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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. 

Wed
06
May

Becker bequest provides site for Genealogical Society records


Bud and Myra Voss receive a check from Helen Medberry, treasurer, and Jim Steele, president, of the Clayton County Genealogical Society. (Pam Reinig photo)

The Clayton County Genealogical Society purchased Bud and Myra Voss’ real estate building located at 119 N. Main Street in Elkader on Tuesday, April 28.

The late Oakland and Irene Becker of Guttenberg, former Genealogical Society members, bequeathed estate money to a trust, for the purpose of finding a suitable location for the Society’s genealogy records. Oakland died in 1998 and Irene in 2012. As per the Beckers' wishes, the records will now be preserved and made available to the general public at this permanent location. The office will be open on a part-time basis after renovations inside the building are completed.

Wed
06
May

National recognition for Cornerstone Family Practice

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that Cornerstone Family Practice, a department of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.  

Wed
06
May

FFA banquet honors Zaruba and Ihde


Molly Andersen (left) and Rachel Anderegg present their new classroom leader Carolyn Ihde with flowers. Ihde will take over for Steve Zaruba, who will retire after 37 years teaching agriculture in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Mr. Steve Zaruba will retire this May after nearly 40 years teaching agriculture at Clayton Ridge. He attended his last FFA banquet as an instructor on Sunday, April 26. Students presented him with a special award and noted the impact he’s had on their lives. 

Wed
06
May

Cook family parents two sons and triplet daughters


Amber (Ihm) Cook, daughter of Linda and John Ihm, and her husband Matt are celebrating this Mother's Day with their five children. Front from left are Cooper and Collin, on laps are Corrigan, Cecilia, and Calina, with parents Matt and Amber in the back. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Last Mother’s Day, Amber (Ihm) Cook had two children, boys named Cooper and Collin. One year and a single pregnancy later, Cook will celebrate Mother’s Day in a family of seven. 

Wed
29
Apr

Spring city-wide sales May 1-2

Guttenberg's annual spring city-wide garage sales will be held Friday and Saturday, May 1-2. 

The Guttenberg Press is againserving as the sponsor of the event. This week's issue of The Press contains 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 23,000. In addition, ads will appear on The Press website at www.guttenbergpress.com. 

There will be no maps this year; instead, those unfamiliar with city street locations can visit The Press  website and download a city map. 

Wed
29
Apr

Recycled bottle cap fish mosaic introduced by Umbrella Arts


A colorful bottle cap fish mosaic will be on display at various places in the community, with its first stop scheduled at River Park Place, followed by the Guttenberg Bakery. (Photo submitted)

  Submitted by Juanita Loven

Umbrella Art President

Few knew that a historic venture was taking place at the Welcome Center on Thursday, Feb. 19.  The FIRST recycled bottle cap fish mosaic was being created by Umbrella Arts (UA) volunteers. 

The idea for a bottle cap mosaic came about when Mayor Russ Loven and Juanita were vacationing in the Corpus Cristi area of Texas in March 2014. Friends took them out to for fish at Pop’s Tavern in Lamar. The Lovens were fascinated by huge bottle cap mosaics mounted on two walls.   Thus, the idea to recreate such a mosaic in Guttenberg was born.

After almost a year of collecting bottle caps from local businesses and individuals, washing and sorting caps by color, and formulating a plan, the creative part of Guttenberg’s first bottle cap mosaic was  completed; however, we had to wait for warmer weather to apply the final epoxy bar-top finish to preserve it in all kinds of weather and circumstances. This was accomplished on April 17.

This is an Umbrella Arts project. UA member Jeff Dolan donated the 30”x90” hollow core door that the mosaic is mounted on, plus a stand to aid in displaying this piece of art.   

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