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30
Nov

County visioning meeting set for Dec. 8

Over the next year Clayton County will hold several meetings to receive public input on an update to the Clayton County Comprehensive Plan.  The comprehensive plan is intended to provide a set of goals, strategies and actions to assist local officials as they make future decisions regarding the growth and management of the County.    

Members of the public are invited to a Clayton County Comprehensive Plan public input session on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Clayton County Building, located at 600 Gunder Rd, Elkader, IA 52043. 

Wed
30
Nov

Mudpuppy study yields new discoveries below the surface


Hanson baits a mudpuppy trap with minnows to attract the carnivorous salamanders for study. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

An ongoing study of Iowa's largest salamander, the mudpuppy, has revealed much higher local populations than previously thought. 

Wed
30
Nov

Community comes together for local musician


From left are Troy Thein, Scott Fischer, Bruce Bryant, Jeremy Anderson and Mick Thein, members of Uncle Sam's Band. The band will perform at a benefit to help cover Fischer's medical expenses on Dec. 3. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Eleven years ago, beloved Guttenberg musician Scott Fischer was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He had the cancer removed and continued singing, playing guitar, and performing alongside his bandmates – but on Aug. 8 of this year, Fischer and his family were told the cancer had returned. 

Wed
30
Nov

School PPEL vote set for Tuesday

Note: On Tuesday, Dec. 6, voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District will go to the polls to vote on a measure regarding a physical plant and equipment levy. The proposal is for a 10-year levy not to exceed $1.34 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on taxable property in the district. This represents an increase of 67-cents from the current levy. 

There will be three voting sites:  Guttenberg Municipal Building, the Garnavillo Community Center and the parish hall in North Buena Vista.  Polling hours are 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Wed
23
Nov

Holiday Train coming Dec. 4

On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make a stop in Guttenberg at 12:45 p.m. There will be live music, and Santa will be aboard the decorated train to greet the public.  

Watch for more details in next week's issue issue of The Press.

The train is also expected to make a stop in Marquette that same day at 2:45 p.m.

Wed
23
Nov

Late night for CR school board

The Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors met in regular session on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Michael Finnegan, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer and Kathy Ihde. 

FFA students attending the National FFA Convention reported on their recent trip to Indianapolis.

PLC members and administration reported on a PLC Institute they had recently attended in Des Moines.

Wed
23
Nov

No new restrictions placed on rezoned properties


Vic Vifian, who lives near the land newly rezoned for underground mining, spoke at Tuesday night's Board of Adjustments meeting. Many Pattison Sand employees attended in orange and also spoke. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Once again, a meeting on the topic of rezoning 700 acres of land along Great River Road from agricultural to heavy industrial drew dozens of stakeholders to a meeting at the Clayton County office building. It was standing room only on Tuesday, Nov. 15, while the Zoning Board of Adjustments conducted a public hearing as the final step in a year-long process of research, discussion, and controversy. 

Wed
23
Nov

Veteran's Angels sew quilts, form friendships, honor vets


The 14 vets who were present to receive their Quilts of Valor on Nov. 11 in Guttenberg, front from left, are Curtis Torrey, Dennis Parker, Terry Meyer, John Berns, Allan Berns, Lowell Moser, Donald Berns; back row, James Clinton, Roger Torrey, Jim Schlueter, Gary Hefel, Roger Klemp, Lee Moser and Lonnie Aulwes. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

They call themselves the Veteran’s Angels. Over the past three years, the group has dedicated all their free time to cutting, stitching, binding and ironing more than 175 Quilts of Valor for area veterans. 

The Veteran’s Angels are a local chapter of Quilts of Valor, a national grassroots community effort providing quilts stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts to veterans. Guttenberg residents Joyce Kopecky and Rosalie Kickbush started the group in January of 2013. “Little did we know what we signed on for,” chuckles Kopecky.

Wed
16
Nov

Clayton County election results

By Shelia Tomkins

A high voter turn-out in Clayton County saw more than 9,000 voters cast their ballots in the Nov. 8 general election to choose county, state and national leaders.

In the presidential race, Clayton County favored Donald Trump  with 5,309 votes over Hillary Clinton with 3,236. The Libertarian ticket tallied 384 votes, with a scattering  for eight other parties on the ballot.

Wed
16
Nov

City council hears hospital update, moves forward on cat licensing

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on Nov. 7, heard an update from a Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board member, moved forward on cat licensing, and hired an architectural firm to look at the condition of the municipal building. 

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, and Steve Friedlein through the agenda. Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume was also present.

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