regional Medical Center, Manchester, Iowa. Mac was born on October 7, 1921, rural Elkport, Iowa to John and Clara (Horstman) Kuehl Sr. He graduated from Elkport High School with the class of 1938.

Mac was united in marriage to Cora Mae Stocks on December 20, 1944, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elkport, Iowa. Two children were born to this union. Mac farmed for many years until his retirement at which time he did carpentry work. 

Wed
21
Jun

Blueberry Hill - Sibling rivalry leads to business venture


Keith Ashline, Littleport, stands amidst more than 700 blueberry bushes he’s planted since 2012. Each bush yields about five pounds of fruit.

Ashline’s blueberries are still green and hard but lush, ripened fruit will be available for picking in early July. Ashline is one of the state’s few blueberry farmers.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

You’re never too old to engage in some good-natured sibling rivalry. Just ask Keith Ashline. 

Wed
21
Jun

SOME STUDENTS NEED IMMUNIZATION

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Though the last day of school is still fresh in most parents’ minds, here’s something to remember before the first day of classes rolls around in August: Students entering 7th and 12th grades need a meningococcal vaccine. 

Wed
21
Jun

Harvey Lee Fredrick Borcherding

Harvey Lee Fredrick Borcherding, age 78, of Garnavillo, IA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  He was born on November 25, 1938 on the family farm in rural Guttenberg, the son of Delbert and Viola (Kregel) Borcherding. 

Wed
21
Jun

Lois Jean Schulte

Lois Jean (Kilpatrick) Schulte, 87, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.  She was born on September 2, 1929, in Belmont, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Selma (Riechers) Kilpatrick.  Lois was raised and educated in Belmont, played the French Horn, was a drum majorette, acted in stage productions, and graduated from Belmont High School in 1947.  Having gained experience in a part time high school job with the Belmont Success Newspaper, after graduation, Lois moved to Manchester to work at the Manchester Press as a linotype operator, earning $29 per week. 

Wed
21
Jun

Wilma Elfrieda Hulda Glawe

Wilma Elfrieda Hulda (Scherf) Glawe was born at home, rural Garnavillo, on January 23, 1933, to Chris and Lenora (Esmann) Scherf.  She was baptized at the farm home on January 24, 1933.  Wilma was a woman of great faith and strong family.  She peacefully passed away on June 13, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.  Wilma’s strong faith carried her through many hardships and difficult times and it is serving as a comfort for her family now as she is resting in Heaven with Loved Ones.  

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