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Kim R. Newmister

Kim R. Newmister, 58, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home with the family she loved on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. 

A celebration of life was held Thursday, Feb. 5, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Inurnment was private.

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Judy L. Kay

Judy L. (Nugent) Kay, 68, of Atlantic, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2105, at her residence in Atlantic.

Visitation was Friday, Feb. 6, at Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 7, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Atlantic, conducted by Pastor Holly Smith. 

Private internment of ashes will be at the Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic.

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Jerome L. Troester

Jerome “Jerry” Lynn Troester, 68, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 4, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
04
Feb

Entries sought for Guttenberg talent show set for March 8

For the past four years Guttenberg Development and Tourism has paired with G&G Living Centers to showcase young stars with its annual talent showcase. 

 

This year is no exception as the aspiring stars of all ages will step into the spotlight on Sunday, March 8, when they take the stage at the Guttenberg municipal buildling, third floor, starting at 2:00 p.m.  

 

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04
Feb

Artists sought for Guttenberg show

The "Iowa Artists" is an organization of artists throughout the state, and it is divided into regions.  Clayton county is in Region III and there are five more counties.  On April 11, Region III will hold a juried art show in Guttenbeg at the Municipal Building at 502 South First Street.

Members are to bring their original art at 9:00 a.m. for registration.  Each artist may submit three pieces of original art that has been created in the last two years.  Both two and three dimensional art is allowed.  Assistance will be given while unloading. 

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04
Feb

Vote to support local non-profits


Jessica Bittner bonds with son Cole at Start Art, an introduction to art program for children ages three to five held at the Creativity Center. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., has selected participants for its 2015 Community Aces Challenge, a social media contest that awards participating nonprofits a slice of $50,000. Two first-place grants of $15,000 each and two second-place grants of $10,000 each will be awarded following a voting phase that began on Feb. 1 and continues through March 20.

Wed
04
Feb

Safe routes to school program receives state funding


Iowa bus laws limit ride time to 60 minutes for elementary students and 75 minutes for high schoolers. In the Clayton Ridge school district, this also includes shuttling students between Guttenberg and Garnavillo. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 1969 42% of students in the U.S. walked or bicycled to school each day. By 2009, that group of students had shrunk to 15%. In the Clayton Ridge School district, principals Shane Wahls and Kris Einck estimate, respectively, that four students regularly walk to and from school in Garnavillo and less than a dozen high school students do so.

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04
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Jeanette M. Berns

Our mother, Jeanette M. Berns of Guttenberg, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. Mom had physical ailments over the years, but at 95 she passed away very peacefully.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10:00 a.m. with services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Guttenberg.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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Ruben Schnurstein

Ruben Schnurstein, 98, of Ionia passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Manor Care in Waterloo.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 30, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. John United Church of Christ, Siegel, conducted by Pastor Eugene Walther.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Lyle Morarend

Lyle Morarend, 90, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Lyle was born the son of Arno and Clara (Friedlein) Morarend, June 3, 1924, near Osterdock.

Lyle received his education locally, served his country in the United States Army during WWII and worked for the Wright Trees Service and Meuser Lumber Co. for many years.  Lyle enjoyed fishing and spending winters in Texas.

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