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Tue
13
Mar

WAITLIST IN PLACE FOR MEALS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Budget uncertainties mean some senior citizens in Clayton County won’t get free meals delivered to their homes.

According to Greg Zars, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, a waitlist is in effect for the “meals on wheels” program until the agency learns how much of their current budget has to be returned to the state.

Tue
13
Mar

Margaret Croal

Margaret Jean (Bare) Croal, 84, of Independence, IA died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, IA. 

Tue
13
Mar

Ivanelle Fishel

Ivanelle Fishel 94, of Elkader, passed away peacefully March 5, 2018, at the Elkader Care Center. Ivanelle Dorothea Wilhelmina Fishel was born February 23, 1924, in Volga Township, the daughter of Ferdinand and Ella (Wilke) Meenan. She received her education to the eighth grade at the Communia Country School. She was a lifetime member of Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader.

Tue
06
Mar

Central Schools Students make impressive gains in reading


As they read sentences together, Avery Fette and Zoe Armstrong place red chips on any digraphs they encounter. A digraph is a combination of letters that represent a single sound like the “ph” in telephone.

Central second graders give a “thumbs up” when a pair of words rhymes and a “thumbs down” when the pair doesn’t rhyme.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

C

entral’s youngest students are snapping and tapping their way to stronger reading skills using a multi-sensory program that helps them make connections between sounds and words. 

Tue
06
Mar

IOWA IS TOPS IN THE NATION

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Iowa made national headlines last week after securing the top spot on the “Best States” rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine called Iowa the “best in the nation when it comes to infrastructure, healthcare, opportunity and education.” Last year, Iowa placed sixth.

Tue
06
Mar

Robert Schuety

Robert Edward Schuety, 52, of rural St. Olaf, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at his residence.

He was born December 4, 1965, in Elkader, to Edward Kuehl and Ardis (Peterson) Schuety. He received his education at Central Community School in Elkader and graduated from an online college. He was working to get his master’s degree in business.

Tue
06
Mar

Grace Erickson

Grace Louise Erickson, 88, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Grace Louise was born December 31, 1929, near Rossville, Iowa, to Sankey George and Minnie (Haman) Van Gorder. She was educated at Jefferson No. 8 Country School in Allamakee County and Waukon Public School. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Methodist Church in Waukon, Iowa.

Tue
06
Mar

Owen Kann

Owen Edward Kann, age 89, of Guttenberg, IA, died Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. He was born on June 16, 1928 on the home farm outside of Guttenberg, the son of Gregor and Anna (Miller) Kann.

Tue
27
Feb

Central Community Hospital - General surgery is now available

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Area residents requiring certain surgeries no longer have to travel distances to have their procedures done. 

Tue
27
Feb

SPECIAL COLLECTION RESULTS ARE IN

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The results from a special deer collection authorized last month by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are in and there’s good news for Clayton County: No signs of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) were found in the 90 samples submitted for testing. Allamakee County did not fare as well: One sample collected there tested positive for CWD; another sample is going through a second round of testing after coming back “suspected positive.” 

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