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24
Aug

Two-time author has ties to Guttenberg


Katrina Zearley, two-time author and pharmacy student, recently read her children's book to audience members at the Guttenberg Public Library. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On July 29 two-time author Katrina Zearley, of Tucson, Ariz., read her children's book, I Think When I Am Older I Might Be a Pharmacist! to audience members at The Guttenberg Public Library.

The 22-year-old student and author is the daughter of Chris and Margi Zearley. "My father, Chris Zearley, was born and raised in Guttenberg, and I have visited during the summertime as I grew up," she commented. 

Wed
24
Aug

Ivanelle Stone turns 99


Ivanelle "Nell" Stone, 99, wakes up each morning eager for the day. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On July 26, Ivanelle “Nell” Stone  of Guttenberg waited patiently for guests to arrive so she could celebrate her 99th birthday at the River Living Center.  

Nell was born in 1923 and grew up on a farm near Communia. "I walked to school in Elkport – five miles each way," Nell told The  Press. "I had three brothers, milked a lot of cows, played basketball in school, and even de-tasseled corn." 

Wed
24
Aug

City council creates CV/Chamber position

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting held Aug. 15, the Guttenberg city council, on a split vote, decided to create a new city position, Community Vitality/Chamber director.

Wed
17
Aug

Homeschool families share experiences


Clayton County homeschool families include, back row from left: Tate, "River" and Dean Schultz; Marianne Moore and her children, Isaak, Naomi, Temperance, Gideon and Abby; Eleanor, Daisy, Holly and Audrey Dickson, and Aiyana, Audra and Rowan Janes. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A worldwide pandemic ushered in the most rapid rise in homeschooling the United States has ever seen. Even after schools reopened and vaccinations became widely available, many parents have decided to continue directing their children’s education.

According to data obtained and analyzed by The Associated Press, homeschooling numbers dipped this year from last year's all-time high, but are still significantly above pre-pandemic levels. 

Wed
17
Aug

One fatality in Friday fire

One person is dead following a residential fire late Friday evening south of Guttenberg. As of press time, the name has not been released pending positive identification.

Wed
17
Aug

Council hears comments on food truck ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on Aug. 8, the Guttenberg city council heard concerns about food trucks, lowered the age for golf cart operators, and heard an update from the Community Vitality Advisory Committee. 

Mayor Fred Schaub led council members Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Steve Bahls and Michelle Geuder through the evening's agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

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10
Aug

Robert R. Wolf

Robert R. Wolf, 90, of Dubuque, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at home.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 6, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Dubuque. Visitation was held before services at the church. Military honors were accorded.

Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery at a later date.

Wed
10
Aug

Nicholas J. Dietz

Nicholas J. Dietz passed away on Sept. 25, 2021.

He was born in May of 1945 in Postville.

The world has been less bright since Nicholas J. Dietz left it behind. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, are all the stories he used to tell, the “inventions” he came up with, and the projects he was always working on.

Wed
10
Aug

St. Mary /IC School announces closing


St. Mary Immaculate Conception School in Guttenberg will not be open for the fall term. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Citing a lack of qualified teachers, St. Mary Immaculate Conception School in Guttenberg last week announced its closing in a letter to parents.

The school, which serves students from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade, had recently hired a new principal, Angela Jones, and was preparing for the fall opening when the decision was made at a meeting of the school board last week.

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10
Aug

Clayton Ridge fills principal position


Terri Thompson of Guttenberg has been hired as the Clayton Ridge Middle and High School Principal.

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg native Terri Thompson has been hired as the Clayton Ridge Middle and High School Principal. 

Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from William Penn University, Oskaloska. “I was recruited to play basketball at William Penn,” Thompson commented. 

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