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Wed
28
Aug

Filing now open...City and school elections coming up

By Shelia Tomkins

This year Iowa residents will see a change in the timing of school board elections. Previously those elections were held in September; going forward school elections will coincide with municipal elections, which will take place this year on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 

Filing opened Aug. 26 for those seeking municipal or school board seats. The last date to file is Thursday, Sept. 19.

Wed
28
Aug

St. Paul food booth is a Clayton County Fair tradition


Parish members of St. Paul's Church, Garnavillo, have been serving up food at the Clayton County Fair since 1954. Volunteers include, from left, Art Scherf, Denise Wilke, Matt Wilke, Myrna Schmelzer, Charlotte Reimer, Kay Ihde, Bob Bente (back), Verdus Reimer (back), Connie Peterson, Vern Clefisch, Helen Borcherding, Nate Meier, and Brenda Meier. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

St. Paul Lutheran Church, located at 104 S. Adams Street, Garnavillo, has been proclaiming the gospel in the small rural community since 1853.

Wed
21
Aug

Guttenberg Rotary purchases new flags


The Guttenberg Rotary Club has recently purchased, stabilized and displayed 75 American flags along River Park Drive and sections of Guttenberg's downtown business district. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The United States flag, also referred to as Old Glory, The Star Spangled Banner or simply The Stars and Stripes, is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. 

Wed
21
Aug

Colonel Karl D. Jansen visits Lock and Dam 10


Colonel Karl D. Jansen, right, the 66th commander and district engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul district, toured Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg on July 31. Lock and Dam employee Kory Warrington, left, led the tour. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The origin of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District traces back to 1866. At that time, Congress authorized the Corps of Engineers to establish a four-foot navigation channel on the upper Mississippi River. Major Gouverneur K. Warren, acclaimed for his leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg, was assigned to establish the district and conduct preliminary surveys of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Warren opened the first district office in August of 1866. 

Wed
21
Aug

Council views corridor project, okays asphalt street improvements

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 12 reviewed the proposed Schiller Street Corridor, approved asphalt street paving projects,  and okayed a wording change in the garbage ordinance that will affect the monthly rate for some customers.

Wed
14
Aug

Mary J. Bries

Mary Jean Bries, 72, of Elkader, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug 4, 2019. As was her wish, she passed away in her own home surrounded by her children.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 10, at St. Joseph’s Church in Garnavillo.

Mary was born Dec 14, 1946, to Peter and Marie Langel Berns in Guttenberg. She was joined in marriage to Charles Bries on Feb 17, 1968, (25 years and a day after her parents were wed) at St. Joseph’s.

Wed
14
Aug

Bilden hired as 6-12 grade principal


Laura Bilden is the newly-hired principal for grades 6-12 at Clayton Ridge Community School. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton Ridge Community School District recently hired Laura Bilden as the principal for grades 6-12. She will replace Andy Peterson, who has resigned to accept a position in Dubuque. 

Wed
14
Aug

How to keep your children safe on the Internet

By Caroline Rosacker

The GMHC Family Resource Center and the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce hosted an internet safety program at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) on Monday, July 15, in the education room. 

Rick Floyd, internet safety consultant, presented the program. 

Wed
14
Aug

Clayton Ridge school board news

The Clayton Ridge School District board of directors heard  reports from school administrators, awarded bids, and approved routine agreements when they met in regular session on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the high school library in Guttenberg .

President John Heying called the meeting to order with board members Ellen Johnson, Alicia Helle, Christine Aulwes and Mike Finnegan in attendance, along with Superintendent Shane Wahls, Board Secretary Dave Schlueter, Dean of Students Wade Marlow, and School Nurse Renae Kraus. 

Wed
07
Aug

Joan M. White

Joan Margaret White, 80, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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