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Marilyn L. Breimon

Marilyn Louise Breimon, 79, of Guttenberg, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. 

Per Marilyn's wishes there will be no services.

Marilyn was born on Dec. 1, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Irene Purdy. 

Marilyn loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her pets, music,  and in her spare time enjoyed painting. 

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24
Aug

Karen K. Hussain

Karen Kay Hussain of Cupertino, Calif., 74, died on Aug. 14, 2016, of complications due to cardiac surgery.

Visitation was Saturday, Aug. 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 21, at St. John's Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
24
Aug

Jaeger family celebrates ties at annual reunions


Christmas in July means winter coats, hats, scarves and a sleigh. All that was missing was the snow when the Jaeger family gathered last month for their annual reunion. (Photo submitted)

The house on Bluff Street where Albert and Lucille Jaeger lived. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins 

"The family that plays together stays together" could be the motto of the Jaeger family, whose members gather each summer for a reunion weekend featuring plenty of fun, food and fellowship.

Each summer the many descendants of  the late Albert and Lucille Jaeger of Guttenberg come together to renew acquaintances and to enjoy a themed celebration.

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24
Aug

Suicide prevention presentation series planned for Sept. 9


Depression does not have to be a lonely journey. Suicide rates have been shown to decrease in communities where the suicide prevention presentations have been given. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A series of free suicide prevention presentations will be hosted by Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health on Friday, Sept. 9, to help community members act to reduce the number of suicides. 

Mayor Russ Loven invited a counselor from Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health to present at a Guttenberg Rotary Club meeting earlier this year. “It was well received and we thought this information was important enough to share with the broader public,” said Loven’s wife, Juanita.

Wed
24
Aug

Clayton County Supervisors hold public hearing on Pattison zoning

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

More than 50 people attended an Aug. 15 public hearing to discuss a request from the Pattison Sand Company to rezone some land around its mining operation from A1 (agricultural) to M2 (heavy industrial) to mine underground. Planning and Zoning Commissioner Janet Ott told the group that the P&Z has recommended that the land be rezoned.  She also said that the commission had included several restrictions and suggestions for the rezoning.

Wed
24
Aug

Guttenberg Soccer League marks 30 years of play


Over 50 youth joined the first soccer season in Guttenberg 30 years ago. Participants in that first season are wearing white, from left, Erika Steger, Travis Witham, Tueka Strong and Ryan Mick. (Photo from Press archives)

By Molly Moser

The sports page in the July 9, 1986, issue of The Guttenberg Press featured stories of youth and adult softball, golf, and baseball leagues, a swim team, and even a dance party at the Guttenberg Swimming Pool with DJ Scott Fischer. Brand new on the page, though, was an advertisement for registration in Guttenberg’s first soccer league for youth ages six through 13. 

Wed
17
Aug

Best of Guttenberg contest winners

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Best of Guttenberg contest in conjunction with Celebrate the River Aug. 12-13. Community members and visitors voted for their favorites in a variety of categories. Winners are:  

Best Pie: Clayton Ridge Farm Meat Market & Picket Fence Cafe

Best Pizza: Joe's Pizza

Best Fish: Sodes Green Acre Country Market & Cafe

Wed
17
Aug

School board holds August meeting

The Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, Aug. 11. Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Michael Finnegan, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer and Kathy Ihde. 

Superintendent Wahls reported on the receipt of a HAWC Grant of $8,700 to be used for the Eagles Club. Principal Peterson reported on a donation of play clocks from the Gridiron club and letters sent to parents making them aware of changes and upcoming events in the new school year. 

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17
Aug

Kaffee 1858 and Public House opens


Owner Sara Pattison opened Kaffee 1858 in Guttenberg earlier this month. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A place for sharing food, drink, and conversation opened in Guttenberg this month. Kaffee 1858 and Public House is located in the historic building at 7 Schiller Street. Owner Sara Pattison subscribes to a motto quoted from Vincent Van Gogh: “In my painting of the Night Café, I’ve tried to express the idea that the café is a place where you can ruin yourself, go mad, commit crimes.” 

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17
Aug

Planning and Zoning votes in favor of Pattison rezone


Many Pattison Sand Company employees attended Tuesday evening's meeting of the Clayton County Planning and Zoning Committee. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

It was standing room only at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Clayton County Planning and Zoning committee, where Mike Finnegan and Anne Osmundson were scheduled to present the finalized report of the mine reserve study group, formed in response to a request from Pattison Sand to rezone over 700 acres of land along Great River Road. The report includes recommended restrictions for mining operations should the land be rezoned. The Planning and Zoning Committee then addressed Pattison Sand Company and landowners’ requests to rezone land from A-1 to M-2 to mine underground, process, store and ship silica sand and its by-product underground.

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