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Apr

Barbara A. Walter

Barbara Ann Walter, 78, of Clive, formerly of Guttenberg, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Walnut Ridge Senior Living Community in Clive.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:25 a.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Timothy Braun.

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Apr

Carter J. Cannon

Carter J. Cannon, 18, of Hawkeye, died tragically Saturday, April 3, 2021, rural Sumner, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the Arlington Community Event Center conducted by Rev. Ginny Olson. A celebration of life will follow the memorial service at the Event Center from 3-8 p.m. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Carter’s family. 

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Apr

Novelist publishes fourth book


Brian Spielbauer, who grew up in Guttenberg, has published his latest novel, "The Legacy of Faith." His previous publications are "The Tales of Lemuria" a three-book series that includes "The Demon's Chamber" "The Three Charms" and "The Child King." (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Brian Spielbauer, author of four successful novels with another one in the works, was born and raised in Guttenberg. He currently resides in Fayette, Mo., with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Sydney and Allie. He is employed as an agent at Endeavor Agency in Fayette. The sports enthusiast also coaches Fayette's high school basketball team and was a past college basketball coach and athletic director. He also has a passion for helping people attain new executive positions. "I like coaching and mentoring and hope to inspire more people to tell their stories through my writing," commented Spielbauer. 

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14
Apr

The Final 19: The Dan Hefel POW Story


Specialist Daniel H. Hefel, who was a POW during the Vietnam War, will be featured in an independent film created by director Tim Breitbach to be presented at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 18 and April 20. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

An independent film: The Final 19: The Dan Hefel POW Story, directed by Tim Breitbach, will be presented at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Julien Dubuque Hotel Ballroom and on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Five Flags Civic Center in Dubuque. Since 2012 the film festival has been enriching the community and uniting cultures through the education and promotion of the arts through independent film.    

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14
Apr

"Yard of the Month" program this summer

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has announced a "Yard of the Month" program for city residents this coming season. The first round of nominations will be due May 17 with the award to be presented in June. 

The Yard of the Month is sponsored by the City in conjunction with the Umbrella Arts Committee. The purpose is to recognize residents who have improved or maintained their yard and whose yard has a positive aesthetic appeal.

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07
Apr

Mary Stegen

Mary Ann (Nelsen) Stegen, long time resident of Strawberry Point, passed away on March 30, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb., of complications from a broken hip incurred in a fall on Dec. 28.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., on Friday, April 9, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point and one hour before services at the church on Saturday morning.

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07
Apr

Robert F. Hoffmann

Robert Francis Hoffmann, 91, of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Due to COVID-19 concerns there will be a private family service. There will be a public memorial service on Saturday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. The family will greet friends an hour before the service at the church.

Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Guttenberg following Mass.

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07
Apr

Lawrence C. Linderbaum

Lawrence C. Linderbaum, 100, passed away on March 23, 2021, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the Leonard – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona and one hour before services at the funeral home on Saturday. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Lynn Noel.

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Apr

Herbalist uses native plants for health


Adrian White, herbalist, freelance writer, and co-owner/operator of Jupiter Ridge Farms, promotes medicinal herbs and nutritious food as a foundation for increased health and wellness. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

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07
Apr

Living a van-tastic life on the open road


From left Molly Flack, Clayton Schaefer and their canine companion "Ophie" enjoy traveling across the United States in their transit van. Clayton spent ten months researching and transforming the van into a secure home on wheels. (Press photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Molly Falck was born and raised in Arlington. She grew up a few miles away from her boyfriend and traveling companion, Clayton Schaefer, when he and his parents were living in the area when Clayton was a young boy. The 23-year-old studied massage therapy in Anamosa, at Carlson College of Massage Therapy, and then worked at Hands in Harmony before traveling. She was a seasonal massage therapist in California and Colorado while living in her first van. 

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