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11
May

Experts comment on airborne crystalline silica


Over 60 people attended last week’s meeting on air quality and the impact of silica sand on human health and the environment. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

There was standing room only at the April 28 meeting of the frac sand mining impact study group, where special guests Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy and David Osterberg of the University of Iowa presented findings on the effects of silica sand on air quality. Many Guttenberg residents attended the meeting, held in Elkader, alongside landowners and neighbors of the potential future underground mines.

Wed
11
May

Guttenberg author completes novel


Former Guttenberg resident Mary Mueller is the author of a new fantasy adventure book called The Secret of Berry House, available in hardcover, paperback and e-book. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Imagine being five years old, and suddenly your mother disappears one evening after supper. She went upstairs to check on a strange noise in the house, and she never came back.

As if that isn't frightening enough, for the next five years of your young life, you are left in the care of a wicked old housekeeper and her nasty, troublemaking cat. During this time, your once-loving father slips into depression, losing himself in his work.

Wed
04
May

Reservations due May 29 for St. Mary/IC alumni banquet

St. Mary/ Immaculate Conception alumni committee invites all those who attended St. Mary High School and St. Mary Immaculate Conception Grade School to the annual alumni banquet on  Saturday,  June 4,  at St. Mary’s Brinkmann Hall in Guttenberg.

The Heritage Room  opens at 4 p.m.  Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m., and a social hour and dinner will follow Mass in Brinkman Hall.  Dinner tickets are $10.  

Wed
04
May

School board sets last day of school

The Clayton Ridge Community School Board of Directors met in special session on Wednesday, April 27. Members in attendance were John Heying, Alicia Helle, Mike Finnegan, Kathy Ihde, Christine Aulwes, Jason Reimer and Ellen Johnson.  Also in attendance were Shane Wahls, Andy Peterson, David Schlueter and Mary Seifert.

Board members named the last day of the 2015-16 school year as June 1 with a 2:30 p.m. dismissal and teacher in-service days held on June 2, 3 and 6.  

Wed
04
May

Historic Preservation Commission welcomes youngest member


Logan Bries, son of Marty and Jane Bries of Guttenberg, has collected antiques since age nine. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

High school senior Logan Bries of Guttenberg recently became the newest – and youngest – member of local historic preservation commission. He keeps his own ever-evolving collection of antique objects and documents, and has a genuine desire to get involved in the community.

Wed
04
May

Dustin Eglseder endowment continues to provide


“The investment is astounding,” said Dustin’s sister Amy Clefisch of his memorial endowment. This year, the payout benefited Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center’s after school art program for students in grades 4-12. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After Dustin Eglseder was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2007, his family, friends and the community at large came together to support the young man. Dustin's mother Rose, his father John and sister Amy Jo recalled that the love and support they received from everyone was astounding. They wondered, "How could we ever repay everyone for all their kindness? We felt like it was time to pay it forward."

Wed
04
May

David L. Lechner

David L. Lechner, 48 of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2016, at Circle of Life Missions in Strawberry Point after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 7, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Wed
04
May

Helen Hawkins

Helen Hawkins, 97, of Garnavillo, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. 

The family will receive friends from 9 - 10 a.m., Friday, May 6, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 6 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conduted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Inurnment will be in the Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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27
Apr

Douglas J. Nieland

Douglas J. "Doug" Nieland, husband of Anita Martin Nieland, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, Richmond, Ky., surrounded by his family.

A gathering of friends was held on Sunday, April 24, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, Ky. He was honored in the tradition of the Broken Wand Ceremony by Ring No. 198.

Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Wed
27
Apr

Carol A. Wilkinson

Carol  A. Wilkinson, 72, of Dubuque passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at home surrounded by her family.

Visitation was Saturday, April 23, at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque.

A celebration of life followed at the Moracco Supper Club.

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