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Wed
09
Nov

Mederville's historic landmark bridge


The Mederville Bridge, constructed in 1918, is a unique example of an open-spandrel arch design. The bridge is open to foot traffic only and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by Kevin Hanson)

By Caroline Rosacker

Mederville, located in Cox Creek Township, Clayton County, was originally called St. Johan. When the town was first mapped out by Louis Reuther and Henry Meder, the town's namesake, a residence and sawmill were already in existence, built by James Beatty in 1854. 

Reuther added a general store, and together he and Meder established both a saw and flour mill. Another businessman, Joseph Unternahrer, opened up a blacksmith shop. 

Wed
09
Nov

Veterans Day program at school on Nov. 11

By Shelia Tomkins

This year's community Veterans Day program will be held at the Clayton Ridge School gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 11, starting at 10 a.m. 

The event is being planned by faculty and students and will be a departure from the traditional ceremony held annually at the Veteran's Memorial in Ingleside Park. All community members are welcome to attend.

Wed
09
Nov

Veterans Day program at school on Nov. 11

By Shelia Tomkins

This year's community Veterans Day program will be held at the Clayton Ridge School gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 11, starting at 10 a.m. 

The event is being planned by faculty and students and will be a departure from the traditional ceremony held annually at the Veteran's Memorial in Ingleside Park. All community members are welcome to attend.

Wed
02
Nov

Denise M. Boardman

Denise Marie (Miller) Boardman, 67, of Guttenberg passed away on Oct. 25, 2022, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. 

There will be a private graveside service at Goshen Cemetery and a celebration of life at the Guttenberg Eagles Club on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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

Wed
02
Nov

Jeffrey B. Strnad

Jeffrey Brooks Strnad, 68, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 28, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lee Hagen, Nathan Hagen, Jareth Hagen, Chance Hagen, Chris Hagen and Chase Hagen.

Wed
02
Nov

Gene Phyllis (Palmer) Gallant

Gene Phyllis (Palmer) Gallant, age 96, of Clayton, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at her home surrounded by family. 

Family services will be at a later date. 

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

Gene was born on Sept. 6, 1926, in rural Garnavillo, the daughter of James and Hazel (Ausman) Palmer.

Wed
02
Nov

Dairy goat production at Dreamers Haven HEA


For certain individuals goat milk may have added benefits, which include better digestibility, allergy mitigation, and damaged cell repair. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Avonique “Nika” and Jason Tipsword are the owners of “Dreamers Haven HEA,” a diversified homesteading operation focusing on dairy goat production. They are on a mission to educate Clayton County residents about dairy goats and consuming goat milk. 

“I grew up drinking raw milk from my family’s cow dairy,” Nika told The Press. “When the family decided to get out of the dairy industry, we all missed the fresh milk.” 

Wed
02
Nov

Parker named National Runner of the Week


Former Clayton Ridge student/athlete Kassie Parker recently earned national and conference recognition for her cross country achievements. (Photo submitted)

Loras College cross country runner Kassie Parker has been named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Runner of the Week in Division III after laying down one of the best times ever recorded at her level.

The Guttenberg native and former Clayton Ridge student/athlete took first place at the Augustana Interregional Invitational held in Augusta, Va., on Oct. 15, with a time of 20:00.1, setting a new program record. The time is lauded as one of the fastest 6K times ever from a women's Division III runner.

Wed
02
Nov

Ballot summary for Nov. 8 general election

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to choose candidates for county, state and federal offices. 

Clayton County

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26
Oct

Germaine B. Ungs

Germaine B. Ungs, 98, of Luxemburg passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Hawkeye Care Center, Dubuque.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation will continue from 8:45-9:45 a.m., at the funeral home prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Rev. Tyler Raymond.

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