Guttenberg Press

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May

School board sets last day of school

The Clayton Ridge Community School Board of Directors met in special session on Wednesday, April 27. Members in attendance were John Heying, Alicia Helle, Mike Finnegan, Kathy Ihde, Christine Aulwes, Jason Reimer and Ellen Johnson.  Also in attendance were Shane Wahls, Andy Peterson, David Schlueter and Mary Seifert.

Board members named the last day of the 2015-16 school year as June 1 with a 2:30 p.m. dismissal and teacher in-service days held on June 2, 3 and 6.  

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04
May

Historic Preservation Commission welcomes youngest member


Logan Bries, son of Marty and Jane Bries of Guttenberg, has collected antiques since age nine. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

High school senior Logan Bries of Guttenberg recently became the newest – and youngest – member of local historic preservation commission. He keeps his own ever-evolving collection of antique objects and documents, and has a genuine desire to get involved in the community.

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04
May

Dustin Eglseder endowment continues to provide


“The investment is astounding,” said Dustin’s sister Amy Clefisch of his memorial endowment. This year, the payout benefited Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center’s after school art program for students in grades 4-12. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After Dustin Eglseder was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2007, his family, friends and the community at large came together to support the young man. Dustin's mother Rose, his father John and sister Amy Jo recalled that the love and support they received from everyone was astounding. They wondered, "How could we ever repay everyone for all their kindness? We felt like it was time to pay it forward."

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04
May

David L. Lechner

David L. Lechner, 48 of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2016, at Circle of Life Missions in Strawberry Point after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 7, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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04
May

Helen Hawkins

Helen Hawkins, 97, of Garnavillo, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. 

The family will receive friends from 9 - 10 a.m., Friday, May 6, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 6 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conduted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Inurnment will be in the Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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27
Apr

Douglas J. Nieland

Douglas J. "Doug" Nieland, husband of Anita Martin Nieland, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, Richmond, Ky., surrounded by his family.

A gathering of friends was held on Sunday, April 24, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, Richmond, Ky. He was honored in the tradition of the Broken Wand Ceremony by Ring No. 198.

Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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27
Apr

Carol A. Wilkinson

Carol  A. Wilkinson, 72, of Dubuque passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at home surrounded by her family.

Visitation was Saturday, April 23, at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque.

A celebration of life followed at the Moracco Supper Club.

Wed
27
Apr

Alzheimer's support group observes five-year anniversary

By Molly Moser

When Guttenberg resident Dave Poggenklass lost his mother to Alzheimer’s Disease, he knew he wanted to help others in a similar situation. He connected with Joan Eulberg, of Garnavillo, whose mother also had the disease. Five years ago the two took a course through the Alzheimer’s Association and became the leaders of a support group in Guttenberg.

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27
Apr

Clayton Ridge embraces change for 2016-17 year

Submitted by Shane Wahls

Superintendent/5-8 principal

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27
Apr

Couple discovers Guttenberg by boat, buys motel


Dave and Patty Schwarz are the new owners of the Guttenberg Motel. They happily greet guests from their freshly remodeled lobby, and are enjoying their new business. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The past six months have been a whirlwind for Patty and Dave Schwarz. On Oct. 26, they sold their Clinton moving company after 25 years in business. Two days later, they purchased the Guttenberg Motel. Both Patty and Dave were raised in Clinton and while it had always been their home, they were ready to make a change.

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