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Recreational pickleball at school


All are welcome to play indoor pickleball each Monday and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Ridge gymnasium. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many of the same elements as tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and is gaining popularity in the United States. The Association of Pickleball Professionals reported from August 2021 to August 2022 more than 36.5 million people played pickleball. 

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01
Feb

Paws on Your Heart success stories


This fall ITAVARR took in four pups diagnosed with parvovirus, a deadly disease that is expensive and time-consuming to treat. Through around-the-clock care at their foster home, and a dedicated veterinarian, all four pups were treated and survived. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Pet rescue services, of which there are few, operate with never-enough funding from a limited number of sources. Adoption fees cover only a small fraction of rescue expenses. Donations and other funding are needed to cover the rest. 

Paws on  Your Heart Pet Rescue Support

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Feb

County paging, radio system replacement

Clayton County 911 Service Board contracted with MCM Consulting Group, Inc. in January of 2022 to evaluate the existing public safety paging and radio system. This project also identified the needs, improvements, and opportunities for replacement of the infrastructure.

“The goal is to increase coverage and reliability for our public safety partners,” said a spokesperson for the Clayton County Board of Supervisors and the 911 Service Board.

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Jan

Lynn A. Hansel

Lynn Allen Hansel, 61, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Jan

William “Bill” A. Boemecke

William “Bill” Alan Boemecke, 75, of Strawberry Point passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2023, at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center in Elkader.

There are no services planned at this time.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

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Jan

James A. Balk

James Antony Balk, 73, of Oelwein, formerly of Elma, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

A celebration of life will be at a later date. 

James served three tours in Vietnam with the Marines. James loved woodworking, football, Kit Kats and Ruffles potato chips. James worked at Featherlite and Wilson's Tree Service in Cresco.

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25
Jan

Lee A. Horstman

Lee Allen Horstman, 73, of Guttenberg, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. 

Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 19, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman.

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25
Jan

Press asks: What are you currently reading?


A large selection of books is available to check out or purchase from the used book sale at The Guttenberg Public Library located at 603 S. 2nd St. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Reading is a popular winter pastime and can improve brain connectivity, increase your vocabulary and comprehension, empower you to become more empathetic, aid in sleep readiness, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce symptoms of depression, and prevent cognitive decline. 

The Guttenberg Press recently polled some of their subscribers and known readers, and asked, "What book are you currently reading?" Their responses are listed in alpha order.

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25
Jan

K9 Country open house Jan. 28


K9 Country, a dog daycare and boarding facility, is hosting an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

K9 Country, located at 35549 Osterdock Road, Colesburg, has opened its door and is ready to care for your beloved canine. The dog daycare and overnight facility is owned and operated by Mindy and Laura Meyer of Guttenberg. 

Open house

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Jan

Clayton County Supervisor appointments

At the first meeting of the new year, the Clayton County Board of Supervisors made the following appointments of Supervisors to various boards and commissions:

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