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Art + Music summer series


Jenna Lueck of Sherrill will display her new series of paintings featuring northeast Iowa landscapes at Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center throughout July. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center is proud to introduce its summer Art + Music summer series with an exhibition by painter Jenna Lueck and a live performance by musician Bruce Bryant.

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Red, White & Blues Fest July 14


A lineup of Iowa legends will play at the first annual Red, White & Blues Fest at the Guttenberg Golf Club on Saturday, July 14. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Golf Club has a legendary lineup of blues and rock musicians scheduled to perform at an outdoor concert and fireworks show on Saturday, July 14. All ages are welcome to attend the event, which will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight. 

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04
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Students share memories Historic 1903 school building demolished


Renovations continue at Clayton Ridge Schools. More than a half dozen companies and an estimated 40-50 employees are currently at work on the premises. Above, in a photo taken on Thursday, June 28, a hole is opened in the block wall on the southwest corner of the gymnasium and rubble is being cleared away. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The oldest school building on the Clayton Ridge Guttenberg campus was demolished last month to make way for new construction. In this two-part series, continued from the June 20 issue, The Press looks back at the building’s beginnings with reflections from former students.

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Doris M. Page

Doris M. Page, 98, of Guttenberg, was called home peacefully at 2:10 a.m., on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Guttenberg Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.

To honor Doris’ life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 10, at Behr Funeral Home, Dubuque, conducted by Pastor Loren Hirschy.

Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

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Janaan M. Wolf

Janaan M. Wolf, 83, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 6, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Dubuque, where visitation will be held Friday from 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

The Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
27
Jun

Benjamin F. Zuercher

Benjamin Franklin Zuercher, 85, of Garber, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m., on Thursday, June 28, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at church on Friday.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Elkader, conducted by Rev. John Haugen.

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27
Jun

Fireworks, family fun at Stars & Stripes on Saturday


The June 30 Stars & Stripes celebration boasts summertime activities for fun-loving event goers of all ages. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Classic Independence Day traditions will be honored at this year’s Stars and Stripes Celebration. The iconic summer event is scheduled to take place this Saturday, June 30, kicking off with the Farmer’s Market at 8 a.m. on the 400 block of South River Park Drive, and ending in the timeless custom of fireworks over the Mississippi River. Clayton Ridge Schools will host a 5K Walk/Run that morning, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the gazebo in Ingleside Park.

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20
Jun

Students share memories Historic 1903 school building demolished


Demolition of the 1903 school building in Guttenberg was started on June 12 to make way for a new structure scheduled for completion in December of 2018. New construction is expected to begin very soon. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The oldest school building on the Clayton Ridge Guttenberg campus was demolished last week to make way for new construction. In this two-part series, The Press looks back at the building’s beginnings with reflections from former students.

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20
Jun

Ihm is Stars & Stripes Super Senior


Guttenberg native Joe Ihm will be the Super Senior honored in this year's Stars and Stripes parade. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce has selected 87-year-old native Joe Ihm as the Super Senior for the June 30 Stars and Stripes parade. “Retiring this year from leading the Lockmaster’s House Heritage Museum after 25 years, Joe Ihm exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism. His wealth of river knowledge and stories have delighted thousands of museum visitors each year,” said Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy.

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City council acts on requests, denies item tabled last month

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on June 11 moved forward on a noise ordinance, denied a zoning request that was tabled last month and approved wages and contracts with non-union employees.  

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda; also on hand were city manager Denise Schneider and city attorney Michael Schuster.

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