Guttenberg Press

Wed
28
Aug

John “Jack” B. Habel

 

John “Jack” B. Habel, 61, of North Buena Vista, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Dubuque of natural causes.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 25, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and before service at the hall in North Buena Vista.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Wed
28
Aug

Aloys J. Berns

 

Aloys J. Berns, 76, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center from Alzheimers disease.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo,  and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Garnavillo.

Wed
28
Aug

Ingleside members recreate photo from turn of the century


The 12 members of the 1909 Ingleside Club were, from left, Mrs. Yetta Purnhage, Clara Friedlein, Gusta Friedlein, Mabel Petters, Lottie Ihm, Emma Reinade, Mabel Ihm, Jessie Beyer, Mrs. Olive Pye, Mrs. August Borman, Mrs. Bob Scholz, and Mrs. Millie Sholz. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins

A historic home on Guttenberg's South River Park Drive served as the backdrop for two similar club photos taken more than a century apart.

In 1909 the ladies of Ingleside Club posed for a photograph in front of the painted brick home   at 822 South River Park Drive, where member Clara Friedlein lived. Wearing lacy Gibson-style blouses,  floor-length walking skirts, and upswept hairdos, the  twelve women stood with sober expressions as the photographer recorded the day. 

Wed
28
Aug

River royalty passes by

One of the newest riverboats on the Mississippi River passed through Lock and Dam 10 at Guttenberg on Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, headed north to St. Paul. The Queen of the Mississippi was constructed in 2012 and has accommodations for 150 passengers. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

Wed
28
Aug

New ownership, new ideas at Guttenberg Marine and RV Center


Brooks Ante, left, is the new owner of Guttenberg Marine and RV Center. In addition to the sales and service his business offers, Ante has plans in the works for two Guiness Book of World Records events in the coming year – one on the water, and one community-wide. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Marine and RV Center is under new ownership, and owner Brooks Ante has made it his priority to bring more fun to the area with big, fast pontoon boats and items available for rent. He continues to carry both new and used Harris FloteBotes, and Forest River Sandpiper fifth wheels and destination trailers. 

Wed
28
Aug

Gamerdinger family discovers roots 70 generations deep


The Gamerdinger family Bible, dating from the 1800s, was given to Jim. He discovered it to be a scholar's Bible, and traced it back to a Gamerdinger who studied to be a Lutheran minister. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Like many couples, Jim and Mary Gamerdinger display photos of their children and grandchildren proudly on the walls of their Guttenberg home. With 12 children, 49 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, photographs overflow from the walls onto quilts and blankets, received as gifts from their many descendants. 

The Gamerdingers have been blessed with a large family, and their interest in learning about their heritage extends far up the family tree. To be precise, it stems 70 generations back – to roughly 500 B.C.  

Wed
21
Aug

Karen Wright

Karen Wright, 74, of Monona, formerly of Clayton Center, died Sunday, Aug, 11, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
21
Aug

Fire destroys rural Millville home


The David Bailey home in rural Millville was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The Guttenberg Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Holy Cross, New Vienna and Luxemburg firefighters. The cause remains under investigation. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

 

Submitted by Joe Zittergruen

GFD Captain

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8:03 p.m. the Guttenberg Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 36052 Omega Road, Guttenberg. Before arrival the department was notified by the owner, David Bailey, that everyone was out of the structure. 

Wed
21
Aug

Four candidates file for three seats on Clayton Ridge board

 

By Shelia Tomkins

When voters in the Clayton Ridge School district go to the polls next month,  they will choose from four candidates vying for three vacancies.

Incumbents Michael Finnegan, Kathy Ihde and Mary Waterman have filed for re-election, along with Jason Reimer of Garnavillo.

The deadline for filing was Aug. 1. School board elections will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10. School board members are elected to serve four-year terms. 

Wed
21
Aug

Mississippi mayors sign memorandum


Mayor Russ Loven joined over 50 river mayors making efforts to work with the Mississippi River Commission to make the river's economy and ecology more sustainable. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Mayor Russ Loven participated in a signing ceremony aboard the MV Mississippi at River's Edge Plaza in Dubuque on Aug. 13. The signing ceremony celebrated a memorandum of common purpose between the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) and the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI). Mayors from Dubuque and Clinton were also present to sign this memorandum on behalf of the MRCTI. 

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