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18
Jan

Guttenberg hospital audit report

The accounting firm of Seim Johnson, LLP released an audit report for Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in September. 

The hospital's operating revenue totaled $15,324,121 for the year ended June 30, 2016, a 13% increase from the prior year. Total operating revenue included $14,491,689 in net patient service revenue, $835,293 in other operating revenue, and a $2,861 loss on disposal of capital assets. 

Wed
18
Jan

Eagle Watch & Cabin Fever Day


Ice carver Matt Meadows will once again transform a 350-pound block of ice into a work of art during the Feb. 11 Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day in Guttenberg. A chili cook-off and live raptor experience round out the event. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Get spectacular views of America's national bird at the Marina Visitor Center in Guttenberg on Saturday, Feb. 11, when Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day. Live raptors, hot chili, and cool ice sculpting are among the entertainment planned. 

Dubuque photographer Gary Fagan will share his extensive body of wildlife work, including many shots of bald eagles in flight and on the hunt, diving for fish in the Mississippi.

Wed
18
Jan

Friendly new faces at the Guttenberg Pharmacy


Owner and pharmacist Linda Nightingale is proud to introduce pharmacist Chad Vaske, who will be serving patients from the Guttenberg Pharmacy. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

By his third day in Guttenberg, pharmacist Chad Vaske had fielded the same question time and time again. “People are asking if they can transfer their prescriptions back here – and the answer to that is yes,” Vaske told The Press.

Wed
18
Jan

City council opens year with bridge project, wage increase

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council in its first meeting of the new year, heard updates on the Garber Road bridge replacement project, considered but did not pass the third reading of a proposed cat licensing ordinance and okayed a wage increase for union city employees.

Mayor Russ Loven called the meeting to order with council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker and Virginia Saeugling present, along with Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
18
Jan

NaValle Eglseder

NaValle Eglseder, 88, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
11
Jan

MAMA donates $5,000 to school


From left are Jerry Best and Al Huntzinger, board members of the Mid American Music Association, with a $5,000 check for the Clayton Ridge School music department. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Uniforms. Sheet music. Risers, instruments, and instrument repair; managing a school music program can be costly. That’s why the Mid American Music Association (MAMA) has decided to give a gift in the amount of $5,000 to the Clayton Ridge School District music programs. 

Wed
11
Jan

Continued from last week's issue City reports on comprehensive plan progress


Eight trains passing through Guttenberg daily, sometimes carrying hazardous materials, are one challenge presented to residents as well as the city government. (Press photo by Jayna Felder)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: In December 2013, after a year of collecting input from the community and extensive research, the city council approved a new comprehensive plan to guide the next 20-30 years of progress in Guttenberg. In a two-part story. The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Sadewasser about the third year of progress on the plan, and what’s to come in 2017. 

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11
Jan

Laura Palumbo

Laura Palumbo, 88, of Guttenberg died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center surrounded by her family.

She was born the daughter of Rudolfo and Lila Tortolero on Aug. 18, 1928. She came to Guttenberg in 2004. Her youngest son, George, was living in Guttenberg, and when she saw the natural beauty and small town atmosphere, she fell in love with it.

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04
Jan

Carol A. Simpson

Carol Ann Simpson, 82, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.

Abiding by family wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date with a private interment service to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

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04
Jan

Manetta I. Keefer

Manetta Irene (Earle) Keefer, 101, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

She was born Aug. 29, 1915 in Albany in a log home, the middle of five children, to William Edward and Lavina (Harriman) Earle. She attended Frog Hollow School, Albany School, and Fayette High School.

Manetta met the love of her life on a football field in Wadena, and the school's “guard,” Clay Vinton Keefer. They married on Oct. 22, 1932, in Wadena.

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