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St. John's Church Thanksgiving fellowship meal set for Nov. 22


A bountiful banquet of delicious homemade food awaits the arrival of hungry Thanksgiving guests at the annual St. John's church Thanksgiving dinner. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Are you alone, homebound or an empty nester with no family nearby to celebrate Thanksgiving with? St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg is planning its annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 noon. This year marks the 11th year for this event. 

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Going hog wild for pumpkins after Halloween


These Elkader high school students were on hand to fling pumpkins they picked up for their Environmental Project Monitoring class pumpkin drive. Back row from left are Amy Wiedner, Matt Whittle, Cayden Hansel, Tom Whittle and front, Noah Reinhart (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each year the fall decorating trend grows in popularity. An estimated $9 billion were spent this year on decorating, costuming and candy consumption. The availability of a wide variety of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, ranging in a large assortment of colors, shapes and sizes, makes this time of year a treasure trove of fun for those wishing to adorn their homes with a Halloween harvest theme.

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Clayton County elects new supervisors

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents elected two new members to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors in mid-term elections held Nov. 6.

Sharon Keehner and Steve Doeppke, both running on the Republican ticket, were named to two vacancies on the Board of Supervisors. 

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David E. Dettman

David E. Dettman, 77, of Cape Coral, Fla. and formerly of Postville and Guttenberg passed Oct. 18, 2018.

Per Davids' wishes he was cremated and no services of any kind.

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Richard L. Leonard

Richard Lee Leonard, 48, of Beaverton, Ore. passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

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Dennis R. Wolf

Dennis R. Wolf, 80, formerly of Guttenberg passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at his home in Dubuque surrounded by his family.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Jay Ilten. Friends may call at the church from 9-11 a.m.

Burial will be in the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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Gene L. Duwe

Gene L. Duwe, 87, formerly of 1070 Roosevelt Street, Dubuque passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dubuque.

Burial was in Linwood Cemetery with military honors. Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family.

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Rita M. Rosacker

Rita Mae Rosacker, 90, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 28, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

A private family inurnment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Veterans Day program set for Nov. 12 at school in Garnavillo

By Shelia Tomkins

The public is invited to honor military veterans of all eras and branches on Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Ridge gym in Garnavillo. Due to construction work, the venue for this year's program was changed from Guttenberg to Garnavillo.

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Amish Hilltop Grocery offers a unique shopping experience


Ready, set, shop! Mary Ellen Wolfe gets ready to grocery shop at the Amish Hilltop Grocery store near Elkport. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Hilltop Grocery, as the name implies, is located at the top of a winding blacktop county highway at 33945 Hilton Road near Elkport. Surrounded by the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa, this Amish grocery store has a lot to offer the shopper. 

At first glance in its rural setting, with horse and buggy transportation a regular occurrence, one might expect a shopping experience more depictive of yesteryear.  

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