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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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Nov

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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04
Nov

County sees surge in COVID-19 cases

By Shelia Tomkins

This past week saw a large increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Guttenberg and the surrounding area, prompting a response from local hospital administrators, school leaders  and city officials.

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Nov

Kay M. Troester

Kay Melinda Troester, 71, of Elkader, died Monday, October 26, 2020, surrounded by her family due to complications from cancer.

Graveside service were Thursday, Oct. 29, at East Side Cemetery, Elkader.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family with arrangements.

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James “Jim” Frommelt

James “Jim” Frommelt of Guttenberg passed away suddenly on Oct. 24, 2020. 

Services will be held at a later date.

Jim was born Jan. 29, 1952, in McGregor, the son of Claude and Claire Frommelt. He was a graduate of Guttenberg Community High School and Marshalltown Community College with an associate degree in refrigeration. He was employed in factories over the years as a machine and CNC operator, and retired approximately six years ago.

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John “Jack” H. Domeyer

John “Jack” H. Domeyer, 85, of Holy Cross died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, surrounded by his family, at Dubuque Specialty Care in Dubuque.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 29, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 30, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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LaVera E. Schenke

LaVera Emma Schenke, 98, of Edgewood, passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Private family memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 30, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, conducted by Rev. Roger White.

Interment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

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Duane H. Hagen

Duane Henry Hagen, 90, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. 

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

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

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