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20
Jan

Brown's 2nd chili cook-off Jan. 30


Mayor Russ Loven tasted a variety of chilis at Brown's chili cook-off in 2015. Brown's will hold their second cook off this month. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Brown’s Sales & Leasing in Guttenberg will hold their second annual chili cook-off on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the music programs at Clayton Ridge and St. Mary’s schools, and Brown’s will match funds raised by the cook-off.

Wed
20
Jan

Crow recounts time spent as missionary in Africa


Janis Crow will return to Pemba, Mozambique, where she lived for three months last fall, to build a church with local residents and Iris Global Ministries Harvest School. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Former Guttenberg resident Janis Crow spent time in Guttenberg recently between trips to Pemba, Mozambique, where she gathered with 300 students from 30 nations worldwide through Iris Global Ministry. 

Crow grew up in West Branch and found herself in Guttenberg last year after praying and fasting for four days. There she met Cheryll Shireman, owner of the Riverside Grind coffee shop, who asked her to start work there the next day. “I worked there for three months and got to meet many beautiful people,” Crow told The Press. 

Wed
13
Jan

Guttenberg Eagle Watch set for Feb. 13

Plans are underway for the 2016 Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day in Guttenberg, organized by Guttenberg Development and Tourism and held at the Marina Visitor's Center.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, and will include a presentation by a new organization, Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation, and Education (RARE). Luke Hart, formerly of MacBride Raptor Center, is expected to bring several live birds of prey for the event.

Wed
13
Jan

City council eyes employee sharing, new garbage contract

By Shelia Tomkins

At its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 4, the Guttenberg city council signed an agreement to share a school employee, reviewed the terms of its garbage contract  and moved forward on  a change to the city's electric ordinance.

Mayor Russ Loven presided with councilmembers Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Dave Schlueter, Fred Schaub and newly-elected councilman Austin Greve in attendance, along with City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Mike Schuster.

Wed
13
Jan

Iowa Hawkeye fans travel from Guttenberg to Pasadena


Andy and Mindy Reimer of Garnavillo traveled nearly 4,000 miles by car, round trip, to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl, enjoying stops at Universal Studios and in Las Vegas along the way. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa Hawkeye fans from Guttenberg traveled to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl on Friday, Jan. 1, experiencing a roller coaster of emotions from pride and joy to disappointment. 

Wed
13
Jan

Honors keep coming to the Clayton Ridge Drill Team


From left are drill team moms and dancers Kari Harbaugh, Calista Harbaugh, Nicole Schaefers, Noelle Hines, Taylar Wiedner, Hailey Peterson, and Candi Peterson at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

At 3 a.m. on Dec. 27, five Clayton Ridge Drill Team members and two of their mothers climbed aboard a Suburban to trek over 1,300 miles from Guttenberg to Orlando, Fla., to perform with hundreds of others from around the country during halftime at the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

Wed
06
Jan

Award-winning routines slated

The Clayton Ridge Drill Team will showcase its two champion state routines at the halftime of the varsity boys home basketball games on Friday, Jan. 15. 

The Jan. 15 presentation is the second of two that were scheduled this month; the first was held Jan. 5. The team earned state champion titles in Small School Prop and Small School Military, as well as the Judges Choice Award for its prop routine at state competition in December. 

Wed
06
Jan

Join the Mystery Mingle Munch Mob in Clayton County

Clayton County Economic Development and Clayton County Conservation have partnered together to bring Clayton County Communities the Mystery Mingle Munch Mob.

Participants can join this spring by signing up to be a part of the Mystery Mingle Munch Mob program, a monthly mystery tour in Clayton County.  

Wed
06
Jan

New parking in downtown Guttenberg


City employees are constructing a new parking lot in partnership with owners of the Dam Bar in Guttenberg. The public lot will provide 12-17 new parking spaces for the downtown shopping district. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Public parking will soon be available in a new lot located at 431 S. River Park Drive, just outside the doorway of the Dam Bar in Guttenberg. 

The lot, which is owned by the city, will add 12-17 new parking spaces for Dam Bar customers and anyone visiting Guttenberg's downtown businesses. 

Wed
06
Jan

New Year's opportunity for financial planning


Planning for your financial future can include giving back to the community, and Thrivent helps out by granting each of its members two $250 action team cards each year. The local Quilts of Valor organization used an action team card to purchase supplies to make handmade quilts for veterans. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The beginning of a new year inspires a fresh start for many endeavors, and creating a strategic plan for a financially stable future is one way to get 2016 off on the right foot. Kevin and Rabecca Hennessey of Thrivent Financial in Guttenberg believe their role is to connect faith and finances for the greater good, giving sound financial advice while encouraging their customers to make their community a better place.  

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