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08
Jul

Acupuncturist joins Guttenberg's Riverside Wellness Center


Muni Ceulemans has been a practicing acupuncturist for over five years. He joins Riverside Wellness Center in Guttenberg this month and will be taking appointments every Friday. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

We learn as students that blood flows through our veins and arteries from our hearts all the way to the tiniest capillaries in our fingertips, and we learn that hormones travel through our bodies activating necessary processes. We learn that electrical impulses sent by nerves running from our feet to our brains will notify us of a pebble underfoot or a pain in the stomach. 

Wed
08
Jul

Free concert and percussion workshop on July 14


In addition to the New Orleans salute, Songs of Hope will present a wide variety of songs from all the countries of all the performers on stage. Their songs will range from U.S. rock ‘n roll to Turkish pop to Vietnamese and Bulgarian traditional songs. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Songs of Hope, a six-week, overnight performing arts summer camp in Saint Paul, Minn., for youth 10 years and older from around the world, returns to Guttenberg next week during their annual post-camp musical tour. 

Wed
01
Jul

Stars and Stripes Celebration July 3

By Molly Moser

Stars and Stripes Celebration organizers have planned a full day of entertainment for this Friday, July 3. Community members and visitors can expect a parade, fireworks, food, and children’s games. 

Community members and business owners are also encouraged to decorate their windows with red, white, and blue, contributing to the spirit of the Stars and Stripes Celebration, and to purchase honor ribbons for their loved ones lost and veterans of all wars. 

Wed
01
Jul

County clock tower gets a facelift


The east clock face, above, after installation of new replicated clock hands by Rory Demesy of Mechanical Watch Supply in Minneapolis, Minn. The hands are gold leafed redwood, salvaged from a 125-year-old structure. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The wooden clock tower that chimes above the Clayton County Courthouse is undergoing a complex restoration organizers hope will be complete by 2017. In April, Clayton County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) applied for a second Historic Resource Development Project (HRDP) grant which, if received, will provide funding for beginning phase two of the clock tower repair scheduled for this summer.

Wed
01
Jul

Webster and Merrick to be honored in parade


Neil Webster entered the Air Corps a private and retired from the United States Air Force a 2nd Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Neil Webster, 94, of Guttenberg, was selected by the Stars and Stripes committee as this year’s Super Senior. Neil will be featured in the Stars and Stripes parade, which begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3. 

Wed
24
Jun

City receives two major grants for River Park Drive water project

The City of Guttenberg was recently awarded two grants totalling $300,000 for the replacement of water mains along North River Park Drive. Total estimated project cost is $380,000.

  The City was awarded a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant was made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a contingency fund. 

Wed
24
Jun

Storm hits Clayton County


Storm flips semi This semi truck was flipped on its side by strong winds that accompanied a thunderstorm that passed through Clayton County on Monday morning, June 22. The driver reported that he had pulled onto the shoulder of Highway 52 just north of Millville to ride out the storm when it lifted the vehicle into the air and flipped it on its side.The driver was taken to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and treated for what was believed to be minor injuries. More storm photos appear inside and on The Guttenberg Press Facebook page. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by high winds roared across Clayton County Monday morning, June 22. The Clayton County Dispatch Office reported its first call at 7:49 a.m. indicating flash flooding between Effigy Mounds and Marquette.  By 8:09 a.m. weather spotters were out in the northern portion of the county.

Wed
24
Jun

Friday, July 3 Stars and Stripes events

By Molly Moser

The official schedule of events has been released for GD&T's annual Stars and Stripes Celebration to be held Friday, July 3.

The first event that Friday is the Interact 5K run/walk, with registration at 8:00 a.m. in the north gazebo near the veteran's memorial. Proceeds will be matched by the Guttenberg Rotary Club and will be used to purchase a shelter box for those in need. 

Wed
24
Jun

City places new pool reconstruction on 2017 capital improvement plan; fundraising continues


After many months of meetings and discussion, it has been decided to put off repairs to the Guttenberg swimming pool until the fall of 2017, when an entirely new facility will be built. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

City Manager Mary Willett addressed members of the swimming pool committee last week regarding the ongoing planning for pool updates. “It has been determined through the long process that has transpired that the swimming pool project is on the capital improvement plan (CIP) for the city for the fall of 2017. We now know that the pool cannot be refurbished and the city will need an entirely new facility,” she said. 

Wed
17
Jun

Four Guttenberg men charged in mobile meth lab operation

Four Guttenberg men were arrested and a portion of Highway 136 between New Vienna and Dyersville was temporarily closed on Wednesday, June 10, following the discovery of a mobile meth lab in their vehicle.

A traffic stop was initiated by a Dyersville Police Department officer who identified Jason Schroeder driving a vehicle at approximately 5:37 p.m. The officer confirmed with dispatch that there was a valid warrant for Schroeder for possession of methamphetamine and then followed the vehicle north on Highway 136 from city limits until back-up officers arrived.  

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