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Tue
14
May

Catherine "Cookie" Thornton

Catherine “Cookie” Bergan Thornton died peacefully on May 1, 2024, at her home in Goose Creek, S.C., surrounded by family. Catherine was born July 18, 1941, in Elkader, the youngest of  five children of Thomas and Nelly Kelly Bergan. 

 

Tue
14
May

Inge E. Baumgartner

Inge Ernestine (Ruff) Baumgartner, 86, of Elkader, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque. She was born at home in rural Jefferson Township of Clayton County on March 20, 1938, to Georg and Martha (Arndt) Ruff. She attended school in Elkader and graduated from Elkader High School with the class of 1955.

 

Tue
07
May

Central Academic and Awards Recognition Night celebrates class of 2024


Central Community School held its annual Academic and Awards Recognition Night last week. Among the honorees were Mackayla Vlazny, who received the Governor’s Scholar Recognition Award.

Madylen Gregerson earned KWWL Best of Class.

Central Community School held its annual Academic and Awards Recognition Night last week, to celebrate the class of 2024’s accomplishments. Sponsored by the Central Community Scholarship Foundation, the ceremony recognized students in the categories of academic achievement, service, character and individual successes over four years in high school. In addition, several monetary awards provided by local fundraising efforts and contributions through the scholarship foundation were presented. Honorees included: 

Tue
07
May

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Two Clayton County Sheriff candidates state their cases


Brent Ostrander and Brandon Taylor

After 35 years with the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and 16 as sheriff, Mike Tschirgi announced last summer that he will retire from law enforcement when his current term is up at the end of 2024. Brent Ostrander, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, and Brandon Taylor, a sheriff’s deputy, announced their candidacy for sheriff and are facing off in the Republican primary on June 4. In a series of questions posed by Times-Register editor Audrey Posten, Ostrander and Taylor made their cases as to why they should be elected.

Tue
07
May

Restored round barn near Volga is preserving a piece and time of history


This unique 14-sided round barn on Clear Lake Farm near Volga was purchased and restored by Cathie and Brad Krausman with help from the Iowa Barn Foundation.

The barn was in rough condition when the Krausmans purchased the property. The structure was built in the 1890s as a dairy barn.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
07
May

Installation of county’s new public safety paging and radio system to begin this year

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
07
May

Old debates resurface as Keystone Bridge temporarily closes for railing installation

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register

 

Tue
07
May

Bulldogs golfing well ahead of conference, sectional meets

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

The MFL MarMac boys golf team won two more conference meets and placed second in a tough non-conference triangular last week.

Tue
07
May

MFL MarMac girls top three in several events at UIC track and field meet


Evelyn Ruff (left) and Skylar Fisk made up two legs of MFL MarMac’s distance medley relay, which placed third at the Upper Iowa Conference meet on May 2. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Lauryn Sandstrom powers over a hurdle in the shuttle hurdle relay.

Emme Wikner bursts off the blocks in the 400-meter dash.

Samantha Ruff was the anchor leg in the 4x100 and sprint medley relays at the conference meet.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

Tue
07
May

MFL MarMac girls win two more meets

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

 

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