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Apr

Constance “Connie” Sylvester

Constance “Connie” Sylvester, 71, of Elkader, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Visitation was Monday, April 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 10, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader.

Wed
11
Apr

Miner's Creek bridge replacement set to begin


Plans call for the bridge over Miner's Creek to be demolished by the end of this week, weather permitting. (Press photo)

By Shelia Tomkins

The bridge that crosses Miner's Creek in the Guttenberg city limits is scheduled to be taken down this week in the first step of a bridge replacement project. City officials expect that the bridge will be demolished by Friday, April 13, weather permitting.

The bridge is located on Garber Road just west of Highway 52 at the south Guttenberg city limits. 

Wed
11
Apr

Getting to know the local government Elected officials maintain beauty of riverside parks


New landscaping around this restroom in Ingleside Park was completed in 2017, and this year the park board plans to renovate the restroom to make it handicap accessibile. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Five community members look after Guttenberg’s two miles of park bordering the mighty Mississippi. The parks are a hallmark of the city, serving as venues for community events, family gatherings, and places for exercise or rest and relaxation. 

Wed
11
Apr

Wave of the Future committee continues pool fundraising


Wave of the Future committee members accepted a pledge for $5,000 from Black Hills Energy last week. From left are Peg Thein, Dennis McNeal of Black Hills, MJ Smith, Molly Moser and Norma Thiese. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Wave of the Future committee has continued its hard work and bi-weekly meetings following a successful bond referendum on March 6. Grant writing efforts have intensified now that community support has been secured, communication continues with potential in-kind donors for labor and materials, and community members have planned further fundraising events for the project. 

Wed
11
Apr

William C. Tuecke

William C. "Bill" Tuecke, 78, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday surrounded by his family.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, April 7, at Veritas Church, Cedar Rapids. Visitation was before services and lunch immediately following.

Bill was born on Dec. 2, 1939, the son of Carl and Ruth (Corson) Tuecke in rural Clayton County, in a log cabin, which still stands today.

Wed
11
Apr

Marie A. Dickman

Marie Anna (Schmelzer) Dickman died at the Guttenberg Care Center on April 5, 2018.

Visitation was Sunday, April 8, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, April 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
11
Apr

Verla M. Wessel

Verla Mae Wessel, of Edgewood, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, at her home in Edgewood.

Private family services were held at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, conducted by Pastor Erika Kielstrup.

Interment was Hansel Cemetery, rural Garber.

Wed
04
Apr

Clayton County Dairy Banquet April 6

The annual Clayton County Dairy banquet will be held on Friday, April 6, at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. Tickets will be available at the door. The banquet meal will be served at 7 p.m. with the program beginning at 8 p.m.

The banquet program includes the presentation of the county’s distinguished dairy producer, outstanding young dairy producer, and senior dairy producer awards.  

Wed
04
Apr

Library offers free online language-learning program


Guttenberg librarian Sandy Barron offered a Transparent Language introductory workshop on Thursday, March 22. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Public Library cardholders have access to a new, free resource from the State Library of Iowa and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Library members can choose from over 100 languages to study with an interactive online program called Transparent Language.

Wed
04
Apr

Opioid overdoses becoming common in GMH E.R.


Dr. Jeff Hoffmann, along with Robin Esmann, RN, and Joan Parker, RN, BSN, presented information about the nationwide opioid crisis and its local impacts last Tuesday evening. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Dr. Jeff Hoffmann, Robin Esmann, RN and Joan Parker, RN, BSN, presented to a small group at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Tuesday, March 27, about the nationwide opioid crisis. Iowa opioid prescription rates are less than many other states, yet are still at 73 painkiller prescriptions per 100 people. 

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