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Nov

James R. Schultz

James Schultz, 83, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, after a long illness. James Richard was born March 28, 1937 at the McGregor Community Hospital in McGregor, the son of Earl and Maude (Pare) Schultz. The family lived in the small town of Giard while his dad worked as a hired man for the Gold Mine Farm. In 1947, Jim’s parents purchased their own farm west of McGregor where Jim attended country school through the eighth grade. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1955. Jim helped his dad on the farm and also worked for other area farmers. He also drove a canned milk truck route for the McGregor Cooperative Creamery. He then joined and served six years in the Army National Guard.

Fri
20
Nov

Dennis L. Beck

Dennis Lee Beck, 83, of Elkader, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in the comfort of his home.

 

Dennis was born Sept. 26, 1937, on the Carl Dietrich Beck farm north of Elkport to Homer and Violet (Duwe) Beck. 

 

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Nov

Duane P. Dittmer

Duane Perry Dittmer died peacefully at the age of 81 on Nov. 6, 2020, during a brief hospitalization in West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

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Nov

Petrene A. Kelleher Poss

Petrene Ann Kelleher Poss, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., formerly of Elkader, died peacefully at home on Nov. 17, 2020. She was 84 and the cause was a recurrence of throat cancer. 

 

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Nov

Linda Lou Moeller

Linda Lou Moeller, Luana, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Elkader Care Center, Elkader. She was born June 30, 1952 to Eldo and Mildred (Fette) Meyer in Oelwein. She graduated high school with the MFL class of 1970. 

 

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18
Nov

Marlin W. Dettman

Marlin Walter Dettman, 62, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, following a long and courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side. Marlin was born Feb. 4, 1958, to Norbert and Mildred (Nuehring) Dettman in Postville. In 1967, Marlin, along with his parents and grandparents, moved from the farm to Luana. He graduated from MFL High School with the class of 1975.  

 

Tue
17
Nov

143 additional COVID-19 cases in Clayton County in past week

New state proclamation imposes more health measures to reduce COVID-19 spread

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Clayton County continued to surge over the past week, with 143 additional positives, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). As of Monday, Nov. 16, the county’s total was at 840, compared to 697 on Nov. 9.

Of Clayton County’s 840 confirmed cases, 447 are currently active. The county’s 14-day positivity rate, which measures the percentage of positive tests in that span, sits at 25.7 percent.

Tue
17
Nov

Central hosts Veterans Day ceremony


Central’s Veterans Day ceremony guest speaker, navy veteran Ed Blume, delivered a speech talking about the sacrifice, honor and post-war problems faced by all veterans.

The Quilts of Valor recipients (from left to right) included Tim R. Koehn, David A. Koehn, Jerry Weber, Charles Morine, Carl Moser, Becky Reynolds Kann and Gary Williams. Quilts of Valor was founded in 2003 as a way to say “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation.” They are awarded to service members or veterans who have been touched by war and, to date, there are over 10,000 volunteer members across 600 groups in all 50 states who have awarded more than 260,000 quilts to veterans. These quilts were handmade by members of the local Veterans Stitchers Quilts of Valor group.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

Central Community School hosted a Veterans Day ceremony this past week, in what Superintendent Nick Trenkamp described as a day to “honor and recognize those who served our country.” The event featured multiple performances by the Central High School concert band and choir and was planned, organized and led by the school’s National Honor Society students, all of whom took turns emceeing the occasion. 

It was an event marked by emotional performances, a moment of silence and acknowledgement of local veterans for their service and sacrifice. It was also memorable for the presentation of Quilts of Valor and the speech given by the guest speaker, Navy veteran Ed Blume. 

Tue
17
Nov

Despite high COVID rates in county, no all-virtual learning plans for MFL MarMac

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

Despite high COVID-19 positivity rates in Clayton County, MFL MarMac currently has no plans to move to all-virtual learning.

“The county rates are a lot higher than our school rates. Our actual number of students who are sick is still very manageable. The quarantine kids don’t count—it’s just kids who are actually sick,” said superintendent Dale Crozier at the district’s Nov. 9 school board meeting. “If the county rate of people testing positive is above 15 percent, which it is, and then if the actual absence rate is above 10 percent of people who are actually sick, then we’d have to look at a temporary closure. We’re not there yet.”

Tue
17
Nov

Marquette projects over $110k revenue loss due to pandemic

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The city of Marquette is looking at potential cost-saving measures in anticipation of a revenue loss of just over $110,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City clerk Bonnie Basemann updated the city council at its Nov. 10 meeting, noting that hotel/motel tax projections are 50 percent of what was budgeted.

“Instead of $80,000 at the end of the fiscal year, we may have just over $40,000,” she said. “Gaming revenue [from Casino Queen Marquette] is not as bad as I thought it would be. It’s only been running about 20 percent. I think, at the end of the year, we’ll only be about $50,000 short of what we projected.”

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