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08
Aug

Roland E. Hansel

Roland Emory Hansel, 75, or you may have known him as Gano, Boise, Sonny or Uncle, of Guttenberg passed away Monday, July 30, 2018, at his farm on Miners Creek.

Visitation was Monday, Aug. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. Funeral services followed the visitation at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. 

Wed
08
Aug

Robyn J. Andras

Robyn Joy (Weger) Andras, 56, of Brooksville, Fla. passed away July 25 at home, from cancer.

Services were held Saturday, Aug. 4, at Grace World Outreach Church.

Burial was in the Spring Lake Cemetery, Brooksville, Fla.

Wed
08
Aug

Richard L. Andregg

Richard Loren Andregg, 92, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 10, from 10-11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. following the visitation at the church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries and Deacon James Pfaffly.

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

Wed
08
Aug

Municipal pool closing ceremony set for Sunday evening, Aug. 19

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Municipal Swimming Pool will close with a splash on Sunday evening, Aug. 19, when the public is invited to a special closing ceremony to bid farewell to the aging structure prior to the start of the new pool construction.

Wed
08
Aug

Teen gaming focus of prevention effort


From left, Mary Boots and Genevieve Balajadia, addiction counselors from Dubuque, want the public to know about the connection between teen gaming and problem gambling. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins 

Two counselors who specialize in addictions recently visited Clayton County to spread the word about the connection between teen gaming and problem gambling.

Mary Boots, I.A.D.C., B.A., and Genevieve Balajadia, M.A.,  work out of the Substance Abuse Services Center in Dubuque and serve a 10-county area that includes Clayton County.

Wed
08
Aug

A working lunch at Guttenberg's hidden treasure


From left, Rotarians Karilyn McArthur, Gary Mick and Kim Gau clear low-hanging branches at Big Springs park along the Great River Road in north Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

A recent noon hour on a beautiful summer day found members of Guttenberg Rotary Club heading to the Big Springs park area for a true "working lunch." The park, located in the city limits along the Great River Road, has been a Rotary project for several years.

Tue
07
Aug

J. Richard Parler

J. Richard Parler
October 16, 1925 to July 28, 2018

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Rev. J. Richard Parler, 92, entered heaven’s gates and met his Savior face to face. Mr. Parler, a long-time resident of Wadena, known simply as Pastor to many, was born October 16, 1925, near Cameron, South Carolina, to Paul Jefferson and Mary (Kemmerlin) Parler. Upon graduation from high school in St. Matthews, South Carolina, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Wasp during WWII. Shortly after his return from the Pacific, Mr. Parler met Sybil Maree Edmonds, whom he married on June 9, 1947. In spite of his aunt’s dire prediction that, “it will never last,” they remained a picture of abiding love until her death in September, 2013.

Wed
01
Aug

National accreditation for GMHC Sleep testing can now be done at home or in lab


The sleep lab staff at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics can now offer accredited testing at home as well as in the hospital lab. Above, Amanda Miller, R.R.T, demonstrates the equipment used for home testing. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics recently earned accreditation for home sleep testing through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

An addition to its previous accreditation for in-lab testing, home sleep testing accreditation means that the local sleep lab staff is committed to meeting the standards that facilitate a higher level of performance.

Wed
01
Aug

Marker honors Ingleside Club's community legacy


Some of Ingleside Club's 14 members recently posed with the new marker sign that recognizes the transformation of a turn-of-the-century cow pasture into today's beautiful community park. From left are Jane Staebler, Julie Parker, Lee Johnston, Dorothy Tangeman, Joanne Finch and Kathy Brown. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park now hosts a marker purchased by Ingleside Club honoring the club's role in establishing the beautiful and unique riverfront park that borders the Mississippi River.

Club member Lee Johnston furnished the following information on the current project and the role that members have played in community betterment for the past 116 years.

Wed
01
Aug

Guttenberg is re-designated an Iowa Great Place


Guttenberg was recently re-designated as an Iowa Great Place by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The community originally earned the designation in 2006. The honor carries with it the opportunity to apply for state funding for projects tied to the community's vision plan. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recently re-designated Guttenberg as an Iowa Great Place.

The successful Guttenberg application was submitted by a committee consisting of Mandy Ludovissy of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Bill Frommelt, former Mayor Russ Loven, City Manager Denise Schneider, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume, Dave Schlueter, Cindy Olsen, and Sadie Hefel.

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