Guttenberg Press

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City places new pool reconstruction on 2017 capital improvement plan; fundraising continues


After many months of meetings and discussion, it has been decided to put off repairs to the Guttenberg swimming pool until the fall of 2017, when an entirely new facility will be built. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

City Manager Mary Willett addressed members of the swimming pool committee last week regarding the ongoing planning for pool updates. “It has been determined through the long process that has transpired that the swimming pool project is on the capital improvement plan (CIP) for the city for the fall of 2017. We now know that the pool cannot be refurbished and the city will need an entirely new facility,” she said. 

Wed
17
Jun

Rebecca A. Pfaffly

Rebecca Ann Pfaffly of Guttenberg, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Visitation was Friday, June 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg, followed by a prayer service.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, conducted by Fr. John Haugen with Fr. Marvin Bries and other priests concelebrating. 

Burial was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Guttenberg.

Wed
17
Jun

Eunice I. Johnson

Eunice Ivanelle (Kregel) Johnson of Strawberry Point, formerly of Garnavillo, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Tuesday, June 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 10, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Wed
17
Jun

Theresa A. Street

Theresa Ann Street, 57, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Sunday, June 14, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Monday, June 15, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
17
Jun

Four Guttenberg men charged in mobile meth lab operation

Four Guttenberg men were arrested and a portion of Highway 136 between New Vienna and Dyersville was temporarily closed on Wednesday, June 10, following the discovery of a mobile meth lab in their vehicle.

A traffic stop was initiated by a Dyersville Police Department officer who identified Jason Schroeder driving a vehicle at approximately 5:37 p.m. The officer confirmed with dispatch that there was a valid warrant for Schroeder for possession of methamphetamine and then followed the vehicle north on Highway 136 from city limits until back-up officers arrived.  

Wed
17
Jun

Planning for Stars & Stripes on Friday, July 3

By Molly Moser

Planning continues for the annual Stars and Stripes celebration in Guttenberg, scheduled for Friday, July 3. 

The first event that Friday begins at 8:00 a.m. Clayton Ridge Interact students, sponsored by the Guttenberg Rotary Club, will start collecting registrations for their first ever 5K run/walk in the north gazebo near the veteran's memorial. Proceeds will be used to purchase a shelter box for those in need. 

Wed
17
Jun

New amenity with PnP Cart Rentals


Patty and Paul Wachendorf are Guttenberg natives who returned to the area in 2014 and have started PnP Cart Rentals, providing access to the city of Guttenberg to campers, boaters, and locals alike. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When the Guttenberg city council passed a new ordinance allowing golf carts to be driven on city streets, Paul and Patty Wachendorf saw an opportunity and seized it. 

Wed
17
Jun

Guttenberg commercial to highlight local attractions


An opportunity to participate in affordable TV advertising is on the table for Guttenberg organizations. Clockwise from left are Molly Moser, Emily Moser, Dave Brown, Jon Scherbring, Amy Ries and presenter Shannon Murphy with OnMedia Precision TV Advertising. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa is flat, a never-ending field of corn (or is it potatoes?) where all the people live on farms and wear flannel. As Iowans, we know statements like this are often made and only sometimes true – but what do we believe about our native state? Are we aware of all the entertainment and cultural opportunities in our own back yards?

Wed
10
Jun

Chicken dinner and dance at Plagman Barn this Sunday

Enjoy a Sunday chicken dinner  and country barn dance this Sunday, June 14, at Plagman Barn, located on County Road C7X two miles east of Garber or 10 miles west of Guttenberg.

The annual June event features  a homemade chicken dinner, dessert and beverages. Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. until all are served. 

Music by Keepin' It Country will be featured from 12:30-4:00 p.m. in the barn. 

Wed
10
Jun

City awarded two major grants

By Shelia Tomkins

At the Guttenberg city council regular monthly meeting on June 1, City Manager Mary Willett announced that the city is the recipient of $300,000 in grants for water improvements. The funds came from a $150,000 USDA grant and a $150,000 grant from Iowa Economic Development to help fund the city's $380,000 water improvement project. Funding sources are being pursued for the remaining funds, and requests for proposals from engineering firms are being sought.

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