Guttenberg Press

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Chad M. Kuehl

Chad Michael Kuehl, 45, of Garber, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospital due to complications of COVID-19.

Visitation was Wednesday, April 14, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before service at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 15, at St. John’s Congregational Church in Garber, conducted by Rev. Pam Reinig.

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Donna M. Thein

Donna M. Thein, 89, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, April 10, 2021.  

Private family services will be held.  

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

Donna was born in Guttenberg on April 3, 1932, the daughter of Edward and Elsie Winch.

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Apr

Sheep earn their keep on a steep slope


Lisa and John Finch of Guttenberg have been raising sheep on their property for the past 11 years as an eco-friendly way to keep invasive weeds, brush and small trees under control. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small-scale agricultural practices continue to grow in popularity in the United States. Raising sheep, with their small stature and gentle nature, makes them especially suitable for homesteaders. 

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Clayton County SART receives support


Tristan and Tricia Bacon, siblings and proprietors of "Bloody Run Wildlife Minerals." donated $1,250 to Clayton County Sexual Assault Reponse Team (SART). Front from left are Tricia and Tristan Bacocon; back row, Brandi Lewin, Victim Witness Coordinator and Sergeant Brent Ostrander. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Clayton County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is comprised of a victim witness coordinator, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, sexual assault nurse examiners and advocates. These individuals are the primary response to sexual assault. 

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Apr

Police Chief announces summer retirement

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Police Chief George Morteo announced plans to retire this summer when he spoke to the city council at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 12. "I think it is time that I retire," said the Chief, who has served the community for 29 years. "Effective July 23 I will be done."  The council made plans to advertise for the position with an application deadline of May 17 in order to allow time for hiring and training prior to the Chief's retirement.

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Apr

Barbara A. Walter

Barbara Ann Walter, 78, of Clive, formerly of Guttenberg, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Walnut Ridge Senior Living Community in Clive.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:25 a.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Timothy Braun.

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Apr

Carter J. Cannon

Carter J. Cannon, 18, of Hawkeye, died tragically Saturday, April 3, 2021, rural Sumner, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the Arlington Community Event Center conducted by Rev. Ginny Olson. A celebration of life will follow the memorial service at the Event Center from 3-8 p.m. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Carter’s family. 

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Novelist publishes fourth book


Brian Spielbauer, who grew up in Guttenberg, has published his latest novel, "The Legacy of Faith." His previous publications are "The Tales of Lemuria" a three-book series that includes "The Demon's Chamber" "The Three Charms" and "The Child King." (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Brian Spielbauer, author of four successful novels with another one in the works, was born and raised in Guttenberg. He currently resides in Fayette, Mo., with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Sydney and Allie. He is employed as an agent at Endeavor Agency in Fayette. The sports enthusiast also coaches Fayette's high school basketball team and was a past college basketball coach and athletic director. He also has a passion for helping people attain new executive positions. "I like coaching and mentoring and hope to inspire more people to tell their stories through my writing," commented Spielbauer. 

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The Final 19: The Dan Hefel POW Story


Specialist Daniel H. Hefel, who was a POW during the Vietnam War, will be featured in an independent film created by director Tim Breitbach to be presented at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival April 18 and April 20. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

An independent film: The Final 19: The Dan Hefel POW Story, directed by Tim Breitbach, will be presented at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Julien Dubuque Hotel Ballroom and on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Five Flags Civic Center in Dubuque. Since 2012 the film festival has been enriching the community and uniting cultures through the education and promotion of the arts through independent film.    

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"Yard of the Month" program this summer

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has announced a "Yard of the Month" program for city residents this coming season. The first round of nominations will be due May 17 with the award to be presented in June. 

The Yard of the Month is sponsored by the City in conjunction with the Umbrella Arts Committee. The purpose is to recognize residents who have improved or maintained their yard and whose yard has a positive aesthetic appeal.

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