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Facility improvements to begin; new teacher hired

The Clayton Ridge School Board met in regular session on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the middle school library.  Members in attendance were John Heying, Ellen Johnson, Mike Finnegan and Kathy Ihde. Christine Aulwes, Jason Reimer and Alicia Helle were absent. Also in attendance were Superintendent Shane Wahls, Principal Andy Peterson, Steve Hoff, Dave Schlueter, Mary Seifert, Bob Bodish, Darrin Troester and Mary Ann Troester.

Payment to BLDD in the amount of $38,219.49 was approved for schematic design and design development at the Guttenberg site pending clarification on several cost items.  

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Fatality following one-vehicle accident west of Guttenberg

By Shelia Tomkins

A Guttenberg teenager has died following a one-car rollover accident on Monday, June 12, west of Guttenberg. Emma Hefel, 16, died Thursday, June 15, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.

She was one of three teens injured in the accident that took place at approximately 4 p.m. a week ago Monday on Garber Road, just west of 310th Street. 

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Fireworks legal in Iowa, but still illegal in Guttenberg


Although the new Iowa fireworks law doesn't change the rules in Guttenberg, residents can still enjoy a colorful display on Saturday, July 1, during the Chamber of Commerce's annual Stars & Stripes celebration. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Early last month, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a new law into effect that allows fireworks to be sold throughout the state to buyers age 18 and up. According to the bill, fireworks companies with permanent buildings can sell fireworks June 1 through July 8 and Dec. 1 through Jan. 3, in conjunction with the Fourth of July and New Year’s celebrations. Fireworks companies with temporary buildings, or tents, can only sell fireworks June 13 through July 8. 

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New shop opens in Guttenberg Starving Artists: Purposefully made, carefully curated


From left, Molly Moser, Stephanie Svoboda, and Emily Sadewasser will welcome customers in their new store, Starving Artists, starting Saturday, June 24. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Sisters Emily Sadewasser and Molly Moser have teamed up with Vinton, Iowa native Stephanie Svoboda to create Starving Artists, an eclectic shop featuring handmade artwork, fun antiques, and one-of-a-kind designs. The storefront will open for business at 222 S. River Park Drive, Guttenberg, on Saturday, June 24, with a grand opening set for Friday, July 14. 

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Wilma Glawe

 Wilma Elfrieda Hulda (Scherf) Glawe, 84, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. 

Visitation was Saturday, June 17, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf. Funeral services followed the visitation at the church.

Interment was at Norway Lutheran Cemetery, rural St.Olaf.

Arrangements were handled by Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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Emma D. Hefel

Emma Darlene Hefel (Suzy), 16, was called home on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Visitation was Tuesday, June 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jun. 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Bennie E. Maier

Bennie Eugene Maier, 85, of Garnavillo, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Monday, June 19, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home.

Inurnment will be at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. 

Bennie was born on Aug. 11, 1931, in Milan, Ill., the son of Ben and Alice Maier.

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Mary Leann Eischeid

Mary Leann Eischeid, 71, of Clayton, died Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Visitation was Thursday, June 15, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour before service at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, June 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo.

Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Lawler, on Saturday, June 17.

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Robert E. Kottke

Robert Edward Kottke, 89, Prairie du Chien, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 10, at Faith Evangelical Free Church, Prairie du Chien, Wis., conducted by Pastor Kevin Kottke. Everyone is invited for food and fellowship following the service.

Bob was born April 24, 1928, in Bloomington, Wis., to Ed and Clara (Biener) Kottke. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1946, and within a few months enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in the European Theatre of Occupation in Germany until 1948.

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Raymond R. Gander

Raymond R. Gander, 82, of Sextonville, Wis., passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at Harvest Guest Home in Richland Center, Wis., after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 10, at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center, conducted by Pastor Gloria Stubitsch. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

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