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Tue
17
Mar

Carl Burgin

Elkader
Carl Joseph Burgin, 34, of Elkader, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, WI. He was born May 17, 1985, to Bill and Marcia (Dahling)
Burgin, in Elkader, Iowa.

Carl is survived by his son, Bentley Hallock of Elkader.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all services were cancelled. A Celebration of Life Service
will be held at a later date.

Leonard – Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is helping the family
with arrangements

Mon
16
Mar

Elkader St. Patrick's Day Parade cancelled

Fri
13
Mar

Thomas Norman Baker

Thomas Norman Baker, 85, of Gunder, Iowa died Friday, March 6, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Thomas was born August 17, 1934.

 

Thomas was united in marriage with Barbara Jarm on August 18, 1956, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Des Plaines, Illinois.   Thomas was a member of the Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa and a life time member of NRA. Thomas enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening and working around the farm.

 

Fri
13
Mar

Richard "Dick" Clauson

Richard “Dick” Clauson, 82, of Lansing, Iowa died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa. Richard was born February 26, 1938, to Walter and Dorothy (Wright) Clauson in Strawberry Point, Iowa. He graduated from Strawberry Point High School and attended University of Iowa Business School.

 

Dick was united in marriage with Ruth Viette Englehorn on July 26, 1959, at United Methodist Church in Lansing. Dick worked for the American Airlines as a Pilot from 1960 to 1995.

 

Tue
10
Mar

Coach Wiley reviews season


Here are the coaches and players of the 2019-2020 Central girls’ basketball team: Seated, left to right—Delaney Scherf, Maci Kluesner, Nichole White, and Haley Frieden; kneeling, Madison Sylvester, right, and Abby Cummer, left; and standing, left to right—Coach Mark Wiley, Kiera Beck, Danielle Weber, Riley Schroeder, Natalie Schroeder, Hannah Erickson, and Coach Molly Scherf.

Editor’s note: Head Coach Mark Wiley provided the following recap of the girls’basketball season.

Central girls’ basketball team had record-setting season in many ways.The overall record of 21-4 is an impressive feat, but all the time and effort from the players and assistant coaches is why success happened.  This year’s team was led by four seniors—Natalie Schroeder, Riley Schroeder, Danielle Weber, and Hannah Erickson—who were all instrumental to the success of the team. All four were reliable and dedicated individuals that brought great work ethic to practice and resiliency in games. All four players are heavily involved in various extracurricular activities at our school, which is reflective of their character. 

Mon
09
Mar

Robert "Bob" Bankes

Robert “Bob” Bankes, 92, of Union, IA went to be with Lord and Savior on the morning of February 29, 2020, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side.

A celebration of life was held for Bob on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Human Society,

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Kathy Bankes, children Joel (Karen) Bankes; Julia Buis; Allan (Debbie) Bankes; Lee Collins, Kristeen Perkidsl Mark (Kibby) Collins; Kelly Kadner; and Matt Demmel; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren,  one on    the way; his uncle, Harry Hubbard; numerous nieces and nephews; and his nine four-legged furry companions.

Tue
03
Mar

Central students "rise" to the occasion


Central students CJ Polkinghorn, left, and Tommy Seeland, right, helped RISE staff put the finishing touches on a community rec center that opened earlier this week. Also involved in the project was Hazen Loan, not pictured. The students’ work was part of their STEM BEST class.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central athlete CJ Polkingham was between projects when his mom mentioned that RISE was converting an unused space into a community rec center. The effort sounded like a good fit for his STEM BEST class. So with the permission of his teacher, Ann Gritzner, and with

Mon
02
Mar

Donald Wold

Donald Aden Wold, age 93, of Saint Olaf, Iowa, died February 23, 2020, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on February 18, 1927, on the Wold family farm, rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, the son of Harrison and Gina Gilbertson Wold.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Berniece, his beloved parents, and all of his siblings, Rachel, Harrison, Ruth, and Leigh. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn, and her husband, Dr. David Herrmann; his grandson, Zach Herrmann and wife Jillian; and his great-granddaughter, Emmajean Herrmann.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, with a visitation one hour before - all at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf with Rev. Marshall Hahn officiating. Interment was at Norway Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

Tue
25
Feb

Finding fossils at Elkader bank

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

During warm weather months, it's not uncommon to see FreedomBank President Keith Garms walking the perimeter of the building, stopping now and then to point out something to the people accompanying him. What Garms is doing is showing the fossils embedded in the limestone slabs that are part of façade of the Elkader bank.

Tue
25
Feb

Central girls continue to win; record is 21-3

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With last week’s wins against Tripoli and Turkey Valley, the Central girls’ basketball team hit a new milestone: Most wins ever in a single season. The girls record stands at 21-3. They face St. Ansgar Wednesday (February 26); the victor will head to Des Moines for the girls’ state tournament.

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