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Leonard A. “Lennie” Thein

Leonard A. “Lennie” Thein, 86, of Garnavillo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in his home.

Lennie was born June 2, 1935, in Garnavillo, the son of Arthur and Irene (Tuecke) Thein. He was a graduate of Garnavillo High School. From 1958-1961 he served as a Specialist in the United States Army Corps, with some time spent in Korea.

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Myrna L. Ohl

Myrna L. Ohl, 94, of Oelwein, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2021, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, where she had resided the past three weeks.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 20, at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Oelwein, conducted by Rev. John Kerr.

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Sep

Parkinson's Awareness walk and 9-hole golf outing


Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County (PACC) will hold its 5th annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Guttenberg Golf & Country Club. Above are members of PACC who participated in last year's event. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County (PACC) is making plans to hold its 5th annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk and 9-hole best-shot golf outing. The event is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Guttenberg Golf & Country Club located at 28126 Hwy. 52. 

Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m., with walkers lining up at 10 a.m. There is no cost associated with the walk, but a free will donation is appreciated. 

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Sep

Candidates file for city, school board seats

By Shelia Tomkins

Iowa school board and municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2. Local voters will go to the polls to fill vacancies on the Clayton Ridge school board and Guttenberg city council. The filing deadline was Sept. 16, and the following will be listed on the ballot.

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Sep

City council to take bids on property

By Shelia Tomkins

At the monthly meeting on Sept. 13, the Guttenberg city council decided to  take bids on property at the corner of Highway 52 and Schiller Street, known as the Bender property, the former site of a gas station.

The council voted to buy the property last November in connection with the Schiller Street property, deciding at the time to purchase it rather than pursue the easement needed for the Schiller Street project. 

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Sep

John “Jack” Thein

John “Jack” Thein, 75, of Guttenberg died on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, following a fatal motorcycle/kayak accident, through no fault of his own, near Rossville in Allamakee County.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 12, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Burial was in Mount Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

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Shirley N. Wirkler

Shirley Naomi (Jacobs) Wirkler, 91, of Farmersburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. 

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 10, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour prior to the start of services.  

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Garnavillo Gospel Hall.

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Sep

Mary A. Ernster

Mary Ann Ernster, 91, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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GermanFest to celebrate 30th anniversary


The Guttenberg GermanFest will mark its 30-year anniversary on Sept. 24-25. GermanFest committee members are Lora Kolker, Amy Speed, LeAnn Esmann, Michelle Geuder, Jane Augustyn and Brandie Tomkins. From left, Jane Augustyn and Brandie Tomkins pose with the GermanFest cutouts that will be available for photo ops on the festival grounds. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg GermanFest will mark its 30-year anniversary on Sept. 24-25. The festival, which celebrates our community's rich German heritage, has transformed and grown throughout the years, and requires an army of ambitious planners and volunteers to steer the two-day event.  

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Sep

Stickfort Farm recognized as Century and Heritage Farm


The Stickfort farm was recently designated as a Century and Heritage farm by the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship. From left are Kinsley Jones, Carey Jones, Kellan Jones, Casey Jones, Aracelly Stickfort, Stuart Stickfort, Kelly Bromelkamp, and Casey Stickfort. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship recently designated Stuart and Aracelly Stickfort's farmstead as a Century and Heritage farm. The Century and Heritage Farm program recognizes multi-generation farm families who have overcome challenges, adapted to fluctuating markets and embraced new technologies to remain successful for 100 and 150 years, respectively. 

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