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Wed
11
May

Dental hygiene collection for Kenya

Helene Kuempel of Guttenberg will make her seventh and final trip to Kenya in June with Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Health Ministry, and her granddaughter Sydney Kuempel's will make her first medical mission trip.

Twelve medical team members from all over the USA will be working with Kenya Medical Officers (who have two years of medical training) to serve 2,000-3,000 people in remote villages for five to six long days. All medication and care is free of charge.

Wed
11
May

Short agenda for city council

By Shelia Tomkins

At its regular monthly meeting on May 2, the Guttenberg city council set a date to amend this year's budget, discussed the collective bargaining agreement and approved street closings for coming events.

Mayor Russ Loven led council members Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve through the evening's agenda. Also present were City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
11
May

Experts comment on airborne crystalline silica


Over 60 people attended last week’s meeting on air quality and the impact of silica sand on human health and the environment. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

There was standing room only at the April 28 meeting of the frac sand mining impact study group, where special guests Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy and David Osterberg of the University of Iowa presented findings on the effects of silica sand on air quality. Many Guttenberg residents attended the meeting, held in Elkader, alongside landowners and neighbors of the potential future underground mines.

Wed
11
May

Guttenberg author completes novel


Former Guttenberg resident Mary Mueller is the author of a new fantasy adventure book called The Secret of Berry House, available in hardcover, paperback and e-book. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Imagine being five years old, and suddenly your mother disappears one evening after supper. She went upstairs to check on a strange noise in the house, and she never came back.

As if that isn't frightening enough, for the next five years of your young life, you are left in the care of a wicked old housekeeper and her nasty, troublemaking cat. During this time, your once-loving father slips into depression, losing himself in his work.

Wed
04
May

Reservations due May 29 for St. Mary/IC alumni banquet

St. Mary/ Immaculate Conception alumni committee invites all those who attended St. Mary High School and St. Mary Immaculate Conception Grade School to the annual alumni banquet on  Saturday,  June 4,  at St. Mary’s Brinkmann Hall in Guttenberg.

The Heritage Room  opens at 4 p.m.  Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m., and a social hour and dinner will follow Mass in Brinkman Hall.  Dinner tickets are $10.  

Wed
04
May

School board sets last day of school

The Clayton Ridge Community School Board of Directors met in special session on Wednesday, April 27. Members in attendance were John Heying, Alicia Helle, Mike Finnegan, Kathy Ihde, Christine Aulwes, Jason Reimer and Ellen Johnson.  Also in attendance were Shane Wahls, Andy Peterson, David Schlueter and Mary Seifert.

Board members named the last day of the 2015-16 school year as June 1 with a 2:30 p.m. dismissal and teacher in-service days held on June 2, 3 and 6.  

Wed
04
May

Historic Preservation Commission welcomes youngest member


Logan Bries, son of Marty and Jane Bries of Guttenberg, has collected antiques since age nine. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

High school senior Logan Bries of Guttenberg recently became the newest – and youngest – member of local historic preservation commission. He keeps his own ever-evolving collection of antique objects and documents, and has a genuine desire to get involved in the community.

Wed
04
May

Dustin Eglseder endowment continues to provide


“The investment is astounding,” said Dustin’s sister Amy Clefisch of his memorial endowment. This year, the payout benefited Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center’s after school art program for students in grades 4-12. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After Dustin Eglseder was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2007, his family, friends and the community at large came together to support the young man. Dustin's mother Rose, his father John and sister Amy Jo recalled that the love and support they received from everyone was astounding. They wondered, "How could we ever repay everyone for all their kindness? We felt like it was time to pay it forward."

Wed
27
Apr

Alzheimer's support group observes five-year anniversary

By Molly Moser

When Guttenberg resident Dave Poggenklass lost his mother to Alzheimer’s Disease, he knew he wanted to help others in a similar situation. He connected with Joan Eulberg, of Garnavillo, whose mother also had the disease. Five years ago the two took a course through the Alzheimer’s Association and became the leaders of a support group in Guttenberg.

Wed
27
Apr

Clayton Ridge embraces change for 2016-17 year

Submitted by Shane Wahls

Superintendent/5-8 principal

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