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Jan Miller

Jan Miller, a.k.a. “Big Bopper,” “Dumplin,” “Lenny,” died July 17, 2017. He was born in Colesburg on April 2, 1940, to Harold and Jeanne Miller. His parents-in-law were George and Clara Wertz. Jan is survived and forever loved by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn and sons, Brent and daughter-in-law, Nicole; Douglas and daughter-in-law, Laura; and Christopher and daughter-in-law, Beth; grandchildren, Camry, Adilynn, Callie, McKenna, and Caris who adored their “Grampy” as much as he adored them; siblings, Karen, Richard and sister-in-law, Judy, David and sister-in-law, Stephanie, Carol and brother-in-law, Mike, and Trudy and brother-in-law, Jay, will deeply miss their brother who is now resting peacefully with his siblings Kent, Douglas, and Steven.

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26
Jul

Charles E. Hansel

Charles "Chuck" Edward Hansel, 69, of Roscoe, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2017.

Memorial service will be Thursday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at Roscoe United Methodist Church.

Chuck was born in Guttenberg on Dec. 17, 1947, to Theodore Roosevelt and Rita (Miller) Hansel. Chuck received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loras College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois. On July 15, 1972, Chuck married Mary Lynn "Lynn" Larson in Guttenberg. Chuck served as a counselor at Singer Mental Health Center for 33 years. 

Wed
26
Jul

Miles E. Prchal

Miles Edward Prchal, 74, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center surrounded by family.

A celebration of Miles’ life will be held at the Guttenberg Marina Center Aug. 26, between 3-6 p.m.

Miles was born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Michael and Helen Prchal.

Wed
19
Jul

Loris E. Kickbush

Loris Ervin Kickbush, 82, died on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center following a brief illness.

Visitation was Monday, July 17, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
19
Jul

Jerry Handke

Jerry Handke, 73, of Guttenberg died with family by his side at home on Sunday, July 9, 2017. 

Visitation was Wednesday, July 12, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church. 

Funeral services were Thursday, July 13, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
19
Jul

Torrential rains wreak havoc in southern Clayton County

By Shelia Tomkins

A slow-moving line of thunderstorms passed through Clayton County on Tuesday evening, July 11, dumping torrential amounts of rain that led to flooding, evacuations, road closures, bridge wash-outs, rockslides and mudslides. More thunderstorms passing through the area on Wednesday added to the woes.

A disaster declaration has been issued for Clayton County residents affected by flooding.

Wed
19
Jul

Local nurse, area students lend a helping hand in Homacho


The children of Homacho are educated in crowded classrooms with no books, electricity, or running water, but they learn three languages, sing and laugh freely, and often care for their younger siblings. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

According to the World Health organization, 60 women and girls die during childbirth every single day in Ethiopia. A group of local Confirmation students were called to action for these women, packing 120 birthing kits for mothers in Homacho, Ethiopia.

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19
Jul

Location still to be decided for public art project

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg was one of 15 towns chosen to participate in an Our Town grant from the National Endowment of the Arts awarded to Northeast Iowa RC&D, leading to the recent discussion of where to place a large sculpture within Guttenberg’s city parks. 

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12
Jul

Additional info from pool committee

Note: Following a presentation by members of the Guttenberg Wave of the Future pool committee at the city council meeting on July 3, the committee passed along additional information addressing community concerns.

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The Pool Committee’s research over the last three years also looked at the following two questions.

1. Why can’t the current pool just be fixed?

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12
Jul

Pool committee speaks to council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, at its regular monthly meeting on July 3, heard a presentation from the swimming pool committee.

Mayor Russ Loven led council  members Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve through the agenda. Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume was also in attendance.

Pool committee presentation

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