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Oct

Parilee (Esser) McGeough

Parilee (Esser) McGeough, 77, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Sept. 17, 2016, after a short illness.

Services will be held Oct. 25, 2016, at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev.

Parilee was born June 21, 1939, in Glen Haven, Wis., to Jerome and Thelma Esser. She graduated  from Guttenberg High School in 1958. On June 9, 1959, she married John McGeough at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Guttenberg. She worked at Doug's Steak House and Esser's Clothing in Guttenberg, and retired in 1992 from Central Phone Company in Las Vegas, Nev.

Wed
19
Oct

Bernice L. Moser

Bernice L. Moser, 83, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 13, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
12
Oct

Anita R. Schmelzer

Anita Rose Schmelzer, 89, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Richard G. Gaul.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
12
Oct

Carol M. Schlueter

Carol Martha Schlueter, 73, of Millville, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
12
Oct

Betty L. Geick

Betty Lou Geick, 84, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Monday, Oct. 3, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Memorial services were Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, conducted by Carl Borrett.

Betty was born on Jan. 10, 1932, in Luana, the daughter of Louis and Roma (Bittner) Heins.

Wed
12
Oct

Heads up on Guttenberg Halloween festivities

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg residents can look forward to spooky Halloween traditions in the coming weeks.

Ghouls' and Goblins' Night Out

Each October, Guttenberg merchants get into the Halloween spirit with Ghouls' and Goblins' Night Out. The sixth annual event, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, gives adults the opportunity to celebrate Halloween and support Guttenberg businesses. 

Wed
12
Oct

City council moves forward on bridge, cat licenses, camera system

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on Oct. 3, moved forward on the Garber Road bridge replacement project,  accepted a bid for a new camera system and instructed the city attorney to draw up an ordinance providing for the licensing of cats. 

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, and Steve Friedlein through the agenda. Also at the council table were Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
12
Oct

Active in Guttenberg: American Legion and Auxiliary


Front from left are Legion members Cheryl Urbalejo, Charlene Andregg, Barb Arthur; back row, Dennis Hanna, Jerry Peck, Rory Kempf, Frank Davis, Loris Kickbush, Joe Moser and Pete Davis. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series to highlight local groups and organizations that welcome members of the community and enhance our city’s culture. If you would like your group to be featured, please contact The Guttenberg Press. 

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12
Oct

Exchange student shares study abroad experience


Lena Thurich is a 15-year-old exchange student from Hamburg, Germany, who will study at Clayton Ridge High School this year. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

German exchange student Lena Thurich is two months into her 10-month stay in the U.S., attending high school at Clayton Ridge and living with host parents Carolyn and Neil Hofer. The 15-year-old has joined the cross country team and is enjoying her new family. “My exchange organization YFU focuses on finding a host family for you that fits to you no matter where the family lives. And they made their job good, because my host family fits perfect to me!” Thurich told The Press. She’s looking forward to a family trip to San Francisco, Calif., and traveling throughout New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. with other exchange students before heading back to Hamburg. 

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05
Oct

Leap into reading — 1,000 Books before Kindergarten


Little Asher Hall is ready to listen to a reading of a Dr. Seuss book. (Photo submitted)

Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Guttenberg Public Library. The  program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills. 

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