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Arlene R. Handke

Arlene R. Handke, 81, of Waukon, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating.

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Norbert L. Butikofer

Norbert Lee Butikofer died peacefully at the Elkader Care Center on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Visitation was Feb. 5, at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport and one hour before service.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport, conducted by Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen.

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Bernice L. Schlueter

Bernice L. Schlueter, 94, of Ryan, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester.

Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 13, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ryan. Funeral services followed the visitation conducted by Rev. Gabriel Anderson.

Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Ryan.

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Jeremy L. Dahl

Jeremy Lee Dahl, 47, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Oak Grove, Minn., passed away on Thursday Jan. 24, 2019.

Honoring Jeremy’s wishes he will be cremated.

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Modest farm value loss in 2018

After a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent, or $62 per acre, from the 2017 estimate.

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Guttenberg Country Club offers the perfect wedding reception venue


The modern clubhouse at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club has all the amenities to create the wedding reception of your dreams. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Overlooking a picturesque nine-hole golf course, with breath-taking views of the Mississippi River within walking distance, the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club is the perfect backdrop for your after-wedding reception. 

Located at 28126 Highway 52, Guttenberg, the country club offers a modern, newly-built club-house and a pristine manicured, surrounding green.  

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Umbrella Arts to present The Sinatra Experience


"Chicago's Sinatra" Steve Jacobs, aka Stevie Swing, will perform at PromiseLand Winery on Saturday, March 23. The mid-winter musical event is sponsored by Guttenberg's Umbrella Arts. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Is cabin fever starting to close in around you? Are you tired of watching the same television programs? Get on your dancing shoes  because Guttenberg's local Umbrella Arts group has organized the perfect event to chase away your mid-winter blues.

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Participants sought for Family Helping Hands after-school homework help


Homework help will be available after school every Wednesday beginning Feb. 6 at the Guttenberg Welcome Center. (Stock photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”- Fred Rogers

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, located at 323 South River Park Drive, is opening its doors every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 6, for after-school homework help.

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Clayton Ridge & St. Mary's Mentor for a Day program


From left, Sara Moser, Kari Harbaugh and Mandy Ludovissy are organizers of an innovative Mentor for a Day program. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Extending a helping hand to the youth of our community is the bridge that allows our younger generation to become happy, healthy, productive adults.  

Clayton Ridge and St. Mary's Mentoring One-on-One program began in Guttenberg in March 2018. With the help of a team of dedicated individuals, this mentoring program has since taken root in our community. 

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Doris J. Moellering

Doris Jean Moellering, 95, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.

Services will be held at a later date.

Doris was born the daughter of Reuben and Clara (Schelhammer) Bernhard, Nov. 7, 1923, in Giard Township, Clayton County. Doris attended Froelich Country School, graduated from Monona High School in 1941, and attended two years at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.

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