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Tue
28
Nov

Corrine Schoien

Corinne Elizabeth Schoien, 91, of Elkader, Iowa, formerly of rural Elgin, Iowa, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Corinne was born on August 13, 1926, in Monona, Iowa, to Herman and Alma (Torkelson) Schoien. She was baptized and confirmed at the Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader, where she was a faithful lifelong member.

Tue
28
Nov

Edmund “Lee” Glesne

Edmund “Lee” Glesne, 92, of Marion, Iowa formerly of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Winslow House in Marion, Iowa. Lee was born June 1, 1925 to Oscar T. and Josephine (Lee) Glesne in St. Olaf, Iowa. He attended the Glesne School for grades 1-6 and graduated from Elkader High School. Lee received his B.A. in education from I.S. Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls and earned his Master’s in school administration from the University of Northern Illinois. Lee enlisted in the Army after graduating High School. He served overseas in the European Theater in the 76th Field Artillery Battalion Battery C. 

Tue
28
Nov

NO “STAR WARS” FOR ELKADER

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

“Star Wars’ fans living in Northeast Iowa will need to take a short road trip to see the latest installment in this wildly popular series. “The Last Jedi,” which opens December 15, will not be shown at the Elkader Cinema but it will play in Prairie du Chien.

Tue
21
Nov

Parent Centers - Program gets moms, dads involved


Central students Ty Berns, Grant Burns and Kiya Moser-Weber play a game of BINGO at the November Parent Center last week.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A program launched a few years ago by Central teachers Katie Wiley and Andrea Zittergruen continues to get high marks from local parents and grandparents. Called “Parent Centers,” it opens to the doors to elementary classrooms on a regular basis to moms and dads—and sometimes, grandparents—who want to volunteer in their youngster’s room.

Tue
21
Nov

SCHOOL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

By Nick Trenkamp

 

One of the many areas Central has been working on improving is community involvement. I feel education can be strengthened through partnerships in our community. “It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb Wikipedia defines as, “A child has the best ability to become a healthy adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to the rearing of the child.”

Tue
21
Nov

Pearl Schaefers

 Pearl Agnes Schaefers, age 77, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on February 18, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Nicholas and Anna (Naber) Gaul.

Tue
21
Nov

Raymond Cousins

Raymond Clifford Cousins Jr., 84, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the V.A. Central Iowa Health Care System, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Ray was born in Elkader, IA to Raymond Sr. and Edith Cousins. He graduated from Elkader High School. After high school, he served in the Air Force from August 1953-July 1957, where he was stationed in Germany working in electronic communications maintenance. 

Tue
14
Nov

Best birthday ever! Woman receives honorary diploma


Central superintendent Nick Trenkamp and school board member NiCole Dennler present an honorary diploma to Sofie Davis on her 103rd birthday.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though she was born in St. Olaf and raised near there, Sofie Davis has always had a soft spot for Elkader.

Tue
14
Nov

LIFELONG LEADER IS HONORED


Betty Lord-Dinan

Jann Ricklefs, left, president of the Iowa Nurses Association, presents Betty Lord-Dinan, Elkader, with a plaque during her Hall of Fame induction.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
14
Nov

Delpha Bowman

Delpha Emma Matilda (Appel) Bowman, 94, of Garber, died Saturday, November 4th at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on April 27, 1923, in Clayton County to Frieda Appel. Frieda married Fritz Klinkenberg on January 30, 1924, and raised Delpha on a farm near Saint Olaf, Iowa.

Delpha graduated from Elkader High School and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette where she studied normal training to become a schoolteacher. After graduation, she began teaching at Mecklenburg school in rural St. Olaf. During World War II she dispensed ration stamps to the rural people of the area as most goods were rationed during the war.

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