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Helen M. Bolsinger

Helen Mae Bolsinger, 83, of Colesburg, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

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

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Patrick Cemetery, Colesburg.

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Opal Strohmeyer

Opal Anderegg Strohmeyer passed away on Dec. 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in Sun City, Ariz.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

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Shari A. Harbaugh

Shari Ann Harbaugh, 24, of Edgewood, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Guttenberg.

Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Shari shared her birthdate with her father, of Aug. 14, 1990, being born in Guttenberg to Jeff Harbaugh and Betty Belden.

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John C. Rathe, M.D.

John C. Rathe, M.D., 83, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at his residence in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the First Congregational Church, Moline, Ill.

Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg. A light lunch and reception to celebrate John's life will immediately follow at the Rathe home, 106 Abel Dr., until 4:00 p.m. 

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Edgewood woman dies in crash

Shari Harbaugh, 24, of Edgewood died following a single-vehicle crash in rural Clayton County west of Guttenberg on Sunday, Nov. 30.

According to a report from the  Iowa State Patrol, the crash is believed to have happened about 11:00 p.m. on Garber Road southeast of Lynx Avenue.

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City council acts on settlements, moves forward on cluster mailboxes

By Shelia Tomkins

    The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 1 passed the first reading of an ordinance requiring cluster mailboxes in the city, settled two long-standing lawsuits against the city, and heard a presentation from the county emergency management director.

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmenbers Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Dave Schlueter, and Jane Parker through the evening’s agenda. City Attorney Mike Schuster and City Manager Mary Willett were also on hand.

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Hines cousins travel to Dubai, U.A.E.


Sydney Hines, left, and her cousin Noelle visited the 163rd floor of the Burj Khalifa during their trip to Dubai in September. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Cousins Noelle Hines (17), and Sydney Hines (16), embarked on a 13-hour journey from Chicago, Ill., to Dubai in September. Noelle, who is the daughter of Michelle and Travis Geuder and John Hines, was making her second trip to the United Arab Emirates, where her Aunt Marcia and Uncle John O’Neill have lived for the last four years. Sydney, daughter of Cathy and Stan Hines, was leaving the U.S. for the first time. 

The girls stayed with the O’Neills for eight days, filling the time by indoor skiing and skydiving, going on a desert safari, and making their way to the top of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest manmade structure in the world. Khalifa Tower stands 2,722 feet at the top of its spire. It holds records for the most floors (163), the highest occupied floor at 1,198 feet, and the world’s highest and longest elevator installation. An observation deck on the 148th floor of the tower is the highest in the world at 1800 feet, and records are also held by individuals climbing the building and those parachuting from the top.

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High school students join Food and Fitness Initiative


CRHS Food and Fitness Initiative members Alyssa Hefel, left, and Alexis Schramel, demonstrate techniques for safely and efficiently cutting sweet potatoes and garlic. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Students at Clayton Ridge High School have formed a Food & Fitness group to help improve the health and wellness of their school and the community at large. Members of the small group will gain knowledge and skills in a variety of areas related to good nutrition, local food systems, and active living, plus processes involved in policy advocacy – and then will communicate their goals and aspirations as they educate fellow students, younger students, school staff, and community members about good nutrition, local food systems, and active living. 

At their first meeting in November, group members expressed interest in learning to cook healthy foods. So at last week's meeting, Foodcorps volunteer Katrina Underwood led students in preparing sweet potato fries. “Sweet potatoes are less starchy and more nutricious than regular potatoes,” Underwood told students. “And we’re going to bake them, which is healthier than frying them.” Students also practiced safely using kitchen knives.

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Join the Community Christmas Chorus for Christmas Eve service

Local vocalists are invited to join the Guttenberg Community Christmas Chorus for its annual presentation of sacred Christmas music this Christmas Eve at St. John's Lutheran Church., 203 Pearl Street, Guttenberg. 

Rehearsals will be on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 1:30 p.m. and again on Dec. 24, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s. 

The Chorus will perform on Christmas Eve at the 10:00 p.m. candlelight service at St. John’s.

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Holiday Train here Saturday, Dec. 6

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg will be among the stops of this year's Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, scheduled to arrive here on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. The train will stop at the Schiller Street crossing for a musical show on the east side of the railroad tracks.

The purpose of the Holiday Train is to bring holiday cheer and raise awareness for food pantries and shelves across Canada and the Midwest United States. The brightly decorated train glows with thousands of brilliant lights as it collects food and money to benefit those in need during the holiday season.  

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