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Sep

Heritage Society bridal fashion show & luncheon


Eva Dempster, Clayton Ridge Drill Team member, models a wedding gown worn on Oct. 6, 2018 for the wedding of Crystal Krapfl Bailey. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Heritage Society requests the honor of your presence at "Her Story," a bridal fashion show and luncheon featuring bridal gowns throughout the decades. 

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29
Sep

Mossy Glen Preserve research project


Fall hikers visiting Mossy Glen State Preserve will enjoy colorful blue asters and yellow goldenrod species. Autumn is also a good time to look for Dutchman's Pipe – white flowering plants that survive by parasitizing soil fungi. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Research biologist Dr. William Norris, Professor of Biology at Western New Mexico University in Silver City N.M., has spent the last 26 years conducting a research project at Mossy Glen State Preserve, an 80-acre paradise located six miles northwest of Edgewood in Clayton County. 

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29
Sep

Fatal school bus accident in Guttenberg

A Guttenberg woman died at the scene after being hit by a school bus on Thursday morning, Sept. 23, near St. Mary's School in Guttenberg.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Judy Puls, 66, was crossing the street at approximately 7:50 a.m. when she was struck by a school bus driven by Ronnie Moser, 73. The bus was turning south from Herder Street onto South Second Street. Students from St. Mary's and Clayton Ridge school district were on the bus at the time.

Wed
22
Sep

Leonard A. “Lennie” Thein

Leonard A. “Lennie” Thein, 86, of Garnavillo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in his home.

Lennie was born June 2, 1935, in Garnavillo, the son of Arthur and Irene (Tuecke) Thein. He was a graduate of Garnavillo High School. From 1958-1961 he served as a Specialist in the United States Army Corps, with some time spent in Korea.

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22
Sep

Myrna L. Ohl

Myrna L. Ohl, 94, of Oelwein, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2021, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, where she had resided the past three weeks.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 20, at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Oelwein, conducted by Rev. John Kerr.

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22
Sep

Parkinson's Awareness walk and 9-hole golf outing


Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County (PACC) will hold its 5th annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Guttenberg Golf & Country Club. Above are members of PACC who participated in last year's event. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County (PACC) is making plans to hold its 5th annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing. The event is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Guttenberg Golf & Country Club located at 28126 Hwy. 52. 

Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m., with walkers lining up at 10 a.m. There is no cost associated with the walk, but a free will donation is appreciated. 

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22
Sep

Candidates file for city, school board seats

By Shelia Tomkins

Iowa school board and municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2. Local voters will go to the polls to fill vacancies on the Clayton Ridge school board and Guttenberg city council. The filing deadline was Sept. 16, and the following will be listed on the ballot.

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22
Sep

City council to take bids on property

By Shelia Tomkins

At the monthly meeting on Sept. 13, the Guttenberg city council decided to  take bids on property at the corner of Highway 52 and Schiller Street, known as the Bender property, the former site of a gas station.

The council voted to buy the property last November in connection with the Schiller Street property, deciding at the time to purchase it rather than pursue the easement needed for the Schiller Street project. 

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15
Sep

John “Jack” Thein

John “Jack” Thein, 75, of Guttenberg died on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, following a fatal motorcycle/kayak accident, through no fault of his own, near Rossville in Allamakee County.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 12, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Burial was in Mount Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

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Sep

Shirley N. Wirkler

Shirley Naomi (Jacobs) Wirkler, 91, of Farmersburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. 

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 10, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour prior to the start of services.  

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Garnavillo Gospel Hall.

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