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Wed
07
Feb

Mrs. Scott's sophomore flash fiction winners

Clayton Ridge High School English teacher Mrs. Michelle Scott assigned her sophomore students to compose flash fiction stories (100 words or less). The students chose the following three as their favorites to be published in The Guttenberg Press. 

Shell Shock

By Kaden Arneson

Wed
31
Jan

Heroism award for Guttenberg man


From left are Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, Governor Kim Reynolds, Caleb Crocker, Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens and Iowa State Patrol Chief Col. Nathan Funk. (Photo submitted)

Caleb Crocker of Guttenberg was recently presented with the Iowa Governor's Lifesaving Award for his actions during a fire at a residential group home in Guttenberg in December 2022.

On the evening of Dec. 1, 2022, Emergency Response Teams responded to a fire at a home owned by Imagine the Possibilities, Inc.

Wed
31
Jan

The Press asks local book lovers, "What are you currently reading?"

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Press reached out to area book enthusiasts and asked them, "What are you currently reading? The following answers were submitted by readers in the order they were received. 

Dean Schultz

Wed
31
Jan

Karen C. Vaughan

Karen C. Vaughan, 78, of Garnavillo passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, at the Guttenberg Care Center surrounded by her sons.

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 28, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo. 

Inurnment will be held at a later date. 

Wed
31
Jan

John F. Ertl

John F. Ertl, 84, of Guttenberg passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries and Deacon Jim Pfaffly. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Wed
24
Jan

Rev. Dr. Karl E. Goodfellow

Rev. Dr. Karl E. Goodfellow, 73, minister and writer, died at his home in Indianapolis, Ind. on Jan. 14, 2024, after a 2½-year challenge with cancer.

A celebration of his life and interment in Manlius, N.Y. will be held at a later date.

Wed
24
Jan

Joseph J. “Joe” Wille

Joseph John “Joe” Wille, 89, of Garnavillo passed away peacefully at home with his wife, Anna, and daughter, Theresa by his side on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. 

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 21, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. John Moser and Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
24
Jan

Steve E. Anderegg

Steve E. Anderegg, 73, of Guttenberg, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, at his home.

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 21, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 22, at the United Methodist Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Pastor Neil Hofer.

Wed
24
Jan

Linda M. Hertenstein

Linda Marie (Kress) Hertenstein, 66, of Guttenberg, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, at Zearing Health Care in Zearing. 

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Family will greet friends 10 a.m. until service time at the church. 

Arrangements were handled by Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Bellevue.

Wed
24
Jan

Business owner turns 80-years young


Longtime business owner Matt Esser, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Dec. 30, has owned and operated Esser's Clothing and Shoes for the past 57 years. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Jerome "Matt" Esser began his life in Savannah, Ill. on Dec. 29, 80 years ago. Esser and his late wife, Connie, have one son, Terry (Rachel) Esser, and one grandchild, Malachi, all of Waterloo. 

"My mother and aunts always told me I was born in a chicken coop," Esser began with a laugh.

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