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Council moves forward on food truck ordinance, okays fireworks change

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on  Tuesday, Nov. 13, moved forward on an ordinance governing mobile food vendors and approved a major change in the site of the Stars and Stripes fireworks display next summer.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Austin Greve and Mick Pierce through the evening’s agenda. Also on hand were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

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Nov

Veteran and musician Dennis Hanna reflects on service


Guttenberg native Dennis Hanna poses with his wife, Gayle, both members of the Community Veterans Day band. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Dennis Hanna's Naval career and music career began almost at the same time. "My mother was a cook and my father was a janitor; I knew I wasn't going to college," said Hanna. 

Inspired by his high school band teacher to try out for the Navy School of Music, Hanna's talents were quickly recognized by this branch of the service. 

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Nov

Kermit Pensel

Kermit Pensel, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Andrew Preus. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Nov

Janice L. Musser

Janice L. Musser, 83, of Ottawa, Ill., passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Pleasant View with her loving family by her side.

Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 15, at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home, Ottawa, Ill.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 16, at St. Columba Church, conducted by Rev. David M. Kipfer.

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14
Nov

St. John's Church Thanksgiving fellowship meal set for Nov. 22


A bountiful banquet of delicious homemade food awaits the arrival of hungry Thanksgiving guests at the annual St. John's church Thanksgiving dinner. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Are you alone, homebound or an empty nester with no family nearby to celebrate Thanksgiving with? St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg is planning its annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 noon. This year marks the 11th year for this event. 

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14
Nov

Going hog wild for pumpkins after Halloween


These Elkader high school students were on hand to fling pumpkins they picked up for their Environmental Project Monitoring class pumpkin drive. Back row from left are Amy Wiedner, Matt Whittle, Cayden Hansel, Tom Whittle and front, Noah Reinhart (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each year the fall decorating trend grows in popularity. An estimated $9 billion were spent this year on decorating, costuming and candy consumption. The availability of a wide variety of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, ranging in a large assortment of colors, shapes and sizes, makes this time of year a treasure trove of fun for those wishing to adorn their homes with a Halloween harvest theme.

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14
Nov

Clayton County elects new supervisors

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents elected two new members to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors in mid-term elections held Nov. 6.

Sharon Keehner and Steve Doeppke, both running on the Republican ticket, were named to two vacancies on the Board of Supervisors. 

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14
Nov

David E. Dettman

David E. Dettman, 77, of Cape Coral, Fla. and formerly of Postville and Guttenberg passed Oct. 18, 2018.

Per Davids' wishes he was cremated and no services of any kind.

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Nov

Richard L. Leonard

Richard Lee Leonard, 48, of Beaverton, Ore. passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

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Dennis R. Wolf

Dennis R. Wolf, 80, formerly of Guttenberg passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at his home in Dubuque surrounded by his family.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Jay Ilten. Friends may call at the church from 9-11 a.m.

Burial will be in the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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