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22
Jan

$248,000 grant for Schiller Street project

Guttenberg was one of six communities recently awarded Iowa Great Places grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Guttenberg received $248,000 to fund the creation of a gateway entrance at Schiller Street leading to streetscape improvements to attract Highway 52 travelers into the riverfront downtown and business district.

Wed
22
Jan

Jeff "Ole" Olson finalizes building project


Jeff "Ole" Olson's 5 Star Realty and Ole's ATM's have recently moved to a new location on Highway 52 in Guttenberg. From left are Danny Ganahl, Jeff "Ole" Olson, Ashley Klink and Aaron "Reggie" Niehaus. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Successful businessman and entrepreneur Jeff "Ole" Olson has recently finalized his latest building project and moved into what he refers to as his "permanent location" on Highway 52 in Guttenberg. 

Wed
22
Jan

Bud Hyde

Buddy Lawrence “Bud” Hyde, 85, of Edgewood, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 24, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Funeral service with Military Rites will be at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Trinity Methodist Church in Edgewood, conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson. 

Wed
22
Jan

Harlan R. Herkes

Harlan Raymond Herkes, 93, of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at his home.

Private family services will be at a later date.

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

Harlan was born Nov. 25, 1926, to Neil and Mable (Ehlers) Herkes in Dubuque.

Wed
15
Jan

Ronald A. Bahls

Ronald Alvin Bahls, 70, of Garnavillo, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Scenic Acres in Saint Olaf.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Ronald was born on Jan. 19, 1949, the son of Alvin and LaVonne (Geuder) Bahls. 

Wed
15
Jan

Marlene E. Doerring

Marlene Ella Doerring, 82, of Elkader, formerly of Garnavillo, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader, surrounded by the love of God and her family.

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 12, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona and before services at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13, at Norway Lutheran Church in St. Olaf, conducted by Rev. Marshall Hahn.

Wed
15
Jan

Jeffrey Ramon White

Jeffrey Ramon White, 59, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Graveside committal services were Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, conducted by Deacon James Pfaffly.

Wed
15
Jan

Barbara Leitgen

Barbara Leitgen, 84, died Jan. 2, 2020, in Garnavillo.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Wed
15
Jan

Reyerson revisits memories of a Guttenberg childhood


Harlen Reyerson recalls a childhood filled with outdoor recreation and creative ingenuity. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Harlen Reyerson has many fond memories of growing up in Guttenberg. He and his band of adventuresome friends — Don Moser, Carl Aulwes and Denny Randall — enjoyed many hours of outdoor recreation on the bluffs and waterways that surround our picturesque community. The foursome created lasting memories that continue to put a smile on Harlen's face. 

Wed
15
Jan

Burgin and Puelz compete in National Fishing Tournament


Tony Puelz, left, of Garnavillo, has been fishing competitively in tournaments for approximately 30 years. Taylor Burgin of Palo, right, became involved in competitive fishing within the past three years. (Photos submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

There are few things more exciting to an angler than catching a trophy bass. That excitement has led bass to become one of the most sought-after game fish in the United States. 

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