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Wed
19
Jun

Spielbauer finishes historical fiction trilogy


Brian Spielbauer

Author Brian Spielbauer was born and raised in Clayton County, and his family roots go back to the 1850s and some of the earliest settlers to the region.  The final installment of his Legacy of Faith series, Generations, is now available.

“It’s been an amazing journey for me, and I have learned so much about my family and the area,” Spielbauer said.  

Wed
19
Jun

Clayton Ridge Business Manager retires


Logan Taylor of Guttenberg (left) has assumed the duties of longtime Clayton Ridge School District Business Manager Dave Schlueter. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge School District Business Manager Dave Schlueter of Guttenberg is set to retire after over 25 years of dedicated employment. 

Schlueter began his career with the Guttenberg School District in the fall of 1998. Following the merger election in 2004, Schlueter was named Business Manager for the Clayton Ridge School District. He began working with school board members at the onset of his career and became Board Secretary in 2018.  

Wed
19
Jun

Council hears concerns about fishing at city marina

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council heard concerns about fishing at the municipal marina, located south of Lock and Dam 10, a topic that the council has mulled off and on for several years.

Discussion on  the topic reopened when resident Jason Hefel presented the council with a petition signed by a group of parents and concerned citizens asking the council to acknowledge their concerns and discuss future policies regarding fishing off the marina docks.

Wed
12
Jun

John J. Berns

John Joseph Berns, 68, of Garnavillo, died on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Visitation was Sunday, June 9, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, June 10, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Wed
12
Jun

Janet M. Pollock

Janet Marie (Watters) Pollock passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 1, 2024. 

A celebration of life will be held on Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Guttenberg Methodist Church followed by a reception in the Ingleside River Park in Guttenberg.

Janet was born on Jan. 16, 1949, to Elmer and Myrtle (Saunders) Watters in Clinton, Iowa. She attended Iron Hill Country School and graduated in 1967 from Maquoketa High School.

Wed
12
Jun

Kevin H. Kremer

Kevin H. Kremer, 63, of Belvidere, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 2, 2024, in Darlington, Wis.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington assisted the family. 

Wed
12
Jun

Local veterans take part in Honor Flight


From left, are Randy Moose, Jon McElderry and Randy's brother-in-law, Steve Zulfer, at Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo by submitted)

By Lu Kahle

The 51st Honor Flight, organized by Eastern Iowa Honor Flight and sponsored by Collins Aerospace,  flew out of Cedar Rapids Airport on May 28 to Washington, D.C., with 88 veterans and their guardians. 

Due to the hiccups early on in their trip, they missed some of the morning tour, but that did not hamper the excitement of the day. The veterans witnessed some amazing memorials, monuments, Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Wed
12
Jun

School Nurse retires after 30+ years


Clayton Ridge School Nurse Renae Kraus enjoyed working with the students and having the opportunity to make a positive impact in promoting and teaching them about good health choices. From left are Riley Parker, Raelynn Oberbroeckling, and Renae Kraus. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

For over 30 years, Clayton Ridge School Nurse Renae Kraus has been helping students stay healthy, be safe, and ready to learn. 

Her career began in Guttenberg as the nurse for kindergarten through grade 12 at the public school, and all grades at St. Mary's parochial in 1993.

Wed
12
Jun

Local gallery features fabric artist


Textile artist Bonnie Cayce uses her travel experiences as inspiration for her art. From left are Bonnie Cayce, Guttenberg Gallery owner Cindy Olsen and Sara Pattison. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Textile artist Bonnie Cayce and her partner, Jim Wilbanks, from Rising Fawn, Ga., recently stopped in Guttenberg to drop off a selection of  Casey's artwork at the Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center, located at 214 South River Park Drive in Guttenberg. 

Wed
05
Jun

Robert E. Waterhouse

Robert Embert Waterhouse, 85, formerly of Marion, and most recently of Guttenberg, died on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024.

Visitation was Monday, June 3, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg.

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