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Wed
22
Nov

City manager submits resignation

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council approved the resignation of City Manager Denise Schneider when it met in monthly session on Nov. 13.

Wed
15
Nov

2023 CREA Friend of Education chosen


Longtime school board member Mike Finnegan was awarded the 2023 Friend of Education at a reception held in his honor on Nov. 15. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton Ridge Education Association (CREA) has chosen longtime school board member Mike Finnegan as their 2023 CREA Friend of Education. He was honored at a reception held in the Guttenberg Campus Cafeteria on Nov. 15.

"Mike was nominated for his support of students at various events; additionally, his presence is well-known across the whole district. He stops in to see staff in all areas," said Nicole DeGidio, CREA President. 

Wed
15
Nov

Lockmaster Jay Grimsled


Jay Grimsled has been hired as Lockmaster at Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The United States Army Corps of Engineers recently hired Jay Grimsled as Lockmaster of Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg.  He has replaced Sam Mathiowetz, who held the position from 2015-2023. 

Jay is from Seneca, Wis., and has worked for the lock and dam system for the past 31 years, beginning his career as a laborer. 

Wed
15
Nov

Clayton Co. voters choose city, school candidates

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to choose candidates for school and municipal offices. The following results are unofficial; winners will be declared following the official canvass of votes by the Clayton County Board of Supervisors. 

Clayton Ridge School Board

Wed
08
Nov

Rodenbergs win IGA Tournament


Brian and Vicki Rodenberg recently won the Super Senior Division at the IGA Golf Association Husband and Wife Championship. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Longtime golfers Brian and Vicki Rodenberg recently won the Super Senior division of the 2023 Iowa Golf Association (IGA) Wife-Husband Championship at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo this past September. They cinched the title with a score of 153 combined over two days, scoring a 78 the first day, and a 75 the second on the Par 72 course. 

Wed
08
Nov

Gamerdingers still counting their blessings after 68 years


Jim and Mary Gamerdinger of Guttenberg will mark 68 years of marriage on Nov. 19. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Jim and Mary Gamerdinger of Gut-tenberg will celebrate 68 years of marital bliss on Nov. 19. The couple has 12 children with 12 spouses, 58 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Jim and Mary met on a warm June day on a Lake Michigan beach in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Wed
08
Nov

Vets Day program at school Nov. 10

This year's community Veterans Day program will be held at the Clayton Ridge School gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 10, starting at 10 a.m. 

The event is being planned by faculty and students and is a departure from the traditional ceremony held annually at the Veteran's Memorial in Ingleside Park. All community members are welcome to attend.

Wed
01
Nov

Dog Park project moves forward with UMGC grant


Lil' Huldie Barnes is looking forward to racing around Guttenberg's new dog park located on city property on the south end of town. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg city council members approved a 25,000 square foot handicap accessible dog park to be located on a site adjacent to the wastewater building off of Dekalb Street in Guttenberg at their regular monthly meeting in May. 

Grant awarded

Wed
01
Nov

Local artist renews her love of stained glass


Guttenberg native Julie Palmer showcases her stained glass at area Farmer's Markets and festivals. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Stained glass was a popular design element in late Medieval and Romanesque art (c.1000-1400), before becoming an essential feature of Gothic style architecture. Modern glass art, which incorporates all forms of stained glass, including sculpture, stems from developments in America in the late 19th century. 

Julie Palmer stained glass artist 

Wed
01
Nov

Ballot summary for Nov. 7 school, city election

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to choose candidates for school and municipal offices. 

Following is a summary  of the ballot information that appeared in the Oct. 18 issue for contests in The Press readership area.

Clayton Ridge 

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