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Wed
04
May

School board sets last day of school

The Clayton Ridge Community School Board of Directors met in special session on Wednesday, April 27. Members in attendance were John Heying, Alicia Helle, Mike Finnegan, Kathy Ihde, Christine Aulwes, Jason Reimer and Ellen Johnson.  Also in attendance were Shane Wahls, Andy Peterson, David Schlueter and Mary Seifert.

Board members named the last day of the 2015-16 school year as June 1 with a 2:30 p.m. dismissal and teacher in-service days held on June 2, 3 and 6.  

Wed
04
May

Historic Preservation Commission welcomes youngest member


Logan Bries, son of Marty and Jane Bries of Guttenberg, has collected antiques since age nine. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

High school senior Logan Bries of Guttenberg recently became the newest – and youngest – member of local historic preservation commission. He keeps his own ever-evolving collection of antique objects and documents, and has a genuine desire to get involved in the community.

Wed
04
May

Dustin Eglseder endowment continues to provide


“The investment is astounding,” said Dustin’s sister Amy Clefisch of his memorial endowment. This year, the payout benefited Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center’s after school art program for students in grades 4-12. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After Dustin Eglseder was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2007, his family, friends and the community at large came together to support the young man. Dustin's mother Rose, his father John and sister Amy Jo recalled that the love and support they received from everyone was astounding. They wondered, "How could we ever repay everyone for all their kindness? We felt like it was time to pay it forward."

Wed
27
Apr

Alzheimer's support group observes five-year anniversary

By Molly Moser

When Guttenberg resident Dave Poggenklass lost his mother to Alzheimer’s Disease, he knew he wanted to help others in a similar situation. He connected with Joan Eulberg, of Garnavillo, whose mother also had the disease. Five years ago the two took a course through the Alzheimer’s Association and became the leaders of a support group in Guttenberg.

Wed
27
Apr

Clayton Ridge embraces change for 2016-17 year

Submitted by Shane Wahls

Superintendent/5-8 principal

Wed
27
Apr

Couple discovers Guttenberg by boat, buys motel


Dave and Patty Schwarz are the new owners of the Guttenberg Motel. They happily greet guests from their freshly remodeled lobby, and are enjoying their new business. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The past six months have been a whirlwind for Patty and Dave Schwarz. On Oct. 26, they sold their Clinton moving company after 25 years in business. Two days later, they purchased the Guttenberg Motel. Both Patty and Dave were raised in Clinton and while it had always been their home, they were ready to make a change.

Wed
27
Apr

New cafe and market scheduled to open May 2


Matt and Beth Sadewasser are set to open their new business, Sodes Green Acre Country Market and Cafe, on Monday, May 2. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The highly anticipated opening of a new restaurant in Guttenberg is scheduled for Monday, May 2, when Sodes Green Acre Country Market and Café will begin offering a unique combination of locally produced goods from food and spirits to handmade gifts.

Wed
20
Apr

City-wide garage sales May 6-7...Get a free cupcake when you advertise your garage sale

The Guttenberg spring city-wide garage sales will be held Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7.

Plan now to advertise your sale in the May 4 issue of The Guttenberg Press. All ads will appear grouped together, and will also appear in The Trader (23,000 circulation) as well as on The Press website: www.guttenbergpress.com.

Maps with listings are not being offered. Everything you need to know about the sales, including addresses and listings of items, will be in The Guttenberg Press and The Trader.

Wed
20
Apr

School board restructures campuses; early-outs moved to Fridays

Following an April 14 work session to hear facility assessment costs from ICAT (Iowa Construction Advocacy Team) and Estes Construction, the Clayton Ridge School Board of Directors opened a public budget hearing and school calendar hearing. 

Business manager Dave Schlueter presented the proposed 2016-17 certified district budget with total expenditures of $11,371,447. Tax rates were as follows: general fund - $3,006,949, management fund - $125,000, voted physical plant and equipment - $212,095, and regular physical plant and equipment - $104,465.  The total taxable valuation is $305,271,721 and the tax levy rate is $11.22/per $1,000 taxable valuation.

Wed
20
Apr

Panel to discuss mortality issues


Pastor Penny Hansel, who has served at United Methodist churches in Collins, Loring, McGregor and Guttenberg and has had many encounters with hospice, will join the panel discussion April 26. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A free panel discussion on the bestseller Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Happens in the End by Atul Gawande will be held on Tuesday, April 26, at Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living in Guttenberg. Dr. Andrew Smith, Pastor Penny Hansel, Nancy Heitman, RN, BSN, and Julie Fagner of Crossing Rivers Hospice will sit on the panel with Mayor Russ Loven moderating.

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