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23
Sep

Candidates file for city offices

By Shelia Tomkins

In municipal elections slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3, Guttenberg voters will go to the polls to fill two seats on the city council, two on the park board and three on the hospital board. 

City council: In an uncontested race, Austin Greve and Justin Trappe are running for two open seats on the city council. Incumbents Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker, whose terms expire at the end of the year, did not file for re-election.

Wed
23
Sep

Guttenberg city council covers lengthy agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council covered a lengthy agenda  at its monthly meeting on Sept. 14, held a week later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.

Mayor Russ Loven led councilmembers Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub, Dave Schlueter, Jane Parker and Steve Friedlein through the evening's agenda. Also at the council table was City Manager Mary Willett; City Attorney Michael Schuster was absent.

Wed
23
Sep

National Fall Prevention Awareness Day Sept. 23

By Molly Moser

September 23 is the first day of fall – and it’s also National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury for people 65 years of age and older, they are not an inevitable part of aging. That’s why the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is joining forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Coalition to take a stand to prevent falls. 

Wed
16
Sep

Investigation continues into three overnight burglaries

Investigation continues into three overnight burglaries in the Guttenberg and Garnavillo area.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8,  the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office received reports of burglaries to three businesses in the Guttenberg and Garnavillo area — Bob’s Food Store in Garnavillo, Rausch Petroleum in Guttenberg and the Guttenberg Country Club.

The burglaries occurred between the evening of Labor Day, Sept. 7, to the early morning hours of Sept. 8.

Wed
16
Sep

River Park Cruisers ready to roll


The River Park Cruisers will hold their annual car show, cruise and dance this Saturday, Sept. 19, in Guttenberg. This year's lead car will be a 1970 Corvette, above, owned by Delbert and Marla Reimer of Elkader. For details about the event, see Page 3A. (Photo submitted)

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Bob and Donna Hinzman

It's that time of year again for the 18th annual River Park Cruisers Car Show, Cruise and Dance, to be held Saturday, Sept. 19.

The day begins with car registration from 9 a.m.-12 noon, followed by the car show from 12 noon to 2 p.m. You can come down and browse through the streets on River Park Drive and check out some of the beautiful classic cars while listening to some oldies but goodies music. 

Wed
16
Sep

Plagman Barn improvements Show Days showcase dance floor, new bathrooms


Volunteer Larry Borcherding of Guttenberg helped saw cedar in 2014 at Plagman Barn Show Days. Cedar sawed at last year's Show Days was used in barn upgrades this summer. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

In February of 2013, Mel and Donna Christianson made an offer of $10,000 to the Northeast Iowa Farm Antique Association as seed money for an endowment fund. The Christiansons challenged the Association to match that amount in one year, and Fred and Ellen Phelps of Colesburg rose to the occasion. This year, for the first time, the organization began drawing interest on the endowment fund.

Wed
16
Sep

Les and Em's Drive-In reunion for staff and customers


Les and Em's Drive-In was owned and operated by Lester and Emma Aulwes from 1958 to 1978. A reunion for customers and employees is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20 at PromiseLand Winery in rural Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

In 1958, Guttenberg locals Emma and Lester Aulwes decided to buy a restaurant on Highway 52. For the next 20 years, they peeled pounds upon pounds of potatoes, made root beer floats, and sold burgers and fries as Les and Em’s Drive-In. 

Over the course of those two decades, the popular restaurant served hundreds, if not thousands, of customers and employed many young people from the area – including students who left school during the lunch hour to wait on customers. 

Wed
09
Sep

PromiseLand releases new wine


Pat and Cindy Wachendorf, owners of PromiseLand Winery in rural Guttenberg, will release a cabernet called Reminisce at Guttenberg's 25th annual GermanFest. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg’s own PromiseLand Winery will unveil a brand new wine at GermanFest during a special wine release ceremony. Readers may be familiar with PromiseLand’s Crazy Girl, Cabin Fever, First Crush, and other varieties of sweet, semi-sweet, and dry wines; however, this month PromiseLand will introduce something completely different.

Wed
09
Sep

Guttenberg commercial airing on major networks


In the co-op advertisement produced by OnMedia, Kevin and Rabecca Hennessey show viewers one example of all there is to do in Guttenberg. The commercial will air through November on major networks in northeast Iowa and parts of Wisconsin. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

“People say all we do is farm,” says a young woman fishing on a set of docks. “They say there’s nothing to do here,” a couple kayaking tells the camera. “And all we grow is corn,” smiles a woman walking through grape vines with a glass of wine. “We’re in the right place to make memories,” say a group of campers enjoying a fire. “Come see our view in Guttenberg, Iowa,” a young family suggests, standing on the levee with the mighty Mississippi flowing past. 

Wed
02
Sep

Plan now for fall city-wide sales

Guttenberg's annual city-wide fall garage sales will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26. 

The Guttenberg Press will again serve as the sponsor of the event. The Sept. 23 issue of The Press will contain a page with all the garage sale ads grouped together. The ads will also appear in The Trader, an advertising publication with a circulation of more than 21,000. In addition, ads will appear on The Press website at www.guttenbergpress.com. See the ad in this week's issue for details on cost and ad deadline.

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