Guttenberg Press

Wed
06
Nov

Harlan W. Tackman

 

Harlan William Tackman, 92, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 31, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
06
Nov

Donald T. Newbern

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, Don was called home to be with his Lord. His strong faith and his loving family sustained him in his last battle.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Pastor Shane Anderson.

Inurnment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Clayton Center. Military honors were conducted by American Legion Post 373, Guttenberg and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

Wed
30
Oct

In the spirit of Halloween

 

Happily anticipating Thursday evening's trick-or-treat rounds, Loretta Pierce, daughter of Betty and Paul Pierce of Guttenberg, has plenty of front-porch pumpkins, ghosts, witches, cobwebs, goblins and bats to put her in the holiday spirit. Official door-to-door hours in Guttenberg are from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Oct. 31. (Press photo by  Shelia Tomkins)

Wed
30
Oct

Four generations of Clefisch family on Century Farm


Members of the Clefisch family with ties to their Century Farm are: from left, on the hood, Sage and Braeden Plagge, Katelynn and Makenzie Clefisch; standing, from left, Mike, Nichole and Chayse Plagge, Carolyn and Dick Clefisch, Judy and Steve Clefisch, Travis Clefisch and Lynn Hall and Sally (the dog). (Photo submitted)

 

The Clefisch family farm in rural Clayton County was recognized as a Century Farm this year at the Iowa State Fair. Three generations of the family attended the award ceremony in August. 

Wed
30
Oct

A touch of Paris at St. John's Gala


The bell within the tower at St. John’s is original and is not electronic. It rings out the beginning of services, during the Lord's Prayer, and tolls for the recently departed. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

A night of fine dining, live music, and fundraising is planned for Nov. 2 at Lakeside Ballroom. The first annual St. John’s Gala Auction will begin with a social hour from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Dinner and the live auction will follow.

Funds raised during the auction will be used to make facility repairs, especially to the church bell tower. “The bell tower is original to the church building, circa 1948, and has been an issue for several years that has been addressed with patches, band aids, etc. Now, this upcoming year, we are trying to get it fixed correctly so as to avoid water damage,” said St. John’s Pastor Shane Anderson. “We need to raise a significant amount of money to get it fixed correctly.”

Gala committee member Linda Benskin told The Press, “We started brainstorming as to what we could do to raise some money for the church, and this gala auction came up. We’ve been planning for over a year, and we really started getting the wheels rolling at the first of the year.”

Wed
30
Oct

Municipal election day is Nov. 5

 

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to elect municipal leaders. (Look for candidate interviews elsewhere in this issue.) 

Absentee ballots are available at the County Auditor's office, or by sending a completed request form to the Auditor's office. Forms are available for downloading at www.claytoncountyia.gov or by calling 563-245-1106. Votes can also be cast in person at the Auditor's Office prior to Nov. 5.

Wed
30
Oct

Carol A. Errthum

 

Carol A. Errthum, 67, of North Buena Vista died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at her home.

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 24, at Immaculate Conception Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Lector was Barb Hess and giftbearers were Molly and Wyatt Errthum, Logan, Dylan and Owen Ludovissy. Eucharistic ministers were LaVonne Brimeyer and Sherry Klein. Music was provided by Bev Ploessl and the Immaculate Conception Choir. Pallbearers were Molly and Wyatt Errthum, Logan, Dylan and Owen Ludovissy.

Wed
23
Oct

Violet A. Bischoff

 

Violet Alice Bischoff, 96, a resident at Walter Schmidt Assisted Living in Prairie du Chien, Wis., died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

A private family service will take place at a later date.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, Wis., were in charge of arrangements. 

Wed
23
Oct

Benny McGuirk

 

Benny “Binnie” L. McGuirk, Sr., 69, of Guttenberg and formerly of Davenport, Durant and Moscow, Iowa, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center from stroke related complications.

Private services are being handled by Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville.

Binnie was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Webster County, Mo., the son of Jimmie “Wendell”  and Bessie “Pauline” (Stroud) McGuirk. He attended Linwood School between Davenport and Buffalo. He married Delrose Heald in 1965. They later divorced. He then married Rose Teachau. They also divorced.

Wed
23
Oct

A chat with Mrs. Lincoln

 

Actress Laura Keyes of Schaumberg, Ill., visits with Guttenberg Mayor Russ Loven following her performance at the Guttenberg Public Library's open house on Saturday, Oct. 12. All seats were filled for her entertaining presentation of "Mrs. Lincoln: The First 'First ' Lady." Her appearance was sponsored by Friends of the Guttenberg Library Foundation.  (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

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