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Nov

Guttenberg native Brian Spielbauer to speak and sign books here Dec. 4


Brian Spielbauer

By Melissa Spielbauer Combs

Guttenberg native Brian Spielbauer has published his first book in a series of fantasy novels. The publication Tales of Lemuria: The Demon's Chamber debuted Sept. 1 of this year.

Monday, Dec. 4, will be a busy day for Brian. He will be in Guttenberg to speak with students at St. Mary's/IC School in the morning, and then will travel to Beckman High School in Dyersville in the late afternoon. 

Wed
29
Nov

Kregel women featured in book on female farmers


From left are Megan Kregel, Darlene Kregel and Maureen (Kregel) Seevers on their sixth-generation family farm. The Kregel women manage a 400-head dairy operation, while the men tend to the grain on the farm. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Gamble)

By Molly Moser

Local dairy farmers Darlene Kregel, Megan Kregel and Maureen (Kregel) Seevers are among the female farmers featured in the new book Women and the Land, released this fall by authors Barb Hall and Kathryn Gamble. The book takes a look at more than 25 women who are impacting Iowa’s farmland. Some have inherited rural property and are managing the agriculture practices from afar; some are working the land directly, providing food to the heartland; and still others are working in tandem with their husbands, fathers, sisters and daughters. 

Wed
29
Nov

$230,000 in donations announced at Backwater 'pool party'


Backwater played their classic party music at a Saturday evening pool party they organized to benefit the Wave of the Future campaign. From left are Steve Dikkers, Scott Fischer and Bruce Bryant. Not pictured are band members Ed Dvorak and Steve Moser. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Thanksgiving weekend was a busy one in Guttenberg, with families gathering to celebrate the holiday, shoppers visiting local merchants, and a large event on Saturday evening at Lakeside Ballroom. Lakeside owners donated the hall for a ‘pool party,’ hosted by the band Backwater and their wives, to benefit the Wave of the Future campaign for a new swimming pool in Guttenberg. The event raised nearly $30,000.

Wed
29
Nov

Holiday train to stop in Marquette

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will have one stop in Clayton County this year.  On Thursday, Dec. 7, the train will stop in Marquette at 4 p.m. on the river side of the railroad tracks.  

The Holiday Train is beautifully decorated with over 80,000 lights and also features great entertainment. Admission is a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for the Clayton County Food Shelf.

Wed
22
Nov

New mayor for North Buena Vista

By Shelia Tomkins

Following the official canvass of votes on Nov. 13 for municipal elections held Nov. 7, a write-in candidate has been elected mayor of North Buena Vista.

Lacey Ludovissy garnered 15 write-in votes which tied the vote total for incumbent mayor Robert Ludovissy, who was the only declared candidate on the ballot.

Wed
22
Nov

Solar energy is hot topic at free educational lunch

By Molly Moser

About a dozen people gathered for a free luncheon on solar energy from Kent Kraus and Mike Brummer of Dubuque’s Eagle Point Solar on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at The Stadium in Guttenberg. Kraus and Brummer provided information on the parts of solar array systems, the process of installing solar arrays in homes, businesses and nonprofits, and the tax credits that are available for doing so.

Wed
22
Nov

Backwater to play for Nov. 25 pool party at Lakeside


Knights support pool project Many community groups and individuals are joining the Wave of the Future by planning their own fundraisers for the project. The Knights of Columbus contributed $2,214.55 to the effort after a breakfast on Nov. 12. From left, Wave of the Future co-chairs Jessica Cline and Bec Knudtson with member Deb Moser receive a check from Knights Robert Kies, Adam Scherbring and Matt Esser. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Local favorite band and Midwestern All Music Association 2018 inductee Backwater is hosting a pool party for the Wave of the Future on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for food, games and a raffle, and Backwater will perform from 6-9 p.m. 

Wed
08
Nov

Volunteers host meals for the Wave of the Future

By Molly Moser

The Wave of the Future continues to roll along as fundraising efforts spread from the campaign cabinet to community members. Guttenberg resident Nancy Nuehring was so moved by Amy Clefisch and Rose Eglseder’s gift in memory of the late Dustin Eglseder that she decided to share her own talent in the kitchen to contribute to the project. 

Wed
08
Nov

Backwater to be inducted into MAMA Hall of Fame


Backwater will be inducted into the MAMA Hall of Fame next October. From left are band members Steve Dikkers, Scott Fischer, Bruce Bryant and Chris Sauke, with Ed Dvorak on drums, performing at Lakeside in early April. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Backwater fans should mark their calendars for a monumental event being planned for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. On that date, the band with members Bruce Bryant, Steve Dikkers, Ed Dvorak, Scott Fischer and Chris Sauke will be inducted into the Midwest All Music Association's Hall of Fame.

Wed
01
Nov

Municipal offices to be decided in elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7

By Shelia Tomkins

Residents of Iowa municipalities will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to elect candidates for terms beginning in January 2018.

A summary of candidates, polling sites, and hours for communities in The Press readership area are as follows.

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