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Dec

Charles Finch shares memories of growing up in Guttenberg


Charles Finch grew up in Guttenberg and spent his formative years learning the lumber business from the ground up. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Respected area businessman Charles Finch grew up in the lumber business. From a comfortable wicker chair in the sunroom of his home, the former Meuser Lumber Company owner shared his memories of growing up in Guttenberg. 

Childhood memories

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18
Dec

Property purchase agreement fails on 3-2 city council vote

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 11 reversed an earlier decision on a proposed property purchase on Highway 52; approved a contract to repair flood damage to riverfront sidewalks and stairs, and made a major monetary donation to a proposed July Fourth military parachute demonstration. 

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11
Dec

Lee A. Hansel

Lee A. Hansel, 66 of Guttenberg, sadly completed his earthly journey on Dec. 5, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital after a sudden illness.

To honor Lee’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at the Hansel Cemetery in Garber, Iowa.

The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Lee’s family.

Wed
11
Dec

Carol A. Schaal

Carol Ann Schaal, age 79, of Guttenberg, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
11
Dec

Mississippi navigation season closes

The 2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District navigation season has come to an end. The last tow of the season departed St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, Nov. 28.

The departure of the Motor Vessel Kelly Rae Erickson bookmarks a challenging navigation season that started April 24 with the arrival of the Motor Vessel Aaron F. Barrett. Following the Barrett, there would not be another tow to reach St. Paul for more than three weeks due to spring flooding. The second tow to reach St. Paul was the Motor Vessel Thomas E. Erickson. She reached the capital city May 20. The average date for the first tow is around March 18.

Wed
11
Dec

EARL Transit featured at "Lunch and Learn"


EARL Public Transit is a program of Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) serving Clayton, Allamakee, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties in the Northeast corner of the state. From left are Julie Moore, Tracy Kregel, Kari Harbaugh, Sarah Moser, Lynn Bockenstedt and Lori Egan. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center is holding a series of "Lunch and Learn" workshops on the first Thursday of each month. 

The informational programs are being held in the education room at GMHC, 200 Main Street.

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11
Dec

GMHC Family Resource Center food pantry


Students of St. Mary Immaculate Conception School, Guttenberg, participated in a cereal drive. Eighty students donated 658 pounds of cereal to the Family Resource Center's food pantry. The school's fifth and sixth grade classes were the winners of a friendly competition among students to see who could donate the most cereal. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center, located at 514 South River Park Drive in Guttenberg, recently added a food pantry to the long list of services they provide for our community. 

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04
Dec

Pastor McMillin reflects on 46+ years of Lutheran pastoral service


Pastor Harold McMillin and his wife, Linda, have been partners in marriage and in the Lutheran ministry. Pastor Harold was honored at a retirement celebration on Nov. 3 at St. John's in Luana. From left are Pastor Harold and Linda McMillin. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

"If faith is a burden, you believe in a wrong God. God came to lift burden off, not put one on."                                                    

Pastor Harold McMillin Jr., commonly referred to as Pastor Harold, shared these words of wisdom seated at the couple's inviting family dinner table where food and fellowship have been shared for many years. 

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04
Dec

Richard E. Grave

Richard “Rich” Eldon Grave, 86, of Garnavillo was called home Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 2, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

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04
Dec

Winter Farmers Market open on Dec. 7 at Guttenberg Marina Visitor Center

The public is invited to come out for the Winter Farmers Market on Saturday,  Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marina Visitor Center at 715 S. River Park Drive in Guttenberg. 

"Shop your local Farmers Market for your holiday entertaining and shopping needs," say organizers.

Items to be offered include produce, fabric art, honey, preserves, baked goods and more. 

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