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16
Oct

Soccer season winds to a close

 

In the last soccer game of the year played in Guttenberg on Saturday morning, Oct. 12, Joshua Stade kicks the ball off his knee, looking to score the goal. (Press photo by Bruce Thein)

Wed
16
Oct

Autumn angler

 

Under a blue October sky, a Sunday fisherman casts a line in the Mississippi River at Guttenberg. Cooler temperatures and shorter days are summoning brilliant fall colors to the Wisconsin and Iowa bluffs in Northeast Iowa. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

Wed
16
Oct

Dr. Raul Ruiz reflects on life in Paraguay and Guttenberg


Dr. Raul Ruiz began working to support his family in Paraguay at age 10, and went on to serve the Guttenberg area as a surgeon for 14 years. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Dr. Raul Ruiz served as Guttenberg’s surgeon for 14 years, from 1992 through 2006. He now resides in Waterloo with his wife, Mari, but has fond memories of time spent with the doctors of Guttenberg and their families. 

For over a decade prior to relocating to Guttenberg, Ruiz lived and worked in Eldora. Tim Wick, who was CEO of the hospital at that time, sent Dr. Ruiz a postcard with a picture of Guttenberg. “I decided to come because I wanted to do only surgery. The doctors were very nice, that was also part of the decision,” said Ruiz. 

Wed
16
Oct

Redecorated library to host open house Saturday


Library patrons are already enjoying the updated look. Suspense mounts as the date of the open house approaches and the library awaits new furniture. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

The freshly redecorated Guttenberg Public Library will host a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 19. The library was closed for several weeks while receiving its first comprehensive face-lift since the building’s dedication in July of 1989.

Wed
09
Oct

Pearl Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, to mark 120 years


Members of Pearl Chapter, O.E.S., celebrated their centennial year in 1993 with a float entry in Guttenberg's annual summer parade. (Photo submitted)

 

Pearl Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, of Guttenberg will mark its 120th anniversary with a program on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Masonic Temple in Guttenberg.

Following are highlights from the chapter's history, accomplishments and current activities.

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Submitted by Joan Walke

Wed
09
Oct

Homecoming royalty

 

King Dylan Preston and Queen Katie Fassbinder reigned at Clayton Ridge High School Homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 4. The Eagles varsity football evening capped the day with a 35-0 victory over the Bellevue Comets. For more Homecoming photos, visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook. (Press photo by  Bruce Thein)

Wed
09
Oct

Nelson - Clinton families support school's music program


Create Control returns for their sixth performance at the Celebration of Life. The band has donated their time and traveled from the Twin Cities each year since the event was started. (Photo submitted)

 

By Molly Moser

The sixth annual Scott Nelson and Michael Clinton Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The event is organized by the Nelson and Clinton families to commemorate the lives of two young men. In January of 2008, Scott Nelson passed away unexpectedly at age 42. In June of that same year, the family suffered another tragic loss – that of Scott’s nephew, 22-year-old Michael Clinton.

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.

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