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Wed
13
Oct

Six candidates seek three Clayton Ridge school board seats


Jessica Bittner

Sam Brandt

Steve Dikkers

Michael Finnegan

Chris Meier

Jason Reimer

By Caroline Rosacker

Six candidates will vie for three Clayton Ridge School Board seats in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Elected school board members will serve a four-year terms. Incumbents are Michael Finnegan and Jason Reimer. 

Sam Brandt

Wed
13
Oct

Estes Point flag meeting draws large crowd


“Save Old Glory” A large crowd of concerned citizen were in attendance at a meeting held on Oct. 6 to discuss the U. S. flag that is currently flown at Turkey River Mounds State Preserve, commonly known as Estes Point. Above center, Elaine Biermann, "Save Old Glory" spokesperson, visited with IA-DNR and legal representatives prior to the start of the meeting. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A meeting to discuss the United States flag that is currently flown at Turkey River Mounds State Preserve, commonly known as Estes Point, located 4.5 miles southeast of Guttenberg, was held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the north gazebo in Ingleside Park 

Wed
06
Oct

Five candidates vie for three Guttenberg city council seats


Steve Bahls

Michelle Geuder

Mark Herman

Mandy Ludovissy

Virginia Saeugling

By Caroline Rosacker

Five candidates will vie for three Guttenberg city council seats in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Incumbent Virginia Saeugling is the only council member seeking re-election. Each elected council member will serve a four-year term.

Steve Bahls 

Wed
06
Oct

Absentee voting for upcoming election

Clayton County voters interested in voting absentee for the Nov. 2nd city/school election may file request forms with the Clayton County Auditor’s Office. 

The new legislation has shortened the number of days that the Auditor’s Office may have ballots available for absentee voting. Voters now have 20 days to vote absentee either by mail or in-person rather than 29 days.

Wed
29
Sep

Heritage Society bridal fashion show & luncheon


Eva Dempster, Clayton Ridge Drill Team member, models a wedding gown worn on Oct. 6, 2018 for the wedding of Crystal Krapfl Bailey. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Heritage Society requests the honor of your presence at "Her Story," a bridal fashion show and luncheon featuring bridal gowns throughout the decades. 

Wed
29
Sep

Mossy Glen Preserve research project


Fall hikers visiting Mossy Glen State Preserve will enjoy colorful blue asters and yellow goldenrod species. Autumn is also a good time to look for Dutchman's Pipe – white flowering plants that survive by parasitizing soil fungi. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Research biologist Dr. William Norris, Professor of Biology at Western New Mexico University in Silver City N.M., has spent the last 26 years conducting a research project at Mossy Glen State Preserve, an 80-acre paradise located six miles northwest of Edgewood in Clayton County. 

Wed
29
Sep

Fatal school bus accident in Guttenberg

A Guttenberg woman died at the scene after being hit by a school bus on Thursday morning, Sept. 23, near St. Mary's School in Guttenberg.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Judy Puls, 66, was crossing the street at approximately 7:50 a.m. when she was struck by a school bus driven by Ronnie Moser, 73. The bus was turning south from Herder Street onto South Second Street. Students from St. Mary's and Clayton Ridge school district were on the bus at the time.

Wed
22
Sep

Parkinson's Awareness walk and 9-hole golf outing


Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County (PACC) will hold its 5th annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Guttenberg Golf & Country Club. Above are members of PACC who participated in last year's event. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County (PACC) is making plans to hold its 5th annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing. The event is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Guttenberg Golf & Country Club located at 28126 Hwy. 52. 

Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m., with walkers lining up at 10 a.m. There is no cost associated with the walk, but a free will donation is appreciated. 

Wed
22
Sep

Candidates file for city, school board seats

By Shelia Tomkins

Iowa school board and municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2. Local voters will go to the polls to fill vacancies on the Clayton Ridge school board and Guttenberg city council. The filing deadline was Sept. 16, and the following will be listed on the ballot.

Wed
22
Sep

City council to take bids on property

By Shelia Tomkins

At the monthly meeting on Sept. 13, the Guttenberg city council decided to  take bids on property at the corner of Highway 52 and Schiller Street, known as the Bender property, the former site of a gas station.

The council voted to buy the property last November in connection with the Schiller Street property, deciding at the time to purchase it rather than pursue the easement needed for the Schiller Street project. 

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