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Wed
27
Jan

Clayton County residents prepare to caucus on Monday, Feb. 1

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join Iowans across the state on Monday, Feb. 1, as the nation turns its attention to the results of the Iowa Presidential caucuses.

Voters from more than 1,700 voting precincts across the state will meet to select delegates to their respective county conventions. The 99 county conventions will then choose delegates for state party conventions, who in turn will subsequently head to the national conventions later this year.

Wed
27
Jan

Quick action saves Bussey Lake ice fisherman


River rescue at Bussey Lake A fisherman who fell through the ice on Bussey Lake, Guttenberg, on Jan. 21 is transported by emergency personnel to a waiting ambulance. (Photo by Toni Boardman)

By Shelia Tomkins

An afternoon walk along the river on a cold January day took a dramatic turn for a Guttenberg woman when she heard cries for help and became part of a rescue effort that saved the life of a man who had fallen through the ice.

Toni Boardman was walking  on the dike along Bussey Lake in north Guttenberg on Thursday, Jan. 21, when she heard cries for help. Looking toward the river, she saw a man up to his neck in the icy waters of the backwater lake, a popular spot for ice fishing.

Wed
27
Jan

Area nurses provide education and support for area survivors of sexual assault


Jenny Snedden, left, and Jen Radl, right, have been trained as sexual assault nurse examiners and have started a sexual assault response team for all of Clayton County. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Two area nurses are helping raise awareness about sexual assault in Clayton County. Jenny Snedden of New Vienna and Jen Radl of Guttenberg, both nurses at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, completed training as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) and have started a countywide sexual assault response team (SART) including nurses, advocates, the county attorney, and law enforcement.

Wed
20
Jan

Free counseling offered for new existing local businesses

Steven Horman, a professional business consultant, specializing in one-on-one business counseling and long-range strategic planning for business, government and non-profit organizations, will be in Elkader to provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling to existing business owners or to those wishing to start a business on Friday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clayton County Economic Development  Group office, 200 E. Bridge St., Elkader.

Registration is required for a one-hour free session. Contact Darla Kelchen at 563-245-2201 by Jan. 26.  

Wed
20
Jan

Hawkeye band member makes Rose Bowl memories


Jessica Klein of Guttenberg, a member of the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, took part in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl parade and field performances. Above, she poses with mascot Herky Hawk. (Photo submitted)

Note: Guttenberg native Jessica Klein, daughter of Jim and Carol Klein, was privileged to play in the Hawkeye Marching Band at this year’s Rose Bowl. She shares highlights of her memorable trip with Press readers.

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By Jessica Klein

Wed
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. 

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