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Tue
07
May

Mary Ann Andersen

Mary Ann Andersen

Mary Ann Andersen died Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the age of 79 at the Westview Care Center in Britt, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of her soul at St. James Catholic Church, Forest City, IA, on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:30 am. A memorial visitation will be held in Cigrand Hall, St James Church from 4:30 to 7 pm, Thursday, May 9, 2019, preceded by recitation of the Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 4:30 pm, with a Scripture Wake Service to follow. Visitation continues at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass.

Tue
07
May

Mary Patricia “Pat” Nus

Mary Patricia “Pat” Nus
April 13, 1927-January 13, 2019

Mary Patricia (Pat) Nus passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019. She died peacefully in her home in Cedar Park, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Taylorsville Cemetery, rural Arlington, Iowa. Family and friends will gather at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington following the graveside service for a time of fellowship. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Arlington is assisting the family.

Pat was born April 13, 1927, in Volga, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Hazel Candee. Pat graduated from Volga High School in 1944 and went on to earn her teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University in 1946. She held several teaching positions in Iowa, including Arlington and Iowa City.

Pat married Vern Nus in 1949. They were married for 62 years, until his death in 2011. She is survived by a son Jon, daughter-in-law, Judi, and step-granddaughter, Michele all of Tucson, Arizona.

Tue
30
Apr

Open season on art Students create scavenger hunt for public

This is one of the pieces that will be included in Central’s community-wide art scavenger hunt.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Central art educator Cathy Recker has re-purposed a past event into a learning opportunity for her students that has a unique community component attached to it.

Many years ago, Recker participated in a scavenger hunt at an art museum. The event stayed with her and last fall, she started thinking about a similar experience in Elkader.

“I’m very keen on both getting my student work seen outside the school and creating business partnerships,” she said. “I pitched the idea (of a scavenger hunt) to my administrators and they loved it! The Elkader community has a strong interest in hunting, so I played off that for the theme ‘Elkader Art Hunt,’”

Hunting season is May 8 through May 19. For more on the project and how the community can participate, read on.

How are my students involved?

Tue
23
Apr

Register update Africa trip creates awareness in students

Register update Africa trip creates awareness in students
Kennedy Bulman is shown with some of the youngsters she met on a recent trip to Africa. Kennedy, a Central student, sponsors a child in Uganda.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

In the nearly four years since the Register reported on her first trip to Africa, Jamie Wingert has worked tirelessly to raise money for youngsters in the Ugandan village of Obwobwo, The kids who live there are displaced “from losing parents to AIDS, malaria and civil unrest.” The financial support of others—mostly from Northeast Iowa—has resulted in a community-to-community partnership that now helps 133 children (17 others await sponsorship). Programming takes place in a local school but Wingert would like to change that. Along with several Central students who have traveled to Africa with her, she hopes to raise $20,000 for a building that will serve as a combination cafeteria, study center, fellowship space and medical dispensary.

Tue
16
Apr

Lessons learned Garnavillo farmer reflects on China trip

The Great Wall of China was one of the cultural sites Erik Oberbroeckling visited during a recent market study tour of China. The Garnavillo farmer was one of 26 people on the tour.
The Great Wall of China was one of the cultural sites Erik Oberbroeckling visited during a recent market study tour of China. The Garnavillo farmer was one of 26 people on the tour.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

A Clayton County farmer who was part of a market study tour to China has grim news for Iowa soybean and pork producers.

“China does not want to be dependent on the USA to be a supplier of anything—end of story,” said Erik Oberbroeckling, a third generation farmer from Garnavillo. “They want to be self-sufficient and feed their own people. They won’t be able to do it but they’ll try, and while they’re trying beans will continue to pile up.”

Oberbroeckling was one of 26 people who participated in a recent 10-day market study tour sponsored by Iowa Farm Bureau. As part of the tour, the group visited Chinese crop and livestock farms and met with users of U.S.-grown soybeans and other crops. They divided their time between Beijing and southeast China.

Tue
16
Apr

Cletus “John” Frink

Cletus “John” Frink
February 24, 1940-April 7, 2019

Cletus “John” Donnel Frink, 79, of Monona, Iowa died at his home in rural Monona, Iowa on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Cletus was born February 24, 1940, to Adeline Elizabeth (Evans) and Herbert Donnel Frink. He was united in marriage with Linda Frink on July 22, 1969. Cletus earned his degree from Northeast Iowa Technical Institute in Diesel Mechanics in August 1989 and managed Drake Park Apartments in Des Moines from 1992 until 2001, at which time he retired to Kenny and Sandy’s Farm.

John ranched on and off for several years and was the true definition of a cowboy. He also drove semi for many years. John was a 4-H leader and also took a very active role with the Clayton County Fairgrounds. He was a man of few words but had a very strong presence.

Tue
16
Apr

Rosella Dugan

Rosella Dugan
May 1, 1936-April 4, 2019

Rosella Maye (Averill) Dugan, 82, Guttenberg, Iowa passed away April 4, 2019 at 6:57 am in the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born May 1, 1936 on a farm near Wadena Iowa to Shirley and Louise Averill and was the oldest of four children. She spent the first portion of her married life as a homemaker and assisting with farm chores. She then became a laborer at Ertl Toys in Dyersville, Iowa. She enjoyed spending time with family & friends and making puzzles & beaded bracelets.

She is preceded in death by her parents. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children Leroy (Marsha) Dugan, Dennis (Cathy) Dugan, Lynn (Bernie) Jaster, Cindy (Arnie) Ingles, Duane (Shelly) Dugan, Mike (Connie) Dugan, Bill (Becky) Dugan; her brother Richard (Barbara) Averill and sisters Lou Ann Fox and Dianna Walker; 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Tue
16
Apr

Janine Schiller

Janine Schiller
September 26, 1929-April 12, 2019

Janine Schiller, 89, of Elkader, Iowa died Friday, April 12, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. She was born September 26, 1929, to Ernest Roy and Mae (Gifford) Smith. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in 1951.

While at Macalester she met Charles Schiller and on June 27th, 1956 they were married in Tokyo, Japan with their dear friend Raymond Stassen as Best Man. Upon returning to the States, Janine began a long career teaching English in the public schools and also received a Masters degree in English Literature. In 1967 Janine and Charles’ only child, Leslie Ann was born.

Tue
09
Apr

Art in the Alley Fund-raising for project continues

Art in the Alley Fund-raising for project continues
Dubuque is one of several Iowa cities with art in its alleyways. A movement is underway in Elkader to launch a similar project that would beautify the alley from City Hall to Founders Park.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

Efforts are currently underway to raise funds for a project that would transform the long stretch of alley from Elkader City Hall to Founder’s Park into a walking art gallery.

Art in the Alley, as the effort is known locally, has long been discussed by the Main Street Elkader Design Committee as a way to beautify the alley and draw more visitors to town. The project received seed money for Phase 1 in the form of a $10,000 matching grant from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation. The committee has raised about half the money it needs through fund-raising events like the recent Abbie’s Artwork show, private donations and downtown building owner investments.

Tue
09
Apr

Robert Sage

Robert Sage
November 14, 1932-April 1, 2019

Robert Sage, 86, of Oelwein passed away on Monday April 1, 2019, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 6, 2019, at the Calvary Evangelistic Center in Independence. Interment was in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Waterloo. A memorial fund has been established.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeld fh.com.

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