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Tue
24
Apr

Central renovation is on schedule


This photo, taken last week, shows the steel frames for the celing in the commons/kitchen area.

Taken a few weeks ago, this photo shows workers removing the old ceiling and columns in the 1930s building.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

T

he academic year might be winding down but construction is gearing up at Central Community Schools where crews are well into a $6 million renovation project.

Tue
17
Apr

Donald Berns July 25, 1936 to April 9, 2018


Donald Berns

Donald Francis Berns age 81, of Garnavillo, IA, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader, IA. 

Don was born July 25, 1936, in Monona, son of Raymond and Mae (Farmer) Berns. He attended high school graduating with the class of 1954. Don entered into the United States Army Serving from October 1955 until his discharge in October of 1958. Don met and married the love of his life Carolyn Kilnkenberg on October 24, 1961, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo. To this union two children were born, Lee and Dee. Don spent most of his life farming the land that he raised his family on. He enjoyed spending time with the love of his life, his children and his grandchildren.

Tue
17
Apr

Dwayne Farmer January 21, 1948 to April 5, 2018


Dwayne Farmer

Dwayne Eldon Farmer, 70, of Marion, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, in his home surrounded by his loving family.    

He was born January 21, 1948, on a farm near Volga, Iowa to Donald Eldon and Mildred (Brady) Farmer. He was the oldest of 12 children. He graduated in 1966 from Central Community High School in Elkader, and then joined the Army. Dwayne proudly served in Okinawa and returned home to begin his 45-plus year career in masonry construction. His masonry artistry can be enjoyed all over the state of Iowa.  

Tue
17
Apr

Girls do well at Decorah meet


Central’s Taylor Rentschler gets ready for her leg of a relay at a recent meet in Decorah.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

After several missed meets due to weather, the Central girls’ track and field team were able to participate in the Decorah Relays on April 12. Central had the following results:

Tue
17
Apr

Fungi farming: Couple add shiitakes to their harvest


OWLS participants Lori Ambrose and Vicki Carolan apply hot wax over the spawn that has been inserted in holes all over the log. The wax keeps the spawn in and seals the log to prevent the log from drying out before the mushrooms begin to grow.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

F

ungus spawn, a few logs, and plenty of patience—that’s all Natasha Hegmann and Pete Kerns needed to start growing shiitake mushrooms in their timber near Elkport.

Tue
10
Apr

Central boys, girls ready to golf

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

Tue
10
Apr

Dwayne Farmer death notice

Dwayne Eldon Farmer, 70, of Marion, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family.    
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom, with a public vigil beginning at 4 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11th at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. A committal service, with military honors, will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be conveyed at www.cedarmemorial.com. A full obituary will appear in next week’s Register.

 

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

 

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