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Tue
10
Nov

Carolyn Berns

Carolyn (Klinkenberg) Berns, 76, of Saint Olaf, IA, died Monday, November 2, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA.  She was born on October 2, 1939, on the home farm in rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Mabel (Hakert) Klinkenberg.

Carolyn was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Elkader and graduated from the Elkader High School.  Carolyn furthered her education after high school and became a Registered Nurse and worked for various organizations in this area.  On October 24, 1961, Carolyn was united in marriage with Donald Berns at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo and was later blessed with two children. 

Tue
10
Nov

Duane Weyant

Duane Don Weyant, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on February 8, 1930, in Clayton County, Lodomillo Township, the son of  Harlan Wesley and Mabel Elizabeth (Bente) Weyant. Duane received his education at the Edgewood School and worked for Witwer family farms near Alburnett.

 On March 18, 1950, Duane was united in marriage to Irene Linderwell at Independence, Iowa.  Four children were born to this union.  Together they farmed north of Edgewood until 1978 when they moved into Edgewood.  Duane was also a sexton and caretaker of Greenhill Cemetery near Edgewood.

Tue
10
Nov

Dorothy Farmer

Dorothy Mae (Theel) Farmer, 90, of Prairie du Chien, WI, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015, unexpectedly at her home. She was born April 14, 1925, on the family farm in rural Delaware County, IA, to Herman and Gertrude (Tinkey) Theel. She was united in marriage to William F. Farmer on April 8, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, IA. Four children were born to this union. 

Tue
03
Nov

STATE CHAMPS!

Congratulations Coach Mark Bauder and the Central girls’ cross country team on earning a first-place finish at the state meet Saturday. Pictured at left are, front row (l-r), Ciera Deitchler, Desi Weber, Ashley Funk, Ellie Healy and Cassie Larson; and back row (l-r), Coach Bauder, Emily Asche, Anna Tuecke, Haley Schroeder and Hannah Kuehl.

 
Tue
03
Nov

Holiday Food Drive - Demand is up in Clayton County

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just a few weeks away. And while many of us soon will get busy planning holiday dinners, others in our community remain worried about their next meal.

Tue
03
Nov

ATTORNEY GENERAL TO DECIDE AUDITOR’S FATE

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will have final say on whether or not Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag remains in office.

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors met October 28 to discuss possible action against Freitag, and ultimately decided to refer the matter to Miller’s office to determine whether a Chapter 66 petition is appropriate. Chapter 66 of the Iowa Code covers removing an elected official from his or her office.  Only the Attorney General can file a removal petition.

Tue
03
Nov

Judson Osterhaus

Judson Trace William Osterhaus, 8, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 29, 2015, at home in Elkader. He was born in Dubuque, on October 24, 2007, to Heidi (Debes) Aulwes and Mark Osterhaus.

Jud had just started second grade this year at Central Community School in Elkader.

He lived with his great-grandma, Bonnie Syverson; his dad and mom, Mark and Heidi; twin brothers, Jake and Sam, and sister, Maggie.

Tue
03
Nov

Raymond “Bud” Marmann

Raymond “Bud” J. Marmann, Jr., 88, of Farmersburg, died Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. He was born January 4, 1927, at home in rural Clayton Center, to Ray and Pearl (Taake) Marmann Sr.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Fishler on February 16, 1955. Two children were born to this union.

Tue
03
Nov

Irvin Kruse

Irvin LaVern Kruse, 77, of rural St. Olaf, died Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Guttenberg Hospital. He was born in Elkport, on the home farm, on May 12, 1938, to William and Mildred (Hammond) Kruse. He was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport on August 21, 1938, and later, was confirmed there. 

He attended country school; then went to Garnavillo, graduating with the class of 1958.  Irvin served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963, when he was honorably discharged. On October 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carol Wilke at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. Four children were born to this union.

Tue
27
Oct

2015 Elkader Elections - Garms, Pope running for mayor


Bob Garms

Josh Pope

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Municipal elections will be held throughout Clayton County on Tuesday, November 3. In Elkader, voters will choose between two candidates for the mayor’s job. Bob Garms is running for re-election; his opponent is Josh Pope. Both took time to answer some questions from the Register.

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