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06
Jan

Award-winning routines slated

The Clayton Ridge Drill Team will showcase its two champion state routines at the halftime of the varsity boys home basketball games on Friday, Jan. 15. 

The Jan. 15 presentation is the second of two that were scheduled this month; the first was held Jan. 5. The team earned state champion titles in Small School Prop and Small School Military, as well as the Judges Choice Award for its prop routine at state competition in December. 

Wed
06
Jan

Join the Mystery Mingle Munch Mob in Clayton County

Clayton County Economic Development and Clayton County Conservation have partnered together to bring Clayton County Communities the Mystery Mingle Munch Mob.

Participants can join this spring by signing up to be a part of the Mystery Mingle Munch Mob program, a monthly mystery tour in Clayton County.  

Wed
06
Jan

New parking in downtown Guttenberg


City employees are constructing a new parking lot in partnership with owners of the Dam Bar in Guttenberg. The public lot will provide 12-17 new parking spaces for the downtown shopping district. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Public parking will soon be available in a new lot located at 431 S. River Park Drive, just outside the doorway of the Dam Bar in Guttenberg. 

The lot, which is owned by the city, will add 12-17 new parking spaces for Dam Bar customers and anyone visiting Guttenberg's downtown businesses. 

Wed
06
Jan

New Year's opportunity for financial planning


Planning for your financial future can include giving back to the community, and Thrivent helps out by granting each of its members two $250 action team cards each year. The local Quilts of Valor organization used an action team card to purchase supplies to make handmade quilts for veterans. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The beginning of a new year inspires a fresh start for many endeavors, and creating a strategic plan for a financially stable future is one way to get 2016 off on the right foot. Kevin and Rabecca Hennessey of Thrivent Financial in Guttenberg believe their role is to connect faith and finances for the greater good, giving sound financial advice while encouraging their customers to make their community a better place.  

Wed
30
Dec

Deadline reminder for scholarships

The grade transcript deadline for receiving Dollars for Scholars scholarship money is Jan. 7, 2016.

The letters should include a grade transcript and a completed recipient form. The recipient form (CR Dollars for Scholars Recipient Form) can be found at http://www.claytonridge.dollarsforscholars.org under the Students and Parents link.

The letters must be postmarked on or before Jan. 7, 2016. Please address letters to:

Wed
30
Dec

New garbage contractor for city residential customers

By Shelia Tomkins

Effective Jan. 1, Guttenberg residents will see a change in the company that the city contracts to haul garbage. Kluesner Sanitation of Farley will begin collection residential waste, succeeding Waste Management of Prairie du Chien, Wis. 

The city council awarded the contract to Kluesner's in November after reviewing bids from other services, including the city's longtime waste hauler, Waste Management. In December, the city council lowered residential garbage rates by $1 a month, effective Jan. 1. 

Wed
30
Dec

GD&T membership banquet Jan. 11


Attending the 2015 annual GD&T membership banquet from left were Juanita Loven and Mayor Russ Loven, City Manager Mary Willett, and Mike and Brenda Landwehr, owners of Bootlegger's in Millville. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Development and Tourism will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, at the recently updated Guttenberg Golf and Country Club. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and presentations to follow. 

Wed
30
Dec

Active in Guttenberg A history of service for Order of the Eastern Star


Members of the Pearl Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Guttenberg celebrated their 120th anniversary in 2013. Seated from left are Joanne Finch, Borghilde Tuecke, Mary Ford, Barnabetta Cline, and Joan Walke; standing, Dennis Hanna, Jan Solomon, Gayle Hanna, Kay Becker, Jim Solomon, Cindy Moser, Susan Horstman, Wayne Thiese, and Janice Thiese. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series to highlight local groups and organizations that welcome members of the community and enhance our city’s culture. If you would like your group to be featured, please contact The Guttenberg Press.

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Wed
16
Dec

Barge company sues Pattison

A fire last year at Pattison Sand in Clayton has led to a lawsuit filed against the company by a neighboring company seeking $500,000 in damages for contamination related to the fire.

Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. filed the suit last week in U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa. The company claims that smoke and soot from a July 2014 mine fire tainted grain, salt, fertilizer and ag chemicals that the shipping company had in storage. Following the fire, Consolidated Grain and Barge says it suffered financial losses due to damage assessment and disrupted shipments. According to the suit, the company submitted an itemized claim for damages to Pattison but has not been reimbursed.

Wed
16
Dec

City council acts on electric ordinance, sets garbage rates

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 7, moved forward  on an amendment to the city's electrical ordinance, lowered residential garbage rates, purchased a truck and plow, and reviewed the city workers’ union initial proposal for the coming year.

Mayor Russ Loven presided with councilmembers Jane Parker, Dave Schlueter, Fred Schaub and Virginia Saeugling in attendance, along with City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Mike Schuster.

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