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Answers to frequently asked questions about Community Resource Center project

By Caroline Rosacker

The following is the fourth installment of a six-part series devoted to the Community Resource Center Campaign addressing frequently asked questions. 

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20
Dec

City council okays union contract, moves forward on SOO Green franchise

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Dec. 11 approved a two-year contract with union employees, moved forward on a franchise agreement with SOO Green, and purchased software that will allow residents to receive notifications on their cell phones. 

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13
Dec

Barbara J. Drahos

Barbara Jean Drahos, 88, of Postville, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, at Gundersen Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis. surrounded by her daughter and a caring medical staff. 

She had requested no wake or funeral with a private burial at a later date.

Barbara was born July 3, 1935, to Lois (Kulper) Backes and Ernest Carl Backes. Barbara grew up in Guttenberg and enjoyed time at her grandfather’s farm.

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13
Dec

Local Rotary Club adds marker to Big Springs


The Guttenberg Rotary Club, which assists in maintaining the Big Springs Nature Park, recently set a large stone marker. From left are Rotarians Jean Green, Mary Waterman, Patty Schwarz, John Finch, Amy Speed, Dennis McNeal, Dan Festa, Jake Lessard, and Matt Esser. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Rotary Club has recently added a substantial stone marker measuring 6 ft. wide by 4 ft. high to the entrance of Big Springs Nature Park located on west side of Great River Road National Scenic Byway just north of Guttenberg. 

Funds used for the monument sign were from their fundraisers and a payout from the Rod and Mary Jo Tangeman Family Endowment for Guttenberg Rotary Club.

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13
Dec

Answers to frequently asked questions about Community Resource Center project


The Foundation of Cornerstone Communities recently donated $5,000 to the GEIDC Community Resource Center project at a celebratory reception held at the Guttenberg Brewing Company on Dec. 6. From left are Diane Schilling, Carolyn Hoffmann, Kari Harbaugh, Jackie Lee, Kay Vifian, Gloria Britten and Kathy Lansing; back row, Tim Ahlers, M.J. Smith, Dr. Andrew Smith, Austin Coon, Pastor Harold McMillin and Foundation Executive Director Michelle Von Handorf. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The following is the third installment of a six-part series devoted to the Community Resource Center Campaign, addressing frequently asked question. 

What is the name of the project? The Community Resource Center.

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06
Dec

Guttenberg public mural depicts "The Good Life"


A public art piece, Das Gute Leben (The Good Life), located at 115 Schiller Street was made possible through grant money received from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Local mural artist Ketaki Poyekar has recently completed her public art piece Das Gute Leben  (The Good Life) located on the west side of GEIDC member Andy Riemer's Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) Hayden's Hideout at 115 Schiller Street in Guttenberg. 

Community Vitality/ Chamber Director Brandie Tomkins was the catalyst for the project, which was made possible by grant money received from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation (UMGC)

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06
Dec

Future Community Resource Building plans address local needs


The new three-level Community Resource Center's lower level will house a space for meetings, trainings, and family gatherings with FRC and the food pantry on main floor, and the second floor will serve as storage space with an option for future expansion based on community needs. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The following is the second installment of a six-part series devoted to the Community Resource Center Campaign.

The Guttenberg Economic and Industrial Development Committee (GEIDC) in cooperation with the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics' Family Resource Center has received a $2.7 million dollar grant from Governor Kim Reynolds' Nonprofit Innovation Fund. 

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Nov

James H. Gamerdinger

James H. Gamerdinger, 91, of Guttenberg, formerly of Dunkerton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 26, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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Nov

Dwight J. Dickman

Dwight J. Dickman, 84, of Eldridge passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. 

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 29,at the church.

Burial was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery in Garnavillo.

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Nov

Gene A. Eglseder

Gene A. Eglseder, 74, of Garnavillo passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 25, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo.

Private inurnment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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