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Thu
09
Apr

Marvin Vernon Kuehl


Marvin Vernon Kuehl

 

Marvin Vernon Kuehl, 77, of McGregor, Iowa. passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Marvin was born March 28, 1943 to Edward & Phyllis (Wikan) Kuehl on the family farm, Highland Township, Clayton County, rural Elkader Iowa. Marvin attended Boland County School and graduated from Central Community High School in 1960.

Memorials may be made to Mc Gregor E.M.T. Service, Prairie du Chien Ambulance and Roger Kuehl P.O. Box 273 Garnavillo, Iowa 52049-0273.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time. There will be a private celebration of Marvin's life at a later date.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is assisting the family.

Tue
07
Apr

Retooling to make protective devices


Fire Farm owner Adam Pollock wears the face shield he has designed for mass production.

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

An Elkader business is shifting gears to make equipment to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Fire Farm Lighting, a custom lighting design and manufacturing company, is ramping up to make intubation boxes and face shields for use by frontline healthcare workers and others who are at high risk for exposure to the virus. The design, development and approval process took less than a week to accomplish.

“For the intubation boxes, we’ve formed a partnership with Cope Plastics out of Cedar Rapids,” said Fire Farm owner Adam Pollock. “They’ll take orders and provide materials, and we’ll deliver the finished product.”

Tue
07
Apr

Mary Geraldine "Jerry" White


Mary Geraldine "Jerry" White

 Mary Geraldine “Jerry” White, a long-time resident of the Elkader area, passed away Wednesday March 25, 2020l at the Elkader Care Center.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, June 23, 1936, to James and Helen Patricia Green, Jerry received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mercy College in 1958. Jerry majored in math, with two teaching minors of French and English, also with becoming a secondary school teacher.

Jerry taught as the only math teacher at Mercy College for five years from 1958-1963. While teaching full time Jerry continued her education at the University of Detroit to get her Masters Degree.  Jerry was joined in marriage to William “Bill” C. White of Elkader on July 6, 1963 in Detroit, MI at St. Scholastica’s Church by Father Livius. Bill and Jerry relocated to Elkader, IA after a short honeymoon. To this 50-year union seven children and four angel babies were born. Seventeen grandchildren followed.

She is survived by her children: Robert White (fiance’ Ashely Gordon), Barabra (Al) Stagman, Bridget Koester, Elizabeth (Carl) Petsche, Brian (Cathy) White, Bradley (Jill) White, and Bernard (Melodie) White; 17 grandchildren; her brother, Father Mike Green,  and two sisters, Cathy Mitchell, and Nancy Green, all of Detroit, MI

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made/sent to Bernie and Melodie White 27224 Cannon Rd. Volga, IA 52077.

Tue
31
Mar

Eugene 'Gene' Cooley

Eugene “Gene” Charles Cooley died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 30, 2020, two days after celebrating his 96th birthday.

Gene was born March 28, 1924, in Wyalusing Township, to Roxa O. (Clark) and Elgie C. Cooley. The youngest of six children on the family farm, he attended a one-room school in Brodtville, which required walking two and a half miles each way. He graduated from Bagley High School, where he was active in baseball and basketball, in 1942. He continued playing in summer leagues into his 50s. 

Tue
31
Mar

Three area groups receive Aureon grants


Clayton County Conservation Board was one of three area groups receiving a recent Aureon Charity Grant. Pictured are, left to right: Bill Meyer, Aureon; Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation; and Sara Hertrampf, Alpine Communications.

Mar-Mac Police Department received $1,500.00 to purchase new portable radios for the officers.

 

Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to area non-profit organizations in Northeast Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities.

Tue
31
Mar

Zapfs say "good-bye" after 37 years


Joni and Mike Zapf are retiring after owning and operating their Elkader business for nearly 40 years.

By Pam Reinig

For the first time in nearly four decades, Mike and Joni Zapf’s daily to-do list is a blank slate. There’s no mention of writing out employee work schedules, contacting vendors, checking inventory, stocking shelves, or anything else related to the operation of their Elkader gas station and convenience store. And that’s because as of today the Zapfs are officially retired. After 37 years, the Littleport couple doesn’t have a schedule that hinges on the day-to-day demands of running an established and popular business.

Tue
24
Mar

Schools close, businesses restrict hours

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Last week,  Chelsea Armstrong confronted a challenge that few restaurateurs anticipated: She had to close her restaurant to dine-in customers.

“I saw it coming when the state Illinois closed its bars and restaurants,” she said. “We immediately started making plans for take-out and delivery. ”She wasn’t alone in her efforts. All of Elkader’s restaurants put strategies in place after Governor Kim    Reynolds banned gatherings of more than 10 people in one area. All are offering take-out; many have added curbside delivery and delivery with a limited radius. Treats on Bridge Street has even cordoned off a parking place for customers to use as they dash in for their orders.

Tue
24
Mar

Dine Local; Here's who's open in Elkader

Deb’s Brewtopia (563) 880-5666
Elkader Pizzeria (563) 245-2800
Fast Trak (563) 245-2852
Fennellys’ Irish Pub (563) 245-3663
General Store and More (563) 245-1799
Johnson’s Restaurant & Reception Hall (563) 245-2371
Pedretti’s Bakery (563) 245-1280
Pronto Market (563) 245-1176
Schera’s Restaurant and Bar (563) 245-1992
Subway (563) 245-2722
Treats on Bridge Street Bistro (563) 245-2242
TD’s Sports Bar and Grill (563) 245-2541
The Store (563) 245-2787
Wilke’s (563) 245-2413
Call in to place orders for pick-up or delivery (at some locations)! Check websites or social media for more details on hours, specials, and added services.

Tue
24
Mar

A one-man St. Paddy's parade

Dave Miehe, Elkader, has participated in all but one St. Patrick's Day parade - and this year was no different.  He was later joined by his friend Dave Farmer.  The only spectator was Miehe's mother, Vernelda Miehe, which kept the parade well within the current "no more than 10 people" rule for public gatherings.  Dave is pictured tossing candy to his mom. 

Tue
24
Mar

Velma Irene Bunting

Velma Bunting

Velma Irene Bunting, 94, of Edgewood, Iowa, formerly of Littleport, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, surrounded by as many family members as possible.  She was born on August 28, 1925, near Lamont.

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