Guttenberg Press

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GMHC Easter basket fundraiser and volunteer drive


The GMHC Auxiliary supports the hospital through funderaisers, dues and donations. Their long and impressive list of annual projects and year-round gift shop are an integral part of the hospital's success. Auxiliary members front from left are, Carolyn Hoffmann, Dorothy Wille, Carol M., Jan Hansel; back, Linda Aulwes, Carol Smith, Karen Kriemon, Cheryl Simmons and Karilyn McArthur. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) and Auxiliary are excited to announce the return of its volunteers and the re-opening of the Gift Shop on March 21, and the return of the Easter Basket fundraiser. 

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Mar

Blooming Branches celebrates 10 years


Blooming Branches will mark 10 successful years in business with a celebration on April 9. From left are Nancy Schroeder and Linda Ludovissy who have been working side-by-side for the past 14 years. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Blooming Branches, located at 511 South First Street in Guttenberg, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. A variety of specialty food and drinks items will available that day as well as in-store specials and a free gift for each valued customer. "Stop in, have a drink and a bite to eat and see our new spring line of products," said Linda Ludovissy and Nancy Schroeder Blooming Branches co-owners. 

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Mar

Mississippi flood outlook predicts near normal risk

By Shelia Tomkins

With melting snow and the arrival of spring, Guttenberg residents have learned to keep an eye on river levels as the traditional spring crest on the Mississippi River approaches.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts the risk of Mississippi River spring flooding at near-normal for the Guttenberg area.

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23
Mar

Mary Lou Harbaugh

Mary Lou Harbaugh, 73, of Guttenberg, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, after a brave journey with cancer. 

Visitation was Monday, March 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman.

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Mar

LaVonne T. Brimeyer

LaVonne Theresa Brimeyer, 79, of Holy Cross, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, surrounded by her five children.

Visitation was Monday, March 21, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 22, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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23
Mar

Author publishes "Beneath the Polish Moon"


Jake Kaminski (a pseudonym) has recently published his second novel, "Beneath the Polish Moon.” (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Part-time community member Jake Kaminski, a pseudonym, has recently published his second novel, Beneath the Polish Moon. His first book, Shadow Wolves, an action-packed thriller, was the 2020 Silver Medal Winner of the Reader's Favorite International Book Competition, and Honorable Mention at the 30th Annual Writers Digest Competition. Shadow Wolves received high praise from Midwest Book Review; Writer's Digest; Kirkus Reviews and Reader's Favorite. "I am on track to have Shadow Wolves sequel, Crowe, ready for publication this upcoming fall," he noted. 

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Mar

Heitman remains active following retirement


Healthy living advocate Nancy Heitman of Guttenberg grew up with horses and continues to ride and care for them. (Photo submited)

By Caroline Rosacker

Healthy lifestyles are a common discussion on social media and television, and in newsprint, magazines and self-help literature. Every day a new diet, workout regime or supplement plan boasts the key to longevity. While most exercise fads and hot diets aren’t sustainable, they do indicate the role good health plays in a well-balanced life. 

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23
Mar

City council approves fiscal year budget

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on March 14, approved the budget for the coming fiscal year and okayed a $500,000 grant application for water system improvements. Mayor Fred Schaub led council members Jane Parker, Steve Bahls, Michelle Geuder, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy through the evening's agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

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Mar

Violet A. Jennings

Violet Ann (Kress) Jennings, 69, of Dubuque, passed away on, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Luther Manor Care Center in Dubuque.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 19, at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Family will greet friends 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. 

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Mar

Robert P. Pierce

Robert Perry Pierce, 68, died unexpectedly in his home on Monday, March 7, 2022.

Honorary Military Rites ceremony will be held Friday, April 1, at the Veterans Memorial in Guttenberg on River Park Drive at 3 p.m. Following the ceremony, family and friends are welcome to gather at the north park pavilion between 4-7 p.m.

The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home assisted the family.

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