Guttenberg Press

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Supervisors hold second hearing on Pattison rezoning request

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

More than 30 people attended an Aug. 22 public hearing to discuss a request from the Pattison Sand Company to rezone about 754 acres of land around its mining operation from A1 (agricultural) to M2 (heavy industrial) to mine underground.  

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Growth of Guttenberg Industries


A new quality measuring unit replaced a 20-year-old manual measurer. The new unit is especially useful for parts in the automotive and medical industries, which have a low tolerance for error. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The last several years have been very eventful for family-owned Guttenberg Industries, Inc. After celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014 and relocating its corporate offices in 2015, Guttenberg Industries is preparing for expansion in 2016. Construction will begin to enlarge the manufacturing plant in Garnavillo this fall.

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IVRS trains students to succeed in the workforce


From left are Brandi Reisdorf, IVRS Rehabilitation Associate, and Lisa Bergfeld, IVRS Vocational Counselor. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

An organization known as Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) has been working with Clayton Ridge staff and students to help prepare all youth, especially those with disabilities, for success after high school. IVRS focuses on job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, counseling on opportunities, workplace readiness training and self-advocacy instruction. 

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Turkey River flooding hits county


Sandbagging efforts were underway on Thursday evening as the Elkport-Garber area prepared for the Turkey River crest. Above, volunteers worked in the Farmer's Savings Bank parking lot in Elkport. The river crested at Garber Friday evening at approximately 6.6 feet above flood stage. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents fought a rapidly rising Turkey River this past week, following torrential rains in the river's watershed to the north on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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Gene L. Patrick

Gene Leslie Patrick, 90, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 28, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 29, at the Gospel Hall, Garnavillo.

Interment was at St. John's Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Robert Tackman

Robert Tackman, 73, of rural Garnavillo, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Ruth J. Werges

Ruth Jeanne Werges, 87, of Garnavillo, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Elkader Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 26, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 27, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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Marilyn L. Breimon

Marilyn Louise Breimon, 79, of Guttenberg, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. 

Per Marilyn's wishes there will be no services.

Marilyn was born on Dec. 1, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Irene Purdy. 

Marilyn loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her pets, music,  and in her spare time enjoyed painting. 

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Karen K. Hussain

Karen Kay Hussain of Cupertino, Calif., 74, died on Aug. 14, 2016, of complications due to cardiac surgery.

Visitation was Saturday, Aug. 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 21, at St. John's Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Jaeger family celebrates ties at annual reunions


Christmas in July means winter coats, hats, scarves and a sleigh. All that was missing was the snow when the Jaeger family gathered last month for their annual reunion. (Photo submitted)

The house on Bluff Street where Albert and Lucille Jaeger lived. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins 

"The family that plays together stays together" could be the motto of the Jaeger family, whose members gather each summer for a reunion weekend featuring plenty of fun, food and fellowship.

Each summer the many descendants of  the late Albert and Lucille Jaeger of Guttenberg come together to renew acquaintances and to enjoy a themed celebration.

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