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28
Jul

Janet A. Portman

Janet Ann (Guyer) Portman, 79, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 22, 2021, after a brief stay at Linn Manor Care Center in Marion. 

Visitation was Tuesday, July 27, at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Marion.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 28, , at the funeral home, conducted by William Lavery.

Wed
28
Jul

A nurse's cross-country journey to Guttenberg


Dorothy Tangeman, retired nurse at the Guttenberg hospital, was honored as one of the hospital's first caregivers during Guttenberg's Stars & Stripes parade on July 3. (Press photo by Bruce Thein)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1961, Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) opened its doors. This year marks the Critical Access Hospital's 60-year anniversary, offering dedicated healthcare services to area residents. 

Dorothy Tangeman of Guttenberg, former registered nurse and GMHC employee, was recently recognized and honored as one of the hospital's first caregivers during Guttenberg's Stars & Stripes Celebration parade on July 3.

Wed
28
Jul

Rock hound shares lifetime collection


Above, cut and polished agates ( a popular semiprecious quartz gem stone) from various localities in Northern Mexico. Agates also occur in our local-area river gravels. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Phillip Burgess has a passion for paleontology and geology. He grew up in Prairie du Chien, Wis., surrounded by tall bluffs, bounded by the Mississippi River on the west and the Wisconsin River on the south. He was educated locally and furthered his studies at Wisconsin State University-Platteville (now University of Wisconsin-Platteville) for three years. 

Wed
28
Jul

Corps monitors low water on Upper Mississippi

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues to closely monitor water levels on the Upper Mississippi River as drought conditions continue across Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The low water is not affecting shipping conditions on the river and navigation continues.

"Low flow is exactly the conditions for which the locks were built," said Dan Fasching, St. Paul District water manager for the Upper Mississippi River. "The locks, combined with dredging efforts, are used to maintain navigable depths in the main channel."

Wed
21
Jul

Duwane D. Duwe

Duwane Delbert Duwe, 96, of Guttenberg, died Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be Friday, July 23, from 9-11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. at the church.

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

Wed
21
Jul

Henry A. Mueller

Henry Augustine Mueller, 91, of Garnavillo, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were Monday, July, 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries and Deacon Pfaffly. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
21
Jul

Growing up in the 1930s in rural Clayton County


Merlin and Eunice Barry

By Caroline Rosacker

Eunice and Merlin Barry of rural Colesburg grew up in close proximity to one another on family farms in rural Clayton County. Eunice, 88, is the daughter of Cecil and Myrtle Hansel, and has one sister, Janette. Merlin, 91, is the son of Frank and Edith Barry and had one brother, Frank Jr. The couple has been married for 67 years. 

Wed
21
Jul

Police Chief position changes hands


Police Chief George Morteo is retiring after 29 years of service with the Guttenberg Police Department. He is pictured with his granddaughter, Maree, during a surprise visit to her school on grandparent's day. (Photo submitted)

Derek Chambers, a 12-year veteran of the Guttenberg Police Department, has been hired as the new police chief. Front from left are Rheagan, Victoria, and Olivia; back row are Tabitha, Derek and Beau. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Police Chief George Morteo is retiring after 29 years of dedicated service with the Guttenberg Police Department. A retirement celebration will be held in honor of Chief Morteo and welcoming in of newly-hired Chief Derek Chambers on Friday, July 23, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building dining room. 

Wed
21
Jul

Lengthy meeting for city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, in a meeting that lasted nearly three hours, covered a varied agenda at its regular meeting on July 12.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led the council through the evening's agenda. On hand for the meeting were council members Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker, City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

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14
Jul

Mark W. Christen

Mark William Christen, 78, former resident of West Des Moines, passed away peacefully at his home in Iowa City on July 7, 2021. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date with details to be posted when decided. 

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