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Tue
30
Jan

Jerrine Lovett

Jerrine Ann Lovett (Kliefoth), 86, of Henderson, NV passed away peacefully Friday, January 5, 2018, at Pacifica Senior Living Center in Henderson. She was born August 10, 1931 in Monona, Iowa, to Clarence and Edna Kliefoth and grew up in Clayton County, IA. She later moved to Arizona, where she graduated from Yuma Union High School in 1948.

Tue
23
Jan

School renovation project - Central graduate awarded contract


Central student Mackenzie Vlazny looks over some of the items from the media center that are being offered to students, faculty and staff at no charge.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A contractor with a special connection to Central Schools in Elkader will be managing the renovations there.

Tue
23
Jan

CCH OWNERSHIP IS CHANGING

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central Community Hospital, Elkader, will soon have a new owner.

A letter of intent has been signed that enables Mercy Health Network (MHN), Dubuque, to acquire the hospital. The official change of ownership is set for July 1, 2018.

Tue
23
Jan

Kathleen Bente

Kathleen Rose Bente, 91, formerly of Elkader, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born November 25, 1926, to James and Elise (Homann) Bissell near Turkey River Junction. She graduated from Colesburg High School and then began teaching at a country school. Kate was joined in marriage to Lloyd Bente on June 4th, 1946. To this union six children were born. 

Tue
16
Jan

A belated holiday present - Vietnamese students send greetings


Central student Haley Frieden puts the final touches on a holiday card she completed before the winter break. Local students sent cards to schools in Ohio, Spain and Vietnam.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

When Central 7th graders returned to the classroom after the winter break, they found a belated Christmas greeting waiting from them. The students had received a stack of holiday cards from a group of Vietnamese students. The greetings were sent in response to cards the Central group sent to halfway around the world in mid-December.

Tue
16
Jan

Mary Jane Steger

Mary Jane  Francis (Meyer) Steger, age 89, of Elkport, IA, died peacefully Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Central Community Hospital in Elkader surrounded by her family. She was born on November 7, 1928, in Dyersville IA, the daughter of Leo and Loretta (Weber) Meyer.

Tue
16
Jan

Edward Coobs

Edward William Coobs, 81, of Elkader, Iowa, died unexpectedly on December 17, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ed was born in Elkader, Iowa, in 1936 and graduated from Central Community High School in 1955. He married Doris Rodenberg on January 26, 1957, and four children were born into their union: Earl (Liwen) Coobs (Billings, MT), Donna (Charles) Strange (North Liberty, IA), Eric (Lori) Coobs (Billings, MT), and Evan (Karen) Coobs (Champaign, IL). Ed and Doris divorced 13 years later.

Tue
16
Jan

Dale Sylvester

Dale G. Sylvester, 82, of rural Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on January 4, 2018, at Colonial Manor, Amana, Iowa.

Dale was born October 27, 1935, in rural Guttenberg to Dale and Hazel Putzier Sylvester. He married Rose McDowell. They later divorced. Dale served in the United States Air Force as an MP from 1955-1958. He was employed full-time at Rockwell Collins for 38 ½ years. While working at Collins, Dale also had many part-time jobs including pumping gas at a Conoco Station in Marion, custodial work for Midwest Janitorial Services in Cedar Rapids, and owning his pride and joy, Sylvester Radio and TV Repair Shop in Marion, retiring in 1990.

Tue
16
Jan

John Kluth

John Verdine Kluth, 86, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. John was born on May 1, 1931, to John A. and Alice (Glawe) Kluth in rural Farmersburg Township. He was baptized on June 14, 1931, and confirmed on July 25, 1945, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg, Iowa. John attended Mecklenberg rural school and graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1948. He farmed with his folks after graduation. In 1953 John was drafted into the United States Army. He served thirteen months in France. John was honorably discharged in 1955.

Tue
09
Jan

A bright idea - Switch to LED lights=big savings


Moser Pharmacy, Elkader, recently transitioned to LED lights, which will result in an annual energy savings of nearly $10,000.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Moser Pharmacy in downtown Elkader is one of only a few local businesses that has taken a shine to LED lighting—though others are sure to follow when they hear Jay and Kay Moser’s story.

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