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OWLS sauntering program gets seniors back to nature


The Clayton County OWLS group met on May 16. Participants enjoyed a guided "saunter" through the Osborne Nature Center archery range woods, stopping to reflect on essays written by Emerson and Thoreau. Front from left are John Franta, Ann Franta, Joe Ihm, Jean Marie Hall, Joyce Marovets and conservationist Abby Harkraker; back row, Randy Vaske, Lucille Eberhardt, Diane Breitsprecher, Judi Siebrecht, Arlene Doepke, Cathy Boyer, Dorthy Lucas and Jane Metcalf. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County Naturalist Abby Harkrader has been sharing her passion for nature with visitors and staff at the Osborne Nature Center since the fall of 2008. 

Osborne Nature Center is located five miles south of Elkader on Highway 13 and features a native wildlife exhibit, walking trails, open shelters, a welcome center and gift shop. 

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29
May

River of Music concerts begin June 7

For the sixth consecutive summer, free concerts will be held in Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m., beginning June 7 for the Art on the River Festival and running through Aug. 9. Umbrella Arts coordinates the event.

On Friday, June 7, the featured band will be Triple Threat. See the ad elsewhere in this issue for a complete list of bands.

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29
May

How the CP Railway replaced the Turkey River bridge in record time


Workers who took part in the successful railroad bridge replacement project posed for a commemorative photo in this aerial shot. (Photo submitted)

Submitted by Canadian Pacific Railway 

Late on the night of March 14, 2019, large chunks of ice pressed against each other near the mouth of Iowa's Turkey River near Millville, forming a dam and causing the river to rise by six feet in mere minutes. Five spans of the bridge on CP's Marquette Subdivision main line across the river were lifted as a result and toppled into the icy water, leaving a 400-foot gap. 

Wed
29
May

Rowland Brothers Cedar Creek Rod Shop restoration


This 1955 Chevy 210 Sedan with a modern fuel-injected Chevy LS3 525-horsepower engine and custom leather interior showcases the custom work performed by Cedar Creek Rod Shop. The owner of the vehicle is Shawn Wallace of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Located on a gravel road amidst a dense population of sturdy trees, complete with wild turkeys yelping in the background and deer tip-toeing their way through the woods, is the home of Cedar Creek Rod Shop, making its location and business objective quite a dichotomy. 

Shannon and Jared Rowland, brothers and proprietors of the Rod Shop, grew up in a family deeply rooted and hard-wired in the traditions of fast cars and souped-up automobiles. 

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29
May

Lorna M. Kolsrud

Lorna Mae Kolsrud, 73, of Waukon, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Northgate Care Center in Waukon.

Visitation was Thursday, May 23, at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Funeral services were Friday, May 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, conducted by Pastor Wayne Ellingson.

Wed
22
May

Allen Nieland

Allen Michael Edward Nieland, 64, of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully Friday, May 17, 2019, at home, surrounded by family. 

The family will receive family and friends from 3-7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

A private scattering of ashes will be held in the timber in which he felt most at peace.

Wed
22
May

Allen C. Leliefeld

Allen Cyril Leliefeld, 82, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, May 17, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 18, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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22
May

Sandra J. Ryan

Sandra Jean Ryan, long-time resident of the Guttenberg area, died Easter Sunday, the 21st of April, at home with family by her side.

Born in 1936 in Strawberry Point, Sandi received a degree in medical technology. She dedicated her life to the medical profession, working as a lab technician in several hospitals. The majority of her career was spent in Guttenberg.

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22
May

Local Memorial Day tribute set for Monday, May 27

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg area residents will pay tribute to veterans both living and dead at the community's annual Memorial Day parade and program on Monday, May 27.

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building, and participants are asked to be present by 9 a.m. Led by a police escort and color guard, the parade route will travel to River Park Drive, then north to the Guttenberg Area Veterans Memorial in Ingleside Park. 

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22
May

Lutz shares passion for pedal tractor and car restoration


Mary and Larry Lutz stand by one of the many John Deere pedal tractors Larry meticulously restored. The couple's children and grandchildren have spoken for the remaining collection. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Preserving the past is important; it connects us to specific times, places and events that were significant milestones in our collective past, restoring long forgotten memories. 

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