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Wed
08
Jul

River of Music returns this Friday

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg’s River of Music, a free summer concert series for residents and guests,  will return after a July Fourth holiday hiatus on Friday, July 10, when the Guttenberg German Band takes the stage from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The German Band has become reknown for its authentic German play list of polkas and other traditional melodies. The band was formed in 1986 to play for a polka mass, and then became the centerpiece entertainment for the community's Germanfest celebration for the past 25 years.

Wed
08
Jul

Acupuncturist joins Guttenberg's Riverside Wellness Center


Muni Ceulemans has been a practicing acupuncturist for over five years. He joins Riverside Wellness Center in Guttenberg this month and will be taking appointments every Friday. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

We learn as students that blood flows through our veins and arteries from our hearts all the way to the tiniest capillaries in our fingertips, and we learn that hormones travel through our bodies activating necessary processes. We learn that electrical impulses sent by nerves running from our feet to our brains will notify us of a pebble underfoot or a pain in the stomach. 

Wed
08
Jul

Free concert and percussion workshop on July 14


In addition to the New Orleans salute, Songs of Hope will present a wide variety of songs from all the countries of all the performers on stage. Their songs will range from U.S. rock ‘n roll to Turkish pop to Vietnamese and Bulgarian traditional songs. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Songs of Hope, a six-week, overnight performing arts summer camp in Saint Paul, Minn., for youth 10 years and older from around the world, returns to Guttenberg next week during their annual post-camp musical tour. 

Wed
01
Jul

Stars and Stripes Celebration July 3

By Molly Moser

Stars and Stripes Celebration organizers have planned a full day of entertainment for this Friday, July 3. Community members and visitors can expect a parade, fireworks, food, and children’s games. 

Community members and business owners are also encouraged to decorate their windows with red, white, and blue, contributing to the spirit of the Stars and Stripes Celebration, and to purchase honor ribbons for their loved ones lost and veterans of all wars. 

Wed
01
Jul

County clock tower gets a facelift


The east clock face, above, after installation of new replicated clock hands by Rory Demesy of Mechanical Watch Supply in Minneapolis, Minn. The hands are gold leafed redwood, salvaged from a 125-year-old structure. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The wooden clock tower that chimes above the Clayton County Courthouse is undergoing a complex restoration organizers hope will be complete by 2017. In April, Clayton County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) applied for a second Historic Resource Development Project (HRDP) grant which, if received, will provide funding for beginning phase two of the clock tower repair scheduled for this summer.

Wed
01
Jul

Webster and Merrick to be honored in parade


Neil Webster entered the Air Corps a private and retired from the United States Air Force a 2nd Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Neil Webster, 94, of Guttenberg, was selected by the Stars and Stripes committee as this year’s Super Senior. Neil will be featured in the Stars and Stripes parade, which begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3. 

Wed
01
Jul

Lyle L. Moser

Lyle LaVerne Moser, 65, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Sunday, June 28, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
24
Jun

Rita R. McBeain

Rita Rae Lodge McBeain, 82, of Clarksville, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksville.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 17, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville, and one hour before services at the church. 

Funeral services were Thursday, June 18, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarksville. conducted by Pastor Linda Myren.

Wed
24
Jun

Mary Jane Eulberg

Mary Jane Eulberg, age 87, of Anamosa, formerly of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa.

Visitation was one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
24
Jun

City receives two major grants for River Park Drive water project

The City of Guttenberg was recently awarded two grants totalling $300,000 for the replacement of water mains along North River Park Drive. Total estimated project cost is $380,000.

  The City was awarded a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant was made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a contingency fund. 

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