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Wed
15
Jun

New bank gives back in Guttenberg


From left are Rachel Heims, Hannah Von Handorf and Brandon Friedlein, employees at the new Guttenberg branch of Community Savings Bank. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Community Savings Bank merged with The Garnavillo Savings Bank in September of 2015, and this spring opened a new location on Highway 52 in Guttenberg. “We have customers stopping in every day. The word is out in Guttenberg that Community Savings Bank has opened a new office,” said Chad Kreel, vice president of marketing for Community Savings Bank. “Since our opening on April 15, we have helped many customers; some looking for loans or others looking for checking account options.”

Wed
15
Jun

Say No For Now meeting draws crowd in Garnavillo


Jane Reagan, a commissioner on the Mississippi River Parkway Commission, spoke about tourism with regard to increased frac sand mining in Clayton County. Pastor Harold McMillin, right, was the moderator. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The topic of frac sand mining in Clayton County drew yet another impassioned crowd for a June 6 meeting of the Say No For Now group at the Garnavillo Community Center. About 50 people, some from within Clayton County and some from other areas, heard from group leaders and shared their own opinions. 

Wed
08
Jun

Train fatality

On June 4 at 11:57 p.m., Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Garnavillo Fire, EMS and the Guttenberg Ambulance, responded to South Front Street near Bill’s Boat Landing in Clayton for a pedestrian who was struck by a train. Jeffery Werger, 39, of Garnavillo was struck by a Canadian Pacific train traveling south. He was transported to the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
08
Jun

Awards presented, royalty crowned at Clayton County dairy banquet


2016-17 dairy royalty crowned at the Clayton County Dairy Banquet on June 3 were, front from left, Clayton County Little Miss Squirt Rachel Eglseder, alternate Junior Dairyman Allan Schaefers and Junior Dairyman Colten Kolker; back row, State Dairy Princess Kate Stewart and Clayton Dairy Princess Emily Moses. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

The Clayton County dairy banquet was held at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader on Friday evening June 3.  A meal was served from 6:30-8:30 p.m., followed by a program that featured the presentation of awards and the naming of the 2015-2016 Clayton County dairy royalty.

Wed
08
Jun

Artisan Cafe and Courtyard opens Sunday mornings for brunch


Gina Dahlstrom, right, is in charge of the kitchen at the newly-opened Artisan Cafe and Courtyard. Breanna Meyer, left, helps with customer service. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After years in the making, Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has opened The Artisan Café and Courtyard.

Wed
08
Jun

Seitz family opens storage facility in Industrial Park


Anchored Storage is under construction with a variety of bay sizes and is scheduled to open mid-summer. Many local contractors have been utilized in its construction. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

For the Seitz family, the transition to living in Guttenberg started the same way as many before. In 2012, Scott Seitz and his wife, Deb, purchased a home on Abel Island with the intention of retiring to the leisurely, tranquil isle in the years to come. Four years later, they find themselves opening a family business.

Wed
01
Jun

City council amends budget, purchases phone system

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in special session on May 23, amended the budget for the current fiscal year that ends June 30 and purchased a new phone system for city offices.

Mayor Russ Loven led council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling, and Jane Parker through the agenda. City Manager Mary Willett was also at the council table. 

Wed
01
Jun

Primary election is Tuesday, June 7

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join Iowans statewide when they head to the polls on Tuesday, June 7, to choose candidates to represent their party in the November general election.

County races are as follows:

County Sheriff: Incumbent Mike Tschirgi is running unopposed in the Republican primary. No Democratic candidate filed for the position.

Wed
01
Jun

Sixteen-year-old black belt pursues performing arts education


Elayna Simon, left, thinks of her karate instructors Nancy and Jerry Trowbridge, right, as a second set of parents. She earned her black belt in April. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Sixteen-year-old Elayna Simon, daughter of Mike and Dr. Janette Simon of Guttenberg, recently took a three-hour test. “And that was just the physical part,” said Simon, who has been practicing Tang Soo Do since she was four years old. She earned her black belt in April after taking an oral exam, writing a 2000-word essay, sparring against two black belts simultaneously and completing a four-way board break. “I broke one with my hand, and then I broke one with my foot. Then I turned around and broke one with my hand again, and then the last one I broke two boards at the same time with a kick,” she told The Press. 

Wed
01
Jun

Middle school integrates agriculture into classrooms


Kelly Jo Fleming, Jackson Patino and Brady Bernhard guided fellow students through tasting different cheeses after their classroom received a grant from IALF. The students preferred the Cheese n’Salami sample, and their least favorite was Swiss. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

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