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02
Nov

Guttenberg residents explore Main Street Iowa program


Jim Engle of the Iowa Downtown Resource Program presented on Main Street Iowa as an option for revitalizing Guttenberg's downtown. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Over 35 representatives from local businesses, organizations, and members of GEIDC, Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, Guttenberg Historic Preservation Committee and the city council gathered in the municipal building for an Introduction to Main Street meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. 

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02
Nov

Hoffmann marks 25 years of sideline medicine


Dr. Jeff Hoffmann leads an injured Eagles player off the field during a recent game. He's been doing so for 25 years, since moving to Guttenberg in the early 1990s. (Press photo by Bruce Thein)

By Molly Moser

“With Doc on our sidelines, he takes care of our students  no matter what their illness or injury is. He has helped to make sure I could do my job by volunteering countless hours to take care of our students' health while they’re participating in football, and has served our community in a way that I am sure we will be forever in debt,” said head Clayton Ridge Football Coach Chad Harbaugh.

For 25 years, Dr. Jeff Hoffmann has been pacing the sidelines at football games in Guttenberg. 

Wed
02
Nov

Election day ballot summary

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in Clayton County will join the nation in casting ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to choose candidates for local, state, federal and presidential offices. Following is a summary of the ballot that voters in The Press readership area will use. 

County offices

Clayton County voters will choose the following:

Wed
26
Oct

Robert G. Bolsinger

Robert Glenn Bolsinger, 82, of Colesburg, died peacefully Oct. 22, 2016, at his home in Colesburg, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday Oct. 26, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Edgewood, conducted by Rev. John Haugen. Lectors were Les Simons and Leo Roling. Eucharistic Minister was Carol Simons. Placing of the pall was done by Jeffery Bolsinger, Dawn Martin and Jennifer Hambright. Giftbearers were Mellyssa Smith and Steve Smith.

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26
Oct

Lorimer V. Olson

Lorimer Verdine Olson, 85, of Colesburg, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

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

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
26
Oct

Edward J. “Cowboy” Schlueter Jr.

Edward J. “Cowboy” Schlueter Jr., 73, of Machesney Park. Ill., entered into eternal rest Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg. Visitation was before services at the church.

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26
Oct

Robert A. Schwietert

Robert Arthur Schwietert, 67, of Manchester, died on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. 

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg.

Memorial services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

Inurnment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

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26
Oct

Debra A. Ross

Debra Ann Ross, 59, of Colesburg, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg.

Memorial services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

Inurnment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

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26
Oct

Trunk-or-Treat set for Halloween at elementary school playground

Parents and Halloween-spirited community members are reminded to plan ahead for Trunk-or-Treat at the Clayton Ridge Elementary School playground on Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.

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26
Oct

Greve traces family roots to 1595


A mural on Austin Greve's wall holds photographs of ancestors he's learned about by studying his family geneology. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Greve has compiled seven volumes of history on the different branches of his family: Greve, Knudtson, Leliefeld, Hefel, Pelzer, Hingtgen and Jaeger. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

October is family history month. It’s an opportunity to research the branches and roots of our family trees, and a reminder that we are all connected. For one Guttenberg man, those family connections are rich in history.

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