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02
Oct

Leo McNally

Leo McNally
January 13, 1914 to September 21, 2018

Leo Francis McNally, 104, of Monona, Iowa died Friday, September 21, 2018, at Garden View in Monona, Iowa. Leo Francis was born January 13, 1914 to Richard Eli and Flora (Zieglar) McNally in Postville, Iowa. He was baptized on January 17, 1914, at St. Peter’s Church in Clermont, Iowa by Rev. J.J. Hefuir. He received his education in the country school in Clayton County, known as Pixler School. Leo spent his younger years working as a hired hand for neighbors. In 1930 he went out to North and South Dakota and followed the harvest.

Tue
02
Oct

Aileen Renkel

Aileen Renkel
December 3, 1923 to Septembr 6, 2018

Aileen Elizabeth Renkel, 94, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

Tue
02
Oct

Warriors are state-ranked

Girls Volleyball
Central’s Lizzie Gifford hits the ball over the net in a volleyball match against North Fayette Valley. A stellar season has led to a state ranking for the team. They are 13th in Class 1A. See story and another photo on page 7.

By Pat McTaggart
Freelance Writer

On September 25, the Central volleyball team defeated South Winn by 3 games to1.
“We knew that it would be a tough night playing against SW for the third time,” Coach Derek Bergan said. “We had played them twice in tournaments and we knew they would be hungry to try and take one from us. The first two sets we felt that we had full control as we won 25-14 25-18. In the third set, however, we really struggled to keep that momentum as we spotted SW a lead and couldn’t climb back into it. In the fourth set we kept SW at bay enough to win 25-23.” 

Tue
02
Oct

Forumin Volga Candidates introduce platforms

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor
    
Some of the most intriguing information presented Tuesday night at a political forum in Volga came from a candidate running unopposed for re-election.
Clayton County Attorney Alan Heavens (R) talked about his aggressive prosecution of methamphetamines cases. He has 50 successful felony prosecutions, which he feels has contributed to decreases in usage and the number of labs in Clayton County.

“We’re making a difference but it’s still out there,” Heavens told the crowd. He also briefly touched on his prosecution of vehicular homicide cases, community outreach efforts, and a fines collection system that has returned almost $100,000 to the community.

Tue
25
Sep

Tracy Kemlin

Tracy Kemling
January 20, 1961 to September 8, 2018

Tracy Lee Kemling, age 57, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Tracy was born January 20, 1961 in Elkader, Iowa, the daughter of Paul Richard and Marginell (Breitsprecher) Hansel. She lived in Elkader until moving to Cedar Rapids where she attended school. She later received her GED while living in Duluth, Minnesota as well as her CNA certification. Tracy moved to Red Oak, Iowa, in 1984 and was a CNA at Murphy Memorial Hospital. She then worked at Parker Hannifin where she met Terry Kemling. They were united in marriage on July 2, 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska. Tracy then started working at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital and continued her studies earning her LPN Degree from Southwestern Community College in Creston. Tracy was a beautiful artist who enjoyed painting, doing crafts, gardening, and traveling.

Tue
25
Sep

Edward Weidenman

Edward Weidenman
June 28, 1923 to September 19, 2018

Edward Wiedenman, 95, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Edward Kenneth was born June 28, 1923 to Fred and Christina (Lieuau) Wiedenman in rural Monona, Iowa. He was baptized on October 31, 1926, and confirmed on April 10, 1938, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. Edward graduated from Luana High School in 1943. After working in Cedar Rapids, he returned home and began farming.

Edward was united in marriage with Mardella Kluth on January 17, 1949, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa. He farmed until his retirement and moved to Farmersburg. Edward did lawn mowing and snow shoveling at St. John Lutheran Church for many years and also served on the church council.

Tue
25
Sep

Rachel Hoth

Rachel Hoth
December 8, 1920 to September 16, 2018

Rachel M. Hoth, 97, died Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born December 8, 1920, the daughter of Lloyd and Mathilde (Mueller) Brownson in rural National, Iowa. Rachel grew up on the family farm that was homesteaded by her great-grandfather in 1849. In 2007, she received a plaque from the State of Iowa that the farm has been in the same family for over 160 years.

Tue
25
Sep

Mary Poppins in Elkader First-ever audition results in big role

Mary Poppins in Elkader
Meghan Birdnow will make her Elkader Opera House debut as Mrs. Banks in the production, Mary Poppins.

By Pam Reinig
Register Editor

From date night to opening night—that sums up Meghan Birdnow’s history with the Elkader Opera House.
The Monona wife and mother discovered the Opera House two years ago on a date with her husband, Justin.  When the curtain goes up on the fall production, Mary Poppins, you’ll find Meghan not in the seats but on the stage masterfully filling the role of Mrs. Banks.

“I started by following their (Facebook) page and it sparked an old flame, which I had laid aside for many, many years to raise my family and make a living,” Meghan said. “I decided the time had come to share my love for music and acting with my three growing daughters.”

Tue
18
Sep

James Patrick “J.P.” Kellogg

James Kellogg
January 23, 1929 to September 15, 2018

James Patrick “J.P.” Kellogg, Sr., 89, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on January 23, 1929, in Strawberry Point, the sixth of 12 children born to Jack and Daisy (Farmer) Kellogg. J.P. graduated from Central Elkader High School in 1947. After high school, he served honorably in the U.S. Army.

On September 15, 1951, J.P. was united in marriage to Patricia Resor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Five children were born to this union. J.P. was a lifelong resident of Clayton County. He worked as a television sales and service man for many years. Later in life, he worked at the Elkader Golf Course.

Tue
18
Sep

Ivan Hardt

Ivan hardt
June 6, 1932 to August 30, 2018

Ivan Ewald Hardt, 86, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died Thursday, August 30th, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital. A service will be held at a later date at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids with interment at Garnavillo Cemetery
Survivors include his beloved wife, Doris; sons, Evan Hardt of Des Moines, and Brett(Julie) Hardt, Buffalo, MN; grandchildren, Aaron Shupert of Cedar Rapids, Bryce (Ashley) Hardt, Aviano Italy, Erik(Ashley) Hardt Grimes and Tristan Hardt, Buffalo, MN; nephew, Bob (Vickie) Hardt; niece Susan (Clarence) Pund; and great-grandchildren, Eiler Hardt, Grimes ,and Autumn and Eli Hardt, Aviano, Italy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marie and Ewald Hardt; his brothers, Harold Hardt and Aaron Hardt; and daughter, Monica Hardt.
Ivan was born June 6thh, 1932 in St. Olaf, Iowa.  He married his wife Doris on June 24th, 1954

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