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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.

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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.

Wed
20
Apr

Coop ad opportunity supports new local commercial


Shannon Murphy, left, and Ann Durscher led a discussion with Guttenberg businesses about a cooperative advertising opportunity to promote Guttenberg during the 2016 tourist season. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Development & Tourism, soon to be known as Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, is once again offering an opportunity for cooperative television advertising to its members. Last year’s commercial, which aired 1,785 times throughout the months of August – November, also garnered 8,000 views online – enough to encourage repeat participants and attract the interest of new ones. 

Wed
13
Apr

City-wide garage sales May 6-7

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

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 this year. Everything you need to know about the sales, including addresses and listings of items, will be in The Guttenberg Press and The Trader.

Wed
13
Apr

City council covers lengthy agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

At a lengthy monthly meeting on April 4, the Guttenberg city council gave final approval to utility rate increases, approved 50/50 cost share agreements with two businesses, discussed pool issues, and heard comments about railroad crossing closures. 

Mayor Russ Loven led council members Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve through the evening's agenda. Also present were City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
13
Apr

Celebrating Iowa's most influential artist at Guttenberg Public Library


Actor Tom Milligan will travel to Guttenberg to perform a one-man show as Grant Wood on April 25 in celebration of the Iowa artist's 125th birthday. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa artist Grant Wood famously claimed to have come up with all his best ideas while milking a cow. Sitting on a milk stool must have been quite good inspiration, because he went on to paint one of the most well known paintings in the world, second only to the Mona Lisa.

Wed
13
Apr

Produce and friendship inspire young poet


Alex Simon presents Margaret Mackey with a copy of his award winning poem, Apples to Oranges. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The story of a local student’s passion for poetry begins with a produce lady. Margaret Mackey, who co-owned Mackey’s with her husband Milford, gave Clayton Ridge senior Alex Simon a nudge in the right direction when he was just six years old – and that nudge may have pushed him all the way to the All-State Speech Festival this spring.

Wed
06
Apr

City-wide garage sales May 6-7

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

Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is no longer a sponsor of this annual event.  The Guttenberg Press has stepped up to fill the role of coordinating the sales.

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.

Wed
06
Apr

Special session for city council

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting on March 28, the Guttenberg city council heard a presentation on a project in the Guttenberg Industrial Park, granted a perpetual easement for access to a highway business, and hired a part-time assistant for the city office.

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