Guttenberg Press

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09
Sep

Guttenberg commercial airing on major networks


In the co-op advertisement produced by OnMedia, Kevin and Rabecca Hennessey show viewers one example of all there is to do in Guttenberg. The commercial will air through November on major networks in northeast Iowa and parts of Wisconsin. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

“People say all we do is farm,” says a young woman fishing on a set of docks. “They say there’s nothing to do here,” a couple kayaking tells the camera. “And all we grow is corn,” smiles a woman walking through grape vines with a glass of wine. “We’re in the right place to make memories,” say a group of campers enjoying a fire. “Come see our view in Guttenberg, Iowa,” a young family suggests, standing on the levee with the mighty Mississippi flowing past. 

Wed
02
Sep

Keith Thoma

Keith Thoma, 89, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 31, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Inurnment was at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery with military honors.

Wed
02
Sep

Cecil Torrey

Cecil Torrey, 91, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home Guttenberg.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Cecil was the son of Fred and Esther (Miller) Torrey, born Jan. 17, 1924, near Millville.

Wed
02
Sep

Plan now for fall city-wide sales

Guttenberg's annual city-wide fall garage sales will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26. 

The Guttenberg Press will again serve as the sponsor of the event. The Sept. 23 issue of The Press will contain a page with all the garage sale ads grouped together. The ads will also appear in The Trader, an advertising publication with a circulation of more than 21,000. In addition, ads will appear on The Press website at www.guttenbergpress.com. See the ad in this week's issue for details on cost and ad deadline.

Wed
02
Sep

Loyce Dumke appointed Special Chief Deputy Auditor

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance journalist

The Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag has appointed Loyce Dumke of Edgewood as a Special Chief Deputy Auditor.  

On Aug. 24 the Clayton County Board of Supervisors authorized Freitag to appoint someone to the position.  Dumke will be in the position for 90 days.

Wed
02
Sep

Buechel Hill Trail improvements


Pictured at the future site of the new bench purchased by the Ingleside Club are, from left, Joe Ihm, Robyn and Dorothy Tangeman. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When two storms hit the county hard last June, Clayton County was declared a disaster area. Buechel Hill Trail, which directly connects Bluff Street with Acre Street, was severely damaged by the storms – so when FEMA funds became available, the City of Guttenberg applied for funding for trail restoration under a Category G Trails Project. The trail had been badly washed out by the storms, making it a treacherous hike for walkers like Robyn and Dorothy Tangeman. 

Wed
02
Sep

25th annual GermanFest schedule announced


The Silbertaler Trio will return to GermanFest this year, playing traditional Austrian music called Kammer Musik on Austrian Diatonic accordions, guitar, and harp. For a full schedule of events, visit www.guttenbergiowa.net. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Plans are being finalized for Guttenberg’s 25th, annual GermanFest celebration, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26. With new committee members at the helm, participants can look forward to beloved traditions alongside new amusements. 

“In honor of the 25th anniversary of GermanFest, our committee has been hard at work planning some fresh activities, while continuing the spirit of the event,” says GD&T Director Emily Moser. “After many successful years, previous event organizers entrusted the festival to a group of capable volunteers, who are excited to take on the challenge.” 

Wed
26
Aug

Irish J. Degnan

Irwin "Irish" J. Degnan, 96, passed away with his two loving daughters by his side on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral service were Monday, Aug. 24, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
26
Aug

Labor Day can collection for Youth Football League

By Bruce Thein

The Youth Football League will be conducting a can and bottle drive on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Youth League players are asking for the generous support of the community by setting out empty pop and beer cans on your doorstep for the players to pick up.   

Parents and players will be driving around the communities of Guttenberg and Garnavillo between 9 a.m. and 12 noon on Labor Day to collect the bottles and cans. Trailers will also be set up for people to drop off cans in the parking lots of Guttenberg Industries and the old Double LL parking lot in Garnavillo. 

Wed
26
Aug

Public invited to hear motivational speaker at Clayton Ridge Sept. 2

By Bruce Thein

Motivational speaker Al Kerns will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Clayton Ridge High School, presenting a half-hour presentation to students on “Doing What’s Right.” The program will begin at 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium and is free; the public is encouraged to attend. Afterwards, Kerns will give another presentation to the faculty for their in-service day at the school. 

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