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Apr

Long night for Clayton Ridge school board at April 12 meeting

A public hearing for the 2018-19 Clayton Ridge School District budget was called to order at 7 p.m. in Garnavillo on Thursday, April 12.  Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Kathy Ihde, Ellen Johnson, Alicia Helle and Mike Finnegan.  Jason Reimer was absent. Also in attendance were Shane Wahls, Andy Peterson, David Schlueter, Mary Seifert, Deb Henkes, Travis Geuder, Kevin Hennessey, Bill Leonhart and Matt Moser.

Schlueter presented the proposed 2018-19 Certified District Budget with total expenditures of $15,839,231. Tax rates were as follows: 

Wed
25
Apr

CRHS graduation rate explained


While the IAVA is responsible for lowering the CRHS graduation rate from 100 to 81 percent, it offers 300 students high quality educational opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them. (Press file photo)

By Molly Moser

A recent article in the Telegraph Herald raised concerns over education at Clayton Ridge when it listed the school’s graduation rate at 81.01 percent, nearly 10 percent lower than the statewide average of 91 percent. In fact, according to Superintendent Shane Wahls, in 2017 Clayton Ridge High School graduated 100 percent of its senior class. 

Wed
25
Apr

Three new providers join hospital and clinic


GMH held an open house to welcome its three new providers on Thursday, April 12. From left are Dr. Tamara Holzer and Family Nurse Practitioners Vanessa Solomon and Amber Wessels. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Three new providers have joined the staff at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics in recent months. "We are thrilled to welcome these new providers to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics and to the community at large. With the addition of these providers, we will continue to provide the highest quality in healthcare to our community but will be able to offer additional services or additional hours," said GMH Interim CEO Kelly Dybvig.

Wed
25
Apr

Michael R. Fricke

Michael R. Fricke, 56, of Nora Springs passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, surrounded by his family after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation was Monday, April 23, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Wed
25
Apr

Sandra J. Kann

Sandra J. Kann, 80, died April 11, 2018, following a brief, but courageous battle with lung cancer.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Inurnment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
18
Apr

City council proceeds with pool project, sets budget hearing

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on April 9 moved forward on the pool project, set a hearing date to amend the budget and approved the first reading of an ordinance change that will reduce the cost of a golf cart permit.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, and Virginia Saeugling through the evening's agenda; also on hand were city manager Denise Schneider and city attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
18
Apr

Getting to know local government Recreation board hard at work


Planned updates for the Darwin Duwe little league field and surrounding area include improved parking, playground equipment, a new fence in the outfield and potentially even a skate park. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story concludes an 11-week series of features highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. 

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Wed
18
Apr

Dean of Students reports on successful year


Wade Marlow, Dean of Students and At-Risk Coordinator

By Molly Moser

A new position was created last fall at Clayton Ridge Community School, allowing for the addition of Dean of Students and At Risk Coordinator Wade Marlow to school staff. Marlow assists with the district’s positive behavior intervention support expectations for students, which are that they be ready, respectful, responsible and safe. He models these expectations and provides positive reinforcement for the large majority of students who are meeting expectations.

Wed
18
Apr

Donald F. Berns

Donald Francis Berns, 81, of Garnavillo, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader.

Funeral services were Monday, April 16, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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18
Apr

Constance “Connie” Sylvester

Constance “Connie” Sylvester, 71, of Elkader, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Visitation was Monday, April 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 10, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader.

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