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Esther E. Goering

Esther Elizabeth Goering, 92, of Cedar Falls, died March 9, 2019.

There will be no visitation or services. Esther requested that her body be cremated and no memorial be established.

She was born in Edgewood, daughter of Elizabeth (Hoyer) and Walter Jewell. She married Wayne Goering Nov. 29, 1949. He died July 23, 1991.

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Mar

Parker's Oskaloosa team wins title


The Oskaloosa Indians won the Iowa High School division 3A basketball championship March 8. Oskaloosa head boys basketball coach and athletic director Ryan Parker proudly accepts the hard-earned trophy. Front from left are Taylen, Ryan, Haylee, Brady and Renee Parker. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A Guttenberg High School alumnus and Oskaloosa High School head basketball coach and athletic director reached the top this year. 

Ryan Parker and his high school team won the Iowa High School Division 3A basketball championship on March 8 in Des Moines before a crowd of 12,000 cheering fans at the Wells Fargo Arena. 

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27
Mar

Guttenberg named Iowa River Town of the Year


A sweeping view of Guttenberg on a clear spring day taken from the bluffs of the Mississippi River. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

"The Mississippi River towns are comely, clean, well built, and pleasing to the eye, and cheering to the spirit. The Mississippi Valley is as reposeful as a dreamland, nothing worldly about it . . . nothing to hang a fret or a worry upon.” — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

The city of Guttenberg, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, surrounded by its majestic limestone bluffs, has been named the 2019 Iowa River Town of the Year.

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27
Mar

Council approves budget, looks at electric rate study

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on March 11 approved the budget for the coming fiscal year,  heard results of an electrical rate study and decided to participate in a home energy efficiency program.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table was City Manager Denise Schneider.

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20
Mar

Veryl M. Voss

Veryl Mary Voss, 93, of Guttenberg, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Monday, March 18, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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20
Mar

Meet Guttenberg Police Officer Kari Hoyheim

By Caroline Rosacker

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” — Fred Rogers

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20
Mar

Larsons' dream home includes a restored prairie/meadow


Summertime reveals the vibrant colors of the Larsons' prairie/meadow. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Minnesota natives Richard and Gail Larson spent several years  searching for a parcel of land to build their retirement dream home. 

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20
Mar

Flooding woes in Clayton County

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents dealt with rapidly rising water on rivers and streams last week as warmer temperatures led to melting of the heavy snow cover.

Flood watches and warnings were issued throughout the state on Thursday and Friday, March 14-15. In Clayton County, National Weather Service and local emergency management officials monitored gauges on the Turkey River.

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13
Mar

Delbert M. Patzner

Delbert M. Patzner, 93, of Monticello and formerly of Guttenberg and Rochelle, Ill. died Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 4 pm.

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Mar

Burdette “Bud” C. Schenke

Burdette “Bud” Carl Schenke, 98, of Edgewood, formerly of Colesburg, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the United Methodist Church, Colesburg. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Roger White. 

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