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Kuempel clock kits were once made in Guttenberg


This "Kuempel Clocksters" clock was recently donated to the Lockmasters House Heritage Museum. It measures approximately 5½ inches tall. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

A small mantel clock in a wooden case was recently donated to the Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum by Ken and Mickey Strader of rural Guttenberg. The clock face bears the wording "The Kuempel Clocksters, Guttenberg, Iowa." 

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Clayton Ridge School board election set for Tuesday, Sept. 12

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 12, to choose directors for three open seats on the board of directors.

Incumbents Michael W. Finnegan and Kathy Ihde have filed for re-election. No candidates have filed for the third seat, leaving the opportunity for a write-in candidate to be elected to the position.

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Business is steady at USC Guns


Brendan Walsh, right, and his wife, Mary, help a customer at USC Guns in Guttenberg. The new gun shop is located at 506 South River Park Drive, open Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Business has been steady since the United Sportsmen’s Company (USC) opened its Guttenberg storefront on May 15 selling handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammunition, magazines, optics, knives and accessories. 

“We specialize in custom made guns, scopes, reloading components, and ammunition. We also sell camouflage clothes and duck decoys,” said the Freeport, Ill., based business owner Brendan Walsh. “We buy estates, if somebody is retiring and selling all their guns and vintage collections.”

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Sep

Getting to know Guttenberg's new city manager


Millville area resident Denise Schneider will begin her duties as city manager of Guttenberg on Monday, Sept. 11. The Schneider family, from left, are Abi Jostand, Brody Schneider, Taylor, Lori and Phillip Ludovissy, Ron and Denise Schneider. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

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Susie Koss

Susie Koss, 56, of Discovery Bay, Calif., was called to heaven Aug. 28, 2017, at home with her husband by her side, after fighting cancer for nine years.

Surviving are her husband, Tim (4429 Clipper Dr., Discovery Bay, CA 94505); mother and father-in-law, Don and Elaine Koss of Garnavillo; a sister-in-law, Lori Koss of Elkader; two nieces and a nephew.

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Aug

Guttenbergers enjoy the Great American Eclipse


Allysa Sadewasser experienced the solar eclipse alongside her younger brothers and other youth at a park in Garnavillo. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg experienced almost 90 percent coverage of the sun during the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The partial eclipse began at 11:47 a.m. and reached its maximum at 1:12 p.m., ending at 2:35 p.m. Residents watched the event in a variety of ways, from live streams on the internet and pinhole cameras to gatherings with friends. 

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Aug

Plans shared for school design


The replacement of the 1903 building will be a single-story commons area with an outdoor patio and seating overlooking the gym. (Image submitted)

The new commons building structure will allow more space for safe loading and unloading of buses in front of the school. (Image submitted)

Inside, the commons area will connect the high school, elementary and gymnasium without any steps and will contain an elevator serving the gym, commons and second floor of the high school. (Image submitted)

By Molly Moser

Superintendent Shane Wahls presented an update on school facility projects to parents and students in both Guttenberg and Garnavillo on Tuesday, Aug. 22, in preparation for the start of the new school year. Voters approved an increase in the PPEL levy in February, but because the school district opted to lower levy amounts for its management and cash reserve funds, the tax actually decreased by one-third of a cent to $10.92.

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Aug

Sheriff's Office plans Labor Day traffic enforcement program

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau’s sTEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) project for this upcoming Labor Day weekend. 

Sheriff Michael Tschirgi would like to remind everyone to drive safely and be responsible this upcoming Labor Day weekend.

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Aug

Kimberly K. Althoff

Kimberly Kay (Johnson) Althoff of Dyersville changed her address to Heaven on Aug. 26, 2017. She died peacefully at Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital, in Rochester, Minn., with her loving family around her. She was 50 years old and was very bravely fighting her second bout with cancer, with other medical complications.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville. Visitation will continue Thursday from 9 – 10 a.m. at the funeral home prior to services.

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Norbert Dettman

Norbert Dettman, 95, of Luana died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon.

Funeral services were Monday Aug. 21, at St. John Lutheran Church, Luana, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial was at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Luana.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

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