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Fri
21
Feb

Orlan Reimer

Orlan Herman Reimer, 95, of Elkader, died peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Elkader Care
Center. He was born on August 12, 1924, the third son of Henry and Lucy (Mueller) Reimer.

Fri
21
Feb

Joyce McClintock

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa 52043 

Joyce McClintock, 78, died suddenly at her home in Prairie du Chien, WI, on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Joyce Marie McClintock was born November 23, 1941, in Arlington, Iowa to Thomas and Catherine Berger Taylor.

Joyce spent most of her childhood years in and around Volga, Iowa, until her family moved to Blooming Prairie, MN for a better opportunity. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1959.

Fri
21
Feb

Gerald Joseph Beck

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, IA  52043

Elkader Gerald Joseph Beck, 93, of Elkader died peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born May 13, 1926, on the family farm on “Doe Creek” in rural Edgewood, the son of Joseph C. Beck and Katherine Caroline (Hochhaus) Beck. He was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Littleport, Iowa, and on November 20, 1947, was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Beyer at Peace Church in Elkader. Incidentally, their marriage was on the same day as the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Gerald and his beloved Dorothy were inseparable and enjoyed 72 years of marriage. Two children were born of this union.

Tue
18
Feb

DNR to address possible hunting, trapping changes at public meeting

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff will provide updates on recently completed hunting and trapping seasons, discuss possible changes to rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested.

Locally, the Iowa DNR will be at Decorah City Hall, 400 Clairborne Drive, Decorah, on Feb. 27. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

“We want people to come out, listen to the seasons reviews, ask questions and hear directly from our staff,” said Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Bureau. “Part of the meeting will be devoted to discussing potential rule changes and collecting feedback as we work through the rules process.”

Tue
18
Feb

Central Girls win first regional game

The Central girls last week won the opening game in regional play defeating Ed-Co by a score of 52-30.  Three Warriors scored in double digits, including  Hannah Erickson who led the Warriors with 22 points.  Danielle Weber scored 16 and Natalie Schroeder added 10.  Central is now 19 and 3.  They hosted Tripoli in a regional quarterfinal play Tuesday night, after the Register went to press. See our Facebook page and next week’s paper for results, stats and comments.

Tue
18
Feb

Clayton County Register editor to retire

Longtime Register editor Pam Reinig is retiring. Reinig, who has led the paper for 10 years, is leaving to focus full-time on ministry. She has been pastor at Illyria Community Church, Elgin, for six years.

Reinig began her journalism career nearly 45 years ago at the Cedar Rapids Gazette where she worked in several capacities including assistant managing editor. After a brief time in marketing, she returned to journalism when she and her husband, Mark, relocated to Northeast Iowa in 2007. She joined the Register in 2009 as an ad salesperson and writer. She was named editor in 2010, after the paper was purchased by Gary Howe.

Tue
18
Feb

Harold Krambeer

Harold Junior Krambeer, 77, of Farmersburg, Iowa,died Tuesday, February 11, 2020. at his home in Farmersburg. Harold was born November 15, 1942, in Farmersburg, the fourth child of Harold John Krambeer and Leona Fascher Krambeer. He was baptized December 13, 1942, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed there on March 25, 1956. He graduated from Monona Farmersburg Community High School in 1960 and served his country in the United States Air Force as a photo interpretation specialist during the Vietnam War.

On December 4, 1965, Harold married Deanna Schlitter. One child, Ross, was born to this union. Harold worked for a number of years installing and repairing rural and domestic water systems for Duane Lubbers. He found this work his most rewarding. He finished his working career as manager of the Swiss Valley Farms Packaging Plant at St. Olaf, Iowa.

Tue
18
Feb

Dorothy Irene Seybert

Dorothy Irene Seybert was born March 19, 1928, in Wadena, IA, the daughter of William and Alice (Barth) Nydegger. In 1946, she graduated from Volga City High School in Clayton County, IA. Dorothy married Robert “Chick” Joseph Seybert on June 26, 1950, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, IA. The couple lived in various towns in Northeast Iowa before moving to Waukon in 1954.

A member at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, she was active in the St. Martins Study Club and was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Society. She and Chick also loved volunteering for the Adopt-a-Grandparent program at the Waukon elementary school. Dorothy also enjoyed dancing and going to flea markets to look for Red Wing Pottery. Mostly, she loved visiting with family and friends.

Tue
18
Feb

Patrick W. McTaggart

Patrick William McTaggart, 70, of Elkader, died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his home. He was born in Mason City on June 6, 1949, to William Neal and Mary Virginia (Looney) McTaggart. As a young man, he worked for his dad, Bill, and his uncle, Don, who were co-owners of McTaggart’s Furniture in Elkader. He graduated from Central Community High School and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette where he earned a degree in history. He proudly served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on September 26, 1977.

Wed
12
Feb

Prairie du Chien matmen are SWC-SWAL Clash champions


Senior Tyler Hannah ties up with his Lancaster opponent in the finals of the Clash at 195#. Hannah would dominate and win by technical fall 17-2. In doing so, Hannah became a four-time conference champion.

Great effort sets numerous records

The Prairie du Chien wrestling Blackhawks made history on Saturday at Mineral Point by winning their first-ever SWC/SWAL Clash title. 

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