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Wed
30
Aug

Tai Chi for arthritis and fall prevention


Students gather twice weekly for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention sponsored by Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) promotes healthy lifestyles by offering a variety of health and wellness classes to help aging individuals stay active and independent.

Wed
23
Aug

New hires at CR Elementary


New Clayton Ridge Elementary teachers are, from left, Skyler Soppe, Celeste Harber, Ellie Kinley and Kearsti Hansel. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

The Clayton Ridge School District has hired four new elementary teachers and a secretary  at the Garnavillo campus. They submitted the following introductions. 

Anne Meyer

Elementary Secretary

Wed
23
Aug

To join FOCUS at U.W. Platteville


Jaderial Staebler of Guttenberg will join FOCUS at the UW-Platteville campus this fall as a missionary. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1998, Curtis Martin founded the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Atchison, Kan., after recognizing the significant impact the college years have on a young person's future. 

Martin would later share his vision for FOCUS: a chance for every student to know and feel known, loved and cared for by Jesus Christ, with Pope St. John Paul II. 

Wed
23
Aug

Municipal, school candidate filing begins Aug. 28

By Shelia Tomkins

Those interested in running for local municipal and school board offices  can place their name on the ballot by filing nomination papers in the coming weeks.

Filing will open on Monday, Aug. 28, and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Wed
16
Aug

Native prairie blooms despite drought


Linda and Dan Deutmeyer have set aside land to create a wildlife habitat through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Reserve Program. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 2010, Dan and Linda Deutmeyer, who live south of Guttenberg, set aside land they purchased from his father's estate to create a wildlife habitat through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Reserve Program. 

CRP Program

Wed
16
Aug

Federal home grant and loan funds available from USDA

By Caroline Rosacker

Home repair financing is available from USDA Rural Development in Iowa. The Section 504 Home Repair program provides loans to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes, or provides grants to elderly, very low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. 

Wed
09
Aug

"1673 - A Look Back in Time" available locally


Anita Grunder of Clayton uses her voice and writing skills to share her community's unique history. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

 By Caroline Rosacker

Anita Grunder of Clayton, an author and Wine & River Vacation Rental owner, has a passion for local and Native American history, and uses her voice and writing skills to share her community's unique story. 

Wed
09
Aug

A century of memories Rita Gerner to observe 100th birthday


Rita Gerner

Rita Gerner will observe her 100th birthday on Aug. 19. A card shower is planned in her honor. Cards may be addressed to her at:

28429 Great River Rd.

Guttenberg IA 52052

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Wed
02
Aug

Model railroad hobbyist shares expansive project


Jim Niehaus's 1/48 scale model railroad project has been under construction for the past 15 years. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The world of model railroading in America has changed throughout the years, but enthusiasts who meticulously build their own train sets are as passionate as ever. 

Jim Niehaus

Wed
02
Aug

Local Rotary celebrates 95 years of service


Rotary completed Guttenberg's River Walk, from Main Street to Broadway Street, and dedicated it to the City of Guttenberg on July 24, 1997. The River Walk is by far the most used of all projects Rotary has done in the City of Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary International is a global volunteer network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.

International and local Rotary groups have contributed to polio eradication; peace efforts; international education; humanitarian projects; literacy programs, and water management for communities in need, especially in developing countries.

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