Guttenberg Press

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Louise A. Kregel

Louise Annette Kregel, 82, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 16, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, followed by a scripture/committal service.

Interment will be at Guttenberg City Cemetery at a later date.

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Mercedes "Mert" Duffy

Mercedes "Mert" Duffy, 93, of Guttenberg passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

A prayer service will be at 12 noon Monday, Feb. 24, at Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein.

A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the prayer service at the American Legion in Oelwein.

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Claire M. Frommelt

Claire Marie (Kords) Frommelt passed away peacefully Feb. 13, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be 1 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 23, at St Mary's Church in Guttenberg. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. 

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Oliver M. Scott

Oliver Michael Scott passed away, Feb. 9, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital in his loving parents’ arms.

Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were private.

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Esser's Clothing...A cornerstone business for seventy-three years


Esser’s Clothing and Connie's Apparel carries a full line of brand name, high-quality men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories. From left are Hedda Wachendorf and owner Matt Esser. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small town businesses are the cornerstone of a successful community. Esser's Clothing Store, located at  502 S. River Park Drive in Guttenberg, has been in the clothing business for the past 73 years. Proprietor Matt Esser purchased the business from his father in 1969. 

Esser's Clothing and Connie's Apparel

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Exchange student shares Clayton Ridge experience


Clayton Ridge foriegn exchange student Ella Vihanto enjoys outdoor winter recreation in her home country of Finland. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Becoming a foreign exchange student is the perfect way to travel the world, meet new people, learn a new language and experience a different culture. 

Clayton Ridge High School exchange student Ella Vihanto of Sotkamo, Finland, is embracing all of the above during her yearlong hiatus from her educational studies in Finland. 

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Council hears update on Schiller Street corridor

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 19 heard a engineer's update on the Schiller Street Corridor project and looked at a proposal to hire an community/economic development director.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led council members Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Austin Greve and Mick Pierce through the evening's agenda. Also at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

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Feb

Patricia A. Schlueter

Patricia Ann Schlueter, 76 passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Stonehill Care Center following a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 13, from 4-8 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. 

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Feb

Michaele Matt

Michaele Matt, 62, of Randolph, Wis., formerly of Garnavillo, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, Wis.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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Tom Kuempel shares memories of growing up in the hardware business


Kuempel Hardware has served the community for more than a century. Tom Kuempel has recently sold the family business, but the hardware store's family name still remains in honor of the many years the anchor business has faithfully served the community. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Longtime respected businessman Tom Kuempel was born on Feb. 4, 1939, to Jack and Hildegarde (Lake) Kuempel. 

"I grew up and out in Guttenberg," the 81-year-old jokingly replied.

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