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Oct

Jupiter Ridge Farm: Ethically sustainable, naturally


Jupiter Ridge Farm, located at 35217 Jupiter Road, Garber, cultivates over 50 varieties of sustainably grown vegetables and herbs, including gourmet mushrooms such as shiitakes, lion's mane, and oyster mushrooms. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sustainable farming meets society's present food and textile needs, without compromising the ability for current or future generations to continue utilizing the land responsibly. Agriculture has an enormous environmental footprint, and plays a significant role in causing climate change, water scarcity, land degradation, and deforestation. Sustainable farming practices provide a potential solution to enable agricultural systems to feed a growing population. 

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21
Oct

Family Friendly Entertainment for Charities


A senior golf outing is set to take place Oct. 24 or 25 at Guttenberg Golf & Country Club located at 28126 Highway 52. Weather considerations will finalize the date closer to the event. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Caroline Rosacker

An anonymous group of individuals with a desire to promote healthy lifestyles for everyone, especially senior citizens, has organized a special golf outing that will include a charitable $1,000 prize give-away. 

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21
Oct

Council hears updates on major projects

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council heard an engineer's update on several major city projects when it met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 12.

Mayor  Pro-Tem Virginia Saeugling led council members through the evening's agenda in the absence of Mayor Bill Frommelt. On hand were councilors Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Mick Pierce and Jane Parker. Also at the table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

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21
Oct

Faith M. Noack

Faith Marie Noack, 76, of Iowa City, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids, following a brief illness.

Graveside services were Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

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

Wed
14
Oct

Linda K. Ludovissy

Linda K. Ludovissy, 60, of Dubuque, formerly of Holy Cross, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at Unity Point Hospital, Dubuque.

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville.

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Oct

Daniel Schweikert

Daniel Schweikert, 88, of Monona died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

A celebration of life will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Faith Lutheran Church in Monona, conducted by Rev. Mel Harris.

Due to COVID-19, we ask everyone to continue physical distancing and wear a mask if you plan on attending.

Wed
14
Oct

New Chamber director


Brandie Tomkins

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandie Tomkins as the Executive Director.

“I am excited to start my new position as Chamber Director, and I am looking forward to getting more involved with the community and everything it has to offer,” said Tomkins. 

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14
Oct

Tangeman reflects on five-generation legacy


Bill Tangeman, fifth generation bank executive, has retired after 40 years of employment. His family legacy includes providing banking services to loyal customers for 120 years. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Multi-generational family businesses usually feature a first generation entrepreneur whose vision succeeds well beyond their wildest dreams. The following generations grow up viewing their achievements with huge expectations and a strong desire to maintain and enhance the success of the original business model. 

Wed
14
Oct

Need help? Local resources for hard times


Two trucks from Northeast Iowa Food Bank delivered food and grocery supplies to Guttenberg earlier this spring. St. John's Lutheran Church hosts the mobile food pantry on the third Monday of each month from 5 - 6:30 p.m. The event is currently drive-thru only with volunteers loading food directly into clients' vehicles. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

The coronavirus has caused a tremendous amount of global hardship. Most obvious is the ever-climbing number of deaths caused by this complicated, baffling pathogen. The number of positive cases, hospitalizations, those recovered and individuals who have lost their lives are reported on a daily basis. Statistics that show an increase in addiction, mental illness, domestic abuse, food insecurity, job and home loss, and declining educational opportunities for at-risk school-age children are equally important, but the focus remains on the infection and death rate. 

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Oct

Richard D. “Dick” Franks

Richard D. “Dick” Franks, 92, of Oelwein died on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2020, at the Grandview Health Care Center, Oelwein.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 2, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and before the service at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

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