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Wed
06
Nov

Community Memories...Growing up in the retail business


Businesswoman Barb Leitgen shares her passion for Guttenberg's rich history. Her parents, Juanita and Carl Kann, were the original proprietors of Kann's Import Shop. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Barbara Kann Leitgen grew up surrounded by retail business. Her parents, Juanita and Carl Kann, established Kann's Import Shop, which she now calls her own, in 1947.

Her friendly personality, unique brand of merchandise and warm welcoming shop are a mainstay in Guttenberg's downtown business district. In a cozy corner of the Import Shop she shared her memories of growing up in Guttenberg. 

Wed
06
Nov

Stephen Ministry celebrates 25 years of service


Guttenberg Stephen's Ministers are, front from left, Julie O'Rourke, Diane Shilling, and Carolyn Hoffmann; second row, Ammi Hugo, Darla Zittergruen, M.J. Smith, Charlie Finch, Nancy Heitman and Julie Parker. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

"The Stephen Ministry's principal belief is that we are the caregiver and God is the cure-giver." 

Minister and clinical psychologist Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk founded the ministry in 1975. The organization is named for Saint Stephen, one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to distribute food and charitable aid to poorer members of the community in the early church. 

Wed
06
Nov

Deborah S. Morehouse

Deborah “Deb” Sue Morehouse, of Guttenberg, (formerly of Manchester) passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. 

Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, conducted by Reverend Mary Green. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at Fairvew Cemetery, Earlville.

Wed
30
Oct

Joan B. Pasker

Joan B. Pasker, 86, of Dyersville and formerly of New Vienna, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville and before services at the funeral home on Monday.

Wed
30
Oct

Fredrick T. “Tom” Reimer

Fredrick T. Reimer “Tom” of Guttenberg, passed away of cancer complications at 66 years old on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, surrounded by family.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Visitation was before services at the church.

A celebration of life was held at Lakeside Ballroom following the service.

Wed
30
Oct

Bernice L. Haas

Bernice Loraine Haas, 93, of Garber, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before service at the church. 

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
30
Oct

Municipal and school elections set for Tuesday, Nov. 5

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 5, to choose city and school leaders.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters must vote in their precinct of residence.

Following is a summary of candidates in The Press readership area.

Wed
30
Oct

Honey Princess graces Plagman Barn


Can you find the queen bee? From left, Jenni Luensman, Ashlee Luensman and American Honey Princess Nicole Medina locate the queen bee. The Honey Princess was on hand to promote the beekeeping industry at this year's Plagman Barn Show Days. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Nicole Medina, the American Honey Princess, has been involved in the family's beekeeping business, Tranquil Apiaries, for the past five years. Her parents, Joel and Nolvia Medina of Tranquility, an unincorporated community in Green Township in Sussex County, N.J., are considered serious sideliners in the beekeeping business. 

Wed
30
Oct

"River Chicks" honor Friest and her commitment to rural Iowa


The tenacious "River Chicks" dedicated ten years of their time and talent to secure grant money for the completion of the Guttenberg South Marina and Marina Center project. From left are, Lora Friest, M.J. Smith, Dolores Fishback, Kathy Lake and the late Julie Zittergruen. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails...Elizabeth Edwards. 

The above quote is a perfect description of the women involved in Guttenberg's South Marina and Marina Center project. What started out as little more than an unsightly ditch eventually became the Mississippi River's gateway to Guttenberg's historic downtown business district and friendly, supportive community. 

Wed
23
Oct

Frederic D. Rewoldt

Frederic Dean Rewoldt, 91, died at Linn Haven in New Hampton on Thursday Oct. 17, 2019. 

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 20, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Frederika.

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