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Sep

Cruisers ready for 20th annual car show, cruise, music

Submitted by

Bob and Donna Hinzman

The 20th annual River Park Cruisers Car Show, Cruise and Music in the Park is coming this Saturday, Sept. 16. 

Come enjoy the day with us, listen to music downtown by “The Mole” during the car show and view hundreds of beautiful classic cars in Guttenberg on six blocks of River Park Drive.

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13
Sep

Pool committee answers questions from community


Island residents Jane and Ken Root represented the Wave of the Future during the island's Labor Day weekend golf cart parade. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Over the past three years, the Wave of the Future committee has done extensive research that covers many of the questions community members now have about the project, such as the current state of the pool, financial implications of a new pool, and the project timeline.

Wed
13
Sep

CR students contribute to NEIA photo project


Clayton Ridge student Maddie Radabaugh's photograph and story on The Landing in Guttenberg is featured in the new collaborative book Connecting/communities: The People and Places of Northeast Iowa.

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge, Central, Ed-Co, North Fayette Valley, Starmont and West Central schools teamed up on a $2,000 McElroy grant through Keystone AEA to create a book called Connecting/communities: The People and Places of Northeast Iowa. Professional photographers worked with six area school teachers and their students to document the area with stories and photos taken by students. A professional graphic designer put their work on the pages of the book, which is now available at the Guttenberg Public Library. 

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13
Sep

Guttenberg native oversees river royalty fleet


A new riverboat passed through Guttenberg last week on its maiden voyage from New Orleans to Red Wing, Minn. The American Duchess is the latest addition to the American Queen Steamboat Co. fleet. Guttenberg native Gary Frommelt accompanied the boat on its inaugural journey. See story below. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

Gary Frommelt, a native of Guttenberg who is now vice-president of marine operations for the American Queen Steamboat Co., recently accompanied the American Duchess riverboat on its maiden voyage, a round-trip journey from New Orleans to Red Wing, Minn.

Wed
13
Sep

Rodger C. Sear Jr.

Rodger Cletus Sear Jr., 75, of Garber, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at his home near Garber.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 10, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 11, at St John’s Congregational Church in Garber.

Rodger was the son of Rodger and Betty Sear Sr., born Oct. 23, 1941, in Dubuque.

Wed
06
Sep

Kuempel clock kits were once made in Guttenberg


This "Kuempel Clocksters" clock was recently donated to the Lockmasters House Heritage Museum. It measures approximately 5½ inches tall. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

A small mantel clock in a wooden case was recently donated to the Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum by Ken and Mickey Strader of rural Guttenberg. The clock face bears the wording "The Kuempel Clocksters, Guttenberg, Iowa." 

Wed
06
Sep

Clayton Ridge School board election set for Tuesday, Sept. 12

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 12, to choose directors for three open seats on the board of directors.

Incumbents Michael W. Finnegan and Kathy Ihde have filed for re-election. No candidates have filed for the third seat, leaving the opportunity for a write-in candidate to be elected to the position.

Wed
06
Sep

Business is steady at USC Guns


Brendan Walsh, right, and his wife, Mary, help a customer at USC Guns in Guttenberg. The new gun shop is located at 506 South River Park Drive, open Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Business has been steady since the United Sportsmen’s Company (USC) opened its Guttenberg storefront on May 15 selling handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammunition, magazines, optics, knives and accessories. 

“We specialize in custom made guns, scopes, reloading components, and ammunition. We also sell camouflage clothes and duck decoys,” said the Freeport, Ill., based business owner Brendan Walsh. “We buy estates, if somebody is retiring and selling all their guns and vintage collections.”

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06
Sep

Getting to know Guttenberg's new city manager


Millville area resident Denise Schneider will begin her duties as city manager of Guttenberg on Monday, Sept. 11. The Schneider family, from left, are Abi Jostand, Brody Schneider, Taylor, Lori and Phillip Ludovissy, Ron and Denise Schneider. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

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06
Sep

Susie Koss

Susie Koss, 56, of Discovery Bay, Calif., was called to heaven Aug. 28, 2017, at home with her husband by her side, after fighting cancer for nine years.

Surviving are her husband, Tim (4429 Clipper Dr., Discovery Bay, CA 94505); mother and father-in-law, Don and Elaine Koss of Garnavillo; a sister-in-law, Lori Koss of Elkader; two nieces and a nephew.

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