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C.R. adds soccer to sports line-up


Clayton Ridge students practice their soccer skills in preparation for the upcoming spring soccer season. The new varsity soccer program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge High School will be adding soccer as an official varsity sport this spring. High school soccer has always been a club sport played in the summertime, and not part of the school's extra curricular activities. The new varsity program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles just like football or basketball. 

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Spielbauer is awarded AGSA Athlete of the Month


Samantha Spielbauer is all smiles after winning at the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association's girls state tournament. She had the fastest pin, in 1:16, to win at 160. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Balancing a demanding academic and athletic schedule can be very stressful on high school student-athletes. Fifteen-year-old Clayton Ridge sophomore Samantha Spielbauer has had plenty of practice prioritizing her busy athletic schedule. 

AGSA Athlete of the Month

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Recovery Connect to begin here Apr. 7

Recovery Connect is an eight-week in-person recovery journey where participants will learn how unresolved trauma can negatively impact both over-all mental health and physical health. Participants will be equipped with tools and connections to guide healing from past traumas.

The first session of Recovery Connect will begin on Wednesday, April 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is free and child-care will be provided. 

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Barbara J. Mohning

Barbara Jeanne Mohning, 88, of Garnavillo, went to join her heavenly Father on March 10, 2021, at the Elkader Care Center.

Barbara was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Elkader, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Dueringer) Burlingame, the youngest of seven children.

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"Not Quite Brothers" at annual fireman's dance


"Not Quite Brothers" will provide the entertainment at the annual Guttenberg Fire Department dance on Saturday, March 27, from 7 - 11 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Fire Department is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who perform fire suppression and other emergency-related services to area residents. They are expected to be on call all the time and be prepared to be summoned to the fire station when their services are needed. They are also expected to participate in other non-emergency duties such as training, equipment maintenance and fund-raising events. 

Annual Firemen’s Dance

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"Scars N Cars" created to inspire others


Forest Brown and his creative team meet to discuss "Scars N Cars," an ongoing YouTube video project. Front, Forest Brown; from left, Mark Whitmore and Dan Kuempel. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Forest Brown, Director of Operations at Brown's Family of Dealerships, with locations in Guttenberg, Elkader, Dyersville and West Branch, has been an employee with the family car dealership since he was 14 years old. 

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City council awards Schiller Street contract

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council awarded a $755,097 contract for the Schiller Street beautification project to Portzen Construction of Dubuque at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 8.

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Eldoris M. Borcherding

Eldoris Marie Borcherding, 80, of Garnavillo, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Visitation was Sunday, March 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Monday, March 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

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Bertha “Bert” Behrend

Bertha “Bert” Behrend finally died on March 4, 2021, after an in-depth argument with ALS. She was at home surrounded by those who she loved the most.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo.

Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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Earl R. Brimeyer

Earl R. Brimeyer, 82, of Holy Cross, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at home, surrounded by his family on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Visitation was Thursday, March 4, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.

Funeral services were Friday, March 5, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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