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Apr

Coop ad opportunity supports new local commercial


Shannon Murphy, left, and Ann Durscher led a discussion with Guttenberg businesses about a cooperative advertising opportunity to promote Guttenberg during the 2016 tourist season. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Development & Tourism, soon to be known as Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, is once again offering an opportunity for cooperative television advertising to its members. Last year’s commercial, which aired 1,785 times throughout the months of August – November, also garnered 8,000 views online – enough to encourage repeat participants and attract the interest of new ones. 

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13
Apr

City-wide garage sales May 6-7

The Guttenberg spring city-wide garage sales will be held Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7.

Advertise your sale in the May 4 issue of The Guttenberg Press. All ads will appear grouped together, and will also appear in The Trader (23,000 circulation) as well as on The Press website: www.guttenbergpress.com.

Maps with listings are not being offered this year. Everything you need to know about the sales, including addresses and listings of items, will be in The Guttenberg Press and The Trader.

Wed
13
Apr

City council covers lengthy agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

At a lengthy monthly meeting on April 4, the Guttenberg city council gave final approval to utility rate increases, approved 50/50 cost share agreements with two businesses, discussed pool issues, and heard comments about railroad crossing closures. 

Mayor Russ Loven led council members Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve through the evening's agenda. Also present were City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
13
Apr

Celebrating Iowa's most influential artist at Guttenberg Public Library


Actor Tom Milligan will travel to Guttenberg to perform a one-man show as Grant Wood on April 25 in celebration of the Iowa artist's 125th birthday. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa artist Grant Wood famously claimed to have come up with all his best ideas while milking a cow. Sitting on a milk stool must have been quite good inspiration, because he went on to paint one of the most well known paintings in the world, second only to the Mona Lisa.

Wed
13
Apr

Produce and friendship inspire young poet


Alex Simon presents Margaret Mackey with a copy of his award winning poem, Apples to Oranges. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The story of a local student’s passion for poetry begins with a produce lady. Margaret Mackey, who co-owned Mackey’s with her husband Milford, gave Clayton Ridge senior Alex Simon a nudge in the right direction when he was just six years old – and that nudge may have pushed him all the way to the All-State Speech Festival this spring.

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06
Apr

William H. Juran

William “Bill” H. Juran, 82, of Holy Cross, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque.

Visitation was Friday, April 1, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross and one hour before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 2, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Holy Cross, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Wed
06
Apr

Ilo A. Thoma

Ilo Anna (Troester) Thoma, 85, of Garnavillo, died Friday, March 25, 2016, in Garnavillo.

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

Memorial services were Thursday, March 31, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Inurnment was at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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06
Apr

Eunice L. Kraus

Eunice Louise (Lundt) Kraus, 86, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Ceres Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
06
Apr

Charles W. Moser

Charles W. Moser, 86, a long time resident of Gunder, and recently of Mount Pleasant, passed away at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant on March 26, 2016.

Charles will be cremated at the Iowa Cremation Society in Cedar Rapids. Per Charles’ request no funeral services are planned. The family plans to have a Celebration of Life gathering at a later date.

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06
Apr

City-wide garage sales May 6-7

The Guttenberg spring city-wide garage sales will be held Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7.

Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is no longer a sponsor of this annual event.  The Guttenberg Press has stepped up to fill the role of coordinating the sales.

Advertise your sale in the May 4 issue of The Guttenberg Press. All ads will appear grouped together, and will also appear in The Trader (23,000 circulation) as well as on The Press website: www.guttenbergpress.com.

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