Clayotn Ridge School Board News
GUTTENBERG, Iowa (AP) — The Clayton Ridge school board has approved design plans for a new $10 million facility.
say plans include tearing down an old school building and gym to make
way for a new building. It would include four locker rooms, a weight
room, wrestling room and a food service area.
The building, which was built in 1903, currently houses some elementary classrooms, offices and storage space.
The district plans to hold two public forums to explain the planned project, but those dates haven't been scheduled yet.
Three Men Charged for Using Counterfeit Bills
Three men have been arrested after using counterfeit bills. Dyersville
Police were notified Thursday afternoon that the suspects were passing
counterfeit money at local businesses. The responding officer was able
to identify the vehicle and individuals, who were from Clayton County.
The officer contacted the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, and deputies
located the vehicle and its occupants. A search warrant was executed at
a Guttenberg residence, where authorities found counterfeit money along
with narcotics. Authorities arrested 31-year-old Ryan Murphy,
24-year-old Levi Wilker and 20-year-old Justice DJ Krambeer, all of
Guttenberg, on Class “D” Felony Forgery charges. The investigation
continues and additional charges are pending.
Authorities Called to Three Vehicle Crash North of Delaware
Two people were injured in a three vehicle crash north of Delhi
Tuesday evening. According to the state patrol, 14-year-old Cole
Willenbring, of Earlville, was northbound on Highway 38 when he lost
control and crossed the center line. Willenbring's vehicle sideswiped a
southbound vehicle driven by 46-year-old Shane Burbridge of Manchester,
then spun and collided head-on with another southbound vehicle, driven
by 23-year-old Richard Milroy of Monticello. Willenbring and Burbridge
were taken to Regional Medical Center for treatment. That crash
happened at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday. It remains under investigation.
Two Injured in Highway 20 Crash
Two people were injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 20 in
Delaware County. According to the state patrol, 26-year-old Anne
Pentland of Iowa City was westbound when she attempted to turn
south onto X47. She failed to yield at the intersection and was
struck by an eastbound vehicle, driven by 47-year-old Michael
Hanson of Cedar Falls. Pentland was taken to Mercy in Dubuque,
while Hanson was taken to Mercy-Dyersville for treatment. That
crash happened at 2:06 p.m. on Wednesday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Lawmakers in the Republican-majority Iowa House
have granted committee approval to a small funding increase for
schools, but leaders in the Democratic-controlled Senate say they want
to provide more dollars. The House education committee approved an
increase in school funding for the upcoming year. The legislation would
provide an increase of $35 million in general support for K through 12
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa Department of Education says school
districts seeking permission to start classes early must prove that
academic achievement is at risk. The department sent the new guidelines
to school districts this week. The guidelines say districts must show
students would be affected in a "negative and significant manner" if
classes start during the week of September 1st.
Dubuque Council Votes to Open 3 More Parks to Sledding
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque now has five city properties that can people can use for sledding, skiing and snowboarding.
The City Council voted Tuesday night to allow the snow fun at three more city parks: Gay, Usha and Valentine.
The council had voted Jan. 5 to limit sledding to just Bunker Hill Golf Course and Allison-Henderson Park.
That decision sparked a public protest in which dozens of people turned out to sled at a local school.
Officials approved the sledding restrictions out of concern the city could be liable for injured sledders.
Other Midwest cities have lost multimillion-dollar lawsuits filed by people who were severely injured in sledding accidents.
Authorities Identify Victim in Linn County Crash
Authorities have identified the victim in Tuesday's crash near Central
City. According to the Linn County Sheriff's Office, 56-year-old
Rosemary Eiben, of Central City, lost control at the intersection of
Sawyer Road and Duck Pond Road. Her vehicle went into the ditch and
flipped, coming to rest on a frozen pond. Eiben was pronounced dead at
the scene. That crash happened around 5:25 a.m. Tuesday east of Central
Fire Destroys Epworth Residence Owned by Divine Word Seminary
Fire has destroyed a residence owned by Divine Word Seminary in
Epworth. Fire crews were called to 112 1st Avenue Southwest late Monday
morning for a fire inside the residence. Officials say it damaged
wiring in the ceiling area. Electricity was shut off and the occupants
were housed in other locations as a precaution. The Dubuque County
Sheriff's Office and fire fighters were called back to the residence at
one o'clock this morning to find the building fully engulfed. It is
considered a total loss, with damage estimated at $150,000. The cause
of that fire is under investigation.