Guttenberg Press

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27
Jan

Lorita E. Hefel

Lorita E. (Bailey) Hefel, 73 of Greeley, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth.

There will be no public services.

Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in North Buena Vista at a later date.

Wed
20
Jan

Free counseling offered for new existing local businesses

Steven Horman, a professional business consultant, specializing in one-on-one business counseling and long-range strategic planning for business, government and non-profit organizations, will be in Elkader to provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling to existing business owners or to those wishing to start a business on Friday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clayton County Economic Development  Group office, 200 E. Bridge St., Elkader.

Registration is required for a one-hour free session. Contact Darla Kelchen at 563-245-2201 by Jan. 26.  

Wed
20
Jan

Hawkeye band member makes Rose Bowl memories


Jessica Klein of Guttenberg, a member of the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, took part in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl parade and field performances. Above, she poses with mascot Herky Hawk. (Photo submitted)

Note: Guttenberg native Jessica Klein, daughter of Jim and Carol Klein, was privileged to play in the Hawkeye Marching Band at this year’s Rose Bowl. She shares highlights of her memorable trip with Press readers.

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By Jessica Klein

Wed
20
Jan

Brown's 2nd chili cook-off Jan. 30


Mayor Russ Loven tasted a variety of chilis at Brown's chili cook-off in 2015. Brown's will hold their second cook off this month. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Brown’s Sales & Leasing in Guttenberg will hold their second annual chili cook-off on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the music programs at Clayton Ridge and St. Mary’s schools, and Brown’s will match funds raised by the cook-off.

Wed
20
Jan

Crow recounts time spent as missionary in Africa


Janis Crow will return to Pemba, Mozambique, where she lived for three months last fall, to build a church with local residents and Iris Global Ministries Harvest School. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Former Guttenberg resident Janis Crow spent time in Guttenberg recently between trips to Pemba, Mozambique, where she gathered with 300 students from 30 nations worldwide through Iris Global Ministry. 

Crow grew up in West Branch and found herself in Guttenberg last year after praying and fasting for four days. There she met Cheryll Shireman, owner of the Riverside Grind coffee shop, who asked her to start work there the next day. “I worked there for three months and got to meet many beautiful people,” Crow told The Press. 

Wed
20
Jan

Marvin E. Vaske

Marvin Edwin Vaske, 79, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 14, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
13
Jan

E. H. "Skip" Hall

E. H. "Skip" Hall, 79, of Guttenberg, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.

Memorial services were Sunday, Jan. 17, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Skip was born in Independence on Dec. 21, 1936. He graduated high school from Independence Schools and was a member of the Navy CB from 1955-1959.

Skip married Marcia Sherrets on May 7, 1971, and they lived the majority of their life together in Guttenberg.

Wed
13
Jan

Gregory L. Dubbels

Gregory Lee Dubbels, 62, of Paducah, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at Southside Holiness at a later date. Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Greg was born in Cedar Rapids on Jan. 24, 1953, to the late Kermit J. and Beverly (McKinney) Dubbels. He had worked in the barge industry his entire life, most recently as a pilot for James Marine. Greg was a member of Southside Holiness.

Wed
13
Jan

Guttenberg Eagle Watch set for Feb. 13

Plans are underway for the 2016 Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day in Guttenberg, organized by Guttenberg Development and Tourism and held at the Marina Visitor's Center.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, and will include a presentation by a new organization, Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation, and Education (RARE). Luke Hart, formerly of MacBride Raptor Center, is expected to bring several live birds of prey for the event.

Wed
13
Jan

City council eyes employee sharing, new garbage contract

By Shelia Tomkins

At its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 4, the Guttenberg city council signed an agreement to share a school employee, reviewed the terms of its garbage contract  and moved forward on  a change to the city's electric ordinance.

Mayor Russ Loven presided with councilmembers Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Dave Schlueter, Fred Schaub and newly-elected councilman Austin Greve in attendance, along with City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Mike Schuster.

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