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Avian Connections at public library Jan. 17


Avian Connections Katie Isben and her education ambassadors will present two programs at the Guttenberg Public Library on Jan. 17. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Avian Connections of Prairie du Chien, Wis., is set to present two raptor programs at the Guttenberg Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. in the main library. "We are offering two time slots for this popular program, so everyone gets a chance to attend," said librarian Katey Simon. 

Founder Katie Isben

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Ann K. Powers

Ann Katherine (Sullivan) Powers, 91, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 28, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 5, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hiawatha. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial will be at a later date at St. Clement’s Cemetery in Dunlap, Ill.

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Shirley M. Moser

Shirley M. Moser, 91, of Guttenberg, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. Funeral services will commence at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Pastor Mike Ashman. Burial will follow at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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William “Willie” L. Kruse

William “Willie” L. Kruse, 80, of Guttenberg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 at his home.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 8, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg and before services at the funeral home. 

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home, conducted by Deacon Mike Timmerman.

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Steven K. Christianson

Steven Kent Christianson, 73, of Garnavillo passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 at his home in the loving arms of his family.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 1, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan., 2, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Pastor Dennis Rodenberg. 

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Jerome “Jerry” A. Vorwald

Jerome “Jerry” Alois Vorwald, 92, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, at his home on the farm.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 29, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colesburg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 30, at the church, conducted by Rev. John Haugen.

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Francis “Fritz” Berns

Francis “Fritz” Berns died on Dec. 9, 2023, after a long and full life.

He was born Dec. 18, 1931, on the family farm outside Garnavillo, to Anton and Elizabeth (Wolter) Berns, the youngest of eight children. Several years after graduating from high school he enlisted in the Air Force. Once basic training was completed in 1953 at Parks Air Force Base in Haywood, Calif., he continued on to advanced individual training at Lowry Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. 

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Marilyn V. Kuehl

Marilyn Viola Kuehl, of Garnavillo, passed away on Dec. 18, 2023, at the Elkader Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 1 – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo. Funeral services will commence at 2:30 p.m., at the church with burial to follow at Garnavillo City Cemetery. Pastor Gary Hatcher will officiate. 

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Bonnie L. Moser

Bonnie Lee Moser, 81, of Des Moines, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, while in hospice care at Pine Acres Care Center in West Des Moines.

Bonnie will be cremated and a celebration of life service will be held in Guttenberg at a later date.

She was born on Feb. 6, 1942, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Elmer and Alverta (Harbaugh) Knudtson.

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Osborne programming and giving opportunities


Above, Matt Schaffer enjoys an evening bike ride on the Pony Hollow Trail. The trail attracts visitors and new residents to the area while serving as a financial catalyst for Elkader and Clayton County. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton County Conservation Board is pleased to announce its winter lineup of upcoming events and programs. 

Voyageurs Highway 1971, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Osborne Nature Center. Join Larry and Margaret Stone as they share their story of their canoe trip along the Voyageurs Highway in 1971, with Larry's beautiful photography and their memorable stories. 

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