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Jun

Jeffery A. Werger

Jeffery Alan Werger, 39, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital due to injuries sustained in an accident.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 8, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
15
Jun

Eldon J. Kerkhoff

Eldon John Kerkhoff, 99, of Guttenberg, formerly of Dyersville, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg.

Visitation was Thursday, June 9, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville.  

Funeral services were Thursday, June 9, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, conducted by Rev. Dennis Quint.

Burial was in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Petersburg.

Wed
08
Jun

Train fatality

On June 4 at 11:57 p.m., Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Garnavillo Fire, EMS and the Guttenberg Ambulance, responded to South Front Street near Bill’s Boat Landing in Clayton for a pedestrian who was struck by a train. Jeffery Werger, 39, of Garnavillo was struck by a Canadian Pacific train traveling south. He was transported to the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
08
Jun

Awards presented, royalty crowned at Clayton County dairy banquet


2016-17 dairy royalty crowned at the Clayton County Dairy Banquet on June 3 were, front from left, Clayton County Little Miss Squirt Rachel Eglseder, alternate Junior Dairyman Allan Schaefers and Junior Dairyman Colten Kolker; back row, State Dairy Princess Kate Stewart and Clayton Dairy Princess Emily Moses. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

The Clayton County dairy banquet was held at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader on Friday evening June 3.  A meal was served from 6:30-8:30 p.m., followed by a program that featured the presentation of awards and the naming of the 2015-2016 Clayton County dairy royalty.

Wed
08
Jun

Artisan Cafe and Courtyard opens Sunday mornings for brunch


Gina Dahlstrom, right, is in charge of the kitchen at the newly-opened Artisan Cafe and Courtyard. Breanna Meyer, left, helps with customer service. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After years in the making, Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has opened The Artisan Café and Courtyard.

Wed
08
Jun

Seitz family opens storage facility in Industrial Park


Anchored Storage is under construction with a variety of bay sizes and is scheduled to open mid-summer. Many local contractors have been utilized in its construction. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

For the Seitz family, the transition to living in Guttenberg started the same way as many before. In 2012, Scott Seitz and his wife, Deb, purchased a home on Abel Island with the intention of retiring to the leisurely, tranquil isle in the years to come. Four years later, they find themselves opening a family business.

Wed
08
Jun

Amy L. Hoeger

Amy Lou Hoeger, 66, of Farmersburg, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Visitation was Thursday, May 26, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, May 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
08
Jun

Donald L. Grant

Donald Lawrence Grant, 81, passed away on May 27, 2016, at his home in Sun City, Ariz.

A Catholic Mass will be held on Thursday, June 16, at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City, Ariz.

He will receive full military honors and burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz.

Wed
08
Jun

Charles "Fred" Eggert

Charles "Fred" Eggert, 83, of Guttenberg, passed away on June 1, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Fred was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Davenport, to Charles F. and Jeanette Eggert.

Wed
01
Jun

City council amends budget, purchases phone system

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in special session on May 23, amended the budget for the current fiscal year that ends June 30 and purchased a new phone system for city offices.

Mayor Russ Loven led council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling, and Jane Parker through the agenda. City Manager Mary Willett was also at the council table. 

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