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29
Jun

Florence Eilers featured in parade as Super Senior


Flossie Eilers, 99, and her late husband Bud raised their family and earned a living in the Guttenberg/Garnavillo area. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Even after 99 years of life, Florence ‘Flossie’ Eilers is still having new experiences. On July 2, she’ll be featured as the Super Senior in Guttenberg’s Stars and Stripes Parade – her first time riding in a parade. Her sons, Jim Eilers of Montana and Ted Eilers of Guttenberg, will ride alongside her, while her son Dick Eilers of Guttenberg will march in the parade as a flag bearer.

Wed
22
Jun

Vietnam veterans tribute coming to National


Wendy and Lanny Kuhse were instrumental in bringing “The Moving Wall” to National. (Photo submitted)

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist 

From June 30 at 1 p.m. to July 5 at 8 a.m. the Clayton County Fairgrounds at National will be the site of a moving and long overdue tribute to Vietnam veterans.  

Wed
22
Jun

Chamber announces plans for Stars and Stripes to be held July 2

The Stars and Stripes Celebration in Guttenberg will be held on Saturday, July 2, in the park north of Clayton Ridge Schools (131 S. River Park Dr.), unless otherwise noted. The day will begin with a 5K Walk/Run (registration at 8 a.m. in the north park gazebo, run at 9 a.m.) sponsored by the Clayton Ridge Interact Club. Guttenberg’s DNR Fish Hatchery, located at 331 S. River Park Drive, will be open at 9 a.m. on Saturday for viewing of live river animals. The Lockmaster’s House Heritage Museum will be open to visitors from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Lock and Dam #10 observation deck will be open all day.

Wed
22
Jun

Alumni football game Friday, 7 p.m.


Kickoff for Clayton Ridge's first annual alumni football game will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24. A tailgate begins at 5 p.m. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Friday night lights will shine once again on Clayton Ridge and Guttenberg Pirate football alumni during a full-contact game versus Central Elkader alumni at the Stephen D. Shannon Athletic Complex this weekend. On Friday, June 24, the community is invited to enjoy Clayton Ridge’s first alumni game in support of the athletic department.

Wed
22
Jun

Gridiron Club builds ramp at Kuempel family home


Front from left are Noah Sadewasser, Bill Leonhart, Rod Schmelzer, Joseph Bebber; back row, Chad Harbaugh, Steve White, and Jeff White, who helped build the ramp. Other helpers not pictured are Paul Kregel, Bob Sweers, Kohle Helle, Darryl Keehner, Oakley Harbaugh, Phil Wille, Pat Jones, Don Schmelzer, John Finch, Jace Moore, Eric Craft, Riley Meyer, Eric Ihde, Braydn Harbaugh, Josef VonHandorf, and Ben Andregg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Tim Kuempel grew up playing football for the Guttenberg Pirates. He moved away and raised two sons, who also played football in a small school. When he returned to Guttenberg, Kuempel helped start Clayton Ridge’s Gridiron Club – and now, the Gridiron Club is helping him.

Wed
22
Jun

Edward J. Rhomberg

Edward J. Rhomberg, 83, peacefully went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2016, as the result of an aggressive malignant brain tumor.

Visitation was Thursday, June 16, at Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan, Texas, followed by a Rosary. 

The Mass of Celebration of Life was held Friday, June 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, officiated by Reverands Monsignor John McCaffery and Monsignor John Malinowski co-officiated. A reception followed and a private internment took place at the mausoleum crypt in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan.

Wed
15
Jun

Clayton County primary results

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters joined Iowans across the state on Tuesday, June 7, when they cast their ballots in the Republican and Democratic primary elections to select candidates for the November general election. 

Voter turn-out was 12% of all eligible voters. There were 883 Democrats casting ballots, while the Republican turn-out was 495. Following are unofficial results from the office of the Clayton County Auditor. 

Wed
15
Jun

No contract offer for city manager following closed council session

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on June 6, voted 3-2 against offering a three month contract to City Manager Mary Willett, whose current contract expires June 30. Willett has served as city manager since January 2014.

Wed
15
Jun

New bank gives back in Guttenberg


From left are Rachel Heims, Hannah Von Handorf and Brandon Friedlein, employees at the new Guttenberg branch of Community Savings Bank. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Community Savings Bank merged with The Garnavillo Savings Bank in September of 2015, and this spring opened a new location on Highway 52 in Guttenberg. “We have customers stopping in every day. The word is out in Guttenberg that Community Savings Bank has opened a new office,” said Chad Kreel, vice president of marketing for Community Savings Bank. “Since our opening on April 15, we have helped many customers; some looking for loans or others looking for checking account options.”

Wed
15
Jun

Say No For Now meeting draws crowd in Garnavillo


Jane Reagan, a commissioner on the Mississippi River Parkway Commission, spoke about tourism with regard to increased frac sand mining in Clayton County. Pastor Harold McMillin, right, was the moderator. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The topic of frac sand mining in Clayton County drew yet another impassioned crowd for a June 6 meeting of the Say No For Now group at the Garnavillo Community Center. About 50 people, some from within Clayton County and some from other areas, heard from group leaders and shared their own opinions. 

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