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Tue
21
Jan

Ronald Dean Engelhardt

Ronald Dean Engelhardt, 77, known by many as “the ice cream man,” of Elkader, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born October 7, 1942, in Farmersburg, IA, to Wendel Fred and Ivanelle (Kraus) Engelhardt. Ron was baptized on October 18, 1942, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed on May 20, 1956 at St. Paul Lutheran church in Monona. He graduated from MFL Community School at Monona.

On February 22, 1975, he was united in marriage to Rosemary Teresa Toale at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. The couple made their home in Elkader. Ron was employed by Miller Ice Cream Company for a number of years where he worked in manufacturing and sales, thus the name “the ice cream man.”.Later he started his own family business R and R. Dairy.

Tue
21
Jan

Dorothy Ann Emilie (Baade) Bushkofsky

Dorothy Ann Emilie (Baade) Bushkofsky, 89, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at her home in Elkader. She was born June 1, 1930, in Garnavillo Township, to Clarence and Hulda (Kalke) Baade. She was baptized June 29, 1930, confirmed, and united in marriage to Robert Bushkofsky on June 20, 1949, all at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. Five sons were born to this union.

Dorothy graduated from Elkader High School and attended Upper Iowa University to obtain her teaching certificate. She taught country school on Gunder Road for several years before starting a family.

Tue
21
Jan

Dorothy Marie (Beyer) Beck

Dorothy Marie (Beyer) Beck, 90, of Elkader, died peacefully Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born April 1, 1929, on the family farm in rural Elkader, the daughter of Otto Beyer and Anna Marie (Koehn) Beyer. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Church in Elkader, and on November 20, 1947, also at Peace Church, was united in marriage to Gerald Beck. Incidentally, their wedding was the same day as the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

Wed
15
Jan

Central girls win two more games: record climbs to 11-2


Central's Hannah Erickson had a big night against South Winn. She led the team in scoring with 19 points. She also had six rebounds and two steals.

            The Central girls’ basketball team’s record now stands at 11-2 after two more victories last week. On January 7 the team defeated South Winn by a score of 59-19.

            Hannah Erickson paced the Warriors in the scoring column with 19 points. Delaney Scherf had 11 points. Haley Frieden had nine points while Danielle Weber had six points. Riley Schroeder had two field goals for four points, and Abby Cummer made one out of two free throws to tally a point. 

Hannah Erickson led the team with six rebounds. Haley Frieden and Danielle Weber each had five rebounds. Delaney Scherf had four rebounds.

Wed
15
Jan

New Production at Opera House

Del Reimer, Elkader, places some of the final boards on the Elkader Opera House stage.  More than 1,500 volumteer hours were invested in the project.  See the Clayton County Register-January 22 issue for more photos and details. 

Wed
15
Jan

Beverley Klink

Beverley “Bev” Mae Klink, 93, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020, at Terrace Glen Village in Marion. The family greeted friends from 4 -7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church, Marion. The family will greeted friends one hour prior to service at the church. Private family burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Wed
15
Jan

Marlene Doerring

Marlene Ella Doerring, 82, of Elkader, Iowa formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa surrounded by the love of God and her family

Wed
15
Jan

Ruth Marilyn Johnson

Ruth Marilyn Evenson Brictson Johnson, 88, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Postville, Iowa. Marilyn was born to Henry and Beulah (Tweed) Evenson, October 23, 1931, at home on a farm near Joice, Iowa.  She was baptized at the Concordia Lutheran church in rural Joice and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, Iowa. She attended grade school in Joice, Keister Minnesota, and graduated from Lake Mills high school in 1949.

Wed
15
Jan

Ronald Bahls

Ronald Alvin Bahls, age 70, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at Scenic Acres in Saint Olaf, IA. He was born on January 19, 1949, the son of Alvin and LaVonne (Geuder) Bahls. 

            Ronald was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo and attended Central Community School in Elkader where he graduated with the class of 1968. After graduation Ron farmed with his father and later he farmed with his brother, Richard, until 2000 when he moved to Garnavillo with his parents. After retiring Ron worked part-time with Wikner Farms & and the Hog Buying Station. He resided at Scenic Acres for the past six years. 

Tue
07
Jan

Beauty Bar soon to have new home

It was a combination of the smells. The creativity. The social nature. Helping people attain hair happiness. The atmosphere, ambiance, and after school visits to her aunt’s salon that laid the inspirational foundations of a future Elkader success story: that of Caitlin Kuehl and the Beauty Bar. Well, that and a little bit of fluck. So, in 2008, armed with a 10-year plan and some self-professed reliance on “winging it,” Caitlin’s entrepreneurial journey first took real shape in one of Iowa’s most idyllic places.

She arrived from Strawberry Point, with an “education in hair” she’d received from Capri College in Cedar Rapids, and most importantly, she came with a vision. A vision encompassed by professionalism, affordability, and a “people first” philosophy that underpins her humble beginnings at A Hair Bit Better. From there she moved to Mere Images, which she purchased in 2014, having achieved her 10-year goal in just six.

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