Guttenberg Press

Wed
04
Nov

Supervisors refer Auditor issue to State Attorney General

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will have final say on whether or not Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag remains in office.

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors met Oct. 28 to discuss possible action against Freitag, and ultimately decided to refer the matter to Miller’s office to determine whether a Chapter 66 petition is appropriate. Chapter 66 of the Iowa Code covers removing an elected official from his or her office.  Only the Attorney General can file a removal petition.

Wed
28
Oct

Donald R. Moser

Donald Ralph Moser passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 23, at United Methodist Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Neil Hofer.

Interment was at Bethel Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
28
Oct

Richard F. Davidshofer

Richard “Dick” F. Davidshofer, 60, of Holy Cross, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 23, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 24, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial was at the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Wed
28
Oct

Ina F. Steen

Ina Fay Steen, 93, of Fayette, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at the Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 25, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and one hour before services at the Kingdom Hall on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 26 at the Kingdom Hall in Oelwein.

Interment was at Hansel Cemetery, rural Garber.

Wed
28
Oct

GD&T to sponsor Trunk-or-Treat

Guttenberg's first annual Trunk-or-Treat will be held during Trick-or-Treating Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m. in the elementary playground. Parents and Halloween-spirited community members are invited to the Clayton Ridge Elementary School playground to participate in the first ever Trunk-or-Treat event in Guttenberg. 

Wed
28
Oct

County municipal polling hours

By Shelia Tomkins

Residents of Clayton County municipalities will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to elect officials. Polling sites and hours of communities in The Press readership area are as follows. For information on absentee voting, see the  Sept. 30 issue of The Press.

Guttenberg: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building.

Wed
28
Oct

Amphibians under surveillance


Kevin Hansen, left, and Jeff LeClere, right, check one of several traps they've set for mudpuppies along the shore of the Mississippi River. They'll continue to capture and study the unique amphibians throughout the winter, when mudpuppies are most active. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Mighty Mississippi undoubtedly holds many mysteries within her muddy waters, and one such secret is being uncovered this fall in Guttenberg. A slimy, carnivorous creature lurks beneath the surface, evading even those who know the river best. The ellusive necturus maculosus is extremely slimy, with lidless eyes and external gills. It has a head like a dragon, the body shape of a fish, and sports four stubby legs with four toes on each tiny foot. It can grow to be nearly 20 inches long and live up to 20 years. This fully aquatic amphibian is known as the common mudpuppy.

Wed
28
Oct

Active in Guttenberg Eagles Club celebrates 30 years of helping people


Guttenberg’s Fraternal Order of Eagles celebrated their 30th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 17. Charter members in attendance were, from left, Peggy Wolfe, Richard Schmitt, Steve Eglseder, Tom Engledow, Jay Fishback, Jim Eglseder, Dian Meskimen, Bill Hodges, Billie Smith, Sheila Smith, Gene Fischer, and Terry Eglseder. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser 

Editor’s note: As a Guttenberg native and a member of Guttenberg Development & Tourism, there’s nothing more exciting to me than someone who proclaims, “There’s nothing to do in Guttenberg!” Life here may not be fast-paced, but there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, meet great people, and enjoy living - and I'm always eager to pass that knowledge on. This story is the first in a series planned 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. 

Wed
21
Oct

Ghouls' & Goblins' Night Out offers prizes for Guttenberg shoppers

Ghouls' & Goblins' Night Out, a Halloween promotion coordinated by Guttenberg Development & Tourism, is set for Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m. 

Collect three receipts from purchases made at Ghouls’ & Goblins’ Night Out participating businesses for a chance to win $25 in Guttenberg bucks. Pick up an entry form at the Welcome Center or the businesses listed below and attach your receipts to enter

Wed
21
Oct

Wilker barn restoration nears completion


The Wilker family of rural Guttenberg worked hard this fall to restore their historic barn, originally built using all wooden pegs instead of nails or screws. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The grass is still green, but the autumn leaves are aflame at the idyllic rural Guttenberg home of Jim and Joan Wilker. A small stream flows along the edge of their backyard and a weeping willow tree hangs low. The Wilker family, which includes five children (and their spouses and children), has spent the past several weeks restoring the historic pin barn on their property. 

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