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Tue
08
Aug

KIDS HAVE CHANCE TO PAY IT FORWARD


Danielle Dotzenrod, far left, and her niece, Jaymes, work with kids at the Elgin Public Library.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Elgin business owner Danielle Dotzenrod has created a venue to showcase two qualities that she thinks come naturally to children: creativity and compassion. 

Tue
08
Aug

Charles Chase

Charles Joseph Chase, 72, of Volga, Iowa died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa. Charles was born August 3, 1944, to Lester and Dorothy (Hermen) Chase in Oelwein, Iowa. He graduated from Central High School and also graduated from Universal Trade School of Omaha, Nebraska. 

Tue
08
Aug

Maxine Matthews

Maxine Loraine Matthews, 91, of Elkader, Iowa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. 

Tue
01
Aug

Clayton County Courthouse - Clock restoration moves forward


Here’s a file photo of the clock before restoration work was done.

The face of the Clayton County Courthouse clock has been restored to its original state. The rest of the renovation work will be completed next summer.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

Restoration of the Clayton County Courthouse clock is one step closer to completion. 

Tue
01
Aug

KRUSE IS TOWN’S NEWEST OFFICER


Officer Kerra Kruse

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

If Elkader’s newest police officer looks a bit familiar, it’s because she’s a hometown girl. Kerra Kruse, who was sworn into office last week, is a 2014 Central High School graduate. Kruse has been attending the University of Northern Iowa majoring in criminology. At UNI, she got significant practical experience in law enforcement as a student patrol officer. 

Tue
01
Aug

Paula Everitt

Paula Noel Everitt, 62, of Volga,Iowa died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Palmer Hospital, West Union, Iowa. She was born September, 6, 1954, to Helmer and Ruby (McClane) Peterson. She attended Elkader schools and received her G.E.D in Calmar. Paula continued her education and received her Associates Degree in Medical Transcription. 

Tue
25
Jul

Lego legacy - Final bricks added to 2-year project


Tim Finley and his children, Declan and Jillian, survey the scale-model Lego replica of Fennelly’s Irish Pub, the Elkader business co-owned by Finley and his wife, Trisha.

A rather serendipitous discovery was a Lego piece that bears a striking resemblance to Sweet Corn Days mascot. It occupies a place of honor in the Lego replica of the Finelys’ pub.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

A Northeast Iowa man and his son are building a legacy, one plastic brick at a time.

Tue
25
Jul

McGREGOR BEGINS CLEAN-UP PROCESS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Katie Ruff knows that she’s one of the lucky ones. Her specialty food shop sustained minimal damage from the tornado that last Wednesday night tore a path through the McGregor business district.

Tue
25
Jul

Betty Lou McGee

Betty Lou (Witte) McGee, age 95, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those who loved her on Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was born on November 25, 1921, in Elkader, Iowa, to parents Harvey and Florence (Tieden) Witte and grew up on the family’s dairy farm. She graduated from cosmetology school and throughout her life loved her clients and pursuing her work. 

Betty was an avid gardener, a hobby she enjoyed with her late husband, Jack. Her flower garden was always blooming with colorful flowers, which were admired by many people. Betty loved playing bridge with her friends and husband, and playing golf at Atlas Valley Country Club. She was also a talented painter and watercolorist. 

Tue
25
Jul

Ron Hubbard

Ron Hubbard, 60, of Winterset died unexpectedly Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home. 

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at Ochiltree Funeral Service, Winterset, with the family present to receive friends during this time. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, July 28, at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation and online condolences may be made to the family at www.ochiltree.com.

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