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07
Jun

Driftless Youth Theater selects actors for 2017 season

By Molly Moser

Auditions for a new youth theater group in Guttenberg were held last month, and eight children ages 10-15 have been selected to participate in the Driftless Youth Theater 2017 Summer Arts Ensemble. Participants will begin meeting this month on Friday afternoons at River Park Place in Guttenberg.

Wed
07
Jun

Be aware of turtles now crossing area roadways

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg’s location along the Mississippi River brings a variety of yearly visitors. Like tourists who flock to our river town on warm summer days, fish flies, geese, and gnats show up around the same time every year. The months of May and June coax a slower moving creature into view.

Wed
31
May

Stanley N. Koehn

Stanley Neil Koehn, 69, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 27, at the United Methodist Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at Bethel Cemetery, Osterdock.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
31
May

Guttenberg native retires from career with Los Angeles PD


Deb (Kickbush) Dickerson, who recently retired from the Los Angeles Police Department, is pictured with her family: in front, Olivia; back from left, Deb, Zoe, Nathan and husband Manny. (Photo submitted)

Officer Debra (Kickbush) Dickerson, a native of Guttenberg, recently retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 27½ years.

Officer Dickerson began her career in December 1989 as a police recruit in the police academy, graduating as an officer in May 1990.  As a police officer, she worked assignments in Hollywood Division, Foothill Division, Hollenbeck Vice, Newton Division and Planning and Research Division before transferring to Air Support Division in December 1996.

Wed
31
May

Swimming lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun


Guttenberg pool manager Jessica Cline enjoyed a fun day in the pool with her brother, Beau, several summers ago. Cline begins her eighth summer working at the Guttenberg pool this year. She started in the basket room, worked as a lifeguard, and eventually became manager. (Photo from Press archives)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg native Forest Brown has been swimming at the municipal pool for a lifetime. He learned to swim through lessons there; one of his first jobs was in the concession stand, selling candy, chips, pop, ice cream, and gummy fish (a penny a piece); he joined a swim team and as an adult uses the pool for exercise. 

Wed
31
May

Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop this Saturday, June 3


Generous sponsorships from local businesses allowed Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center to advertise this Saturday's art festival in print, television, radio, and three billboards placed in Guttenberg, Holy Cross, and Dyersville. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center will hold the first annual Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop this Saturday, June 3, at Ingleside Park in Guttenberg. The free event will showcase the work of area artists and will offer workshops, live music and food all day long. Billboards, television and radio ads have been visible throughout the month of May, and organizers expect a good turn out on Saturday.

Wed
31
May

City council mulls future of city manager position

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in special session on May 22, approved a budget amendment for the current fiscal year and discussed the future of the now-vacant city manager position.

On hand for the meeting were Mayor Russ Loven, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume, and councilmembers Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve.

City manager vacancy

Wed
24
May

Fredrick E. Kuehl

Fredrick Earl Kuehl or as one of the many nicknames he had: the "Fredster", "Fast Freddy", "Skipper", or "Earl, " 46, of Albert Lea, Minn., formerly of Garnavillo and Clayton, passed away suddenly on May 16, 2017, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

Visitation was Tuesday, May 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo. Funeral services followed the visitation at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Interment will be private.

Wed
24
May

Ronnie L. Schlueter

Ronnie L. Schlueter, 75, of Wauzeka, Wis., passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Visitation was Thursday, May 11, at the Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Funeral services were Friday, May 12, at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Prairie du Chien, Wis., conducted by Rev. James Weighner.

Burial was in the Wauzeka Cemetery in Wauzeka, Wis.

Wed
24
May

Mildred M. Meyer

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in the comfort of her own home, with the love of her children by her side and the smell of coffee brewing and food cooking in the kitchen, Mildred Anna “Millie” Meyer, 92, of Dubuque was called by God to join her family, friends, and husband, Melvin, in Heaven.

Visitation was Sunday, May 21, at Eglehof, Siegert and Casper Funeral Homes and Cremation, Dubuque.

Funeral services were Monday, May 22, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Dubuque, conducted by Rev. Steven Rosonke and Rev. Michael Schueller.

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