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Nov

Active in Guttenberg Local veterans honor the fallen at military funerals


From left are veterans Loris Kickbush, who's been active with the volunteer group of Guttenberg veterans providing military rites at funerals for 15 years, Charlene Andregg, 25 years, and Clark Bolsinger, 35 years. Veterans willing to join the efforts of members of the American Legion, VFW, and AmVets to honor the fallen should contact Andregg at (563) 252-2824. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

This Veterans Day, you may see our nation’s heroes dressed in their finest, carrying flags and rifles and responding to commands from a comrade. Those traditions aren’t reserved for Nov. 11. A dedicated group of Guttenberg volunteer veterans provides full military rites for every veteran who dies in the area. “The military funeral is our last farewell to a comrade,” said American Legion member Charlene Andregg, who gathers the men and women for each funeral. “All honorably discharged veterans are entitled to that.”

Wed
04
Nov

Supervisors refer Auditor issue to State Attorney General

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will have final say on whether or not Clayton County Auditor Dennis Freitag remains in office.

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors met Oct. 28 to discuss possible action against Freitag, and ultimately decided to refer the matter to Miller’s office to determine whether a Chapter 66 petition is appropriate. Chapter 66 of the Iowa Code covers removing an elected official from his or her office.  Only the Attorney General can file a removal petition.

Wed
28
Oct

GD&T to sponsor Trunk-or-Treat

Guttenberg's first annual Trunk-or-Treat will be held during Trick-or-Treating Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m. in the elementary playground. Parents and Halloween-spirited community members are invited to the Clayton Ridge Elementary School playground to participate in the first ever Trunk-or-Treat event in Guttenberg. 

Wed
28
Oct

County municipal polling hours

By Shelia Tomkins

Residents of Clayton County municipalities will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to elect officials. Polling sites and hours of communities in The Press readership area are as follows. For information on absentee voting, see the  Sept. 30 issue of The Press.

Guttenberg: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building.

Wed
28
Oct

Amphibians under surveillance


Kevin Hansen, left, and Jeff LeClere, right, check one of several traps they've set for mudpuppies along the shore of the Mississippi River. They'll continue to capture and study the unique amphibians throughout the winter, when mudpuppies are most active. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Mighty Mississippi undoubtedly holds many mysteries within her muddy waters, and one such secret is being uncovered this fall in Guttenberg. A slimy, carnivorous creature lurks beneath the surface, evading even those who know the river best. The ellusive necturus maculosus is extremely slimy, with lidless eyes and external gills. It has a head like a dragon, the body shape of a fish, and sports four stubby legs with four toes on each tiny foot. It can grow to be nearly 20 inches long and live up to 20 years. This fully aquatic amphibian is known as the common mudpuppy.

Wed
28
Oct

Active in Guttenberg Eagles Club celebrates 30 years of helping people


Guttenberg’s Fraternal Order of Eagles celebrated their 30th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 17. Charter members in attendance were, from left, Peggy Wolfe, Richard Schmitt, Steve Eglseder, Tom Engledow, Jay Fishback, Jim Eglseder, Dian Meskimen, Bill Hodges, Billie Smith, Sheila Smith, Gene Fischer, and Terry Eglseder. (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 the first in 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
21
Oct

Ghouls' & Goblins' Night Out offers prizes for Guttenberg shoppers

Ghouls' & Goblins' Night Out, a Halloween promotion coordinated by Guttenberg Development & Tourism, is set for Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m. 

Collect three receipts from purchases made at Ghouls’ & Goblins’ Night Out participating businesses for a chance to win $25 in Guttenberg bucks. Pick up an entry form at the Welcome Center or the businesses listed below and attach your receipts to enter

Wed
21
Oct

Wilker barn restoration nears completion


The Wilker family of rural Guttenberg worked hard this fall to restore their historic barn, originally built using all wooden pegs instead of nails or screws. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The grass is still green, but the autumn leaves are aflame at the idyllic rural Guttenberg home of Jim and Joan Wilker. A small stream flows along the edge of their backyard and a weeping willow tree hangs low. The Wilker family, which includes five children (and their spouses and children), has spent the past several weeks restoring the historic pin barn on their property. 

Wed
21
Oct

Clayton Ridge School Board swears in new members, appoints president

The final meeting of the retiring Clayton Ridge school board was called to order at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 by board secretary Mary Seifert due to the absences of President Kathy Ihde and Vice-President Janice Andregg. Members in attendance were John Heying, Mike Finnegan, Christine Aulwes, Jason Reimer and Jeff Hoffmann.  

Wed
21
Oct

Five candidates run for three seats on Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board

Janice Andregg

1. Why are you running for hospital board? I grew up in this area and have seen our hospital grow from a hospital, with a few rooms in a residence on River Park Drive, to the wonderful, strong, modern facility it is today. I want to work to make sure our hospital is here for future generations.

2. What do you see as the most important issues to address as a member of the board?

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