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Wed
05
Feb

Census Bureau Counting On Volunteers

Several years ago, Iowan Kelly Campbell found himself in a classic good news-bad news situation. The good news: Through her work, his wife had earned a free vacation. The bad news: Campbell wasn’t sure they had extra funds for the additional expenses they might accrue on their trip.

In hopes of earning some extra cash, Campbell, who was a stay-home dad, applied for a temporary job with the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau was ramping up for its 2000 count and needed thousands of “enumerators” nationwide. Paid training, a flexible schedule and great pay appealed to Campbell. The experience was so positive that he stayed with the bureau and today works with them as a partnership specialist.

Wed
05
Feb

Pete Buttigieg takes Clayton County


Aaron Gibney, center, was the youngest caucus-goer at the Boardman/Highland precinct Monday night. The Central Senior came to support Pete Buttigieg.

By Pam Reinig

The Iowa Democratic Party late Monday night cited “quality checks” and new reporting rules for a significant delay in results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus. That may be only part of the story, however.

According to Clayton County Democratic Chair Brian Bruening, the program or “app” used to report numbers from each precinct statewide presented some challenges. In fact, during his opening comments at Keystone AEA in Elkader where his own precinct met, Bruening encountered issues with the app the first time he tried to use it.

“I’m not sure what happened but I do know that we were still receiving updates to the app yesterday afternoon,” he said in a call to the Register just before midnight Monday.

Results were expected by late Monday evening. The official count was pushed to Tuesday after the Register deadline. Whatever the real issue, party officials are insistent that the delay was not the result of “a hack or intrusion.”

Mon
03
Feb

Helen Ora Kann

Helen Ora Kann, age 92, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on December 30, 1927, on the home farm, the daughter of Charles and Helene (Mutull) Meyer.  

            Helen received her education and graduated from the Garnavillo High School with the class of 1945. On August 1, 1947, Helen was united in marriage with Donald Kann and this union blessed the couple with six children. Helen made a home for her family while working with her husband on the farm. Helen enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers, sewing, her crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

Tue
28
Jan

Sheriff's office receives honor


John Hauschild with the National Child Safety Council recently presented Clayton County Sheriff Mike Tschirgi and his department with an award honoring 35 years of child safety and drug education.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for 35 years of appreciation from the National Child Safety Council.  The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will once again be providing child safety and drug education materials for all children, preschool and older, as well as their parents. 

Tue
28
Jan

Clayton County Register readers share favorite winter photos


Carol Swenson submitted this photo of Marion Lutheran Church, Gunder, just visible through snow-covered trees.
Tue
28
Jan

No place like home for entrepreneurs


Stephanie and Ryan Burke returned to Northeast Iowa to open a new business, thINK Custom Apparel. The business is located on Main Street Elkader in space formerly occupied by Garments and Goods.

By Willis Patenaude

Freelance Writer

Mon
27
Jan

Kenneth F. Schmitz

Kenneth F. Schmitz, 83, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and formerly of Ossian, IA died Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Kenneth Frank Joseph Schmitz was born on Saturday, November 21, 1936, in Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA the son of Philip Allen and Florence Antionette (Miller) Schmitz. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales Catholic High School in the class of 1954. Ken was united in marriage to Helen Jane Donlon on January 12, 1957 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, IA. They made their home in Ossian where Ken had joined his father, Philip, in the family business at Schmitz Furniture, Floorcovering and Funeral Home in 1956.

Mon
27
Jan

Jean Boehm McBride

 

Jean Boehm McBride, 89, of California, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Moniteau Care Center. She was born on July 24, 1930 in Edgewood, Iowa, a daughter of Harvey and Sarah Jane (Noggle) Boehm. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Elkport, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Elvis Lowell “Harvey” McBride, April 21, 1951, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C.

Mon
27
Jan

Janice Arlene Hoth Eno

Janice Arlene Hoth Eno, 86, of St. Olaf, Iowa died, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa. Janice was born June 7, 1933 to Lyle and Adella Olson. She attended Dry Creek Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Elkader High School.

Janice was united in marriage with Eugene Carl Hoth on December 1, 1953, at Norway Lutheran Church. Five children were born to this union. Following the death of Eugene on April 22, 1966, Janice continued to farm and raise the children. She was united in marriage with James Lewis Eno on May 21, 1976, in Burlington, Iowa. Janice enjoyed collecting dolls, gardening, crafting, crocheting, embroidery and loved spending time with family and friends.

Mon
27
Jan

Leslie Rudolph Tappan (Doc)

Leslie Rudolph Tappan (Doc), age 98½, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020, in Appleton, WI with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. He had lived a full and blessed life, and was ready to return to his Maker.

Leslie was born on July 26, 1921, to Ira De Brueler Leslie Tappan and Emma Matilda Ulfers Tappan. He was their only child, and he grew up during the Great Depression. Even though those years presented some struggles, he felt much love and security from his parents and extended family.

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