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Wed
19
Aug

Project updates, boat trailers, waste contract on council agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council heard an engineer's update on current projects,  listened to objections regarding a proposed boat trailer parking ordinance change, and approved a new contract with the city's current waste hauler, Kluesner Sanitation.

Wed
12
Aug

Ramona G. Balk

Ramona G. Balk passed away on July 16, 2020, after a month-long struggle with corona virus.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1952, in San Diego, Calif. Ramona married Dean Balk on March 7, 1970. While Dean was in the Navy, they traveled the world together for 22 years, until he retired in October 1990. They then made their home in Torrance, Calif. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Wed
12
Aug

Freedom Rock nears completion


The Freedom Rock Committee was gifted with a welcome surprise in June. Devere Clinton and his five brothers construction crew from Communia donated a gazebo/roof over the Freedom Rock. Dick Eilers (front) assisted the crew. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In the fall of 2015, area veteran Stan Blair of Guttenberg approached patriotic mural artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen of Greenfield about the placement of a Freedom Rock® in Clayton County. 

Wed
12
Aug

Croatian Naive artist shares technique


Marsha Palmer, Croatian Naive artist of Guttenberg, spent extended periods of time living and studying in Hlebine, under the direction of Mr. Branko Matina. The above painting was awarded "Best in Show" at the Ike Parker Art Show in Clinton. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The small village of Hlebine, situated in the northern part of Croatia, is often referred to as the cradle of Naive Art. The distinctive style of painting is one of the most unique attractions Croatia has to offer. The artist community is home to the Hlebine School of Naive Art and Hlebine Naive Art Gallery. 

Wed
05
Aug

Charles “Chuck” E. Peterman

Charles “Chuck” Eugene Peterman, 71, of Elkader, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Guttenberg Hospital.

A private family Mass was held, conducted by Rev. John Haugen.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Leonard Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family. 

Wed
05
Aug

Lillian Handke

Lillian Handke, 93, departed peacefully from this earth at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood on Sunday, July 26, 2020, very much enveloped at the time of her passing by the immeasurable love of her large and devoted family.

A private funeral service was held at the City Cemetery in Guttenberg on July 30. She was laid to rest beside her husband.

Wed
05
Aug

“The Me I want to Be" offers mental health therapy services


Diane Baumgartner, a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual), opened her new business in Guttenberg on July 6. She will offer mental health therapy services via Telehealth until further notice. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

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The Me I want to Be, LLC, is located in the former Juanita’s Folly location at 3 Goethe Street, Guttenberg. Diane Baumgartner, a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual) opened her new business on July 6, 2020. She will be offering mental health therapy services via Telehealth until further notice. Eventually she plans to see clients in her office. 

Education/Training

Wed
05
Aug

Paddling to Persevere


Four paddlers making their way down the Mississippi River raising money and awareness for the non-profit organization Courage Incorporated, stopped in Guttenberg on July 5. From left are Marcie, Nate and Christina Denofre, and Don and Don Sr. Jokinen. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Paddling to Persevere is a two-fold Mississippi River journey. It is dedicated to raising awareness for Courage Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on helping individuals and veterans with physical disabilities participate in free outdoor wilderness-based adventures. 

Wed
05
Aug

Celebrate Guttenberg Friday and Saturday

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's annual Celebrate Guttenberg promotion is set to take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. Due to the pandemic, the number of events has been scaled back from previous years by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

Wed
29
Jul

David Leuser

David Leuser of Guttenberg, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully on July 16, 2020, at Ennoble Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dubuque, where he was cared for by their caring and compassionate nurses and staff. 

At his request, cremation and a private family memorial is planned for David.

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