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Wed
25
Sep

4th annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole golf outing


Participants line up for last year's Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing. The annual event will be held this year on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

PACC (Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County) is making plans to hold its fourth annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing. The event is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Guttenberg Golf & Country Club located at 28126 Highway 52. 

Parkinson's Awareness Walk

Wed
18
Sep

Frances “Fran” Troester

Frances “Fran” Troester, 76, of Guttenberg died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. 

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church. 

Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
18
Sep

Community memories...Joe Ihm shares memories of growing up in Guttenberg


Local historian Joe Ihm shares memories of growing up in Guttenberg along the banks of the Mississippi River. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On a recent warm summer day longtime resident Joe Ihm settled  into a comfortable chair on the porch of The Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum and shared his many memories of growing up in  Guttenberg. 

Breezy bottom 

Wed
18
Sep

Jeff and Larry Friedlein to share Oliver Tractor collection


The Friedlein Oliver tractor collection will be on display Sept. 21-22 at the intersection of Kale and Lower Cedar Roads. From left, the Spirit of Oliver, in memory of Jeff and Kari Friedlein's son, Derek; an Oliver G 1355; a White 2270 and a Minneapolis Moline G 1355. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Jeff Friedlein and his father, Larry, will share their collection of approximately 40 restored Oliver tractors. The impressive assemblage will be on display on the east end of Lower Cedar Road at the intersection of Kale and Lower Cedar Roads on  Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22. 

Chilled plow patent

Wed
18
Sep

Council moves forward on proposed downtown property development

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 9 approved a zoning change that would facilitate a proposed property development in downtown Guttenberg, accepted the donation of a portion of ponds along the highway, and considered numerous property matters. 

Wed
11
Sep

LaDean Fischer

LaDean Fischer, 78, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Mercy One in Dubuque.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Bethel Cemetery.

Wed
11
Sep

$500,000 grant for city sewer project

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg received word last week that it was awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Economic Authority. 

The money will be used to fund sanitary sewer improvements. Total cost of the local project is estimated at $1.4 million.  

Wed
11
Sep

Step into the past at Plagman Barn Show Days Sept. 20, 21 and 22


A historic log barn thought to pre-date the Civil War era will be a new attraction at this year's Plagman Barn Show Days. The annual event will be held on Sept. 20, 21 and 22. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The 38th annual Northeast Iowa Farm and Antique Association Plagman Barn Show Days  will be held on Sept. 20, 21 and 22. Plagman Barn is located at 28384 Garber Road (C7X) 10 miles west of Guttenberg or two miles east of Garber.

Wed
11
Sep

Saganitso and Koehn attend RYLA leadership conference


Sonrae Saganitso and Kaitlyn Koehn attended the RYLA leadership conference at Grinnell College, Grinnell. The Guttenberg Rotary sponsored the two students for the six-day camp. From left are Linda Nudd, Assistant Governor of Rotary District 5970, Kaitlyn Koehn, Karilyn McArthur, Sunrae Saganitso and Barry Nudd. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge High School students Kaitlyn Koehn and Sonrae "Rae" Saganitso were honored to attend this year's RYLA leadership workshop. The week-long conference was held from July 14-19 at Grinnell College in Grinnell, and their attendance was sponsored by Guttenberg's Rotary Club.    

Wed
04
Sep

Community Memories... Rattlesnake strikes while hunting squirrels


The late Gene Tujetsch, who died in 2007, served in the Army during World War II, and was employed by the United States Post Office as Postmaster in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

In an effort to preserve the history of Guttenberg and its surrounding rural community, The Guttenberg Press will periodically feature stories shared or submitted by readers. 

By Gene Tujestch

Submitted by Ann Fariello

This story begins in the year 1939, the year I graduated from high school. 

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