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Wed
10
Oct

Clayton County comprehensive plan draft available for public review

The public is invited to review a draft of the 2018 Clayton County Comprehensive Plan and offer feedback to planners.  

The plan provides information regarding housing, economic development, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, public facilities, land use and more, establishes a vision for the county, and identifies a set of goals and strategies to assist local officials as they make future decisions. 

Wed
10
Oct

Darlene M. Dutka

Darlene Mae Dutka, 77, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. Funeral service followed the visitation, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Inurnment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
10
Oct

Charles N. Strub

Charles Nicholas Strub, 88, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
10
Oct

Patsy A. Dickson

Patsy Ann Dickson, 83, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, surrounded by her family.

Visitation is from 9-10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg. Funeral services will follow at the church at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Inurnment will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
03
Oct

Garnavillo businessman doesn't “balk” when it comes to giving


Garnavillo Mill owner Roger Balk is pictured with a wooden art piece made for him by the late Dean Priem. Roger shares his pride in school, community and country. (Press photo by Ellen Johnson)

Contributed by Ellen Johnson

When Clayton Ridge School was in the complicated process of moving grade levels to different campuses, Roger Balk, a 1976 graduate of Garnavillo High School, not only stepped up to the plate, but he did so without even being asked. 

Wed
03
Oct

Backwater to be inducted into MAMA Hall of Fame


Backwater will be inducted in the MAMA Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Playing in September at a car cruise dance at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg were, from left, Steve Dikkers, Scott Fischer, Ed Dvorak, Bruce Bryant and Mick Thein. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

The Backwater band of Guttenberg will be one of five bands inducted into the The Midwest All Music Association (MAMA) Hall of Fame at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Oct. 13. 

"Backwater is honored to be selected for this award," said member Bruce Bryant. "It is humbling achieving this by doing something we all love to do and would have done for free. Our thanks goes out to our family and our fans for their support throughout the years."

Wed
03
Oct

Blood drive set for this Friday

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood on Friday, Oct. 5, from 1-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 Pearl Street, Guttenberg.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.

Wed
03
Oct

Kenneth O. Bauer Sr.

Kenneth O. Bauer Sr., 71, of Sherrill died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 peacefully at his home.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 28, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home, Dubuque.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Sherrill.

Wed
26
Sep

Clayton Ridge School board news

The Clayton Ridge School board heard updates on the building project, received reports from administrators, and approved hirings and a resignation when members met in regular session on Sept. 13 at the high school library.

President John Heying called the meeting to order with members Christine Aulwes, Ellen Johnson, Kathy Ihde, Alicia Helle and Mike Finnegan on hand. 

An update on the current building project was given by three representatives from Estes Construction.

Wed
26
Sep

A busy season at the Lockmaster House Museum


Ray Black leads volunteers who welcome visitors to the Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum on the grounds of Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

The Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum, located on the grounds of Lock and Dam 10, each year attracts many visitors to Guttenberg to view displays and artifacts of river and community history.

The museum is operated by the Guttenberg Heritage Society, and this past year saw a change in leadership. Ray Black, chairman, now heads nearly a dozen volunteers who greet visitors, raise funds, create exhibits and accomplish other work that supports the museum's mission.

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