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Tue
10
Apr

Connie Sylvester February 9, 1947 to April 5, 2018


Connie Sylvester

Constance “Connie” Sylvester, age 71, of Elkader, IA, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Connie was born February 9, 1947 the only daughter of Sam and Winnie (Davidson) Liche in Anna Illinois. She graduated from Central High School in Elkader where she lived, loved and worked her entire life.
On June 12, 1965 Connie married the love of her life for the last 52 years Larry Sylvester at the Little Brown Church in Nashua Iowa. To that union three children were born Joe, Kari and Dan. Connie could often be found at C J Lanes in Elkader where she worked for the last 55 years.

Tue
10
Apr

Paul Schneider October 22, 1930 to March 30, 2018


Paul Schneider

Paul A. Schneider, 87, of Elkader died Friday March 30th, 2018, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Joseph’s Church in Elkader where Paul spent many hours remodeling and updating various areas of the church, parish hall, and convent. This was a labor of love for Paul as his father and uncles performed all the woodwork when the original church was built in 1898.

Tue
10
Apr

Marcia Fox August 13, 1952 to March 9, 2018

Marcia J. Fox, 65, of Cave Springs passed away in her home on March 9, 2018.  She was born August 13, 1952 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of LuRoy D. Fox and Ethel E. Lane.
She was survived by her two sons, Joseph Weidemann and Lawrence Schmitt, her siblings Diane Fox, Bart Fox, Carmen Fox, Ned Fox, and Dawn Fox.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Mark Fox and Lawrence Fox.
A celebration of Marcia’s life, including a graveside service at the Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, will be held in Iowa in August.  Arrangements made by Benton County Funeral Home, Rogers, Arkansas. Online condolences can be sent to www.Bentoncountyfuneralhome.com

 

Tue
10
Apr

MAJOR GIFT TO CENTRAL HOSPITAL

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
10
Apr

Ishman Jewelry Store closing after nearly 60 years


Joanne Ishman completes a sale at her Main Street-Elkader shop Ishman Jewelry. The business will soon close after nearly 60 years.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
03
Apr

Random acts of kindness - Students take note of positive actions

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Call it a case of life imitating art.

After seeing the movie “Wonder” and listening to their homeroom teacher read the book it’s based on, Central 4th and 5th graders started writing notes about classmates doing nice things.

Tue
03
Apr

SERVICE TO ELKADER ENDS; GAMM RETIRES


Elkader Mayor Josh Pope presents an aerial photo of the town to outgoing Public Works Director Jerry Gamm.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After more than two decades with the City of Elkader, Public Works Director Jerry Gamm retired last Friday.  Gamm joined the department in 1994 and became its head around 2002.  During that time, Gamm and his co-workers have been involved with everything from filling potholes on city streets to fighting numerous floods and cleaning up the aftermath.

Tue
03
Apr

Andrea Potts

Andrea Lynne (Spreen) Potts was born in La Crosse, WI on April 29, 1975, to Barry and Linda Spreen. She was baptized in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, but at home, by her dad’s cousin, Rev. Victor Hellman. The baptism was registered at Benediction Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI. She was confirmed in the faith at St. Paul Lutheran, Church McGregor, Iowa on March 19, 1989.

She was a gifted athlete in power tumbling, volleyball and track. In her time with USTA (United States Tumbling and Trampoline Association), she placed second in the National competition in her division as well as earning many other medals.

Tue
03
Apr

Richard “Dick” Heiden

Richard “Dick” Heiden, 83, of rural Elkader died suddenly Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his farm home. He was born August 10, 1934, in Prairie du Chien, WI to Fred Jr. and Irma (Stemmer) Heiden. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1953 where he was involved in sports. His love of baseball from a child on inspired him to try out for pro ball in Florida. His aspirations for a baseball career were cut short by a truck/train crash.

Tue
27
Mar

EMS Crisis - Recruitment, retention are big issues

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The critical shortage of emergency medical responders in rural Iowa hasn’t impacted Clayton County—but that could happen if changes to staffing, training and budgeting aren’t made.

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