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County visioning meeting set for Dec. 8

Over the next year Clayton County will hold several meetings to receive public input on an update to the Clayton County Comprehensive Plan.  The comprehensive plan is intended to provide a set of goals, strategies and actions to assist local officials as they make future decisions regarding the growth and management of the County.    

Members of the public are invited to a Clayton County Comprehensive Plan public input session on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Clayton County Building, located at 600 Gunder Rd, Elkader, IA 52043. 

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Nov

Mudpuppy study yields new discoveries below the surface


Hanson baits a mudpuppy trap with minnows to attract the carnivorous salamanders for study. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

An ongoing study of Iowa's largest salamander, the mudpuppy, has revealed much higher local populations than previously thought. 

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Nov

Community comes together for local musician


From left are Troy Thein, Scott Fischer, Bruce Bryant, Jeremy Anderson and Mick Thein, members of Uncle Sam's Band. The band will perform at a benefit to help cover Fischer's medical expenses on Dec. 3. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Eleven years ago, beloved Guttenberg musician Scott Fischer was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He had the cancer removed and continued singing, playing guitar, and performing alongside his bandmates – but on Aug. 8 of this year, Fischer and his family were told the cancer had returned. 

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Nov

School PPEL vote set for Tuesday

Note: On Tuesday, Dec. 6, voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District will go to the polls to vote on a measure regarding a physical plant and equipment levy. The proposal is for a 10-year levy not to exceed $1.34 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on taxable property in the district. This represents an increase of 67-cents from the current levy. 

There will be three voting sites:  Guttenberg Municipal Building, the Garnavillo Community Center and the parish hall in North Buena Vista.  Polling hours are 12 noon to 8 p.m.

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Nov

Wallace M. Felland

Wallace Maynard Felland, 97, passed away at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg on Nov. 25, 2016.

A family funeral is planned at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg on Nov. 28. A burial service of his cremains at the Oakland Cemetery in Forest City will be scheduled at a later date.

Wally was the youngest child of Gunder K. and Martha (Fjeld) Felland. He was born on March 7, 1919, in a log cabin on his grandfather’s farm in Worth County. He was baptized at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church in Joice. He attended country school and the Forest City High School.

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Nov

Dennis Saeugling

Dennis Saeugling, 98, of Iowa City, died Nov. 18, 2016, at Briarwood Health Care Center surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church. Family will greet friends before services.

Dennis was born Nov. 30, 1917, in Guttenberg to Henry and Christina Saeugling. He and his twin brother, Dean, were the youngest of ten children.

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Nov

Nancy E. Bruce Ball

Nancy Earl Ball died on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, 2016, at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas, after a brief illness.

Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 26, at Jackson’s Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. 

Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 28, at Fairview Cemetery, Chetopa, Kans. 

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Nov

Willard W. Morarend

Willard W. Morarend, 91, recently residing at Guttenberg Care Center, formerly of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. 

Friends may greet the family from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home, Dubuque. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, where friends may greet the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

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Nov

Norma Lou Kuempel

Norma Lou Kuempel of Guttenberg passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg, followed by a luncheon at the Guttenberg Municipal Building.

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Nov

Holiday Train coming Dec. 4

On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make a stop in Guttenberg at 12:45 p.m. There will be live music, and Santa will be aboard the decorated train to greet the public.  

Watch for more details in next week's issue issue of The Press.

The train is also expected to make a stop in Marquette that same day at 2:45 p.m.

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