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Tue
14
Feb

Jeffrey Allen Fangmann

Jeffrey Allen Fangmann, 54, of Garnavillo, IA, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  He was born on May 7, 1962, in Dubuque, the son of Elmer and Anna Fangmann.

            Jeff grew up in the Bankston area where he graduated from Western Dubuque High School. Jeff was working as a mechanic when he and Laurie met in February 1981. They were married on June 23, 1984 at St. Joseph Church in Garnavillo. This marriage blessed Jeff and Laurie with two children, Joseph and Emily.  

Tue
14
Feb

John William Nelson

John William Nelson, 75 of Elkader, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Elkader Hospital.  Leonard-Grau Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements. Interment will occur at a later date. 

 

 John William Nelson was born on March 1, 1941, to Millard Nelson, Sr. and Myrtle (Moon) Nelson in Clermont.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at West Clermont Lutheran Church. 

Tue
07
Feb

Know heart attack symptoms - Being informed saved Paul's life


Paul Olson looks at copies of an EKG taken when he was admitted to the CCH emergency room.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Paul Olson got an unexpected and priceless gift for Christmas—the gift of life.

Tue
07
Feb

CWD-Positive Deer Found Near Elkader

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Tue
24
Jan

Composting project - Students raise cash for worms


Central Global Science students work on their worm bin, which will bring greater efficiency to the school’s current composting efforts.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

S

ix Central students recently used an online fund-raising site to solicit donations for an unusual product. They wanted to buy worms—lots and lots of worms.

Tue
24
Jan

CREWS CHALLENGED BY ICY ROADS

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

As Clayton County residents have learned in the past, winter ice storms and rural gravel roads don’t mix.  

“Ice on gravel is really challenging to take care of,” Clayton County Engineer Rafe Koopman said. “We have been putting in a lot of overtime after last Monday’s ice storm. For the first three days, we were running motor graders 12 hours a day.”

Tue
24
Jan

Thor Fisko

Thor Fikso Jr. of Elkader, IA moved on from this life on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at age 91.

Thor was born September 10, 1925, in Garber, IA as the second of two children born to Thor and Ruth (Wathen) Fisko. Following an active childhood as the ever-irritating younger brother to his sister Helen, Thor enlisted in the Army. He arrived in Europe on August 11, 1944, exactly 33 years, to the day, that his father, Thor Fisko Sr., arrived in the United States from Norway. He worked as a Field Lineman in Northern France and Central Europe during the war. 

Tue
24
Jan

Stanley Erickson

Stanley Wayne Erickson, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.  He was born July 14, 1936, in Highland Township, to Albert and Ida (Wilson) Erickson. Stan attended country school then went on to Elgin High School where he graduated.

Following graduation, he worked briefly at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, and farmed with his brothers for a time. Stanley was united in marriage to Viola West on July 3, 1959. The couple was blessed with three children.

Tue
24
Jan

Jane Elizabeth Griffith

Jane Elizabeth (Paa) Griffith was born March 23, 1945, to Joseph J. Paa and Catherine Leola  (Murphy) Paa in Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated from Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School, class of 1963.Jane then completed degrees in Child Development and Family Relations and Home Economics Education from South Dakota State University in 1968.

Tue
24
Jan

Dennis Dee Millard

Dennis Dee Millard, 67, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on January 23, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Oelwein on December 3, 1949, to Lloyd and Blanche (Walker) Millard. He grew up in Pony Hollow near Elkader and graduated from Central High School in 1968. Dennis served honorably in the United States Navy.

Dennis was united in marriage to Diane Mixon. Two sons were born to this union. They were later divorced. On December 1, 1979, Dennis married Jill Sedgwick at St. Sebald Lutheran Church, Strawberry Point. Three sons were born to this union.

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