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Tue
28
Mar

Scott brothers - Hard work is their fountain of youth


Frederick Scott, left, and his older brother Alvin, both of Strawberry Point, remain active despite passing the age of 90, several years ago.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
28
Mar

STUDENT PROJECT IS “SEW” ORIGINAL

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The only thing more challenging than Sadie Richter’s recent reading assignment is the project she chose to show what she’d learned from reading the book.

Tue
28
Mar

Maurice Whitman

Maurice E. Whitman, 88, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Clayton Center, Iowa, entered into eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 20, 2017. Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Clayton Center Cemetery, Clayton Center, Iowa, conducted by Reverend Bruce Hanson. 

Tue
28
Mar

Kathryn Backes

Kathryn F. (Muench) Backes went home to her savior on March 2, 2017, in Kissimmee, FL. She was born in 1945, the daughter of William and Jeanne (Jones) Muench in the small town of Elkader, IA.

Tue
28
Mar

Wayne Scheppele

Wayne Milton Scheppele departed this world to be with the Lord on March 15, 2017. He was born August 12, 1927, to Milton Louis Scheppele and Sylvia Mae Opel in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated high school in May 1945 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 where he served until the end of WWII. He graduated from the University of Dubuque in June 1950 with a bachelor of science degree with teaching credentials. He taught physical education, English, and speech at both Dubuque and Garnavillo high schools.

Tue
21
Mar

Caterpillar Closing - 75 jobs will be lost by the end of year


Things were quiet at Caterpillar last Friday. The plant closed suddenly Thursday after announcing to employees that a permanent shutdown would come by the end of the year. The plat re-opened Monday and is expected to remain open until December.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

It’s only March but many area residents are already wondering what life will be like in December when one of area’s most visible employers closes its doors.

Tue
21
Mar

Council Discusses Hotel Proposal

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The Elkader City Council last Monday discussed a proposal from an Algerian resident that could mean a new hotel for the town.

Tue
21
Mar

Tom Cheeseman

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Tom Cheeseman, 60, on Saturday March 11, 2017. He was born October 30, 1956 in Prairie du Chien, WI to Byron and Helen Cheeseman, the last of four boys. He moved to Bakersfield in 1977 to escape the cold of Iowa and to start a new life in sunny Bako. 

Tue
21
Mar

Lorraine Ingwersen

Lorraine Ingwersen, 68, passed away March 13, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family, the same day as her mother-in-law 52 years later. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at West Des Moines Christian Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation wase from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines.

Tue
21
Mar

Verda Mae Palas

Verda Mae Palas, 86, formerly of Farmersburg, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born May 23, 1930, in Farmersburg to Glendor and Wilma (Klinkenberg) Zurcher.

She was united in marriage to Gerald Palas. Four sons were born to this union. The couple farmed together. Verda served as Activities Director at the Elkader Care Center for many years. She was also an Avon representative. Verda was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, where she served on numerous church groups.

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