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09
Nov

Local veterans honored in D.C.


Navy veteran Glenn Berns and his daughter, Cheri Werges, of Garnavillo traveled to Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight in October. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Garnavillo veteran Glenn Berns, 75, and Guttenberg veteran Floyd Westhoff, 82, traveled to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 18 as members of the Honor Flight. The nonprofit, which has 127 hubs in 41 states, is dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure by allowing them to visit, for free, their memorials in Washington, D.C.

Wed
09
Nov

Community comes together for John Kephart family


A women’s self defense class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Guttenberg Karate Club to benefit the Kephart family after the loss of husband and father, John. Front from left are John’s daughter Kirisa, 15, middle row, daughter Samantha, 21, son Anthony, 11, and wife Amy; back row, daughters Crystal, 18, and Rachael, 27, with John. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

“'How can we help?' should be our first thought when tragedy strikes one of our own. We can't change what has happened, but we can reach out so the family knows we care, and that they are not alone in their pain,” said Guttenberg Karate Club owner and instructor Nancy Trowbridge. 

Wed
09
Nov

Veterans Day program is Nov. 11 at CR school gymnasium

By Shelia Tomkins

The public is invited to honor military veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Ridge High School gym in Guttenberg.

The program will open with a color guard  made up of members of the local American Legion, Amvets and VFW posts. Clay-Gar American Legion Post of Garnavillo will present a POW/MIA ceremony. The pledge of allegiance will be led by the first place state winner of the fifth grade essay contest.

Wed
02
Nov

Veterans Day community band

Submitted by Dennis Hanna

Did you ever play in band and would like to play again? Here is your chance!   

Guttenberg German Band members, along with the school band and any area musicians who care to participate, will make up a municipal band for a program in the high school gym to honor the veterans in the area on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. 

Wed
02
Nov

Guttenberg residents explore Main Street Iowa program


Jim Engle of the Iowa Downtown Resource Program presented on Main Street Iowa as an option for revitalizing Guttenberg's downtown. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Over 35 representatives from local businesses, organizations, and members of GEIDC, Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, Guttenberg Historic Preservation Committee and the city council gathered in the municipal building for an Introduction to Main Street meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. 

Wed
02
Nov

Hoffmann marks 25 years of sideline medicine


Dr. Jeff Hoffmann leads an injured Eagles player off the field during a recent game. He's been doing so for 25 years, since moving to Guttenberg in the early 1990s. (Press photo by Bruce Thein)

By Molly Moser

“With Doc on our sidelines, he takes care of our students  no matter what their illness or injury is. He has helped to make sure I could do my job by volunteering countless hours to take care of our students' health while they’re participating in football, and has served our community in a way that I am sure we will be forever in debt,” said head Clayton Ridge Football Coach Chad Harbaugh.

For 25 years, Dr. Jeff Hoffmann has been pacing the sidelines at football games in Guttenberg. 

Wed
02
Nov

Election day ballot summary

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in Clayton County will join the nation in casting ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to choose candidates for local, state, federal and presidential offices. Following is a summary of the ballot that voters in The Press readership area will use. 

County offices

Clayton County voters will choose the following:

Wed
26
Oct

Trunk-or-Treat set for Halloween at elementary school playground

Parents and Halloween-spirited community members are reminded to plan ahead for Trunk-or-Treat at the Clayton Ridge Elementary School playground on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.

Wed
26
Oct

Greve traces family roots to 1595


A mural on Austin Greve's wall holds photographs of ancestors he's learned about by studying his family geneology. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Greve has compiled seven volumes of history on the different branches of his family: Greve, Knudtson, Leliefeld, Hefel, Pelzer, Hingtgen and Jaeger. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

October is family history month. It’s an opportunity to research the branches and roots of our family trees, and a reminder that we are all connected. For one Guttenberg man, those family connections are rich in history.

Wed
26
Oct

Busy October school board meeting

The Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors met in regular session on Oct. 13. Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Michael Finnegan, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer and Kathy Ihde. 

Heying was unanimously elected president of the board with Aulwes unanimously elected vice president. Mary Seifert was appointed board secretary with an hourly raise of 45 cents and Dave Schlueter was appointed treasurer. Board members Heying, Ihde and Finnegan will remain on the negotiations committee. 

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