Clayton County Register

Wed
25
Jun

Elkader projects near completion


A kayaker tests his skills in the “Gobbler,” which is part of the Elkader whitewater feature.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

It’s been six years—almost to the day—since a 27-foot wall of water from the Turkey River surged over the southern end of Main Street, flooding several Elkader businesses, destroying dozens of private homes and changing forever the way the area looks and is used.

Mon
16
Jun

Margie Emma Reinert

 

Margie Emma Reinert, 82, of Edgewood, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on January 12, 1932, in Greeley, the daughter of Ben and Maggie (Klosterman) Funke.  Margie was raised and educated in Greeley.

On January 19, 1954, Margie was united in marriage to John Reinert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Greeley. They farmed southwest of Edgewood until they moved to farm in Littleport.  In 1977, after JOhn’s death, she moved to Elkader where she was employed by Theis Clothing for 10 years and was a supervisor for 14 years at Rise, Ltd.

Mon
16
Jun

Leslie “Les” Roys

 

Leslie J. “Les” Roys, 77, of Oregon passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on April 27, 1937, in Volga, Iowa, the son of Dale and Florence (Dorher) Roys.

Les married Mary Durbin on July 12, 1958, in San Diego, CA. He attended high school in Iowa, and then Miami University of Ohio. Les served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 until 1975, and was a member of People’s United Methodist Church. He was a supervisor at Wisco Industries for 25 years and at Dorn True Value Hardware in Oregon for several years.

Mon
16
Jun

Clyde L. Kramer

 

Clyde L. Kramer, 76, of Bella Vista, AR passed away on June 3rd at his home. He was born on March 9, 1938, to the late Milton M. Kramer and Anna Mae H. Kramer in Elkader, IA.

Mon
16
Jun

Busy week for WarEagles baseball


The WarEagles won the East Buchanan tournament on June 14. Members of the team are, front row, left to right: Colten Connelly, Colin Connelly Trey Roehlk, Jared Gerner, Austin Helle and Sumner Smith; and back row, left to right: Kohle Helle, Corey Broxson, Nick Sylvester, Jace Moore, Derek Ehrhardt and Gibson Berns

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central WarEagles swept four conference games, split a non-confrence two with North Fayette/Valley (NFV) and won the East Buchanan Tourney in a busy week.

WarEagles 9, Postville 1

Colin Connelly tossed a five-hitter and did not allow an earned run in the opening win.  Dylan Preston had three hits and drove in four runs.  Colin and Corey Broxson had two hits each.  Derek Ehrhardt scored three times.  Colin Connelly also scored twice.

Mon
16
Jun

Welcome back to Volga


The Fettkether family recently relocated to Volga. The family members are, left to right, Rebecca, Melissa, Nick, Jacqueline, Ben and Alex.

 

By Kim Hurley

Volga Correspondent

 

When Nick and Melissa (Horns) Fettkether got married in 1992 and moved out of Clayton County, they probably would have never fathomed returning to the Volga area to raise their family. This is true for several families who have started out their early years in larger metropolises, only to find themselves drawn back to Volga.

Mon
16
Jun

Glesne leaves job after 47 years


Register photo by Pam Reinig Linda Glesne is retiring later this month from Central State Bank after 47 years.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

 

With characteristic grace and reserve, Linda Glesne insists there’s nothing newsworthy about her career except, perhaps, for the number of years she’s invested in it. Glesne retires this month from Central State Bank where she has worked for more than 47 years.

Mon
09
Jun

Henrietta Schmidt

 

Henrietta Louise Schmidt, age 73, of Plano, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born on June 22, 1940 in Mederville, IA, the daughter of Henry and Etta (Schuldt) Nightingale.

Mon
09
Jun

Memories of George Maier

 

By Ellen Collins

 

George Maier passed May 24, 2014. Although George Maier lived 96 years, I knew George just the last years of his life.

Mon
09
Jun

Mixed week for Central softball; Funk gets first varsity win

By Pat McTaggart, Freelance Writer

 

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