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Feb

Esser's Clothing...A cornerstone business for seventy-three years


Esser’s Clothing and Connie's Apparel carries a full line of brand name, high-quality men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories. From left are Hedda Wachendorf and owner Matt Esser. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small town businesses are the cornerstone of a successful community. Esser's Clothing Store, located at  502 S. River Park Drive in Guttenberg, has been in the clothing business for the past 73 years. Proprietor Matt Esser purchased the business from his father in 1969. 

Esser's Clothing and Connie's Apparel

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19
Feb

Exchange student shares Clayton Ridge experience


Clayton Ridge foriegn exchange student Ella Vihanto enjoys outdoor winter recreation in her home country of Finland. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Becoming a foreign exchange student is the perfect way to travel the world, meet new people, learn a new language and experience a different culture. 

Clayton Ridge High School exchange student Ella Vihanto of Sotkamo, Finland, is embracing all of the above during her yearlong hiatus from her educational studies in Finland. 

Wed
19
Feb

Council hears update on Schiller Street corridor

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 19 heard a engineer's update on the Schiller Street Corridor project and looked at a proposal to hire an community/economic development director.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led council members Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Austin Greve and Mick Pierce through the evening's agenda. Also at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
12
Feb

Patricia A. Schlueter

Patricia Ann Schlueter, 76 passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Stonehill Care Center following a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 13, from 4-8 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. 

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12
Feb

Michaele Matt

Michaele Matt, 62, of Randolph, Wis., formerly of Garnavillo, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, Wis.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
12
Feb

Tom Kuempel shares memories of growing up in the hardware business


Kuempel Hardware has served the community for more than a century. Tom Kuempel has recently sold the family business, but the hardware store's family name still remains in honor of the many years the anchor business has faithfully served the community. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Longtime respected businessman Tom Kuempel was born on Feb. 4, 1939, to Jack and Hildegarde (Lake) Kuempel. 

"I grew up and out in Guttenberg," the 81-year-old jokingly replied.

Wed
12
Feb

Farm Bureau expands services to include wealth management

By Caroline Rosacker

Farm Bureau Insurance has been serving Iowa Farmers for the past 81 years. The insurance company was founded in Des Moines in 1939 when the state Farm Bureau created the Iowa Farm Mutual Insurance Company in an effort to meet the unique liability needs of Iowa farmers. 

Wed
12
Feb

Iowa 2020 caucus results

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents joined others across the state on Monday, Feb. 3, as they met at caucus sites to support their favorite candidates for the upcoming presidential election in November.

Voters from approximately 1,700 Iowa precincts selected delegates to their respective county conventions. The 99 county conventions will then choose delegates for state party conventions, that will in turn designate delegates who will head to national conventions later this year.

Wed
05
Feb

Helen O. Kann

Helen Ora Kann, 92, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Kann Cemetery.

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05
Feb

Yvonne Landt

Yvonne Romilda Eileen Landt, 82, of Clayton, went to Heaven Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, from the Great River Care Center in McGregor.

Visitation was Monday, Feb. 3, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Luana. 

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