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Wed
24
Jan

Antique autograph book returns to Guttenberg


From left, Austin Greve of Guttenberg bought a Victorian-era autograph book on eBay, which turned out to contain signatures of ancestors of Guttenberg mayor Bill Frommelt. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins 

An antique autograph book from the 1880s featuring Guttenberg names has found its way back to the community, thanks to an eBay posting.

Wed
24
Jan

Getting to know local government Riverfront Advisory Board oversees city leases

By Molly Moser 

Editor’s note: In the coming weeks, The Press will feature a series of stories highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. This week’s article focuses on the Riverfront Advisory Board.

Wed
24
Jan

Chamber banquet celebrates local businesses


The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Guttenberg Community Golf Club. From left are Board President Kevin Hennessey, Director Mandy Ludovissy, and board members Brandon Friedlein, Sadie Hefel and Dave Brown. Not pictured are Alex Finch and Patty Schwarz. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

City Manager Denise Schneider and Mayor Bill Frommelt introduced themselves to the business community at last Monday's Chamber of Commerce banquet. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Guttenberg Community Golf Club. Approximately 50 members attended the event, which was catered by Kaffee 1858. Chamber president Kevin Hennessey welcomed attendees and began the evening with a year in review. 

Wed
17
Jan

Arlene L. Thein

Arlene Louise Thein, 89 years, seven months and 16 days old, left her earthly home to be with the Lord’s family in Heaven on Jan. 10, 2018. Arlene was a valiant warrior for five years in her battle with multiple myeloma, surviving unsuccessful chemo attempts, and managed well with Dr. Schultheis steadfast care and support. He often told her she was an amazing woman whose body, "90 going on 70", never shrugged or failed until a second pelvic injury and pneumonia overwhelmed her immune system and she passed of complications of multiple myeloma.

Wed
17
Jan

Mary Jane F. Steger

Mary Jane Francis (Meyer) Steger, 89, of Elkport, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at the Central Community Hospital in Elkader surrounded by her family.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Marvin Bries.

Wed
17
Jan

Edward K. Hanson

Edward "Ed" Kenneth Hanson, 77, of Flint, Mich., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at McLaren Hospital in Flint, Mich., of natural causes.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarksville and one hour before services on Saturday.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Immanuel United Church of Christ with burial in Lynwood Cemetery, both in Clarksville.

Wed
17
Jan

Renee Wiedman

Renee Wiedman, 88, of New Lenox, Ill., formerly of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2018, with her family by her side.

Services were held Saturday, Jan. 13, at Peace Lutheran Church, New Lenox, Ill.

Renee was born in Guttenberg on Sept. 1, 1929. She graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Iowa and then later married Jerome Wiedman.

Wed
17
Jan

Rotary pledges $10,000 to Wave of the Future


Members of the Guttenberg Rotary Club, front from left, include Kathy Lake and Jean Green; middle row, John Finch, Mary Waterman, Janette Simon; back row, Gary Mick, Austin Coon, and Russ Loven. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Rotary Club has announced a multi-year, $10,000 pledge to the Wave of the Future campaign for a new swimming pool. Funds will be distributed from the annual payout of the club’s endowment fund, The Rod and Mary Jo Tangeman Family Foundation for Guttenberg Rotary, and fundraisers like an upcoming trivia event. 

Wed
17
Jan

GMH begins search for leadership, welcomes interim CEO


Pictured with the new interim CEO, from left, are GMH team members Chelsea Greene, Director of Human Resources; Sandy Ashline, Administrative Assistant; Jill DeMoss, Finance Manager; Kelly Dybvig, Interim CEO; and Deb Preston, Operating Room Manager. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After 17 years with Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, CEO Kim Gau submitted her resignation to the board in December. This month the hospital board plans to appoint a CEO search committee, which will include both GMH Trustees and Mercy Health Network (MHN) Executives. 

Wed
17
Jan

City council opens new year

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council opened the year Jan. 8 with a busy agenda that included awarding a contract for the Garber Road bridge replacement, moving forward on a wholesale power provider, and approving official appointments.

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