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Sep

Bow fishing becomes fast-growing sport


Brothers Nathan (left) and Tracy Elsinger hold a 52 pound, 42 inch grass carp caught with a bow and arrow on the Mississippi River. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IA-DNR), bow fishing has become a fast-growing sport that has potential environmental benefits. 

Bowfishing brothers

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Sep

$10,000 prize winning hole-in-one


Bill Leonhart of Guttenberg shot a hole-in-one on number 8, winning a $10,000 prize at the Guttenberg Golf Course and Country Club during a SART fund-raising event. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each year, Clayton County SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) holds their annual fund-raising golf tournament at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club. Prior to the start of the tournament, organizers register a hole for the Hole-in-One $10,000 prize giveaway. The opportunity to win the cash prize is a long shot (no pun intended), but this year former Clayton Ridge industrial arts teacher Bill Leonhart was lucky enough to win the highly coveted prize money. 

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Sep

Meeting set for Oct. 11 on historic design guidelines

The Guttenberg Historic Preservation Commission is excited to announce that they received a Certified Local Government grant from the State Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service to develop Design Guidelines for the Front Street Historic District.  

A public meeting will be held about the project on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building (third floor auditorium).  Any interested local resident is invited to attend.

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Sep

Mickey J. Phillips

Mickey J. Phillips, 62, of Farmersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye.

Private family burial will be at Hawkeye Cemetery. 

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21
Sep

Charlene G. Andregg

Charlene G. Andregg, 93, of Guttenberg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. 

There will be a private family service at a later date. 

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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21
Sep

Helen King

Helen King, 99, wife of the late Jay King, passed away on June 2, 2022, in Hartford, Conn. surrounded by her family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at Beecher and Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, Meriden, Conn.

She will be privately laid to rest with her husband Jay at the CT State Veterans’ Cemetery. 

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21
Sep

Family farm honored at Iowa State Fair


On Aug. 18 the Friedlein family was recognized at the Iowa State Fair as Century and Heritage Farm owners. From left are Jeff, Kari, and Larry Friedlein; Brandon and Margo Friedlein; and Nick and Taylor Chase and their three children, Levi, Maisyn and Sylvia. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

On Aug. 18 four generations of the Friedlein family of rural Guttenberg were honored at the Iowa State Fair as Century and Heritage Farm owners. To qualify for the prestigious award 40-acres of land must be owned by a family for at least 150 years. 

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21
Sep

Sweers inducted into Hall of Fame


Bob Sweers, number 32 with the Britt Eagles, scored 28 points and had two 2-point conversions during the State Championship game against Mount Vernon played at Kennick Stadium, University of Iowa. The Eagles beat the Mustangs 34 - 13. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

On Aug. 26 former Clayton Ridge middle school teacher and coach Bob Sweers of Guttenberg was inducted into the inaugural Athletes Hall of Fame in his hometown of Britt during halftime of the season opener football game. 

"They introduced us at halftime and a reception followed at the country club," Sweers commented. "I was humbled and honored."

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21
Sep

Marina rental agreement is council topic

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on Sept. 12, the Guttenberg city council reviewed the new CV/Chamber director agreement and discussed marina slip rental rules.  

On hand for the meeting were Mayor Fred Schaub, councilmembers Michelle Geuder, Steve Bahls, Jane Parker, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy. Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume attended in the absence of City Manager Denise Schneider.

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21
Sep

GEIDC awarded $2.7 million to expand social services

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Gov. Reynolds announced $40 million in grant funding for 24 projects through the Nonprofit Innovation Fund, enabling Iowa non-profits to expand services to help more Iowans. 

The Guttenberg Economical and Industrial Development Committee (GEIDC) was awarded a grant through the fund in the amount of $2.7 million to expand social services access and to address Guttenberg’s senior housing needs. 

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