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Peterson plans Eagle Scout project on Big Springs trail


Logan Peterson, son of Candi and Erikk Peterson, is the first in his family to progress to the rank of Life in Boy Scouts. He hopes to become an Eagle Scout with a trail project at Big Springs Nature Park this summer. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Logan Peterson doesn’t remember life before Boy Scouts. He started as a kindergartener, and at 17 is pursuing the highest rank: Eagle Scout.

Wed
13
Jul

John L. Kruse

John L. Kruse, 62, of Garber, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016. 

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, July 8, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel.

Interment will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

Wed
13
Jul

Robert K. Liechty

Robert Koebel Liechty, 95, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 14, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel.

Interment will be at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
13
Jul

A family legacy of giving back

Eight-year-old Mary Ellen Bridges of Lincolnton, N.C., recently visited the Guttenberg Public Library to deliver a gift from the heart — a group of children's books given in memory of her grandfather and great-grandparents.

Mary Ellen's ties to the Guttenberg community and the library go back several generations. She is the daughter of Shannon Rome Bridges and Steven Bridges, and the granddaughter of Jean Rome and the late Roy Rome, a Guttenberg native. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Elmer and Mary Ellen Rome, former Guttenberg residents.

Wed
13
Jul

Committee hears comments on mine expansion recommendations

 By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

A study committee that’s been looking at a zoning request that could expand mining activities in Clayton County presented a draft report of their recommendations Thursday night, July 7, at a public meeting in Elkader. 

Wed
13
Jul

Orphan Train stories to be told July 21


Colleen Krantz, who directed and co-produced the award-winning documentary West by Orphan Train, will share the film and answer questions about her research on July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Guttenberg Municipal Building. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Unbelievable yet true, there was a time in America’s not-so-distant past when hundreds of thousands of orphans were loaded onto trains and sent west ‘for picking.’ An overwhelming majority of these orphans ended up in the Midwest: Amanda and Ida May Fahr were chosen in Elkport, Henry Begley in Holy Cross, William Bender and Adelaide Irvan in New Vienna, Victor Hempstead in McGregor, a dozen more in Dyersville – and that’s just a start. 

Wed
13
Jul

Pool committee resumes meetings with new vigor


The Guttenberg pool continues to be a favorite spot for swimmers young and old in spite of its shortcomings — but the decades-old vessel is in need of serious upgrades. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg pool committee resumed meeting after a year-and-a-half hiatus on June 30 in the city council chambers. Members Al Ullerich, MJ Smith, Deb Moser and Molly Moser were in attendance, with Russ Loven opening the meeting by bringing the group up to date. Not present were committee members John Barron, Bec Knudtson, Mary Streich and Jane Parker.

Wed
06
Jul

Combat Veterans third annual ride this weekend


The Combat Veterans Chapter 39-3 gathered on June 25 in remembrance of Jim "Burley" Hansel of Guttenberg, who died in an accident earlier that day. Members were at this Memorial with Jim the day before he died. Hansel served as a door gunner on a helicopter in Vietnam. "Some of us  went back Saturday and toasted our fallen comrade," said Ed VanLennep. (Photo submitted)

The third annual Combat Veterans  Motorcycle Association benefit ride is set for July 8-9 and includes a weekend of camping in Elkport and a Saturday ride that includes stops at Moxie's and the Dam Bar in Guttenberg.

The two-day event features music, vendors, fireworks, games, food, prizes and more. Registration is from 5-9 p.m. Friday and 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Elkport Campground.  

Wed
06
Jul

City council takes no action following closed session

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council went into closed session at the end of a special city council meeting on June 27, citing the portion of Iowa code that allows for a closed session "when discussing strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent." The council took no action when returning to open session. 

Wed
06
Jul

Hearing on hazard mitigation plan


While the river may be Guttenberg's most beautiful feature, it's also our most dangerous. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

An updated Clayton County multi-jurisdictional multi-hazard mitigation plan is now available for public review and comment. Council members, city clerks, and mayors of cities within the county joined forces with the Clayton County Emergency Management Commission and Central, Clayton Ridge and MFL Mar-Mac school districts to draft the plan, which documents the county-wide hazard mitigation planning process and identifies relevant hazards, vulnerabilities and strategies the participating jurisdictions will use to decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency and sustainability.

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