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07
Jul

War Eagles cap off week with sweep of Turkey Valley


Evan Schroeder went 1-2 in the War Eagles’ game against Jesup on July 2. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

War Eagle shortstop Caleb Helle throws to first against the J-Hawks.

Sean Wilwert works behind the plate for the War Eagles.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central (CR/C) War Eagles upped their record to 3-11 last week, capped off by a Friday sweep of Upper Iowa Conference foe Turkey Valley.

The busy week, which included six games, started June 30, with a doubleheader against Kee. The War Eagles took an early 1-0 lead in the first game, but the Hawks tied it up in the bottom of the second, then tacked on runs in four more innings to win 12-2.

Tue
30
Jun

Harry C. 'Kelly' Kelleher

Harry Clement Kelleher, Jr., known as “Kelly” to many of his friends and family, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020, at his home in San Diego, Calif., with his wife of 60 years, Joyce, at his side. Kelly was born on Sept. 16, 1925, in Volga, to Harry and Mary (Connor) Kelleher. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School in Elkader and he also attended the University of Iowa. 

Kelly enlisted in the Army while still a teenager and he served as a private first class in Company C in the 424th Infantry in World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. 

Tue
30
Jun

Bob E. Shaw

Bob Edwards Shaw, 74, of Manchester, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on Jan. 14, 1946, in Denver, Colo., the son of Anthony and Lottie (Edwards) Shaw. Bob was raised and educated in Hugo, Colo., and was a graduate of Hugh High School. Bob received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and also completed his master’s degree in school administration.

On Aug. 24, 1974, Bob was united in marriage to Judy Eckhardt in Denver, Colo. The family moved to Iowa and Bob began his career with Keystone AEA in Elkader. Bob completed his PhD in education from the University of Iowa, while also serving as the director of administrative services at Keystone.  

Tue
30
Jun

Local offices stress that it’s safe to go to the dentist


Family Dentistry Associates of Monona, Waukon Dental and Dental Associates of Prairie du Chien are welcoming patients back for regular appointments. They’re following guidelines to ensure the safety of both patients and staff. Pictured are staff members from the Monona and Waukon offices: registered dental assistant Katie Polodna (left), registered and certified dental assistant Brittany Coleman, registered dental assistant Lindsay Lloyd, Dr. Jessica Wilke and registered dental assistant Denise Kuenster. (Submitted photo)

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Dr. Mark Fohey and the staff at Family Dentistry Associates of Monona remained busy even when dental offices were closed for elective procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We provided emergency care and saw a lot of people in distress—broken teeth, aches and swelling,” he said. “We were here a couple times a week. It was good to at least be able to do that.”

Tue
30
Jun

Sidewalks, parking, pedestrian bridge common themes in Elkader visioning feedback

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

What does Elkader want? What would make the residents of the small community happier? This is what Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program wanted to find out. In conjunction with experts from Trees Forever and the Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture, they held a workshop and focus groups with community members, as well as conducted surveys and interviewed high school students, to gauge the public’s interest in certain ideas and to pinpoint areas for improvement. 

Tue
30
Jun

Clayton County Extension to host achievement show for 4-H, FFA youth


The Clayton County Extension Council, Youth Development Committee along with Extension staff have put together the Clayton County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show 2020, which is an alternative for the county fair. The Clayton County Agricultural Society has postponed the 166th Clayton County Fair due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns. This alternative show will offer an opportunity for youth to showcase all the hard work they have put into their projects. (File photo)

The Clayton County Extension Council, Youth Development Committee along with Extension staff have put together the Clayton County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show 2020, which is an alternative for county fair. The Clayton County Agricultural Society has postponed the 166th Clayton County Fair due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns. This alternative show will offer an opportunity for youth to showcase all the hard work they have put into their projects. 

To protect the health and safety of everyone, this achievement show will follow all Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC recommendations for social distancing, handwashing and sanitization.

Tue
30
Jun

MFL MarMac baseball team continues to roll


JT Stocker had a combined three hits and two RBIs during MFL MarMac’s doubleheader with Turkey Valley on June 25. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

In six innings against Turkey Valley, Ethan Stubbs allowed just four hits and one earned run and struck out eight batters.

Karter Decker happily sprints home in the Bulldogs’ 11-1 victory over Turkey Valley on June 25.

Bulldog second baseman Bryce Radloff awaits a throw from first, as a Trojan player heads in for a slide.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac baseball team continued its hot start to the season last week, sweeping North Fayette Valley and taking one of two games against Turkey Valley.

In the first game against NFV on June 24, the Bulldogs won 4-2 after scoring in each of the first four innings. The TigerHawks crossed the plate in both the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t close the gap.

Left fielder Karter Decker was 2-3 in the game with an RBI. Chaise Ziegler was also 2-3, while Ethan Stubbs singled and drove in a run. Max Havlicek, who did not have a hit in the game but was hit by a pitch, walked and stole three bases, scored two of the team’s runs.

Tue
30
Jun

Bulldogs take two from Central in rain-shortened week


Lauren Haberichter limited Central to just two hits in a 7-2 win on June 23. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Mackenzy Ruff was 2-2 with an RBI and run scored in the first game of a June 23 doubleheader with Central.

Abby Schellhorn speeds from second to third in the first of two games with Central.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Rain dampened much of the MFL MarMac softball team’s schedule last week, postponing a doubleheader with Turkey Valley and canceling one game at North Linn. Even the two games the Bulldogs managed to sneak in on June 23 against Central were played a night later than planned due to inclement weather. 

The Bulldogs made the most of their limited time on the field, though, sweeping Central in a key Upper Iowa Conference match-up.

Tue
30
Jun

Warriors fall victim to late rallies


Maddy Wille slides safely into second base in game two of the doubleheader against Clayton Ridge. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Abby Cummer takes a big hack during game one of Central’s June 23 doubleheader at MFL MarMac.

Chelsia Larson has been Central’s main presence on the mound this season.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Central Warrior softball team now has a season record of 3-7, following a tough week filled with rain postponements and make-up games.

The Warriors kicked off play at MFL MarMac on June 23, losing the first game of a doubleheader 7-2 and the second 4-2, after giving up a four-run sixth inning. 

On Wednesday, June 24, they played the first game of a planned doubleheader against Clayton Ridge. The game was a lead-changing affair that came down to clutch hitting by the Eagles in the bottom of the sixth, sealing a 12-11 victory. 

Tue
30
Jun

War Eagles get first win of season

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central War Eagles won their first game of the season on June 23, against Turkey Valley. The Trojans nearly rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the War Eagles held on to the narrow 4-3 victory. 

Key performers included Caleb Helle, who struck out 11 batters, and Oakley Harbaugh, who had a hit, RBI and a stolen base. Drake Ostrander went 1-3, drove in a run and scored once.

The team tried to keep the winning momentum going June 24, against Kee. The Hawks couldn’t be tamed, though, totaling 11 runs on 11 hits for an 11-2 victory. 

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