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Tue
05
Jun

Erwin Ruff

Erwin Ruff, 92, of McGregor, Iowa died Friday, May 25, 2018 at his home in McGregor, Iowa in the care of his family. He was born on May 28, 1925 to Edmund and Clara (Berns) Ruff in National, Iowa. Erwin joined the United States Army, served in World War II and was honorably discharged.

Erwin was united in marriage with Eileen Agnes Connor on September 8, 1951 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa. Eight children were born to this union. Together they farmed outside of McGregor, Iowa and were active members of St. Mary’s Parish. 

Tue
05
Jun

Richard Scherf

Richard David Scherf, 49, of McGregor, Iowa died on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at his home in McGregor, Iowa. Richard was born February 25, 1969, to Loren and Carol (Leuchtenmacher) Scherf in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School with the class of 1987.

Rich was united in marriage with Sonja Jean Reed; one son was born to this union. They later divorced. Rich had been employed as an industrial painter at Bituma, C.J. Moyna & Sons and Caterpillar. He enjoyed fishing, grilling and reading. Rich was an avid Minnesota Viking and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers, but most of all Ryan was the most enjoyment out of life.

Tue
29
May

Central students make presentation on water


Central students Haley Frieden, Karleigh Thorson, Carly Kluesner, and Katelyn Scherf shared their research on the amount of water people use when showering.

As part of a 7th grade English class assignment, Central students read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. According to teacher Amy Bergan, the book is two stories told in alternating sections. The first is current day dealing with the fact that women and children in Africa spend their days walking to get the family’s daily water. This part of the narrative discusses the problems that arise from using unclean water as well as the fact that girls receiving no education because they spend all of there time collecting water.
.The second part of the book is from the Sudan Crisis and the Sudanese Lost Boys. It’s focus is the will to survive.
Students were also involved with projects for this unit in social studies, science, and math. They created presentations (poster, PowerPoints, brochures and so on) to informs the public on issues from civil wars, water in Clayton County and local watershed, water usage practices

Tue
29
May

New season at Carter House


WWII at Carter House These WWII uniforms, worn by Elkader residents Bob Buckner and Marge Costigan during their military service, are part of a new Carter House Museum display titled “World War II and the Home Front.” See story an additional photos on page 3.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
29
May

Elkader Swimming Pool Opens June 1; improvements made


Elkader’s Municipal Pool has been a favorite way to beat the heat for decades. The pool season begins June 1.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
22
May

June 5 primary - Six Republicans are on the ballot

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Six Republican candidates for the Clayton County Board of Supervisors are vying for a chance to advance to November’s general election. Joining them on the final ballot will be Democrat contenders Richard Dinan and Joleen Jansen. Since two candidates from each party will advance, Dinan and Jansen will automatically be placed on the November ballot along with the primary’s two top Republican vote-getters.

Tue
22
May

Robert Meyer

Robert “Bob” Glesne Meyer 96, of Arvada, CO passed away gently on May 10th, 2018. Bob was born on November 18, 1921 to Clifton and Milda Meyer in Giard Township, Clayton County, Iowa. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1938 and attended Oklahoma A & M now known as Oklahoma State University where he received a degree in Agricultural Economics and a Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Social Studies.

Tue
15
May

Roger Mohning


Roger Mohning

Roger Lee Mohning, 75, of Monona, Iowa died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Crossing Rivers Health Systems in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Roger Lee was born October 18, 1942, to Foster and Laura (Rodas) Mohning in Garnavillo, Iowa. He was baptized on November 15, 1942, and confirmed on March 25, 1956. Roger graduated high school in 1960 from Garnavillo, Iowa. He attended one year of college in Carthage, Illinois.
Roger was united in marriage to Julaine Palas on April 29, 1962, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, Iowa. Three sons were born to this union. Roger farmed south of Monona, Iowa for many years and was a Pioneer Seeds salesman. He was actively engaged in his church and community. Roger served on numerous boards and committees. In 2011, Roger became a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church. Most of all Roger was a man of faith, a loving husband, father and grandfather. His greatest pride was his grandchildren.

Tue
15
May

Betty Jean Mabel Kenneally


Betty Jean Mabel Kenneally

Betty Jean Mabel Kenneally, 92, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. She was born on June 17, 1925, in Strawberry Point, the daughter of Benjamin Carl and Henrietta Mae (Gibbs) Brockmeyer. Betty was raised and educated in the Strawberry Point area and was a 1942 graduate of Strawberry Point High School.
On July 12, 1948, Betty was united in marriage to Vincent Bayazet Kenneally at St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point. Betty enjoyed vacationing with her husband.  She also enjoyed collecting antiques, painting, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Tue
15
May

Grace Maker


Grace Maker

Grace Martha Maker, 83, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Strawberry Point. She was born on November 12, 1934, in Edgewood, the daughter of Charles David and Caroline Josephine (Mueller) Peet. Grace was raised and educated in Edgewood.
On February 1, 1951, Grace was united in marriage to Ewald Arthur Maker. Seven children were born to this union. The couple began farming with Ewald’s father, Arthur Maker, in the Manchester area. They then farmed near Elkader and eventually moved to Strawberry Point in 1956. Grace remained there the rest of her life. She also worked locally at several businesses, but taking care of her family was her most important job.
Grace enjoyed sewing and attending garage sales and auctions.  She loved camping with her family. Most of all, Grace loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

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