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Emilie Ann (Urlaub) Lenth

Emilie Ann (Urlaub) Lenth, 87,  of Garnavillo, passed away peacefully at the Guttenberg Care Center on the morning of May 30, 2022, after a month-long battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, John C. Lenth; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary (Kim) Lenth and Dave (Sarah McGee) Lenth, and daughter and son-in-law, Julie (John) Carver; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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08
Jun

Dr. Smith embraces retirement after 39-year medical career


In the spring of 2020 during the most unknown phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Smith separated his clothing and shoes for cleaning and sanitizing in the breezeway of their home. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Dr. Andrew Smith, dedicated physician and staff member of the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC), has recently stepped down from his medical career – spanning 39 years – and switched gears to ready himself for retirement. 

Humble beginnings

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08
Jun

Klaes leads science students to "Environmental Solutions"


Clayton Ridge Environmental Science students presented their "Environmental Solutions" projects to city leaders on May 24. The projects focused on proposing ideas for solutions to Guttenberg's ponding areas. From left are former Clayton Ridge Superintendent and Past Mayor Russ Loven and presenter Ryleigh Goerdt. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Quality educators understand the value in real-world learning. Jonathan Klaes, Clayton Ridge High School science teacher assigned his Environmental Science students an "Environmental Solutions" project as part of their end of the year final.  "This year, we are focusing on proposing ideas for solutions to some of the issues surrounding the Guttenberg ponding areas," says Klaes. "The students picked topics ranging from soil and water management to ADA compliance to visual aesthetics. The final project included a poster with a proposal for a solution to the issue(s) of their choosing."

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08
Jun

Clayton County hazardous waste collection

The Clayton County Conservation Board will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection, appliance and electronic recycling on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Osborne Nature Center. 

Appointments are required. Any Clayton County resident wishing to dispose of hazardous waste must call 1-877-982-4288 to set up an appointment.

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01
Jun

Roger H. Torrey

Roger Torrey was born June 18, 1943, and passed away Jan. 8, 2022. He was a loving husband, father, papa, and friend to everyone he met. Roger had a love for Mustangs and got married to Cheryl in his 1964 ½ Mustang in 1965. They were married for 56 years. He loved watching NASCAR, winning trophies, car shows, his hotrods, and was extremely passionate about spending time with family and friends. 

His family includes his wife, Cheryl Torrey; three children, Tammy, Eric (Angie), Sarah (Dee Swayze); eight grandchildren, Luke, Caleb, Dakota, Carson, Hunter, Gavin, Tiernan and Ledger; brothers, Harvey, Gary, Merlin, Lyle, Kevin, Bob and sister, Janet. 

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01
Jun

River Town Family Dentistry expansion


River Town Family Dentistry's new building project is slated for completion in December 2022 or January 2023. From left are Dr. Alicia Walke, Staci Wessel, Eva Moore, Rhonda Ungs, Heather Berns and Katie Krall. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

River Town Family Dentistry in Guttenberg has broken ground on a new building project next to its current location on Highway 52. Dr. Alicia Walke DDS purchased the existing dental practice and building in 2021 from Dr. John Barron.

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01
Jun

Kenneth J. Payne

On May 23, 2022, the Lord called Ken to Himself after living with cancer for an extended period of time.

Ken was born in Sand Springs on May 10, 1939, the third son of Vernon and Berniece (Albang) Payne and spent his early years in the Monticello area where he also received his education. On May 3, 1958, Ken was united in marriage with Ruth Postel, his high school sweetheart. Their union was blessed with eight children, Teri Didonna, Boise, Idaho; Wendy, St. Paul, Minn.; Mark (Ann), Elkader; Christa, Clarksville; Zachary (Megan), Elkader; and three deceased children, Kenneth Jr., Timothy and Mary. Also eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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01
Jun

Library programs begin June 9


Mountaineer Jen Loeb will present a program on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m., in the Guttenberg Municipal Building auditorium. Loeb will walk audience members through her Mt. Everest expedition and show photographs, video footage, and have some of her climbing gear on display. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Public Library and the Guttenberg Library Foundation are gearing up for their upcoming Book/Bake Sale, speaker event and summer reading program.

Book/Bake Sale

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01
Jun

Helen L. Cornwell

Helen Louise Cornwell, 89, of Greeley, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, surrounded by her family, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Tuesday, May 31, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 1, at United Methodist Church in Greeley, conducted by Rev. Mary Green.

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Jun

Robert P. Junk

Robert P. Junk, 84, of Denver, Colo. died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Funeral services were May 26, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Lakewood, Colo.

He will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver at a later date.

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