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Tue
22
Aug

Randall Dennler

Randall Dennler, 58, of Lincoln, NE, formerly of Elkader, Iowa died Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Monarch Hospice House in Lincoln. Randy was born September 19, 1958 to LaVern L. and Ivanelle E. “Ivy” (Erickson) Dennler and grew up in Elkader, Iowa. He graduated from Central Community High School, Elkader, and earned an Ag Business degree from Kirkwood Community College. Randy enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and was an avid Chicago Bears football fan. His greatest joy was his daughter, Randi, who he dearly loved.

Tue
15
Aug

Master Gardeners - Group hopes garden idea takes root


Clayton County Master Gardeners Lorna Moser, left, and Margaret Stone show some of the produce the group is donating to the Clayton County Food Shelf.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The newly revitalized Clayton County Master Gardeners group wants to plant an idea in the minds of other gardeners: If your vegetable patch has produced more produce than you can consume, consider donating your surplus to the Clayton County Food Shelf.

Tue
15
Aug

HAGER HAS PLAN FOR LUSTER HEIGHTS

 

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times Editor

 

Six months after budget cuts forced the closure of Luster Heights Correctional Facility, located outside Harpers Ferry, District 56 State Rep. Kristi Hager is hoping to put the dormant facility to use.

Tue
15
Aug

Jacqueline Moon

Jacqueline Jane Moon, age 87, of Omaha, NE and formerly of Elkader, Iowa and Harlan, Iowa passed away in August 6, 2017.

Jackie was born in Guttenberg, IA on December 18, 1929, to Merrill and Myrtle (Cassutt) Smith. She wed Ronald Moon on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1954, and lived in Elkader until 1974. Jackie and Ron moved to Harlan, IAwhere Jackie worked for the Kohorst Law Firm for approximately 20 years. In 2010, she moved to Omaha to be closer to family.

Tue
08
Aug

Business Spotlight - Understanding the work of an artist


Kris Grover, Elkader, hard at work at last year’s Art in the Park festival, has launched a business called Luna Fiber Artist Company. It’s a move she hopes will increase awareness of art as a profession.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Elkader artist Kris Grover has launched a company to help people understand that art is a profession just like teaching, engineering and other career paths.

Tue
08
Aug

KIDS HAVE CHANCE TO PAY IT FORWARD


Danielle Dotzenrod, far left, and her niece, Jaymes, work with kids at the Elgin Public Library.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elgin business owner Danielle Dotzenrod has created a venue to showcase two qualities that she thinks come naturally to children: creativity and compassion. 

Tue
08
Aug

Charles Chase

Charles Joseph Chase, 72, of Volga, Iowa died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa. Charles was born August 3, 1944, to Lester and Dorothy (Hermen) Chase in Oelwein, Iowa. He graduated from Central High School and also graduated from Universal Trade School of Omaha, Nebraska. 

Tue
08
Aug

Maxine Matthews

Maxine Loraine Matthews, 91, of Elkader, Iowa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. 

Tue
01
Aug

Clayton County Courthouse - Clock restoration moves forward


Here’s a file photo of the clock before restoration work was done.

The face of the Clayton County Courthouse clock has been restored to its original state. The rest of the renovation work will be completed next summer.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

Restoration of the Clayton County Courthouse clock is one step closer to completion. 

Tue
01
Aug

KRUSE IS TOWN’S NEWEST OFFICER


Officer Kerra Kruse

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If Elkader’s newest police officer looks a bit familiar, it’s because she’s a hometown girl. Kerra Kruse, who was sworn into office last week, is a 2014 Central High School graduate. Kruse has been attending the University of Northern Iowa majoring in criminology. At UNI, she got significant practical experience in law enforcement as a student patrol officer. 

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