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Williard “Bill” F. Hohensee

Williard “Bill” F. Hohensee, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Cottage Grove Place.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 27, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 28, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Pastor Michael Erickson. 

Burial with military honors was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

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Muriel A. Roquet

Muriel Ann Roquet, 79, of Elkader, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. 

Visitation was Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Elkader.

Funeral services followed the visitation.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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Sheriff's Office partners with state to expand drop-off sites


From left, Deputy Matt Moser, K9 Raven, Sheriff Mike Tschirgi and Deputy Tim Engelhardt are pictured with the new prescription medication dropbox located in the Clayton County Sheriff's office. (Photo submitted)

Clayton County Sheriff Mike Tschirgi has announced the placement of a permanent medication dropbox located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office at 22680 230th Street, St. Olaf.  

Sheriff Tschirgi said the drop box is made possible through a small grant from the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy to address the increasing problem of prescription drug abuse.  The drop box will be accessible to the public during normal business hours

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County snow plows hard at work

By Molly Moser

Heavy, blowing snow, ice, and sleet characterize a Midwestern winter and inspire many to spend the season elsewhere. For those who endure it here at home, the Clayton County Secondary Roads department keeps car travel as safe as possible by maintaining 1,050 miles of roadway – a daunting task during a snowstorm.

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PPEL vote to be held Feb. 7, final public meeting Feb. 2


Students using the north hallway of the elementary school have noticed cooler temperatures since a recent failure in the HVAC system required heat be cut off from that portion of the building. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Superintendent Shane Wahls answered some tough questions during a series of public meetings about the Feb. 7 PPEL (physical plant and equipment levy) vote, which if approved would provide the Clayton Ridge School District with an additional of $2.5 million over the next ten years earmarked specifically for building maintenance.

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School election is Tuesday, Feb. 7

Voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District will go to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to vote on a public measure that would provide for a tax levy for physical plant and equipment purposes. Voters will be asked to authorize a 10-year levy representing an increase of 67¢ over the current PPEL.

Polling hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following sites:

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Luella Krapfl

Luella Krapfl, 86, of Dubuque, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 20, at Church of the Resurrection, Dubuque.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan, 21 at the church.

Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque.

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Ardeth M. Kirschbaum

Ardeth M. Kirschbaum, 87, of Dubuque passed from her earthly home into God’s eternal home on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Luther Manor, surrounded by her children.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 20, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Dubuque.

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Thor Fisko Jr.

Thor Fisko Jr., 91, of Elkader, moved on from this life on Sunday Jan. 15, 2017.

Thor was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Garber as the second of two children to Thor and Ruth (Wathen) Fisko. Following an active childhood as the ever-irritating younger brother to his sister Helen, Thor enlisted in the Army. He arrived in Europe on Aug. 11, 1944, exactly 33 years, to the day, that his father, Thor Fisko Sr., arrived in the United States from Norway. He worked as a Field Lineman in Northern France and Central Europe during the war. 

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Clayton Ridge school board January meeting

The Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors met in regular session on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Members in attendance were John Heying, Michael Finnegan, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson and Jason Reimer. Christine Aulwes and Kathy Ihde were absent.

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