Clayton County Register

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.

Wed
23
Apr

David Rochleau

 

David Rochleau, 41, of Whittemore, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minnesota. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at First Lutheran Church in Algona, with Rev. Karen Dearchs and Rev. Marsha Smith officiating.  Burial followed in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Whittemore. Visitation was frome 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at First Lutheran Church in Algona. 

Wed
23
Apr

Girls take fourth in Vikings’ meet


Central’s Katja Graner took ninth in the long jump and the shuttle hurdle relay team. Photos by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls track team competed against several larger schools April 17 at the Lady Vikings Invitational. Central finished fourth in a field of 10 teams with the following results:

Wed
23
Apr

Recording artist feels at home in barn


Trish Bruxvoort Colligan, Strawberry Point, recorded her latest CD in a barn in Decorah.

 

By Kim Hurley

Register Correspondent

 

A new CD recorded by a Strawberry Point woman was born in a barn.

Mon
14
Apr

Ronald Nelson

 

Ronald L. Nelson, 85, of Ollie, Iowa, and formerly of Volga, died on Saturday morning, April 12, 2014, at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, rural Oelwein, with Pastor Julie Ahrens of the Volga United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Oelwein. There was a visitation from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Floral Hills Funeral Home.

Mon
14
Apr

Dorothy Dittmer

 

Dorothy Dittmer, 88, entered heaven on Sunday, April 6, 2014, following a long illness. 

Dorothy was born on January 28, 1926, to Helen and Leroy Dittmer in Elkader, IA. She graduated from Elkader High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Dubuque and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Mon
14
Apr

Ivanelle Schlake

 

Ivanelle Frances Schlake, 92, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was born December 28, 1921, to Arno and Emma (Theodore) Stickfort in rural Garnavillo, Iowa. Ivanelle was baptized in 1922 and confirmed in 1925 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, Iowa. She attended country school through the eighth grade, graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1939 and received her Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Dubuque. She later attended Upper Iowa University to renew her teaching certificates. Teaching in a one-room schoolhouse was the beginning of her teaching career.

Mon
14
Apr

Leonette Wessels death notice

Leonette Ann (Tauke) Wessels, age 93, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. She was born on November 23, 1920, in Dyersville, IA, the daughter of William and Emma (Vaske) Tauke.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, , Garnavillo, where the family received friends from 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 and one hour before service at church. Funeral service were at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, IA at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Rev. Marvin Bries officiating.  Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Garnavillo, IA.

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