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20
Sep

School board election results

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District on Sept. 12 elected incumbent candidates Michael W. Finnegan and Kathy Ihde to the school board. Unofficial totals were Ihde with 231 and Finnegan with 209 votes. A third vacancy on the board with no declared candidates saw incumbent Jason Reimer garnering the most write-in votes with 110.

Other undeclared candidates and their write-in vote tallies included Sharon Cunningham 85, Jeff Hoeger 40, Roger Balk 38, and Tracy Werges 17.

Wed
20
Sep

DNR conducts long-term study

By Molly Moser

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Aquarium and Hatchery in Guttenberg remains open until mid-October this fall, while staff conducts testing at numerous sites along the river for a long-term resource-monitoring program.

At each of 35 randomly selected sites in pool 10 and 22 in pool 11, fisheries technician Kevin Hanson supervised testing of water quality, observations of habitat and vegetation, and the collection and documentation of fish in the area.

Wed
20
Sep

Assessor explains property values and taxes


The Clayton County Assessor explains that changes in property values have occurred after the first county-wide reappraisal in almost 50 years. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Many Guttenberg homeowners recently received a shock when semi-annual property tax notices arrived in mailboxes earlier this month. The Press reached out to Clayton County Assessor Andy Loan to shed light on the big changes some have seen in their bills. “I think there are a lot of misconceptions about the property tax system. There are many factors and influences at the state and local level that go into a property tax that make it difficult to understand,” Loan told The Press. 

Wed
13
Sep

Cruisers ready for 20th annual car show, cruise, music

Submitted by

Bob and Donna Hinzman

The 20th annual River Park Cruisers Car Show, Cruise and Music in the Park is coming this Saturday, Sept. 16. 

Come enjoy the day with us, listen to music downtown by “The Mole” during the car show and view hundreds of beautiful classic cars in Guttenberg on six blocks of River Park Drive.

Wed
13
Sep

Pool committee answers questions from community


Island residents Jane and Ken Root represented the Wave of the Future during the island's Labor Day weekend golf cart parade. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Over the past three years, the Wave of the Future committee has done extensive research that covers many of the questions community members now have about the project, such as the current state of the pool, financial implications of a new pool, and the project timeline.

Wed
13
Sep

CR students contribute to NEIA photo project


Clayton Ridge student Maddie Radabaugh's photograph and story on The Landing in Guttenberg is featured in the new collaborative book Connecting/communities: The People and Places of Northeast Iowa.

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge, Central, Ed-Co, North Fayette Valley, Starmont and West Central schools teamed up on a $2,000 McElroy grant through Keystone AEA to create a book called Connecting/communities: The People and Places of Northeast Iowa. Professional photographers worked with six area school teachers and their students to document the area with stories and photos taken by students. A professional graphic designer put their work on the pages of the book, which is now available at the Guttenberg Public Library. 

Wed
13
Sep

Guttenberg native oversees river royalty fleet


A new riverboat passed through Guttenberg last week on its maiden voyage from New Orleans to Red Wing, Minn. The American Duchess is the latest addition to the American Queen Steamboat Co. fleet. Guttenberg native Gary Frommelt accompanied the boat on its inaugural journey. See story below. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

Gary Frommelt, a native of Guttenberg who is now vice-president of marine operations for the American Queen Steamboat Co., recently accompanied the American Duchess riverboat on its maiden voyage, a round-trip journey from New Orleans to Red Wing, Minn.

Wed
13
Sep

Rodger C. Sear Jr.

Rodger Cletus Sear Jr., 75, of Garber, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at his home near Garber.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 10, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 11, at St John’s Congregational Church in Garber.

Rodger was the son of Rodger and Betty Sear Sr., born Oct. 23, 1941, in Dubuque.

Wed
06
Sep

Kuempel clock kits were once made in Guttenberg


This "Kuempel Clocksters" clock was recently donated to the Lockmasters House Heritage Museum. It measures approximately 5½ inches tall. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

A small mantel clock in a wooden case was recently donated to the Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum by Ken and Mickey Strader of rural Guttenberg. The clock face bears the wording "The Kuempel Clocksters, Guttenberg, Iowa." 

Wed
06
Sep

Clayton Ridge School board election set for Tuesday, Sept. 12

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 12, to choose directors for three open seats on the board of directors.

Incumbents Michael W. Finnegan and Kathy Ihde have filed for re-election. No candidates have filed for the third seat, leaving the opportunity for a write-in candidate to be elected to the position.

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