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Jul

Duwane D. Duwe

Duwane Delbert Duwe, 96, of Guttenberg, died Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be Friday, July 23, from 9-11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. at the church.

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

Wed
21
Jul

Henry A. Mueller

Henry Augustine Mueller, 91, of Garnavillo, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were Monday, July, 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries and Deacon Pfaffly. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
21
Jul

Growing up in the 1930s in rural Clayton County


Merlin and Eunice Barry

By Caroline Rosacker

Eunice and Merlin Barry of rural Colesburg grew up in close proximity to one another on family farms in rural Clayton County. Eunice, 88, is the daughter of Cecil and Myrtle Hansel, and has one sister, Janette. Merlin, 91, is the son of Frank and Edith Barry and had one brother, Frank Jr. The couple has been married for 67 years. 

Wed
21
Jul

Police Chief position changes hands


Police Chief George Morteo is retiring after 29 years of service with the Guttenberg Police Department. He is pictured with his granddaughter, Maree, during a surprise visit to her school on grandparent's day. (Photo submitted)

Derek Chambers, a 12-year veteran of the Guttenberg Police Department, has been hired as the new police chief. Front from left are Rheagan, Victoria, and Olivia; back row are Tabitha, Derek and Beau. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Police Chief George Morteo is retiring after 29 years of dedicated service with the Guttenberg Police Department. A retirement celebration will be held in honor of Chief Morteo and welcoming in of newly-hired Chief Derek Chambers on Friday, July 23, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building dining room. 

Wed
21
Jul

Lengthy meeting for city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, in a meeting that lasted nearly three hours, covered a varied agenda at its regular meeting on July 12.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led the council through the evening's agenda. On hand for the meeting were council members Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker, City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
14
Jul

Mark W. Christen

Mark William Christen, 78, former resident of West Des Moines, passed away peacefully at his home in Iowa City on July 7, 2021. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date with details to be posted when decided. 

Wed
14
Jul

Top Gun recognized for superior bodywork


Top Gun Collision Center of Garnavillo was recently recognized for their superior bodywork on a 1953 Maverick Sportster. The vehicle, owned by Tom Chandler of Elkader, earned Best of Show for an owner-restored vehicle at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Top Gun Collision Center, located at 607 South Main Street, Garnavillo, was recently recognized for their superior bodywork on a 1953 Maverick Sportster. 

Wed
14
Jul

Local dentist and world traveler retires


Jim Osterhaus, dentist, community volunteer and world traveler, retired in June after over 31 years of serving area patients. His retirement plans include spending more time with family and continuing to travel with his wife, Sue. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Jim Osterhaus, long-serving dentist and community volunteer, has officially hung up his drill and retired. "I practiced dentistry full-time for 31 years and part-time the last few years," he said. 

Unusual path to dentistry

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14
Jul

Guttenberg addresses "nuisance” properties

By Shelia Tomkins

Being a property owner comes with both rights and responsibilities. When one person's use of their property interferes with their neighbors' enjoyment, health or safety, nuisance laws can be called into effect to deal with problems.

In legal terms, a nuisance is an activity or physical condition that results in annoyance, inconvenience, discomfort, or injury to another person or to the public. 

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07
Jul

Linda K. (Dohse) Caspersen

Linda K. (Dohse) Caspersen, 68, of Garnavillo passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 25, 2021.

Funeral services were Monday, July 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at Clayton Cemetery, Clayton.

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