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Mildred C. Schutte

Mildred Catherine (Barrier) Solomon Schutte died peacefully on June 22, 2017, in American Fork, Utah. Affectionately known as Millie, she was born in the Council Bluffs area on Oct. 28, 1931, having two brothers, Darrel (Georgine) Barrier and Arlen (Joyce) Barrier.

Millie married John Solomon and they had three children, Steve (Cindy) Solomon, Sheril Rawle, and Dan Solomon. Preceded in death by her husband, John, she later married Jim Schutte. She has four grandchildren, Andi (Justin) Lym, Luke Lym, Eric (Vanessa) Solomon, and Audra (Steve) Simons; and six great-grandchildren, Kanyon, Blayke, Bristol, and Jennalee Lym, and Tyler and Ethan Simons.

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12
Jul

Jeffrey A. Swisher

Happy 60th Birthday in Heaven. Jeffrey Allen Swisher of Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Garnavillo, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Feb. 3, 2017, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill., after a courageous battle with cancer. His family was by his side. 

To honor Jeff’s life, memorial services were held at Christ Community Church, Geneva, Ill., on Feb. 11, conducted by his longtime friend and pastor, Mike Hurn. Funeral services were also held Feb. 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
05
Jul

New concession stand dedication set for July 11, 6 p.m. at Vet's Field

Submitted by Dan Pierce

Turkey and dressing sandwiches... I know, it makes my mouth water just thinking about them, too. On numerous occasions my grandma, Betty Schmitt, whipped up a roaster or two of turkey and dressing sandwiches and donated it to a youth or adult baseball/softball tournament held at one of the ball fields in Guttenberg.

Wed
05
Jul

GMH makes affiliation decision


After narrowing the field down from 18 over nine months, the Strategic Partnerships Task Force could not come to a consensus about which of two potential partners to recommend to the GMH board. Following a thorough discussion, the board voted 3-2 in favor of pursuing a partnership with Mercy Health Network. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Last week, after nine months of research and discussion, the Strategic Partnerships Task Force presented its recommendation to the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board and city council on June 29. About 20 additional hospital staff and community members waited anxiously for the task force to begin their presentation. 

Wed
05
Jul

Supervisors discuss security at courthouse

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

Clayton County Sheriff Mike Tschirgi and Deputy Dave Tschantz met with the Clayton County Board of Supervisors June 26 to discuss security at the Clayton County Courthouse.  

Sheriff Tschirgi showed the supervisors a supervisory order from the Iowa Supreme Court that establishes a statewide weapons policy concerning the carrying of weapons in the Courthouse.

Wed
05
Jul

First energy district breakfast held in Guttenberg


Andy Johnson of the Winneshiek Energy District presented on energy districts and opportunities on June 23. The City of Guttenberg offers rebates on LED and CFL bulbs for residents wishing to make the update. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

In 2013, the annual expense for electrical usage on Guttenberg city streetlights and major security lights was around $13,000. The City of Guttenberg began updating all fixtures, sensors and bulbs that year with more energy efficient models, leading the way in Clayton County. “At last fiscal year, the expense was $4,060 – a savings of 68 percent,” reported Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume at the first quarterly breakfast of the Clayton County Energy District in Guttenberg on Friday, June 23.

Wed
05
Jul

Earl "Butch" Meyer

Earl William “Butch” Meyer, 79, passed away on Monday, June 26 at the University of Iowa Hospital following a brief illness. He left this world surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

According to his wishes, there will be no visitation. Private gravesite services were held by the family at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Earl was born on Dec. 1, 1937, the son of Earl and Lillian (Duehr) Meyer. In his youth he especially enjoyed rabbit hunting with his dad and time spent with his grandfather, William.

Wed
28
Jun

Combat Veterans 4th Annual Benefit Ride/Cruise July 7 & 8

By Jane Thein

Registration for the 4th Annual Combat Veterans Ride/Cruise, sponsored by Eastern Iowa Chapter 39-3, will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 7, for the 11 a.m. pre-ride and 7-10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Elkport Campground for the ride/cruise. 

One donation of $15 per bike/car gets you everything both days, including food. The ride, open to motorcycles, cars and trucks, will make stops in Wadena, Monona, Guttenberg, and Colesburg.

Wed
28
Jun

Ingleside anniversary, cow art will highlight River of Music


A Technicolor Holstein is Meuser Lumber Co.'s contribution to the summer cow sculpture contest, sponsored by Umbrella Arts. View more cow art this Friday at the River of Music Concert. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

The River of Music concert in Guttenberg this Friday, June 30, will include a short celebration of Ingleside Club’s 115 years.    

The club was established in 1902, when eight Guttenberg women decided to beautify the riverfront by turning a cow pasture into Ingleside Park.   

Wed
28
Jun

Fireworks and more Saturday, July 1


Stars & Stripes Grand Marshals From left are Joyce Kopecky and Rosalie Kickbush, leaders of The Veterans Angels. The group is being honored for their contributions to area veterans, pieceing and quilting blankets with love, prayers and healing thoughts to give to vets since 2013. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The iconic summer Stars and Stripes Celebration, hosted by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to take place this Saturday, kicking off with the Farmer’s Market at 8 a.m. on the 400 block of South River Park Drive, and ending in the timeless custom of fireworks over the Mississippi River. The third annual Interact 5K Walk/Run will also be held that morning at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the gazebo in Ingleside Park.

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