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Beginner yoga wellness retreat

A free beginner yoga wellness retreat will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the top floor auditorium of the Guttenberg Municipal Building. The event is open to women and men of all ages.

Caroline Rosacker will lead a very basic, simple 30-minute yoga class, followed by an inspirational talk by speaker Kelly Roth. Her topic will be "Tapping into Your Natural Energy to Transform Your Life."

Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel, their own water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing.

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Feb

RARE raptor presentation Feb. 13


Raptors like this juvenile bald eagle have many obstacles to overcome in today's world. The RARE Group serves eastern Iowa and western Illinois, offering a place for injured raptors to go for treatment and educating the public. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

As cabin fever starts to set in during late winter months, residents and visitors to Guttenberg can look forward to a day of cold-weather fun planned for Saturday, Feb. 13. Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce has planned a chili cook-off, ice carving, and more for its annual Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day. Whether spotted fishing on the icy Mississippi or puffing their feathers inside, winged guests are sure to be the highlight of the day.

Wed
10
Feb

City council moves forward on proposed water rate increase

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 1 took the first step in raising water and sewer rates, acted on recommendations from city boards and heard questions about the new downtown parking area.

Wed
10
Feb

Continuing coverage of proposed mining rezoning


Areas of land along Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway, are being considered for rezoning to heavy industrial for use by Pattison Sand Company. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Discussion of frac sand mining in Clayton County began again with a meeting of over 60 area stakeholders on Dec. 8 and continues with the beginning of study committee meetings to review and discuss the possible impact of rezoning 726 acres of land from agricultural to heavy industrial for the purpose of underground mining, processing, storing and shipment of silica sand and its byproducts. County supervisors recently approved a request from Janet Ott, county health and zoning administrator, to apply for a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to set up the committee.

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03
Feb

Blanche M. Kruse

Blanche Mae (Borrett) Oldham Kruse, 109, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment will be at Brown Cemetery, Colesburg.

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Feb

Lela "June" Horstman

Lela "June" Horstman (nee Nelson) passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 28, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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03
Feb

Mary Corrine Hansel

Mary Corrine Hansel, 92, of Elkport, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 28, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Edgewood, conducted by Rev. John Haugen and Rev. Richard Gaul.

Interment was in Hansel Cemetery, rural Garber.

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Feb

Terry L. Green

Terril “Terry” Lee Green, 67, of Guttenberg, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Saturday, Jan. 30, Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. A dinner followed at The Stadium Bar and Grill in Guttenberg.

Terry was born on March 5, 1948, in Cherokee, the son of Burl and Coleen (Rowland) Green.

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03
Feb

Planning begins for Rock 'n' Roll on the River


From left, Dick Cole, Emily Moser and Al Huntzinger review this year's entertainment lineup for the Rock 'n' Roll on the River show April 9 at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins 

Planning is underway for the Rock 'n' Roll on the River show to be held Saturday, April 9, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg.

The event is sponsored by the MidAmerica Music Association (MAMA)  in cooperation with the River Park Cruisers, Lakeside Ballroom and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

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03
Feb

Eagle Watch & Cabin Fever Day

Learn about America's national bird at the Marina Visitor Center in Guttenberg on Saturday, Feb. 13. An ice carving demonstration by carver Matt Meadows will take place starting at 11a.m. Stay warm inside the Marina Center, located at 715 S. River Park Drive, and watch as a block of ice is transformed into an eagle!

Warm up with the chili cook-off from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Taste a variety of chili, vote for your favorite, and enjoy hot chocolate and treats. Due to overwhelming response to last year’s call for entries, the 2016 cook-off will accept the first eight entries. Individuals may contact Emily Moser at 563-252-2323 to enter the cook-off. Deadline to enter is Feb. 10.

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