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Body of missing boater located in Mississippi River near Cassville

On Thursday, Oct. 18, a 911 caller advised law enforcement officials that he had located a body in the Mississippi River.

The body was recovered from Sand Cut, just west of Jack Oak Road on the Wisconsin side of the river. The body was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy. 

The autopsy confirmed the body was that of John Roe, 56, of Burlington, Wis. The cause of death was determined to be drowning and manner classified as accidental. 

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31
Oct

Medicare open enrollment Choosing the Part D drug plan that is best for you


Jim Solomon, a trained SHIIP counselor, is ready to help area senior citizens choose a Medicare Part D drug plan during the open enrollment period that ends Dec. 7. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics is offering free counseling by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program)  at the Family Resource Center in downtown Guttenberg.

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31
Oct

Fern C. Scheffert

Fern Clara Scheffert, 91, of Garber, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Services were private. Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Fern was born on July 29, 1927, on the family farm on Bear Creek in Elk Township, the daughter of Orlando and Clara Krieg.

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31
Oct

Vernon G. Bockenstedt

Vernon G. Bockenstedt, age 75, of Colesburg, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.

Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 27, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Interment was at Bethel Cemetery, Osterdock.

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31
Oct

Anita M. Bond

Anita M. Bond, 87, of Colesburg died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at her home.

Visitation and celebration of life was Saturday, Oct. 27, at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg.

Burial was at the Brown Cemetery in Colesburg. 

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31
Oct

Nancy A. Metz

Nancy A. (Hayward) Metz, 76, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Guttenberg, passed away unexpectedly due to a heart virus on Oct. 21, 2018.

A celebration of Nancy’s life and service of remembrance was Thursday, Oct. 25.

Wed
24
Oct

Dr. Russell Loven to receive Distinguished Service Award


Dr. Russell Loven

By Shelia Tomkins

Homecoming weekend at Luther College in Decorah will be a memorable one for Guttenberg resident Dr. Russell Loven, who will receive the Luther Distinguished Service Award at an awards dinner that kicks off weekend festivities on the campus.

The award will be presented Friday evening, Oct. 26,  by Luther President Paula Carlson in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther campus.

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24
Oct

Spooktacular event to feature Italian meal, Dracula play


From left, Tim Walker, Brandon Walker, and Jason Tipsword of the Driftless Theatre Company rehearse for the Oct. 27 presentation of Dracula! The Radio Play to be held at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

Submitted by Julie Davis

 he harvest is finally underway, trees are showing their fall colors and pumpkins decorate front porches declaring fall has arrived!

Halloween is just a week away but before you take the kids out in their costumes to trick or treat, there is another great family outing opportunity. The Umbrella Arts Fall Chill Spooktacular event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg.

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24
Oct

School board hears reports, updates; elects officers at special meeting

The Clayton Ridge School board, meeting in regular session on Oct. 16, heard reports from administrators, approved the instructional support levy and approved a request for state aid.

President John Heying led members Christine Aulwes, Mike Finnegan, Ellen Johnson and Kathy Ihde through the evening's agenda. Not present were board members Alecia Helle and Jason Reimer. Also attending were Superintendent Shane Wahls, secretary-treasurer David Schlueter and Steve Hoff. 

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24
Oct

Rita A. Eulberg

Rita Alice Eulberg, 80, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Marvin Bries.

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