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May

City council special meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special noon meeting on Monday, April 27, the Gutttenberg city council set a public hearing on a proposed federal loan for the local hospital and heard the mayor present a new policy for citizen complaints.

At the council table were Mayor Bill Frommelt, City Manager Denise Schneider, and councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, and Jane Parker; Virginia Saeugling participated via teleconference.

Wed
29
Apr

Increase in county road waste baffles locals


The Guttenberg Rotary can redemption collection bin is located on the west side of the city garage along Haydn Street, across from the swimming pool. The Rotary Club uses 100 percent of the proceeds to support community projects. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each spring we patiently wait for the snow to melt exposing the budding earth.  We look forward to the arrival of green grass and spring flowers. Exposed ground is not the only thing the snow covers up. 

Wed
29
Apr

Healthy Hometown targets eat well, move more and feel better


A walking audit of Guttenberg in September revealed a need for sidewalk repairs. City workers completed a sidewalk inspection in October, and sent letters to homeowners in November informing them of a June 2020 deadline to complete repairs. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The planning committee for Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark met in late February at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC).

Aaron Swanson, Wellmark healthy hometown representative, opened the meeting with a review of the Master Plan that was developed last summer by the committee. The group discussed the success of tactics that were implemented covering three target areas: eat well, move more and feel better. 

Wed
29
Apr

School board sets tentative dates for senior events

At a special meeting held on April 21, the Clayton Ridge Community School board approved dates for high school activities that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board tentatively set prom for July 10, the senior class trip to July 19-25 and commencement for July 26, pending the lifting of the State's COVID-19 restrictions.

Wed
29
Apr

Craig A. Ruegnitz

Craig Alan Ruegnitz, 64, of Elkport, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.

Due to the COVID-19 concerns, there will be a private family service and interment. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Craig was born on Aug. 24, 1955, in Edgewood, the son of Gene and Jean (Tinkey) Ruegnitz.

Wed
29
Apr

Henry F. Bockenstedt, Jr.

Henry "Hank" Francis Bockenstedt, Jr., 75, of Edgewood, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 20, 2020, surrounded by his family.

The family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date.

Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood assisted the family.

Wed
22
Apr

Burnell G. Duwe

Burnell Glendor Duwe, 83, of Guttenberg, died Friday, April 17, 2020.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. Due to the Corona Virus 19 concerns, there will be a private family service and interment.

Burnell was born in Guttenberg on June 2, 1936, the son of Ora and Leona (Morarend) Duwe.

Wed
22
Apr

Beverly J. Kelly

Beverly J. Kelly, 86, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., formerly of Elkader died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.

There will be no visitation. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

Wed
22
Apr

Anna M. Ries

Anna “Annie” Marie Ries, 94 of Dyersville, passed away Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg.

A private family goodbye was held at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville with burial at St. Francis Cemetery on April 15.

Wed
22
Apr

Be sure to support Guttenberg and Garnavillo businesses


Garnavillo and Guttenberg welcome you to patronize their businesses. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Caroline Rosacker

It is now more important than ever that area residents support their local businesses. Due to recent concerns over the spread of Covid-19 many area retailers and restaurants have had to re-think how they serve the public.  

On March 17 Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan. 

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