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18
Jan

NaValle Eglseder

NaValle Eglseder, 88, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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11
Jan

MAMA donates $5,000 to school


From left are Jerry Best and Al Huntzinger, board members of the Mid American Music Association, with a $5,000 check for the Clayton Ridge School music department. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Uniforms. Sheet music. Risers, instruments, and instrument repair; managing a school music program can be costly. That’s why the Mid American Music Association (MAMA) has decided to give a gift in the amount of $5,000 to the Clayton Ridge School District music programs. 

Wed
11
Jan

Continued from last week's issue City reports on comprehensive plan progress


Eight trains passing through Guttenberg daily, sometimes carrying hazardous materials, are one challenge presented to residents as well as the city government. (Press photo by Jayna Felder)

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. In a two-part story. The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Sadewasser about the third year of progress on the plan, and what’s to come in 2017. 

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Wed
11
Jan

Laura Palumbo

Laura Palumbo, 88, of Guttenberg died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center surrounded by her family.

She was born the daughter of Rudolfo and Lila Tortolero on Aug. 18, 1928. She came to Guttenberg in 2004. Her youngest son, George, was living in Guttenberg, and when she saw the natural beauty and small town atmosphere, she fell in love with it.

Wed
04
Jan

Carol A. Simpson

Carol Ann Simpson, 82, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.

Abiding by family wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date with a private interment service to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Wed
04
Jan

Manetta I. Keefer

Manetta Irene (Earle) Keefer, 101, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

She was born Aug. 29, 1915 in Albany in a log home, the middle of five children, to William Edward and Lavina (Harriman) Earle. She attended Frog Hollow School, Albany School, and Fayette High School.

Manetta met the love of her life on a football field in Wadena, and the school's “guard,” Clay Vinton Keefer. They married on Oct. 22, 1932, in Wadena.

Wed
04
Jan

Ethel T. Drengberg

 

Ethel T. Drengberg, 69, of Wauzeka, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. 

 

Wed
04
Jan

Guttenberg Chamber plans annual membership meeting

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce will hold its membership banquet and annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at PromiseLand Winery on the Great River Road south of Guttenberg.

The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program and meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m.

The dinner will be catered by Clayton Ridge Farm, and tickets can be purchased in advance at the Welcome Center. Reservations are due by Jan. 4 by calling the Welcome Center at 563-252-2323 or emailing guttenberg@alpinecom.net.

Wed
04
Jan

Best practices for recycling


Kluesner Sanitation representatives presented to seniors at the meal site on Dec. 22. From left are Sarah Ambrosy, operations manager; Randy Kramer, route manager; and Craig Kluesner, owner/president. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Representatives from Kluesner Sanitation gave a presentation at the senior meal site in Guttenberg on Thursday, Dec. 22. Owner and president Craig Kluesner, Operations Manager Sarah Ambrosy and Route Manager Randy Kramer shared recycling guidelines and services offered by the company, and questions from seniors.

Wed
04
Jan

Part one of a two-part series City reports on comprehensive plan progress


It will take many groups to accomplish the goals set out in Guttenberg's comprehensive plan. The River of Music concert series, organized by Umbrella Arts, is one way community culture goals are being met. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

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. In a two-part story to be published Jan. 4 and 11, The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Sadewasser about the third year of progress on the plan, and what’s to come in 2017. 

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