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Nicholas J. Westhoff

Nicholas John Westhoff, 32, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 2, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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12
Sep

Farming heritage featured at Plagman Barn this weekend


The white barn is the cornerstone of the Plagman Barn Show Days complex that will be filled this weekend with demonstrations, exhibits, food and music. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

The Northeast Iowa Farm Antique Association's 37th annual Plagman Barn Show Days will be held Sept 14, 15, and 16. 

The Association is dedicated to the historical preservation, as well as the education of area youth, of the area's farm and home practices and techniques. 

Steam-powered engines, single-cylinder engines, and horse-powered equipment highlight the three-day fall show. Demonstrations are held daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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12
Sep

Freedom Rock coming to Guttenberg

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

Several months ago, an application was submitted and accepted, and Clayton County was approved as a site for a Freedom Rock. A small committee has been established and is in the early stages of planning. The Freedom Rock will be located in Guttenberg; however, it will be a Clayton County landmark.

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12
Sep

River Park Cruisers ready to roll at show, cruise, dance


The lead car for this Saturday's cruise is a black 1990 Pontiac Trans Am owned by James and Michelle Fassbinder of Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins

Hundreds of classic cars will converge on downtown Guttenberg this Saturday morning, Sept. 15, for the start of the 21st annual River Park Cruisers car show, cruise and dance. 

The popular event is the culmination of months of planning by the Cruisers. The day begins early as volunteers close downtown streets in time for car registration that runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The first 200 cars to register will receive a dash plaque.

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05
Sep

NICC president advocates for levy continuation on Sept. 11 ballot


Dr. Liang Chee Wee, president of Northeast Iowa Community College, recently spoke to the Guttenberg Rotary Club about the upcoming levy vote and about President Trump's visit to the college. At right is Karilyn McArthur, Guttenberg Rotary president. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

On Sept. 11, voters in the Northeast Iowa Community Collelge district will be asked to decide whether to continue the current tax levy for the school.

Dr. Liang Chee Wee, president of Northeast Iowa Community College, visited the Guttenberg Rotary Club in August to talk about the school's accomplishments and ask  voters to continue their support by "investing in people through us."

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05
Sep

Council awards contract for pool; discusses food trucks

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 27, the Guttenberg city council accepted the low bid for the Guttenberg pool project and approved final plans for the project which is expected to begin this fall.

  Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider and  City Attorney Michael Schuster were also present.

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05
Sep

A look at Guttenberg's municipal marina


Jim Zerbe, who manages the municipal marina south of Lock and Dam 10, believes the facility has had a positive economic impact on Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Municipal Marina, located along the Mississippi River just south of Lock and Dam 10, has attracted boaters and visitors to the community since its dedication in 2011. 

Jim Zerbe, a seasonal city employee who has looked after the facility for the past five years, believes the marina is a great asset to the community and says its economic impact goes far beyond the rental fees collected.

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05
Sep

Carolyn J. Carrier

Carolyn Janet (Tomkins) Carrier, 83, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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05
Sep

Richard E. Duwe Jr.

Richard "Dick" Edgar Duwe Jr., 78, of Garnavillo, was called home by his heavenly father Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, on the family farm near Clayton Center of an apparent heart attack.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

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Joyce A. Kuenster

Joyce Ann Kuenster, 86, of Farmersburg passed on to heaven on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday Aug. 21, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 22, at St John’s Lutheran Church, Farmersburg.

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