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Tue
02
Jan

Richard W. Hein November 14, 1934-December 21, 2017


Richard W. Hein

Richard W. Hein age 83 of Owatonna and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 14, 1934 in Dubuque, IA the son of Milton and Virginia (Donner) Hein.  Richard farmed most of his life in Clayton County, Iowa.

Tue
02
Jan

Art on the Byways: Artwork approved for Founders Park


Cara Briggs Farmer, a Marion, Iowa-based artist, has created a sculpture that will be placed this summer in Founders Park.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Tue
26
Dec

Donna Radloff August 9, 1922 to December 16, 2017

Donna Mae Radloff was born on August 9, 1922, the daughter of Donald and Lillian (Vogt) Oleke in Farmersburg, Iowa. She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa in 1936. After high school Donna married Homer Moritz.  They were blessed with three children, David, Paul and Mary. Homer passed away in 1950. Donna later married Charles Dohrer; this union was blessed with one daughter, Kathrine. In 1963 Chuck passed away. Ten years later she married, James (Bud) Courtney, who passed away four years later. On February 2, 1977, Donna married school classmate, Ken Radloff.  They were married 37 years until his passing in August 2016.   

Tue
26
Dec

Harold Vorwald June 18, 1934 to December 18, 2017

Harold Frank Vorwald, 83, Monona, Iowa, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 18, 2017, at North Gate Care Center, Waukon, Iowa. He was born on June 18, 1934 on his family farm outside of Clayton, Iowa. His parents were Erwin (Jack) and Agnes (Burr) Vorwald. He attended Country School Rural Clayton through the third grade, then attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School through the tenth grade. Harold graduated from Garnavillo High School in the class of 1952.
Harold was married on June 14 of 1956 to his loving wife Joanne Jarms at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, Iowa. Harold also received baptism, first communion, and confirmation at St Joseph’s.

Tue
26
Dec

Franklin Wacker December 23, 1933-December 18, 2017

Franklin Wacker, 83, of Elkader, died Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Franklin Delano Wacker was born December 23, 1933, rural Elkader, to Frank R. and Anna (Krieg) Wacker. He received his early schooling at Dry Run School and graduated from Elkader High School in 1952.
In 1954, he enlisted in the United States Army and was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged in April of 1956 and returned to farm the family farm with his wife Pat Schmelzer whom he married on July 11, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader. Three children were born to this union.
Next to farming, fishing was his ambition and then spending winters in Zapata, Texas.

Tue
26
Dec

Area students charged in “sexting” investigation

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is urging parents to monitor their children’s electronic communications after students at three Northeast Iowa schools were charged in separate incidents.
It’s important to know what your children are looking at and what kind of content they have on their phones and other devices,” said Sheriff Marty Fisher. “It’s also important to communicate with your children so that they understand the consequences of these actions and that this kind of behavior is against the law and they can be criminally charged for such actions.”
Over the last two weeks the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has conducted three separate investigations involving students from North Fayette Valley High School, North Fayette Middle School and Starmont High School. The focus of the investigation was sexting between students. Law enforcement officials’ were notified of the incidents by parents and school officials.

Tue
26
Dec

Split week for Central girls’ basketball team

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

Tue
26
Dec

Two wins for Central boys


Central’s Andy Seeland hit a three-point shot that opened the Warriors’ lead against Clayton Ridge.

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

Tue
19
Dec

Gary “Skinny” Larson

Gary “Skinny” Lee Larson, 65, of West Union, formerly of Elkader, passed away unexpectedly following complications from surgery on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Mercy Medical Hospital in Dubuque.

Gary, the son of Henry and Margie (Schuety) Larson, was born November 24, 1952, in McGregor.  On June 29th, 1990, Gary was united in marriage to Lynn (Hjelmeng) Gamm and became the step-father of Lynn’s four children, Blake, Scott, Erich and Jessica.

Tue
19
Dec

Recycling of Christmas lights encouraged


Joleen Jansen, program director for the Clayton County Energy District, places a recycling box at the Clayton County Register, one of several drop-off spots for recycling strings of Christmas lights.

The Clayton County Clean Energy District is encouraging residents to recycle their old, broken, or unwanted holiday lights and switch to a higher efficiency LED brand. LED (light emitting diode) lights look and act just like incandescent bulbs but use 90 percent less energy. Energy efficiency is one of the main draws for LED bulbs, as well as their substantially longer lifespan. LED Christmas light manufacturers boast 75,000 hour lifespans. In addition, LED lights are more durable. They don’t have a filament so they don’t burn out. Neither fo they require fuses. 

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