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Tue
12
Jun

Dairy banquet honors


Front Row: 2018-2019 Alt. Junior Dairyman: Kody Moeller, 2018-2019 Junior Dairyman: Blake Hunt, 2018-2019 Little Miss Squirt: Crystal Goodrich, 2018-2019 Alt. Little Miss Squirt: Jennifer Smith. Back Row: 2017-2018 Alt. Iowa Dairy Princess: Josie Buddenburg, 2018-2019 Alt. Clayton County Dairy Princess: Tess Hilgerson, 2017-2018 Clayton County Dairy Princess: Brianna Lucey

The 2018 Clayton County Dairy Banquet was held April 6 in Elkader. Following is a list of special honors and awards presented that evening.

Scholarship Winners:

This is the second year the Clayton Co. Dairy Promotion Committee has offered scholarships to support our county’s youth education beyond high school. 

Brianna Lucey and Cody Mueller each received a $500 scholarship:

Tue
12
Jun

Elkader clinic adds new veterinarian


Dr. Sarah Balik is the newest addition to the Elkader Veterinary Clinic staff. She is an Iowa State graduate who recently practiced in Fredricksburg.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Sarah Balik had her sights set on medical school when it occurred to her that working with four-legged patients was really what she wanted to do. 

Tue
12
Jun

Kuehls honored for dairy promotion


Treats owners Ron and Mary Kuehl received a Dairy Best award for their use of dairy products.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

G

rowing up in Northeast Iowa, Ron Kuehl dreamed of owning an ice cream shop. No particular reason—he just thought scooping cold treats for customers would be great fun.

Thu
07
Jun

Sherry Whitford

Sherry Kay Whitford, 53, of Saint Peters, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from complications associated with multiple myeloma cancer (diagnosed in 2013) at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. Sherry was born in Cedar Rapids, IA on December 4, 1964, to Vernon W. Shaw, Jr. and Karen Mae (Stroschein) Shaw. She graduated from Central Community High School in Elkader, Iowa in 1983. During her lifetime, Sherry lived in many places including: Iowa, New Hampshire, Canada, Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri.
Sherry was united in marriage with Bradley T. Whitford on February 18, 1989, in Elkader, Iowa. Two children were born to this union, Emily Ann and Wesley Nolan.

Tue
05
Jun

Looking back 10 years since historic Elkader flood


Several businesses were heavily damaged by the flood of 2008, including Wilke’s (left), and Central Heating and Air Conditioning. The Elkader Fire Station also sustained heavy damage and was eventually demolished. Not pictured is FreedomBank, which was also a total loss. Other businesses along Main Street had significant water damage.

With the exception of the circled house, all of the other homes in this photo—and more—were destroyed by the 2008 flood.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A decade has passed since a historical flood swept across the south end of Main Street significantly damaging dozens of Elkader homes and businesses. Though the town has recovered, the memories of those anxious hours remain fresh in the minds of those most seriously impacted by the disaster.

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

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