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23
Jan

John H. French

John Henry French, 79, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

A celebration of life will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John French Residence, 439 White Oak Rd, Guttenberg.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
23
Jan

Adeline Meier

Adeline Meier, 88, of Clermont, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 21, at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clermont, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Clermont, conducted by Rev. Don Komboh.

Wed
23
Jan

Katie Beitzel is new library director


Newly-hired library director Katie Beitzel began her position Jan. 3. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4-6 p.m. to meet the new director. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Public Library Board recently hired Kathryn Beitzel for the position of full-time library director. 

In open house for the public is scheduled at the library on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4-6 p.m., to introduce Beitzel to the community. 

Wed
23
Jan

Council moves forward on food truck ordinance, tables property ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council in its first meeting of the new year approved the second reading of a mobile food truck ordinance, heard resident concerns about a proposed ordinance that would address building and property maintenance, and approved renovation work on the municipal building auditorium floor.

Wed
23
Jan

Library director Sandra Barron retires after 24 years


The Clayton County Library Association said goodbye to Guttenberg library director Sandy Barron at their meeting on Jan. 9. They also welcomed new Guttenberg library director Katie Beitzel to the group. Front from left are Heidi Feuerhelm, Monona; Lisa Pope, Elkader; Cathy Shaw, Edgewood; Mary Fran Nikolai, Garnavillo; and Katie Beitzel, Guttenberg; back row, Patty Lincoln, Strawberry Point; Sandy Barron, Guttenberg; Michelle Petit, McGregor; and Becky Spielbauer, Volga. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Public Library director Sandra Barron will retire after 24 years of service at the end of January. Here is what Barron had to say about her experience as the director.

How many years were you employed with the Guttenberg Public Library?

Wed
16
Jan

Cyrenus W. Elsinger

Cyrenus W. Elsinger, 88, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 13, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
16
Jan

Rick G. Shefelbine

Ricky (Rick) Gail Shefelbine, 68, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at his home.

Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Wed
16
Jan

Blume makes CR wrestling history


Clayton Ridge wrestler Michaela Blume took first in her weight class at the Central High School invitational held Jan. 5 in Elkader. (Bev Hamann photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

In Jan. 5 at the varsity wrestling invitational held at Central Community School in Elkader, Michaela Blume, a sophomore at Clayton Ridge High School, made school history. 

Blume  is  the first female wrestler to win a tournament in her weight class in a male-dominated sport. 

Wed
16
Jan

CR Drill Team members journey to the Citrus Bowl


Clayton Ridge Drill Team members, from left, Brianna Miller, Grace Meier, Emily Schaefers, and Kaitlyn Kuehl-Berns performed as members of the All American Dance Team during the half-time show at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

This year, Clayton Ridge Drill team members Brianna Miller, Emily Schaefers, Kaitlyn Kuehl-Berns and Grace Meier were invited to participate in the half-time show at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

The competition for an invitation to the Citrus bowl starts in July at the Marching Auxiliary summer dance camp.

Wed
09
Jan

Carol A. Buhman

Carol Ann Buhman, 82, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 9, at United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Neil Hofer. Visitation was before services at the church.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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