Clayton County Register

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Mager service

 

Lora L. Mager, 58, of Elkader, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the 1st Baptist Church in Dunkerton, Iowa. Interment will follow at  Fairview Cemetery, Dunkerton, Iowa Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services at the church on Friday.

Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com.

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Joseph Becker

 

Joseph B. Becker, 84, rural Lansing, Iowa, was surrounded by his loving family when he died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home, not 50 feet from where he was born on August 6, 1929, to John H. and Mary (Hammell) Becker. Joseph attended country school in Churchtown for a time and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lansing.

Joseph was united in marriage with Kathleen Mauss on May 17, 1950, at St Mary-Lycurgis. Nine children were born to this union. After nearly 46 years of marriage, Kathleen passed away on April 16, 1996. Joseph was later united in marriage to Dorothy Kurth Peterson on September 28, 2002 at Norway Lutheran Church.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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