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Nov

Honoring vets crosses party lines


Area veterans gathered before a large flag and clapped in time as their fellow service members were each honored by the band playing Salute to America's Finest. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

While unrest continued across the country following the 2016 presidential election, students and community members of varying beliefs gathered in the Clayton Ridge school gymnasium to celebrate and honor veterans of the United States military. People stood as one, the band played as one, and hands found hearts while flags passed. 

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16
Nov

Kwik Star to hold grand opening on Hwy 52, Nov. 17


A shiny new Kwik Star opened in Guttenberg on Thursday, Nov. 10. A grand opening with ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9-11 a.m. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg residents have watched with excitement as the former site of Guttenberg Industries has been transformed into a new gas station and convenience store over the past several months. Kwik Star will hold its grand opening in Guttenberg on Thursday, Nov. 17, after officially opening on Nov. 10. An open house on Nov. 17 will begin at 9 a.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and the presentation of donations to at least two local organizations. The store will offer three weeks of grand opening specials, including free coffee, discounts on hot food and other commodities. 

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09
Nov

Karen B. Ullerich

Karen Bernice Ullerich, 83, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Private family services will be at a later date. 

Karen was born on Jan. 21, 1933, in rural Dorchester, the daughter of Henry and Marguerite (Blake) Larson Sr. 

Wed
09
Nov

Craig R. "Lucky" Mueller

He gained his nickname through his friends who said, "He brought luck to them to have him around."

Craig was born Dec. 29, 1947, in McGregor. He grew up in Garnavillo and graduated from Garnavillo High School. He was active in sports, lettering in basketball and baseball. He belonged to FFA, showing alongside his brothers with his Brown Swiss cattle and winning many ribbons and bells. He was raised and worked hard alongside his brothers and sisters on the family dairy farm. After high school he attended Upper Iowa.

Wed
09
Nov

Photos, information sought on park grotto


Research is underway into the history of this grotto located in the park in downtown Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

Submitted by

Lee Johnston, Chairman

Guttenberg Historic 

Preservation Commission

Wed
09
Nov

Local veterans honored in D.C.


Navy veteran Glenn Berns and his daughter, Cheri Werges, of Garnavillo traveled to Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight in October. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Garnavillo veteran Glenn Berns, 75, and Guttenberg veteran Floyd Westhoff, 82, traveled to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 18 as members of the Honor Flight. The nonprofit, which has 127 hubs in 41 states, is dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure by allowing them to visit, for free, their memorials in Washington, D.C.

Wed
09
Nov

Community comes together for John Kephart family


A women’s self defense class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Guttenberg Karate Club to benefit the Kephart family after the loss of husband and father, John. Front from left are John’s daughter Kirisa, 15, middle row, daughter Samantha, 21, son Anthony, 11, and wife Amy; back row, daughters Crystal, 18, and Rachael, 27, with John. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

“'How can we help?' should be our first thought when tragedy strikes one of our own. We can't change what has happened, but we can reach out so the family knows we care, and that they are not alone in their pain,” said Guttenberg Karate Club owner and instructor Nancy Trowbridge. 

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09
Nov

Veterans Day program is Nov. 11 at CR school gymnasium

By Shelia Tomkins

The public is invited to honor military veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Ridge High School gym in Guttenberg.

The program will open with a color guard  made up of members of the local American Legion, Amvets and VFW posts. Clay-Gar American Legion Post of Garnavillo will present a POW/MIA ceremony. The pledge of allegiance will be led by the first place state winner of the fifth grade essay contest.

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02
Nov

Hattie E. Appleton

Hattie Eva Appleton, 103, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at her home.

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 28, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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02
Nov

Joann A. Hoth

Joann Alice Hoth, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 24, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center, conducted by Rev. Bruce Hanson.

Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

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