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07
Dec

Dr. David F. Tomkins

Dr. David F. Tomkins, 75, of Asbury, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

A celebration of life will be held at Calvary Church in Muscatine on Dec. 17, 2022 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Burial will be held at Brown’s Cemetery in Colesburg in the spring.

Wed
07
Dec

Terry A. Krieg

Terry Alan Krieg, 77, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. John’s Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Ceres Cemetery.

Wed
07
Dec

Evening blaze destroys group home in Guttenberg


At left, firefighters tackle a Dec. 1 blaze at a group home in Guttenberg operated by Imagine the Possiblities; at right, flames shoot into the sky above the attached carport at the residence at 523 North Second Street. Two area fire departments joined Guttenberg volunteers to extinguish the fire; additional support came from local and area EMS and law enforcement agencies. See more photos on page 12. (Press photos by Austin Greve)

Five residents of a group home in Guttenberg were successfully evacuated during a Thursday evening fire on Dec. 1 that destroyed their home at 523 North Second Street.

The Guttenberg Fire Department responded to the call at approximately 8:30 p.m. that evening and upon arrival found the building fully engulfed in flames and smoke.

Wed
07
Dec

Phelps Farm offers winter produce and tulip bouquets


Phelps Farm will continue to harvest and sell fresh vegetables this winter, and will have a Tulip Club, offering weekly delivery of tulip bouquets beginning in early February. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Amy and Andrew Phelps, co-owners of Phelps Farm, cultivate over 40 different types of produce during the summer and fall gardening season. In the winter months their produce choices may decrease, but they still have plenty of nutritious vegetables available to customers. "We harvest lettuce 52-weeks out of the year that we grow in our unheated caterpillar tunnels," Andrew commented. 

Winter availability

Wed
07
Dec

Parker named Female Athlete of the Year


Guttenberg native Kassie Parker was named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Female Athlete of the Year. (Photo submitted)

Fresh off her second consecutive NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship, Loras College cross country graduate student Kassie Parker was named as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Female Athlete of the Year, according to the organization's official release.

Parker is collecting the honor for the second cross country season in a row after enjoying similar national success in 2021.

Wed
30
Nov

Reardon honored by Iowa Caregivers


Deb Reardon was awarded the Margaret Swanson Legacy in Giving award for her 43 years of dedicated service with the Clayton County Visiting Nurse Association. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In early October, Deb Reardon of Guttenberg was recognized for her long-standing career in caregiving by Iowa CareGivers with the Margaret Swanson Legacy in Giving award.

For the past 43 years,  Reardon, a Home Health Aide at the Clayton County Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) office in Elkader, has been changing lives – one person at a time. 

Wed
30
Nov

Beth Murray steps down after 24 years in business


From left are new owner Bob Urbain and Beth Murray. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

In 1998, Beth Murray, and her husband, Dan, purchased Dave's Sports Outlet, owned by Dave, Rosalie and the late Loras Kickbush. Beth's intention was to add a nursery to the existing bait shop located at the intersection of Highway 52 and Garber Road, renaming it Murray's Country Garden and Outdoor Store.

Wed
30
Nov

GMHC awarded $364,800 federal health care grant

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics will receive $384,800 in federal rural health care grant funds from the fiscal year 2022 appropriation package. 

The money will be used to help purchase a health care communication system and equipment including a nurse call system, ventilators, personal protective equipment and food pantry items.

Wed
23
Nov

Raymond M. Nieland

Raymond M. Nieland, 88, of Hazel Green, Wis., formerly of Guttenberg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 17, 2022.

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 21, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Peosta and before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Edward Mast.

Wed
23
Nov

Oak savanna restoration underway


Clayton County Conservation naturalist Kenny Slocum admires the forb diversity in the goat prairie at the Bloody Run County Park oak savanna. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

 Since 2016, Clayton County Conservation naturalist Kenny Slocum and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (CCI) have been working on a restoration project at Bloody Run County Park, located two miles west of Marquette off Highway 18 on 128th St. The 135-acre park provides excellent trout fishing, hiking trails, and primitive camping opportunities. 

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