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Historic preservationist reflects on restoration career


In the late 1970s, Gary Goyette and his best friend opened a small business doing rehab and restoration in Milwaukee, Wis., called the Victorian Era LTD. From left are Gary, his former business partner, Tom Rebholz, and Tom's wife Barb. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Local historic preservationist Gary Goyette, who plans to move to New Mexico in the near future, recently looked back on his career and his time in Guttenberg.

Goyette was born in 1945 in Wausau, Wis. He was raised in Hartford and Mayville, Wis., during his formative years. His interest in architecture and historic buildings became a focus after he graduated from high school in 1964. 

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31
Mar

County Board of Health issues reminder

The Clayton County Board of Health last week issued a reminder t0 county residents, towns and businesses about the importance of continuing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

"These continued efforts to protect the community from illness include the following measures," said a spokesperson.

•Continue to wear masks when around others who do not live with you.

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31
Mar

Navigation season resumes on Mississippi River


In 2020, nearly 17 million tons of commodities passed through Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg. Above, a tow boat heads south on the Mississippi River near Marquette. (Photo credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District)

By Caroline Rosacker

During the 2020 season, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, staff supported 2,620 commercial navigation lockages at Lock and Dam 10, near Guttenberg. This was above the ten-year average of 2,164 lockages. The 2020 lockages supported 16,974,594 tons of commodities by the navigation industry, in comparison to the 2019 season that supported 1,750 commercial lockages and the movement of 11,575,625 tons of commodities.

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Mar

Rev. Richard G. Gaul

Rev. Richard G. Gaul, 78, of Guttenberg, formerly of Luxemburg, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque.

Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church prior to funeral services. 

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Mar

Shirley A. Kann

Shirley Ann Kann, 91, of Guttenberg, died Monday, March 15, 2021, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Friday, March 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Mar

C.R. adds soccer to sports line-up


Clayton Ridge students practice their soccer skills in preparation for the upcoming spring soccer season. The new varsity soccer program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge High School will be adding soccer as an official varsity sport this spring. High school soccer has always been a club sport played in the summertime, and not part of the school's extra curricular activities. The new varsity program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles just like football or basketball. 

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24
Mar

Spielbauer is awarded AGSA Athlete of the Month


Samantha Spielbauer is all smiles after winning at the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association's girls state tournament. She had the fastest pin, in 1:16, to win at 160. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Balancing a demanding academic and athletic schedule can be very stressful on high school student-athletes. Fifteen-year-old Clayton Ridge sophomore Samantha Spielbauer has had plenty of practice prioritizing her busy athletic schedule. 

AGSA Athlete of the Month

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Recovery Connect to begin here Apr. 7

Recovery Connect is an eight-week in-person recovery journey where participants will learn how unresolved trauma can negatively impact both over-all mental health and physical health. Participants will be equipped with tools and connections to guide healing from past traumas.

The first session of Recovery Connect will begin on Wednesday, April 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is free and child-care will be provided. 

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Mar

Barbara J. Mohning

Barbara Jeanne Mohning, 88, of Garnavillo, went to join her heavenly Father on March 10, 2021, at the Elkader Care Center.

Barbara was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Elkader, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Dueringer) Burlingame, the youngest of seven children.

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Mar

"Not Quite Brothers" at annual fireman's dance


"Not Quite Brothers" will provide the entertainment at the annual Guttenberg Fire Department dance on Saturday, March 27, from 7 - 11 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Fire Department is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who perform fire suppression and other emergency-related services to area residents. They are expected to be on call all the time and be prepared to be summoned to the fire station when their services are needed. They are also expected to participate in other non-emergency duties such as training, equipment maintenance and fund-raising events. 

Annual Firemen’s Dance

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