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18
Nov

Supervisors receive audit update

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Supervisors last Friday received an update on the annual county audit that is now underway. Neil Schraeder of Hacker, Nelson and Co., P.C., gave the update. He noted that work is progressing and added that he has received good cooperation from Special Deputy Auditor Loyce Dumke and the auditor’s staff.

Wed
18
Nov

Veterans Day Program honors local men and women


Front from left are veteran recipients of Quilts of Valor Robert Ferguson, Lorimer Olson, Forrest Thein, Chuck Siebrecht, John Meyer; second row, Allan Wright, Don Koss, Harlan Backhaus, Ronald Judkins, Sr.; third row, Larry Moser, Lanny Kuehl, Derek A. Moser, Sr.; fourth row, Roger Leonard, Michael Schmelzer, Isaac Franzen; fifth row, Randolph Gohde, Gerald Frye, Tammy Sylvester; last row, Dave Broxson, Gail Judkins Broxson, and Kenneth McClellan. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Clayton Ridge High School gymnasium overflowed with red, white, and blue on Veterans Day as community members, students, faculty, and families gathered to honor area vets. The 90-minute ceremony, led by Dennis Hanna, featured music by the German Band and members of the school band, and songs sung by faculty and retired faculty members. 

Wed
18
Nov

CR athletes transition from Eagles to Hawkeyes in football, rowing


Janelle Burr, left, and Colten Rastetter, right, are enjoying college-level athletics at the University of Iowa. (Photos submitted)

By Molly Moser

Many talented athletes graduated from Clayton Ridge High School in 2015, and two classmates are now competing on the collegiate level at the University of Iowa. Colton Rastetter, son of Julie and Thor Rastetter of Guttenberg, has been a part of an undefeated season for the Hawkeye football team. Janelle Burr, daughter of Raynelle and James Burr of Guttenberg, joined the Iowa rowing team when she started school this fall. 

Wed
11
Nov

Carolyn Berns

Carolyn (Klinkenberg) Berns, 76, of Saint Olaf, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Visitation was before services at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
11
Nov

Council changes waste hauler, tables electric amendment

By Shelia Tomkins

Meeting in regular session on Monday, Nov. 2, the Guttenberg chose a new contractor for residential garbage collection and tabled an electric ordinance amendment regarding underground wiring.

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Dave Schlueter, Jane Parker and Steve Friedlein through the evening's agenda. City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster were also present.

Wed
11
Nov

Guttenberg election results

By Shelia Tomkins

In an election that saw low voter turn-out, Guttenberg voters went to the polls on Nov. 3 to choose two council members, two park board members and three hospital trustees.

Wed
11
Nov

CR superintendent: Ninja Warrior?


Superintendent Shane Wahls does some heavy lifting in preparation for applying to be America's Ninja Warrior. With a background in bodybuilding and motivational speaking, Wahls presented to Clayton Ridge students during an assembly in October. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge superintendent Shane Wahls could be the next American Ninja Warrior. If his unique application is selected, he’ll be allowed to compete for the title on the NBC show, where he’ll have to complete a series of outrageous physical feats. 

Wed
11
Nov

National Geographic photographer flies overhead


National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz took this photograph of the Doug and Kathy Reimer farm. His current project is a book about food and commercial agriculture, which will give readers insights into areas many people think of as 'fly-over country.' (Photo courtesy of George Steinmetz)

By Molly Moser

Renowned journalist, photographer, and explorer George Steinmetz hovered over northeast Iowa last month, documenting the fall harvest from his motorized paraglider. He used satellite images from Google Earth to pinpoint the Guttenberg farm of Doug and Kathy Reimer on Ironwood Road as the ideal location for his photos.

Wed
04
Nov

Johnny Rogers dance Nov. 22 at Lakeside

Fans of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles and other music legends won't want to miss the "Buddy and Beyond" dance party on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. 

The show and dance begin at 2 p.m., and entertainer Johnny Rogers will feature music from the golden age of rock and roll.

Wed
04
Nov

Groups send shelter to refugees


Pre-K Sunday School children at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg are among those who learned about the refugee crisis and explored a ShelterBox on Refugee Sunday. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

An estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the March 2011 outbreak of civil war in Syria, precipitated by anti-government protests. There are over four million refugees, three quarters of them women and children, seeking safety and shelter across neighboring countries, and a startling 7.6 million people are displaced within the borders of their own country. Many are living in flimsy, cramped makeshift shelters, like chicken coops or abandoned sheds, with no heat or running water, and many are injured from continuous bombing and shelling.  

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