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Mar

Mine reserve study group to meet

The mine reserve study group for Clayton County will meet Thursday, March 31, Thursday, April 14 and Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. The March 31 meeting will be held at Central State Bank, 200 N. Main St., Elkader, in the “Community Room” at the bank’s drive-up facility. Thereafter, for meetings on April 14 and 28, the committee will meet at the Clayton County Office Building, 600 Gunder Road NE, Elkader. Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen, and now will have an opportunity to comment if they wish. The committee will take public comments in writing which may be unsigned but need to be brief and limited to one per person per meeting. Comments or questions may be placed in a comments box any time during the meeting.

Wed
30
Mar

River crest passes Guttenberg

The Mississippi River crested at Guttenberg over Easter weekend, and is expected to drop approximately four feet by next weekend.

The river caused some minor flooding this past week when it crested at 15.19 feet on March 25. 

Early Monday morning, March 28, the river stood at 13.63 feet.  In Guttenberg, major flood stage is 21 feet; moderate flood stage is 18 feet, minor stage is 15 feet, and "action" stage is 12 feet.

Wed
30
Mar

Active in Guttenberg CR Eagles Athletic Booster Club


Officers and members of the Clayton Ridge Eagles Athletic Booster Club are, from left, Darcy Cline, Toni Tujetsch, Steve Staebler, Darcy Smith, Sharon Cunningham, Sandy Auer and Lana Troester. Not pictured are Jane Staebler, Grace Heitman and Terry Domeyer. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series to highlight local groups and organizations that welcome members of the community and enhance our city’s culture. If you would like your group to be featured, please contact The Guttenberg Press. 

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Wed
30
Mar

Presentation reveals drugs 'Hidden in Plain Sight'


Julie Hook of Guttenberg and Amanda Filya of Luana searched the mock bedroom on Tuesday night. "Our kids' drugs of choice are marijuana, prescription drugs and methamphetamine," said county sheriff's deputy Matt Moser to audience members from Clayton, Allamakee, Fayette and Winneshiek counties. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Dozens circulated through the mock bedroom of a teenage boy on Tuesday, March 22, in Elkader. Hidden in Plain Sight, a substance abuse awareness program hosted by Clayton County Community Collaboration Council (5C), law enforcement agencies and other community partners, brought adults into a mock bedroom to identify indicators of drug use and other risky behaviors.  

Wed
23
Mar

Backwater to play at Rock and Roll on the River in April


Backwater will be part of the featured entertainment at the Rock and Roll on the River Show. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Tickets are now on sale for the Rock and Roll on the River Show to be held Saturday, April 9, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The evening will feature music from the golden era of rock and roll.

This year's featured entertainment will include local favorites Backwater. The band is known for its high-energy, danceable music featuring hits from the 1950s through the 1980s. 

Wed
23
Mar

Firefighters dance this Saturday

The annual benefit dance for the Guttenberg Fire Department will be held this Saturday, March 26, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg.

The evening will feature music by "Pizzin in the Wind" from 6 p.m. to midnight. Winners of raffle prizes will also be announced that evening.

Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase fire/extrication equipment. 

Wed
23
Mar

Handmade blankets warm hearts


Vicki Cripe of Edgewood has donated an estimated 40 handmade blankets to area fire departments and other organizations that help families in need. She presented four blankets to Guttenberg Fire Chief Jim Cunningham on March 15. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Fire Department received a gift last week from Edgewood resident Vicki Cripe, who donated four fleece blankets for families who may need them after a house fire.

Cripe, 58, has donated dozens of blankets to various organizations. She has given to the Greeley fire station, the Greeley Santa Claus project, the Edgewood fire station, and The Ronald McDonald room at St. Luke's Hospital. She learned to make the tie blankets five years ago and uses kits with various patterns and colors. 

Wed
23
Mar

Seniors get real with Reality Check financial training


Seniors participating in Reality Check will undoubtedly have run-ins with Fate, a booth that hands out unexpected changes in financial circumstances during the simulation. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge seniors will take a hard look at the financial realities of life during Reality Check, a day-long simulation held at Prairie du Chien High School on April 22. Students will engage in activities with over 40 real businesses to gain insight and understanding of the pressures associated with living costs and monthly spending once they leave the nest.

Wed
23
Mar

Jean Brown

Jean Brown, 77, of Colesburg, died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the Lincolnwood Assisted Living in Edgewood.

Visitation was Tuesday, March 15, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Brown Cemetery, Colesburg.

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16
Mar

New Guttenberg banners

Connie Backes and Austin Greve display the new banners that will soon go up in Guttenberg, replacing the banners that welcomed RAGBRAI bicyclists in 2014. The 38 new banners  will welcome visitors traveling along the highway and in the business district. The attractive new banners were purchased at a cost of approximately $3,300 by the local RAGBRAI committee, using remaining funds from that event. Greve and Backes were part of the original committee, which still meets periodically. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

 

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