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Tangeman volunteer efforts in Arizona


Dorothy Tangeman, far left, assists other members of her "Wells Bells" group as they volunteer for "Feed My Starving Children." Their group effort packaged and sent food to those in need in the Philippines. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg's residential go-getters, Dorothy and Robyn Tangeman, head south each winter to their second home located in the northeast corner of Mesa in a 40-acre gated community called The Wells. 

This 55-years-and-over manufactured home retirement community offers affordable living where homeowners own the land. This is the Tangemans' 23rd year snow-birding in this community. 

Wed
30
Jan

Chamber of Commerce elects board at annual dinner meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

Approximately 60 people were in attendance at the annual dinner meeting of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening, Jan. 21, at Reed's Steakhouse and Grill in Guttenberg.

Following a social hour and meal, Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy introduced current board members in attendance: Kevin Hennessey, Patty Schwarz, Dave Brown, Brandon Friedlein, Austin Finch, Dan Parker, and Sadie Hefel. 

Wed
30
Jan

Juanita's Folly to open soon in downtown Guttenberg


Juanita's Folly grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2. Business owner Juanita Loven, left, and Cheryl Meyer Knock-Off purse designer, right, are preparing for the event. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Juanita's Folly, located in Guttenberg on the corner of River Park Drive and Goethe Street, has scheduled a grand opening for  Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with live music by Bruce Byrant - Carpe Diem performing from 1-3 p.m.

Longtime resident Juanita Loven had this to say about her upcoming business venture: 

Wed
30
Jan

Thomas "Tom" M. Good

Thomas "Tom" Michael Good, 79, died Monday Jan. 21, 2019, at Prairie Maison skilled nursing center in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 26, at United Methodist Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Neil Hofer. Visitation was before services at the church.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
30
Jan

Peggy Helle

Peggy Helle, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully, on Jan. 25, 2019, after a brief illness.

Services are private. Arrangements with Stewart Baxter Funeral and Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Wed
23
Jan

Bernadette M. Wernke

Bernadette M. “Bernie” Wernke, 75, of Worthington passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade. 

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 21, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville, and before services at the funeral home on Tuesday.  

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, conducted by Rev. Dennis Conway.

Wed
23
Jan

Lyle L. Schaal

Lyle LeVeryl Schaal, 93, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
23
Jan

John H. French

John Henry French, 79, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

A celebration of life will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John French Residence, 439 White Oak Rd, Guttenberg.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
23
Jan

Adeline Meier

Adeline Meier, 88, of Clermont, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 21, at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clermont, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Clermont, conducted by Rev. Don Komboh.

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23
Jan

Katie Beitzel is new library director


Newly-hired library director Katie Beitzel began her position Jan. 3. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4-6 p.m. to meet the new director. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Public Library Board recently hired Kathryn Beitzel for the position of full-time library director. 

In open house for the public is scheduled at the library on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4-6 p.m., to introduce Beitzel to the community. 

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