Guttenberg Press

Wed
03
Feb

Assessment team takes hard look at downtown


To provide ideas and spark interest in building improvements, the assessment report provided on-site renderings of four downtown properties such as the former Riverview Cafe, pictured. (Renderings by Joe Lawniczak, Design Specialist with the Wisconsin Main Street Program)

By Molly Moser

The Iowa Downtown Resource Center of Des Moines has released its report summarizing observations and recommendations for improving the city of Guttenberg. An assessment team of three downtown development professionals spent several days in the community during early December. The assessment visit and recommendations serve as a call to action and provide the community with current information for formulating strategies to address the serious issue of saving the downtown for future generations.

Wed
27
Jan

Clayton County Supervisors approve zoning grant application

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors has approved a request from Health and Zoning Administrator Janet Ott to apply for a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. 

Wed
27
Jan

Clayton County residents prepare to caucus on Monday, Feb. 1

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join Iowans across the state on Monday, Feb. 1, as the nation turns its attention to the results of the Iowa Presidential caucuses.

Voters from more than 1,700 voting precincts across the state will meet to select delegates to their respective county conventions. The 99 county conventions will then choose delegates for state party conventions, who in turn will subsequently head to the national conventions later this year.

Wed
27
Jan

Quick action saves Bussey Lake ice fisherman


River rescue at Bussey Lake A fisherman who fell through the ice on Bussey Lake, Guttenberg, on Jan. 21 is transported by emergency personnel to a waiting ambulance. (Photo by Toni Boardman)

By Shelia Tomkins

An afternoon walk along the river on a cold January day took a dramatic turn for a Guttenberg woman when she heard cries for help and became part of a rescue effort that saved the life of a man who had fallen through the ice.

Toni Boardman was walking  on the dike along Bussey Lake in north Guttenberg on Thursday, Jan. 21, when she heard cries for help. Looking toward the river, she saw a man up to his neck in the icy waters of the backwater lake, a popular spot for ice fishing.

Wed
27
Jan

Area nurses provide education and support for area survivors of sexual assault


Jenny Snedden, left, and Jen Radl, right, have been trained as sexual assault nurse examiners and have started a sexual assault response team for all of Clayton County. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Two area nurses are helping raise awareness about sexual assault in Clayton County. Jenny Snedden of New Vienna and Jen Radl of Guttenberg, both nurses at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, completed training as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) and have started a countywide sexual assault response team (SART) including nurses, advocates, the county attorney, and law enforcement.

Wed
27
Jan

Derek A. Moser Sr.

Derek Allen Moser, Sr., 47, of Marshalltown, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Central Iowa Health Center in Marshalltown.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Wed
27
Jan

Ruth Tuecke

Ruth (Corson) Tuecke, 97, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 23, at the funeral home.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
27
Jan

Lorita E. Hefel

Lorita E. (Bailey) Hefel, 73 of Greeley, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth.

There will be no public services.

Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in North Buena Vista at a later date.

Wed
20
Jan

Free counseling offered for new existing local businesses

Steven Horman, a professional business consultant, specializing in one-on-one business counseling and long-range strategic planning for business, government and non-profit organizations, will be in Elkader to provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling to existing business owners or to those wishing to start a business on Friday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clayton County Economic Development  Group office, 200 E. Bridge St., Elkader.

Registration is required for a one-hour free session. Contact Darla Kelchen at 563-245-2201 by Jan. 26.  

Wed
20
Jan

Hawkeye band member makes Rose Bowl memories


Jessica Klein of Guttenberg, a member of the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, took part in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl parade and field performances. Above, she poses with mascot Herky Hawk. (Photo submitted)

Note: Guttenberg native Jessica Klein, daughter of Jim and Carol Klein, was privileged to play in the Hawkeye Marching Band at this year’s Rose Bowl. She shares highlights of her memorable trip with Press readers.

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By Jessica Klein

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