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Guttenberg has a natural habitat for the American bald eagle


A pair of eagles, assumed to be mates, soak in the evening sunset along the Turkey River in Garber. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Driftless Area, known for its deeply carved river valleys and rolling hills, is the perfect habitatfor the American bald eagle. 

The multi-state region which includes portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois has become the nesting ground for our nation's symbol. The eagle, which was once nearly extinct, has found a home all throughout Iowa, seeing its greatest numbers returning to the skies of the Driftless Area. 

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Local genealogist shares research tips


From left are Claus Biehl, Mayor of Neudorf-Bornstein, Germany, and Austin Greve of Guttenberg. Biehl is a third cousin of Greve's paternal grandfather. (Photo submitted by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

"Only who knows his past has a future." Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767-1835)

Retracing  family ancestry has become a popular American pastime. Online search engines and the popular Iowa Public Television show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. have shone  favorable light on what used to be thought of as a dim topic.  

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County budget hearing March 12

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

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Feb

Clayton County SART is a regional standard model


Members of Clayton County SART are, front from left, Zach Herrmann, Jen Radl, Shelby Flinn, Casey Sass, Brandi Lewin; back row, Lacy Jorgenson, Brandon Taylor, Kari Hoyheim, and Brent Ostrander. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sexual violence is traumatic and can affect many aspects of a survivor's life. Concerns over safety, health, finances, family and work situations are all contributors to the after-effects of the assault. These challenges can lead to complicated personal and legal questions. Victims must navigate a maze of governmental and community agencies just to receive basic assistance after the violation. 

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Procedures and options offered by Sexual Assault Response Team

By Caroline Rosacker

Every 98 seconds someone is sexually assaulted. One in two women, one in five men and one in two trans-identifying individuals experience some form of sexual violence. 

One in six women and one in 33 men experience a completed or attempted rape, and one in four girls and one in six young men are sexually abused before the age of 18. These statistics are staggering. 

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Feb

Public meeting March 15 for proposed high-voltage power line project

By Shelia Tomkins

A public comment meeting on a proposed power line development, originally scheduled in Guttenberg for January, has been rescheduled for March. The January meeting was postponed due to the federal government shutdown.

The Guttenberg meeting, one of six scheduled in Iowa and Wisconsin, will be held on Friday, March 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 S. First Street.

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Feb

Linda I. Kasper

Linda Irene (Horns) Kasper, 67, of Des Moines passed away on Feb. 13, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines after battling peritoneal cancer. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Urbandale. Visitation starts at 1 p.m., and the service will begin at 2 p.m.. Please join us for a meal and to share memories afterward.

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Lew J. Goranson

Lew James Goranson, 86, of Greeley, died at the Regional Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Visitation was Monday, Feb. 18, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Edgewood and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 19, at United Methodist Church, Greeley.

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Feb

Lois M. Streich

Lois M. Streich, 88, of Guttenberg and formerly of Oelwein, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, surrounded by her children.

Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and before the services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 25, at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.

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2018 Guttenberg Tree Inventory


The strong, majestic trees growing along city boulevards and in the city park provide the community with a wealth of financial and health benefits. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg is blessed with a large assortment of healthy, strong trees. They support beautiful snowfalls on their limbs in the winter and sport intense, light green, leaf buds in the spring. They provide a dark green canopy of shade mid-summer and draw travelers from near and far in the fall as they begin to show their true colors. 

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