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Steve Rosacker

Steve "Coos" Rosacker, 56, of Guttenberg died Sept. 18, 2018, playing the game he loved most, at the Mystique Ice Arena, Dubuque.

Visitation will be held at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 4-7 p.m. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

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Bert J. Elledge

Bert Joseph Elledge, 89, of Edgewood, died on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. 

Private family service with be held at a later date.

Final resting place will be at Hansel Cemetery, Garber.

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Sep

Rachel M. Hoth

Rachel M. Hoth, 97, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns Kite. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at National Cemetery, National.

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Sep

Clayton County takes on aging bridge problem


Thirty percent of Clayton County's bridges are deemed either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

An Aug. 14th headline on the front page of the Des Moines Register stated “Iowa infrastructure makes ‘worst’ list." The article noted that, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation, about 20 percent of Iowa’s 24,215 bridges are deemed “structurally deficient.”

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Sep

City council revisits food truck ordinance, considers pool change

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on  Monday, Sept. 10, again discussed an ordinance concerning mobile food vendors, heard a design change request for the new pool bathhouse, and approved a raise for the city manager.

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12
Sep

Ivan E. Hardt

Ivan Ewald Hardt, 86 of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital.

A service will be held at a later date at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids.

Interment will be at the Garnavillo Cemetery.

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12
Sep

Nicholas J. Westhoff

Nicholas John Westhoff, 32, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 2, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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12
Sep

Farming heritage featured at Plagman Barn this weekend


The white barn is the cornerstone of the Plagman Barn Show Days complex that will be filled this weekend with demonstrations, exhibits, food and music. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

The Northeast Iowa Farm Antique Association's 37th annual Plagman Barn Show Days will be held Sept 14, 15, and 16. 

The Association is dedicated to the historical preservation, as well as the education of area youth, of the area's farm and home practices and techniques. 

Steam-powered engines, single-cylinder engines, and horse-powered equipment highlight the three-day fall show. Demonstrations are held daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sep

Freedom Rock coming to Guttenberg

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

Several months ago, an application was submitted and accepted, and Clayton County was approved as a site for a Freedom Rock. A small committee has been established and is in the early stages of planning. The Freedom Rock will be located in Guttenberg; however, it will be a Clayton County landmark.

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12
Sep

River Park Cruisers ready to roll at show, cruise, dance


The lead car for this Saturday's cruise is a black 1990 Pontiac Trans Am owned by James and Michelle Fassbinder of Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins

Hundreds of classic cars will converge on downtown Guttenberg this Saturday morning, Sept. 15, for the start of the 21st annual River Park Cruisers car show, cruise and dance. 

The popular event is the culmination of months of planning by the Cruisers. The day begins early as volunteers close downtown streets in time for car registration that runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The first 200 cars to register will receive a dash plaque.

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