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Wed
14
Apr

Novelist publishes fourth book


Brian Spielbauer, who grew up in Guttenberg, has published his latest novel, "The Legacy of Faith." His previous publications are "The Tales of Lemuria" a three-book series that includes "The Demon's Chamber" "The Three Charms" and "The Child King." (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Brian Spielbauer, author of four successful novels with another one in the works, was born and raised in Guttenberg. He currently resides in Fayette, Mo., with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Sydney and Allie. He is employed as an agent at Endeavor Agency in Fayette. The sports enthusiast also coaches Fayette's high school basketball team and was a past college basketball coach and athletic director. He also has a passion for helping people attain new executive positions. "I like coaching and mentoring and hope to inspire more people to tell their stories through my writing," commented Spielbauer. 

Wed
14
Apr

The Final 19: The Dan Hefel POW Story


Specialist Daniel H. Hefel, who was a POW during the Vietnam War, will be featured in an independent film created by director Tim Breitbach to be presented at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 18 and April 20. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

An independent film: The Final 19: The Dan Hefel POW Story, directed by Tim Breitbach, will be presented at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Julien Dubuque Hotel Ballroom and on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Five Flags Civic Center in Dubuque. Since 2012 the film festival has been enriching the community and uniting cultures through the education and promotion of the arts through independent film.    

Wed
14
Apr

"Yard of the Month" program this summer

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has announced a "Yard of the Month" program for city residents this coming season. The first round of nominations will be due May 17 with the award to be presented in June. 

The Yard of the Month is sponsored by the City in conjunction with the Umbrella Arts Committee. The purpose is to recognize residents who have improved or maintained their yard and whose yard has a positive aesthetic appeal.

Wed
07
Apr

Herbalist uses native plants for health


Adrian White, herbalist, freelance writer, and co-owner/operator of Jupiter Ridge Farms, promotes medicinal herbs and nutritious food as a foundation for increased health and wellness. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
07
Apr

Living a van-tastic life on the open road


From left Molly Flack, Clayton Schaefer and their canine companion "Ophie" enjoy traveling across the United States in their transit van. Clayton spent ten months researching and transforming the van into a secure home on wheels. (Press photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Molly Falck was born and raised in Arlington. She grew up a few miles away from her boyfriend and traveling companion, Clayton Schaefer, when he and his parents were living in the area when Clayton was a young boy. The 23-year-old studied massage therapy in Anamosa, at Carlson College of Massage Therapy, and then worked at Hands in Harmony before traveling. She was a seasonal massage therapist in California and Colorado while living in her first van. 

Wed
07
Apr

County vaccine update and wait list information

The Iowa Governor’s Office announced that effective on Monday, April 5, all Iowans became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Depending on the vaccine manufacturer, individuals age 16 or older could be eligible. Pfizer is currently approved for use in those age 16 and older; while Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for those over age 18. Previously eligible groups, including those over age 65 and those with high-risk health conditions, will remain vaccine eligible. 

Wed
31
Mar

Historic preservationist reflects on restoration career


In the late 1970s, Gary Goyette and his best friend opened a small business doing rehab and restoration in Milwaukee, Wis., called the Victorian Era LTD. From left are Gary, his former business partner, Tom Rebholz, and Tom's wife Barb. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Local historic preservationist Gary Goyette, who plans to move to New Mexico in the near future, recently looked back on his career and his time in Guttenberg.

Goyette was born in 1945 in Wausau, Wis. He was raised in Hartford and Mayville, Wis., during his formative years. His interest in architecture and historic buildings became a focus after he graduated from high school in 1964. 

Wed
31
Mar

County Board of Health issues reminder

The Clayton County Board of Health last week issued a reminder t0 county residents, towns and businesses about the importance of continuing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

"These continued efforts to protect the community from illness include the following measures," said a spokesperson.

•Continue to wear masks when around others who do not live with you.

Wed
31
Mar

Navigation season resumes on Mississippi River


In 2020, nearly 17 million tons of commodities passed through Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg. Above, a tow boat heads south on the Mississippi River near Marquette. (Photo credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District)

By Caroline Rosacker

During the 2020 season, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, staff supported 2,620 commercial navigation lockages at Lock and Dam 10, near Guttenberg. This was above the ten-year average of 2,164 lockages. The 2020 lockages supported 16,974,594 tons of commodities by the navigation industry, in comparison to the 2019 season that supported 1,750 commercial lockages and the movement of 11,575,625 tons of commodities.

Wed
24
Mar

C.R. adds soccer to sports line-up


Clayton Ridge students practice their soccer skills in preparation for the upcoming spring soccer season. The new varsity soccer program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge High School will be adding soccer as an official varsity sport this spring. High school soccer has always been a club sport played in the summertime, and not part of the school's extra curricular activities. The new varsity program will be able to participate in state-sanctioned competition and be eligible for state titles just like football or basketball. 

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