Clayton County Register

Mon
05
May

Central boys place sixth at two meets

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central boys’ track team participated in the April 29 Clayton Ridge Invitational. Central placed 6th in a field of 10 teams with the following results:

Mon
05
May

Volga woman hosts six exchanges


Exchange student Kamilla Bonnesen, left, attended a Vikings football game with her host mom Lori Coonfare, Volga.

By Kim Hurley, Volga Correspondent

 

Whenever ASSE is mentioned, Lori Coonfare’s eyes sparkle, her smile widens, and her personality becomes even more bubbly. ASSE stands for American Scandinavian Student Exchange. It was established by the Swedish government in 1976 to provide student exchanges between the United States and Sweden. However, over the years, ASSE has expanded in size and scope to provide student exchanges among not only the US and Sweden; but 58 other countries as well.

Tue
29
Apr

Girls seventh at invitational

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls’ track team participated at the April 22 Wildcat Invitational. Here are the results of numbered finishes:

Tue
29
Apr

Bernice Whittle

 

Bernice Marion Whittle, 86, of Elkader, passed away suddenly, Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born November 11, 1927, rural Garnavillo, to Peter and Marion (Thein) Dutka. Bernice attended country school in rural Garnavillo.

Bernice was united in marriage to Bernell J. Whittle on November 7, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Three children were born to this union, Stanley, Dwayne and Beverly. The couple farmed in rural Elkader their entire life. She was a homemaker, decorated cakes for special occasions; and she also enjoyed quilting, growing roses, gardening, crocheting and baking.

Tue
29
Apr

Ruth Moellers

 

Ruth Marie Baars Clinton Harris Moellers, 95, of Elkader, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born May 15, 1918, on the Baars family farm near Volga, to Henry and Katherine (Kuehl) Baars.

Ruth married Vernon Clinton and made her home in Littleport as a homemaker to her husband and six children. After Vernon’s death she later married Hermie Harris. Ruth lived in Communia, where she ran the Communia Country Store for the next 25 years before retiring. 

Tue
29
Apr

Sheila Knoke

 

Sheila Mae Knoke, age 81, of Elkader, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. Sheila was born on April 16, 1933, in Highland Township to Charles and Doris (Hader) Erickson. She attended country school to eighth grade, and then attended high school in Elkader graduating in 1951. She was the 1950 Elkader Homecoming Queen. Sheila grew up in rural Elkader on the family farm. Following graduation she worked in Cedar Rapids.

Tue
29
Apr

Carmelita Kuehl

 

 

On October 26th, 1959, Carmelita Dela Cerna Kuehl was born in Minolos, Barili Cebu, Philippine Islands. She was the fifth of nine children born to Pastor and Teodosia Enclunar Dela Cerna. She went to school in the small rural community, loved animals, and always spent as much time as she could with her beloved “Papa.” Pastor died when she was 12, and the family had to struggle for every handful of rice that could be found. 

Tue
29
Apr

Local effort leads to research paper


Jacob Jansen, foreground, and Trevor Moser, back to camera, help assemble dinner packets at a recent effort at St. Joseph’s Church. The packets were sent to Haiti; Jacob recently wrote a paper on the malnutrition problem there.

Central high school student and his science teacher were two of the 350 people across Iowa invited to attend the recent World Food Prize Youth Institute at Iowa State University.

Jacob Jansen, Elkader, and instructor Ann Gritzner participated in roundtable discussions and presentations on issues that impact hunger in other countries, such as water scarcity or poor farming practices. For Jacob, it was an opportunity to present his research work on malnutrition in Haiti.

Wed
23
Apr

Recording artist feels at home in barn

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Correspondent

 

Wed
23
Apr

Mary Evelyn Stewart

 

Mary Evelyn Stewart, 88, died April 18, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader following a short illness. Evelyn was born April 9, 1926, in Elkader, IA, to John and Jessie (Alderson) Moyna. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1944. 

On June 7, 1948, she was united in marriage to James Stewart. Evelyn worked for the Northwestern Bell System as a telephone operator for six years.

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