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30
May

Charles S. Uskavitch Jr.

Charles Stanley Uskavitch Jr., 61, of Guttenberg, known to friends as “Chuck,” passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. 

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Asbury Eagles Club, 5900 Saratoga Plaza, Asbury.

Cremation will be directed by Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, Ill., and private entombment will be in Moline Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Wed
23
May

Zoning, food truck, noise issues, occupy council attention

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on May 14 tabled a zoning change request, gave temporary approval to a mobile food truck, considered park board recommendations and reviewed a proposed noise ordinance.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda; also on hand were city manager Denise Schneider and city attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
23
May

River of Music returns June 1


The fifth annual River of Music concert series kicks off on Friday, June 1, with local talent Backwater. (Photo submitted)

Umbrella Arts has announced the schedule for their upcoming River of Music concert series beginning Friday, June 1. This will be the fifth consecutive summer to celebrate local music with 11 free Friday night concerts in Ingleside Park.

Last year, the series drew nearly 2,000 attendees over the course of the summer with musical groups like Triple Threat, Friends of Backbone Bluegrass, and Uncle Sam’s Band. Many of those bands are returning this summer for the opportunity to play in the bandshell alongside the Mississippi River. 

Wed
23
May

Marguerite L. Minger

Marguerite “Peggy” Luella Minger, 97, of Guttenberg, died Friday, May 18, 2018, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Sunday, May 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, May 21, at United Methodist Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Neil Hofer.

Wed
23
May

Guttenberg's water quality report explained


Operators Dan Pierce and Dan Walke maintain the quality of Guttenberg's drinking water as it passes through 20 miles of water mains servicing over 1,000 connections throughout the city. An average of 120,000-160,000 gallons of water are used daily. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Press published the City of Guttenberg’s water quality report in its April 25 issue. The Press sat down with public works employee Dan Pierce to delve into this complex report, revealing how the data is gathered and what it means to residents. 

1. What qualifications do the public works staff have in order to test and maintain our water? What is required as far as completing and maintaining those qualifications/certifications?

Wed
16
May

Car enthusiasts invited to 'Cruisin' to the Park' gathering


Cruisers enjoying carry-out from local restaurants at Ingleside Park, from left, are Jeff and Sue Meyer, Shelly and Randy Weeks, and Jim and Connie Niehaus. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg’s own River Park Cruisers have organized a monthly ‘cruise-in’ at Ingleside Park north of Clayton Ridge Schools on the second Wednesdays in May, June, July and August at 6 p.m. “All car enthusiasts are welcome to bring food, drink and lawn chairs and enjoy the display of cars,” said David Bahls, River Park Cruisers chairperson. 

Wed
16
May

Unlimited Services, Inc. celebrates 15 years


From left, Unlimited Services directors Amy Vonderhaar, Angi Lawson, Barry Armstrong, Michelle Armstrong and Johnna Sweers have been with the company since the beginning. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Unlimited Services of Guttenberg is celebrating 15 years in business with reflection and gratitude. The company started in 2003 with a group of owners who are still together today, continuing to evolve as needs change and striving to create a community where individuals participate and achieve their dreams, hopes and desires. The company has grown from five homes and 25 staff to 12 homes and approximately 100 staff. Unlimited Services is a certified provider under the Medicaid HCBS Waiver Programs and is CARF accredited.

Wed
16
May

Jimmy D. Cornwell

Jimmy Dale Cornwell, 73, of Greeley, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at his residence in Greeley.

Visitation was Friday, May 11, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and before services at the church. 

Funeral services were Saturday, May 12, at the Greeley United Methodist Church in Greeley, conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson.

Wed
09
May

Dorothy A. Wach

Dorothy Ann Wach, 82, of Guttenberg, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center after a six-year struggle with breast cancer. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.

Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
02
May

Guttenberg crest predicted May 3-4

By Shelia Tomkins

A late spring in the Upper Midwest delayed the end-of-winter thaw in the watershed of the Mississippi River, and will bring a minor crest at Guttenberg this week.

On Monday, the National Weather Service in LaCrosse, Wis., predicted a crest of 15.3 feet at Guttenberg on May 3-4, followed by a very slow drop in river levels. 

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