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Tue
24
Jan

Dennis Dee Millard

Dennis Dee Millard, 67, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on January 23, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Oelwein on December 3, 1949, to Lloyd and Blanche (Walker) Millard. He grew up in Pony Hollow near Elkader and graduated from Central High School in 1968. Dennis served honorably in the United States Navy.

Dennis was united in marriage to Diane Mixon. Two sons were born to this union. They were later divorced. On December 1, 1979, Dennis married Jill Sedgwick at St. Sebald Lutheran Church, Strawberry Point. Three sons were born to this union.

Tue
17
Jan

Working with technology - Photography reaches new heights

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Remember the early 1960s when computers were first introduced? Many people were worried that they would be used primarily in surveillance or to snoop on the general population. The phrase “Big Brother’s watching” was tossed around a lot back then.

Tue
17
Jan

CARBON MONOXIDE: THE SILENT KILLER

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times Editor

 

On Christmas Eve, Monona resident Donna Krambeer was busy preparing her home for Christmas with her family. Around 10:30 a.m., while working in the kitchen, she heard the carbon monoxide detector go off in the basement.

Tue
10
Jan

Sons and Daughters - Buchholz back in Iowa for two shows


Elkader native Teresa Buchholz is back in Iowa rehearsing for a Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre production. The mezzo soprano makes her home in New York.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A Central graduate who has earned a place on some of New York City’s biggest stages is back in Iowa this week preparing for a much smaller role than she’s accustomed to. 

Tue
10
Jan

SCHOOL FORUMS ON IMPROVEMENTS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A number of forums are being held this week to share an updated remodeling plan for Central Schools. The plan is the result of several months’ work by a facilities committee.

The Register asked Superintendent Nick Trenkamp several questions about the updated plan. Our questions and his answer follow:

Tue
10
Jan

Julian Carr

Julian Wiley Carr, 87, was born on September 22, 1929, the third son of Brody Shakespeare Carr and Mae Berry Carr o Hillsborough, NC. He retired to Elkader, IA in 2004 after an editorial and publishing career in New York. He died peacefully on December 31, 2016, in his Elkader Remaining to cherish his memory are his spouse, Raymond A. Stassen, Elkader; his stepdaughter, Martha L.A. Stassen (Reginald Kennedy), Wethersfield, CT; his brother, Alfred Carr (Betty), Hillsborough, NC; his nieces, Margaret Rose Smith, Tampa, FL and LeRae Cooney (Thomas), Hillsborough, NC; his nephews, Stuart T. Carr (Dennis Skrzekut), Hillsborough, NC and David K. Carr (Barbara), Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of friends throughout the United States.

Tue
10
Jan

Joanne Cassutt

Joanne Frances Donahue Cassutt, 86, longtime resident of Elkader, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Elkader Nursing Home. She was born February 2, 1930, to Mabel (Cronin) and Ernest Donahue in Marquette, Iowa. Joanne went to school in Marquette prior to moving to Elkader to work at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. 

She married Raymond Leo Cassutt on December 12, 1956. Together they raised two children on the family farm. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother and a doting grandmother.

Tue
10
Jan

Darlene Shaffer

Darlene Shaffer, 98, Elgin, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in rural Volga, IA.  Darlene was born on February 20, 1918, in Elgin, IA, to James and Lola (Kiple) Yearous.  

Tue
10
Jan

Roy “Roxie” Engelhardt

Roy “Roxie” Engelhardt, 86, of Cascade, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Roy “Roxie” William Engelhardt, Jr. was born on the family farm, rural St. Olaf, February 2, 1930, to Roy William and Lillian Ruth (Wold) Engelhardt Sr. Roy graduated from Central Community High School in 1948. 

Roy was united in marriage to Karen (Lindroth) Engelhardt on April 18, 1958, at Norway Lutheran Church. The couple was blessed with three daughters.

Tue
10
Jan

Norene Landsgard

Norene Henrietta Landsgard, 85 of Gunder, IA and Clermont, IA died on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Barthell O.E.S Home in Decorah, Iowa. Norene was born on January 29, 1931, to Ole and Nina (Loftsgard) Amundson in rural Clermont, Iowa. She was baptized on February 11, 1931, and confirmed on June 3, 1945, at West Clermont Lutheran Church. Norene graduated from Clermont High School in 1948 where she was active in choir and band and played on the women’s basketball team.  

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