Guttenberg Press

Wed
08
Oct

Carla M. Wieben

Carla M. Wieben, 77, of Lisbon died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital from complications from surgery.

Memorial services were Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon.

Iowa Cremation was in charge of arrangements.

Carla was born on May 21, 1937, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Ray and Helen (Mahowold) Herboldsheimer.

Wed
01
Oct

Dean A. Ulbrich

Dean A. Ulbrich, 46, of Springfield, Ill., died at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at St. John’s Hospice.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, and one hour before services at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 2, at 10:00 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Springfield, conducted by Pastor Greg Busboom and Pastor Ladd Sonnenberg.

Wed
01
Oct

Kermit J. Dubbels

Kermit J. Dubbels, 91, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Memorial service was Thursday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.  

Interment was at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

Wed
01
Oct

Arleen L. Wolf

Arleen Louise Wolf, 102, of Edgewood, died on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.

Visitation was Monday, Sept. 29, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood. 

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 29, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood. Conducted by Reverend Mary Green.

Interment was Eastside Cemetery, Elkader.

Wed
01
Oct

Local talent in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hear the roar of the Twenties when talented local actors  present Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Elkader Opera House in October.

The cast and crew is made up of local talent, including many with Guttenberg ties.

Cheri Moser (McGregor) has the lead road of Millie, a fast-talking and highly-determined new-New Yorker journeying to become a modern woman in the decadent year of 1922.

Wed
01
Oct

Applications for heating assistance

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Family Service offices will start taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning on Oct. 1.

If a household applied for LIHEAP in the 2013-2014 program year, applications can also be done online at: http://www.neicac.org/energy.html/

Wed
01
Oct

Audit report shows thriving hospital Potential alignment discussed at GMH board meeting

By Molly Moser

During their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board of directors received a glowing report on their fiscal year 2014 audit. Joe Splinter, who presented the report on behalf of the Eide Bailly firm of Dubuque, congratulated GMH staff on a year of decreased debts and increased income. “If you look at the numbers, you’re doing very, very well,” Splinter told the board. 

Wed
01
Oct

CR students attend annual Mississippi Riverfestival


Students from Clayton Ridge, Central, Edgewood-Colesburg and MFL participated in an out-of-the-classroom river experience last week held in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

On the heels of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative annual meeting in New Orleans, attended by Guttenberg Mayor Russ Loven, comes an opportunity for area students to get involved in river patronage. Junior high students from Clayton Ridge, Central, MFL Mar-Mac and Edgewood-Colesburg school districts participated in the third annual Mississippi Riverfestival in Guttenberg early last week. The students experienced fishing and birding along the river while soaking up lessons on river ecology from area experts. 

The Mississippi Riverfestival has a multitude of partners, including the Clayton County Conservation Board, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  Iowa DNR,  Army Corps of Engineers, and Maiden Voyage Boat Tours. Clayton County Conservation naturalist Brian Gibbs organized the event, lining up presenters and volunteers to help students get involved with the river in their backyards. “This year's event was funded by a McElroy Trust Foundation Grant from Waterloo and also by in-kind donations from Don Dunbar and Murray's Outdoor Store,” said Gibbs.

Wed
24
Sep

Adventure Cat’s debut

My mom once taught me to crochet a basic chain, but I never absorbed the lecture on turning around—so I was doomed to spend eternity weaving one continuous strand of yarn. Thanks to a lesson from a friend, now I can turn around and do a double stitch for double the fun! (I still refuse to count my stitches. Counting will never be a part of any hobby I take up.) Like most valuable skills, learning this one came with its share of cursing, yelling and bleeding. That’s just what happens when you try to keep two cats away from miles of colorful moving string.  

Wed
24
Sep

Germanfest You be the Judge winners named


Guttenberg's Germanfest featured a brewing contest with winners decided by popular vote. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

Ballots were cast by 90 Germanfest guests who sampled beer and wine in a  competition that featured Park Farm wines and ten beer entries from area home brewers.

Iowa LeCrescent, a moscato, took first place for favorite wine, with Mississippi Red coming in second. Both were supplied for the contest by Park Farm.

The beer contest ended in a tie between Tigerhawk Ale, submitted by Fred Smith, of St. Paul, Minn., and Dr. Andy Smith’s Altbier.

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