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Sep

Bahlmann helps convict Iowa killer


Drew Bahlmann, a 2001 graduate of Guttenberg High School and son of Ron and Kay Bahlmann of Guttenberg, appeared on Dateline NBC on Sept. 11 during an episode documenting the murder of an Iowa man. Bahlmann is pictured at right with his wife, Autumn, and Dateline host Keith Morrison. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

On May 8, 2014, David Moffitt snuck into the Grimes home of Justin Michael. Moffitt shot and killed Michael while he slept next to his fiancé, a woman named Angie Ver Huel who Moffitt had casually dated months prior. A twisting, turning trail of evidence eventually led to Guttenberg High School graduate Drew Bahlmann, who helped convict Moffitt at a trial held this summer. Bahlmann appeared on Dateline NBC in a Sept. 11 episode detailing the crime.

Wed
23
Sep

Norma J. Nelson

Norma Jean (Lamphier) Nelson, died on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf.

Burial was at Norway Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

Wed
23
Sep

Christopher A. Pierce

Christopher A. "Chris" Pierce, 67, of North Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Christopher Allen Pierce was born Feb. 17, 1948, in Guttenberg, the son of Maurice and June (Davis) Pierce. He graduated from Guttenberg High School in 1966 and later from the University of Dubuque with a B.A. degree in business. During the Vietnam War Chris served his country in the United States Navy. Chris married Kathy R. Sapp on Dec. 8, 1990, in Campbellsville, Ky.

Wed
23
Sep

New collection site for Goodwill Truck visit

Arrangements have been made for the Goodwill truck to visit Guttenberg following city-wide garage sales on Sept. 25-26.

Residents may leave usable donations at the Goodwill truck to be parked at a new location at the corner of Hwy. 52 and Schiller Street (north of Bender's Foods) from Friday, Sept. 25, to Saturday, Sept. 26. The truck will be open during daytime hours and closed at night to prevent vandalism.

Goodwill has released the following list of items they do NOT accept. Please note that televisions are not accepted; Goodwill has to pay to dispose of each TV left in their truck. 

Wed
23
Sep

Candidates file for city offices

By Shelia Tomkins

In municipal elections slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3, Guttenberg voters will go to the polls to fill two seats on the city council, two on the park board and three on the hospital board. 

City council: In an uncontested race, Austin Greve and Justin Trappe are running for two open seats on the city council. Incumbents Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker, whose terms expire at the end of the year, did not file for re-election.

Wed
23
Sep

Guttenberg city council covers lengthy agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council covered a lengthy agenda  at its monthly meeting on Sept. 14, held a week later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Dave Schlueter, Jane Parker and Steve Friedlein through the evening's agenda. Also at the council table was City Manager Mary Willett; City Attorney Michael Schuster was absent.

Wed
23
Sep

National Fall Prevention Awareness Day Sept. 23

By Molly Moser

September 23 is the first day of fall – and it’s also National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury for people 65 years of age and older, they are not an inevitable part of aging. That’s why the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is joining forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Coalition to take a stand to prevent falls. 

Wed
16
Sep

Carol Rose Henkels

Carol Rose Bolsinger Henkels, 65, of Greeley, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 11, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Edgewood and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Edgewood, conducted by Rev. John Haugen.

Interment was at Bolsinger Cemetery, rural Colesburg.

Wed
16
Sep

Eugene G. Kraus

Eugene Gustav Kraus, 91, of Garnavillo, was called to his heavenly home on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, after a short illness.

Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

Interment was at Ceres Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
16
Sep

Martha A. Horstman

Martha Agatha Horstman, 89, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 5, St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Graveside services were at Brown Cemetery, Colesburg.

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