Guttenberg Press

Wed
25
Sep

Signs of hope on river eco-cruises


Big Blue Sky Band entertained passengers aboard two eco cruises that departed from Guttenberg's marina last Sunday. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

The Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network (CAN), in partnership with Maiden Voyage Tours, hosted two free Mississippi River eco-cruises on Sept. 15. Local food producers offered samples of their products, and the Big Blue Sky Band provided musical entertainment. Brian Gibbs, Clayton County Naturalist and president of Clayton County CAN, welcomed passengers with a story of inspiration. 

Wed
18
Sep

Douglas P. Berns

 

Douglas Paul Berns, 52, formerly of Garnavillo, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Woodbury, Minn.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. before services at the church.

A prayer service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo.

Burial will follow at Garnavillo City Cemetery. Followed by a luncheon at the church.

Wed
18
Sep

Joanne K. Hinrichs

 

Joanne Kay Hinrichs, 71, Guttenberg, passed away suddenly at her home on Acre Street on Sept. 5, 2013.

Private funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 9, at Tuecke Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Inurnment will be at a later date in the Sibley Cemetery.

Joanne was born on July 10, 1942, in Sibley, the daughter of Kenneth and Grace Schutte. She graduated from Sibley High School and then went on to receive her Degree in Elementary Education at Northwestern College.

Wed
18
Sep

Guttenberg celebrates its heritage at annual Germanfest this weekend


Welcome from Princess Heidi 2013 Princess Heidi (Katy Geuder) invites everyone to attend this year's Germanfest celebration this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

 

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg will celebrate its German heritage during its 23nd annual Germanfest celebration which begins Friday evening, Sept. 20, and continues throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s line-up of musical entertainment is exceptional from beginning to end.

Friday Night 

Wed
18
Sep

River Park Cruisers Best of Show

Chris Berns of Independence took home the Best of Show trophy from the River Park Cruisers Car Show held Sept. 14 in Guttenberg. Berns, a native of Guttenberg, won with his 1949 Chevrolet pickup truck. The award was presented at the dance that evening at Lakeside Ballroom by the award sponsor, Autotek. From left are  Jessica Biethahn, a German student living with the Bahls family, Sheryl Bahls, Chris Berns and Dave Bahls.  (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

Wed
18
Sep

Guttenberg selected for poetry reading on 48-state tour


Michael Czarnecki autographed copies of his published poems and shared stories with community members during his poetry reading last week. From left are Kathy Lake, Czarnecki, and Dr. Janette Simon. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Buffalo, N.Y., native Michael Czarnecki gave a reading of his poetry last week at the Riverside Grind in Guttenberg. Czarnecki is embarking on a "Poems Across America Tour," featuring one reading in each of the lower 48 states. The 14-week tour began in Maine on Aug. 13, and the final reading will be near his home in upstate New York on Nov. 17, his 63rd birthday. The reading in Guttenberg was his only stop in Iowa, and was the 16th engagement on his journey. 

Wed
18
Sep

City council hears presentations on fire truck replacement, pool rehab

 

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council heard updates and funding requests for several major upcoming needs when it met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 9.

Mayor Russ Loven, councilmembers Virginia Saeugling, Ralph Livingston, Dave Schlueter, Jane Parker, and Steve Friedlein, City Manager Barry Dykhuizen and City Attorney Michael Schuster were present.

Fire Department update

Wed
11
Sep

David H. Homewood

 

David Henry Homewood, 64, of Luxemburg, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Funeral services followed the visitation, conducted by Pastor Tyler Strickfaden.

David was born Dec. 6, 1948, to Harold and Phyllis (Langerman) Homewood in Fayette.

Wed
11
Sep

City Manager accepts new position

 

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg City Manager Barry Dykhuizen will soon be leaving the community to accept a similar position in Illinois.

In a letter to the mayor and council dated Aug. 30, Dykhuizen informed city officials that he has accepted the administrator position in Morrison, Ill.           

Wed
11
Sep

Polka mass at St. Mary's Fall Festival

 

Singing praises to tunes such as Eidelweiss, The Happy Wanderer, and Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen, a polka mass featuring music by the Guttenberg German Band, led by Dennis Hanna, preceded the annual fall festival at St. Mary's Church in Guttenberg on Sunday, Sept. 8. The German Band will appear at Germanfest on Sept. 21, and will participate in an ecumenical German service at St. John's Lutheran Church on Sunday, Sept. 22. For more photos of St. Mary's Fall Festival, visit The Press on Facebook. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

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