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SMIC Extravaganza features new dueling pianos


Dueling Pianos entertained a crowd of 300 during the school fundraiser on Saturday night. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Lakeside Ballroom was humming with activity on Saturday, March 4, as St. Mary Immaculate Conception School held their annual fundraiser Extravaganza. Over 300 event tickets were sold to participants who enjoyed a meal, bid on silent auction items, and sang along with piano entertainment.

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08
Mar

Public art project moves forward

The Art Advisory Committee for the public art project to be developed in downtown Guttenberg met on Thursday, Feb. 23, to discuss how to move forward. The project to be placed in downtown Guttenberg is one of 15 being implemented along Scenic Byways throughout Iowa by Scenic Byway partners.

The Committee, made up of local “doers” such as Emily Sadewasser, Juanita Loven, Russell Loven, Lori Wallace, Gary Goyette, Chris Schoen, and many others, has developed a theme to reflect aquatic Mississippi River life befitting of Guttenberg’s “sense of place.” 

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08
Mar

Firefighters plan door-to-door sales

Members of the Guttenberg Fire Department will be going door-to-door on Monday, March 20, selling tickets for their annual dance, set for Saturday, March 25, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg.

Those wishing to purchase a ticket should turn on their porchlight.

The event will feature music by Pizzin in the Wind from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. In addition to admission to the dance, ticket holders will be eligible for numerous prize drawings. 

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01
Mar

Two Legion posts choose Boys State candidates


From left are Clayton Boeke, Braydn Harbaugh, Paul Seitz, Hunter Bolsinger, Brandon Wahls, Erik Ihde and Kole Brandel. (Photo submitted)

Two American Legion posts have announced their selections to attend Hawkeye Boys State this summer.

Clayton Boeke, son of Shawn and Sue Boeke, and Braydn Harbaugh, son of Chad and Kari Harbaugh, have been chosen by Prairie La Porte Post 373 to be delegates to the 78th American Legion Hawkeye Boys State held in Camp Dodge, Johnston, June 10 -16.   

Paul Seitz, son of Jym Seitz, and Hunter Bolsinger, son of Rod and Heidi Bolsinger of Guttenberg,  are the alternates for Post 373 in case one or both delegates are unable to attend. 

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01
Mar

Linderbaums mark 75th anniversary


Evelyn and Lawrence Linderbaum celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Lawrence and Evelyn Linderbaum of Guttenberg reached a rare milestone in on Feb. 15 when they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

The couple spent most of their married life in the Monona area, but now reside in Guttenberg — Evelyn at the Guttenberg Care Center and Lawrence at the adjoining Eagle Ridge Assisted Living.

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01
Mar

Pet portraits make a lasting impact


Guttenberg oil painter Rabecca Hennessey, left, recently completed a series of 14 dog portraits for Farmersburg resident Ethel Lenth. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When Farmersburg resident Ethel Lenth looks at her living room wall, she feels she can almost reach out and pat the fur on the heads of her beloved dogs. Many have come and gone, and several are still with her, but all have been memorialized by pet portrait artist Rabecca Hennessey of Bent Willow Gallery & Studio in Guttenberg. 

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01
Mar

Local producers prepare for spring Turkey River Farm welcomes guests, offers CSA


Natasha Hegmann and Pete Kerns are surrounded by steam rolling off of the maple syrup evaporator at their Turkey River Farm in Elkport. (Photo by Ben Hovland)

By Molly Moser

“For me, it was food and cooking,” said Pete Kerns. Kerns is originally from suburban Chicago and today co-owns Turkey River Farm with his wife, Natasha Hegmann, in Elkport. “I started working for a caterer in high school and gradually came to understand how better food comes from local farms, smaller farms, and farms that have some of the values that we have. I studied some sustainable agriculture in college, worked with some urban agriculture organizations and did some organizing for sustainable, fair food.”

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22
Feb

Dueling pianos at Mar. 4 Extravaganza

The Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds will be the featured entertainment on Saturday, March 4, at Extravaganza 2017, the annual fund-raiser for St. Mary IC School in Guttenberg.

The event will take place at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg and will feature a social hour, raffle and silent auction starting at 5 p.m. A grilled smoked Iowa pork chop dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the evening's entertainment. 

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22
Feb

Meyer shares from the heart


Meyer helped Brianna Achenbach on her way to becoming the 2011 Dairy Princess. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Molly Moser

February is a month for hearts – candy hearts, paper hearts, and human hearts. American Heart Month, federally designated in 1964, reminds us that cardiovascular diseases are still the leading global cause of death. One Guttenberg resident knows all too well the effects of a malfunctioning heart. After a decade dealing with swollen joints and doctors appointments, local dairy farmer Dan Meyer was forced to make a life-altering decision when doctors realized he would need open heart surgery.

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22
Feb

Local employers respond to workforce skills survey


Results of the new survey have been passed on to the school superintendent and will direct Chamber offerings of professional skills training workshops in the community. (Press photo by Jayna Felder)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Economic and Industrial Development Committee has released the results of a skills survey created by the Chamber of Commerce and administered by GEIDC to a dozen local businesses of different types, from retail to healthcare to service and manufacturing.

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