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Wed
28
Sep

Parkinson's walk-a-thon is Saturday in Guttenberg

  The Parkinson’s Awareness Group of Clayton County is planning its first annual walk-a-thon to be held in Guttenberg on Saturday, Oct. 1,  at 10 a.m.

Registration will be at 9 a.m. in the north gazebo in Ingleside Park on River Park Drive, Guttenberg. A lunch stand will be available offering sandwiches, snacks and drinks. 

Wed
28
Sep

Flooding returns to Clayton County

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents once again dealt with rapidly rising rivers and streams this past week, following torrential rains in northern Iowa that hammered the area Sept. 21-22.

Hardest hit was north central Iowa, an area that drains into the Cedar River watershed, with near-record crests expected downriver this week. In Northeast Iowa, the Upper Iowa River and the Turkey River felt the effects of excessive rainfall, though not to the extent of recent August flooding. 

Wed
28
Sep

Clayton Ridge looks to improve facilities with PPEL


Demolishing the 1903 building is the first priority of the Clayton Ridge School board pending a potential increase in the physical plant and equipment levy. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Wed
28
Sep

A+ restoration on John Deere B


Mechanic Nick Hoffman starts up his 1951 two-cylinder John Deere B after spending six months restoring the tractor. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

“All my life I wanted to be that guy that could do anything mechanically,” said rural Guttenberg resident Nick Hoffman, who brought his restored 1951 John Deere B tractor to Plagman Barn show days in September.  “A lot depends on how bad you want it.” 

Wed
21
Sep

Great weather creates successful River Park Cruisers car show, cruise and dance Saturday

The River Park Cruisers had 202 classic cars registered in the 19th annual event on Saturday, Sept. 17. Cars came from East Moline, Ill., Galena, Ill., Rochester, Minn., Clear Lake, Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Sumner, Dubuque, Manchester and Des Moines, and many towns in between.

Wed
21
Sep

Eilers honored with ride for vets


Jo Nell Coates hugs Adam Eilers during the Silly String Ride's stop in Guttenberg. Coates has been organizing the ride for six years. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The roar of many engines echoed through Guttenberg last Saturday as the sixth annual Silly String ride pulled into town. The group of motorcycles and accompanying vehicles parked side-by-side, nose to tail in the street on the closed 500 block of South River Park Drive. A DJ at the Dam Bar played patriotic tunes while tickets were sold for a patriotic raffle and community members joined the group to honor local veteran Adam Eilers.

Wed
21
Sep

City bridge, RR crossing on council agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on Sept. 12, the Guttenberg city council moved forward on the Garber Road bridge replacement project, closed the Pryam Street railroad closing, and discussed the possibility of licensing of cats.

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Friedlein presided in the absence of Mayor Russ Loven. Councilmembers Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, and Austin Greve were present, along with Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
21
Sep

New staff and faculty settling in at Clayton Ridge


From left are Annette Willenborg, Sarah Zahradnik and Lynette Pritchard. Not pictured is new faculty member Carole Mackey. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The start of a new school year brings new faces seated at each desk – and this year, some of those new faces are front and center. Instructors Annette Willenborg and Carole Mackey began teaching at Clayton Ridge this fall; social worker Lynette Pritchard is working closely with students, and Sarah Zahradnik returns to the district as elementary instructional leader.

Annette Willenborg, 

Wed
14
Sep

Cruisers prepare for annual car show, cruise, dance


The featured car for this year's car cruise is a '72 Oldsmobile Cutlass owned by car club members Jeff and Sue Meyer of St. Olaf. (Photo submitted)

Submitted by

Bob and Donna Hinzman

The 19th annual River Park Cruisers Car Show, Cruise and Dance is coming this Saturday, Sept. 17. Come enjoy the day with us, listen to music downtown by “The Mole” during the car show and view hundreds of beautiful classic cars in  Guttenberg on six blocks of River Park Drive.

Wed
14
Sep

Royalty crowned, awards presented at annual Clayton County Pork Producers banquet


Front from left are 2015-2016 Little Miss Pigtail Amelya Weigand; 2016-2017 Pork Princess Macie Weigand; 2016-2017 Pork Queen Megan Glawe; 2016-2017 Little Miss Pigtail Emme Wikner and 2015-2016 Pork Queen Chaun'te Drahn. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

Reported by

Melissa Spielbauer-Combs

The annual Clayton County Pork Producers banquet was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader and featured the presentation of awards and the crowning of the new queen.

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