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31
Oct

City council okays bathhouse change

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting on Friday, Oct. 26, the Guttenberg city council approved a design change for the bathhouse of the new swimming pool currently under construction.

The revision will provide a family changing room for the facility, not part of the original design. In September, a resident requested that the bathhouse include a room that can be used by patrons of either gender who have caregivers. 

Wed
31
Oct

Ballot summary for Nov. 2 election

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join voters across the state and country to choose candidates in mid-term elections for national, state offices and county offices.

Polling sites will open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

Wed
31
Oct

Body of missing boater located in Mississippi River near Cassville

On Thursday, Oct. 18, a 911 caller advised law enforcement officials that he had located a body in the Mississippi River.

The body was recovered from Sand Cut, just west of Jack Oak Road on the Wisconsin side of the river. The body was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy. 

The autopsy confirmed the body was that of John Roe, 56, of Burlington, Wis. The cause of death was determined to be drowning and manner classified as accidental. 

Wed
31
Oct

Medicare open enrollment Choosing the Part D drug plan that is best for you


Jim Solomon, a trained SHIIP counselor, is ready to help area senior citizens choose a Medicare Part D drug plan during the open enrollment period that ends Dec. 7. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics is offering free counseling by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program)  at the Family Resource Center in downtown Guttenberg.

Wed
31
Oct

Fern C. Scheffert

Fern Clara Scheffert, 91, of Garber, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

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

Fern was born on July 29, 1927, on the family farm on Bear Creek in Elk Township, the daughter of Orlando and Clara Krieg.

Wed
31
Oct

Vernon G. Bockenstedt

Vernon G. Bockenstedt, age 75, of Colesburg, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.

Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 27, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Interment was at Bethel Cemetery, Osterdock.

Wed
31
Oct

Anita M. Bond

Anita M. Bond, 87, of Colesburg died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at her home.

Visitation and celebration of life was Saturday, Oct. 27, at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg.

Burial was at the Brown Cemetery in Colesburg. 

Wed
31
Oct

Nancy A. Metz

Nancy A. (Hayward) Metz, 76, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Guttenberg, passed away unexpectedly due to a heart virus on Oct. 21, 2018.

A celebration of Nancy’s life and service of remembrance was Thursday, Oct. 25.

Wed
24
Oct

Dr. Russell Loven to receive Distinguished Service Award


Dr. Russell Loven

By Shelia Tomkins

Homecoming weekend at Luther College in Decorah will be a memorable one for Guttenberg resident Dr. Russell Loven, who will receive the Luther Distinguished Service Award at an awards dinner that kicks off weekend festivities on the campus.

The award will be presented Friday evening, Oct. 26,  by Luther President Paula Carlson in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union, on the Luther campus.

Wed
24
Oct

Spooktacular event to feature Italian meal, Dracula play


From left, Tim Walker, Brandon Walker, and Jason Tipsword of the Driftless Theatre Company rehearse for the Oct. 27 presentation of Dracula! The Radio Play to be held at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

Submitted by Julie Davis

 he harvest is finally underway, trees are showing their fall colors and pumpkins decorate front porches declaring fall has arrived!

Halloween is just a week away but before you take the kids out in their costumes to trick or treat, there is another great family outing opportunity. The Umbrella Arts Fall Chill Spooktacular event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg.

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