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Thu
07
May

Gloria Gayle Priem

Gloria Gayle Priem, age 86, of Garnavillo, IA, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, IA.

Gloria was born September 20, 1933 to Milo and Vella (Boardman) Decker she was one of seven children in her family, she graduated from Garnavillo High School.

On March 15, 1953 Gloria married the love of her life Dean Priem at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, they were married for 52 years when Dean passed away in 2006. She worked as a server/bartender for many years at the Kountry Manor. In recent years Gloria enjoyed knitting dish towels/ dish scrubbers for friends and family and often times you would receive one as a gift. Gloria also could be found doing jig saw puzzles, crossword puzzles or reading a book.

Gloria will always be remembered by her two children; Cathy McLane and Robert (Joyce) Priem; Grandchildren; Jared (Fiancé Cheri) Werger, Daughter-in-law Jessica Werger, Travis (Amy) Priem, Brandon (Ashley) Priem, Shawna Priem, Seven great-grandchildren, one sister Judy Waddell, one brother Charles Decker, many other nieces, nephews relatives and friends.       

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean in 2006, grandson Jeff Werger, sister Fay Thein, Three brother; Leslie Decker, John Decker, Milo (Chip) Decker, infant grandson David Priem.

In lieu of flowers and all types of sympathy the family ask that memorial be given to St. Croix Hospice 101 Elkader St. Strawberry Point. IA 5207

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 001 S. Industrial Park Rd Garnavillo, IA. Due to the Corona Virus 19 concerns, there will be a Private Family Service and Interment. The family plans to hold a public memorial at a later date. 

 

Tue
05
May

Meet the Times-Register reporter


Willis Patenaude is the new reporter for the Times-Register. He’s pictured with wife Alison and son Brady.

Hailing from the Empire State, Willis Patenaude was born and raised in the land of baseball’s birth, where the Statue of Liberty stands free, the home of the Yankee cap that Jay-Z made famous and where 9/11 shocked and shook the national consciousness—in the upstate region that more mirrors northeast Iowa than it does the New York portrayed in Hollywood. From humble beginnings and small town roots, Willis grew up with two younger brothers in the days before social media and cell phones pushed thumb dexterity to its limits and when Duck Hunt was 8-bit magic in a cartridge. With a farmer for a father and a waitress for a mother, Willis learned valuable life lessons at an early age, mostly shrouded in cynicism with a hint of realistic pessimism, like sarcasm is a poor substitute for hard work and character. 

Tue
05
May

Many benefits to chamber membership


Janis Lerch, owner of the Elkader Floral Shop, believes Chamber membership strengthens individual businesses as well as the community and shoppers they serve.

By Pam Reinig, Times-Register

From networking opportunities to business promotion and recognition, there are many reasons to join the Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber, which is currently 91 members strong, has four main goals: to promote civic service through the organized efforts of its members; to promote the welfare of the community and its citizens through active, constructive projects; to promote the growth, industry and business of Elkader; and to promote literary, cultural and educational activities through the work of active committees.

Tue
05
May

A new approach to senior meals

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

The Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is making changes to their Senior Meals program in order to continue its meal delivery service. Prior to COVID, seniors were delivered hot meals by a dedicated staff of volunteers or immersed themselves in congregate places among friends. However, in an effort to continue providing to the community and to those in need while also keeping staff, volunteers and the elderly safe, NEI3A has made the switch for the month of May to delivering pre-made frozen meals. 

Tue
05
May

County buildings remain closed for now

Supervisors aim for mid-May soft opening

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

To open or not to open…that is the question plaguing many counties since Gov. Kim Reynolds’ most recent proclamation in regard to COVID-19. The Clayton County Board of Supervisors found themselves pondering this very question in a spirited debate during last Tuesday’s meeting, with some of those in attendance questioning the decision altogether. The refrain of “should we open” was a running theme of the discussion.

Tue
05
May

Virtual assembly engages Central students


Central students in kindergarten through sixth grade enjoyed a virtual assembly April 27.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

In a sign that the times they are still a-changing, Central Community School hosted a virtual assembly on April 27 for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Under the cloud of COVID-19, with schools canceled, some counties in lock down and a prevailing sense of unease, the Caring, Commitment and Safety committee that upholds the school’s mission to go beyond the classroom was pushed to think outside the traditional school day box and find a way to cultivate interaction and student engagement. 

Fri
01
May

Kathleen Conboy Dougherty

Kathleen Conboy Dougherty died at St. Crispin Living Community, Red Wing, Minn., on April 15, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born in Volga City, the daughter of John (Jack) Conboy and Anna Samp Conboy on July 6, 1923. At the age of 11, they moved to Strawberry Point, and she graduated from that high school in 1940.

Tue
28
Apr

Some businesses re-opening Friday

     By Pam Reinig                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Register  Editor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

     Beginning Friday in Clayton County, you can enjoy a sit-down meal, pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers or purchase a new outfit—but you still can’t get a haircut.

Tue
28
Apr

Retiring editor remembers top stories


Hundreds of people rushed to lower Main Street, Elkader, in August 2016 to fill sandbags used to build a 7-foot wall to keep back floodwaters.

 

Tue
28
Apr

Register, Times merge next week

 

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