Clayton County Register

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May

Major overhaul for exhibits, displays


Top: Diane Formo, Wilder Museum curator, is ready to celebrate the museum’s re-opening. At right: This lamp was used as a prop in “Gone With the Wind.”

 

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

 

Include the Grand Re-Opening Celebration of the Wilder Museum on your list of festivities to enjoy during Strawberry Days on Saturday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mon
19
May

Central girls qualify for state in 11 events


The shuttle relay team, whose members include Kiana Stender, Kinsey Jurgens, Anna Tuecke and Abby Gifford, is state-bound. The Central girls’ track team qualified in 11 events. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls not only won their fifth regional track meet in the past six years. They also qualified in 11 events for the state meet, tying a school record set in 2010. At the May 15 regional meet in Edgewood, the Warriors took first place in a field of 11 teams with the following results:

Mon
19
May

Donald Wille service notice

 

Donald Wille, formerly of Garnavillo, died May 17, 2014. Vistiation will be held at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, starting at 3 p.m. on May 21, 2014. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Guttenberg,  at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at Mt. Olivet cemetery and a luncheon at the church hall.

A full obituary will appear in the May 28 issue of the Clayton County Register.

Mon
19
May

Laura Marie Larson

 

Captain Laura Marie Larson, 46, died May 9, at Creighton University Medical Center after battling ovarian cancer.  

Laura was born to Ralph and Joanne Hammel Larson at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic church in Waukon. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic school through sixth grade before graduating from Waukon High School in 1986. 

 

Mon
19
May

Wilma Brink

 

Wilma A. Brink, 94 of rural Elkader, Iowa died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Wilma Alberta, the daughter of Joseph and Zana (Fish) Rau was born August 23, 1919, in Fayette, Iowa. She graduated from Stanley High School 1936 and was the senior class president.

Mon
19
May

Margenelle Moeller

 

Margenelle Moeller, 88, of Monona, Iowa, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa. Margenelle Laura Irene, the daughter of Fred and Amanda (Doerring) Becker, was born September 21, 1925 in Wagner Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She was baptized October 25, 1925, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana, Iowa, and was confirmed March 17, 1940, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa.

Mon
19
May

How to get rid of hazardous waste

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Clearing out your basement, garage, barn or shed of hazardous materials? The Clayton County Supervisors would like to help. They’ve scheduled their third annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Saturday, May 31. Area residents will have an opportunity to make drop-off appointments for items on a lengthy list of materials; collection site details will be provided with the call.

Mon
19
May

Central Class of 2014: Curran, Tschirgi are top graduates


Torre Curran is Central’s top male graduate.

Samantha Tschirgi is Central’s top female graduate.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Based on academic achievement alone, Samantha Tschirgi and Torre Curran are Central’s top female and male graduates. They recently answered questions about the honor of being head of the class, their plans and their advice for underclassmen.

Mon
12
May

Lora Mager

 

Lora Mager, 58, of Elkader, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. She was born June 27, 1955, in Waterloo, to Leland and Edie (Nye) Smith. Lora graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1973. In later years, she attended college at NICC in Calmar, earning her degree in data processing.

On September 22, 1973, Lora was united in marriage to Wayne Mager at the First Baptist Church in Dunkerton. Two children were born to this union.  The couple lived in Dunkerton before moving to Elkader in 1975.

Mon
12
May

Donald Coobs

 

Donald D. Coobs, 71, of rural Dixon, Iowa, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home. Services in celebration of his life were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, rural Calamus, Iowa, with the Rev. Sarah Kretzman officiating. Jason Bousselor was organist; casket bearers were Marlon VanderHeiden, Jeff VanderHeiden, Jim Tweed, Allan Taylor and Lonnie Sievers.

A visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Davenport. Burial was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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