The Press encourages support of local businesses

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Guttenberg's business community is adapting to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to serve their customers in various ways. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

It is now more important than ever that area residents support their local businesses. Due to recent concerns over the spread of COVID-19 many area retailers and restaurants have had to re-think how they serve the public.  

On March 17, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan. 

Significant steps were taken requiring social distancing and limiting community spread of COVID-19 by implementing temporary measures including moving restaurants to drive-through, carry-out, delivery only and closures of certain entities such as bars and recreational facilities. Further measures were taken to include beauty salons, massage and spa services, clothing, shoe, gift and furniture stores. 

Many Guttenberg restaurants and businesses that are deemed necessary have decided to remain open, and The Press urges customers to support all local businesses. 

Following is a list of  Press advertisers and their updated services. 

Andy Reimer, Financial Advisor

Andy Reimer, Financial Advisor, located at 316 S. First St., has temporarily locked his door, but he is always here for you. Reimer and his secretary, Nikole Hoeger, are currently working efficiently from home via internet resources. The financial advisor offers services in retirement planning and calculation including Life Insurance; Annuity Tax Advantages; Current Retirement Savings; Spending Habits; Savings Retirement; Burial and Final Expenses; 529 College Savings Plan and Life Insurance Proceeds. 

For additional information call 563-252-2471, e-mail at or online at 

Anna Mae Moser, CPA

Anna Mae Moser, CPA, located at 631 S. Hwy. 52, is closed to the public until further notice. "We will be using electronic methods to send and receive information or you can use our door slot or postal mail." Moser noted, "The IRS has moved Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. The Iowa Department of Revenue has extended the filing deadline to July 31." For questions or additional information call 563-252-3703; fax 563-252-2800 or e-mail

Autotek Service Center

Autotek Service Center, located at 314 Goethe St. is open Monday -Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.  David Bahls, owner, said, "We're not gonna leave you stranded! Our doors are open and you're always welcome. Your care-free driving is our business." Autotek services include vehicle repair and service and 24-hour wrecker and towing. To schedule an appointment call 563-252-1336.

Autotek Graphic Design

Autotek Graphic Design customizes anything you want. They offer custom-made signage, car, truck or boat decals, wall words for your kitchen, bathroom, living room or any other room in your home or business. For unique ideas and additional information, call 563-252-1336.

Bender's Foods 

Bender's Foods, located at 619 S. Hwy. 52, is open daily from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. and ready to serve the community. Chad Connelly, store manager, assures, "We are dedicated to our customers and are implementing our sanitation best practices. Our deli is open for lunch and dinner specials, and as always, we have deli carry-out until 7 p.m. We thank you for your support." 

Bender's Foods offers free grocery delivery for senior citizens and shut-ins on Wednesday for orders of $25 or more. Call ahead and pay with a credit card or have  a check or money ready upon delivery. To place an order, call 563- 252-1410.

Brown's Sales and Leasing, Inc. 

Brown's Sales and Leasing, located at 202 S. Hwy. 52, Guttenberg, is open for business as usual. The dealership is open Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. They are offering pick up and delivery service for test driving a vehicle or getting your car serviced. Spring is the perfect time to check out their large selection of new and used vehicles and RV's. For additional information call 563-252-1611 or 800-747-1611. 

Casey's General Store

Casey's General Store, located along South Hwy. 52, is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Casey's has made some changes to keep customers and employees safe from the Covid-19 virus in compliance with social distancing. Management requests, "We will take sub sandwich and pizza orders online or by phone. Call 563-252-3605 or go online at with your order and pick it up approximately 15 minutes later. Customers can even pay over the phone or online with a credit card. We just do not want over 10 people in the store at one time." Delivery is available Thursday - Sunday from 4:15 p.m - 8:45 p.m.

Guttenberg Golf & Country Club

Guttenberg Golf & Country Club, located at N. Hwy. 52, is open daily from 8 a.m. - close. Nestled in the bluffs along the Mississippi River are 9-holes of lush manicured fairways and greens. Play golf next to the beautiful hardwood forests of Northeast Iowa. The scenic 5th hole overlooks the Mississippi and is regarded as one of the most challenging holes in the upper Midwest. For additional information call 563-252-1423 or online at 

Kann Imports

Kann Imports, located at 528 S. River Park Dr., is closed until further notice, but reminds customers they can still shop and order online at

Kuempel Hardware

Kuempel Hardware, located at 430 S. River Park Dr., is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Kuempel Hardware is on hand to assist you with all your hardware, gardening, appliance and home improvement project needs. For additional information call 563-252-1824. 

Meyer Body and Paint

Meyer Body and Paint, located at 108 N. Hill Drive, is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The auto shop offers auto repair, tire specials, body and paint repairs, free auto and collision estimates, financing options and courtesy vehicles in addition to free pick up and delivery for all auto repair services within 15 miles. All touch points will be sanitized before returning your vehicle. Any collision/body damage estimates can be started at your location with all interaction done on the phone or by e-mail.  For more information or to set up an appointment call 563-252-2135.

Meuser Lumber Co.

Meuser Lumber Co., located at 918 S. River Park Dr., Guttenberg, is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m - 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. - noon. Meuser Lumber offers the assistance and materials you need for every step of your building project. Customers are asked to call in orders or please observe six feet social distancing in the aisles and at the counter to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. “We are implementing separate work areas for Kuempel’s, lumber yard office, appliance service, outside lumber yard, plumbing, HVAC, and back up employees to avoid the stop of services,” said a spokesperson. For additional information call 563-252-1030.

Norie Restobar

Norie Restobar, located at 7 Schiller St., is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m and 4-8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Norie is offering a senior citizen special which includes $1 off meals, plus a free slice of pie with carry-out or delivery. She will continue to serve her Friday night walleye specials and regular menu items, and offers carry out Bud Light or Busch Light Tall boys. To place an order call 563-252-2553. 

Rausch’s Cafe 

Rausch’s Cafe, located at Highway 52 and China St. is open and has all your favorite home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dessert menu items available for carry-out or delivery. Rausch’s Cafe is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.  To place an order call 563-252-2102.

Rausch Petroleum LTD. Co.

Rausch Petroleum LTD. Co. reminds their customers  they will pick up and deliver vehicles. “If you are uncomfortable leaving your home we will be glad to pick up your vehicle, service it and return it back to you. We will contact you by phone with your vehicle’s service charges and offer payment options.” Rausch said,  “We will be diligent in our responsibility in making sure all vehicles are sanitized before they are returned to the customer. We want you, our customer to stay healthy and our employees to stay healthy!” 

Rausch Petroleum is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 563-252-2102.

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