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Linda K. Friday

Linda Kay Friday, 73, of Guttenberg, died Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 4, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, at a later date.

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04
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Mary L. Spiker

Mary Lynn (Dutka) Spiker, 52, of Guttenberg, died Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 6, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

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04
Apr

Borghild T. Tuecke

Borghild “Borgie” Therese (Myhre) Tuecke, 104, of Guttenberg, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 30, 2018, from Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Monday, April 2, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 3, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

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04
Apr

Kelly A. Borman

Kelly Alan Borman, 56, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 31, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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04
Apr

Marcia J. Fox

Marcia J. Fox, 65, of Cave Springs, Ark. passed away in her home on March 9, 2018.

A celebration of Marcia’s life, including a graveside service at the Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, will be held in Iowa in August. Arrangements were handled by Benton County Funeral Home, Rogers, Ark.

Marcia was born Aug. 13, 1952, in Oelwein, the daughter of LuRoy D. Fox and Ethel E. Lane.

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28
Mar

Lois E. Duwe

Lois Eileen Duwe, 67, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitaton was Sunday, March 25, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before service at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, March 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

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28
Mar

Volunteers fight fires, fundraise


Guttenberg's firefighters must be prepared for any situation, so they practice situations like this car accident extrication training. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Molly Moser

The first step in fire protection for Guttenberg came in 1877, when the town council authorized the purchase of its first piece of fire equipment – a hand-operated pump with hose and fittings, purchased for a total of $380. On May 5, 1882, the Guttenberg Fire Department was officially created.

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28
Mar

Getting to know local government Hospital board looks to hire two new physicians


Members of the volunteer GMHC board of trustees are entrusted with the health of Guttenberg's hospital, and in turn the health of the community as a whole. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The five-member board of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics is tasked with keeping the community’s most essential resource thriving. “The hospital is a major institution in the community and each board member sees that and wants to make sure that the institution is healthy and that the community is healthy,” said board chair Karen Merrick. “It’s a municipal hospital, and the people who run it have a real responsibility to the community as a whole.”

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Mar

City council approves budget

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on March 12 approved the budget for the coming fiscal year, discussed railroad issues and heard a request for street improvements.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling, and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda; also on hand was city manager Denise Schneider.

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Mar

Getting to know local government Historic preservation group reflects on 2017, sets 2018 goals


Historic preservation commission member Gary Goyette rescues wainscotting prior to demolition of a historic property located at the intersection of Schiller and First Street. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg’s historic preservation commission advocates for some 200 historic properties within the city limits, working to educate owners of those properties and completing its own projects to improve upon the appearance and preservation of the city.

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