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10
May

Short agenda for city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at a short monthly meeting on May 10 heard a hospital update, granted requests from the Chamber of Commerce for summer events and made plans for a special meeting on May 22.

Mayor Russ Loven called the meeting to order with council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling and Steve Friedlein in attendance, along with Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
10
May

Paws on Your Heart donates to local vet clinic


Dr. Dave Connell, left, received a check from Cheryl Meyer on behalf of the Paws on Your Heart Endowment Fund as Mayor Russ Loven looked on. Loven welcomes donations to the City for care of feral animals. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Molly Moser

A new endowment fund supporting disadvantaged pets and their owners has decided to give its first payout to the Guttenberg Veterinary Clinic in light of the clinic’s charity work with local animals. The vet clinic, owned by Dr. David Connell, has long acted as a shelter by caring for homeless and mistreated dogs and cats.

Wed
10
May

Local producers enjoying spring Farm grows produce year-round


Vic and Kay Vifian grow produce all year round in their high tunnel greenhouse. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Vic and Kay Vifian have had a lifetime in education – he as a teacher in Garnavillo and she as a nurse leading Lamaze and breast feeding classes, as a school nurse, and eventually as the first coordinator for the Family Resource Center in Guttenberg. 

Wed
03
May

Tammy R. Barton

Tammy R. (Riegel) Barton, 48, of Iowa City, passed away at home, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, with her dalmation Zoey at her side.

Tammy was born July 14, 1968, in Dubuque, to Susan (Troester) Riegel.

Tammy recieved all her sacraments at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Zearing. Step Grandfather Kenny Schmelzer and Grandmother Marjonell Schmelzer were Tammy's Godparents.

Wed
03
May

Marie A. Gull

Marie Anna Pflüger Wirth Gull, 101, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 4, from 10-11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church followed by funeral services, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment will be at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
03
May

Stanley L. "Whitey" Bolsinger

Stanley LeRoy “Whitey” Bolsinger, 86, and longtime Clayton County resident passed away peacefully in his home on April 25, 2017, surrounded by family and Sparky, his faithful companion.

Visitation was Sunday, April 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. Followed by a memorial service.

Whitey was born on July 20, 1930, the son of Laura Bolsinger Buchheim in Graham.

Wed
03
May

CCFF announces Greater Give Day on May 11

Submitted by Cheryl Meyer

Clayton County Foundation 

for the Future

The Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD), has set Great Give Day for Thursday, May 11.

Wed
03
May

Reservations due May 26 for St. Mary/IC alumni banquet

St. Mary/Immaculate Conception alumni committee invites all those who attended St. Mary High School and St. Mary Immaculate Conception Grade School to the annual alumni banquet on  Saturday,  June 3,  at St. Mary’s Brinkmann Hall in Guttenberg.

The Heritage Room  opens at 4 p.m.  Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary's choir will present a prelude of songs showcasing "music of our heritage" beginning at 5 p.m. Social hour and dinner will follow Mass in Brinkman Hall.  Dinner tickets are $10.  

Wed
03
May

National Small Business Week April 30 - May 6 in Guttenberg


Chamber Director Emily Sadewasser watched as Mayor Loven signed a proclamation of Guttenberg's support and joining of a national effort to help America’s small business owners do what they do best – grow their business, create jobs, and ensure that our communities remain as vibrant tomorrow as they are today. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Mayor Russ Loven signed a proclamation of Guttenberg’s support of National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6, as declared by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Wed
03
May

Rotary Club plans improvements at Big Springs


Guttenberg Rotary Club members hiked the trail at Big Springs, north of Guttenberg on Great River Road, while discussing potential improvements for the coming season. Facing the camera from left are Nancy McClellan, John Finch, Emily Sadewasser, Dennis McNeal, Austin Coon and Janette Simon. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Members of the Guttenberg Rotary Club gathered for their weekly meeting at Big Springs Nature Park along Great River Road north of Guttenberg on Thursday, April 27. New member Dennis McNeal is coordinating a Rotary project to continue improving the park with more visible signage, handrails, upkeep on the Rotary-sponsored park shelter, and potentially even a portable restroom.

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