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K of C donate to local organizations


The Knights of Columbus Council #4148 presented a check to the Veterans Angels to be used for Quilts of Valor for veterans. From left are Knights of Columbus member Don Sherbring, Rosalie Kickbush, Joyce Voss, Phoebe Johnson, Jeanne Eilers, and Knight Adam Scherbring. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Knights of Columbus was founded by Venerable Father Michael J McGivney at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn. in 1882. It is the world's largest lay Catholic organization, with more than 2 million members worldwide. The 130-year-old organization's original intent was to provide welfare and security for families during times of sickness and death. It has grown throughout the years, and the Knights donated more than 70 million volunteer hours and $158 million to charitable entities.  

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Jan

Cough, cold, flu and Covid season

By Dr. Michele Dikkers,

Clayton County Board of Health Chair

Growing up we had to be about dead before we went to the doctor.  Slap a bandage on it, put menthol vapor rub on your chest or put an ice bag on it.  A runny nose, sniffles or a cough was no reason to stay home.  

Wed
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Dec

Theresa L. Henkes

Theresa Lynn Henkes, 48, of Guttenberg, formerly of Monona, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 27, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Monona, conducted by Rev. Chris Podhajsky. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial was at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona.

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Dec

Andrew Johnson promoted to 9th dan black belt


Andrew Johnson (above) of Garnavillo was promoted to 9th dan black belt following successful advancement testing at Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Cedar Rapids. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

On Oct. 9 Andrew Johnson of Garnavillo was promoted to 9th dan black belt following a successful test of advanced physical and mental acuity at Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Cedar Rapids.  

A fellow student first introduced the dedicated Tae Kwon Do practitioner to martial arts in college. In 1981, he began his formal training in northeast Iowa with Roger Clarke, who opened up a branch dojang in Elkader, a short drive from the Johnson family farm.   

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29
Dec

Columbariums available at city cemetery


Two columbariums, located directly across from the cemetery's utility shed, contain 24 columns with each column holding two urns of a specific size. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A columbarium is a structure for the respectful storage of cremated remains of the deceased in funerary urns. They can be free standing units, or part of a mausoleum or other building. 

Guttenberg City Cemetery adds columbariums 

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29
Dec

Top performance marks for Clayton Ridge School

The Clayton Ridge School District recently received its Iowa School Performance Profile ratings from the Iowa Department of Education. Ratings are based on accountability measures for the 2020-2021 school year.

Clayton Ridge Elementary received a High Performing rating. The Middle School, High School and Iowa Virtual Academy received Commendable ratings. 

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Dec

Lakeside reopening set for New Year’s Eve


Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg is set to re-open under new management on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. From left are owners Kyle Selberg, Norie Thuerauf and Ron Shorkey. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1927, William H. Kann and Sons built Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg for a cost of $17,000. It is estimated that the cost to build the Ballroom today would be over $2.5 million. The venue has changed hands throughout the years, and in 2006 was purchased by the Lakeside Preservation Committee, LLC, comprised of Jeff and Kari Friedlein and Ross and Mary Abbott. The group has recently sold the iconic ballroom, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to Kyle Selberg of Waukon, Ron Shorkey from Roland, and Norie Thuerauf, owner of Norie's RestoBar, in Guttenberg. 

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Dec

Tower Living ladies share holiday memories


Tower Living Center residents in Garnavillo enthusiastically shared beloved Christmas memories. From left are Nancy Gull, Betty Kregel and Bobbi Mohning. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Bobbi Mohning, age 83, Betty Kregel, age 98, and Nancy Gull, age 96, recently gathered in the cozy dining/living area at Tower Living Center in Garnavillo, their home away from home, and shared their delightful memories of Christmas past.  

How we met

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Dec

Last meeting of 2021 for Guttenberg city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council covered a relatively brief agenda at the final monthly meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 13. The meeting marked the last regular meeting for Mayor Bill Frommelt and council members Mick Pierce, Virginia Saeugling and Fred Schaub (mayor-elect), whose terms expire at the end of the year. Also present were councilmembers Austin Greve and Jane Parker.

Project updates

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Dec

Larry D. Dettbarn

Larry Dean Dettbarn, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis., surrounded by his loving family.

Larry was a kind, loving father, husband, and friend, and will be deeply missed. He was known for his sense of humor and loved to play pranks on everyone, and would spend hours in his garage doing his woodworking projects.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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