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Tue
11
Apr

Volga is first in county to have junior firefighters


Members of the Volga Junior Firefighters are, from left: Joe Whittle, William Christeleit, Cole Deitchler, Jon Whittle, and Tom Whittle

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

 

Many little boys play firemen, mimicking their grandfathers, dads, and uncles who are “real-life” firefighters. . .true heroes who do not hesitate to put themselves in danger to save the lives of others. The Volga Community Fire Department (VCFD) has made it possible for local teenagers to get an early start in following their heroes’ footsteps.

Tue
11
Apr

Firefighters save two from sinking truck


An exhausted Caleb Shea stands on shore while Robby Wemark secures a boat used in last week’s rescue. Both are members of Elkader’s all-volunteer Fire Department.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

T

he heroic actions of area law enforcement and local rescue personnel last week saved the lives of two Northeast Iowans.

Wed
05
Apr

Human trafficking - Growing problem in rural Iowa

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Wed
05
Apr

NO NEW CWD CASES IN CLAYTON COUNTY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Wed
05
Apr

Gary White

Gary Lee White, 69, of Garnavillo, IA, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, IA. He was born on September 21, 1947, in Elkport IA, the son of Everett and Bertha White. 

Tue
28
Mar

Scott brothers - Hard work is their fountain of youth


Frederick Scott, left, and his older brother Alvin, both of Strawberry Point, remain active despite passing the age of 90, several years ago.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
28
Mar

STUDENT PROJECT IS “SEW” ORIGINAL

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The only thing more challenging than Sadie Richter’s recent reading assignment is the project she chose to show what she’d learned from reading the book.

Tue
28
Mar

Maurice Whitman

Maurice E. Whitman, 88, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Clayton Center, Iowa, entered into eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 20, 2017. Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Clayton Center Cemetery, Clayton Center, Iowa, conducted by Reverend Bruce Hanson. 

Tue
28
Mar

Kathryn Backes

Kathryn F. (Muench) Backes went home to her savior on March 2, 2017, in Kissimmee, FL. She was born in 1945, the daughter of William and Jeanne (Jones) Muench in the small town of Elkader, IA.

Tue
28
Mar

Wayne Scheppele

Wayne Milton Scheppele departed this world to be with the Lord on March 15, 2017. He was born August 12, 1927, to Milton Louis Scheppele and Sylvia Mae Opel in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated high school in May 1945 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 where he served until the end of WWII. He graduated from the University of Dubuque in June 1950 with a bachelor of science degree with teaching credentials. He taught physical education, English, and speech at both Dubuque and Garnavillo high schools.

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