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Election information for Nov. 3 municipal elections

Clayton County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to choose city leaders. Polling and candidate information will appear in The Press in October. The County Auditor's website contains the following information about registration and absentee voting. 

Voter registration

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Free courtyard concert series at Shepherd Gallery


Decorah musician Michelle Lynn performed a set of original songs at Shepherd Gallery on Sept. 18. The nonprofit gallery and art studio aspires to support local musicians and culinary artists as well as fine artists. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

School may be back in session, but imaginations are still in full swing at Shepherd Gallery and Creativity Center. After school art programming began on Sept. 14, and this fall, organizers are filling the courtyard with song. Community members are invited to enjoy locally produced music, food, and drink on Friday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. throughout October and into November.

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Bahlmann helps convict Iowa killer


Drew Bahlmann, a 2001 graduate of Guttenberg High School and son of Ron and Kay Bahlmann of Guttenberg, appeared on Dateline NBC on Sept. 11 during an episode documenting the murder of an Iowa man. Bahlmann is pictured at right with his wife, Autumn, and Dateline host Keith Morrison. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

On May 8, 2014, David Moffitt snuck into the Grimes home of Justin Michael. Moffitt shot and killed Michael while he slept next to his fiancé, a woman named Angie Ver Huel who Moffitt had casually dated months prior. A twisting, turning trail of evidence eventually led to Guttenberg High School graduate Drew Bahlmann, who helped convict Moffitt at a trial held this summer. Bahlmann appeared on Dateline NBC in a Sept. 11 episode detailing the crime.

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New collection site for Goodwill Truck visit

Arrangements have been made for the Goodwill truck to visit Guttenberg following city-wide garage sales on Sept. 25-26.

Residents may leave usable donations at the Goodwill truck to be parked at a new location at the corner of Hwy. 52 and Schiller Street (north of Bender's Foods) from Friday, Sept. 25, to Saturday, Sept. 26. The truck will be open during daytime hours and closed at night to prevent vandalism.

Goodwill has released the following list of items they do NOT accept. Please note that televisions are not accepted; Goodwill has to pay to dispose of each TV left in their truck. 

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Candidates file for city offices

By Shelia Tomkins

In municipal elections slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3, Guttenberg voters will go to the polls to fill two seats on the city council, two on the park board and three on the hospital board. 

City council: In an uncontested race, Austin Greve and Justin Trappe are running for two open seats on the city council. Incumbents Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker, whose terms expire at the end of the year, did not file for re-election.

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Guttenberg city council covers lengthy agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council covered a lengthy agenda  at its monthly meeting on Sept. 14, held a week later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Dave Schlueter, Jane Parker and Steve Friedlein through the evening's agenda. Also at the council table was City Manager Mary Willett; City Attorney Michael Schuster was absent.

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National Fall Prevention Awareness Day Sept. 23

By Molly Moser

September 23 is the first day of fall – and it’s also National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury for people 65 years of age and older, they are not an inevitable part of aging. That’s why the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is joining forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Coalition to take a stand to prevent falls. 

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Investigation continues into three overnight burglaries

Investigation continues into three overnight burglaries in the Guttenberg and Garnavillo area.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8,  the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office received reports of burglaries to three businesses in the Guttenberg and Garnavillo area — Bob’s Food Store in Garnavillo, Rausch Petroleum in Guttenberg and the Guttenberg Country Club.

The burglaries occurred between the evening of Labor Day, Sept. 7, to the early morning hours of Sept. 8.

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River Park Cruisers ready to roll


The River Park Cruisers will hold their annual car show, cruise and dance this Saturday, Sept. 19, in Guttenberg. This year's lead car will be a 1970 Corvette, above, owned by Delbert and Marla Reimer of Elkader. For details about the event, see Page 3A. (Photo submitted)

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Bob and Donna Hinzman

It's that time of year again for the 18th annual River Park Cruisers Car Show, Cruise and Dance, to be held Saturday, Sept. 19.

The day begins with car registration from 9 a.m.-12 noon, followed by the car show from 12 noon to 2 p.m. You can come down and browse through the streets on River Park Drive and check out some of the beautiful classic cars while listening to some oldies but goodies music. 

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Plagman Barn improvements Show Days showcase dance floor, new bathrooms


Volunteer Larry Borcherding of Guttenberg helped saw cedar in 2014 at Plagman Barn Show Days. Cedar sawed at last year's Show Days was used in barn upgrades this summer. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

In February of 2013, Mel and Donna Christianson made an offer of $10,000 to the Northeast Iowa Farm Antique Association as seed money for an endowment fund. The Christiansons challenged the Association to match that amount in one year, and Fred and Ellen Phelps of Colesburg rose to the occasion. This year, for the first time, the organization began drawing interest on the endowment fund.

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