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Roger N. Moser

Roger Nicholas Moser passed peacefully on Nov. 29, 2016, in Horton General Hospital, Banbury, England. Maureen, his beloved wife of 59 years, and sister-in-law Mary Sheen shared his final hours.

A celebration of life was held Dec. 16, in Banbury, England. Another service will be held in Guttenberg at a date yet to be determined.

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Arleen M. Adams

Arleen Marie Adams, wife of the late Leonard Adams, passed away peacefully in her own home in Houston, Texas on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. 

Visitation and funeral services honoring her were held at Linwood Cemetery in the Mueller Memorial Chapel, Dubuque, on Saturday, Dec. 17, followed by a luncheon.

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Darla J. Brodigan

Darla J. Brodigan, 58, of La Crescent, Minn., passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held at Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, La Crescent from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec, 21, and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. 

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, conducted by Pastor Mike Woods.

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Bernard A. Ellerbach

Bernard A. Ellerbach, 94, of Dyersville and formerly of Holy Cross and Guttenberg died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.

Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and also one hour before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial was in the Holy Cross Church Cemetery.

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Opal Eilene Dean

Eilene Dean, 92, of Fort Dodge, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Simpson Health Center, Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge.

Visitation was Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.

Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. Bethany Willers.

Burial was in North Lawn Cemetery.  

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Dec

Housing assessment presented


Sara Neuzil of UERPC presented the results of the Guttenberg portion of the countywide housing assessment. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A countywide housing needs assessment began in March as a partnership between UERPC, Workforce Housing Needs Program, Iowa Area Development Group, CCDG and Alliant Energy, Black Hills, and Alpine Communications. The results of that assessment were presented, specific to Guttenberg, by Sara Neuzil, a representative of the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC), Darla Kelchen of CCDG, and Susan Kozner of the Iowa Development Group, during an open house on Tuesday evening, Dec. 13. 

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Dec

Mayor Loven speaks on absence of city manager


From left are Utilities Clerk Jessica Bittner, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and Administrative Assistant Deb Eulberg. Together with the mayor, the city office staff is keeping things running smoothly until a city manager is hired. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The City of Guttenberg has been without a city manager since July, when the council accepted the resignation of former city manager Mary Willett. In the months since, Mayor Russ Loven, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume, and other city staff have stepped up to keep operations running smoothly.

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Guttenberg lighting contest winners

Judging for the Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the City of Guttenberg and the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce took place the evening of Thursday, Dec. 15. Winners are as follows. Prizes will be in the form of credits on city utility bills.

Business

First place, $50 - Blooming Branches, 511 South First Street

Second place, $30 - Kuempel Hardware, 430 South River Park Drive

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Municipal building photos sought

The City of Guttenberg is working with an architectural firm to study the municipal building and prepare a condition report identifying areas that need attention, estimated repair costs and prioritize the repairs needed. 

The firm is looking for historic photos of the building to help with their study, both interior and exterior shots.  If anyone has a photo they are willing to share, stop by the city office, and the staff will make a copy of it while you wait. Those with questions can call the city office at 252-1161.

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Lengthy agenda for Guttenberg city council

By Shelia Tomkins

A budget amendment, cat licensing, and garbage rate increases were among the items occupying city council attention at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. Mayor Russ Loven presided with councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling, Jane Parker and Steve Friedlein on hand. Also at the council table were City Attorney Michael Schuster and Administrative Assistant Deb Eulberg in the absence of Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume.

Budget amendment

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