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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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11
Jul

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
Jul

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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04
Jul

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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04
Jul

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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04
Jul

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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04
Jul

Red, White & Blues Fest July 14


A lineup of Iowa legends will play at the first annual Red, White & Blues Fest at the Guttenberg Golf Club on Saturday, July 14. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Golf Club has a legendary lineup of blues and rock musicians scheduled to perform at an outdoor concert and fireworks show on Saturday, July 14. All ages are welcome to attend the event, which will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight. 

Wed
04
Jul

Students share memories Historic 1903 school building demolished


Renovations continue at Clayton Ridge Schools. More than a half dozen companies and an estimated 40-50 employees are currently at work on the premises. Above, in a photo taken on Thursday, June 28, a hole is opened in the block wall on the southwest corner of the gymnasium and rubble is being cleared away. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The oldest school building on the Clayton Ridge Guttenberg campus was demolished last month to make way for new construction. In this two-part series, continued from the June 20 issue, The Press looks back at the building’s beginnings with reflections from former students.

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04
Jul

Doris M. Page

Doris M. Page, 98, of Guttenberg, was called home peacefully at 2:10 a.m., on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Guttenberg Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.

To honor Doris’ life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 10, at Behr Funeral Home, Dubuque, conducted by Pastor Loren Hirschy.

Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

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04
Jul

Janaan M. Wolf

Janaan M. Wolf, 83, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 6, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Dubuque, where visitation will be held Friday from 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

The Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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