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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.

Tue
18
Apr

Central boys’ golf now 3-0

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central boys’ golf team won a match against Postville at Elkader on April 10th with a score of 172-228. Medalist was Nick Sylvester with a 40 from Central. Runner-up was Sumner Smith, 42, also from Central. Other scores from Central were Andy Seeland, 49, and Caleb Jones, 51. Hayden Hansel shot a 52.

Tue
18
Apr

Gift of sight - Donation benefits Algerian resident


Jeff Werger, who died last June, lived in Garnavillo with his daughter, Jayda, and wife, Jessica. Jeff was an organ donor; one of his corneas went to an Algerian citizen.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Nearly 5,000 miles from Elkader in the North African sovereign state of Algeria lives someone with a unique connection to Northeast Iowa. All that is known about the person is this: He or she has received a priceless gift from a Clayton County husband and father. It was a gift the man had hoped to delay giving for several years but was nonetheless prepared to offer when the time came.

Wed
12
Apr

Marlene Heuer June 8, 1938 to December 22, 2016

Marleen June Heuer, 78, passed away on Thursday morning, December 22, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader after a series of illnesses.

She was born on the family farm, rural Garnavillo, on June 8, 1938, to Arno and Mabel (Kelpien) Heuer.

Marlene attended county school near her home and graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1956. She lived and worked on the farm until her recent move to Elkader. For a time she worked in Monona and Guttenberg.

Tue
11
Apr

Volga is first in county to have junior firefighters


Members of the Volga Junior Firefighters are, from left: Joe Whittle, William Christeleit, Cole Deitchler, Jon Whittle, and Tom Whittle

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

 

Many little boys play firemen, mimicking their grandfathers, dads, and uncles who are “real-life” firefighters. . .true heroes who do not hesitate to put themselves in danger to save the lives of others. The Volga Community Fire Department (VCFD) has made it possible for local teenagers to get an early start in following their heroes’ footsteps.

Tue
11
Apr

Firefighters save two from sinking truck


An exhausted Caleb Shea stands on shore while Robby Wemark secures a boat used in last week’s rescue. Both are members of Elkader’s all-volunteer Fire Department.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

T

he heroic actions of area law enforcement and local rescue personnel last week saved the lives of two Northeast Iowans.

Wed
05
Apr

Human trafficking - Growing problem in rural Iowa

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Wed
05
Apr

NO NEW CWD CASES IN CLAYTON COUNTY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Wed
05
Apr

Gary White

Gary Lee White, 69, of Garnavillo, IA, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, IA. He was born on September 21, 1947, in Elkport IA, the son of Everett and Bertha White. 

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