Guttenberg Press

Wed
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)

Wed
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)

Wed
25
Sep

Harold L. Mueller

 

Harold Lloyd Mueller, 90, of Garnavillo passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center from complications following surgery.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Wayne Ellingson. Inurnment was at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery. 

Wed
25
Sep

Plagman Barn Show Days

 

Visitors to Plagman Barn Show Days this past weekend saw many exhibits and demonstrations from farm life in an earlier era. Above, a restored 1912 steam engine made an impressive sight. For more photos, see inside or visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

Wed
25
Sep

You Be the Judge beer and winemaking contest winners


Germanfest visitors tasted entries from commercial wineries and breweries, as well as offerings from amateur vintners and brewers. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

 

More than 150 Germanfest guests sampled blueberry rhubarb wine and Scottish Ale in a “peoples choice” competition that featured 23 local amateurs with five commercial wineries as well as Potosi Brewery. 

Guttenberg’s own PromiseLand Winery took first place in the commercial wine division with their new release of Cabin Fever. Second went to Eagles Landing Winery for Campfire Hootch. 

Wed
25
Sep

Guttenberg celebrates its German heritage

 

Live music, great food, brew, contests and more attracted a large crowd to  the 23rd annual Germanfest in downtown Guttenberg on Sept. 20-21. The Silbertaler Trio, from left, Tim Fees, Roland Peterman and Dr. Fred Isaak, were among the entertainers.  For more photos, see an inside page or visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

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