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07
Oct

Norbert Kruse

Norbert Kruse, 64, of Elkader, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. 

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Norbert was born July 17, 1951, in Guttenberg, to Harold and Lucile (Wilker) Kruse. 

Wed
07
Oct

Low income energy assistance

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Family Service Offices began taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Oct. 1.

If your household applied for LIHEAP in the 2014-2015 LIHEAP program year, your applications can also be done online at: http://www.neicac.org/energy.html.

Clayton County residents may apply at the Clayton County Office Building, 600 Gunder Road NE, Elkader, phone (563) 245-2452.

Wed
07
Oct

Drill team supper

The Clayton Ridge Drill Team and their parents will hold the annual baked potato and chili supper on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose (lunchroom) of the elementary building in Guttenberg.

Baked potatoes with many toppings, chili, homemade bars, coffee and lemonade will be served.

Cost is $6, and tickets can be purchased from any CR Drill Team member and purchased at the door. Carry-outs will be available.

Wed
07
Oct

Honey Princess at Plagman Barn


Two girls watch in amazement as bees work at cleaning, nursing babies, guarding the hive, and repairing wax in this portion of a hive on display at Plagman Barn. Only a third of the bees in any hive are promoted to foraging for pollen; the rest keep busy inside the hive. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

What’s antimicrobial, antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, created by insects and consumed by humans? Honey. “We need the bees,” national honey princess Hayden Wolf told onlookers at Plagman Barn Show Days. “They pollinate about one-third of the food we eat.”

Wed
07
Oct

Two new providers join Cornerstone Family Practice


Anna Svennungsen, ARNP, left, and Tammi Noonan, DNP, at right, are the newest members of the team at Cornerstone Family Practice. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Cornerstone Family Practice welcomed two new providers last month, rounding out their roster to four physicians and four nurse practitioners. Tammi Noonan, DNP, and Anna Svennungsen, ARNP, have begun seeing patients and are enjoying their new positions.

Wed
30
Sep

GermanFest homebrew winners announced

Ballots were cast by 77 GermanFest guests  who sampled nine different homebrews in a competition that featured entries from area home brewers.

The contest winner was Home Lite submitted by Dr. Andy Smith of Guttenberg and second place went to David Scott of Urbandale.

The Guttenberg Development & Tourism’s GermanFest committee coordinated publicity, and The Guttenberg Press generously covered news of the event.

Wed
30
Sep

Election information for Nov. 3 municipal elections

Clayton County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to choose city leaders. Polling and candidate information will appear in The Press in October. The County Auditor's website contains the following information about registration and absentee voting. 

Voter registration

Wed
30
Sep

Free courtyard concert series at Shepherd Gallery


Decorah musician Michelle Lynn performed a set of original songs at Shepherd Gallery on Sept. 18. The nonprofit gallery and art studio aspires to support local musicians and culinary artists as well as fine artists. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

School may be back in session, but imaginations are still in full swing at Shepherd Gallery and Creativity Center. After school art programming began on Sept. 14, and this fall, organizers are filling the courtyard with song. Community members are invited to enjoy locally produced music, food, and drink on Friday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. throughout October and into November.

Wed
30
Sep

Bahlmann helps convict Iowa killer


Drew Bahlmann, a 2001 graduate of Guttenberg High School and son of Ron and Kay Bahlmann of Guttenberg, appeared on Dateline NBC on Sept. 11 during an episode documenting the murder of an Iowa man. Bahlmann is pictured at right with his wife, Autumn, and Dateline host Keith Morrison. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

On May 8, 2014, David Moffitt snuck into the Grimes home of Justin Michael. Moffitt shot and killed Michael while he slept next to his fiancé, a woman named Angie Ver Huel who Moffitt had casually dated months prior. A twisting, turning trail of evidence eventually led to Guttenberg High School graduate Drew Bahlmann, who helped convict Moffitt at a trial held this summer. Bahlmann appeared on Dateline NBC in a Sept. 11 episode detailing the crime.

Wed
23
Sep

Norma J. Nelson

Norma Jean (Lamphier) Nelson, died on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf.

Burial was at Norway Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

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