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Aug

Francis “Frank” Spielbauer

Francis “Frank” Spielbauer, 89, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Monday, Aug. 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Wed
24
Aug

Davey W. Miller

Davey Wylie Miller, 63, of Phoenix, Ariz. formerly of Guttenberg passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

There will be a private family graveside service at a later date.

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

Davey was born on Sept. 14, 1958, the son of Walter and Edith (Ferguson) Miller. 

Wed
24
Aug

David “Dave” L. Wachendorf

With shock and great grief we announce the death of David “Dave” Lee Wachendorf, 58, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, after an accidental fire in his home that ultimately took his life.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be announced and held for his family and friends at a later time.

Dave was born in Guttenberg, on Nov. 10, 1963, the son of Roy and Hedda Wachendorf.

Wed
24
Aug

Two-time author has ties to Guttenberg


Katrina Zearley, two-time author and pharmacy student, recently read her children's book to audience members at the Guttenberg Public Library. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On July 29 two-time author Katrina Zearley, of Tucson, Ariz., read her children's book, I Think When I Am Older I Might Be a Pharmacist! to audience members at The Guttenberg Public Library.

The 22-year-old student and author is the daughter of Chris and Margi Zearley. "My father, Chris Zearley, was born and raised in Guttenberg, and I have visited during the summertime as I grew up," she commented. 

Wed
24
Aug

Ivanelle Stone turns 99


Ivanelle "Nell" Stone, 99, wakes up each morning eager for the day. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On July 26, Ivanelle “Nell” Stone  of Guttenberg waited patiently for guests to arrive so she could celebrate her 99th birthday at the River Living Center.  

Nell was born in 1923 and grew up on a farm near Communia. "I walked to school in Elkport – five miles each way," Nell told The  Press. "I had three brothers, milked a lot of cows, played basketball in school, and even de-tasseled corn." 

Wed
24
Aug

City council creates CV/Chamber position

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting held Aug. 15, the Guttenberg city council, on a split vote, decided to create a new city position, Community Vitality/Chamber director.

Wed
17
Aug

Homeschool families share experiences


Clayton County homeschool families include, back row from left: Tate, "River" and Dean Schultz; Marianne Moore and her children, Isaak, Naomi, Temperance, Gideon and Abby; Eleanor, Daisy, Holly and Audrey Dickson, and Aiyana, Audra and Rowan Janes. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A worldwide pandemic ushered in the most rapid rise in homeschooling the United States has ever seen. Even after schools reopened and vaccinations became widely available, many parents have decided to continue directing their children’s education.

According to data obtained and analyzed by The Associated Press, homeschooling numbers dipped this year from last year's all-time high, but are still significantly above pre-pandemic levels. 

Wed
17
Aug

One fatality in Friday fire

One person is dead following a residential fire late Friday evening south of Guttenberg. As of press time, the name has not been released pending positive identification.

Wed
17
Aug

Council hears comments on food truck ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on Aug. 8, the Guttenberg city council heard concerns about food trucks, lowered the age for golf cart operators, and heard an update from the Community Vitality Advisory Committee. 

Mayor Fred Schaub led council members Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Steve Bahls and Michelle Geuder through the evening's agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

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10
Aug

Robert R. Wolf

Robert R. Wolf, 90, of Dubuque, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at home.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 6, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Dubuque. Visitation was held before services at the church. Military honors were accorded.

Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery at a later date.

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