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Mar

Clayton County supervisors pass $17 million budget

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget for the coming fiscal year with total expenditures of $16.986 million, which is a one percent increase over this year’s budget. 

It also includes a rural tax levy of 9.68% per $1,000 of assessed value, which is lower than this year’s 10.38% and an urban levy of 6.30%, compared to this year’s 7.02%.

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15
Mar

City council approves budget

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on March 6 approved the budget for the coming fiscal year, moved forward on a water rate increase, and heard  several requests from local residents.

Mayor Russ Loven called the meeting to order with council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling and Steve Friedlein in attendance, along with Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume.

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15
Mar

Connecting young professionals


Young professional Jenna Pollock is the director of the Clayton County Conservation Board and has helped organize the new Upper Mississippi Under Forty group. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

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15
Mar

Local producers prepare for spring Mother-daughter duo value chemical-free farming


Gina Dahlstrom Osburn and her mother, Marge Elsinger, are growing excited for the coming of spring and their booth at the Guttenberg Farmer's Market. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Increased sunshine and warmer days have Gina Dahlstrom Osburn and her mother, Marge Elsinger, thinking about the upcoming growing season and the Guttenberg Farmers Market. “I pore over seed catalogs to find what I know has grown well in the past and am always searching for an interesting and tasty heirloom I can introduce our customers to,” said Osburn. 

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08
Mar

Carol A. Sheber

Carol Ann Sheber, 69, of Guttenberg, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation was Tuesday, March 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

A private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Carol was born on March 3, 1948, in Dyersville, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Wedewer.

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08
Mar

Edwin N. Schieltz

Edwin N. “Ed” Schieltz, 94, of Luxemburg passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.

Visitation was Monday, March 6, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville and Tuesday before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 7, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

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08
Mar

Dennis R. Moose

Dennis Ray “Bud” Moose, 56, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his home in McGregor. 

Visitation was Friday, March 3, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Josie’s River Queen in McGregor, at a later date.

Inurnment will be held at Clayton Cemetery, Clayton at a later date.

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08
Mar

Marjorie Felland

Marjorie Felland, 94, passed away at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg on March 1, 2017.

Funeral services were Monday, March 6, at St John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg.

Graveside inurnment service for both Marj and hrer husband, Wally will occur on March 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Forest City.

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08
Mar

School board plans next steps


Demolition of the 1903 building and relocation of classrooms and other spaces inside is a top priority now that the PPEL vote has passed. Other priorities include replacing a switchgear in the middle school and upgrading the elementary HVAC system. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Following the Feb. 7 voter approval of a 67-cent increase on the physical plant and equipment levy, the Clayton Ridge School Board has begun to take action.

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08
Mar

SMIC Extravaganza features new dueling pianos


Dueling Pianos entertained a crowd of 300 during the school fundraiser on Saturday night. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Lakeside Ballroom was humming with activity on Saturday, March 4, as St. Mary Immaculate Conception School held their annual fundraiser Extravaganza. Over 300 event tickets were sold to participants who enjoyed a meal, bid on silent auction items, and sang along with piano entertainment.

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