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14
Nov

St. John's Church Thanksgiving fellowship meal set for Nov. 22


A bountiful banquet of delicious homemade food awaits the arrival of hungry Thanksgiving guests at the annual St. John's church Thanksgiving dinner. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Are you alone, homebound or an empty nester with no family nearby to celebrate Thanksgiving with? St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg is planning its annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 noon. This year marks the 11th year for this event. 

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14
Nov

Going hog wild for pumpkins after Halloween


These Elkader high school students were on hand to fling pumpkins they picked up for their Environmental Project Monitoring class pumpkin drive. Back row from left are Amy Wiedner, Matt Whittle, Cayden Hansel, Tom Whittle and front, Noah Reinhart (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each year the fall decorating trend grows in popularity. An estimated $9 billion were spent this year on decorating, costuming and candy consumption. The availability of a wide variety of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, ranging in a large assortment of colors, shapes and sizes, makes this time of year a treasure trove of fun for those wishing to adorn their homes with a Halloween harvest theme.

Wed
14
Nov

Clayton County elects new supervisors

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents elected two new members to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors in mid-term elections held Nov. 6.

Sharon Keehner and Steve Doeppke, both running on the Republican ticket, were named to two vacancies on the Board of Supervisors. 

Wed
07
Nov

Veterans Day program set for Nov. 12 at school in Garnavillo

By Shelia Tomkins

The public is invited to honor military veterans of all eras and branches on Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Ridge gym in Garnavillo. Due to construction work, the venue for this year's program was changed from Guttenberg to Garnavillo.

Wed
07
Nov

Amish Hilltop Grocery offers a unique shopping experience


Ready, set, shop! Mary Ellen Wolfe gets ready to grocery shop at the Amish Hilltop Grocery store near Elkport. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Hilltop Grocery, as the name implies, is located at the top of a winding blacktop county highway at 33945 Hilton Road near Elkport. Surrounded by the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa, this Amish grocery store has a lot to offer the shopper. 

At first glance in its rural setting, with horse and buggy transportation a regular occurrence, one might expect a shopping experience more depictive of yesteryear.  

Wed
07
Nov

Read any good books lately? Novel views at monthly book discussion group


Attending a recent monthly book discussion group at the Guttenberg Public Library were, seated from left, Janette Hansel, Juanita Loven, Gail Larson and Jill Purvis; standing, Pat Krapfl, Donna Kann, Sherry Oliver and Nancy Ruzicka. Not pictured are Rosemary Neylan, Carolyn Clefisch, Barb Hansel and Jenny Meyer. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

For more than ten years, a small group of booklovers has met  regularly at the Guttenberg Public Library to discuss their reactions to the chosen "book of the month."

The group began in 2007 as a small gathering of readers. Caroline Rosacker of the library staff was the first leader, a role now facilitated by Nancy Ruzicka, assistant librarian.

Wed
31
Oct

City council okays bathhouse change

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting on Friday, Oct. 26, the Guttenberg city council approved a design change for the bathhouse of the new swimming pool currently under construction.

The revision will provide a family changing room for the facility, not part of the original design. In September, a resident requested that the bathhouse include a room that can be used by patrons of either gender who have caregivers. 

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31
Oct

Ballot summary for Nov. 2 election

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join voters across the state and country to choose candidates in mid-term elections for national, state offices and county offices.

Polling sites will open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

Wed
31
Oct

Body of missing boater located in Mississippi River near Cassville

On Thursday, Oct. 18, a 911 caller advised law enforcement officials that he had located a body in the Mississippi River.

The body was recovered from Sand Cut, just west of Jack Oak Road on the Wisconsin side of the river. The body was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy. 

The autopsy confirmed the body was that of John Roe, 56, of Burlington, Wis. The cause of death was determined to be drowning and manner classified as accidental. 

Wed
31
Oct

Medicare open enrollment Choosing the Part D drug plan that is best for you


Jim Solomon, a trained SHIIP counselor, is ready to help area senior citizens choose a Medicare Part D drug plan during the open enrollment period that ends Dec. 7. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics is offering free counseling by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program)  at the Family Resource Center in downtown Guttenberg.

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