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School bus/motorcycle fatality on Great River Road Sept. 1

An accident involving a Clayton Ridge school bus and a motorcycle on the Great River Road north of Guttenberg on Thursday, Sept. 1, claimed the life of the motorcyclist, Ronald John Kephart, 50, of Garnavillo.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred as Kephart was travelling  south on the Great River Road on a 2010 Kawasaki and struck a school bus driven by Charlotte Scherer of Guttenberg that was turning west onto Lace Avenue from the Great River Road.

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07
Sep

Clayton County Supervisors approve Pattison zoning request

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors approved the second reading and waived the third reading of an amendment to rezone property along the Great River Road at a meeting on Monday, Aug. 29.

Wed
07
Sep

Renovations underway on 1860s downtown limestone building


The exterior of the building at 316 S. 1st St. is nearly complete, having been freed of its stucco and tuckpointed by Kuempel Masonry. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

There are dozens of stone structures in Guttenberg, and one has just gotten a facelift. Andy Reimer, who grew up in a farmhouse built in 1912, has begun restoring the building at 316 S. 1st Street that formerly housed John’s TV Service. 

“There have been some surprises,” said Reimer of the renovations, “but the best surprise was the limestone.” One photograph (see inside) shows the building, labeled W. H. Scholz, with siding, and a 1910 photograph shows the building coated with the stucco that covered its exterior until June. 

Wed
31
Aug

Supervisors hold second hearing on Pattison rezoning request

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

More than 30 people attended an Aug. 22 public hearing to discuss a request from the Pattison Sand Company to rezone about 754 acres of land around its mining operation from A1 (agricultural) to M2 (heavy industrial) to mine underground.  

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31
Aug

Growth of Guttenberg Industries


A new quality measuring unit replaced a 20-year-old manual measurer. The new unit is especially useful for parts in the automotive and medical industries, which have a low tolerance for error. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The last several years have been very eventful for family-owned Guttenberg Industries, Inc. After celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014 and relocating its corporate offices in 2015, Guttenberg Industries is preparing for expansion in 2016. Construction will begin to enlarge the manufacturing plant in Garnavillo this fall.

Wed
31
Aug

IVRS trains students to succeed in the workforce


From left are Brandi Reisdorf, IVRS Rehabilitation Associate, and Lisa Bergfeld, IVRS Vocational Counselor. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

An organization known as Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) has been working with Clayton Ridge staff and students to help prepare all youth, especially those with disabilities, for success after high school. IVRS focuses on job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, counseling on opportunities, workplace readiness training and self-advocacy instruction. 

Wed
31
Aug

Turkey River flooding hits county


Sandbagging efforts were underway on Thursday evening as the Elkport-Garber area prepared for the Turkey River crest. Above, volunteers worked in the Farmer's Savings Bank parking lot in Elkport. The river crested at Garber Friday evening at approximately 6.6 feet above flood stage. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents fought a rapidly rising Turkey River this past week, following torrential rains in the river's watershed to the north on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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31
Aug

Gene L. Patrick

Gene Leslie Patrick, 90, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 28, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 29, at the Gospel Hall, Garnavillo.

Interment was at St. John's Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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31
Aug

Robert Tackman

Robert Tackman, 73, of rural Garnavillo, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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31
Aug

Ruth J. Werges

Ruth Jeanne Werges, 87, of Garnavillo, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Elkader Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 26, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 27, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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