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Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation


Mike and Brenda Landwehr stand next to a backlit display panel advertising Airstream travel trailers. Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation, is responsible for its sleek design. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The journey from successful business operatives to prosperous business owners has consisted of long hours, creative thinking, determination and financial acuity.  

President Mike Landwehr and his wife, Vice-President Brenda Moser Landwehr, of Guttenberg own Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation, located in the Guttenberg Industrial Park at 111 North Hill Drive.

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Umbrella Arts prepares for busy summer season in Guttenberg


Umbrella Arts is a non-profit organization that complements, supports and expands on the arts in our community. From left, Gail Larson and Cheryl Meyer tend an information booth during last year’s Farmer's Market. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) members are gearing up for another busy season of advocating art along the banks of the Mississippi River in Guttenberg. 

Juanita Loven, spokesperson for the non-profit group, shared their upcoming Flower Fundraiser with The Press.

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Apr

City council sets utility rates, solar energy policy

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on April 8 increased utility rates, responded to discussion on solar energy and set a public hearing on a budget amendment.

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

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Thomas C. Worrall

Thomas "Scooter" Cornell Worrall, 47, passed away suddenly March 28, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born in Brush, Calif., on March 6, 1972. Thomas worked in the construction field, starting as a laborer and worked his way up to a superintendent for Ames Construction in Colorado. Tom enjoyed life, when he was not working he enjoyed spending time with his daughter Tabatha and riding his Harley-Davidson. Tom had many friends he considered his brothers and sisters.

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Rosella M. Dugan

Rosella Maye (Averill) Dugan, 82, Guttenberg, passed away April 4, 2019, at 6:57 a.m. at the Guttenberg Care Center.

A celebration of her life will be held April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elkport-Garber Community Center where there will be a potluck picnic with internment after the celebration at Hansel Cemetery, Garber. 

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Wayne A. Amann

Wayne Arthur Amann, 82, of Hesperia, Mich., formerly of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from complications of pneumonia.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, April 13, in White Cloud, Mich.

Wayne was born May 12, 1936, to Arthur and Margaret Amann. He attended and graduated from Garnavillo High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the Air Force.

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Guttenberg flood preparedness


The riverbank behind the public restroom in the 500 block of South River Park Drive in downtown Guttenberg saw significant erosion this spring. The damage will be assessed when the Mississippi River level goes down. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Unusual weather events that have created an inordinate amount of rain and snowfall in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa placed Guttenberg at risk for an increase in flooding along the banks of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  

Stephan Bahls, wastewater and flood control superintendent for the City of Guttenberg, met with The Press to discuss how the city prepares for the spring flood season. 

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Apr

St. Mary alumnus Arnold Spielbauer donates scale-model canoe


St. Mary alumnus Vernon Heck holds a handcrafted 1/5-scale model canoe donated to the St. Mary's Heritage Room by school graduate Arnold Spielbauer. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

St. Mary's class of 1946 alumnus Arnold Spielbauer, who resides in Liberty, Ill., has been building full and small-scale canoes since 1972. His 46 years of experience has made him somewhat of an expert in his field.

Spielbauer  utilized his time and talent to create a 1/5-scale replica of a decorated ancient woods watercraft. He donated the work of art to the St. Mary's Heritage Room located in the former convent north of the school.   

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Saunders shares Vietnam experience then and now


The Saunders family stands on the same rock on former Landing Zone Santana that he and two surviving close buddies stood upon in May 1967. From left are Abigail Mack, Elisa Rollins, Denise Saunders, Steve Saunders and Amanda Osborne. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

”What I reveal here has been on my silent screen since 1967, rerunning behind my eyes in virtual reality. I kept it close. Few would understand. Compared to my civilian life, this scene is a stray intrusive oddity, yet it has backlit that life. Each day my mind wanders to it. Once you see war it plays endlessly.” April, 2016

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Marvin "Marv" L. Pedretti

Marvin "Marv" Levi Pedretti, 88, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Friday, April 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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