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Memories of when Christmas came after Thanksgiving


Lois Goerdt was born in Guttenberg in 1935 and grew up during a time when all Christmas shopping was done locally and the tree wasn't trimmed until Christmas Eve. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Lifelong Guttenberg resident Lois Goerdt remembers a time when the tree wasn’t trimmed until Christmas Eve and all the Christmas gifts were purchased at local stores. 

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Earl Davis

Earl Davis, 81, of North Buena Vista, formerly of Hudson, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.

A memorial service and inurnment will be conducted at a later date.

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18
Nov

Julie Zittergruen

Julie Zittergruen, 60, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2-7 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  

Julie was born on Feb. 17, 1955, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Henry R. and Winifred (Carrier) Fassbinder.

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Adele M. Tujetsch

Adele Marie (Stoeffler) Tujetsch, 87, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in Dubuque.  

Visitation was before services at the church.

A memorial service was Tuesday, Nov. 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Katie Beth Herman

Katie Beth Herman, 84, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at her home in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 16, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg

Services were private.

Katie was born on June 18, 1931, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Frank and Verna (Hyde) Tomkins.

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V. Nadine Powers

V. Nadine (Clark) Powers was born on Nov. 18, 1924, in Aurora, to parents Clifford Clark and Evalyn (Spensley) Clark. She died on Nov. 11, 2015. 

Her cherished cousin, Ellen Spensley Johnson, and Ellen’s friend, Bec Knudtson, of Guttenberg, survive Nadine, as well as other cousins. 

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Nov

"Buddy and Beyond" dance party Sunday at Lakeside

Fans of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Everly Brothers, the Beatles and other music legends won't want to miss the "Buddy and Beyond" dance party on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The show and dance begin at 2 p.m. and will feature a walk down memory lane with music from the '50s and '60s.

Entertainer Johnny Rogers will headline the afternoon show with his portrayal of iconic entertainers from the golden era of rock and roll. Music from rock and roll legends along with music from "outlaw" legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

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18
Nov

Supervisors receive audit update

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Supervisors last Friday received an update on the annual county audit that is now underway. Neil Schraeder of Hacker, Nelson and Co., P.C., gave the update. He noted that work is progressing and added that he has received good cooperation from Special Deputy Auditor Loyce Dumke and the auditor’s staff.

Wed
18
Nov

Veterans Day Program honors local men and women


Front from left are veteran recipients of Quilts of Valor Robert Ferguson, Lorimer Olson, Forrest Thein, Chuck Siebrecht, John Meyer; second row, Allan Wright, Don Koss, Harlan Backhaus, Ronald Judkins, Sr.; third row, Larry Moser, Lanny Kuehl, Derek A. Moser, Sr.; fourth row, Roger Leonard, Michael Schmelzer, Isaac Franzen; fifth row, Randolph Gohde, Gerald Frye, Tammy Sylvester; last row, Dave Broxson, Gail Judkins Broxson, and Kenneth McClellan. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Clayton Ridge High School gymnasium overflowed with red, white, and blue on Veterans Day as community members, students, faculty, and families gathered to honor area vets. The 90-minute ceremony, led by Dennis Hanna, featured music by the German Band and members of the school band, and songs sung by faculty and retired faculty members. 

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Nov

CR athletes transition from Eagles to Hawkeyes in football, rowing


Janelle Burr, left, and Colten Rastetter, right, are enjoying college-level athletics at the University of Iowa. (Photos submitted)

By Molly Moser

Many talented athletes graduated from Clayton Ridge High School in 2015, and two classmates are now competing on the collegiate level at the University of Iowa. Colton Rastetter, son of Julie and Thor Rastetter of Guttenberg, has been a part of an undefeated season for the Hawkeye football team. Janelle Burr, daughter of Raynelle and James Burr of Guttenberg, joined the Iowa rowing team when she started school this fall. 

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