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Jan

Ronald A. Bahls

Ronald Alvin Bahls, 70, of Garnavillo, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Scenic Acres in Saint Olaf.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Ronald was born on Jan. 19, 1949, the son of Alvin and LaVonne (Geuder) Bahls. 

Wed
15
Jan

Marlene E. Doerring

Marlene Ella Doerring, 82, of Elkader, formerly of Garnavillo, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader, surrounded by the love of God and her family.

Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 12, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona and before services at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13, at Norway Lutheran Church in St. Olaf, conducted by Rev. Marshall Hahn.

Wed
15
Jan

Jeffrey Ramon White

Jeffrey Ramon White, 59, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Graveside committal services were Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, conducted by Deacon James Pfaffly.

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15
Jan

Barbara Leitgen

Barbara Leitgen, 84, died Jan. 2, 2020, in Garnavillo.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Wed
15
Jan

Reyerson revisits memories of a Guttenberg childhood


Harlen Reyerson recalls a childhood filled with outdoor recreation and creative ingenuity. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Harlen Reyerson has many fond memories of growing up in Guttenberg. He and his band of adventuresome friends — Don Moser, Carl Aulwes and Denny Randall — enjoyed many hours of outdoor recreation on the bluffs and waterways that surround our picturesque community. The foursome created lasting memories that continue to put a smile on Harlen's face. 

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15
Jan

Burgin and Puelz compete in National Fishing Tournament


Tony Puelz, left, of Garnavillo, has been fishing competitively in tournaments for approximately 30 years. Taylor Burgin of Palo, right, became involved in competitive fishing within the past three years. (Photos submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

There are few things more exciting to an angler than catching a trophy bass. That excitement has led bass to become one of the most sought-after game fish in the United States. 

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15
Jan

Chamber of Commerce banquet set for Monday, Jan. 20

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and membership meeting will be Monday, Jan. 20, at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club.  

"The annual banquet is held each January for Chamber members to gather and discuss Chamber events, activities, and projects for the past and upcoming year," said Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy. "All Guttenberg Chamber members are invited and encouraged to attend the annual meeting, and anyone interested in knowing more about the Guttenberg Chamber is welcome to attend." 

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08
Jan

Public restroom erosion project


Two consecutive years of unusually high water and the influx of barge waves have caused erosion on the top portion of the river bank behind the public restroom located in the 500 block of South River Park Drive in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Two consecutive years of unusually high water, and the influx of waves created by barge traffic have caused the top portion of the riverbank to erode behind the public restroom located in the 500 block of South River Park Drive in Guttenberg's downtown district. 

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08
Jan

Eldora and Duwane Duwe recall fond memories


From left, Eldora and Duwane Duwe met in high school and have been together ever since. The couple currently resides at the Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living Complex in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

From their comfortable apartment in the Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living complex, Eldora and Duwane Duwe cordially shared their memories of a lifetime spent in and around the Guttenberg area.  

The couple has been married for 74 years, and has been sharing their lives with one another since their high school days. 

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08
Jan

Robert L. Tyler

Robert LeRoy Tyler, 84, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Robert was born on Feb. 10, 1935, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., the son of Arthur and Goldie Tyler.

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