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Helen King

Helen King, 99, wife of the late Jay King, passed away on June 2, 2022, in Hartford, Conn. surrounded by her family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at Beecher and Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, Meriden, Conn.

She will be privately laid to rest with her husband Jay at the CT State Veterans’ Cemetery. 

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Family farm honored at Iowa State Fair


On Aug. 18 the Friedlein family was recognized at the Iowa State Fair as Century and Heritage Farm owners. From left are Jeff, Kari, and Larry Friedlein; Brandon and Margo Friedlein; and Nick and Taylor Chase and their three children, Levi, Maisyn and Sylvia. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

On Aug. 18 four generations of the Friedlein family of rural Guttenberg were honored at the Iowa State Fair as Century and Heritage Farm owners. To qualify for the prestigious award 40-acres of land must be owned by a family for at least 150 years. 

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Sweers inducted into Hall of Fame


Bob Sweers, number 32 with the Britt Eagles, scored 28 points and had two 2-point conversions during the State Championship game against Mount Vernon played at Kennick Stadium, University of Iowa. The Eagles beat the Mustangs 34 - 13. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

On Aug. 26 former Clayton Ridge middle school teacher and coach Bob Sweers of Guttenberg was inducted into the inaugural Athletes Hall of Fame in his hometown of Britt during halftime of the season opener football game. 

"They introduced us at halftime and a reception followed at the country club," Sweers commented. "I was humbled and honored."

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Sep

Marina rental agreement is council topic

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on Sept. 12, the Guttenberg city council reviewed the new CV/Chamber director agreement and discussed marina slip rental rules.  

On hand for the meeting were Mayor Fred Schaub, councilmembers Michelle Geuder, Steve Bahls, Jane Parker, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy. Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume attended in the absence of City Manager Denise Schneider.

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GEIDC awarded $2.7 million to expand social services

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Gov. Reynolds announced $40 million in grant funding for 24 projects through the Nonprofit Innovation Fund, enabling Iowa non-profits to expand services to help more Iowans. 

The Guttenberg Economical and Industrial Development Committee (GEIDC) was awarded a grant through the fund in the amount of $2.7 million to expand social services access and to address Guttenberg’s senior housing needs. 

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James P. Deutmeyer

James P. Deutmeyer of Guttenberg passed away Sept. 3, 2022 after a battle with cancer.

Iowa Cremation is in charge of his final care. A celebration of life for Jim’s friends and family will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Ss. Peter and Paul cemetery. 

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Sep

Ramona Bahls

Ramona Bahls, 81, of Garnavillo died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury surrounded by family.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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Music lineup for GermanFest

The Guttenberg GermanFest committee has a great lineup of musical entertainment for this year's celebration to be held Sept. 23-24, featuring both old and new favorites.

Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen will kick off the festival, playing from 6-10 p.m. Friday evening in the main festival tent. The four-piece polka band has been a crowd favorite at previous celebrations.

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Sep

Garnavillo Mini-Mart opens for business


The Garnavillo Mini Mart opened its doors on Friday, Sept. 9. Store hours are Mondays - Saturdays 5 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sundays from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. From left are owners Brian and Melissa Schumann and store manager Cassie Tuecke. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each day, more people visit a convenience store than any other brick-and-mortar retail location. It is estimated that 165 million transactions, per day, take place in convenience stores where customers can refuel their vehicle, purchase a snack, beverage, or freshly prepared meal at their favorite location. 

Brian and Melissa Schumann

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Local Trail Life USA troop established


Local Trail Life USA Troop IA-1199 spent the day hiking at Effigy Mounds near Marquette. Front from left are Keith Amunson, Pastor Diego Chuyma, Joshua Chuyma, Marc Moore, Lon Lindenberg, Joe Kierpaul, and Nathan Kierpaul; back row, John Chuyma, Nicolas Kierpaul, Isaak Moore, and David Chuyma. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Trail Life USA is a Christian alternative to the Boy Scout program, and is sponsored by Living Water Bible Fellowship Church in Guttenberg.

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