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08
Jul

Free concert and percussion workshop on July 14


In addition to the New Orleans salute, Songs of Hope will present a wide variety of songs from all the countries of all the performers on stage. Their songs will range from U.S. rock ‘n roll to Turkish pop to Vietnamese and Bulgarian traditional songs. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Songs of Hope, a six-week, overnight performing arts summer camp in Saint Paul, Minn., for youth 10 years and older from around the world, returns to Guttenberg next week during their annual post-camp musical tour. 

Wed
01
Jul

Stars and Stripes Celebration July 3

By Molly Moser

Stars and Stripes Celebration organizers have planned a full day of entertainment for this Friday, July 3. Community members and visitors can expect a parade, fireworks, food, and children’s games. 

Community members and business owners are also encouraged to decorate their windows with red, white, and blue, contributing to the spirit of the Stars and Stripes Celebration, and to purchase honor ribbons for their loved ones lost and veterans of all wars. 

Wed
01
Jul

County clock tower gets a facelift


The east clock face, above, after installation of new replicated clock hands by Rory Demesy of Mechanical Watch Supply in Minneapolis, Minn. The hands are gold leafed redwood, salvaged from a 125-year-old structure. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The wooden clock tower that chimes above the Clayton County Courthouse is undergoing a complex restoration organizers hope will be complete by 2017. In April, Clayton County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) applied for a second Historic Resource Development Project (HRDP) grant which, if received, will provide funding for beginning phase two of the clock tower repair scheduled for this summer.

Wed
01
Jul

Webster and Merrick to be honored in parade


Neil Webster entered the Air Corps a private and retired from the United States Air Force a 2nd Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Neil Webster, 94, of Guttenberg, was selected by the Stars and Stripes committee as this year’s Super Senior. Neil will be featured in the Stars and Stripes parade, which begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3. 

Wed
01
Jul

Lyle L. Moser

Lyle LaVerne Moser, 65, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Visitation was before services at the church.

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

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
24
Jun

Rita R. McBeain

Rita Rae Lodge McBeain, 82, of Clarksville, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksville.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 17, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville, and one hour before services at the church. 

Funeral services were Thursday, June 18, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarksville. conducted by Pastor Linda Myren.

Wed
24
Jun

Mary Jane Eulberg

Mary Jane Eulberg, age 87, of Anamosa, formerly of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa.

Visitation was one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
24
Jun

City receives two major grants for River Park Drive water project

The City of Guttenberg was recently awarded two grants totalling $300,000 for the replacement of water mains along North River Park Drive. Total estimated project cost is $380,000.

  The City was awarded a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant was made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a contingency fund. 

Wed
24
Jun

Storm hits Clayton County


Storm flips semi This semi truck was flipped on its side by strong winds that accompanied a thunderstorm that passed through Clayton County on Monday morning, June 22. The driver reported that he had pulled onto the shoulder of Highway 52 just north of Millville to ride out the storm when it lifted the vehicle into the air and flipped it on its side.The driver was taken to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and treated for what was believed to be minor injuries. More storm photos appear inside and on The Guttenberg Press Facebook page. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by high winds roared across Clayton County Monday morning, June 22. The Clayton County Dispatch Office reported its first call at 7:49 a.m. indicating flash flooding between Effigy Mounds and Marquette.  By 8:09 a.m. weather spotters were out in the northern portion of the county.

Wed
24
Jun

Friday, July 3 Stars and Stripes events

By Molly Moser

The official schedule of events has been released for GD&T's annual Stars and Stripes Celebration to be held Friday, July 3.

The first event that Friday is the Interact 5K run/walk, with registration at 8:00 a.m. in the north gazebo near the veteran's memorial. Proceeds will be matched by the Guttenberg Rotary Club and will be used to purchase a shelter box for those in need. 

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