Guttenberg Press

Wed
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Oct

Pearl Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, to mark 120 years


Members of Pearl Chapter, O.E.S., celebrated their centennial year in 1993 with a float entry in Guttenberg's annual summer parade. (Photo submitted)

 

Pearl Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, of Guttenberg will mark its 120th anniversary with a program on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Masonic Temple in Guttenberg.

Following are highlights from the chapter's history, accomplishments and current activities.

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Submitted by Joan Walke

Wed
09
Oct

Homecoming royalty

 

King Dylan Preston and Queen Katie Fassbinder reigned at Clayton Ridge High School Homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 4. The Eagles varsity football evening capped the day with a 35-0 victory over the Bellevue Comets. For more Homecoming photos, visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook. (Press photo by  Bruce Thein)

Wed
09
Oct

Nelson - Clinton families support school's music program


Create Control returns for their sixth performance at the Celebration of Life. The band has donated their time and traveled from the Twin Cities each year since the event was started. (Photo submitted)

 

By Molly Moser

The sixth annual Scott Nelson and Michael Clinton Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The event is organized by the Nelson and Clinton families to commemorate the lives of two young men. In January of 2008, Scott Nelson passed away unexpectedly at age 42. In June of that same year, the family suffered another tragic loss – that of Scott’s nephew, 22-year-old Michael Clinton.

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09
Oct

Donna M. Sadewasser

 

Donna Mae (Barnhart) Sadewasser, 83, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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09
Oct

Fern Pfafflin Rathe

 

Fern Pfafflin Rathe, 83, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the First Congregational Church, Moline, Ill.

Burial will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

A light lunch and reception to celebrate Fern's life will immediately follow at the Rathe home, 106 Abel Dr., Guttenberg, until 4:00 p.m.

Wed
02
Oct

Lee M. Smith

 

Lee Michael Smith, 21, of Garnavillo, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Visitation was Monday, Sept. 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Garnavillo.

Wed
02
Oct

Clayton Ridge JV/Varsity football team

 

Front row from left, Dylan Preston, Kohle Helle, Coach Scott Kelly, Coach Barry Armstrong, Head Coach Nick Breuer, Coach Roger Bockenstedt, Coach Dustin White, Kris Ihde and Ryan Moser; second row, Luke Kann, Colten Rastetter, Zeke Andregg, Joe Kann, Colten Connelly, Matt Hansel, Alex Meyer, Jacob Kahle and Trey Roehlk; third row, Jace Moore, Jake Jensen, Thomas Meyer, Jonathan Klaes, Mason Palmer, Alex Simon, Dominick Knudtson, Jared Gerner and Michael Anderson; fourth row, Manager Taylor Schaefers, Joe Bebber, Cody Campbell, Breyer Witham, Sawyer Schmelzer, Robby Sweers, Colin Krapfl, Andrew Burgin and Gage Durnan; back row, Manager Spencer Helle, Austin Manders, Matt Scherf, Cody Simons, Jordan Perry, Matt Klaes, Andrew Houser, Matt Anderson and Cody Wilker. (Photo by Kari Harbaugh)

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02
Oct

Equitability is the goal of Clayton County Assessor's office


Clayton County Assessor Andy Loan, left, works closely with Deputy Assessor Darren Matthew. Not pictured are Linda Werger, office manager/GIS; Jill Bries, deeds clerk; and Kim Vorwald, computer clerk. The office can be reached by phone at 245-2533, or email at aloan@claytoncountyia.gov. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

“We want to work with property owners, not against them. Our goal is to make assessments fair and equitable,” says Clayton County Assessor Andy Loan. As the county assessor, he is tasked with the responsibility of assessing approximately 29,000 parcels of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural property in Clayton County every other year, and the ongoing fieldwork that requires.

Wed
02
Oct

Nationwide Manufacturing Day Area manufacturers seek to educate the community


Mobile Track Solutions and Caterpillar of Elkader will host a joint open-house event on Friday, Oct. 4, in honor of Manufacturing Day. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Remember that infamous scene from the 1950s hit I Love Lucy, where Lucy and Ethel get jobs on a chocolate assembly line? The line starts running faster and faster, and the girls frantically stuff chocolates in any available pocket (mouths included) to keep up. This outdated assembly line scene is just one of many misperceptions Manufacturing Day seeks to dispel.

Wed
02
Oct

Painting in the sky

 

Guttenberg's water tower is undergoing maintenance work that includes exterior and interior painting and cleaning. Above, a crew from Utility Service Co. was on the scene Sept. 26  applying lettering atop a fresh coat of bright white paint. Other work includes the installation of a water circulator in the 150,000-gallon tank to improve water quality and prevent ice from forming inside the tank. The city recently entered into a 10-year $135,000 tower maintenance contract with USC that will help extend the life of the tower, built in 1986. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Roth)

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