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Tue
20
Feb

GAME ON! HAUBER STARTS BUSINESS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tony Hauber embodies that old adage “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.”

Tue
20
Feb

Ruby Koehn

Ruby G. Koehn, 86, of Elkader, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Ruby was born April 3, 1931, in Gunder, to Gottfried and Clara (Knudtson) Kurth. She graduated from Postville High School.

Ruby was united in marriage to Alvin A. Koehn on April 5, 1949. The couple became the parents of seven children. She worked as a waitress and cook at Patrick’s Tavern and Café in Elkader for 35 years. She was always cooking and caring for her family. She enjoyed making lefse, working her puzzle books, canning meat and vegetables, and watching wrestling. She was an avid member of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) where she enjoyed a bit of social times with good friends.

Tue
20
Feb

Margaret May

Margaret M. Buckwalter (VansCoy) May, 97, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point, Iowa.  She was born on May 30, 1920, in Geneseo, Illinois, the daughter of Charles Edward and Emma (Kaiser) Buckwalter.  She was baptized on April 17, 1922, at the Congregational Church in Atkinson, Illinois, and confirmed on October 31, 1937, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo, Illinois.  Margaret was raised and educated in the Geneseo area.  The family moved to Springville, Iowa, in 1938.

Tue
20
Feb

Merrill Smith

Merrill Russell Smith, Jr, 92, of Mount Dora passed away on Thursday February 8, 2018. He was born on March 20, 1925 in Dubuque, Iowa. His parents were Merrill Rosslyn Smith Sr. and Myrtle Ann Cassutt. He was married to Elaine Marie Felker on December 27, 1948 in Elkader, Iowa. 

Merrill had two children Rhonda Marie Smith and Holly Jane (Smith) Philpott (Steve). He had three siblings Donna Jean (Smith) Rippy(Ted), Jacqueline Jane(Smith) Moon(Ronnie), and Richard Allen Smith(Barbara). 

Tue
13
Feb

Emma Kennedy September 29, 1930-February 5, 2018


Emma Kennedy

Emma Jean Kennedy, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester from cancer and complications. Per Emma’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Private burial will be at East Side Cemetery in Elkader at a later date. 

Tue
13
Feb

Vets, staff donate to new facility


Kristin Oberbroeckling (far left) and Ryan Oberbroeckling (far right) receive a donation for the new Swine and Sheep Complex from veterinarians Michelle Christianson and Ryan Royer.

The veterinarians and staff at Elkader and Strawberry Point Veterinary Clinic have donated $5,000 to the new Swine and Sheep Complex at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. 

“We view this as an investment in the youth of this county and to their futures in agriculture and as productive citizens,” said Ryan Royer DVM, co-owner of the clinics. 

Tue
13
Feb

Girls win close game; advance in regional play


Central’s Riley Schroeder plays tough defense in a game last week against Ed-Co. The Warriors won the game and advanced to regional quarterfinals.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

In a nail-biting February 8 game against Ed-Co, the Central girls won their first-round regional game. Central led Ed-Co 7-4 at the end of the 1st quarter, but Ed-Co came back in the 2nd quarter to take a 19-14 lead at the half. At the end of the 3rdquarter, Ed-Co still held a slim 27-26 lead. Central was able to limit Ed-Co to only three points in the 4th quarter and went on to win by a score of 32-30.

Tue
13
Feb

Conservation board lists priorities for trails

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Trail development was on the minds of the Elkader City Council members who recently asked two people closely connected with trails to share their priorities.

Tue
30
Jan

Public Meeting - Residents share thoughts on hotel


This is a drawing of what a proposed hotel in Elkader might look like. The facility would have 36-40 rooms, an indoor pool and a museum.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Area residents packed the Elkader Opera House last Monday night to hear about a proposed hotel for the town and to share their opinions on the project.

Tue
30
Jan

C. Delbert Andrews

C. Delbert Andrews, 80, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on June 21, 1937, in Center Point, the son of Clarence and Bertha (Lovell) Andrews. He was raised and educated in Benton County.

On June 7, 1957, Delbert was united in marriage to Janet Schwarting at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Three children were born to this union. Delbert farmed and was a farm implement mechanic.  

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