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Ervin Stanley Walker


Ervin Stanley Walker, 99, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Seneca, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

He was born on May 22, 1917, to Raymond and Mildred Walker, of Homer. Ervin Walker married Gertrude Adams on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa. Bill and Ardyth Adams were their witnesses. Bill was Gertrude’s brother, and Ardyth was Ervin’s sister. Bill and Ardyth were also married. In 1993, Gertrude passed away. Ervin married Laura Elliot in 1997.


Swimmers finish sixth at conference meet

ESP’s Ava Pensel swims the final link of the 100-meter individual medley July 9 at the Northeast Iowa Conference swim meet in Waukon. The 13-year-old standout swimmer finished second in the event and added another silver medal and a bronze to her collection of hardware before the day was over.

The Elkader Strawberry Point (ESP) swim team finished sixth overall July 9 at the all-day Northeast Iowa Conference swim meet in Waukon.  The nine member teams took part.
Decorah won with 628 points followed by Cresco (492), host Waukon (421), Calmar (402) and West Union with 370.
ESP finished in sixth with 300 points, ahead of Manchester (293), Sumner (266) and Monona/Postville with 222.
Larae Engelhardt, who coaches the Elkader side of the team, was pleased with the finish.  
“Six out of nine. Since we don’t have a lot of boys, that’s pretty good!” said Engelhardt.
Half the events at a swim meet are swum by boys.  Although ESP is blessed with some talented boys, they are short of numbers and forfeit events and points because they have no entry.


Central girls’ track off to running start

Central’s Emily Asche gets ready to lead off the 4x400 relay.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer


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