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Oct

National Bullying Prevention Month


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Clayton Ridge fourth graders (from left) Colin Backes, Madison Meyer, and Mara Pierce share posters their class made in support of the school's anti-bullying campaign. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

She pulls a blue envelope from her pocket. It is postmarked and addressed to her office, but the return address has been left blank. The envelope arrived carrying a white sheet of computer paper, folded into a chunky square.

“I opened it up and I read it. It said that everybody is talking about me, and it was making fun of my body,” said a Guttenberg woman, recounting this painful experience. The anonymous letter targeted her weight, clothing, and hair, and repeatedly hinted that she was the topic of negative conversations among her adult peers.

An adult target is not the first thing that comes to mind when one hears the word ‘bullying’; however, the scenario is not uncommon. The workplace, with its power struggles and conflicts between coworkers, is all too often the backdrop for adult bullying. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), workplace bullying is “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: verbal abuse; offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating; and work interference (sabotage) which prevents work from getting done.” 

Wed
23
Oct

Fields of gold signal harvest time

 

The golden sun of summer has evolved into fields of corn that are now ready for the harvest in Clayton County.  Above, a farmer near Colesburg joins in the autumn ritual of reaping what was sown. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

Wed
16
Oct

Soccer season winds to a close

 

In the last soccer game of the year played in Guttenberg on Saturday morning, Oct. 12, Joshua Stade kicks the ball off his knee, looking to score the goal. (Press photo by Bruce Thein)

Wed
16
Oct

Autumn angler

 

Under a blue October sky, a Sunday fisherman casts a line in the Mississippi River at Guttenberg. Cooler temperatures and shorter days are summoning brilliant fall colors to the Wisconsin and Iowa bluffs in Northeast Iowa. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

Wed
16
Oct

Dr. Raul Ruiz reflects on life in Paraguay and Guttenberg


Dr. Raul Ruiz began working to support his family in Paraguay at age 10, and went on to serve the Guttenberg area as a surgeon for 14 years. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

Dr. Raul Ruiz served as Guttenberg’s surgeon for 14 years, from 1992 through 2006. He now resides in Waterloo with his wife, Mari, but has fond memories of time spent with the doctors of Guttenberg and their families. 

For over a decade prior to relocating to Guttenberg, Ruiz lived and worked in Eldora. Tim Wick, who was CEO of the hospital at that time, sent Dr. Ruiz a postcard with a picture of Guttenberg. “I decided to come because I wanted to do only surgery. The doctors were very nice, that was also part of the decision,” said Ruiz. 

Wed
16
Oct

Redecorated library to host open house Saturday


Library patrons are already enjoying the updated look. Suspense mounts as the date of the open house approaches and the library awaits new furniture. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

 

By Molly Moser

The freshly redecorated Guttenberg Public Library will host a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 19. The library was closed for several weeks while receiving its first comprehensive face-lift since the building’s dedication in July of 1989.

Wed
09
Oct

Pearl Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, to mark 120 years


Members of Pearl Chapter, O.E.S., celebrated their centennial year in 1993 with a float entry in Guttenberg's annual summer parade. (Photo submitted)

 

Pearl Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, of Guttenberg will mark its 120th anniversary with a program on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Masonic Temple in Guttenberg.

Following are highlights from the chapter's history, accomplishments and current activities.

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Submitted by Joan Walke

Wed
09
Oct

Homecoming royalty

 

King Dylan Preston and Queen Katie Fassbinder reigned at Clayton Ridge High School Homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 4. The Eagles varsity football evening capped the day with a 35-0 victory over the Bellevue Comets. For more Homecoming photos, visit The Guttenberg Press on Facebook. (Press photo by  Bruce Thein)

Wed
09
Oct

Nelson - Clinton families support school's music program


Create Control returns for their sixth performance at the Celebration of Life. The band has donated their time and traveled from the Twin Cities each year since the event was started. (Photo submitted)

 

By Molly Moser

The sixth annual Scott Nelson and Michael Clinton Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. The event is organized by the Nelson and Clinton families to commemorate the lives of two young men. In January of 2008, Scott Nelson passed away unexpectedly at age 42. In June of that same year, the family suffered another tragic loss – that of Scott’s nephew, 22-year-old Michael Clinton.

Wed
02
Oct

Clayton Ridge JV/Varsity football team

 

Front row from left, Dylan Preston, Kohle Helle, Coach Scott Kelly, Coach Barry Armstrong, Head Coach Nick Breuer, Coach Roger Bockenstedt, Coach Dustin White, Kris Ihde and Ryan Moser; second row, Luke Kann, Colten Rastetter, Zeke Andregg, Joe Kann, Colten Connelly, Matt Hansel, Alex Meyer, Jacob Kahle and Trey Roehlk; third row, Jace Moore, Jake Jensen, Thomas Meyer, Jonathan Klaes, Mason Palmer, Alex Simon, Dominick Knudtson, Jared Gerner and Michael Anderson; fourth row, Manager Taylor Schaefers, Joe Bebber, Cody Campbell, Breyer Witham, Sawyer Schmelzer, Robby Sweers, Colin Krapfl, Andrew Burgin and Gage Durnan; back row, Manager Spencer Helle, Austin Manders, Matt Scherf, Cody Simons, Jordan Perry, Matt Klaes, Andrew Houser, Matt Anderson and Cody Wilker. (Photo by Kari Harbaugh)

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