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Dec

Public invited to meet and greet city officials at Dec. 7 reception

The public is invited to a "meet and greet" of the outgoing, newly-elected and re-appointed members of the Guttenberg city council, park board and hospital board on Monday, Dec. 7, from 5-6 p.m. in the dining room of the Guttenberg Municipal Building. A swearing-in ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Outgoing city officials to be honored include council member Virginia Saeugling, park board member Austin Greve and hospital trustees Mary Eulberg and Penny Hansel.

Wed
02
Dec

Active in Guttenberg GMH Auxiliary gives generously


Hospital and clinic staff are regular customers at the GMH Auxiliary gift shop. The Auxiliary provides volunteers for the gift shop, as well as raising funds for community and hospital needs. (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 one of 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
02
Dec

Creativity Center launches membership campaign


Students in the Creativity Center's after school art program used wool sweaters to make 'smittens,' learning a running stitch, a whip stitch, and how to sew on buttons. From left are scholarship students Mariah Werger, Ellie Davis and Mara Shannon. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After finishing a five-year sustainability plan in June, local nonprofit Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has embarked on its first formal membership campaign to help sustain the organization's operations. 

Wed
25
Nov

Corps extends navigation season due to warm weather

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is extending the navigation season on the Upper Mississippi River a few extra days due to the continued warmer weather.

The Corps is now scheduled to close Lock and Dam 9, near Lynxville, Wis., for winter maintenance Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. The lock was originally scheduled to close Dec. 7.

Wed
25
Nov

Downtown assessment visit planned for Dec. 1-2-3

By Shelia Tomkins

A three-day visit by a team from the Iowa Downtown Resource Center is scheduled for  Dec. 1-2-3 in Guttenberg.

The team will complete an on-site study of Guttenberg's downtown district, including a public presentation. A written report will follow that will assist in future planning efforts.

Wed
25
Nov

New lockmaster settles in at Lock and Dam 10


Lockmaster Sam Mathiowetz served nine years active duty in the U.S. Air Force and has been a member of the Army National Guard for over eight years. He took over as lockmaster at Lock and Dam #10 on June 28. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Lock and Dam #10 has a new lockmaster for the first time in well over a decade. When lockmaster Marvin Althoff retired after roughly 15 years, Sam Mathiowetz was hired as his replacement. Mathiowetz comes to Guttenberg from Lock and Dam #1 in Minneapolis, Minn., where he was hired in 2008 as an equipment repair site mechanic. 

Wed
25
Nov

Memories of when Christmas came after Thanksgiving


Lois Goerdt was born in Guttenberg in 1935 and grew up during a time when all Christmas shopping was done locally and the tree wasn't trimmed until Christmas Eve. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Lifelong Guttenberg resident Lois Goerdt remembers a time when the tree wasn’t trimmed until Christmas Eve and all the Christmas gifts were purchased at local stores. 

Wed
18
Nov

"Buddy and Beyond" dance party Sunday at Lakeside

Fans of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Everly Brothers, the Beatles and other music legends won't want to miss the "Buddy and Beyond" dance party on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The show and dance begin at 2 p.m. and will feature a walk down memory lane with music from the '50s and '60s.

Entertainer Johnny Rogers will headline the afternoon show with his portrayal of iconic entertainers from the golden era of rock and roll. Music from rock and roll legends along with music from "outlaw" legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

Wed
18
Nov

Supervisors receive audit update

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Supervisors last Friday received an update on the annual county audit that is now underway. Neil Schraeder of Hacker, Nelson and Co., P.C., gave the update. He noted that work is progressing and added that he has received good cooperation from Special Deputy Auditor Loyce Dumke and the auditor’s staff.

Wed
18
Nov

Veterans Day Program honors local men and women


Front from left are veteran recipients of Quilts of Valor Robert Ferguson, Lorimer Olson, Forrest Thein, Chuck Siebrecht, John Meyer; second row, Allan Wright, Don Koss, Harlan Backhaus, Ronald Judkins, Sr.; third row, Larry Moser, Lanny Kuehl, Derek A. Moser, Sr.; fourth row, Roger Leonard, Michael Schmelzer, Isaac Franzen; fifth row, Randolph Gohde, Gerald Frye, Tammy Sylvester; last row, Dave Broxson, Gail Judkins Broxson, and Kenneth McClellan. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Clayton Ridge High School gymnasium overflowed with red, white, and blue on Veterans Day as community members, students, faculty, and families gathered to honor area vets. The 90-minute ceremony, led by Dennis Hanna, featured music by the German Band and members of the school band, and songs sung by faculty and retired faculty members. 

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