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Apr

Sandra J. Kann

Sandra J. Kann, 80, died April 11, 2018, following a brief, but courageous battle with lung cancer.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Inurnment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
18
Apr

City council proceeds with pool project, sets budget hearing

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on April 9 moved forward on the pool project, set a hearing date to amend the budget and approved the first reading of an ordinance change that will reduce the cost of a golf cart permit.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, and Virginia Saeugling through the evening's agenda; also on hand were city manager Denise Schneider and city attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
18
Apr

Getting to know local government Recreation board hard at work


Planned updates for the Darwin Duwe little league field and surrounding area include improved parking, playground equipment, a new fence in the outfield and potentially even a skate park. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story concludes an 11-week series of features highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. 

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Wed
18
Apr

Dean of Students reports on successful year


Wade Marlow, Dean of Students and At-Risk Coordinator

By Molly Moser

A new position was created last fall at Clayton Ridge Community School, allowing for the addition of Dean of Students and At Risk Coordinator Wade Marlow to school staff. Marlow assists with the district’s positive behavior intervention support expectations for students, which are that they be ready, respectful, responsible and safe. He models these expectations and provides positive reinforcement for the large majority of students who are meeting expectations.

Wed
18
Apr

Donald F. Berns

Donald Francis Berns, 81, of Garnavillo, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader.

Funeral services were Monday, April 16, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Wed
18
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.

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