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Donald W. Scheffert

Donald William Scheffert, 85, of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 15, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Marvin Bries.

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JoAnne Melsha

JoAnne Melsha, 84, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Memorial services were Saturday, Dec. 16, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids.

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Kayla M. Decker

Kayla Marie Decker, 21 of Dyersville passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 15, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville, and continued Saturday at the funeral home prior to services.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 16, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, conducted by Rev. Dennis Quint.

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Lois M. Morarend

Lois Mildred Morarend, 84, of Edgewood, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 15, from 3-7 p.m., at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point, and one hour before services at the church on Saturday. 

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Hope Lutheran Church in Littleport, conducted by Pastor Margaret Yackel-Juleen.

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Randy T. Meyer

Randy Thomas Meyer, 44, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Memorial services were Friday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin.

Inurnment was at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

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Donald C. Geuder

Donald Clarence Geuder, 89, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Graveside services were Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel.

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Deadline reminder for scholarships

Clayton Ridge Area Dollars for Scholars reminds scholarship recipients that the grade transcript deadline for receiving scholarship money for the fall term is Jan. 2, 2018.

The letters should include a grade transcript and a completed recipient form. The recipient form (CR Dollars for Scholars Recipient Form) can be found at http://www.claytonridge.dollarsforscholars.org under the Students and Parents link.

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City council sets date for bond vote

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 4 heard an update on the Wave of the Future swimming pool campaign and set March 6 as the date of a bond election to help finance pool construction.

Mayor Russ Loven and Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Friedlein were on hand for the last monthly meeting of their terms, joining councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker; City Manager Denise Schneider, and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

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Repair work begins at Lock 10


Dan Burger, top, and Kim Wenger, bottom, got a head start on repairs at Lock 10 last week, just before the official end of navigation season. Burger and Wenger are members of the Army Corps of Engineers maintenance and repair crew out of Fountain City, Wis. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When a barge struck the wall just inside Lock 10 this summer, just as many others have over the past eight decades, the aging steel and concrete gave way and a very large piece broke free. There were no injuries and no harm was done to the commercial vessel, but repairs are now underway to fix the damage. 

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Council approves March bond vote for $2.8 million


Wave of the Future Committee co-chairs Jim Osterhaus, above, and Bob Merrick recommended a council resolution for a March bond election. The recommendation was unanimously approved. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

More than 30 people gathered at the Monday, Dec. 4, meeting of the Guttenberg city council. Dr. Robert Merrick and Dr. Jim Osterhaus, co-chairs of the Wave of the Future campaign, presented the council with an update on the project and recommended that the council approve a resolution calling for a bond vote of up to $2.8 million to help fund the new pool and bathhouse. 

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