Guttenberg Press

Wed
28
Oct

Active in Guttenberg Eagles Club celebrates 30 years of helping people


Guttenberg’s Fraternal Order of Eagles celebrated their 30th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 17. Charter members in attendance were, from left, Peggy Wolfe, Richard Schmitt, Steve Eglseder, Tom Engledow, Jay Fishback, Jim Eglseder, Dian Meskimen, Bill Hodges, Billie Smith, Sheila Smith, Gene Fischer, and Terry Eglseder. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser 

Editor’s note: As a Guttenberg native and a member of Guttenberg Development & Tourism, there’s nothing more exciting to me than someone who proclaims, “There’s nothing to do in Guttenberg!” Life here may not be fast-paced, but there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, meet great people, and enjoy living - and I'm always eager to pass that knowledge on. This story is the first in a series planned to highlight local groups and organizations that welcome members of the community and enhance our city’s culture. If you would like your group to be featured, please contact The Guttenberg Press. 

Wed
21
Oct

Ghouls' & Goblins' Night Out offers prizes for Guttenberg shoppers

Ghouls' & Goblins' Night Out, a Halloween promotion coordinated by Guttenberg Development & Tourism, is set for Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m. 

Collect three receipts from purchases made at Ghouls’ & Goblins’ Night Out participating businesses for a chance to win $25 in Guttenberg bucks. Pick up an entry form at the Welcome Center or the businesses listed below and attach your receipts to enter

Wed
21
Oct

Wilker barn restoration nears completion


The Wilker family of rural Guttenberg worked hard this fall to restore their historic barn, originally built using all wooden pegs instead of nails or screws. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The grass is still green, but the autumn leaves are aflame at the idyllic rural Guttenberg home of Jim and Joan Wilker. A small stream flows along the edge of their backyard and a weeping willow tree hangs low. The Wilker family, which includes five children (and their spouses and children), has spent the past several weeks restoring the historic pin barn on their property. 

Wed
21
Oct

Clayton Ridge School Board swears in new members, appoints president

The final meeting of the retiring Clayton Ridge school board was called to order at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 by board secretary Mary Seifert due to the absences of President Kathy Ihde and Vice-President Janice Andregg. Members in attendance were John Heying, Mike Finnegan, Christine Aulwes, Jason Reimer and Jeff Hoffmann.  

Wed
21
Oct

Five candidates run for three seats on Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board

Janice Andregg

1. Why are you running for hospital board? I grew up in this area and have seen our hospital grow from a hospital, with a few rooms in a residence on River Park Drive, to the wonderful, strong, modern facility it is today. I want to work to make sure our hospital is here for future generations.

2. What do you see as the most important issues to address as a member of the board?

Wed
14
Oct

Steven C. Glawe

Steven Chris Glawe, 59, of Elkader, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at his home in Elkader.

Visitation was one hour before services at the church.

Funeral service were Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf, conducted by Pastor Marshall Hahn.

Wed
14
Oct

Candidates vie for Guttenberg municipal offices

By Molly Moser

Two candidates have filed for two open positions on the Guttenberg City Council, and two candidates are seeking two seats on the Guttenberg Park Board. Interviews with those candidates follow; interviews with hospital board candidates will appear in next week's issue of The Press. 

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City Council

Wed
14
Oct

GD&T plans Halloween festivities for all


Three generations celebrating Ghouls' Night Out last year were, from left, Darcy Cline, Jessica Cline, and Karen Torrey. Ghouls' and Goblins' Night Out will be held Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The fifth annual community-wide Ghouls' Night Out event has been modified this year to include goblins as well as ghouls,  and a new event known as Trunk-or-Treat - the latest twist on Oct. 31 door-to-door candy gathering.

Ghouls' and Goblins' Night Out: "Ghouls' and Goblins' Night out is just around the corner," said GD&T director Emily Moser, who’s been helping organize the event. “We’re looking forward to having everybody come out – and hopefully in costume!” 

Wed
14
Oct

City awards $243,000 contract for RPD water main project

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 5. Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Dave Schlueter, Jane Parker and Steve Friedlein through the evening's agenda. City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster were also present at the council table.

River Park Drive water project

Wed
07
Oct

Norbert Kruse

Norbert Kruse, 64, of Elkader, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. 

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Norbert was born July 17, 1951, in Guttenberg, to Harold and Lucile (Wilker) Kruse. 

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