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Four Guttenberg men charged in mobile meth lab operation

Four Guttenberg men were arrested and a portion of Highway 136 between New Vienna and Dyersville was temporarily closed on Wednesday, June 10, following the discovery of a mobile meth lab in their vehicle.

A traffic stop was initiated by a Dyersville Police Department officer who identified Jason Schroeder driving a vehicle at approximately 5:37 p.m. The officer confirmed with dispatch that there was a valid warrant for Schroeder for possession of methamphetamine and then followed the vehicle north on Highway 136 from city limits until back-up officers arrived.  

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Planning for Stars & Stripes on Friday, July 3

By Molly Moser

Planning continues for the annual Stars and Stripes celebration in Guttenberg, scheduled for Friday, July 3. 

The first event that Friday begins at 8:00 a.m. Clayton Ridge Interact students, sponsored by the Guttenberg Rotary Club, will start collecting registrations for their first ever 5K run/walk in the north gazebo near the veteran's memorial. Proceeds will be used to purchase a shelter box for those in need. 

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New amenity with PnP Cart Rentals


Patty and Paul Wachendorf are Guttenberg natives who returned to the area in 2014 and have started PnP Cart Rentals, providing access to the city of Guttenberg to campers, boaters, and locals alike. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When the Guttenberg city council passed a new ordinance allowing golf carts to be driven on city streets, Paul and Patty Wachendorf saw an opportunity and seized it. 

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Guttenberg commercial to highlight local attractions


An opportunity to participate in affordable TV advertising is on the table for Guttenberg organizations. Clockwise from left are Molly Moser, Emily Moser, Dave Brown, Jon Scherbring, Amy Ries and presenter Shannon Murphy with OnMedia Precision TV Advertising. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa is flat, a never-ending field of corn (or is it potatoes?) where all the people live on farms and wear flannel. As Iowans, we know statements like this are often made and only sometimes true – but what do we believe about our native state? Are we aware of all the entertainment and cultural opportunities in our own back yards?

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Chicken dinner and dance at Plagman Barn this Sunday

Enjoy a Sunday chicken dinner  and country barn dance this Sunday, June 14, at Plagman Barn, located on County Road C7X two miles east of Garber or 10 miles west of Guttenberg.

The annual June event features  a homemade chicken dinner, dessert and beverages. Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. until all are served. 

Music by Keepin' It Country will be featured from 12:30-4:00 p.m. in the barn. 

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City awarded two major grants

By Shelia Tomkins

At the Guttenberg city council regular monthly meeting on June 1, City Manager Mary Willett announced that the city is the recipient of $300,000 in grants for water improvements. The funds came from a $150,000 USDA grant and a $150,000 grant from Iowa Economic Development to help fund the city's $380,000 water improvement project. Funding sources are being pursued for the remaining funds, and requests for proposals from engineering firms are being sought.

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New website illustrates county limestone structures


The Friedlein-Dickson building at 310 North 3rd Street is one of many stone structures in Guttenberg that are featured on the new website. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A new website highlighting the stone structures of Clayton County rolled out last month thanks to years of work by members of the Clayton County Historic Preservation Commission. The eight-member group, with help from over a dozen volunteers from the area, drove every single road in the county to look for rock structures of any kind – be they culverts, bridges, outbuildings, houses, commercial buildings, structures in parks, or even ruins. 

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Guttenberg bone marrow drives yield new match


Twins Lukas (left) and Oliver Larsson are the sons of Dena (Boardman) Larsson, a Guttenberg native who now makes her home in Colorado. The Larsson family continues to search for a bone marrow match for Lukas, who was diagnosed with a rare blood disease at age 16. (Photo Submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Larsson family of Castle Pines North, Colo., has been searching internationally for a bone marrow match for their son, Lukas, for nearly two years. In that time, and with the help of dedicated family and friends, they’ve held dozens of marrow donor drives. “There are thousands of people worldwide who are waiting for their donors… Every time we have a drive, I think, ‘I hope we saved a life,’” mom Dena Larsson told The Press in November of 2013.

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Beverly A. Davis

Beverly A. Davis, 78, of North Buena Vista, and formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Visitation was Friday, June 5, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.

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

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Mary A. Bockenstedt

Mary Ann Bockenstedt, 87, of Osterdock, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, June 2, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 3, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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