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Apr

Healthy food exchange is program topic


Paulette Wagner, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, presented a program on healthy food exchanges on March 19 at the GMHC Lunch and Learn Program. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) added an extra educational session to their monthly Lunch and Learn programming. Amy Speed, Director of Marketing and Development GMHC, told The Press,  "March is National Nutrition Month. In our mission to partner with you on your health and wellness journey we enlisted Certified Holistic Nutritionist Paulette Wagner to present her program, Tasty Trade-offs." 

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22
Apr

Guttenberg city council okays development position

By Shelia Tomkins

For the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Iowa, the Guttenberg city council met using social distancing and electronic communication for its monthly meeting on April 13.

Mayor Bill Frommelt and City Manager Denise Schneider were at the council table, along with council members Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and  Austin Greve, who all sat appropriate distances apart; councilman Mick Pierce participated electronically.

Wed
15
Apr

Arletta D. Hankes

Arletta Darlene Hankes, 89, of Dingesville, died Friday, April 10, 2020, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Private family services and interment was held Monday, April 13, at Bethel Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

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15
Apr

Helen Margaret Jennings

Helen Margaret Jennings, 88, of Manchester, formerly of Garber, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Manchester.

Because of the current COVID-19 concerns, there will be a Private Family Service and Interment held at this time.

Helen was born on Sept. 16, 1931, in Colesburg, the daughter of Isaac “Dale” and Margaret (Bray) Walters.  Helen was raised in rural Colesburg and was a graduate of Colesburg High School.

Wed
15
Apr

Janice M. Hedemann

On April 1, 2020, Janice M. Hedemann passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved life partner of Steve Mangano; devoted daughter of the late Darrell and Joyce Hedemann; dear sister of Hugh Hedemann and his wife, Joanne, Susan McGee and her husband, Michael, and the late Mark Hedemann. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was also loved by Steve’s children and grandchildren alike.

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15
Apr

Gary K. Willman

Gary K. Willman, 64, of Farley, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2020, at his home in Farley.

Due to the current unprecedented conditions related to COVID-19, a private family burial service was held on Saturday, April 11, in Guttenberg.

Wed
15
Apr

Garnavillo couple embraces prioritizing work and family


The Reimer family visited Black Hills, S.D., last summer. Front from left are Hayden and Jack; back, Andrew and Mindy. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, workers from across the globe have either been forced, or made the choice, to self-isolate and work from home. The closing of most public and private schools, and daycares have left millions of children home with their parents and caregivers.

The Guttenberg Press reached out to Andrew and Mindy Reimer of Garnavillo and asked them to share their story. 

Wed
15
Apr

Rotary star brings hope


As you look to the night sky in Guttenberg, a shining star rises above the city as a symbol of hope. Join the community in sending a message of hope for brighter days ahead by creating your own Star of Hope. Light the yard, decorate your window, or make your own Star of Hope tribute in whatever manner you decide. Hope over Fear! (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

The star on top of Guttenberg's west bluff, normally lit to herald in the holiday season, is back on this April  in an effort to bring hope to Guttenberg's residents during this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandatory school and business closures and recommended social distancing have left area residents feeling uneasy. 

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15
Apr

CR School letter addresses prom, graduation, other issues

Note: Laura Bilden, 6-12 Principal at Clayton Ridge Community School, recently sent the following letter to district parents and guardians.

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Apr

Dean A. Krieg

Dean Alvin Krieg, 85, of Edgewood, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Because of the current COVID-19 concerns, there will be a private family service and interment held at this time. 

The family will have a Celebration of Life on Dean’s birthday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the Elkport-Garber Community Club. 

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