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Jun

Umbrella Arts River of Music 2020 summer concert series


The Side Project will kick off the summer concerts in Ingleside Park this Friday, June 5, starting at 6 p.m. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Umbrella Art members are once again hosting their popular River of Music concert series. The event is held each Friday evening beginning June 5 - Aug. 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. Musicians will perform under the band shelter located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and  North River Park Drive.  

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03
Jun

April E. Miller

April Elaine (Loetz) Miller, 75, of Elkader died Saturday, May 23, 2020. 

Funeral service were held Wednesday, June 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, conducted by Rev. Andrew Preuss.

Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.

Wed
03
Jun

Justin Schmitt

Justin Schmitt, 38, of Waterloo, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Justin was born Dec. 21, 1981, in Manchester, the son of James and Wanetta (Schmitt) Sadewasser. He attended Guttenberg High School and was a lead cook for many different restaurants throughout the years.

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27
May

Donna Hinzman sews 1,000 cloth masks


Donna Hinzman of Guttenberg has sewn and donated 1,000 cloth face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
27
May

Newly-remodeled Bender's Foods – serving Guttenberg since 2004


Bender's Foods in Guttenberg has recently remodeled and updated the interior of the store. Management planned to have the updates and sleek new look completed by Memorial Day weekend. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small town grocery stores play a major role in our rural communities. They provide a vital source of nutrition, employ our neighbors, and add to tax revenue that supports our community. Rural grocery stores are also economic drivers and community builders. 

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27
May

Clayton Ridge board hires food management firm

At its regular monthly meeting on May 14, the Clayton Ridge School Board accepted a bid from a food management company to handle school lunches for the 2020-21 school year. The district currently employs a staff to prepare lunches.

The unanimous vote to make the change came after a study by the school district. A representative from OPAA Food Management, Inc. answered questions via Zoom about the company's services and the transition process. An assurance was made that OPAA will employ current staff members. 

Wed
20
May

Danny Carrier shares tales of growing up in Guttenberg


Danny Carrier owned and operated Danny's Auto Repair for 44 years. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Danny Carrier was born in 1937. His parents were Louis and Hilda Carrier. He attended and graduated from St. Mary's School in Guttenberg. Carrier told The Press, "I used to get in trouble for entertainment. I had one brother, Jerome, and four sisters, Pat, Mary Ann, Winifred “Winnie” and Laura. I was the youngest. I had a newspaper route delivering the Des Moines Register." 

Kann clubhouse — No girls allowed!

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20
May

Local Memorial Day program modified due to pandemic

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's traditional Memorial Day program featuring a parade, band music and speakers will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dennis Hanna of the local American Legion Post, which coordinates the event, said that although the program was cancelled, organizers want to honor all veterans with a brief acknowledgement of their service and sacrifice on Monday, May 25.

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20
May

SODA panel discusses dangers of vaping


The Clayton County 5C Community Collaboration Council and students from the MFL MarMac SODA (Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol) group met in Guttenberg on March 12 for a panel discussion focusing on the dangers of vaping. From left are Hailee Corlett, Saysha Schoulte, Jaxton Schroeder, Jonah Wille, and Mya Nelson; back, Adam Sadewasser and Matt Moser. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton County 5C Community Collaboration Council is a volunteer coalition that concentrates on drug prevention and education in Clayton County. The coalition is comprised of representatives from different sectors including substance abuse, business, healthcare, law enforcement, schools, youth, parents, faith and media. 

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20
May

Joyce M. Smith

Joyce Marie Smith, 74, of Marion passed away on May 11, 2020. 

Family will be holding a private graveside service with burial in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Joyce was born on Dec. 22, 1945, the daughter of Vernon and Martha (Gull) Horstman. 

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