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Feb

David W. Rolston

David Wayne Rolston, 75, of Bluffton, Ind., passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 17, 2018, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation. 

Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 24, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bluffton, followed by a memorial service conducted by Pastor Jeremy Russell. 

Goodwin – Cale and Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton was in charge of arrangements.

Wed
21
Feb

Getting to know local government Boards address housing shortage


Home efficiency and safety repairs are the focus of CDBG funds. (Press photo)

By Molly Moser

In a recent interview with Pat McTaggart, Clayton County Supervisors Gary Bowden and Ron McCartney both point to a shortage of appropriate housing as one of the largest struggles the county faces. City Manager Denise Schneider serves on two housing-related boards aiming to address those very challenges in Guttenberg, and she sat down with The Press to explain the various acronyms, audiences, and purposes of the two.

Wed
21
Feb

Wahls explains 2018-19 grade realignment plan


Students in pre-K through fifth grade will attend school at the Garnavillo campus starting this fall. Grades six to 12 will take classes in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Big changes are coming to the Clayton Ridge School District. By the fall of this year, elementary and middle school students will completely swap campuses. 

Wed
21
Feb

City signs contract with new electric power provider

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 12 signed a contract with a new wholesale electric power provider, raised current electric rates, okayed improvements on DeKalb Street in conjunction with Casey's expansion, and heard a request from a new business. 

Wed
14
Feb

Raymond L. Meyer

Raymond L. Meyer, 73, died Feb. 4, 2018.

Services will be private at a later date.

Raymond was born Nov. 27, 1944, to Charles and Helen Meyer. He attended Guttenberg Community School and served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965. He was a welder at John Deere for 30 years.

Wed
14
Feb

Dorothy C. Lutz

Dorothy Clare Lutz, 99, a resident of the Guttenberg Care Center and formerly of Vinton, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, following an extended illness.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Dorothy Baum was born April 24, 1918, in rural Benton County to Dewey and Ethel (Donley) Baum. She was united in marriage to Marion G. Lutz on May 14, 1938. They farmed north of Keystone for many years.

Wed
14
Feb

Mentoring program takes shape


The long-term goal of the new mentoring program is to foster positive relationships with youth that will result in responsible and healthy adults who will nurture healthy relationships of their own. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A brand new mentoring program for youth in the Clayton Ridge School District is taking shape this month with grant funds from HAWC Partnerships for Children. The program is the first of its kind in the area and was inspired by a community needs assessment. 

Wed
14
Feb

Getting to know local government Sexton and cemetery board manage 10,000 graves


There are 10,000 graves in the Guttenberg city cemetery and enough space for approximately 30 more years of burials. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series of features highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. 

Wed
07
Feb

John “Jackie" Geuder Jr.

John “Jackie" Geuder Jr., 77, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 29, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Wed
07
Feb

Loras J. "Doc" Heck

Loras Joseph “Doc” Heck, 94, of Elkader, formerly of Garnavillo, Chicago, and Bensenville, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Central Community Hospital in Elkader surrounded by loved ones.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader, conducted by Rev. John Haugen. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Marion Lutheran Cemetery, Gunder, by Pastor Marshall Hahn.

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