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Martin shares polio experience with local Rotarians


Each year Rotarians around the world observe World Polio Day on Oct. 24. From left, Andrew Martin of Guttenberg and Rotarian and District Foundation Chair Don Meyer of Waverly stand in front of the World Polio Day Banner. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Guttenberg Rotary Club, and Rotary clubs around the world met in observance of World Polio Day. 

The designated day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. 

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Nov

Noreen Rowland

Noreen (Berns) Rowland, 96, of Garnavillo, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Monday, Nov. 25, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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Nov

Anthony L. Marovets

Anthony LeRoy Marovets, 94, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 21, at United Methodist Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Neil Hofer.

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27
Nov

City holiday lighting contest

By Shelia Tomkins

Brighten the holidays in your neighborhood by entering the annual Guttenberg holiday lighting contest. The event is sponsored by the City of Guttenberg and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. The contest is open to all utility customers of the City of Guttenberg; winners will receive prizes in the form of a credit on their electric bills. 

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Nov

Helen O. Hogan

Helen O. Hogan, 93, of Luxemburg passed away peacefully, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation will continue from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home prior to funeral services.

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20
Nov

Dennis D. Mueller

Dennis D. Mueller, 77, of DeWitt, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

A celebration of life open house was held Saturday, Nov. 16, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt.

Denny was born Nov. 5, 1942, to Harold and Ivanell (Breitsprecher) Mueller in Garnavillo. After graduating from Garnavillo High School Denny served in the U.S. Army. He worked for John Deere Davenport Works for 40 years.

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Nov

Arlene Halvorson

Arlene (Rodas) Halvorson, 93, of Eagan, Minn, passed away on Nov. 15, 2019.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Eagan, Minn. Gathering of Family and Friends will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Nov

Lois Goerdt shares memories of growing up in a large family


The Leliefeld family in 1942: front from left are Lois Goerdt, Daniel Leliefeld, Bill Leliefeld, Patricia Bolsinger, Joan White, Rose Leliefeld, Gary Leliefeld, Katie Ben; back row, Dorothy Knudtson, Mary Sherriff, Opal Goerdt, Barney Leliefeld, Norm Leliefeld, Vera Mirocko, and Betty Leliefeld. Lois and Katie are pictured in dresses their mother made out of flour sacks. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Seated in a comfortable rocking chair surrounded by family photos and cherished accessories,  Lois Goerdt of Guttenberg, 84 years young, jokingly explained her real estate situation, "I call this my cottage and the other place my town house." In between moves, Goerdt took time out to share her memories of growing up in a small town. "I was born in 1935. I had 14 brothers and sisters. Bill Leliefeld and I are the only surviving members of the family," she said.

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Nov

Miller presents food security program to local Rotarians


Michelle Miller, "The Farm Babe," is on a mission to use her voice as a farmer, writer, public speaker and columnist to separate the myths from the facts when it comes to food security. Miller presented her program to Guttenberg Rotarians on Oct. 31 at the Guttenberg Public Library. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Providing families with nutritious food is at the heart of every household. Misleading scare tactics and fear-producing headlines have created concern for the consumer. Taking time to read labels, and sift through the barrage of up-to-date scientific information can be a daunting experience. 

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Nov

Hospital CEO seeks city support with physician recruitment

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 12 heard a report from hospital leadership about physician recruitment, voted by a narrow margin to purchase property on Highway 52 to use as a Welcome Center, and listened to a business owner's request on water line repair charges. 

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