Guttenberg Press

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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. 

Wed
15
Jul

City council July meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

At the Guttenberg city council regular monthly meeting on July 6, the council hired an engineering firm for the water main improvement project and discussed the current golf cart ordinance. Mayor Russ Loven led the evening's agenda with councilmembers Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Dave Schlueter, Fred Schaub and Virginia Saeugling in attendance, along with City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Water main project

Wed
15
Jul

Young Garnavillo author published


Author Elizabeth (Bergan) Nazarchyk wrote her book, Town of McLee, for her young daughters: Kaylee, left, age five, and Cara, right, age four. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Garnavillo resident and 2008 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School Elizabeth (Bergan) Nazarchyk is the author of a recently published children’s book called Town of McLee

While Nazarchyk hasn’t formally studied writing, she says she began writing books with her mother at a young age. “It was always just kind of a fun thing we did,” Nazarchyk laughs. “She began writing books for me because I always loved being read to and being the star of the story. After that I started writing books and reading them to her – it’s been an ongoing thing.” 

Wed
15
Jul

Shane Wahls hired as Clayton Ridge superintendent


After six years as middle and elementary school principal, Shane Wahls has been hired as Clayton Ridge Superintendent of Schools. He will also continue to serve as middle school principal. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

It has been a challenging and exciting year for the Clayton Ridge School District, made more so by the departures of high school principal Kris Einck and superintendent Allan Nelson. The school board has filled both positions – one with a familiar face, and one with someone new to the district.

Wed
08
Jul

Phyllis M. Wille

Phyllis Mary Wille, 83, of Monona, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Thursday, July 2, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, July 3, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona,  conducted by Rev. Daniel Knipper.

Burial followed in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona.

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