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Tue
24
Nov

Chad E. Klatt

Chad E. Klatt, of Minneapolis, Minn., went to be with our Lord on Nov. 5, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Chad was born in Waterloo, to Ernie and Luanne (Orvis) Klatt on June 11, 1979. Early in his childhood, his grandparents, Richard and Karen Orvis of Elkader, became his legal guardians and he spent his childhood and youth with them. He graduated from Central Community High School in Elkader in 1997, and played football and basketball and was an outstanding student. He had a love of music and played the drums, following in the footsteps of his father, a drummer and member of the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He then attended the University of Northern Iowa where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001 as the valedictorian in his finance major.

Tue
24
Nov

Margaret A. 'Peggy' Duart

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Duart, 91, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at her home. Margaret, who was affectionately called Peggy, was born on July 10, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., to George and Clarice Penning. She was an only child to this union. Her mother died at the age of 29 when Peggy was 2 years old. After her mother’s death, she went to stay with relatives until the age of 18. Peggy graduated from Lamont High School in 1947. She went on to teacher-training college in Lamont to become a school teacher. After her graduation, she taught school for one year in a one-room school house outside of Masonville.  

Fri
20
Nov

James R. Schultz

James Schultz, 83, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, after a long illness. James Richard was born March 28, 1937 at the McGregor Community Hospital in McGregor, the son of Earl and Maude (Pare) Schultz. The family lived in the small town of Giard while his dad worked as a hired man for the Gold Mine Farm. In 1947, Jim’s parents purchased their own farm west of McGregor where Jim attended country school through the eighth grade. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1955. Jim helped his dad on the farm and also worked for other area farmers. He also drove a canned milk truck route for the McGregor Cooperative Creamery. He then joined and served six years in the Army National Guard.

Fri
20
Nov

Dennis L. Beck

Dennis Lee Beck, 83, of Elkader, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in the comfort of his home.

 

Dennis was born Sept. 26, 1937, on the Carl Dietrich Beck farm north of Elkport to Homer and Violet (Duwe) Beck. 

 

Fri
20
Nov

Duane P. Dittmer

Duane Perry Dittmer died peacefully at the age of 81 on Nov. 6, 2020, during a brief hospitalization in West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

Fri
20
Nov

Petrene A. Kelleher Poss

Petrene Ann Kelleher Poss, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., formerly of Elkader, died peacefully at home on Nov. 17, 2020. She was 84 and the cause was a recurrence of throat cancer. 

 

Fri
20
Nov

Linda Lou Moeller

Linda Lou Moeller, Luana, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Elkader Care Center, Elkader. She was born June 30, 1952 to Eldo and Mildred (Fette) Meyer in Oelwein. She graduated high school with the MFL class of 1970. 

 

Wed
18
Nov

Marlin W. Dettman

Marlin Walter Dettman, 62, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, following a long and courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side. Marlin was born Feb. 4, 1958, to Norbert and Mildred (Nuehring) Dettman in Postville. In 1967, Marlin, along with his parents and grandparents, moved from the farm to Luana. He graduated from MFL High School with the class of 1975.  

 

Tue
17
Nov

143 additional COVID-19 cases in Clayton County in past week

New state proclamation imposes more health measures to reduce COVID-19 spread

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Clayton County continued to surge over the past week, with 143 additional positives, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). As of Monday, Nov. 16, the county’s total was at 840, compared to 697 on Nov. 9.

Of Clayton County’s 840 confirmed cases, 447 are currently active. The county’s 14-day positivity rate, which measures the percentage of positive tests in that span, sits at 25.7 percent.

Tue
17
Nov

Central hosts Veterans Day ceremony


Central’s Veterans Day ceremony guest speaker, navy veteran Ed Blume, delivered a speech talking about the sacrifice, honor and post-war problems faced by all veterans.

The Quilts of Valor recipients (from left to right) included Tim R. Koehn, David A. Koehn, Jerry Weber, Charles Morine, Carl Moser, Becky Reynolds Kann and Gary Williams. Quilts of Valor was founded in 2003 as a way to say “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation.” They are awarded to service members or veterans who have been touched by war and, to date, there are over 10,000 volunteer members across 600 groups in all 50 states who have awarded more than 260,000 quilts to veterans. These quilts were handmade by members of the local Veterans Stitchers Quilts of Valor group.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

Central Community School hosted a Veterans Day ceremony this past week, in what Superintendent Nick Trenkamp described as a day to “honor and recognize those who served our country.” The event featured multiple performances by the Central High School concert band and choir and was planned, organized and led by the school’s National Honor Society students, all of whom took turns emceeing the occasion. 

It was an event marked by emotional performances, a moment of silence and acknowledgement of local veterans for their service and sacrifice. It was also memorable for the presentation of Quilts of Valor and the speech given by the guest speaker, Navy veteran Ed Blume. 

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