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10
Jun

Jennifer J. Schuldt

Jennifer Jane Schuldt, 66, of Edgewood, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 18, 1953, in Littleport, the daughter of Romanus and Darlene (Clinton) Zapf. Jenny attended and graduated from Central Community High School in Elkader.

On June 28, 1975, Jenny was united in marriage to Don L. “Chopper” Schuldt at Elkader. Two children were born to this union. The couple has resided in Edgewood. Jenny was an escort driver for wide loads for Galaxy Homes. She later got her CDL license and worked with her husband as an over the road truck driver for several years. Jenny also worked for Monona Wire, retiring in 2016.

Jenny really enjoyed reading and spending time with her dog, Pepsi, and family and friends.

Wed
10
Jun

Mary 'Edna' Cook

Mary “Edna” Cook, 92, of Guttenberg, passed away May 22, 2020, while residing at the Good Samaritan Society of Waukon.

Edna was born on July 5, 1927. She was the second oldest of four children. She grew up in Georgetown, S.C., and has a surviving sister, Barbara Jones, who still resides there.

Edna married the late Faye A. Cook on Dec. 13, 1943. Faye and Edna met in Georgetown while Faye was serving in WWII. That union was blessed with five children. Throughout the years, they made their home in Elkader, Edgewood and Guttenberg, with frequent trips to South Carolina.

Tue
09
Jun

For Central, good attitude will go a long way

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

In just limited practice time, Central Head Softball Coach Gerald Funk said he’s already impressed with the positivity his players have shown, and he’s excited about the possibilities the team has this season.

The team’s good attitude is one of its strengths. “The athletes also work hard and listen well,” he added.

The Warriors will continue to work on their skills as the season progresses, in addition to improving pitching, defense and offense.

Funk, who’s in his fifth season as Central’s head coach, is joined by four-year assistant Jill Funk and first-year volunteer assistant Tony Smith.

Tue
09
Jun

War Eagles have young, but more experienced, team

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The Clayton Ridge/Central baseball team is finally getting some age and experience, a development head coach Zach Mueller said will be a strength this season.

“The bulk of our players are sophomores, many of which have played varsity for the past two seasons. This group is very coachable and wants to keep progressing,” added Mueller, who’s in his 10th year with the team and sixth as head coach. Kole Brandel and Tony Smith return as assistant coaches.

Mueller said the War Eagles’ pitching and defense will be solid, but the team will have to continue to find offense as the season goes along. 

Tue
09
Jun

Clayton County Agricultural Society postpones 2020 Clayton County Fair until 2021


The Clayton County Agricultural Society has postponed the 2020 Clayton County Fair until 2021. However, alternative options for 4-H/FFA exhibitors in both livestock and static project areas are being explored. (File photo)

The Clayton County Agricultural Society has postponed the 2020 Clayton County Fair until 2021.

In a statement released earlier this week, the Clayton County Agricultural Society said it has discussed over the past month how to safely host the 166th annual Clayton County Fair amid the uncertainty of COVID-19.

Tue
09
Jun

New business Ambitek opening with eSports and IT training


Ambitek Learning is set to open this week on Main Street, in Elkader. The company will offer IT training and courses in robotics and engineering. It will also have a gaming center/lounge that will be open to the public and include gaming tournaments, access to new games and online streaming stations. The center will have everything from high-end computers and freesync gaming monitors to gaming chairs and every current gaming console on the market. (Photo by Willis Patenaude)

Donte Dorsey brought Ambitek to Elkader not only because of the town’s beauty, but its welcoming and eclectic spirit. He also thinks the business will fill a need in the community.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

What started off as a Facebook friendship in 2017 with Pastor John Haack, of Peace Church, has blossomed into an innovative change for Elkader, as Ambitek Learning takes up residence on Main Street. 

The brainchild of Donte Dorsey, a native Floridian, Ambitek first came on the scene in 2009 when Dorsey felt a need for a change from working with corporate companies toward more personal growth and a desire to feed his niche for technology. Dorsey also saw a market for IT certifications that allow students to bypass college, remain relatively debt free and go beyond the entry-level position upon completion. 

Tue
09
Jun

Primaries offered few surprises, but had record turnout statewide


Clayton County had only one in-person voting site for the June 2 primary, at Central Community School. It had just a slow trickle of voters, though, as many opted to mail in absentee ballots. (Photo by Willis Patenaude)

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

Iowa voters broke a record set back in 1994 for voter turnout in a June primary with over 500,000 ballots cast statewide, and they did so amid a lingering pandemic and the backdrop of renewed calls for social justice. 

It was a demonstration of voter resilience, acknowledged by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, who thanked the voters, poll workers and national and state agencies that provided the necessary safety items that even allowed such a day of voting to occur. 

Wed
03
Jun

Owen Armstrong

Owen Armstrong, 5 months, 7 days, son of Billy and Catherine Armstrong, passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at home in Rochester, Minn. Owen was born on Dec. 23, 2019, to Billy and Catherine (Frailey) Armstrong in Rochester, Minn.

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03
Jun

John Clifton Meyer

John Clifton Meyer, 95, of Garnavillo, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home.

John was born March 2, 1925, on the family farm east of Giard, the youngest child of Clifton and Milda (Glesne) Meyer. John was baptized at his home by Rev. Dr. George Wessel on March 19, 1925, during the “wake” service of his father Clifton, who had died on March 16.   

Tue
02
Jun

Vincent Bayazet Kenneally

Vincent Bayazet Kenneally, 97, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. He was born on March 13, 1923, in Cox Creek Township, the son of Earl Leo and Gladys (Hamlett) Kenneally. He was raised and educated in the Elkader and Strawberry Point area and was a 1940 graduate of Strawberry Point High School.

On July 15, 1948, Vincent was united in marriage to Betty Jean Mabel Brockmeyer at St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point. Bay enjoyed vacationing with his wife as they traveled to Ireland and Hawaii, as well as other destinations.  

Vincent was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, VFW and the American Legion.

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