Guttenberg Press

Wed
26
Nov

Alphonse John Miller

Alphonse John Miller, 77, of Glendale, Ariz., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 17, 2014, after a long illness of cancer.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 24, at Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Burial was at Resthaven Park Cemetery.

Alphonse was born May 7, 1937, to Alphonse and Viola (Scheller) Miller.

Wed
26
Nov

Lester R. Hefel

Lester R. Hefel, 71, of Holy Cross, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 22, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. 

Interment was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Buena Vista.

Wed
26
Nov

Raymond Charles Hinzman

Raymond Charles Hinzman, 61, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Dubuque.

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson. 

Interment was at Ceres Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
26
Nov

Kathryn “Kay” Eckart Degnan

Kathryn “Kay” Eckart Degnan, 99, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center. 

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
26
Nov

Clifford A. Klinge

Clifford A. Klinge passed away peacefully in the afternoon on Nov. 20, 2014.  Naomi was with him.

Services will be held at a later date and internment will be in the Garnavillo cemetery.

Cliff was born on Aug. 29, 1925, to Elmer and Alma (Lenth) Klinge on the family farm between Farmersburg and National. He was a typical farm boy and rode his pony to the Pioneer School. He later attended the Farmersburg school and then transferred to the Monona school so he could play baseball.  His major interests were sports, fishing, hunting, travel, euchre and horses, which he maintained his entire life.

Wed
26
Nov

Guttenberg lighting contest for residences, businesses

By Shelia Tomkins

Untangle your Christmas lights, track down the extension cords and come up with an eye-catching idea for your holiday lighting display this year. Then make plans to enter the annual holiday lighting contest coordinated by Guttenberg Development & Tourism.

The contest is open to all utility customers of the City of Guttenberg; winners will receive prizes in the form of a credit on their electric bills. 

Wed
26
Nov

Local merchants plan Christmas open house this Sunday afternoon

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg merchants will kick-off the holiday season with their traditional open house on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. For details on Christmas specials and store hours, see Section B of this week's issue.

Santa arrives at noon

Santa will arrive at the Clayton Ridge High School on a fire truck at 12:00 noon. He will be available to listen to holiday wishes from youngsters until 4:00 p.m. 

Wed
26
Nov

ALICE protects students from threats


Clayton Ridge elementary students trained in ALICE will be well-versed by the time they reach high school. "I believe the community is supportive of ALICE training as a response to an extreme threat at school. In my opinion, we need to remain diligent in our commitment to protect our students from every possible threat," said Superintendent Nelson. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

In September of 2013, Clayton Ridge middle school teacher Brian Lawrence and Officer Eric Sullivan addressed the school board with an overview of the ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) program for responding to potential school intruders. After hearing Lawrence and Sullivan's report, the school board unanimously approved consideration of the ALICE training program. 

According to the ALICE Training Institute, research has shown that civilians have stopped active shooter events twice as many times as police intervention. ALICE equips trainees with strategies to better prepare for life-and-death encounters. 

Fast forward to today: A Clayton County coalition of certified instructors have presented ALICE to every school in the county. Clayton Ridge teachers have been instructed in ALICE, and are there to offer guidance when their students receive training from Lawrence. 

“Keystone AEA wrote a grant to host an ALICE instructor certification course. Clayton Ridge Schools asked if I would be interested in attending,” Lawrence told The Press. “I was impressed with the training. ALICE begins a vital security need that has been long overlooked and overdue.”

Wed
26
Nov

ImPACT screenings help protect Clayton Ridge athletes


Physical therapist Kim Nieman, right, volunteers her time to give ImPACT screenings to athletes in contact sports. Clayton Ridge volleyball player Janelle Burr receives the screening, which is considered a state-of-the-art tool for determining safe return-to-play in the event of a concussion. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Thousands of concussions occur every year during high school athletics. Sports are second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among young people ages 15 – 24. An estimated 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries occur each year in the U.S.

Leaders at Clayton Ridge High School have taken proactive measures to protect local athletes from the long-term effects of concussions. With help from physical therapist Kim Nieman, Dr. Jeffrey Hoffmann, and the athletic boosters group, Clayton Ridge has implemented ImPACT screenings for high school athletes in contact sports like football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, baseball, and softball.

"ImPACT is a great assessment tool that helps our health officials evaluate our student athletes.  This program is designed to provide concussion management, protecting our students while also providing the data to get them back on the playing field or court as soon as it's deemed safe," said principal Kris Einck.

Wed
19
Nov

Tracy L. Hagen

Tracy L. Hagen, 44, of Goshen, Ind., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Elkhart General Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19,  and from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.  

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Sam Bennett from the First Church of God in Nappanee.

Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol.

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