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Dec

Werger donates books to Four Oaks of Iowa


Shelly and Mariha Werger donated a large assortment of children's books to the Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections of Iowa. From left are Shelly and Mariha Werger and Christa Hefel, Recruitment and Engagement Leader for Four Oaks. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections of Iowa is on a mission to create safe environments for at-risk children to remain in their own communities.

Wed
25
Dec

School board hears presentation by food service representatives

The Clayton Ridge Community School board met in regular session on Dec. 12 at the high school library in Guttenberg.

President John Heying and board members Kathy Ihde, Ellen Johnson, Mike Finnegan, Alicia Helle and Jason Reimer were in  attendance.  Also present were Superintendent Shane Wahls, Principal Laura Bilden, Dean of Students Wade Marlow, Board Secretary Dave Schlueter, Iowa Virtual Academy Head of Schools Steve Hoff, Iowa State Education Association representative Kevin McDermott and eight faculty and staff members. 

Wed
25
Dec

Carl Kuehl

Carl Kuehl, 86, of Garnavillo and a recent resident of the Elkader Care Center, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Garnavillo with one hour of visitation prior to start of services. 

Wed
18
Dec

Richard K. Thein

Richard "Rich" Karl Thein, 88, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Graveside services were Monday, Dec. 16, at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. A celebration of life followed at the fellowship hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Wed
18
Dec

Lorne C. Lange

Lorne Carlton Lange, 79, passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, at Presence Cor Mariae Center in Rockford, Ill.

Funeral service was Dec. 13, in Rockford, Ill.

Burial service was held on Dec. 14, at Garnavillo Cemetery in Garnavillo. 

Wed
18
Dec

Community members participate in Poverty Simulation


Family's Helping Hand and the GMHC Family Resource Center held a Poverty Simulation on Nov. 15. From left, Mandy Ludovissy and Sadie Hefel pose as payday advance representatives assisting House District Representative Anne Osmundson, while former Mayor Russ Loven works with pawn shop representative Adam Sadwasser. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Family's Helping Hand, a non-profit group based in Guttenberg, and the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center held a Poverty Simulation on Friday, Nov. 15, for area providers and community members. The four-hour event was held in the upper level auditorium of the Guttenberg Municipal Building. 

Wed
18
Dec

Charles Finch shares memories of growing up in Guttenberg


Charles Finch grew up in Guttenberg and spent his formative years learning the lumber business from the ground up. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Respected area businessman Charles Finch grew up in the lumber business. From a comfortable wicker chair in the sunroom of his home, the former Meuser Lumber Company owner shared his memories of growing up in Guttenberg. 

Childhood memories

Wed
18
Dec

Property purchase agreement fails on 3-2 city council vote

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 11 reversed an earlier decision on a proposed property purchase on Highway 52; approved a contract to repair flood damage to riverfront sidewalks and stairs, and made a major monetary donation to a proposed July Fourth military parachute demonstration. 

Wed
11
Dec

Lee A. Hansel

Lee A. Hansel, 66 of Guttenberg, sadly completed his earthly journey on Dec. 5, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital after a sudden illness.

To honor Lee’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at the Hansel Cemetery in Garber, Iowa.

The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Lee’s family.

Wed
11
Dec

Carol A. Schaal

Carol Ann Schaal, age 79, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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