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Christmas memories of the young at heart


Residents from the Guttenberg Care Center and Eagle Ridge Assisted Living enjoyed a lively conversation sharing Christmas memories. Front from left are Rosella Dugan, Arletta Hankes and Don Wirkler; back row, John Youngblut, Gladys Georgeson and Donna Bodensteiner. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A group of residents at the Guttenberg Care Center and Eagle Ridge Assisted Living recently gathered together for an impromptu conversation recalling Christmas memories.

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Dec

Council okays library position, acts on food truck ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on  Monday, Dec. 10, approved a full-time director's position for the library, moved forward on the mobile food vendor ordinance, and took the first step in an ordinance that would address unsightly properties.

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Dec

Wilma J. Troester

Wilma J. Troester, 84, of River Falls, Wis. and formerly of Prairie du Chien, Wis. and Garnavillo, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at the Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, Wis.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Bruce Hanson.

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Dec

Karen V. Gates

Karen Vera Gates, 62, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 14, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

A private family Inurnment will be at a later date. 

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Dec

Carol R. Elsinger

Carol Rose Elsinger, 82, of Rickardsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Hawkeye Care Center, surrounded by her family. 

Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Dubuque,

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rickardsville, conducted by Fr. Noah Diehm.

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Dec

Steven A. Schultz

Steven Arnold Schultz, 71, of Clayton, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 7, at Peace Lutheran Church, Clayton, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

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12
Dec

David F. Wilson

David Franklin Wilson, died Nov. 13, 2018, in Portland, Ore.

A memorial service was Friday, Dec. 7, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Ore.

David was born on Dec. 7, 1936, in Millville, to Beulah (Grimes) and Richard "Bob" Wilson. He was delivered by his physician grandfather, who traveled 12 miles through snow by a horse-drawn sleigh.

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Dec

Larry D. Pritchard

Larry Dean Pritchard, 48, of McGregor, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, after a sudden illness. 

Visitation was Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Larry was born on Oct. 25, 1970, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., the son of Richard and Francis Pritchard.

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Dec

Robert R. Sheber

Robert Richard Sheber, age 77, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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05
Dec

Chris Anderson: A new face in town


Local artist and sculptor Chris Anderson displays an example of one of his clam shell bonsai trees and a selection of pearl button jewelry he creates out of discarded shells and buttons he finds along the banks of the Missipppi River from the former Pearl Button Factory. His work is offered locally at Roots (the store is closing for the season after the Dec. 15-16 weekend). (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The historic pearl button factory industry is receiving new recognition, thanks to artist and sculptor Chris Anderson. 

Chris moved to Guttenberg from Muscatine in the fall of 2018 to assist his mother, Holly Anderson. 

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