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Railroad to close crossings at Pryam and Herder Streets


Canadian Pacific Railroad plans to close Guttenberg crossings at Herder and Pryam Streets in exchange for 2016 maintenance on the Schiller Street crossing. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg city officials announced last week that two railroad crossings are scheduled for closure in 2016. Pryam Street, on the north side of the city near a lot owned by Kann Manufacturing, and Herder Street, which runs between St. Mary School and Kuempel True Value, will no longer be through streets from River Park Drive to Highway 52. 

“The crossings for closure are chosen from a list that Canadian Pacific Railroad would like to close,” said City Manager Mary Willett.  

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Landowners comment on proposed mining rezoning


The committee for mining impact research heard from landowners at their recent meeting in Elkader. The next meeting is scheduled for March 17. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The third meeting of the group studying the impact of mine expansion in Clayton County was held Thursday, March 3, at the Clayton County Office Building in Elkader. Committee members Susi Nehls, Anne Osmondson, Tom Blake, Roy Blair, Jack Knight and Mike Finnegan were in attendance and participated in discussions with the four landowners petitioning for zoning changes to allow mining on their properties.

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Mar

Ann Hayes

Ann Hayes, 62, of Dubuque passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at home.

Friends may greet the family from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1701 Rhomberg Ave., Dubuque, and from 8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Kyle Digmann.

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Pamela S. Freitag

Pamela Sue (Johnson) Freitag, 54, passed away at Central Community Hospital on Feb. 23, 2016, after battling a life-long illness. 

Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 25, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 26, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, conducted by Rev. Donna Buckman.

Interment was at East Side Cemetery, Elkader.

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02
Mar

Jim Kuempel

Jim Kuempel of Guttenberg passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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Delores M. Klemp

Delores Mae Klemp, 91, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Arrangement were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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Mar

Leona “Fern” Fischer

Leona “Fern” Fischer, 96, of Garnavillo, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, after short illness.

Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 25, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

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02
Mar

Carson Stocks

Carson John James Stocks, 74, of Garnavillo passed away on Feb. 21, 2016.

Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Garnavillo Community Center in Garnavillo.

Graveside services were Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Garnavillo City Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

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Mar

Dr. Shirley (Meyer) McGinnis

Dr. Shirley (Meyer) McGinnis passed away on Feb. 22, 2016. 

A service was held on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Patriots Colony Grand Hall, Williamsburg, Va.

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02
Mar

Yale Drama Award named for Guttenberg native...Christmas gift unlocks a door to the past


Charles Finch holds a framed document and photo of his late sister, Carol, that tells about the Yale School of Drama award named in her honor. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

Carol Finch Dye 1930-1962

By Shelia Tomkins 

Charles Finch of Guttenberg received a gift this past Christmas that honored the acting talent of his late sister and brought her career into sharper focus for the Finch family.

A framed montage containing  a photo of Carol Finch Dye and the history of a prestigious award named in her honor was presented to Charles by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Lisa Finch of Guttenberg. The keepsake tells the story of the Carol Finch Dye Award, presented for 30 years by the Yale School of Drama. 

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