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13
Dec

Deadline reminder for scholarships

Clayton Ridge Area Dollars for Scholars reminds scholarship recipients that the grade transcript deadline for receiving scholarship money for the fall term is Jan. 2, 2018.

The letters should include a grade transcript and a completed recipient form. The recipient form (CR Dollars for Scholars Recipient Form) can be found at http://www.claytonridge.dollarsforscholars.org under the Students and Parents link.

Wed
13
Dec

City council sets date for bond vote

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 4 heard an update on the Wave of the Future swimming pool campaign and set March 6 as the date of a bond election to help finance pool construction.

Mayor Russ Loven and Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Friedlein were on hand for the last monthly meeting of their terms, joining councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker; City Manager Denise Schneider, and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
13
Dec

Repair work begins at Lock 10


Dan Burger, top, and Kim Wenger, bottom, got a head start on repairs at Lock 10 last week, just before the official end of navigation season. Burger and Wenger are members of the Army Corps of Engineers maintenance and repair crew out of Fountain City, Wis. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When a barge struck the wall just inside Lock 10 this summer, just as many others have over the past eight decades, the aging steel and concrete gave way and a very large piece broke free. There were no injuries and no harm was done to the commercial vessel, but repairs are now underway to fix the damage. 

Wed
13
Dec

Council approves March bond vote for $2.8 million


Wave of the Future Committee co-chairs Jim Osterhaus, above, and Bob Merrick recommended a council resolution for a March bond election. The recommendation was unanimously approved. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

More than 30 people gathered at the Monday, Dec. 4, meeting of the Guttenberg city council. Dr. Robert Merrick and Dr. Jim Osterhaus, co-chairs of the Wave of the Future campaign, presented the council with an update on the project and recommended that the council approve a resolution calling for a bond vote of up to $2.8 million to help fund the new pool and bathhouse. 

Wed
29
Nov

Guttenberg native Brian Spielbauer to speak and sign books here Dec. 4


Brian Spielbauer

By Melissa Spielbauer Combs

Guttenberg native Brian Spielbauer has published his first book in a series of fantasy novels. The publication Tales of Lemuria: The Demon's Chamber debuted Sept. 1 of this year.

Monday, Dec. 4, will be a busy day for Brian. He will be in Guttenberg to speak with students at St. Mary's/IC School in the morning, and then will travel to Beckman High School in Dyersville in the late afternoon. 

Wed
29
Nov

Kregel women featured in book on female farmers


From left are Megan Kregel, Darlene Kregel and Maureen (Kregel) Seevers on their sixth-generation family farm. The Kregel women manage a 400-head dairy operation, while the men tend to the grain on the farm. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Gamble)

By Molly Moser

Local dairy farmers Darlene Kregel, Megan Kregel and Maureen (Kregel) Seevers are among the female farmers featured in the new book Women and the Land, released this fall by authors Barb Hall and Kathryn Gamble. The book takes a look at more than 25 women who are impacting Iowa’s farmland. Some have inherited rural property and are managing the agriculture practices from afar; some are working the land directly, providing food to the heartland; and still others are working in tandem with their husbands, fathers, sisters and daughters. 

Wed
29
Nov

$230,000 in donations announced at Backwater 'pool party'


Backwater played their classic party music at a Saturday evening pool party they organized to benefit the Wave of the Future campaign. From left are Steve Dikkers, Scott Fischer and Bruce Bryant. Not pictured are band members Ed Dvorak and Steve Moser. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Thanksgiving weekend was a busy one in Guttenberg, with families gathering to celebrate the holiday, shoppers visiting local merchants, and a large event on Saturday evening at Lakeside Ballroom. Lakeside owners donated the hall for a ‘pool party,’ hosted by the band Backwater and their wives, to benefit the Wave of the Future campaign for a new swimming pool in Guttenberg. The event raised nearly $30,000.

Wed
29
Nov

Holiday train to stop in Marquette

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will have one stop in Clayton County this year.  On Thursday, Dec. 7, the train will stop in Marquette at 4 p.m. on the river side of the railroad tracks.  

The Holiday Train is beautifully decorated with over 80,000 lights and also features great entertainment. Admission is a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for the Clayton County Food Shelf.

Wed
22
Nov

New mayor for North Buena Vista

By Shelia Tomkins

Following the official canvass of votes on Nov. 13 for municipal elections held Nov. 7, a write-in candidate has been elected mayor of North Buena Vista.

Lacey Ludovissy garnered 15 write-in votes which tied the vote total for incumbent mayor Robert Ludovissy, who was the only declared candidate on the ballot.

Wed
22
Nov

Solar energy is hot topic at free educational lunch

By Molly Moser

About a dozen people gathered for a free luncheon on solar energy from Kent Kraus and Mike Brummer of Dubuque’s Eagle Point Solar on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at The Stadium in Guttenberg. Kraus and Brummer provided information on the parts of solar array systems, the process of installing solar arrays in homes, businesses and nonprofits, and the tax credits that are available for doing so.

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