Guttenberg Press

Wed
13
Nov

Judy Manning

 

Judy (Troester) Manning, 60, of Spring, Texas, formally of Elkader, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her home due to a courageous battle with cancer.

Gravesite services were held Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Elkader, where Judy's ashes were laid to rest next to her father, Raymond Henry Troester.

Wed
06
Nov

Buy a Light for Honor Flight: Fundraising for veterans


Though her father, a WWII veteran, did not get to make an Honor Flight during his lifetime, Roxy Knockel and Riverview Café are supporting the cause. Readers can participate in this fundraiser by purchasing a light from the strand pictured. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Riverview Café is supporting America’s veterans with an ongoing fundraiser for Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque. “Buy a Light for Honor Flight,” allows participating businesses to give away a cash prize to one lucky winner and simultaneously raise money for a noble cause.

Wed
06
Nov

Java Queen is "docked" in Guttenberg


Molly Moser works on a mural of the mythical Java Queen riverboat at Riverside Grind in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

 

By Shelia Tomkins

A colorful new mural in downtown Guttenberg celebrates the community's riverboat heritage. Located on the north interior wall of The Riverside Grind, artist Molly Moser recently completed  a painting of a mythical sternwheeler dubbed The Java Queen.

The project had its genesis in a suggestion made by a coffee shop patron to owner Cheryll Shireman, who then approached Molly with the idea.

Wed
06
Nov

Veterans Day program in Guttenberg

 

The Guttenberg German Band, along with the Clayton Ridge High School band and any community musicians who care to do so, will form a community band for a program in the high school gym to honor the veterans in the area on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:00 a.m.  

The program will be presented to the entire Clayton Ridge School, along with students from St. Mary's/IC School, and will involve all the veteran organizations in Guttenberg and Garnavillo, plus the music programs in the school.   Some of the faculty will also be involved and have been the highlight of the programs in the past.

Wed
06
Nov

Veteran Adam Eilers settles into life back at home


With the help of family and friends (like his mother, who designed the pictured patriotic landscaping), Adam Eilers has settled into his newly remodeled home in rural Garnavillo. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

To peek down a gravel road and into the quiet country life of rural Garnavillo resident Adam Eilers, you’d never know that his not-so-distant past contains wheelchairs, surgeries, and hospital beds. Surrounded by fields of corn, his nine-acre property is a picture of Iowa serenity. A creaking, rusted windmill turns slowly, a cow and a goat graze, and two friendly dogs greet visitors at the door.

Two and a half years ago, a bomb detonated near the armored vehicle that contained Army National Guard Corporal Adam Eilers and two other Iowa National Guard Soldiers. Eilers spent nine months recovering from his injuries, and now, it seems, he’s settled back into civilian life.

“I bought this place at the end of June last year,” he says, “but I didn’t move in till that October.” In just three months, with the help of friends and family, Eilers’ house got a complete overhaul. It required new wiring, windows, and plumbing; removal of multiple layers of wallpaper; and an entire revamp of the kitchen and ground floor bathroom. 

Though he lives a peaceful life near his family and childhood friends, one doesn’t have to look far to see the impact of his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. He points out the cedar walls and heated tile floors in his bathroom, then notes, “The shower is handicap accessible. I’ve been in a wheelchair, so I know what that’s like.” 

Wed
06
Nov

Bruce L. Drewis

 

Bruce Lee Drewis, 50, of Burlington, N.C, died at his residence on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at 9:47 a.m. 

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington, N.C.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Westside Fellowship Church. 

Burial was at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayetteville, N.C.

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. 

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