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12
Jun

Community members seek to create healthy living vision


Community members met on May 20 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics to finalize a health and well-being vision for Guttenberg. From left are Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Coon, Wellmark representative Aaron Swanson, City Manager Denise Schneider, M.J. Smith, Emily Sadewasser, Ashley Christensen, Amy Speed, Tim Ahlers, Mayor Bill Frommelt, and Wellmark representative Mary Lawyer. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A selection of community members were invited to meet with representatives from HealthyHometownSM powered by Wellmark on Monday, May 20, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in the education room. 

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12
Jun

Phyllis A. Reinitz

Phyllis Ann (McGuire) Reinitz, 96, of Elon, N.C. (formerly Guttenberg) passed away peacefully Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Edgewood Place, Burlington, N.C.

Cremation will be in North Carolina with burial in Guttenberg at a later date.

Wed
12
Jun

Inez G. Hoeger

Inez G. Hoeger, 94, of Garnavillo, died peacefully on Sunday June 2, 2019, at Prairie Maison Nursing Home, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Visitation was Friday, June 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour before service at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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12
Jun

Volunteers needed

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals willing to staff the Welcome Center in downtown Guttenberg in the afternoons. Duties would include greeting visitors, answering questions, etc.  

Anyone willing to help can  call Mandy at the Welcome Center at 252-2323.

Wed
12
Jun

Johnson shares Tae Kwon Do experience


Northeast Iowa Tae Kwon Do eighth-degree black belt and area farmer Andrew Johnson, right, has been practicing and teaching martial arts for over 34 years. At left is Lanny Kuhse. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Growing up in an agriculturally rich small community in rural Northeast Iowa gave eighth-degree black belt Andrew Johnson a head start on the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. 

His family's farming roots date back to 1848 where documentation lists John D. Kregel, Johnson's great-great-grandfather, as the original landowner. President James K. Polk signed the certificate.

Wed
05
Jun

Wayne A. Bacon

Wayne Allan Bacon, 64, of Garnavillo, died Friday, May 24, 2019.

Visitation was Tuesday, May 28, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 29, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

Wed
05
Jun

River of Music concert Friday

For the sixth consecutive summer, free concerts will be held in Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m., beginning June 7 for the Art by the River Festival and running through Aug. 9. Umbrella Arts sponsors the event. On Friday, June 7, the featured band will be Triple Threat.

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05
Jun

Art by the River to be held this Saturday


The third annual "Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop" will be held on Saturday, June 8, in Ingleside park along the banks of the Mississippi River. The festival will feature area artists, scheduled musical performances throughout the day and hands-on workshops for artists of all ages. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has announced its third annual Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop. The free event is set for Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Ingleside Park in Guttenberg overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River. 

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05
Jun

OWLS sauntering program gets seniors back to nature


The Clayton County OWLS group met on May 16. Participants enjoyed a guided "saunter" through the Osborne Nature Center archery range woods, stopping to reflect on essays written by Emerson and Thoreau. Front from left are John Franta, Ann Franta, Joe Ihm, Jean Marie Hall, Joyce Marovets and conservationist Abby Harkraker; back row, Randy Vaske, Lucille Eberhardt, Diane Breitsprecher, Judi Siebrecht, Arlene Doepke, Cathy Boyer, Dorthy Lucas and Jane Metcalf. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County Naturalist Abby Harkrader has been sharing her passion for nature with visitors and staff at the Osborne Nature Center since the fall of 2008. 

Osborne Nature Center is located five miles south of Elkader on Highway 13 and features a native wildlife exhibit, walking trails, open shelters, a welcome center and gift shop. 

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May

River of Music concerts begin June 7

For the sixth consecutive summer, free concerts will be held in Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m., beginning June 7 for the Art on the River Festival and running through Aug. 9. Umbrella Arts coordinates the event.

On Friday, June 7, the featured band will be Triple Threat. See the ad elsewhere in this issue for a complete list of bands.

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