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02
Nov

Election day ballot summary

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in Clayton County will join the nation in casting ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to choose candidates for local, state, federal and presidential offices. Following is a summary of the ballot that voters in The Press readership area will use. 

County offices

Clayton County voters will choose the following:

Wed
26
Oct

Robert G. Bolsinger

Robert Glenn Bolsinger, 82, of Colesburg, died peacefully Oct. 22, 2016, at his home in Colesburg, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday Oct. 26, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Edgewood, conducted by Rev. John Haugen. Lectors were Les Simons and Leo Roling. Eucharistic Minister was Carol Simons. Placing of the pall was done by Jeffery Bolsinger, Dawn Martin and Jennifer Hambright. Giftbearers were Mellyssa Smith and Steve Smith.

Wed
26
Oct

Lorimer V. Olson

Lorimer Verdine Olson, 85, of Colesburg, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
26
Oct

Edward J. “Cowboy” Schlueter Jr.

Edward J. “Cowboy” Schlueter Jr., 73, of Machesney Park. Ill., entered into eternal rest Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg. Visitation was before services at the church.

Wed
26
Oct

Robert A. Schwietert

Robert Arthur Schwietert, 67, of Manchester, died on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. 

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg.

Memorial services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

Inurnment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
26
Oct

Debra A. Ross

Debra Ann Ross, 59, of Colesburg, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg.

Memorial services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

Inurnment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
26
Oct

Trunk-or-Treat set for Halloween at elementary school playground

Parents and Halloween-spirited community members are reminded to plan ahead for Trunk-or-Treat at the Clayton Ridge Elementary School playground on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.

Wed
26
Oct

Greve traces family roots to 1595


A mural on Austin Greve's wall holds photographs of ancestors he's learned about by studying his family geneology. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Greve has compiled seven volumes of history on the different branches of his family: Greve, Knudtson, Leliefeld, Hefel, Pelzer, Hingtgen and Jaeger. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

October is family history month. It’s an opportunity to research the branches and roots of our family trees, and a reminder that we are all connected. For one Guttenberg man, those family connections are rich in history.

Wed
26
Oct

Busy October school board meeting

The Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors met in regular session on Oct. 13. Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Michael Finnegan, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer and Kathy Ihde. 

Heying was unanimously elected president of the board with Aulwes unanimously elected vice president. Mary Seifert was appointed board secretary with an hourly raise of 45 cents and Dave Schlueter was appointed treasurer. Board members Heying, Ihde and Finnegan will remain on the negotiations committee. 

Wed
26
Oct

Downtown fish pole public art project planned


From left are RC&D Byways Coordinator Jared Nielsen, Mayor Russ Loven and Umbrella Arts Chair Juanita Loven, who gathered with others on Oct. 13 to formulate a plan for a series of sculptures in Guttenberg's historic downtown. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg has been named one of two communities along the River Bluff Scenic Byway to receive funding for a public art project as part of a larger movement across Iowa’s byway corridors. Umbrella Arts and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce have worked together to get city approval for the installation of a series of sculptures on light poles along the eastern side of River Park Drive in the historic downtown. 

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