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Aug

Suicide prevention presentation series planned for Sept. 9


Depression does not have to be a lonely journey. Suicide rates have been shown to decrease in communities where the suicide prevention presentations have been given. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A series of free suicide prevention presentations will be hosted by Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health on Friday, Sept. 9, to help community members act to reduce the number of suicides. 

Mayor Russ Loven invited a counselor from Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health to present at a Guttenberg Rotary Club meeting earlier this year. “It was well received and we thought this information was important enough to share with the broader public,” said Loven’s wife, Juanita.

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24
Aug

Clayton County Supervisors hold public hearing on Pattison zoning

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

More than 50 people attended an Aug. 15 public hearing to discuss a request from the Pattison Sand Company to rezone some land around its mining operation from A1 (agricultural) to M2 (heavy industrial) to mine underground. Planning and Zoning Commissioner Janet Ott told the group that the P&Z has recommended that the land be rezoned.  She also said that the commission had included several restrictions and suggestions for the rezoning.

Wed
24
Aug

Guttenberg Soccer League marks 30 years of play


Over 50 youth joined the first soccer season in Guttenberg 30 years ago. Participants in that first season are wearing white, from left, Erika Steger, Travis Witham, Tueka Strong and Ryan Mick. (Photo from Press archives)

By Molly Moser

The sports page in the July 9, 1986, issue of The Guttenberg Press featured stories of youth and adult softball, golf, and baseball leagues, a swim team, and even a dance party at the Guttenberg Swimming Pool with DJ Scott Fischer. Brand new on the page, though, was an advertisement for registration in Guttenberg’s first soccer league for youth ages six through 13. 

Wed
17
Aug

Best of Guttenberg contest winners

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Best of Guttenberg contest in conjunction with Celebrate the River Aug. 12-13. Community members and visitors voted for their favorites in a variety of categories. Winners are:  

Best Pie: Clayton Ridge Farm Meat Market & Picket Fence Cafe

Best Pizza: Joe's Pizza

Best Fish: Sodes Green Acre Country Market & Cafe

Wed
17
Aug

School board holds August meeting

The Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, Aug. 11. Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Michael Finnegan, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer and Kathy Ihde. 

Superintendent Wahls reported on the receipt of a HAWC Grant of $8,700 to be used for the Eagles Club. Principal Peterson reported on a donation of play clocks from the Gridiron club and letters sent to parents making them aware of changes and upcoming events in the new school year. 

Wed
17
Aug

Kaffee 1858 and Public House opens


Owner Sara Pattison opened Kaffee 1858 in Guttenberg earlier this month. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A place for sharing food, drink, and conversation opened in Guttenberg this month. Kaffee 1858 and Public House is located in the historic building at 7 Schiller Street. Owner Sara Pattison subscribes to a motto quoted from Vincent Van Gogh: “In my painting of the Night Café, I’ve tried to express the idea that the café is a place where you can ruin yourself, go mad, commit crimes.” 

Wed
17
Aug

Planning and Zoning votes in favor of Pattison rezone


Many Pattison Sand Company employees attended Tuesday evening's meeting of the Clayton County Planning and Zoning Committee. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

It was standing room only at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Clayton County Planning and Zoning committee, where Mike Finnegan and Anne Osmundson were scheduled to present the finalized report of the mine reserve study group, formed in response to a request from Pattison Sand to rezone over 700 acres of land along Great River Road. The report includes recommended restrictions for mining operations should the land be rezoned. The Planning and Zoning Committee then addressed Pattison Sand Company and landowners’ requests to rezone land from A-1 to M-2 to mine underground, process, store and ship silica sand and its by-product underground.

Wed
17
Aug

Duane Pritchard

Duane Pritchard, 51, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 12, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Graveside services were Saturday, Aug. 13, at Bethel Cemetery, Osterdock, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin.

Duane was born in Elkader on Sept. 1, 1964, the son of Richard and Frances Pritchard.

Wed
10
Aug

Books available now at library...Being Mortal book discussion Sept. 13

Following a successful turn-out in April to discuss Dr. Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Happens in the End, a second discussion event is being planned for September.

The book is now available to the public for reading in preparation for a panel discussion on  Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living meeting room, 1329 Acre Street. Food will be provided.

Wed
10
Aug

Pool committee continues to meet


Preserving the lap lanes, 13-foot diving pool, and 3-5-foot area for swimming lessons while adding a zero-depth entry feature for young children and families are among the priorities of the pool committee. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

In attendance at the Aug. 4 pool committee meeting were John Barron, Al Ullerich, MJ Smith, Deb Moser, Bec Knudtson, Molly Moser and Jane Parker. Mary Streich was absent.

Several committee members reported on a meeting they attended that morning with a new representative, Roger Schamberger, of Burbach Aquatics, where Schamberger stated that the city is legally bound to Burbach for five years from July of 2014, the last time the city requested a service from them. 

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