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Care Center earns five-star rating


John and Karen Youngblut have found a five-star place they can both call home. John lives in Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living with the family dog, Lexi, and Karen lives in the adjacent care center. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Forty percent of all nursing home residents live in one- or two-star facilities (as reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation in May of 2015), and recent changes in the rating system have made reaching the top even more difficult. “According to U.S.A. Today, nearly one third of the nation’s nursing homes are getting lower scores,” said Guttenberg Care Center Administrator Dr. Janette Simon. “Only 22 percent of the 15,505 nursing homes in the U.S. are five-star rated. Iowa is among the highest rated in the country.” 

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Chamber director meets with Main Street Elkader


Janis Lerch, right, is a downtown business owner and current president of Main Street Elkader. Emily Yaddof, left, is the program's new director. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Sadewasser sat down with Emily Yaddof, Elkader Main Street Director, for a Q&A about the opportunites, challenges, and logistics of the Main Street Program. 

Sadewasser and chamber board members have been investigating the Main Street Program for improving Guttenberg’s downtown shopping district since a public meeting in October with Jim Engle, director of the Iowa Downtown Resource Program. 

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David Masuen

David Masuen, 77, of Des Moines died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at his home.

Iowa Cremation assisted the family. Burial service will be held at a later date.

David is survived by two sisters, Pat and Karen; two brothers, Mike and Jim and four nieces and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and Theresa Masuen.

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Jeffrey A. Fangmann

Jeffrey Allen Fangmann, 54, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

Visitation was Friday, Feb. 10, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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Clyde E. Jennings

Clyde Edwin Jennings, 92, of Strawberry Point, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.

Funeral service were Saturday, Feb. 11, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point. Visitation was held two hours before services.

Interment with military rites was at Mount Harmony Cemetery, Garber.

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L. Florence Billmeyer

Louisa Florence Billmeyer, 92, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Monday, Feb. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

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"Hidden in Plain Sight" exhibit coming to Guttenberg Feb. 15

“Hidden in Plain Sight” is a unique, interactive exhibit which will to open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Clayton Ridge High School in Guttenberg during parent/teacher conferences.  

The event is hosted by the 5C Coalition (Clayton County Community Collaboration Council) and will bring adults into a mock teenager bedroom. The adults will explore the exhibit, identifying indicators of substance abuse and other risky behaviors.  

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Community unites in support of Fangmann family


Jeff Fangmann, seated at center, was recognized last weekend for his thirty years of volunteer service to the local fire department. Fangmann's commitment to serving his neighbors has led to overwhelming support from the community during the family's time of need. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

When Jeff Fangmann was diagnosed with scleroderma in 1998, his wife, Laurie, began to educate herself. She went to the library, joined an online community of families fighting the disease, and accompanied her husband to every appointment. 

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Live raptors, artwork, chili at Guttenberg Eagle Watch Feb. 11


Wildlife watchers may catch a glimpse of magnificent Bald Eagles fishing south of Lock and Dam 10 during Saturday's event. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Witness spectacular views of America's national bird at the Marina Visitor Center in Guttenberg on Saturday, Feb. 11, when Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day. Live raptors, hot chili, and cool ice sculpting are among the entertainment planned. 

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Call response, community service occupy local fire volunteers in 2016

  By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Fire Chief Jim Cunningham recently presented the annual activities report of the Guttenberg Fire Department for 2016,  highlighting calls, training and community service by the volunteer members of the department.

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