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05
Aug

Polls open for "Best of Guttenberg"

By Molly Moser

The second annual Best of Guttenberg competition is being held in conjunction with Celebrate the Mississippi River and Guttenberg, scheduled for Aug. 7-9. Community members will once again be able to vote for their favorite burger, pie, and Bloody Mary in Guttenberg. Organizers from the sponsoring organization, Guttenberg Development & Tourism, will award certificates – and bragging rights – to merchants who are voted “Best of Guttenberg.” 

Wed
05
Aug

Researching river history California artist travels Mississippi in shantyboat

By Molly Moser

A rustic recreated 1940s shantyboat, a daring river voyage, and a meticulous archive of river stories: All are part of a multi-year art and history project, A Secret History of American River People, that brought Santa Cruz artist Wes Modes to Guttenberg in late July. Modes set sail on the Mississippi River to collect the stories of people who live and work on the river from the deck of his homemade houseboat. 

Wed
29
Jul

Mississippi Mud Challenge slated for Aug. 8

By Molly Moser

A Mississippi Mud Challenge will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, in conjunction with Celebrate the River. Organizers will lead participants in a series of comical strength, balance, and agility tests resulting in the crowning of Miss Issippi and Mr. Mud. 

Wed
29
Jul

Celebrate the River and Guttenberg

"Celebrate the Mississippi River and Guttenberg" will premiere next weekend, Aug. 7-9, featuring a three-day schedule filled with music, visual arts, storytelling, and fun family events that relate to the community's river heritage. 

Join in the celebration by attending live music by Dave Barton and Cathy Para, as well as Bruce Bryant as Carpe Diem, throughout the weekend. 

Native American artifacts will be on display in the Welcome Center all weekend, as well as an exhibition of Mississippi masterpieces by local artists at Shepherd Gallery. 

Wed
29
Jul

Climb aboard for tours and fishing with 10 Dam Fish!


Captain Dennis Hartig has logged over 600 fishing hours in three years on his twenty-foot Tidewater Center Console and will use that knowledge to lead his passengers to fishing success. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

For many, life along the Mississippi is idyllic. Fishing, bird watching, and leisurely boat rides are a favorite pastime for vacationers and locals alike – but for those without their own boats, the river can seem inaccessible. Captain Dennis Hartig and his wife, Susan, of Guttenberg, have decided to channel their river experiences into a business that makes those very experiences available to all.

Wed
29
Jul

Local fundraisers to provide entertainment this weekend


Minneapolis band Jonah and the Whales will play at Lakeside Ballroom on Friday, July 31, as part of a fundraising effort for the Guttenberg swimming pool. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg area residents will have the opportunity to contribute to two fundraisers this weekend, with entertainment at Lakeside Ballroom on Friday, July 31, and an Alzheimer’s walk in the park on Saturday morning. 

Wed
22
Jul

Guttenberg EMS receives critical care authorization

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services have recently authorized Guttenberg EMS as a paramedic and critical care transport service. 

“This is a milestone in the continued growth of our ambulance service and our commitment to providing the best care possible to the community and the people that GMH serves,” states Kim Gau, CEO of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. "Not all rural access hospitals like GMH have the transport capabilities of a ground critical care service like we now have in Guttenberg.”

Wed
22
Jul

Four seats up for election on Clayton Ridge School board

The Clayton Ridge School Board will have terms expiring for four of its current members this fall. Election day is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Seats up for election  are those currently held by Dr. Jeff Hoffmann, Christine Aulwes, Janice Andregg and John Heying. 

Election papers may be picked up at the high school business office in Guttenberg, or from Mary Seifert, board secretary, from now through July 30. Papers must be returned to the Clayton County Auditor’s office, or to the school business office, no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2015.  

Wed
22
Jul

Principal Andy Peterson joins CR


New high school and elementary principal Andy Peterson is wrapping up baseball season in Lamoni, where he currently serves as head varsity coach and pre-K-12 principal. Pictured with Peterson from left are daughter Ava, wife LeeAnn, son Mack, and daughter Kaydence. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Following the retirement of Clayton Ridge superintendent Allan Nelson and the resignation of high school principal Kris Einck in early June, the Clayton Ridge School Board acted swiftly to fill two of the district’s most important roles. The board chose middle and elementary school principal Shane Wahls to serve as the new superintendent of schools, as well as continuing in his position as middle school principal. Winterset native Andy Peterson has been hired as elementary and high school principal. 

Wed
22
Jul

Tielbar ordination ceremony is Saturday, July 25


David Tielbar, formerly of Guttenberg and currently of Dubuque, will be ordained in his home parish, St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, on Saturday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. Community members are invited to attend the ordination ceremony. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

A Guttenberg High School graduate and member of St. John’s Lutheran Church will be ordained this month after completing his educational requirements and receiving approval from a committee of professors and spiritual leaders. The ordination service for David John Tielbar will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m.

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