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Mock accident depicts consequences of drunk driving


Students look on as EMTs extract their classmates from the scene of a mock accident. In the background at left, a police officer gives field sobriety tests to underage driver Dominick Knudtson. At right, Hannah Anderegg lays covered on the hood of the vehicle after being fatally injured during a head-on collision. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A 911 call from Clayton Ridge High School came in last Tuesday, May 5, at 1:08 p.m. Dispatchers sent responders to the scene in front of the school, where two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on River Park Drive  met in a head-on collision caused by underage alcohol use. Students Dominick Knudtson, Hannah Anderegg, Colten Rastetter, and Nicole Breitbach were involved in the accident, as was Principal Shane Wahls, his wife Hilary, and their daughter Nicole. 

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Edward B. Breitbach

Edward Benjamin “Eddie Ben” Breitbach, 52, of North Buena Vista, passed away unexpectantly at 6:06 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.

Visitation was Thursday, May 7, at Behr Funeral Home, Dubuque and before service at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, May 8, at Immaculate Conception Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin J. Bries.

Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

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Warren “Buck” Keck

Warren “Buck” Keck, 93, of Colesburg, currently residing in Strawberry Point, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. 

Visitation was Monday, May 11, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, and one hour before services at the church. 

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 12, at Colesburg United Methodist Church, Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson.

Interment with military rites was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

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Evelyn J. Reeves

Evelyn Janet Reeves, 86, of Waterloo, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of uterine cancer.

Visitation was one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 5, at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Waterloo.

Burial was in Garden of Memories, Waterloo.

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Becker bequest provides site for Genealogical Society records


Bud and Myra Voss receive a check from Helen Medberry, treasurer, and Jim Steele, president, of the Clayton County Genealogical Society. (Pam Reinig photo)

The Clayton County Genealogical Society purchased Bud and Myra Voss’ real estate building located at 119 N. Main Street in Elkader on Tuesday, April 28.

The late Oakland and Irene Becker of Guttenberg, former Genealogical Society members, bequeathed estate money to a trust, for the purpose of finding a suitable location for the Society’s genealogy records. Oakland died in 1998 and Irene in 2012. As per the Beckers' wishes, the records will now be preserved and made available to the general public at this permanent location. The office will be open on a part-time basis after renovations inside the building are completed.

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National recognition for Cornerstone Family Practice

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that Cornerstone Family Practice, a department of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.  

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FFA banquet honors Zaruba and Ihde


Molly Andersen (left) and Rachel Anderegg present their new classroom leader Carolyn Ihde with flowers. Ihde will take over for Steve Zaruba, who will retire after 37 years teaching agriculture in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Mr. Steve Zaruba will retire this May after nearly 40 years teaching agriculture at Clayton Ridge. He attended his last FFA banquet as an instructor on Sunday, April 26. Students presented him with a special award and noted the impact he’s had on their lives. 

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Cook family parents two sons and triplet daughters


Amber (Ihm) Cook, daughter of Linda and John Ihm, and her husband Matt are celebrating this Mother's Day with their five children. Front from left are Cooper and Collin, on laps are Corrigan, Cecilia, and Calina, with parents Matt and Amber in the back. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Last Mother’s Day, Amber (Ihm) Cook had two children, boys named Cooper and Collin. One year and a single pregnancy later, Cook will celebrate Mother’s Day in a family of seven. 

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Serge L. Sisler II

Serge Lee Sisler II, 55, completed his baptismal journey May 1, 2015, at the Ed and Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit, St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

A private family service was held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Per his wishes, his ashes will be spread on the beaches of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.

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Mary Rita Koopman

Mary Rita Koopman, 97, of Garnavillo, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Thursday, April 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home,  Garnavillo and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, May 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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