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Earl W. Crary

Earl W. Crary, 66, of Garnavillo passed away Monday, June 24, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a 10 year battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo where a memorial service will commence at 1 p.m. Pastor Paul Losik will officiate.

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03
Jul

Susan G. Komen volunteer supports cause for 20+ years


Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure volunteer and Umbrella Arts member Patty Schwarz of Guttenberg planted the limestone planters in the community's historic downtown district with annuals that will bloom pink, representing breast cancer awareness.(Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Inspired by the loss of several loved ones, Patty Schwarz of Guttenberg has been raising funds and awareness for the past 20 years for the Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure breast cancer awareness organization. 

Susan G. Komen

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03
Jul

Summer reading program


Micah Castillo, grandson of Roger and Barb Moser of Guttenberg, was introduced to a trio of exotic snakes at a Guttenberg Public Library program on June 21. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Guttenberg Public Library's summer reading program/challenge Adventure Begins at the Library! Read, Explore, Create, Discover! began June 21, with an exotic animal program sponsored by Guttenberg Industries and presented by Dr. Mike Bechtel, Associate Professor of Science Education at Wartburg College, followed by a visit from Osborne on June 26. 

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03
Jul

Stars and Stripes fun and fireworks July 5-6

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg invites everyone to celebrate the nation's birthday at its popular annual Stars and Stripes celebration to be held this Friday and Saturday, July 5-6. A fun line-up of family activities has been planned by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. This year's theme is "Blast to the Past."

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26
Jun

Judith A. Balk

Judith Ann Balk, affectionately known as Judy to her loved ones, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2024, in Simpsonville, S.C. Born on Sept. 4, 1943, in Guttenberg, Judy’s effervescent spirit and warm-hearted nature left an indelible mark on everyone she encountered throughout her 80 years of life.

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26
Jun

Chamber announces Stars and Stripes Grand Marshal


Grand Marshal Julie Rastetter of Guttenberg will represent all the volunteers who make Guttenberg a great place to live, work and play at this year's Stars and Stripes parade. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

This year's Stars and Stripes Grand Marshal Julie Rastetter of Guttenberg will lead the parade representing all the individuals who volunteer in our community.  

Julie and her husband, Thor, have three children, Logan (Brad) Nelson, Kelsey, and Colten (Taylor), and four grandchildren, Carter, Quinn, Aiden and Lennox. 

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26
Jun

Chamber announces Stars and Stripes Super Senior


This year's Stars and Stripes Super Senior Katherine Brown was chosen for her volunteer spirit, strong work ethic, and commitment to the Ingleside Triangle Park Project. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Chamber Board has chosen Katherine Brown of Guttenberg as this year's Stars and Stripes Super Senior.  

Katherine was selected for her abundant work transforming Guttenberg's Ingleside Triangle Park located on North River Park Drive. Katherine has been a member of Ingleside Club for over 20 years and is also an active member of Umbrella Arts and a 50-year member of Eastern Star. 

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Jun

Stars and Stripes Celebration set for Saturday, July 6

By Shelia Tomkins

The annual Stars and Stripes celebration — Guttenberg's traditional salute to our nation's birthday — will be held on Saturday, July 6, and will feature food, music, a parade and fireworks.

The celebration kicks off Friday evening, July 5, with music in the park by "Triple Threat" from 6-9 p.m.

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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.  

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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.  

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