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Wed
13
Jan

COVID-19 recovery for Guttenberg Care Center

Note: The following news release was submitted by ABCM Corporation and addresses the COVID-19 outbreak at the Guttenberg Care Center and the current recovery status.

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Wed
06
Jan

Marilyn I. Reimer

Marilyn Irene Reimer, 84, of Guttenberg died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at her home at River Living Center.

Due to Covid a celebration of life will be at a later date.

Marilyn was born on March 8, 1936, in Greeley, the daughter of Herman and Rose (Schiltz) Fessler.

Wed
06
Jan

Freddie Dale Bush

Freddie Dale Bush, 72, of Guttenberg, formerly of Colesburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.

There will be a private family mass and inurnment.

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

Wed
06
Jan

Eunice Marie Walke

Eunice Marie Walke, 103, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

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

She was born on March 1, 1917, on the family farm just outside of Garber, the daughter of Emil and Malinda (Freitag) Zittergruen. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. She attended rural school in Volga Township and graduated from Elkport High School in May 1934.

Wed
06
Jan

Pickleball courts approved by city council


A pickleball court, similar to the above photo, will be located just north of the softball field on the north side of the walking bridge next to the railroad tracks on the south side of Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg city officials and other community leaders have recognized the need to create opportunities for healthy living within our community. Studies have shown that physical activity can have a direct impact on our physical and mental health and well-being. Terry Moser, park board member, and his wife, Jane, grew up in Guttenberg. The couple has moved back to the area and is settling into retirement. They addressed city council members via video conferencing on Monday, Dec. 14, requesting approval for the installation of pickleball courts.

Wed
06
Jan

Elsinger reflects on childhood memories


Marge (Blaser) Elsinger was born in 1938 on a farmstead along the Wild Rice River in Western Minnesota. She grew up in a resourceful household and carried those lessons with her throughout her adult life. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Marge (Blaser) Elsinger was born in 1938 on a farmstead along the Wild Rice River in Western Minnesota. She is the middle child of 11 siblings born to Adolf and Laura Blaser. "Most of the children were delivered by my grandmother, Wilhelmina, who attended Omaha School of Midwifery in the late 1890s, after she had children of her own. That was pretty rare at the time," Marge shared. 

Resourceful family

Wed
30
Dec

Joanne M. Clark

On Dec. 20, 2020, Joanne “Joannie” Marguerite (Spang) Clark was taken from us to receive her reward.

Per her wishes there will be no services.

Joanne was born June 28, 1951, in Oelwein to John and Marguerite Spang of Strawberry Point. She attended Strawberry Point school system and graduated from Starmont High School in 1969. “The fun class.”

Wed
30
Dec

World War II letters spark fond memories of Guttenberg


George Grant Thompson was sworn into service on Dec. 28, 1942, and went overseas in 1943, landing in England on June 1. He sent his first letter to The Press while stationed in Fort Belvoir, Va. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton

Wed
30
Dec

COVID-19 vaccinations begin at GMHC


Dr. Michele Dikkers receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics. (Photo submitted)

Wednesday, Dec. 23, was a historic day at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics when vaccinations for COVID-19 began for the staff. The first dose went to Dr. Michele Dikkers, a physician at Cornerstone Family Practice and GMHC who also serves as the chair of the Clayton County Board of Health.

"I did it! I received my COVID-19 vaccine today, and it did not hurt," said Dr. Dikkers. "My Christmas gift for the year. I look forward to 2021 and the time when all of our patients have been vaccinated."

Wed
30
Dec

Donors needed for convalescent plasma

The country’s supply of COVID-19 convalescent plasma is depleting amid surging COVID-19 cases across the U.S. With convalescent plasma demand outpacing donations from individuals recovered from COVID-19 by more than 7,000 units in November, the availability of plasma to meet patient need is of increasing concern. Convalescent plasma is needed to ensure health care providers have all the treatment options available for patients battling COVID-19.

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