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Calvin G. Bockenstedt

Calvin G. Bockenstedt, 93, of Luxemburg, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Private funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 12, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Father Noah Diehm.

Burial will be in the Holy Trinity cemetery.

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Paul “Zig” Zhiss

Paul “Zig” Zhiss peacefully passed away Nov. 5, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. With the Holy Spirit, Paul became a child of God through his baptism, Dec. 18, 2004, joining his Christian family at Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg.

Due to COVID-19 concerns there will be private family services.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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Avalo A. “Al” Berns

Avalo A. “Al” Berns, 82, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at his home following a brief illness.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 5, at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, conducted by Msgr. Charles Stoetzel. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Garnavillo with military honors.

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Donna J. Smith

Donna Jean (White) Smith, 87, of Dubuque, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Ennoble Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dubuque. As was true of so much she did, her passing was graceful, gentle, and beautiful.

A memorial service, coordinated through the Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, will be scheduled for summer 2021, in what the family hopes will be a post-pandemic celebration of Donna’s miraculous life.

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Thomas Hines

On Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, Thomas Hines, devoted husband and father of two children, suddenly passed away at the age of 61.

Due to COVID-19 concerns the family will have private family services.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. 

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Fannie M. Trayer

Fannie Mae Trayer, 89, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center.

There will be no services at this time.Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo. 

Fannie was born on April 8, 1931, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Evelyn Gull.

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Scherbring brothers share decorated military careers

By Caroline Rosacker

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Scherbring and his brother, Master Sergeant Nicholas Scherbring, grew up on the family's dairy farm near Guttenberg. Their parents, Donald and Madonna Scherbring, raised seven children — four boys and three girls. They attended St. Mary's and Guttenberg High School. Nick enlisted in the Navy following high school, and Mark received a commission into the Army two years later.

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Scherbring

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Record voter turn-out for Nov. 3 election

By Shelia Tomkins

A record number of Iowans took part in the 2020 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, with approximately 77% of eligible voters casting ballots. Clayton County exceeded the state participation numbers with nearly 82% of the county's registered voters casting ballots— 9,636 voters out of 11,661 registered. County voting was almost evenly divided between absentee voters (4,750) and Election Day voters (4,886).

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Plagman Barn receives charitable gift


Northeast Iowa Antique Farm Association volunteer members Larry Moser, left, and Ron Hyde hope to utilized William N. Collings' generous gift for continued maintenance of Plagman Barn and its surrounding structures. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Northeast Iowa Farm Antique Association is dedicated to the historical preservation of early farm and home practices, techniques, and the education of area youth through demonstration efforts. The volunteer group recently received a charitable gift to help offset the cost of maintaining Plagman Barn and its surrounding outbuildings. 

Plagman Barn history

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Friday Trucking, LLC featured in "10-4 Magazine"


Owners Dean and Arian Friday of Friday Trucking, LCC and Dean's Peterbuilt 389 rig, named "Lemmy," were recently featured in 10-4 Magazine. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The state of Iowa is home to 11,420 interstate trucking companies that travel throughout the United States, and 9,200 intrastate companies that travel in Iowa only.

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