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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.

Wed
15
Jul

Bluegrass music this Friday at River of Music in the park

Guttenberg’s River of Music, a free summer concert series for residents and guests, will feature music by The Friends of Backbone Bluegrass this Friday, July 17, at the band shell in the park along the river north of the school near China Street. The talented musicians will present a relaxing evening of music from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Concert goers should bring their own lawn chair or blanket and are encouraged to bring picnic baskets and coolers and enjoy dinner or snacks during the concert. Wine and beer are allowed. However, glass bottles are not permitted. 

Wed
15
Jul

City council July meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

At the Guttenberg city council regular monthly meeting on July 6, the council hired an engineering firm for the water main improvement project and discussed the current golf cart ordinance. Mayor Russ Loven led the evening's agenda with councilmembers Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Dave Schlueter, Fred Schaub and Virginia Saeugling in attendance, along with City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Water main project

Wed
15
Jul

Young Garnavillo author published


Author Elizabeth (Bergan) Nazarchyk wrote her book, Town of McLee, for her young daughters: Kaylee, left, age five, and Cara, right, age four. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Garnavillo resident and 2008 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School Elizabeth (Bergan) Nazarchyk is the author of a recently published children’s book called Town of McLee

While Nazarchyk hasn’t formally studied writing, she says she began writing books with her mother at a young age. “It was always just kind of a fun thing we did,” Nazarchyk laughs. “She began writing books for me because I always loved being read to and being the star of the story. After that I started writing books and reading them to her – it’s been an ongoing thing.” 

Wed
15
Jul

Shane Wahls hired as Clayton Ridge superintendent


After six years as middle and elementary school principal, Shane Wahls has been hired as Clayton Ridge Superintendent of Schools. He will also continue to serve as middle school principal. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

It has been a challenging and exciting year for the Clayton Ridge School District, made more so by the departures of high school principal Kris Einck and superintendent Allan Nelson. The school board has filled both positions – one with a familiar face, and one with someone new to the district.

Wed
08
Jul

Womenade potluck is July 14

A Womenade potluck will be held Tuesday, July 14, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the south pavilion in the park near the south Marina Visitor Center in Guttenberg. In case of rain or fish flies, the potluck will be moved to the visitor center.

Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share and to come and enjoy an evening of fellowship. Updates will be given regarding donations received and the distribution of those contributions.

The group is looking for more county-wide participation. Those attending are encouraged to bring a friend or neighbor.

Wed
08
Jul

River of Music returns this Friday

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg’s River of Music, a free summer concert series for residents and guests,  will return after a July Fourth holiday hiatus on Friday, July 10, when the Guttenberg German Band takes the stage from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The German Band has become reknown for its authentic German play list of polkas and other traditional melodies. The band was formed in 1986 to play for a polka mass, and then became the centerpiece entertainment for the community's Germanfest celebration for the past 25 years.

Wed
08
Jul

Acupuncturist joins Guttenberg's Riverside Wellness Center


Muni Ceulemans has been a practicing acupuncturist for over five years. He joins Riverside Wellness Center in Guttenberg this month and will be taking appointments every Friday. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

We learn as students that blood flows through our veins and arteries from our hearts all the way to the tiniest capillaries in our fingertips, and we learn that hormones travel through our bodies activating necessary processes. We learn that electrical impulses sent by nerves running from our feet to our brains will notify us of a pebble underfoot or a pain in the stomach. 

Wed
08
Jul

Free concert and percussion workshop on July 14


In addition to the New Orleans salute, Songs of Hope will present a wide variety of songs from all the countries of all the performers on stage. Their songs will range from U.S. rock ‘n roll to Turkish pop to Vietnamese and Bulgarian traditional songs. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Songs of Hope, a six-week, overnight performing arts summer camp in Saint Paul, Minn., for youth 10 years and older from around the world, returns to Guttenberg next week during their annual post-camp musical tour. 

Wed
01
Jul

Stars and Stripes Celebration July 3

By Molly Moser

Stars and Stripes Celebration organizers have planned a full day of entertainment for this Friday, July 3. Community members and visitors can expect a parade, fireworks, food, and children’s games. 

Community members and business owners are also encouraged to decorate their windows with red, white, and blue, contributing to the spirit of the Stars and Stripes Celebration, and to purchase honor ribbons for their loved ones lost and veterans of all wars. 

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