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Bowden elected Supervisor chair

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

Gary Bowden, a seven-year veteran of the Clayton County Board of Supervisors, was elected chairman of the three-person board at a board reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2.  

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10
Jan

Plan to donate blood Monday, Jan. 15

Many people want to give back to the community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification.

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood on Monday, Jan. 15, from 1-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 Pearl Street, Guttenberg.

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10
Jan

Tickets still available The OK Factor to perform Jan. 20


Olivia Diercks, left, and Karla Colahan will perform in Guttenberg twice on Jan. 20, hosted by Umbrella Arts at River Park Place. (Photo courtesy of The OK Factor)

By Molly Moser

Limited tickets are still available to Umbrella Arts' presentation of The OK Factor, a string duo of Luther College graduates playing new-classical, crossover and original music.

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10
Jan

Mayor Frommelt hopes to create new momentum


Mayor Bill Frommelt and his wife, Mary, were raised in Guttenberg and have recently returned. The mayor looks forward to the challenges and rewards of his new role and hopes to galvanize the community and engage youth. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

For the first time in seven years, residents of Guttenberg are transitioning to a new mayor. Bill Frommelt was sworn in on Monday, Dec. 5, and took over for outgoing Mayor Russ Loven at the start of the new year. Frommelt is a Guttenberg native who has returned to the area and hopes to revive the liveliness the community held in his youth. 

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10
Jan

Kyle R. Dettmann

Kyle Russell Dettmann, 45, went to join his family in heaven on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, from the Guttenberg Care Center. 

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Clayton Cemetery.

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10
Jan

Betty R. Kuhlman

Betty Rose Kuhlman, 94, of Edgewood, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. 

Visitation will be from 3-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and also one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg, conducted by Pastor Joan Thomas.

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10
Jan

James E. Leliefeld

James Edward Leliefeld, 61, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 6, at United Methodist Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Neil Hofer.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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10
Jan

Richard J. Clefisch

Richard James Clefisch, 80, died at home on Jan. 3, 2018, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Per Richard’s wishes, there was no visitation. Services were Saturday, Jan. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg, followed by the committal service at Ceres Cemetery, and a light lunch in St. John’s Lutheran Church basement. 

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03
Jan

Shannon joins service expedition in Altimira


Patrick Shannon visited the Dominican Republic with a group of Gold Star families on a service mission. The group is pictured with the family who will live in the home they built. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg resident Patrick Shannon, son of Dan and Joan Shannon and younger brother of the late CPL Stephen Shannon, joined the Travis Manion Foundation on a service expedition to a small village in Altimira, Dominican Republic in late November. Shannon spent a week there bonding with others who have experienced the loss of a family member in the service, and the group of 19 built a home for an Altimira family from start to finish. 

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03
Jan

Mayor and city manager report: 2017 accomplishments, 2018 goals

By Molly Moser

Editor's note: In December 2013, after a year of collecting input from the community and extensive research, the city council approved a new comprehensive plan to guide the next 20-30 years of progress in Guttenberg. The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and City Manager Denise Schneider about the fourth year of progress on the plan, and what’s to come in 2018. 

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