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Active in Guttenberg: Clayton Ridge Music Boosters


The newly-formed show choir shows off their new uniforms purchased by the booster club. Seated are Levi Berns and Jade Geuder, standing from left are Elayna Simon and Audrey Helle. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series to highlight local groups and organizations that welcome members of the community and enhance our city’s culture. If you would like your group to be featured, please contact The Guttenberg Press. 

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Mar

Ruby M. Matt

Ruby Mary Matt, 81, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes in West Des Moines.

Visitation was Sunday, March 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, March 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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09
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Jaleen L. Fassbinder

Jaleen Lillian (Geuder) Smock Fassbinder passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, March 4, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 5, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

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09
Mar

Donald R. Kann

Donald Robert Kann, 90, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Friday, March 4, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at Kann-St. Michael Cemetery, rural Guttenberg.

Don was born the fifth child of Gregory and Anna (Miller) Kann, Jan. 12, 1926, on the family farm near Guttenberg.

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09
Mar

Rock and Roll on the River April 9 at Lakeside Ballroom

By Shelia Tomkins

Tickets are now on sale for the Rock and Roll on the River Show to be held Saturday, April 9, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The evening will feature music from the golden era of rock and roll.

This year's headliners are the Midwest Rock N Soul Revue  featuring a soup performance by Maurice Walker-Jules and an Elvis tribute by Eddie Simpson; local favorites Backwater and special guest Carl Thompson.

Wed
09
Mar

Being Mortal is book discussion topic set for April 26


Dr. Andrew Smith will be a member of the panel discussion on April 26 on the book Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gwande. Books are now available at the Guttenberg Public Library and from other sources. (Photo submitted)

A timely book discussion and panel discussion is happening in Guttenberg. Dr. Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Happens in the End, is available to the public for reading in preparation for a panel discussion of the book on  Tuesday, April 26, at Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living in Guttenberg, at a time to be announced at a later date.  

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09
Mar

Railroad to close crossings at Pryam and Herder Streets


Canadian Pacific Railroad plans to close Guttenberg crossings at Herder and Pryam Streets in exchange for 2016 maintenance on the Schiller Street crossing. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg city officials announced last week that two railroad crossings are scheduled for closure in 2016. Pryam Street, on the north side of the city near a lot owned by Kann Manufacturing, and Herder Street, which runs between St. Mary School and Kuempel True Value, will no longer be through streets from River Park Drive to Highway 52. 

“The crossings for closure are chosen from a list that Canadian Pacific Railroad would like to close,” said City Manager Mary Willett.  

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09
Mar

Landowners comment on proposed mining rezoning


The committee for mining impact research heard from landowners at their recent meeting in Elkader. The next meeting is scheduled for March 17. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The third meeting of the group studying the impact of mine expansion in Clayton County was held Thursday, March 3, at the Clayton County Office Building in Elkader. Committee members Susi Nehls, Anne Osmondson, Tom Blake, Roy Blair, Jack Knight and Mike Finnegan were in attendance and participated in discussions with the four landowners petitioning for zoning changes to allow mining on their properties.

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02
Mar

Ann Hayes

Ann Hayes, 62, of Dubuque passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at home.

Friends may greet the family from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1701 Rhomberg Ave., Dubuque, and from 8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Kyle Digmann.

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02
Mar

Pamela S. Freitag

Pamela Sue (Johnson) Freitag, 54, passed away at Central Community Hospital on Feb. 23, 2016, after battling a life-long illness. 

Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 25, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 26, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, conducted by Rev. Donna Buckman.

Interment was at East Side Cemetery, Elkader.

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