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Wed
16
Nov

Clayton Co. Advanced Manufacturing Day


Above, a group of 55 area high school students prepared for a hands-on tour of Pattison Sand Mine in Clayton as part of the NICC Clayton County advanced manufacturing event on Oct. 21. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Fifty-five local students from MFL Mar-Mac, Postville, North Fayette Valley, Clayton Ridge and Elkader Central participated in Clayton County's Advanced Manufacturing Day on Oct. 21. The worksite exploratory event included Pattison Sand Mine in Clayton and Gencor – Bituma in Marquette. 

Wed
16
Nov

Clayton County voters weigh in on midterms

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters turned out for midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to choose candidates for county, state and federal offices. The following results are unofficial; winners will be declared following the official canvass of votes by the Clayton County Board of Supervisors. 

Clayton County

Wed
09
Nov

Iowa Academy of Family Physicians awards Dr. Hoffmann and Dr. Smith


From left, Dr. Andrew Smith received a Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman was named Iowa Family Physician of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. (Photo submitted)

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics has announced that two of its physicians, Dr. Jeffrey Hoffmann and Dr. Andrew Smith, were recognized at the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians’ annual banquet in Des Moines on Friday, Oct. 28.

Dr. Jeffrey Hoffmann, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Hoffmann, DO, was awarded the Family Physician of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP). 

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

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

Wed
26
Oct

City earns State Auditor award for efficiencies and innovations


From left State Auditor Rob Sand presents a PIE award to Guttenberg City Manager Denise Schneider, councilmember Austin Greve and Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume. (Press photo)

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has received a Public Innovations and Efficiencies (PIE) Award from State Auditor Rob Sand. 

Guttenberg was recognized as the Best Performing City in its category and was one of nearly 30 winners in three categories — cities, counties and school districts — that participated in the contest.

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