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27
Feb

Lois M. Streich

Lois M. Streich, 88, of Guttenberg and formerly of Oelwein, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, surrounded by her children.

Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and before the services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 25, at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.

Wed
20
Feb

2018 Guttenberg Tree Inventory


The strong, majestic trees growing along city boulevards and in the city park provide the community with a wealth of financial and health benefits. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg is blessed with a large assortment of healthy, strong trees. They support beautiful snowfalls on their limbs in the winter and sport intense, light green, leaf buds in the spring. They provide a dark green canopy of shade mid-summer and draw travelers from near and far in the fall as they begin to show their true colors. 

Wed
20
Feb

Debbie Eulberg retires after 25 years of city service


An open house was held Feb. 11 for Debbie Eulberg, who is retiring following 25 years in the city office. Mayor Bill Frommelt thanked her for her service and presented several retirement gifts. From left are Mayor Frommelt, Deb Eulberg, City Manager Denise Schneider, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and Jessica Bittner, utility billing clerk. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

The City of Guttenberg's administrative assistant and payroll clerk, Debbie Eulberg, has retired after 25 years of dedicated service. 

A gathering was held in her honor at the municipal building on Feb. 11. Eulberg has seen many changes throughout her years of employment. 

Wed
20
Feb

Bernita I. Brady

Bernita Ina Thein Brady, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at her home at The Villages Cooperative.

At Bernita’s request, there will be no funeral service. Memorials may be directed to Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, 9000 C Ave NE, Marion, IA 52302. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wed
20
Feb

Mobile food truck ordinance receives final city council approval

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 11 gave final approval to a mobile food truck ordinance, a topic that has occupied council attention since it was first introduced last May.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
13
Feb

Arlene R. Handke

Arlene R. Handke, 81, of Waukon, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating.

Wed
13
Feb

Norbert L. Butikofer

Norbert Lee Butikofer died peacefully at the Elkader Care Center on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Visitation was Feb. 5, at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport and one hour before service.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport, conducted by Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen.

Wed
13
Feb

Bernice L. Schlueter

Bernice L. Schlueter, 94, of Ryan, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester.

Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 13, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ryan. Funeral services followed the visitation conducted by Rev. Gabriel Anderson.

Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Ryan.

Wed
13
Feb

Jeremy L. Dahl

Jeremy Lee Dahl, 47, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Oak Grove, Minn., passed away on Thursday Jan. 24, 2019.

Honoring Jeremy’s wishes he will be cremated.

Wed
13
Feb

Modest farm value loss in 2018

After a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent, or $62 per acre, from the 2017 estimate.

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