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Wed
02
Nov

Parker named National Runner of the Week


Former Clayton Ridge student/athlete Kassie Parker recently earned national and conference recognition for her cross country achievements. (Photo submitted)

Loras College cross country runner Kassie Parker has been named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Runner of the Week in Division III after laying down one of the best times ever recorded at her level.

The Guttenberg native and former Clayton Ridge student/athlete took first place at the Augustana Interregional Invitational held in Augusta, Va., on Oct. 15, with a time of 20:00.1, setting a new program record. The time is lauded as one of the fastest 6K times ever from a women's Division III runner.

Wed
02
Nov

Ballot summary for Nov. 8 general election

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to choose candidates for county, state and federal offices. 

Clayton County

Wed
26
Oct

City earns State Auditor award for efficiencies and innovations


From left State Auditor Rob Sand presents a PIE award to Guttenberg City Manager Denise Schneider, councilmember Austin Greve and Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume. (Press photo)

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has received a Public Innovations and Efficiencies (PIE) Award from State Auditor Rob Sand. 

Guttenberg was recognized as the Best Performing City in its category and was one of nearly 30 winners in three categories — cities, counties and school districts — that participated in the contest.

Wed
26
Oct

C.R. graduate Adam Thein carves out a career in music


Adam Thein on keyboard performs with "Djo" in Pomona, Calif., in May. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge graduate Adam Thein has carved out a name for himself as a mixing engineer, keyboardist, bassist, and producer specializing in indie and rock music. He and his wife, Carolina Hernandez, and their dog "Ludwig" currently reside in Houston, Texas. 

Local inspiration and support

Wed
26
Oct

Library invites writers to Open Mic

By Katey Simon

Librarian

The Guttenberg Public Library is organizing an Open Mic program for writers on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the library. 

Wed
19
Oct

Businesswoman, nurse, mother shares lifetime of memories


Many local residents and visitors to the area stop and compliment Betty Evers, 91, who continues to care for her lovely expansive flower garden. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
19
Oct

Council hears reports, project updates

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council heard updates on major city projects, heard Chamber/Community Vitality reports and amended several ordinances at the regular monthly meeting on Oct. 10.

Mayor Fred Schaub presided over the evening’s agenda with council members Michelle Geuder, Steve Bahls, Jane Parker, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy at the table, along with City Manager Denise Schneider.

Wed
19
Oct

City awarded $500,000 for water project

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has been awarded $500,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority through the Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program, which provides support for community improvements.

The grant application was written by Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission with help from City Manager Denise Schneider and Veenstra & Kimm Inc., an engineering firm contracted by the city.

Wed
12
Oct

C.R. students set to perform fall play


Lead actors Izzy Cartwright (portrayed by junior Ellie Davis), right, stands with her twin brother Finn Cartwright (junior Andrew "Ham" Johnson) just before departing on her camping trip to Wells, Ore. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge student cast members and directors Jason and Nika Tipsword, and volunteers Julie and Frank Davis, and Shirley Edwards are set to perform the play The Search for Izzy Cartwright or, Escape from the Forest of Mind-Control Slime by Madison Mondeaux.

Performances will be Friday, Oct. 21, and  Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Clayton Ridge Elementary, Garnavillo.

Wed
12
Oct

Lakeside hosting "Band Together for Good"


Dr. Mollie Marti (above) of Worldmaker, will join Rachelle Howe of Mental Health Today, and Kyle Selberg of Lakeside to raise funds to support youth mental health and resilience programming in Allamakee County at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg on Saturday, Oct. 22. (Photo submitted)

Submitted by Kyle Selberg

Three natives of northeast Iowa are joining forces to host the "Band Together for Good" fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Lakeside Ballroom and Sports Bar in Guttenberg. Kyle Selberg of Lakeside, Dr. Mollie Marti of Worldmaker, and Rachelle Howe of Mental Health Today are raising funds to support youth mental health and resilience programming in Allamakee County. The three natives of Waukon share a passion for supporting youth and families in their hometown.

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