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Joyce A. Kienast

Joyce Ann Kienast, 64, of Guttenberg, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Joyce was born on Dec. 29, 1954, in Manchester, the daughter of Elmer and Evelyn Geistkemper.

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10
Jul

Wayne Bruce Obershaw

Wayne Bruce Obershaw, 67, of Guttenberg, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital after a long battle with cancer, which he bravely fought until the end.

Visitation was Tuesday, July 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg

There was a private family service.

Wed
10
Jul

Healthy Hometown meeting update and walking audit workshop


The public is invited to participate in the upcoming Walking Audit Workshop to be held on Monday, Aug. 5, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. From left are Tim Ahlers, Amy Speed and Denise Schneider, "Champions" for the healthy hometown project. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The planning committee for Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark met on Monday, June 24, in the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics education room. 

The purpose of the meeting was to create a health and well-being vision for Guttenberg, discuss current community initiatives, identify and prioritize tactics leading to vision, and organize for success. 

Wed
10
Jul

School board hires new principal

Laura Bilden was hired as the principal for grades 6-12 when the Clayton Ridge School Board met in special session on Thursday, June 27. The hiring is contingent on her release by her current employer.

The action came following interviews with three candidates for the position, including Bilden, on June 24. She will replace Andy Peterson, who resigned to accept a position in Dubuque.

In other action on June 24, the board hired Lori Crum as business education teacher.

Wed
10
Jul

Nine of twelve Bries brothers serve in the military


Each of the Bries brothers have received a Quilt of Valor in honor of their military service to our country. Seated from left are Leroy, Elmer and Roger Bries; standing from left are brother-in-law David Oberbrockling, Arnold W. Jr., Virgil, Harold "Harry" and Gerald "Gerry" Bries. Not pictured are Kenneth and Virgil Bries. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

"Bustling" would be a good word to describe the home of the late Arnold and Regina Bries. The hard-working couple raised 16 children, four girls and 12 boys, on a farmstead in rural Clayton County. Nine of the 12 boys went on to serve in the military. 

Virgil Bries, the couple's son, told The Press, "We didn't have much choice. The draft was going on at the time. When you turned 18 you signed up." 

Wed
03
Jul

Janice L. Ulbrich

Janice Lea (Ludovissy) Ulbrich of Guttenberg, died on June 26, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation was June 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Monday, July 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church. God, family and friends were very important to her.

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03
Jul

Debra D. Rodenberg

Debra Dee Rodenberg, 53, of Garber, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, surrounded by her family. 

Visitation was Monday, July 1, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

There will be a private service for family and relatives.

Wed
03
Jul

Maulsby shares Iowa's culinary history and ethnic heritage


Iowa author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby presented a program on Iowa's culinary history and ethnic heritage at the Guttenberg Municipal Building on June 13. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Iowa author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby has a passion for food, farming and Iowa history. Maulsby has written three books, Images of America: Calhoun County; A Culinary History of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites and More and Images of America: Dallas County. 

Wed
03
Jul

Scherbring family is 2019 Knights of Columbus Family of the Year


The Madonna and Donald Scherbring family were recently selected as the 2019 Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Year during the Knights of Columbus State Convention held in Des Moines on May 4. Front from left are grandson Alex White, daughter Cindy Koehn, daughter Crystal and Brendan Seipp, granddaughters Grace, Paige, and Morgan Koehn, Donald and Madonna Scherbring, daughter Mary, Natalia and Hector Rivera; back row, Michael Koehn, State Deputy Antonio Banuelos, Kristi and son Chad Scherbring holding grandson Austin Scherbring, Malorie Klosterman, son Adam Scherbring, son Mark Scherbring, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Not present were daughter-in-law Becky Scherbring, son and daughter-in-law Nick and Heather Scherbring. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

"Our families are our strength and the most basic foundation for the society, for catechesis and for building God's Kingdom. Strong families bring strong communities." – Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. 

Donald and Madonna Scherbring of Guttenberg and their extended family were recently honored at the Knights of Columbus State Convention held in Des Moines.

Wed
03
Jul

Celebrate our nation's birthday!

By Shelia Tomkins

Hot and humid weather has arrived in Iowa, signalling the beginning of summer and the arrival of the annual celebration of our country's birthday. Guttenberg, Garnavillo and Colesburg residents invite everyone to enjoy their parades, festivities and fireworks. 

Garnavillo's celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4, while Guttenberg and Colesburg will offer family fun and more on Saturday, July 6. Look inside for details on all the festivities.

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