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Wed
05
Aug

Polls open for "Best of Guttenberg"

By Molly Moser

The second annual Best of Guttenberg competition is being held in conjunction with Celebrate the Mississippi River and Guttenberg, scheduled for Aug. 7-9. Community members will once again be able to vote for their favorite burger, pie, and Bloody Mary in Guttenberg. Organizers from the sponsoring organization, Guttenberg Development & Tourism, will award certificates – and bragging rights – to merchants who are voted “Best of Guttenberg.” 

Wed
05
Aug

Researching river history California artist travels Mississippi in shantyboat

By Molly Moser

A rustic recreated 1940s shantyboat, a daring river voyage, and a meticulous archive of river stories: All are part of a multi-year art and history project, A Secret History of American River People, that brought Santa Cruz artist Wes Modes to Guttenberg in late July. Modes set sail on the Mississippi River to collect the stories of people who live and work on the river from the deck of his homemade houseboat. 

Wed
05
Aug

Dwayne C. Mueller

Dwayne C. Mueller, 62, of Guttenberg died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg. 

Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial services were Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Wed
29
Jul

Mississippi Mud Challenge slated for Aug. 8

By Molly Moser

A Mississippi Mud Challenge will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, in conjunction with Celebrate the River. Organizers will lead participants in a series of comical strength, balance, and agility tests resulting in the crowning of Miss Issippi and Mr. Mud. 

Wed
29
Jul

Celebrate the River and Guttenberg

"Celebrate the Mississippi River and Guttenberg" will premiere next weekend, Aug. 7-9, featuring a three-day schedule filled with music, visual arts, storytelling, and fun family events that relate to the community's river heritage. 

Join in the celebration by attending live music by Dave Barton and Cathy Para, as well as Bruce Bryant as Carpe Diem, throughout the weekend. 

Native American artifacts will be on display in the Welcome Center all weekend, as well as an exhibition of Mississippi masterpieces by local artists at Shepherd Gallery. 

Wed
29
Jul

Climb aboard for tours and fishing with 10 Dam Fish!


Captain Dennis Hartig has logged over 600 fishing hours in three years on his twenty-foot Tidewater Center Console and will use that knowledge to lead his passengers to fishing success. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

For many, life along the Mississippi is idyllic. Fishing, bird watching, and leisurely boat rides are a favorite pastime for vacationers and locals alike – but for those without their own boats, the river can seem inaccessible. Captain Dennis Hartig and his wife, Susan, of Guttenberg, have decided to channel their river experiences into a business that makes those very experiences available to all.

Wed
29
Jul

Local fundraisers to provide entertainment this weekend


Minneapolis band Jonah and the Whales will play at Lakeside Ballroom on Friday, July 31, as part of a fundraising effort for the Guttenberg swimming pool. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg area residents will have the opportunity to contribute to two fundraisers this weekend, with entertainment at Lakeside Ballroom on Friday, July 31, and an Alzheimer’s walk in the park on Saturday morning. 

Wed
29
Jul

Alfred E. Bahls

Alfred Elmer Bahls, 85, of Guttenberg, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. 

Visitation was Monday, July 27, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 28, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
29
Jul

Cecelia R. Schmelzer

Cecelia Ruth Schmelzer, 88, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Memorial services were Tuesday, July 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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

Wed
22
Jul

Mari E. Ruiz

Mari Esthela Ruiz, 76, of Waterloo, formerly of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, July 15, at Covenant Medical Center.

Visitation was Friday, July 17, Hagarty – Waychoff – Grarup Funeral Service, Waterloo.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 18, at the funeral home.

Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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