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Isabella R. Auer

The soul of Isabella Rose Auer, 17, was called home to Jesus on April 28, 2020, after courageously battling DIPG, a terminal brain cancer, for almost one year. Isabella offered her sufferings and carried her cross with humble quietness, grace, and dignity. Just hours before passing she was Anointed and given the Apostolic Pardon.

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May

Cynthia L. Mueller

Cynthia Lynn Mueller, 47, of Garnavillo, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Due to the COVID-19 concerns, there will be a private family service and interment. The family plans to hold a public memorial at a later date. 

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

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06
May

Rev. Monsignor John R. McClean

Rev. Monsignor John Robert McClean, 87, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

Msgr. McClean deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic, having a public visitation is not possible. Please be with us in prayer. 

The Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. McClean will be Saturday, May 2, at Church of the Resurrection celebrated by Archbishop Michael Jackels and priests of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

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06
May

Kellogg reveals the humanity of mental illness


Former Guttenberg resident Barb Kellogg recently authored and published her first book, "If You Only Knew: Revealing the Humanity of Mental iIllness." (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Since 1949, the United States has designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. 

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06
May

Lifetime resident Keith Saeugling shares community memories


Keith Saeugling shares his memories of growing up, raising a family and owning and operating his own business in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Keith Saeugling, the son of Clarence and Alma Saeugling, calls himself a "lifetime resident" of Guttenberg.  He and his three brothers, Roger, Paul and Clark, and his sister, Mariann, were born and raised along the shores of the Mississippi River. 

School days

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06
May

City council special meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special noon meeting on Monday, April 27, the Gutttenberg city council set a public hearing on a proposed federal loan for the local hospital and heard the mayor present a new policy for citizen complaints.

At the council table were Mayor Bill Frommelt, City Manager Denise Schneider, and councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, and Jane Parker; Virginia Saeugling participated via teleconference.

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Apr

Increase in county road waste baffles locals


The Guttenberg Rotary can redemption collection bin is located on the west side of the city garage along Haydn Street, across from the swimming pool. The Rotary Club uses 100 percent of the proceeds to support community projects. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each spring we patiently wait for the snow to melt exposing the budding earth.  We look forward to the arrival of green grass and spring flowers. Exposed ground is not the only thing the snow covers up. 

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29
Apr

Healthy Hometown targets eat well, move more and feel better


A walking audit of Guttenberg in September revealed a need for sidewalk repairs. City workers completed a sidewalk inspection in October, and sent letters to homeowners in November informing them of a June 2020 deadline to complete repairs. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The planning committee for Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark met in late February at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC).

Aaron Swanson, Wellmark healthy hometown representative, opened the meeting with a review of the Master Plan that was developed last summer by the committee. The group discussed the success of tactics that were implemented covering three target areas: eat well, move more and feel better. 

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Apr

School board sets tentative dates for senior events

At a special meeting held on April 21, the Clayton Ridge Community School board approved dates for high school activities that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board tentatively set prom for July 10, the senior class trip to July 19-25 and commencement for July 26, pending the lifting of the State's COVID-19 restrictions.

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Apr

Craig A. Ruegnitz

Craig Alan Ruegnitz, 64, of Elkport, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.

Due to the COVID-19 concerns, there will be a private family service and interment. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Craig was born on Aug. 24, 1955, in Edgewood, the son of Gene and Jean (Tinkey) Ruegnitz.

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