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Rosemary A. Boge

Rosemary “Rosie” Ann Boge, 74, of North Buena Vista, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. 

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13
Nov

Millham shares inspiration for upcoming book


Bonnie and Charles Millham stopped by The Press office on a recent trip to Guttenberg. Millham has written an initial draft of his upcoming book, A River Boyhood and Its Academic Aftermath. He hopes to have the completed version of his book ready for publication in late November. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Growing up in small town Iowa can have its advantages. Tight-knit communities offer support, a sense of security and foster a sense of pride for the individuals who live there. 

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13
Nov

Blair shares Naval experience and Freedom Rock update


Stan Blair is pictured upon graduation from Aviation Storekeepers School in Millington, Tenn. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg resident and retired Iowa Department of Natural Resource Conservation Officer Stan Blair is a 36-year member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the AMVETS. He was drafted in the Army, then enlisted in the Navy and served during the Vietnam War. 

Naval experience

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Nov

Municipal, school election results

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters chose city and school officials in an election held Tuesday, Nov. 5. This marked the first time Iowa’s city and school elections were combined — traditionally, school elections took place in September and city elections in November. 

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Nov

Veterans Day program set for Nov. 11 at CR School in Guttenberg

By Shelia Tomkins

The public is invited to honor military veterans of all eras and branches on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Ridge High School gym in Guttenberg. 

The program will open with a color guard  made up of members of the local American Legion, Amvets and VFW posts. Clay-Gar American Legion Post of Garnavillo will present a POW/MIA ceremony. The pledge of allegiance will be led by the VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest winners.

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06
Nov

Community Memories...Growing up in the retail business


Businesswoman Barb Leitgen shares her passion for Guttenberg's rich history. Her parents, Juanita and Carl Kann, were the original proprietors of Kann's Import Shop. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Barbara Kann Leitgen grew up surrounded by retail business. Her parents, Juanita and Carl Kann, established Kann's Import Shop, which she now calls her own, in 1947.

Her friendly personality, unique brand of merchandise and warm welcoming shop are a mainstay in Guttenberg's downtown business district. In a cozy corner of the Import Shop she shared her memories of growing up in Guttenberg. 

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06
Nov

Stephen Ministry celebrates 25 years of service


Guttenberg Stephen's Ministers are, front from left, Julie O'Rourke, Diane Shilling, and Carolyn Hoffmann; second row, Ammi Hugo, Darla Zittergruen, M.J. Smith, Charlie Finch, Nancy Heitman and Julie Parker. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

"The Stephen Ministry's principal belief is that we are the caregiver and God is the cure-giver." 

Minister and clinical psychologist Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk founded the ministry in 1975. The organization is named for Saint Stephen, one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to distribute food and charitable aid to poorer members of the community in the early church. 

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Nov

Deborah S. Morehouse

Deborah “Deb” Sue Morehouse, of Guttenberg, (formerly of Manchester) passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. 

Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, conducted by Reverend Mary Green. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at Fairvew Cemetery, Earlville.

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Joan B. Pasker

Joan B. Pasker, 86, of Dyersville and formerly of New Vienna, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville and before services at the funeral home on Monday.

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Fredrick T. “Tom” Reimer

Fredrick T. Reimer “Tom” of Guttenberg, passed away of cancer complications at 66 years old on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, surrounded by family.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Visitation was before services at the church.

A celebration of life was held at Lakeside Ballroom following the service.

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