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UA instrument proposal


An outdoor musical instruments proposal is being taken into consideration by Guttenberg's Umbrella Art's group. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) has been a key element in bringing art, in all its various forms, to Guttenberg residents and visitors since 2014. Through the group's dedication, determination and generosity, several art programs have taken root in the community. Most notable are the River of Music Series, Summer Sculpture Contest, and the Historic Limestone Planter project. 

Outdoor musical instruments

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Apr

Easter egg hunt Saturday at Riverside Playground

Area youngsters are invited to attend the annual Easter egg hunt in Guttenberg to be held Saturday, April 16, at Riverside Playground, 300 South River Park Drive, one block south of Clayton Ridge School. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m.

The event is for youngsters ages 10 and under. Children should bring their own baskets to collect eggs.There will be three individually timed hunts, separated according to age groups. 

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Apr

Evelyn L. Moser

Evelyn L. Moser, 93, of Rock Island, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 29, at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island.

Burial was in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. 

Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island assisted the family.

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Apr

James “Jim” L. Sullivan

James “Jim” Lee Sullivan, 60, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Memorial services were Saturday, April 2, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point, conducted by Pastor Lisa Schroder. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at a later date in Campton Oak Hill Cemetery, Lamont.

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Apr

UA sculpture contest "Butterflies of Freedom"


Umbrella Arts has chosen "Butterflies of Freedom" for their annual UA sculpture contest theme. Entry deadline is June 30. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) has chosen "Butterflies of Freedom" as their theme for the 2022 UA sculpture contest.

"Butterflies symbolize many things – freedom, hope, love of nature, solitude, metamorphosis, and diversity.  2022 springs us forward as we view a diverse range of freedoms," says a UA representative, citing the following:

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06
Apr

Clayton Ridge coach retires after 22 years


Coach Tom Krall recently retired from a successful 22-year coaching career with the Clayton Ridge School District. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each coach has a different approach to managing a sports team. Tom Krall of Guttenberg has been perfecting his skills as a team leader since he was 15 years old. Krall recently stepped down from his 22-year coaching career with the Clayton Ridge School District. "My coaching career began the year Garnavillo and Guttenberg merged into one school district," Krall commented.  

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06
Apr

Community vitality is work session topic

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council held a work session on March 30 to discuss the community vitality position that has been vacant since the resignation of Emily Yaddof late last year. The Community Vitality advisory committee subsequently interviewed candidates and made a recommendation to the city council in February, but the council took no action at that time, instead making plans to continue discussion on the scope of the position.

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Mar

Clark “Ken” Strader Jr.

Clark “Ken” Strader Jr., 78, of Guttenberg passed away at the UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be Friday, April 8, from 9-11 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Guttenberg. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m. 

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Charlotte J. Reimer

Charlotte Jane Reimer passed at home surrounded in love among her family on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Visitation and funeral services were Saturday, March 26, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Burial was in the Garnavillo City Cemetery.

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Mar

Richard B. Hyde

Richard Berdette Hyde, 86, of Elkader, passed away at home on Monday, March 7, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Elkader, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the church. There will also be a Masonic Service held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the Masonic Temple, Elkader. 

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