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Dec

Robert R. Sheber

Robert Richard Sheber, age 77, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
05
Dec

Chris Anderson: A new face in town


Local artist and sculptor Chris Anderson displays an example of one of his clam shell bonsai trees and a selection of pearl button jewelry he creates out of discarded shells and buttons he finds along the banks of the Missipppi River from the former Pearl Button Factory. His work is offered locally at Roots (the store is closing for the season after the Dec. 15-16 weekend). (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The historic pearl button factory industry is receiving new recognition, thanks to artist and sculptor Chris Anderson. 

Chris moved to Guttenberg from Muscatine in the fall of 2018 to assist his mother, Holly Anderson. 

Wed
05
Dec

5C Coalition awarded grant to prevent youth substance abuse

The Clayton County Community Collaboration Council (5C Coalition) has received a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol.  

The DFC program, created by the DFC Act of 1997 is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use and is directed by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). 

Wed
05
Dec

The journey of Clayton County's Freedom Rock


A Freedom Rock arrived in Guttenberg on Nov. 21 and was placed at Limbeck (Horseshoe) Pond. It will be painted with a patriotic scene in July 2019. Freedom Rock committee members are, from left, Stan Blair, Jim Eglseder, Bob Moser, Dick Eilers, and Carson Palmer; not pictured are Nancy McClellan and Wendy Kuhse. See story below. (Photo courtesy of Nancy McClellan)

This six-ton boulder was carefully lifted off C.J. Moyna's flatbed truck using a crane operated by employees of Winegar Works Marina. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

An area veteran and a patriotic artist first came in contact with one another two years ago.  

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

Wed
28
Nov

Maria D. Richardson

Maria Denea (Price) Richardson, 50, of Gutenberg formerly of Duluth, Minn., passed Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 26, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Maria was born to Donald V. Price and Lavonda Sue (Eder) Meyer on Dec. 23, 1967.

Wed
28
Nov

Lowell M. Phelps

Lowell Merton Phelps, 87, of Edgewood (formerly of Colesburg), passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Lincolnwood Assisted Living in Edgewood.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 24, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment with military rites was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
28
Nov

Lights and water pilot program in Guttenberg saves energy

In early November, the City of Guttenberg, the Clayton County Energy District (CCED), and local landlords Isaac Eulberg and Gary Willman completed their lights and water direct install kick-off project. 

Consistent with the energy district’s value “to build community by keeping energy local, clean and fair,” the goal of the project was to lower energy costs for a targeted group of low-to-moderate income (LMI) households while helping the city achieve more efficient, cleaner energy use.  

Wed
28
Nov

Mobile Food Pantry distributes monthly in Guttenberg at St. John's

By Caroline Rosacker

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. ­—Matthew 25:35

On the third Saturday of each month throughout the year and the second Saturday during the months of November and December, a spirited group of volunteers gathers together to provide muscle and a welcoming embrace to people in our area counties. 

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28
Nov

GMH Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 30, Dec. 1


The Guttenberg Hospital Auxiliary will have this handcrafted, patriotic-themed quilt available for silent auction bids during their annual Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk scheduled for Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital Auxiliary has been an out-stretched hand  from the community to the hospital for generations. This organization's beginnings originated with the creation of the first hospital located on River Park Drive. "Louise Nuehring was one of the founding members," stated current president Karilyn McArthur. 

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21
Nov

Christmas tour of homes set for this Sunday

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton Ridge High School Class of 2019 will sponsor its annual Holiday Tour of Homes from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. Tickets can be purchased at any participating home.

Following are descriptions of each of the homes on the tour. 

Fritz's Farmhouse

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