Guttenberg Press

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Handmade blankets warm hearts


Vicki Cripe of Edgewood has donated an estimated 40 handmade blankets to area fire departments and other organizations that help families in need. She presented four blankets to Guttenberg Fire Chief Jim Cunningham on March 15. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Fire Department received a gift last week from Edgewood resident Vicki Cripe, who donated four fleece blankets for families who may need them after a house fire.

Cripe, 58, has donated dozens of blankets to various organizations. She has given to the Greeley fire station, the Greeley Santa Claus project, the Edgewood fire station, and The Ronald McDonald room at St. Luke's Hospital. She learned to make the tie blankets five years ago and uses kits with various patterns and colors. 

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Seniors get real with Reality Check financial training


Seniors participating in Reality Check will undoubtedly have run-ins with Fate, a booth that hands out unexpected changes in financial circumstances during the simulation. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge seniors will take a hard look at the financial realities of life during Reality Check, a day-long simulation held at Prairie du Chien High School on April 22. Students will engage in activities with over 40 real businesses to gain insight and understanding of the pressures associated with living costs and monthly spending once they leave the nest.

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Jean Brown

Jean Brown, 77, of Colesburg, died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the Lincolnwood Assisted Living in Edgewood.

Visitation was Tuesday, March 15, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Brown Cemetery, Colesburg.

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Mar

New Guttenberg banners

Connie Backes and Austin Greve display the new banners that will soon go up in Guttenberg, replacing the banners that welcomed RAGBRAI bicyclists in 2014. The 38 new banners  will welcome visitors traveling along the highway and in the business district. The attractive new banners were purchased at a cost of approximately $3,300 by the local RAGBRAI committee, using remaining funds from that event. Greve and Backes were part of the original committee, which still meets periodically. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

 
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Premier college choir to perform at St. John's


The Grand View University Choir of Des Moines will present a concert at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg this Saturday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)

The Grand View University Choir from Des Moines will perform at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. as part of its ten-day 2016 spring tour through Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.  

The tour program is structured around key elements of Christian worship:  Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. Each cluster of pieces throughout the program expands on these ancient texts through the fresh choral sounds of composers such as Andrea Ramsey, Ola Gjeilo, James Fritschel, Knut Nystedt, Jean Berger, David Cherwien, and others. 

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City council approves budget

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on March 7 approved the budget for the coming fiscal year, moved forward on a utility rate increase and bought a new boiler for the municipal building.

Mayor Russ Loven led council members Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve through the agenda. City Attorney Mike Schuster and City Manager Mary Willett were also at the council table.

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Active in Guttenberg: Clayton Ridge Music Boosters


The newly-formed show choir shows off their new uniforms purchased by the booster club. Seated are Levi Berns and Jade Geuder, standing from left are Elayna Simon and Audrey Helle. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series to highlight local groups and organizations that welcome members of the community and enhance our city’s culture. If you would like your group to be featured, please contact The Guttenberg Press. 

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Ruby M. Matt

Ruby Mary Matt, 81, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes in West Des Moines.

Visitation was Sunday, March 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, March 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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Jaleen L. Fassbinder

Jaleen Lillian (Geuder) Smock Fassbinder passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, March 4, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 5, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

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Donald R. Kann

Donald Robert Kann, 90, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Friday, March 4, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at Kann-St. Michael Cemetery, rural Guttenberg.

Don was born the fifth child of Gregory and Anna (Miller) Kann, Jan. 12, 1926, on the family farm near Guttenberg.

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