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Wed
29
Jul

Cecelia R. Schmelzer

Cecelia Ruth Schmelzer, 88, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Memorial services were Tuesday, July 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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

Wed
22
Jul

Mari E. Ruiz

Mari Esthela Ruiz, 76, of Waterloo, formerly of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, July 15, at Covenant Medical Center.

Visitation was Friday, July 17, Hagarty – Waychoff – Grarup Funeral Service, Waterloo.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 18, at the funeral home.

Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Wed
22
Jul

Robert H. Lincoln

Robert H. “Tunney” Lincoln, 88, of Edgewood, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. 

Visitation was Sunday, July 19, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and one hour before services at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, July 20, at the Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

Interment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
22
Jul

Patricia A. Roberts

Patricia A. (Hunt) Roberts, 70, of Guttenberg passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Hammond-Whiting Care Center, Whiting, Ind.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. until time of the services at the church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Paul American Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Pastor Shane Anderson.

Wed
22
Jul

Theresa M. Franzen

Theresa Marie Franzen, 56, of Garber died Tuesday, July 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by family after a five-year battle with carcinoid cancer.

Theresa was born Aug. 11, 1958, in Madrid, Spain to Robert and Anna Mae Slater.

Visitation was one hour before the funeral services.

Funeral services were at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Garnavillo on Satuday, July 11. Burial was at St Joseph's Cemetery. Family invited all to the dinner at St. Joseph's church hall afterward. 

Wed
22
Jul

Guttenberg EMS receives critical care authorization

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services have recently authorized Guttenberg EMS as a paramedic and critical care transport service. 

“This is a milestone in the continued growth of our ambulance service and our commitment to providing the best care possible to the community and the people that GMH serves,” states Kim Gau, CEO of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. "Not all rural access hospitals like GMH have the transport capabilities of a ground critical care service like we now have in Guttenberg.”

Wed
22
Jul

Four seats up for election on Clayton Ridge School board

The Clayton Ridge School Board will have terms expiring for four of its current members this fall. Election day is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Seats up for election  are those currently held by Dr. Jeff Hoffmann, Christine Aulwes, Janice Andregg and John Heying. 

Election papers may be picked up at the high school business office in Guttenberg, or from Mary Seifert, board secretary, from now through July 30. Papers must be returned to the Clayton County Auditor’s office, or to the school business office, no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2015.  

Wed
22
Jul

Principal Andy Peterson joins CR


New high school and elementary principal Andy Peterson is wrapping up baseball season in Lamoni, where he currently serves as head varsity coach and pre-K-12 principal. Pictured with Peterson from left are daughter Ava, wife LeeAnn, son Mack, and daughter Kaydence. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Following the retirement of Clayton Ridge superintendent Allan Nelson and the resignation of high school principal Kris Einck in early June, the Clayton Ridge School Board acted swiftly to fill two of the district’s most important roles. The board chose middle and elementary school principal Shane Wahls to serve as the new superintendent of schools, as well as continuing in his position as middle school principal. Winterset native Andy Peterson has been hired as elementary and high school principal. 

Wed
22
Jul

Tielbar ordination ceremony is Saturday, July 25


David Tielbar, formerly of Guttenberg and currently of Dubuque, will be ordained in his home parish, St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, on Saturday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. Community members are invited to attend the ordination ceremony. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

A Guttenberg High School graduate and member of St. John’s Lutheran Church will be ordained this month after completing his educational requirements and receiving approval from a committee of professors and spiritual leaders. The ordination service for David John Tielbar will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m.

Wed
15
Jul

Bluegrass music this Friday at River of Music in the park

Guttenberg’s River of Music, a free summer concert series for residents and guests, will feature music by The Friends of Backbone Bluegrass this Friday, July 17, at the band shell in the park along the river north of the school near China Street. The talented musicians will present a relaxing evening of music from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Concert goers should bring their own lawn chair or blanket and are encouraged to bring picnic baskets and coolers and enjoy dinner or snacks during the concert. Wine and beer are allowed. However, glass bottles are not permitted. 

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