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Tue
02
May

“Drill Sergeant” Finley - Keeping fitness class on their toes

They call her the “drill sergeant.”

While this certainly gives you a bold first impression, Diane Finley doesn’t consider herself much of an expert in combat training or any other strenuous activity.

Finley leads a workout class called Fit & Flex at the Elkader Fitness Center. The class has a loyal following of about 30 women, ages 60 to 87.

Tue
02
May

COUPLE “SOLD” ON REALTY CAREER


Tom and Michelle Gifford have recently re-entered the real estate field.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tom and Michelle Gifford have brought their careers full circle.

Tue
02
May

Vergean Schmidt

Vergean Mae Schmidt 83 of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday April 21, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Vergean M. Freitag was born April 18, 1934, in Elkader. She was the daughter of Glendor and Vera (Breitsprecher) Freitag. She received her education in Elkader, graduating from Elkader High School with the class of 1951. On September 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Carl Schmidt at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. 

Tue
02
May

Halverson service notice

Robert D. Halverson, 78, of Elkader, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Interment will follow at East Side Cemetery in Elkader

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com

Tue
25
Apr

“UPS Bill” retiring Popular delivery man signing off


Popular UPS driver Bill Theisen is retiring this week.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Some people are so recognizable that all you need to mention is a single name and everyone knows whom you’re talking about. 

Adele. Gandhi. Oprah. Michelangelo—you get the idea.

Tue
25
Apr

MEET POLICE CHIEF MITCH SEITZ


Elkader’s new police chief Mitch Seitz spent time last week getting to know some of the town’s youngest residents.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Mitch Seitz, who was hired last month as Elkader’s new police chief, is now on the job. Seitz assumed his new duties April 17.

Born in West Union, Seitz currently lives in Postville with his wife, Brittni, and the couple’s nine-year-old son, Carter. The family plans to move to Elkader soon.

Tue
25
Apr

Richard Clinton

Richard D. Clinton, 66, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on January 4, 1951, in Littleport the son of Lloyd L. and Winifred Joyce (Conner) Clinton. Richard was raised in the area and graduated from Central Community School in Elkader in 1969.

Richard served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973. He was united in marriage to Linda Schwietert in 1974. Together they lived in Oelwein and they divorced in 1979.  

Tue
18
Apr

New ordinance for off-road

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance that allows off-road utility vehicles to operate on county gravel roads, except level C roadways.  A person can also operate a vehicle on a paved county road only so far as to reach a permissable county gravel road. The ordinance does not apply to all-terrain vehicles.

Tue
18
Apr

Cora Koons May 7, 1931 to April 12, 2017

Cora Lou Koons, 85, of Elkader, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa. She was born May 7, 1931, at Fayette, to Dale and Willa (Sperry) Owen. Cora Lou was united in marriage to Julian A. Koons on July 29, 1951. Three children were born to this union.

Tue
18
Apr

Jewell Chappell June 14, 1921 to April 11, 2017

Jewell Chappell, 95, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Jewell Janet Hulverson was born on June 14, 1921, to Lawrence and Myra (Wells) Hulverson, on a farm near Elkader. When she was nine months old the family moved to a farm west of Volga City. In 1937, they moved to Volga. She attended country school for eight years, then to high school in Volga, where she graduated with the class of 1939.

She was united in marriage to Glenn Chappell on November 9, 1939, at St. Sebald Lutheran Church, rural Strawberry Point. Five children were born to this union. Together the couple farmed.

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