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Ardythe Hager

Ardythe Hager, 84, of Guttenberg, died Friday, July 6, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, after a brief illness.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg.

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Betty E. Kremer

Betty Eileen Kremer, 87, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Visitation was Sunday, July 8, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, July 9, at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Edgewood, conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson.

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Doris “Dorie” Dingbaum Mallicoat

Doris “Dorie” Dingbaum Mallicoat, 89, of Manchester, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Visitation was Monday, July 2, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester and before services Tuesday.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 3, at  the funeral home.

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Umbrella Arts sculpture project


Rosemary's Bed & Bath at 518 S. River Park Drive has submitted this entry to the Umbrella Arts sculpture project, created by owner Jane Parker. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

This fish sculpture by Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy is a welcome sight at the Guttenberg Welcome Center, 323 S. River Park Drive. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Umbrella Arts has extended its deadline for fish sculptures for its summer sculpture project to Wednesday, Aug. 1. To enter, send a photo and the location of the sculpture to Juanita Loven at lovenrj@alpinecom.net. For contest details, call 563-252-1310.

"There is a wide variety of entries, so take the opportunity to check them out," said Loven. "Some are inside, some outside, and one online." A list of sculpture locations follows (not all are entered in the contest).  

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Fishing tournament includes fish fry, Catfish Queen


Catfish Queen Natalie Domeyer rode in the Stars & Stripes parade for her first official duty as royalty. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Motel will host its third annual Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 28. From the first year to the second, the competition grew from 19 teams to 29 teams with total weigh-in of over 350 pounds in 2017 – and organizers Dave and Patty Schwarz expect a similar experience this year.

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Courtyard Cafe kicks off with food, art, live music


Diners at the Courtyard Cafe at Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center enjoy locally roasted Big Muddy Coffee, pastries by Margo Friedlein, signature sandwiches and other treats served indoors or in the courtyard. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After many months of organizational planning, preparing a commercial kitchen for inspection in a historic limestone building, and pinpointing youth who are passionate about the project, Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center’s Courtyard Cafe is ready to serve you your morning beverage.

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04
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Edna G. Thiese

Edna Grace Thiese, 101, passed away June 23, 2018 at Elkader Care Center, due to natural causes. 

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 27, at Kingdom Hall, Elkader. Visitation was before services.

Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Volga.

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Francis L. Vorwald

Francis L. Vorwald, 73, of Maquoketa passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home in Maquoketa.

Visitation was Sunday, July 1, at Lahey Funeral Home, Maquoketa.

Funeral services were Monday, July 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa.

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5,000-6,000 celebrate the Fourth of July in Guttenberg in 1903


This July Fourth float from the turn of the last century features a man in a barber chair and two men holding an oversize pair of scissors — apparently promoting a local barber. The building in the background, formerly an implement business, now houses The Guttenberg Press. (Photo courtesy of the Guttenberg Heritage Society)

By Shelia Tomkins

In 1903, the same year that saw construction of a new public school building in Guttenberg, an estimated 5,000-6,000 people filled the streets to view the Fourth of July parade and other festivities. The following account is from a July 1903 issue of the Clayton County Journal, a newspaper published in Guttenberg.

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Art + Music summer series


Jenna Lueck of Sherrill will display her new series of paintings featuring northeast Iowa landscapes at Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center throughout July. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center is proud to introduce its summer Art + Music summer series with an exhibition by painter Jenna Lueck and a live performance by musician Bruce Bryant.

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