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09
Oct

Nelson - Clinton families support school's music program


Create Control returns for their sixth performance at the Celebration of Life. The band has donated their time and traveled from the Twin Cities each year since the event was started. (Photo submitted)

 

By Molly Moser

The sixth annual Scott Nelson and Michael Clinton Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The event is organized by the Nelson and Clinton families to commemorate the lives of two young men. In January of 2008, Scott Nelson passed away unexpectedly at age 42. In June of that same year, the family suffered another tragic loss – that of Scott’s nephew, 22-year-old Michael Clinton.

Wed
02
Oct

Clayton Ridge JV/Varsity football team

 

Front row from left, Dylan Preston, Kohle Helle, Coach Scott Kelly, Coach Barry Armstrong, Head Coach Nick Breuer, Coach Roger Bockenstedt, Coach Dustin White, Kris Ihde and Ryan Moser; second row, Luke Kann, Colten Rastetter, Zeke Andregg, Joe Kann, Colten Connelly, Matt Hansel, Alex Meyer, Jacob Kahle and Trey Roehlk; third row, Jace Moore, Jake Jensen, Thomas Meyer, Jonathan Klaes, Mason Palmer, Alex Simon, Dominick Knudtson, Jared Gerner and Michael Anderson; fourth row, Manager Taylor Schaefers, Joe Bebber, Cody Campbell, Breyer Witham, Sawyer Schmelzer, Robby Sweers, Colin Krapfl, Andrew Burgin and Gage Durnan; back row, Manager Spencer Helle, Austin Manders, Matt Scherf, Cody Simons, Jordan Perry, Matt Klaes, Andrew Houser, Matt Anderson and Cody Wilker. (Photo by Kari Harbaugh)

Wed
02
Oct

Equitability is the goal of Clayton County Assessor's office


Clayton County Assessor Andy Loan, left, works closely with Deputy Assessor Darren Matthew. Not pictured are Linda Werger, office manager/GIS; Jill Bries, deeds clerk; and Kim Vorwald, computer clerk. The office can be reached by phone at 245-2533, or email at aloan@claytoncountyia.gov. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

“We want to work with property owners, not against them. Our goal is to make assessments fair and equitable,” says Clayton County Assessor Andy Loan. As the county assessor, he is tasked with the responsibility of assessing approximately 29,000 parcels of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural property in Clayton County every other year, and the ongoing fieldwork that requires.

Wed
02
Oct

Nationwide Manufacturing Day Area manufacturers seek to educate the community


Mobile Track Solutions and Caterpillar of Elkader will host a joint open-house event on Friday, Oct. 4, in honor of Manufacturing Day. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Remember that infamous scene from the 1950s hit I Love Lucy, where Lucy and Ethel get jobs on a chocolate assembly line? The line starts running faster and faster, and the girls frantically stuff chocolates in any available pocket (mouths included) to keep up. This outdated assembly line scene is just one of many misperceptions Manufacturing Day seeks to dispel.

Wed
02
Oct

Painting in the sky

 

Guttenberg's water tower is undergoing maintenance work that includes exterior and interior painting and cleaning. Above, a crew from Utility Service Co. was on the scene Sept. 26  applying lettering atop a fresh coat of bright white paint. Other work includes the installation of a water circulator in the 150,000-gallon tank to improve water quality and prevent ice from forming inside the tank. The city recently entered into a 10-year $135,000 tower maintenance contract with USC that will help extend the life of the tower, built in 1986. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Roth)

Wed
25
Sep

Plagman Barn Show Days

 

Visitors to Plagman Barn Show Days this past weekend saw many exhibits and demonstrations from farm life in an earlier era. Above, a restored 1912 steam engine made an impressive sight. For more photos, see inside or visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

Wed
25
Sep

You Be the Judge beer and winemaking contest winners


Germanfest visitors tasted entries from commercial wineries and breweries, as well as offerings from amateur vintners and brewers. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

 

More than 150 Germanfest guests sampled blueberry rhubarb wine and Scottish Ale in a “peoples choice” competition that featured 23 local amateurs with five commercial wineries as well as Potosi Brewery. 

Guttenberg’s own PromiseLand Winery took first place in the commercial wine division with their new release of Cabin Fever. Second went to Eagles Landing Winery for Campfire Hootch. 

Wed
25
Sep

Guttenberg celebrates its German heritage

 

Live music, great food, brew, contests and more attracted a large crowd to  the 23rd annual Germanfest in downtown Guttenberg on Sept. 20-21. The Silbertaler Trio, from left, Tim Fees, Roland Peterman and Dr. Fred Isaak, were among the entertainers.  For more photos, see an inside page or visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

Wed
25
Sep

Signs of hope on river eco-cruises


Big Blue Sky Band entertained passengers aboard two eco cruises that departed from Guttenberg's marina last Sunday. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

The Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network (CAN), in partnership with Maiden Voyage Tours, hosted two free Mississippi River eco-cruises on Sept. 15. Local food producers offered samples of their products, and the Big Blue Sky Band provided musical entertainment. Brian Gibbs, Clayton County Naturalist and president of Clayton County CAN, welcomed passengers with a story of inspiration. 

Wed
18
Sep

Guttenberg celebrates its heritage at annual Germanfest this weekend


Welcome from Princess Heidi 2013 Princess Heidi (Katy Geuder) invites everyone to attend this year's Germanfest celebration this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

 

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg will celebrate its German heritage during its 23nd annual Germanfest celebration which begins Friday evening, Sept. 20, and continues throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s line-up of musical entertainment is exceptional from beginning to end.

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