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Alan C. Purvis

Alan C. Purvis, 82, of Guttenberg/Marshall, Wis. passed away peacefully at home on March 25, 2023, from Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 4, at Four Winds Farm (5735 Adams Rd., Fitchburg, WI 53575) from 1–5 p.m. 

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Law Enforcement Victim Service Award


Sgt. Brent Ostrander was awarded the Law Enforcement Victim Service Award on April 26. From left are Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Duax and Sgt. Ostrander. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

In a crowded room full of colleagues, proud family members, friends, and grateful victims/survivors Investigative Sergeant Brent W. Ostrander of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Law Enforcement Victim Service Award at the county building located at 600 Gunder Road in Elkader on April 26. 

Awards ceremony

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Foster care helps heal Iowa's kids


Four Oaks, a statewide children and family nonprofit, assisted Jane Parker in becoming a foster mother nearly 14 years ago. From left are Kassie Parker and her foster mother, Jane Parker. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A welcoming foster care home, whether with a single parent or couple, offers a child the opportunity to develop healthy emotional attachments, gain trust, increase self-esteem and provide an opportunity to learn valuable life skills. A foster parent's most important role for the duration of the child's stay is to be that of a teacher and  mentor. 

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City council hears concerns about geese

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on May 8, approved the plans for the North  Fifth Street improvement project, heard resident concerns about the geese population, and okayed the hiring of a new police officer.

Mayor Fred Schaub led councilmembers Michelle Geuder, Steve Bahls, Jane Parker, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy through the agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also present. 

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Richard L. Sampson

Richard L. Sampson, 88, of Colesburg, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Terrace Glen Village in Marion.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 3, at Colesburg Methodist Church in Colesburg. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

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Owen “Pete” C. Weyant

Owen “Pete” Charles Weyant, 78, of New Vienna, died Monday, May 1, 2023.

Visitation and a short service was held Friday, May. 5, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg. A Busch Light Social immediately followed the visitation at the Eagles Club in Guttenberg.

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Fr. Bries to celebrate Golden Jubilee

By Caroline Rosacker

The Rev. Marvin J. Bries of Guttenberg will celebrate his 50-year Ordination and the official closing of St. Mary/Immaculate Conception School at a Mass and celebration on Sunday, June 4. 

"Everyone is invited to this special event, especially past students of St. Mary's school, and children of all ages," say  event organizers. 

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Mississippi River levels continue to fall

By Shelia Tomkins

The Mississippi River at Guttenberg has continued a decline since reaching a crest on April 29 of  20.96 ft.

As of Sunday, May 7, the river had dropped approximately 4.25 ft. from the crest, and was expected to sit at 14.30 ft. by Sunday, May 14.

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GMHC 911 department on duty 24/7


GMHC has the highest level of ambulance service in the State of Iowa equipped with highly trained Emergency Medical Responders and advanced medical equipment.

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Emergency/Trauma Department is available 24/7 to meet the community's medical needs. 

Ambulance services

GMHC ambulance service supports the GMHC hospital responding to approximately 600 calls a year with 30 percent of the calls being transfers to facilities that offer a higher level of care such as Dubuque hospitals or the University of Iowa Hospital.   

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Seva Health – integrative approach to brain health


Jessica Goltz is Founder/President of Seva Health Center for Well-being, a Mental Health Specialist at MFL MarMac Community School, and certified 500-hour yoga teacher. Above, she provides yoga classes to students in the classroom. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County's Seva Health Center for Well-being is a 501c3 non-profit on a mission to provide an integrative approach to support brain (mental) health.

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