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Zerbe builds scale model steam engine


Jim Zerbe recently completed a working, scale-model steam engine, using rough steel, brass castings, bar stock and construction drawings for the project. He started working on the engine last September and finished this year in April. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

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Jun

Guttenberg Chamber cancels July Fourth celebration

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce board, at its monthly meeting on June 3, decided to cancel the community's annual Stars & Stripes celebration originally set for July 4th, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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03
Jun

Sen. Grassley addresses limited audience during 99-county tour


On Tuesday, May 26, due to social distancing recommendations, Senator Chuck Grassley addressed only a limited number of Guttenberg constituents in the Municipal Building council chambers. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

United States Senator Chuck Grassley is making his way across the state on his annual 99-county tour of Iowa. He arrived in Guttenberg on Tuesday, May 26, and addressed a small group of community leaders in the Guttenberg Municipal Building council chambers. Attendance at all 99 stops will be modified in compliance with social distancing recommendations from Governor Kim Reynolds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Jun

Umbrella Arts River of Music 2020 summer concert series


The Side Project will kick off the summer concerts in Ingleside Park this Friday, June 5, starting at 6 p.m. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Umbrella Art members are once again hosting their popular River of Music concert series. The event is held each Friday evening beginning June 5 - Aug. 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. Musicians will perform under the band shelter located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and  North River Park Drive.  

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Jun

April E. Miller

April Elaine (Loetz) Miller, 75, of Elkader died Saturday, May 23, 2020. 

Funeral service were held Wednesday, June 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, conducted by Rev. Andrew Preuss.

Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.

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03
Jun

Justin Schmitt

Justin Schmitt, 38, of Waterloo, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Justin was born Dec. 21, 1981, in Manchester, the son of James and Wanetta (Schmitt) Sadewasser. He attended Guttenberg High School and was a lead cook for many different restaurants throughout the years.

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May

Donna Hinzman sews 1,000 cloth masks


Donna Hinzman of Guttenberg has sewn and donated 1,000 cloth face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

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27
May

Newly-remodeled Bender's Foods – serving Guttenberg since 2004


Bender's Foods in Guttenberg has recently remodeled and updated the interior of the store. Management planned to have the updates and sleek new look completed by Memorial Day weekend. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small town grocery stores play a major role in our rural communities. They provide a vital source of nutrition, employ our neighbors, and add to tax revenue that supports our community. Rural grocery stores are also economic drivers and community builders. 

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May

Clayton Ridge board hires food management firm

At its regular monthly meeting on May 14, the Clayton Ridge School Board accepted a bid from a food management company to handle school lunches for the 2020-21 school year. The district currently employs a staff to prepare lunches.

The unanimous vote to make the change came after a study by the school district. A representative from OPAA Food Management, Inc. answered questions via Zoom about the company's services and the transition process. An assurance was made that OPAA will employ current staff members. 

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May

Danny Carrier shares tales of growing up in Guttenberg


Danny Carrier owned and operated Danny's Auto Repair for 44 years. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Danny Carrier was born in 1937. His parents were Louis and Hilda Carrier. He attended and graduated from St. Mary's School in Guttenberg. Carrier told The Press, "I used to get in trouble for entertainment. I had one brother, Jerome, and four sisters, Pat, Mary Ann, Winifred “Winnie” and Laura. I was the youngest. I had a newspaper route delivering the Des Moines Register." 

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