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Leon A. Berns

Leon Anthony Berns, 96, died peacefully on June 7, 2021, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Friday, June 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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Jun

Claire M. Moser

Claire Martin Moser, 85, of Idaho Falls, passed away May 19, 2021.

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Jun

County Genealogical Society seeks members


Clayton County Genealogical Society volunteer members encourage individuals to join their organization. From left are Diana Cherne-Kirby and Phyllis Noack-Owings. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1982, local historians who had been assisting the Clayton County Clerk of Court's office and Elkader Public Library with an increase in genealogy and local history requests, formed the Clayton County Genealogical Society (CCGS), a non-profit organization of volunteer members assisting individuals in beginning, developing and improving genealogical pursuits and endeavors through literary and educational means. The group met in local libraries, churches and other historical places, and the Elkader Public Library housed the materials for public access. 

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Jun

Creativity Center offers Sunday brunches


The Guttenberg Art Gallery and Creativity Center will host "Farm to Table" Sunday brunches every other Sunday throughout the summer from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in their indoor gallery and outdoor courtyard. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

The Guttenberg Art Gallery and Creativity Center located at 214 South River Park Drive is hosting "Farm to Table" Sunday brunches every other Sunday throughout the summer from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in their indoor gallery and outdoor courtyard. Reservations are required due to limited seating. For additional information or to make a reservation Call 563-252-2787 or private message at www.facebook.com/artbytheriver or e-mail creativitycenterusers@gmail.com

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Jun

Chamber plans for Stars & Stripes Day

Planning for the 2021 Stars & Stripes festivities is underway by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. The annual community celebration of our nation’s independence will be held on Saturday, July 3. 

Activities will be held in Ingleside Park north of Clayton Ridge School. "We will have a carnival this year, beanbag tournament, parade, and fireworks at dusk over the river," said Brandie Tomkins, Chamber director.

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09
Jun

Donna M. Pont

Donna Marie Pont, 78, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Visitation was Saturday, June 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. Followed by graveside services at Ceres Cemetery.

Donna was born on May 14, 1943, in Waterloo, the daughter of Harold and Evelyn Junk. Donna grew up in Waterloo where she graduated from Columbus Catholic High School with the class of 1961. On March 10, 1968, Donna was united in marriage with David Pont in Waterloo. 

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09
Jun

Pauline M. Rieck

Pauline M. Rieck was transferred to the heavenly school on May 28th, 2021. 

Visitation was Thursday, June 3, at Garnavillo Community Cemetery followed by graveside services.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

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09
Jun

Municipal swimming pool opens for the season


Guttenberg Municipal Swimming Pool lifeguards ran through practice lifesaving drills under the direction of Kelly Erickson, off-site pool manager, on June 2. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Swimming Pool opened for the 2021 season on June 3. The pool has 25 full and part time employees and two volunteer staff members. "Al Ullerich and I serve as the adult volunteers," said volunteer Bec Knudtson. "City employee Jamie Blume serves as the main resource and all around right-hand woman for the pool staff out of the city office. Our certified pool operators are Dan Walke, Dan Pierce and Kylie Bolsinger, and they oversee the operations of the pool — in other words, they make sure the pool is up and running every day." 

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Jun

"Guttenberg Rocks" promote kindness


The Guttenberg Library Foundation is sponsoring a "Guttenberg Rocks" summer challenge. Community members of all ages are invited to paint and embellish rocks with uplifting, hopeful messages and disperse them in appropriate places throughout Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Library Foundation is sponsoring a "Guttenberg Rocks" summer program, modeled after  the "Kindness Rock Project" originally initiated by Megan Murphy on Cape Cod in 2015. The viral trend, where individuals, commonly children, paint pebbles or stones and leave them for others to find and collect has spread to other countries all over the world.  

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Blood drive is June 14

The American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive in Guttenberg at St. John's Lutheran Church, 203 Pearl Street, on Monday, June 14, from 1-5 p.m.

For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Donors can save up to 15 minutes when they donate by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

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