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Tue
05
Apr

“Harvey” at Opera House - Beck tackles another iconic role


Rehearsing a scene from an upcoming production of “Harvey” are, from left: Dave Beck, Donna Anderson, Gayle Moore and Peggy Lane.

One of Dave Beck’s favorite Opera House roles was Donkey to Jonathan Moser’s Shrek.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor 

Northeast Iowa man who is no stranger to playing iconic characters will tackle a much beloved one when the Elkader Opera House Players open their run of “Harvey.”

Tue
05
Apr

BOY’S FIGHT INSPIRES MANY

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times Editor

 

Shaun Mohs is a 9-year-old boy from McGregor with an infectious laugh and as his mom, Misty Jones, describes, an old soul.

“He’s a grandpa,” she said with a loving smile. “He’s very sincere and wise beyond his years. He gets along with everyone.”

Tue
05
Apr

Ilo Thoma

Ilo Anna (Troester) Thoma, 85, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, March 25, 2016, in Garnavillo, IA. She was born on January 3, 1931 in rural Garnavillo, the daughter of Louis and Carolina (Brase) Troester.

Tue
05
Apr

Orlan Landsgard

Orlan Sylvester Landsgard, 91, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Barthell OES Home in Decorah, Iowa. Orlan was born on February 25, 1925, on the family farm near Churchtown, west of Lansing, Iowa, to George and Rosina (Torkelson) Landsgard. Orlan was baptized on March 2, 1925, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, Iowa, and confirmed on June 30, 1940, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa, by the Rev. S.J. Stranjord. He attended Gunder Country School and graduated from Postville High School.

Tue
05
Apr

Orlan Landsgard

Orlan Sylvester Landsgard, 91, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Barthell OES Home in Decorah, Iowa. Orlan was born on February 25, 1925, on the family farm near Churchtown, west of Lansing, Iowa, to George and Rosina (Torkelson) Landsgard. Orlan was baptized on March 2, 1925, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, Iowa, and confirmed on June 30, 1940, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa, by the Rev. S.J. Stranjord. He attended Gunder Country School and graduated from Postville High School.

Tue
05
Apr

Gwen Kennedy

Gwen Kennedy, 85, former Elkader resident, died Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Victorian Manor in Pace, Florida. She was born in Elkport, IA to Homer D and Violet E (Duwe) Beck. She was baptized in her home by Reverend Paul Kitterer in 1937 and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guttenberg in 1944.  She graduated from Elkader Public School in May 1948.  In July 1969, she graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from Area 1 Voc-Tech School in Calmar, Iowa. Gwen had a passion for caring for people and worked as an aide and nurse in hospitals in Iowa (Elkader and West Union) and in West Palm Beach, FL. She retired in 1993 after 32 years of nursing.

Tue
05
Apr

Randy Rentschler

Randy Rentschler, 51, of Elkader, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at his home in St. Olaf. He was born on September 4, 1964, in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of Curt G. and Betty C. (Syverson) Rentschler. 

He had many loves in his life. The number one was his family, camping, snowmobiling, four wheeling—anything to do with nature, playing cards and spending time fishing at the pond.

He truly loved his four grandchildren. He had great friends, especially our camping family.  Many laughs. The bigger the campfire, the better.

Wed
30
Mar

Hunger banquet - Learning what it’s like to go without


Danielle Whittle, right, takes a slip of paper from a basket held by Joleen Jansen at a poverty simulation event last week at St. Joseph’s Church, Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

More than 100 people showed up for dinner last week at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Elkader; most of them went home hungry.

Wed
30
Mar

“HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Signs that your teen might be using drugs could be staring you right in the face.

Wed
30
Mar

Mary Banner death notice

Mary E. Banner, age 91 of Winder, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. She was of the Baptist Faith. Mary was a homemaker and loved being with and doing things for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Alvin and Caroline Orilla Gerard Allen; her husband, John David Banner; three brothers, David, Gene and Otis Allen Jr.; four sisters, Neva Banner, Dorothy Allen, Florence DeVore and Alice Vanderworf and a grandchild, Marshall Ernst.  She is survived by a son, David Banner (Kathie) of Winder; two daughters, Rosemary Ernst (Jerry) of Edgewood, IA and Sandy Bush (Mike) of Winder; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will have a private service at a later date.

 

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