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Shirley M. Swisher

Shirley Mae (Weber) Swisher passed into eternity on June 8, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Private graveside services will be held due to the COVID-19 virus.

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

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17
Jun

Brian C. Minger

Brian Charles Minger of Garber, died May 14, 2020.

Joint funeral service with his mother, Leila, who passed away in March, will be scheduled at a later date.

Brian was born on Jan. 22, 1949, on a farm near Millville. He was born during a snowstorm and was the second of seven children born to John Lowell Minger and Leila Blanche (Moser) Minger. 

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10
Jun

John C. Meyer

John Clifton Meyer, 95, of Garnavillo, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home. 

Public graveside service was Saturday, June 6, at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

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

Wed
10
Jun

Guttenberg Library Foundation seeks donations


Friends of the Guttenberg Public Library Foundation are from left, Jackie Lee, Susan Leonhart, Carolyn Clefisch, Wendy Shea, Jim Schlueter and Katie Beitzel. Not pictured is Pat Krapfl. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Boston Public Library was the first large public library supported by taxes in the United States. It was established in 1848 and opened its doors to the public six years later in 1854. Public libraries are considered an essential component to an educated and literate society. 

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10
Jun

Zerbe builds scale model steam engine


Jim Zerbe recently completed a working, scale-model steam engine, using rough steel, brass castings, bar stock and construction drawings for the project. He started working on the engine last September and finished this year in April. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

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10
Jun

Guttenberg Chamber cancels July Fourth celebration

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce board, at its monthly meeting on June 3, decided to cancel the community's annual Stars & Stripes celebration originally set for July 4th, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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03
Jun

Sen. Grassley addresses limited audience during 99-county tour


On Tuesday, May 26, due to social distancing recommendations, Senator Chuck Grassley addressed only a limited number of Guttenberg constituents in the Municipal Building council chambers. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

United States Senator Chuck Grassley is making his way across the state on his annual 99-county tour of Iowa. He arrived in Guttenberg on Tuesday, May 26, and addressed a small group of community leaders in the Guttenberg Municipal Building council chambers. Attendance at all 99 stops will be modified in compliance with social distancing recommendations from Governor Kim Reynolds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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03
Jun

Umbrella Arts River of Music 2020 summer concert series


The Side Project will kick off the summer concerts in Ingleside Park this Friday, June 5, starting at 6 p.m. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Umbrella Art members are once again hosting their popular River of Music concert series. The event is held each Friday evening beginning June 5 - Aug. 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. Musicians will perform under the band shelter located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and  North River Park Drive.  

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03
Jun

April E. Miller

April Elaine (Loetz) Miller, 75, of Elkader died Saturday, May 23, 2020. 

Funeral service were held Wednesday, June 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, conducted by Rev. Andrew Preuss.

Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.

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03
Jun

Justin Schmitt

Justin Schmitt, 38, of Waterloo, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Justin was born Dec. 21, 1981, in Manchester, the son of James and Wanetta (Schmitt) Sadewasser. He attended Guttenberg High School and was a lead cook for many different restaurants throughout the years.

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