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Local producers prepare for spring Mother-daughter duo value chemical-free farming


Gina Dahlstrom Osburn and her mother, Marge Elsinger, are growing excited for the coming of spring and their booth at the Guttenberg Farmer's Market. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Increased sunshine and warmer days have Gina Dahlstrom Osburn and her mother, Marge Elsinger, thinking about the upcoming growing season and the Guttenberg Farmers Market. “I pore over seed catalogs to find what I know has grown well in the past and am always searching for an interesting and tasty heirloom I can introduce our customers to,” said Osburn. 

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08
Mar

Carol A. Sheber

Carol Ann Sheber, 69, of Guttenberg, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation was Tuesday, March 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

A private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Carol was born on March 3, 1948, in Dyersville, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Wedewer.

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08
Mar

Edwin N. Schieltz

Edwin N. “Ed” Schieltz, 94, of Luxemburg passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.

Visitation was Monday, March 6, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville and Tuesday before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 7, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

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08
Mar

Dennis R. Moose

Dennis Ray “Bud” Moose, 56, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his home in McGregor. 

Visitation was Friday, March 3, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Josie’s River Queen in McGregor, at a later date.

Inurnment will be held at Clayton Cemetery, Clayton at a later date.

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08
Mar

Marjorie Felland

Marjorie Felland, 94, passed away at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg on March 1, 2017.

Funeral services were Monday, March 6, at St John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg.

Graveside inurnment service for both Marj and hrer husband, Wally will occur on March 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Forest City.

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08
Mar

School board plans next steps


Demolition of the 1903 building and relocation of classrooms and other spaces inside is a top priority now that the PPEL vote has passed. Other priorities include replacing a switchgear in the middle school and upgrading the elementary HVAC system. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Following the Feb. 7 voter approval of a 67-cent increase on the physical plant and equipment levy, the Clayton Ridge School Board has begun to take action.

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08
Mar

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

Sheila K. Smith

Sheila Kay Smith of Guttenberg died Feb. 20, 2017, of congestive heart failure at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.

A church service was held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Guttenberg with burial in the Kann Cemetery.

Sheila Kay Smith was born Sept. 10, 1946, the first child of Kenneth and Shirley (Harbaugh) Berns, at Garnavillo. The majority of her life she worked in the laundry department at the care center and the assisted living center. She was a hard-working, honest person who touched many lives in her 70 years.

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