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River of Music concludes this Friday with Uncle Sam's Band

Guttenberg’s River of Music, a free summer concert series for residents and guests, will come to an end this Friday, Aug. 14, with a performance by Uncle Sam's Band. 

The local group will feature sounds of the Fifties, Sixties and beyond from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the band shell in the park along the river north of the school near China Street. 

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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12
Aug

City council amends golf cart ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Aug. 3 amended the city's golf cart ordinance that was passed last year. The action came in response to discussion at the previous month's meeting regarding reports of irresponsible behavior involving the carts.

The new wording specifies that all occupants of a golf cart must be in a seated position at all times, and that no one may be standing on the vehicle or sitting on another passenger while the vehicle is in operation.  

Wed
12
Aug

VA medical care now closer to home


Dr. Andy Smith meets with local veteran Jim Hansel, who's enrolled in new VA programs provided through GMH and Cornerstone Family Practice. While still highly regulated by the VA, Smith says the programs are a step in the right direction. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Vietnam veteran Jim Hansel of Guttenberg is one of many area vets taking advantage of new medical programs offered locally by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Cornerstone Family Practice have recently been approved as providers of VA Choice and VA Blue Button, both programs designed to give veterans more convenient access to medical care.

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12
Aug

Vickery joins Guttenberg as St. John's director of children, youth, and family ministry


John L. Vickery has begun work at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg as the new director of children, youth, and family ministries. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

On Sunday, Aug. 2, St. John’s Lutheran Church held an installation service for John Vickery, their new director of children, youth, and family ministries. Vickery is a native of Washington state with a background in music and youth ministry.

Vickery arrived in Guttenberg on Thursday, July 30, after making the four day journey from Washington in a moving truck with his car in tow. He sat down with The Press during his second day on the job.

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12
Aug

Margaret A. Wille

Margaret Agnes Wille, 78, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Manchester Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 4,  at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 5, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Dubuque, conducted by Rev. Steve Rosonke.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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12
Aug

Doris L. Wessel

Doris Lorene (Hansen) Wessel, 90, passed away Aug. 4, 2015.

Visitation was Monday, Aug. 10, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Edgewood, and one hour before the services at the church on Tuesday.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

Interment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

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12
Aug

Kenneth W. Radamacker

Kenneth W. Radamacker, 93, of Des Plaines, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was one hour before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
05
Aug

Oil sheen near Guttenberg under investigation

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and two federal agencies are investigating the source of a sheen reported Tuesday afternoon, July 28, on the Mississippi River near Guttenberg.

DNR specialists and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist spent three hours on the river Tuesday afternoon tracking the sheen up the main channel of the Mississippi. The U.S. Coast Guard is also looking for the pollution source.

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05
Aug

Enjoy the ride at the 2015 Clayton County Fair

By Shelia Tomkins

The Clayton County Fair, a family tradition for 161 years, opens this week at the fairgrounds in National, located east of Highway 52 five miles north of Garnavillo.

The fair board has planned a busy schedule from the opening on Wednesday, Aug. 5, to the concluding livestock auction on Monday, Aug. 10. 

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05
Aug

Polls open for "Best of Guttenberg"

By Molly Moser

The second annual Best of Guttenberg competition is being held in conjunction with Celebrate the Mississippi River and Guttenberg, scheduled for Aug. 7-9. Community members will once again be able to vote for their favorite burger, pie, and Bloody Mary in Guttenberg. Organizers from the sponsoring organization, Guttenberg Development & Tourism, will award certificates – and bragging rights – to merchants who are voted “Best of Guttenberg.” 

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