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Youth experience – Kids in the Kitchen fills need


Daisy Dickson (above) manages Kids in the Kitchen at the Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center, located at 214 South River Park Drive is home to Kids in the Kitchen, a welcome environment where culinary creativity meets youthful curiosity.  

Kitchen mission

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Jamie Blume named new city manager

By Shelia Tomkins

Jamie Blume is Guttenberg's new city manager, following action taken by the city council at its monthly meeting on Jan. 8.

Blume has served as Assistant City Manager since 2016, and has been a city employee since 2008. She will fill the vacancy created when the council approved a resignation agreement with former City Manager Denise Schneider effective Oct. 27. (See story in Nov. 22 issue).

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10
Jan

Volunteers make Christmas Just 4 Kids a success


The Monona Junior Feeders 4-H group gives Hershey bars decorated like a reindeer wearing a pair of warm winter gloves as antlers to each child attending Christmas Just 4 Kids. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Shepherd of the Hills Ministry in St. Olaf recently held its annual Christmas Just 4 Kids Project on Dec. 13-14. The event is a combined effort of many, including Toys for Tots – Dubuque, numerous area churches, businesses and individuals, Clayton County agencies and workers, along with many generous donors near and far.

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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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Jan

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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Jan

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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