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Webster and Merrick to be honored in parade


Neil Webster entered the Air Corps a private and retired from the United States Air Force a 2nd Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Neil Webster, 94, of Guttenberg, was selected by the Stars and Stripes committee as this year’s Super Senior. Neil will be featured in the Stars and Stripes parade, which begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3. 

Wed
24
Jun

City receives two major grants for River Park Drive water project

The City of Guttenberg was recently awarded two grants totalling $300,000 for the replacement of water mains along North River Park Drive. Total estimated project cost is $380,000.

  The City was awarded a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant was made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a contingency fund. 

Wed
24
Jun

Storm hits Clayton County


Storm flips semi This semi truck was flipped on its side by strong winds that accompanied a thunderstorm that passed through Clayton County on Monday morning, June 22. The driver reported that he had pulled onto the shoulder of Highway 52 just north of Millville to ride out the storm when it lifted the vehicle into the air and flipped it on its side.The driver was taken to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and treated for what was believed to be minor injuries. More storm photos appear inside and on The Guttenberg Press Facebook page. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by high winds roared across Clayton County Monday morning, June 22. The Clayton County Dispatch Office reported its first call at 7:49 a.m. indicating flash flooding between Effigy Mounds and Marquette.  By 8:09 a.m. weather spotters were out in the northern portion of the county.

Wed
24
Jun

Friday, July 3 Stars and Stripes events

By Molly Moser

The official schedule of events has been released for GD&T's annual Stars and Stripes Celebration to be held Friday, July 3.

The first event that Friday is the Interact 5K run/walk, with registration at 8:00 a.m. in the north gazebo near the veteran's memorial. Proceeds will be matched by the Guttenberg Rotary Club and will be used to purchase a shelter box for those in need. 

Wed
24
Jun

City places new pool reconstruction on 2017 capital improvement plan; fundraising continues


After many months of meetings and discussion, it has been decided to put off repairs to the Guttenberg swimming pool until the fall of 2017, when an entirely new facility will be built. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

City Manager Mary Willett addressed members of the swimming pool committee last week regarding the ongoing planning for pool updates. “It has been determined through the long process that has transpired that the swimming pool project is on the capital improvement plan (CIP) for the city for the fall of 2017. We now know that the pool cannot be refurbished and the city will need an entirely new facility,” she said. 

Wed
17
Jun

Four Guttenberg men charged in mobile meth lab operation

Four Guttenberg men were arrested and a portion of Highway 136 between New Vienna and Dyersville was temporarily closed on Wednesday, June 10, following the discovery of a mobile meth lab in their vehicle.

A traffic stop was initiated by a Dyersville Police Department officer who identified Jason Schroeder driving a vehicle at approximately 5:37 p.m. The officer confirmed with dispatch that there was a valid warrant for Schroeder for possession of methamphetamine and then followed the vehicle north on Highway 136 from city limits until back-up officers arrived.  

Wed
17
Jun

Planning for Stars & Stripes on Friday, July 3

By Molly Moser

Planning continues for the annual Stars and Stripes celebration in Guttenberg, scheduled for Friday, July 3. 

The first event that Friday begins at 8:00 a.m. Clayton Ridge Interact students, sponsored by the Guttenberg Rotary Club, will start collecting registrations for their first ever 5K run/walk in the north gazebo near the veteran's memorial. Proceeds will be used to purchase a shelter box for those in need. 

Wed
17
Jun

New amenity with PnP Cart Rentals


Patty and Paul Wachendorf are Guttenberg natives who returned to the area in 2014 and have started PnP Cart Rentals, providing access to the city of Guttenberg to campers, boaters, and locals alike. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When the Guttenberg city council passed a new ordinance allowing golf carts to be driven on city streets, Paul and Patty Wachendorf saw an opportunity and seized it. 

Wed
17
Jun

Guttenberg commercial to highlight local attractions


An opportunity to participate in affordable TV advertising is on the table for Guttenberg organizations. Clockwise from left are Molly Moser, Emily Moser, Dave Brown, Jon Scherbring, Amy Ries and presenter Shannon Murphy with OnMedia Precision TV Advertising. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa is flat, a never-ending field of corn (or is it potatoes?) where all the people live on farms and wear flannel. As Iowans, we know statements like this are often made and only sometimes true – but what do we believe about our native state? Are we aware of all the entertainment and cultural opportunities in our own back yards?

Wed
10
Jun

Chicken dinner and dance at Plagman Barn this Sunday

Enjoy a Sunday chicken dinner  and country barn dance this Sunday, June 14, at Plagman Barn, located on County Road C7X two miles east of Garber or 10 miles west of Guttenberg.

The annual June event features  a homemade chicken dinner, dessert and beverages. Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. until all are served. 

Music by Keepin' It Country will be featured from 12:30-4:00 p.m. in the barn. 

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