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Wed
15
Jan

Reyerson revisits memories of a Guttenberg childhood


Harlen Reyerson recalls a childhood filled with outdoor recreation and creative ingenuity. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Harlen Reyerson has many fond memories of growing up in Guttenberg. He and his band of adventuresome friends — Don Moser, Carl Aulwes and Denny Randall — enjoyed many hours of outdoor recreation on the bluffs and waterways that surround our picturesque community. The foursome created lasting memories that continue to put a smile on Harlen's face. 

Wed
15
Jan

Burgin and Puelz compete in National Fishing Tournament


Tony Puelz, left, of Garnavillo, has been fishing competitively in tournaments for approximately 30 years. Taylor Burgin of Palo, right, became involved in competitive fishing within the past three years. (Photos submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

There are few things more exciting to an angler than catching a trophy bass. That excitement has led bass to become one of the most sought-after game fish in the United States. 

Wed
15
Jan

Chamber of Commerce banquet set for Monday, Jan. 20

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and membership meeting will be Monday, Jan. 20, at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club.  

"The annual banquet is held each January for Chamber members to gather and discuss Chamber events, activities, and projects for the past and upcoming year," said Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy. "All Guttenberg Chamber members are invited and encouraged to attend the annual meeting, and anyone interested in knowing more about the Guttenberg Chamber is welcome to attend." 

Wed
08
Jan

Public restroom erosion project


Two consecutive years of unusually high water and the influx of barge waves have caused erosion on the top portion of the river bank behind the public restroom located in the 500 block of South River Park Drive in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Two consecutive years of unusually high water, and the influx of waves created by barge traffic have caused the top portion of the riverbank to erode behind the public restroom located in the 500 block of South River Park Drive in Guttenberg's downtown district. 

Wed
08
Jan

Eldora and Duwane Duwe recall fond memories


From left, Eldora and Duwane Duwe met in high school and have been together ever since. The couple currently resides at the Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living Complex in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

From their comfortable apartment in the Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living complex, Eldora and Duwane Duwe cordially shared their memories of a lifetime spent in and around the Guttenberg area.  

The couple has been married for 74 years, and has been sharing their lives with one another since their high school days. 

Wed
08
Jan

Garber man dies following crash

Logan Pritchard, 21, of Garber died Monday, Dec. 30, following a one-vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 22. 

According to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, a report was received at 2:19 a.m. of a one-vehicle rollover on Colesburg Road about 1½ miles north of Colesburg. 

Wed
01
Jan

Jim McGuire shares memories


Jim McGuire recollects childhood memories of growing up in Guttenberg during the nation's great drought and experiencing the celebration of the end of World War II. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Jim McGuire, son of Leon and Valeria McGuire, was born Aug. 29, 1936. He grew up approximately five miles north of Guttenberg, on what is now known as the Pattison farm, on the Great River Road with his brother, Jerry, and sister, Phyllis.

Childhood memories and school days

Wed
01
Jan

Crisis shelter program is Lunch and Learn topic


Heather Kriener, Housing Resource Specialist with Friends of the Family, Waterloo, was the program presenter for the Family Resource Center's monthly Lunch and Learn Program on Dec. 5. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Friends of the Family is on a mission to provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

Through education and community engagement, Friends of the Family seeks a future free of violence and homelessness. 

Wed
25
Dec

Reminiscing about country school


The late Ron Meyer chronicled his country school memories in a fun-spirited memoir to share with family and friends. (Photo submitted)

Written by the late 

Ron Meyer

Submitted by Gertie Meyer

Wed
25
Dec

Werger donates books to Four Oaks of Iowa


Shelly and Mariha Werger donated a large assortment of children's books to the Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections of Iowa. From left are Shelly and Mariha Werger and Christa Hefel, Recruitment and Engagement Leader for Four Oaks. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections of Iowa is on a mission to create safe environments for at-risk children to remain in their own communities.

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