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Marvin "Marv" L. Pedretti

Marvin "Marv" Levi Pedretti, 88, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Friday, April 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Joseph “Joe” Helle Jr.

Joseph “Joe” Helle Jr., 74, of Cedar Rapids, died surrounded by his children, on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Private services were held at Brosh Chapel, Cedar Rapids.

Joe was born to Joseph Sr. and Ardella (Riesberg) on Dec. 6, 1944, in Dyersville. 

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03
Apr

Rotary President McArthur visits Guttenberg, New Jersey


Karilyn McArthur stands in the downtown district of Guttenberg, N.J. The business district has a similar feel to our downtown area with its "mom and pop" storefronts. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Our "sister city," Guttenberg, N.J., is a small rectangle in Hudson County. The community, also named after Johann Gutenberg, is four blocks wide and 10 blocks in length covering approximately 150 acres of land with a steep terrain. 

The community has a population of approximately 11,700. It has been described as a place so tiny that every person, big or small,  is confined to a studio-sized apartment. It is the most crowded municipality in the United States. 

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03
Apr

CR golf standout signs letter of intent


Clayton Ridge women's prep golfer Courtney Olson signed a letter of intent on Tuesday, March 26, at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge women's prep golf notable Courtney Olson, daughter of Janet and Jeff "Ole" Olson of Guttenberg, has signed a letter of intent to continue her golf career at the University of Dubuque. The event took place at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club on March 26.  Olson, a senior at Clayton Ridge, plans to major in business while attending the university. 

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27
Mar

Esther E. Goering

Esther Elizabeth Goering, 92, of Cedar Falls, died March 9, 2019.

There will be no visitation or services. Esther requested that her body be cremated and no memorial be established.

She was born in Edgewood, daughter of Elizabeth (Hoyer) and Walter Jewell. She married Wayne Goering Nov. 29, 1949. He died July 23, 1991.

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27
Mar

Parker's Oskaloosa team wins title


The Oskaloosa Indians won the Iowa High School division 3A basketball championship March 8. Oskaloosa head boys basketball coach and athletic director Ryan Parker proudly accepts the hard-earned trophy. Front from left are Taylen, Ryan, Haylee, Brady and Renee Parker. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A Guttenberg High School alumnus and Oskaloosa High School head basketball coach and athletic director reached the top this year. 

Ryan Parker and his high school team won the Iowa High School Division 3A basketball championship on March 8 in Des Moines before a crowd of 12,000 cheering fans at the Wells Fargo Arena. 

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27
Mar

Guttenberg named Iowa River Town of the Year


A sweeping view of Guttenberg on a clear spring day taken from the bluffs of the Mississippi River. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

"The Mississippi River towns are comely, clean, well built, and pleasing to the eye, and cheering to the spirit. The Mississippi Valley is as reposeful as a dreamland, nothing worldly about it . . . nothing to hang a fret or a worry upon.” — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

The city of Guttenberg, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, surrounded by its majestic limestone bluffs, has been named the 2019 Iowa River Town of the Year.

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Mar

Council approves budget, looks at electric rate study

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on March 11 approved the budget for the coming fiscal year,  heard results of an electrical rate study and decided to participate in a home energy efficiency program.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table was City Manager Denise Schneider.

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Mar

Veryl M. Voss

Veryl Mary Voss, 93, of Guttenberg, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Monday, March 18, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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Meet Guttenberg Police Officer Kari Hoyheim

By Caroline Rosacker

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” — Fred Rogers

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