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Wed
07
Nov

Read any good books lately? Novel views at monthly book discussion group


Attending a recent monthly book discussion group at the Guttenberg Public Library were, seated from left, Janette Hansel, Juanita Loven, Gail Larson and Jill Purvis; standing, Pat Krapfl, Donna Kann, Sherry Oliver and Nancy Ruzicka. Not pictured are Rosemary Neylan, Carolyn Clefisch, Barb Hansel and Jenny Meyer. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

For more than ten years, a small group of booklovers has met  regularly at the Guttenberg Public Library to discuss their reactions to the chosen "book of the month."

The group began in 2007 as a small gathering of readers. Caroline Rosacker of the library staff was the first leader, a role now facilitated by Nancy Ruzicka, assistant librarian.

Wed
31
Oct

City council okays bathhouse change

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting on Friday, Oct. 26, the Guttenberg city council approved a design change for the bathhouse of the new swimming pool currently under construction.

The revision will provide a family changing room for the facility, not part of the original design. In September, a resident requested that the bathhouse include a room that can be used by patrons of either gender who have caregivers. 

Wed
31
Oct

Ballot summary for Nov. 2 election

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join voters across the state and country to choose candidates in mid-term elections for national, state offices and county offices.

Polling sites will open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

Wed
31
Oct

Body of missing boater located in Mississippi River near Cassville

On Thursday, Oct. 18, a 911 caller advised law enforcement officials that he had located a body in the Mississippi River.

The body was recovered from Sand Cut, just west of Jack Oak Road on the Wisconsin side of the river. The body was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy. 

The autopsy confirmed the body was that of John Roe, 56, of Burlington, Wis. The cause of death was determined to be drowning and manner classified as accidental. 

Wed
31
Oct

Medicare open enrollment Choosing the Part D drug plan that is best for you


Jim Solomon, a trained SHIIP counselor, is ready to help area senior citizens choose a Medicare Part D drug plan during the open enrollment period that ends Dec. 7. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics is offering free counseling by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program)  at the Family Resource Center in downtown Guttenberg.

Wed
31
Oct

Fern C. Scheffert

Fern Clara Scheffert, 91, of Garber, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Services were private. Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Fern was born on July 29, 1927, on the family farm on Bear Creek in Elk Township, the daughter of Orlando and Clara Krieg.

Wed
31
Oct

Vernon G. Bockenstedt

Vernon G. Bockenstedt, age 75, of Colesburg, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.

Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 27, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Interment was at Bethel Cemetery, Osterdock.

Wed
31
Oct

Anita M. Bond

Anita M. Bond, 87, of Colesburg died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at her home.

Visitation and celebration of life was Saturday, Oct. 27, at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg.

Burial was at the Brown Cemetery in Colesburg. 

Wed
31
Oct

Nancy A. Metz

Nancy A. (Hayward) Metz, 76, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Guttenberg, passed away unexpectedly due to a heart virus on Oct. 21, 2018.

A celebration of Nancy’s life and service of remembrance was Thursday, Oct. 25.

Wed
24
Oct

Dr. Russell Loven to receive Distinguished Service Award


Dr. Russell Loven

By Shelia Tomkins

Homecoming weekend at Luther College in Decorah will be a memorable one for Guttenberg resident Dr. Russell Loven, who will receive the Luther Distinguished Service Award at an awards dinner that kicks off weekend festivities on the campus.

The award will be presented Friday evening, Oct. 26,  by Luther President Paula Carlson in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther campus.

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