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Wed
18
Aug

U.S.S. Oklahoma sailor's remains laid to rest


Neal Kenneth Todd, U.S. Navy Fireman 1st Class, who lost his life on the USS Oklahoma during the attack at Pearl Harbor, was brought home to his final resting place on July 10, 2021. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Neal Kenneth Todd, U.S. Navy Fireman 1st Class, was born on Nov. 5, 1919 in Bemidji, Minn., to Robert B. and Irena (Secord) Todd. He died at the tender age of 22 while serving on the USS Oklahoma during the attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. His remains were recently returned to his family in Akeley, Minn., for proper burial with military honors. 

Wed
18
Aug

City council acts on cell tower request

By Shelia Tomkins

Mayor Bill Frommelt led the Guttenberg city council through a 30-item agenda at the regular monthly council meeting on Aug. 9. On hand for the meeting were council members Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker, City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Cell tower lease

Wed
11
Aug

Divine Current Wellness Center grand opening


From left, Hannah Whetston and Sadie Hefel strike a pose to welcome everyone to the grand opening of Divine Current Wellness center in downtown Guttenberg on Aug. 21-22. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Divine Current Wellness Center, located at 531 S. First St. in Guttenberg is set to hold its grand opening celebration on Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Open space incubates visionaries

Wed
11
Aug

Duwe field & playground nears completion


The new playground equipment at the Darwin Duwe Ball Field & Playground is ADA compliant and includes climbing equipment, slides and three handicap accessible, ground-level activity panels. A poured-in-place rubber safety surface was installed under the new equipment. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The late Darwin Duwe (1959-1982) of Guttenberg was an avid baseball player and fan. He was a member of the Guttenberg Jaycees and dedicated his time to Little League. Darwin was employed with Mid America Transportation Corp. as a deckhand on the Ann King when he slipped off the barge and drowned in January 1982. He was 22 years old. 

Wed
11
Aug

Filing opens for city, school board seats

By Shelia Tomkins

Iowa school board and municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2. Local voters will go to the polls to fill vacancies on the Clayton Ridge school board and Guttenberg city council. The first day to file nomination papers  is Aug. 23.

School board

Wed
04
Aug

Areoseeder, LLC — locally made in northeast Iowa


The Aeroseeder, a fully-integrated drone seeding system, is easy to operate and has the ability to maneuver in areas where crop dusters and tractors cannot. From left are Tom Leitgen, product developer and CEO, Shawn Wirkler, Ron Schneider, Ian Burr and Shannon Wirkler. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

An unfavorable experience with an airplane seeding company was the inspiration for Tom Leitgen, designer and CEO of Aeroseeder, LLC located at 28879 232nd Street, Garnavillo, to create a prototype for a radio controlled aircraft seed spreader. 

Wed
04
Aug

Guttenberg merchants to hold "Crazy Day" sales


This photo from 1966 shows shoppers crowded around merchandise tables in front of The Style Shop at Guttenberg's first Maxwell Street Days – a summer sale event. (Press photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg merchants are set to hold their annual "Crazy Day" sales event on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to closing. The discount sales will include merchandise displayed inside and outside of participating businesses. 

Wed
04
Aug

Missing local teen found safe in Tennessee

A 13-year-old girl from rural Edgewood was one of two teens found on Friday after being reported missing

in Tennessee last week.

Wed
28
Jul

A nurse's cross-country journey to Guttenberg


Dorothy Tangeman, retired nurse at the Guttenberg hospital, was honored as one of the hospital's first caregivers during Guttenberg's Stars & Stripes parade on July 3. (Press photo by Bruce Thein)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1961, Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) opened its doors. This year marks the Critical Access Hospital's 60-year anniversary, offering dedicated healthcare services to area residents. 

Dorothy Tangeman of Guttenberg, former registered nurse and GMHC employee, was recently recognized and honored as one of the hospital's first caregivers during Guttenberg's Stars & Stripes Celebration parade on July 3.

Wed
28
Jul

Rock hound shares lifetime collection


Above, cut and polished agates ( a popular semiprecious quartz gem stone) from various localities in Northern Mexico. Agates also occur in our local-area river gravels. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Phillip Burgess has a passion for paleontology and geology. He grew up in Prairie du Chien, Wis., surrounded by tall bluffs, bounded by the Mississippi River on the west and the Wisconsin River on the south. He was educated locally and furthered his studies at Wisconsin State University-Platteville (now University of Wisconsin-Platteville) for three years. 

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