Guttenberg Press

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Hearing on hazard mitigation plan


While the river may be Guttenberg's most beautiful feature, it's also our most dangerous. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

An updated Clayton County multi-jurisdictional multi-hazard mitigation plan is now available for public review and comment. Council members, city clerks, and mayors of cities within the county joined forces with the Clayton County Emergency Management Commission and Central, Clayton Ridge and MFL Mar-Mac school districts to draft the plan, which documents the county-wide hazard mitigation planning process and identifies relevant hazards, vulnerabilities and strategies the participating jurisdictions will use to decrease vulnerability and increase resiliency and sustainability.

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06
Jul

Hospital board deals with challenging 2017 budget


GMH expects a budget shortfall in the 2017 fiscal year due to new government regulations on Medicare reimbursements. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The June meeting of the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board was called to order at 5:30 p.m.  on Tuesday, June 28. Present were board members Doug Reimer, Janice Andregg, Bill Allyn, Karen Merrick, and Sue Osterhaus. 

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06
Jul

Jimmy Hansel

Jimmy Hansel, 66, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. 

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

Burial was Sunday, July 3, at the Hansel Cemetery, rural Garber. A luncheon followed at the Elkport Community Center.

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06
Jul

Otto A. Becker

Otto Albert Becker, 87, of Nunnelly, Tenn., died peacefully at home on June 26, 2016.

Otto was born May 16, 1929, in Clayton to John W. and Sylvia Becker.

He moved to Michigan in 1948 and was an active member of the Operating Engineers #324 for 32 years. He also owned and operated Otto’s Market in Hazel Park, Mich.

Wed
29
Jun

Timothy J. Kuempel

Timothy J. Kuempel, 64, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Visitation was Friday, June 24, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by  Rev. Richard G. Gaul. A reception immediately followed the funeral service in the St. Mary’s Church basement.

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29
Jun

Robert De Koekkoek

Robert De Koekkoek, 78, of Frenchtown, died Sunday, June 19, 2016.

Memorial services were Thursday, June 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel officiating.

There will be an inurnment this coming fall at Hope Cemetery in Tyler, Minn.

Robert was born on Nov. 12, 1937, in Chanarambie Township, Murry, Minn., the son of Teunis and Pearl De Koekkoek.

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29
Jun

Melvin L. Matt

Melvin Leo Matt, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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29
Jun

Dale L. Hoffman

Dale LeRoy Hoffman, 80, of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, while enjoying a family dinner in celebration of Father's Day at his daughter’s home.

In honor of his wishes private family burial and celebration of life will be at Dubuque Memorial Gardens where both Dale and his wife, Darlene, who passed in 2014, will be interred together on their 58th wedding anniversary.

Military honors for Dale will be accorded by American Legion Post #6.

Wed
29
Jun

Fatal accident in Millville Saturday

An accident on Saturday, June 25, in Millville claimed the life of Jimmy Hansel, 66, of Guttenberg.

According to the Iowa State Highway Patrol, Hansel was southbound on Highway 52 when he lost control of his 1996 Honda motorcycle while  attempting to avoid stopped traffic on the highway. He entered the west ditch, overturned and was ejected from his bike. According to official reports, Hansel was not wearing a helmet.

Hansel was transported to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Wed
29
Jun

Mine expansion study meeting July 7

The mine reserve expansion study group has completed its draft report of zoning recommendations for the land being considered for rezoning for Pattison Sand Company. 

The report is available online on Clayton County’s website or printed copies are available at the Auditor’s office. 

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