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Wed
27
May

'Sit in the Scenery' sculpture project entries due June 15


Several sculptures have already appeared around town, including this set on River Park Drive from new resident Janice Adkins. Next door, Lori and Jeff Wallace are also participating in the project. To participate, sign up online at www.guttenbergcreativitycenter.com/summer-sculpture-project or pick up an entry form at the Welcome Center or Shepherd Gallery and Creativity Center. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Artists, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals of all ages are invited to participate in a summer-long community sculpture project. This year's theme is "Sit in the scenery." Participants are encouraged to create unique seating that will provide opportunities for conversation, relaxation, and appreciation of the beauty of Guttenberg.

"Sculptures can be as simple as a painted chair,” organizers say, emphasizing that anyone can participate. Contest entries will be accepted until June 15 (an extension from the previous June 1 deadline), but community members are encouraged to help beautify the city and celebrate the season by displaying – and sitting on – these functional artworks throughout the summer, whether or not they choose to formally enter the contest.

For those who do decide to enter, there are two categories. The first, traditional sculpture, includes new or recycled materials constructed to resemble a chair, bench, swing, or other form of seating that can be enjoyed and used by the public. Sculptures should be weatherproof, as they will be displayed in outdoor locations around town until October.

The second category is altered seating, for which participants may use a pre-made chair, bench, swing, or other object designed for seating as the base of their project and then repurpose or decorate the sculpture creatively. 

Wed
20
May

Dr. George Auer

Dr. George Auer, 86, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, May 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
20
May

Pool opening set for Memorial Day

Opening day at the Guttenberg Swimming Pool has been tentatively set for Memorial Day, May 25, weather permitting.

The hours that day will be: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. for laps; 1:00-5:00 p.m. open swimming; 5:00-6:00 p.m. for laps and 6:00-8:00 p.m., for open swimming.

Wed
20
May

Memorial Day tribute is May 25

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg area residents will pay tribute to veterans both living and dead at the community's annual Memorial Day parade and program on Monday, May 25.

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building. All veterans, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and anyone else planning to participate in the parade should meet at the municipal building between 9:00-9:15 a.m.

Wed
20
May

New charter service offers river tours


Captain Josef Vich is a self-proclaimed river rat, having fished and boated near pool 10 for five decades. After completing the long-time goal of acquiring his Coast Guard captain's license, Vich will operate Mississippi River Charters out of Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

With the arrival of warmer weather comes a new Guttenberg business that will make the Mississippi River more accessible than ever to those without their own boats. 

Led by Captain Josef Vich, Mississippi River Charters offers private fishing, sightseeing and cruising experiences on the upper Mississippi River. Groups of up to six people can board the 17-foot Montauk Boston Whaler for four or eight hour trips to meet the business, entertainment and recreational interests of customers in the Guttenberg area. 

Wed
20
May

River of Music concert series returns for second season


Triple Threat, a country and rock band made up of Jesse Moser, Steve Moser, and Scott Fischer, opens the River of Music Concert series on June 5. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Umbrella Arts has announced the schedule for their upcoming River of Music concert series. For the second consecutive summer, Umbrella Arts celebrates local musicians with 10 free Friday night concerts in the park in Guttenberg.

Last year, the family friendly event drew an estimated 1500 visitors over the course of the summer with musical groups like Sounds of Nashville, Friends of the Backbone Bluegrass Festival, Topp Flight, and Uncle Sam’s Band. Many of those bands are returning this summer for the opportunity to play an outdoor show alongside the Mississippi River. 

Wed
13
May

EMS benefit pancake breakfast

The public is invited to attend the annual pancake breakfast sponsored by Guttenberg EMS on Sunday, May 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the hospital conference room.

Those attending will also have the opportunity to tour the Lifeguard helicopter from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the hospital parking lot.

The breakfast will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice and coffee. A free will offering will be taken.

Wed
13
May

City council okays raises, mulls mandatory water connections

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular monthly session on May 4, granted raises to non-union employees, acted on mandatory water connections and decided to sell a parcel of city property. 

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Dave Schlueter, Jane Parker and Steve Friedlein through the agenda. City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster were also present.

RV Park easement request

Wed
13
May

Duwes celebrate 70th anniversary


The Duwes gathered with neighbors and family at Lakeside Ballroom on Sunday, May 3, to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, as well as their 90th birthdays. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

“The bride was attired in a white floor length dress, with a satin bodice, a full net skirt over satin and a sweetheart neckline. The long sleeves came to a point over the wrists. She wore a fingertip veil of fine bridal illusion and a gold heart locket, the gift of the bridegroom. She carried a bouquet of white carnations… The bridegroom wore a light blue suit.” 

Wed
13
May

Mock accident depicts consequences of drunk driving


Students look on as EMTs extract their classmates from the scene of a mock accident. In the background at left, a police officer gives field sobriety tests to underage driver Dominick Knudtson. At right, Hannah Anderegg lays covered on the hood of the vehicle after being fatally injured during a head-on collision. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A 911 call from Clayton Ridge High School came in last Tuesday, May 5, at 1:08 p.m. Dispatchers sent responders to the scene in front of the school, where two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on River Park Drive  met in a head-on collision caused by underage alcohol use. Students Dominick Knudtson, Hannah Anderegg, Colten Rastetter, and Nicole Breitbach were involved in the accident, as was Principal Shane Wahls, his wife Hilary, and their daughter Nicole. 

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