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Tue
27
Mar

ROHAN RETURNS TO ELKADER

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Despite the threat of an impending snowstorm, about 180 members of the American Legion and guests from all over Northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin packed Johnson’s Reception Hall May 23 to hear National Commander Denise Rohan speak about her goals. Rohan, who was born in McGregor and grew up in Elkader, was elected as the first female Commander of the American Legion last August at the Legion’s National Convention in Reno, Nevada.

Tue
27
Mar

Virginia Anderson

Virginia Josephine Rosina Oldag Anderson was born December 17, 1926 in Postville, Iowa, the daughter of Alma (Ruckdaschel) Oldag and Edward Oldag.  She passed away on March 16, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

She was baptized and confirmed in St Paul’s Lutheran Church.  On June 7, 1949 she was married to Dale Anderson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by Rev. F. R. Ludwig.  They were the parents of two children, Douglas and an infant son.  They farmed south of Postville until 1985 when they moved to Postville.

Tue
27
Mar

Mildred Christianson

Mildred “Millie” Christianson, 89, of Edgewood, Iowa formerly of Froelich, Iowa died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born November 21, 1928, to Adolph and Mary (Johnson) Larson in rural Elkader, Iowa.

On January 29, 1948, Mildred was united in marriage with Millard Christianson. They later moved to Littleport to farm and start their family life farming. They moved to Froelich in 1961, where she lived until 2013. She enjoyed her grandchildren and being with friends, playing cards, reading and game shows.

Tue
20
Mar

Central greenhouse - Cultivating an interest in gardening


Food Corps Service Member Katie Lower and Central student Brittnee Pash tend to plants in the Central greenhouse. Students have grown lettuce and tomatoes for the school’s salad bar.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Thanks to a growing interest in gardening and the availability of a greenhouse, Central students have been able to stock the school salad bar with leaf lettuce and cherry tomatoes during the winter months.

Tue
20
Mar

Gary Lenth

Gary Arno Lenth, 81, of Atkins, Iowa, formerly of St. Olaf, passed away on March 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids due to complications from surgery. He was born on February 24, 1937, to Arno and Hilda (Huebner) in St. Olaf, Iowa. Gary graduated from Elkader School in 1954. He farmed with his dad until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in April, 1960. He served over in Germany and helped guard the Berlin wall. He was honorably discharged in April, 1962.

Tue
20
Mar

Donald Marmann

Donald Dean Marmann, 84, of Farmersburg. Iowa died March 12, 2018 at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa. Don was born at the rural Guttenberg home of his parents, Raymond and Pearl (Taake) Marmann on November 3, 1933. He was baptized and confirmed March 25, 1956 at the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Elkader by Rev. Paul Kitterer. Don received his education in rural country schools in Clayton County, acquiring his GED while in the military. Don was drafted into the service during the Korean War on June 9, 1953, receiving his honorable discharge on April 20, 1955, having spent most of his time in Germany.After returning home, he farmed for a while with his father and brother, Allan Dale.

Tue
20
Mar

Elfrieda Bromelkamp

Elfrieda “Effie” Ann Bromelkamp, 90, of Monona, Iowa died Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Elfrieda Ann was born June 22, 1927 to William and Christine (Horns) Mohr in Elkader, Iowa. She graduated from Elkader High School in 1945.

Effie was united in marriage with Donald Bromelkamp on September 27, 1952 at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, Iowa. Two children were born to this union. During their early married life, they farmed south of Monona. After moving to town, Effie worked for H. Leslie Leas as the bookkeeper for several years, then worked at Union State Bank until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling with the Heritage Club, listening and dancing to Country Music and spending time with family.

Tue
13
Mar

Moser Pharmacy - Business owners announce retirement


Jay and Kay Moser have sold their pharmacy to a Manchester couple who own stores in Strawberry Point and Sumner.

By Pam Reing

Register Editor

For more than 100 years, there’s been a pharmacy at the corner of Main and Cedar Streets in downtown Elkader. And for nearly 30 years, Jay and Kay Moser have been its owners. But that’s about to change. The building will remain a pharmacy but it will soon be under new ownership and new pharmacists will be standing behind its familiar raised counter.

Tue
13
Mar

WAITLIST IN PLACE FOR MEALS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Budget uncertainties mean some senior citizens in Clayton County won’t get free meals delivered to their homes.

According to Greg Zars, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, a waitlist is in effect for the “meals on wheels” program until the agency learns how much of their current budget has to be returned to the state.

Tue
13
Mar

Margaret Croal

Margaret Jean (Bare) Croal, 84, of Independence, IA died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, IA. 

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