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Wed
23
Nov

Late night for CR school board

The Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors met in regular session on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Michael Finnegan, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer and Kathy Ihde. 

FFA students attending the National FFA Convention reported on their recent trip to Indianapolis.

PLC members and administration reported on a PLC Institute they had recently attended in Des Moines.

Wed
23
Nov

No new restrictions placed on rezoned properties


Vic Vifian, who lives near the land newly rezoned for underground mining, spoke at Tuesday night's Board of Adjustments meeting. Many Pattison Sand employees attended in orange and also spoke. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Once again, a meeting on the topic of rezoning 700 acres of land along Great River Road from agricultural to heavy industrial drew dozens of stakeholders to a meeting at the Clayton County office building. It was standing room only on Tuesday, Nov. 15, while the Zoning Board of Adjustments conducted a public hearing as the final step in a year-long process of research, discussion, and controversy. 

Wed
23
Nov

Veteran's Angels sew quilts, form friendships, honor vets


The 14 vets who were present to receive their Quilts of Valor on Nov. 11 in Guttenberg, front from left, are Curtis Torrey, Dennis Parker, Terry Meyer, John Berns, Allan Berns, Lowell Moser, Donald Berns; back row, James Clinton, Roger Torrey, Jim Schlueter, Gary Hefel, Roger Klemp, Lee Moser and Lonnie Aulwes. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

They call themselves the Veteran’s Angels. Over the past three years, the group has dedicated all their free time to cutting, stitching, binding and ironing more than 175 Quilts of Valor for area veterans. 

The Veteran’s Angels are a local chapter of Quilts of Valor, a national grassroots community effort providing quilts stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts to veterans. Guttenberg residents Joyce Kopecky and Rosalie Kickbush started the group in January of 2013. “Little did we know what we signed on for,” chuckles Kopecky.

Wed
16
Nov

Mae E. Hook

Mae E. Hook, 100, of Manchester, formerly of Colesburg, completed her journey on earth on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.

Graveside memorial services will be at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Elk Valley Cemetery, rural Elk Creek, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas of the Colesburg United Methodist Church.

A luncheon will be held in the fellowship hall of the Colesburg United Methodist Church immediately following the committal service. 

Wed
16
Nov

Mark E. Brady

Mark Edward Brady, 55, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Services will be at a later date.

Mark was born on June 6, 1961, in Manchester, the son of Cecil and Grace (Kelley) Brady.

Wed
16
Nov

Clayton County election results

By Shelia Tomkins

A high voter turn-out in Clayton County saw more than 9,000 voters cast their ballots in the Nov. 8 general election to choose county, state and national leaders.

In the presidential race, Clayton County favored Donald Trump  with 5,309 votes over Hillary Clinton with 3,236. The Libertarian ticket tallied 384 votes, with a scattering  for eight other parties on the ballot.

Wed
16
Nov

City council hears hospital update, moves forward on cat licensing

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on Nov. 7, heard an update from a Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board member, moved forward on cat licensing, and hired an architectural firm to look at the condition of the municipal building. 

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, and Steve Friedlein through the agenda. Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume was also present.

Wed
16
Nov

Honoring vets crosses party lines


Area veterans gathered before a large flag and clapped in time as their fellow service members were each honored by the band playing Salute to America's Finest. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

While unrest continued across the country following the 2016 presidential election, students and community members of varying beliefs gathered in the Clayton Ridge school gymnasium to celebrate and honor veterans of the United States military. People stood as one, the band played as one, and hands found hearts while flags passed. 

Wed
16
Nov

Kwik Star to hold grand opening on Hwy 52, Nov. 17


A shiny new Kwik Star opened in Guttenberg on Thursday, Nov. 10. A grand opening with ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9-11 a.m. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg residents have watched with excitement as the former site of Guttenberg Industries has been transformed into a new gas station and convenience store over the past several months. Kwik Star will hold its grand opening in Guttenberg on Thursday, Nov. 17, after officially opening on Nov. 10. An open house on Nov. 17 will begin at 9 a.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and the presentation of donations to at least two local organizations. The store will offer three weeks of grand opening specials, including free coffee, discounts on hot food and other commodities. 

Wed
09
Nov

Karen B. Ullerich

Karen Bernice Ullerich, 83, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Private family services will be at a later date. 

Karen was born on Jan. 21, 1933, in rural Dorchester, the daughter of Henry and Marguerite (Blake) Larson Sr. 

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