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27
Sep

Candidates file for municipal and school board seats

By Shelia Tomkins

The filing period for those running for city and school offices closed on Thursday, Sept. 21, and the Clayton County Commissioner of Elections has announced the following candidates.

Guttenberg city council: Two incumbents will be running unopposed for two seats on the Guttenberg city council: Austin Greve and Jane Parker. 

Tue
26
Sep

Tony L. Huebsch May 12, 1929 - Sept. 17, 2023

Tony L. Huebsch, 94, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023.

Wed
20
Sep

Friends groups support new use for historic buildings


St. Mary’s Convent (above) and School are two historic buildings that contribute to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Historic District. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

Submitted by Chris Schoen

Parishioners and other members of the broader Clayton County community have recently organized the Friends of St. Mary’s of Guttenberg. This non-profit 501c(3) organization is working with the St. Mary’s Parish and the Catholic Diocese to support efforts to repair, renovate, and maintain the former St. Mary’s Convent building so that it may be repurposed in ways that help address diverse needs in the city and county.

Wed
20
Sep

City council hears GEIDC building update

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Sept. 11, heard an update on plans to build a Family Resource Center, signed a contract with the Department of Natural Resources for south boat ramp improvements, and approved a $5,000 donation toward next year’s fireworks.

Thu
14
Sep

Michael L. Coughlin

Michael Lynn Coughlin, 66, of Garnavillo passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids due to complications following heart bypass surgery.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 8, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo, and before services at Garnavillo Gospel Hallprior to funeral services.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 9, at Garnavillo Gospel Hall.

Thu
14
Sep

Roland G. Troester

Roland Gustav Troester, 91, of Garnavillo, passed away peacefully at his home, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023.

A private graveside service will be held.

Roland was born on Nov. 21, 1931, to Gustav and Louise (Brase) Troester on the family farm in Clayton Township. He attended Country School through the eighth grade. He was a farmer all his life and retired from farming in 2001. 

Thu
14
Sep

Howard L Borrett Jr.

Howard L Borrett Jr. passed away at the Phymouth Harbour Assisted Living Center in Sarasota, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, where he had recently moved to from New York City.

Visitation will be held from 9 -10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg with a funeral service to commence at 10 a.m. 

Thu
14
Sep

Thomas A. Kerper

Thomas Allan Kerper was born on Aug. 11, 1956, in Dubuque, the son of James Charles and Kathleen Meta (Langel) Kerper. He was baptized, received his first communion, served mass, sang in the choir, and was confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna. Tom was a member of the last eighth grade graduating class of St. Boniface Elementary School, where he met ‘some of the best people you could ever know.’ He graduated from Beckman High School in Dyersville in 1974, where he played the trombone in band and was a center on the football team until his knee required surgery. He also served on the Dubuque County Youth Advisory Board and was an officer for Operation New View. He enjoyed playing Little League and playing and coaching the Babe Ruth League baseball team in New Vienna for four years. 

Thu
14
Sep

Generations Salon expands services


Generations Salon owner Lacey Ludovissy has expanded her business and added more services to the salon menu. From left are Jess Pealer, Lacey Ludovissy and Taylor Rastetter. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Generations Salon, 14 Schiller Street in Guttenberg, has added a stylist, esthetician, manicurist and numerous services to the salon menu.

Lacey Ludovissy

Generations Salon owner Lacey Ludovissy, earned her cosmetology degree at Capri College, Dubuque.

Thu
14
Sep

C.R. senior member of State 4-H Council


Clayton Ridge senior Brooke Hansel is a member of the Iowa State 4-H Council. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Iowa State 4-H Council is composed of approximately 40 energetic and positive high school juniors and seniors from across Iowa who act as ambassadors for 4-H.  One of their major responsibilities is planning the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference held in Ames each June.

Brooke Hansel

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