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Couple discovers Guttenberg by boat, buys motel


Dave and Patty Schwarz are the new owners of the Guttenberg Motel. They happily greet guests from their freshly remodeled lobby, and are enjoying their new business. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The past six months have been a whirlwind for Patty and Dave Schwarz. On Oct. 26, they sold their Clinton moving company after 25 years in business. Two days later, they purchased the Guttenberg Motel. Both Patty and Dave were raised in Clinton and while it had always been their home, they were ready to make a change.

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Apr

New cafe and market scheduled to open May 2


Matt and Beth Sadewasser are set to open their new business, Sodes Green Acre Country Market and Cafe, on Monday, May 2. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The highly anticipated opening of a new restaurant in Guttenberg is scheduled for Monday, May 2, when Sodes Green Acre Country Market and Café will begin offering a unique combination of locally produced goods from food and spirits to handmade gifts.

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20
Apr

Burnell M. Kahle

Burnell Martin Kahle, 69, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.

Visitation was Sunday, April 17, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, April 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester.

Burial was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.

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Apr

Patrick R. Walters

Patrick “Pat” R. Walters, 66, of Eau Claire, Wis. and formerly of Clearwater, Minn., died, Thursday, April 14, 2016, at The Classic at Hillcrest Greens Memory Care in Altoona, Wis.

A Memorial Service will take place at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 23, at Colfax Lutheran Church in Colfax, conducted by Pastor Leslie Walck. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Military Honors will be accorded following the service by American Legion Post 131 of Colfax at the church.

Sampson Funeral Home of Colfax is serving the family.

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Apr

Seanalee L. Bailey

Seanalee LaVonne "Gilligan" Bailey, 21, of Arlington, and formerly of Millville, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 52 near Millville.

Visitation was Saturday, April 16, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville and one hour before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Sunday, April 17, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, conducted by Pastor Arnold Flater of New Hope Lutheran Church in Farley.

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20
Apr

Roy E. Johnston Jr.

Roy E. Johnston Jr., 89, of Oelwein, died Monday, April 11, 2016, at his home.

Visitation was Thursday, April 14, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

Funeral services were Friday, April 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, conducted by Rev. Paul C. McManus and Deacon Jim Patera.

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Apr

Gloria L. Dettmann

Gloria Lavonne Dettmann, 91, of Garnavillo, passed away April 9, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center after a long illness.

Visitation was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on April 15, with the funeral service following, conducted by Pastor Gary Hatcher.

Burial was at the Garnavillo Cemetery.

Gloria was born in Highland Township in Elkader to Russell Livingston and Vergie (Wilson) Livingston on Sept. 20, 1925. 

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20
Apr

City-wide garage sales May 6-7...Get a free cupcake when you advertise your garage sale

The Guttenberg spring city-wide garage sales will be held Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7.

Plan now to advertise your sale in the May 4 issue of The Guttenberg Press. All ads will appear grouped together, and will also appear in The Trader (23,000 circulation) as well as on The Press website: www.guttenbergpress.com.

Maps with listings are not being offered. Everything you need to know about the sales, including addresses and listings of items, will be in The Guttenberg Press and The Trader.

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20
Apr

School board restructures campuses; early-outs moved to Fridays

Following an April 14 work session to hear facility assessment costs from ICAT (Iowa Construction Advocacy Team) and Estes Construction, the Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors opened a public budget hearing and school calendar hearing. 

Business manager Dave Schlueter presented the proposed 2016-17 certified district budget with total expenditures of $11,371,447. Tax rates were as follows: general fund - $3,006,949, management fund - $125,000, voted physical plant and equipment - $212,095, and regular physical plant and equipment - $104,465.  The total taxable valuation is $305,271,721 and the tax levy rate is $11.22/per $1,000 taxable valuation.

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20
Apr

Panel to discuss mortality issues


Pastor Penny Hansel, who has served at United Methodist churches in Collins, Loring, McGregor and Guttenberg and has had many encounters with hospice, will join the panel discussion April 26. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A free panel discussion on the bestseller Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Happens in the End by Atul Gawande will be held on Tuesday, April 26, at Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living in Guttenberg. Dr. Andrew Smith, Pastor Penny Hansel, Nancy Heitman, RN, BSN, and Julie Fagner of Crossing Rivers Hospice will sit on the panel with Mayor Russ Loven moderating.

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