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10
Jan

Betty R. Kuhlman

Betty Rose Kuhlman, 94, of Edgewood, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. 

Visitation will be from 3-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and also one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

Wed
10
Jan

James E. Leliefeld

James Edward Leliefeld, 61, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 6, at United Methodist Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Neil Hofer.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
10
Jan

Richard J. Clefisch

Richard James Clefisch, 80, died at home on Jan. 3, 2018, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Per Richard’s wishes, there was no visitation. Services were Saturday, Jan. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg, followed by the committal service at Ceres Cemetery, and a light lunch in St. John’s Lutheran Church basement. 

Wed
03
Jan

Shannon joins service expedition in Altimira


Patrick Shannon visited the Dominican Republic with a group of Gold Star families on a service mission. The group is pictured with the family who will live in the home they built. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg resident Patrick Shannon, son of Dan and Joan Shannon and younger brother of the late CPL Stephen Shannon, joined the Travis Manion Foundation on a service expedition to a small village in Altimira, Dominican Republic in late November. Shannon spent a week there bonding with others who have experienced the loss of a family member in the service, and the group of 19 built a home for an Altimira family from start to finish. 

Wed
03
Jan

Mayor and city manager report: 2017 accomplishments, 2018 goals

By Molly Moser

Editor's note: In December 2013, after a year of collecting input from the community and extensive research, the city council approved a new comprehensive plan to guide the next 20-30 years of progress in Guttenberg. The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and City Manager Denise Schneider about the fourth year of progress on the plan, and what’s to come in 2018. 

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Wed
03
Jan

Larene A. Backhaus

Larene Anna Backhaus, 98, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center, where she had resided since November 2005.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 29, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Wed
03
Jan

Mark R. Anderegg

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.

Mark Robert Anderegg, 49, died on Nov. 19, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C., after battling lung cancer.

Visitation was Dec. 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
03
Jan

Ruth E. Von Fumetti

Ruth E. Von Fumetti, 75, of Dubuque, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Luther Manor, Dubuque.

Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Church of The Nativity, Dubuque, conducted by Rev. James Miller.

Wed
20
Dec

Schedule change for Guttenberg Press

By Shelia Tomkins

Press readers who are accustomed to picking up their weekly issue on Tuesday morning or early afternoon will now have to wait until late Tuesday afternoon to catch up on the news.

Effective with last week's issue, The Press began being printed at Graphics, Inc. in Calmar. Since 1999 The Press has been printed at Mississippi Valley Printers, Inc., in Prairie du Chien, Wis., but the closing of that plant has necessitated the move. 

Wed
20
Dec

Chamber welcomes new director


Mandy Ludovissy has been hired as the new director of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. She started in her new role on Monday, Nov. 27. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new director this month in Mandy Ludovissy, who took over after the resignation of former director Emily Sadewasser in September. “I really love Guttenberg – the natural beauty, the comfort of raising my family in a small town, and the people,” Ludovissy told The Press. “I want to do all I can to encourage people from every generation to connect, to work together and to grow together.”

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