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Spielbauer is awarded AGSA Athlete of the Month


Samantha Spielbauer is all smiles after winning at the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association's girls state tournament. She had the fastest pin, in 1:16, to win at 160. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Balancing a demanding academic and athletic schedule can be very stressful on high school student-athletes. Fifteen-year-old Clayton Ridge sophomore Samantha Spielbauer has had plenty of practice prioritizing her busy athletic schedule. 

AGSA Athlete of the Month

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Recovery Connect to begin here Apr. 7

Recovery Connect is an eight-week in-person recovery journey where participants will learn how unresolved trauma can negatively impact both over-all mental health and physical health. Participants will be equipped with tools and connections to guide healing from past traumas.

The first session of Recovery Connect will begin on Wednesday, April 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is free and child-care will be provided. 

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"Not Quite Brothers" at annual fireman's dance


"Not Quite Brothers" will provide the entertainment at the annual Guttenberg Fire Department dance on Saturday, March 27, from 7 - 11 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Fire Department is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who perform fire suppression and other emergency-related services to area residents. They are expected to be on call all the time and be prepared to be summoned to the fire station when their services are needed. They are also expected to participate in other non-emergency duties such as training, equipment maintenance and fund-raising events. 

Annual Firemen’s Dance

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"Scars N Cars" created to inspire others


Forest Brown and his creative team meet to discuss "Scars N Cars," an ongoing YouTube video project. Front, Forest Brown; from left, Mark Whitmore and Dan Kuempel. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Forest Brown, Director of Operations at Brown's Family of Dealerships, with locations in Guttenberg, Elkader, Dyersville and West Branch, has been an employee with the family car dealership since he was 14 years old. 

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City council awards Schiller Street contract

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council awarded a $755,097 contract for the Schiller Street beautification project to Portzen Construction of Dubuque at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 8.

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Mar

Bilden enjoys building relationships

By Caroline Rosacker

Laura Bilden began her career as a 6-12 Principal at the age of 29 for the Clayton Ridge Community School district. She is currently 31 and will complete her second year as a school leader this May. 

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Mar

Accounting firm celebrates 30 years in business


Anna Mae Moser, CPA, has been providing area residents and businesses with accounting services for 30 years. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Business owner Anna Moser, CPA, has been providing area residents and businesses with top-notch accounting services in Guttenberg since Oct. 1, 1990.

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Mississippi flood risk predicted near-normal

By Shelia Tomkins

With melting snow and the anticipated arrival of spring, Guttenberg residents have learned to keep an eye on river levels as the traditional spring crest on the Mississippi River approaches.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Services lists the risk of Mississippi River flooding this spring at near-normal to slightly below normal for the Guttenberg area.

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Greve carries on a legacy of volunteerism


Austin Greve Age: 37 Position: Production, accounting and social media specialist for The Guttenberg Press Birthplace: Guttenberg Residence: Guttenberg

By Caroline Rosacker

Austin Greve, production, accounting, and social media specialist at The Guttenberg Press, was born and raised in Guttenberg. The 37-year-old is the sixth generation of his mother’s family to live in Guttenberg. He attended St. Mary’s School through the eighth grade and graduated from Guttenberg High School in 2001. Following graduation he attended NICC in Peosta, studying computer networking.

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Allyn continues family tradition


Bill Allyn Age: 38 Position: Funeral Director, Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services. Birthplace: Guttenberg Residence: Guttenberg Family: His wife Joy and their four children, Jovi, Bristol, Mila and Jagger

By Caroline Rosacker

Bill Allyn of Guttenberg has been employed as a funeral director with Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services for the past 17 years. He graduated high school in 2000. “I graduated in the last completely separate class between Garnavillo and Guttenberg. The class of 2001 graduated as Guttenberg Pirates but all extracurricular activities were blended,” Allyn commented. 

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