Guttenberg Press

Thu
02
Jan

Riverside Wellness Center now taking appointments


Riverside Wellness Center will include services from massage therapists, a mental health counselor, and Reiki practitioner, as well as hosting a variety of events and classes. Sadie Hefel, of Guttenberg, is one such practitioner. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

The ever-evolving city of Guttenberg will become home to yet another unique business in 2014. A group of practitioners committed to holistic health have come together to form Riverside Wellness Center, which is set to open its doors this month.

The term holistic health is used to describe the concept that cultivating good health requires a perception of the individual as an integrated system rather than separate parts. Cindy Olsen, who organized the formation of Riverside Wellness Center, describes holistic health as “a balance between emotional health, mental health, and physical health.” 

Olsen is a licensed mental health practitioner. She has operated a successful practice in Guttenberg for 12 years, and Riverside Wellness Center will join her practice in its current location at 222 River Park Drive. 

Thu
02
Jan

Violet G. Bernhardt

 

Violet Gwendolyn (Reynolds) Bernhardt, 102, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was before services at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were  Saturday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. James R. Fiete, PMA.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Thu
02
Jan

Larry L. D. Gull

 

Larry Lew Dettmer Gull died peacefully from complications following a stroke at the Guttenberg Care Center, Christmas morning.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 27, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Gospel Hall in Garnavillo.

Interment was at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Tue
24
Dec

Arleen C.M. Dietrich

 

Arleen C.M. Dietrich, 90, of Dubuque, formerly of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Manor Care Center in Dubuque.   

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Tue
24
Dec

Christmas memories mean more than gifts


This photo from a bygone era sparked Christmas memories for the author. (Photo submitted)

 

Note: The following reader submission, inspired by the photograph at right and based on real life events, provides a glimpse of winter life on an Iowa farm in another era.

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A middle-aged lady looks through an old photo album and reflects on a bygone era.  Her father was a full-time hired man for a farmer who had four farms within a five-mile radius. She recalls that the whole family was expected to help out at different times of the year.

When Catherine, called Kat, was three or four years of age, she had to help water and feed the baby chickens. They were kept in the house for several weeks in a big metal tub. Newspapers were put in the bottom and had to be changed often.

Her two brothers, older by 10 and 12 years, helped with the chores and other jobs. Their biggest job was pulling volunteer corn from the soybean fields and putting up the square bales of hay.

Tue
24
Dec

Kay L. Thein

 

Fay Lorraine (Decker) Thein, age 82, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wis.

Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Wayne Ellingson.

A luncheon followed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo. 

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo.

Tue
24
Dec

Guttenberg hospital eyes affiliation with Finley

 

Submitted by

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital (Finley) and Guttenberg Municipal Hospital (GMH) announced Friday, Dec. 20, that they have agreed to enter into discussions to consider a future alignment in which UnityPoint Health would recognize GMH as an affiliate hospital under Finley Tri-states Health Group. 

As GMH is a municipal hospital, this process may take several months while it is reviewed by applicable governmental authorities. 

Tue
24
Dec

Local pastor to be featured on KFXB


LWFB Pastor Tyler Strickfaden will give a half-hour television interview followed by a half-hour message on KFXB’s weekly program, Coming Home. The program airs at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 26. Mediacom viewers can tune in to channel 12, and others can view the episode on Youtube. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Tyler Strickfaden never wanted to be a pastor. In fact, he says it was the last thing he wanted to do. 

“I don’t like standing in front of people. I’m very comfortable to be in the background,” he says. “In 2007, I felt the call to be a pastor from God. I didn’t want to do it, so I ran from it for a year.” Strickfaden says that year was one of the worst of his life. “I’ve never felt such a lack of peace.”

“The moment that I said okay, fine, I’ll do what you want me to do, it was like instantly, peace was restored,” says Strickfaden. “Ever since then, I’ve loved it.” 

Tue
24
Dec

Winterfest a unique experience for Clayton Ridge students


High school students dressed up for a formal dinner, served by faculty the day before school lets out for winter break. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge High School held their bi-annual Winterfest on Thursday, Dec. 19. The school gymnasium was transformed into an atmospheric dining room for the afternoon entertainment. Yards of white linen were draped from floor to ceiling, and snowflakes three-feet in diameter clung to the stage. 

Prior to the formal dinner, high school students watched an etiquette video made by TAG students. The video taught proper use of silverware, dinner table manners, and how to signal to wait staff when finished with a meal. Students also learned about appropriate dress and how to tie a tie. 

Faculty served dinner and dessert to the high school student body and special guests, including school board members and their spouses. Dinner began after a blessing sung by Steve Moser and recent Clayton Ridge graduates Jesse and Nicole Moser.

Wed
18
Dec

Anita R. Cowie

 

Anita Rose (Kenneally) Cowie died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader and burial followed at the church cemetery.

Leonard Funeral Home of  Elkader was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com.

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