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Nov

Youth Ministry offers Thanksgiving dinner


Students from three local parishes participate in the Catholic Youth Ministry program. At front is Camdyn Deutmeyer; second row from left, Samantha Spielbauer, Whitley Harber, Isabel Breitbach, Molly Kann, Jenny Rodenberg, Colten Kolker; third row, Isabella Rausch, Chris Gebhardt, Owen Ludovissy, Sadie Moser, Colin Backes, Blake Ihde, William Spielbauer, Joe Schmelzer (on shoulders), Dylan Ludovissy, Elana Moore, Jake Moore, and Katy Geuder. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Globally the COVID-19 pandemic has been very stressful and isolating for many individuals. In the past, family gatherings during the holiday season have offered an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones. Unfortunately this holiday season may need to be modified to reduce the spread of the virus in an effort to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe. Ongoing concerns from healthcare professionals, hospitals filled to capacity, and a worsening epidemic have generated a need to scale down holiday plans.

Wed
25
Nov

Sny Magill : A historical hidden treasure


The late Dr. Richard Clark Mallam, founder of the anthropology program at Luther College in Decorah, outlined the extremities of the Marching Bear Group in agricultural lime in 1978. (National Park Service photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

Effigy Mounds National Monument in Clayton and Allamakee counties contains the largest known concentration of  prehistoric mounds remaining in the United States.

Wed
25
Nov

School tests virtual learning plan

By Shelia Tomkins

A two-day trial run of an online learning plan took place for all grade levels on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23-24, at Clayton Ridge Community School. "Teachers, students and parents need to have this experience on a small scale before a possible shutdown," said Superintendent Shane Wahls. "We will gather feedback from parents, students and teachers in order to make the appropriate adjustments in the event that we would need to go fully online."

Wed
18
Nov

Ingleside Club inspires community involvement


Katherine Brown, Triangle Park project organizer, and Ingleside members, express their gratitude for the financial support and volunteer efforts from community members assisting with park renovations. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Ingleside Club Triangle Park renovation project is well underway. The civic-minded women's group was granted approval in August by the Guttenberg Park Board for the renovation project, located at the intersection of North River Park Drive and North First Street. 

Wed
18
Nov

Garnavillo/Guttenberg women sew veteran quilts


From left, Garnavillo Freedom Stitchers Linda Kuehl and Denise Saunders stand surrounded by a selection of unique hand-pieced and stitched veteran quilts. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national organization founded in 2003 by “Blue Star” mom Catherine Roberts. The idea of comforting veterans with quilts came to her while her son was deployed in Iraq as a gunner sitting atop a Humvee. Her sense of panic 24-hours a day – every day — prompted her into action. 

Wed
18
Nov

City council enacts face mask mandate

By Shelia Tomkins

In an effort to mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, the Guttenberg city council on Nov. 9 unanimously passed a resolution mandating the use of face coverings in public places within the city limits.

Wed
11
Nov

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

Wed
11
Nov

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).

Wed
04
Nov

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

Wed
04
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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