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Wed
19
Jul

Location still to be decided for public art project

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg was one of 15 towns chosen to participate in an Our Town grant from the National Endowment of the Arts awarded to Northeast Iowa RC&D, leading to the recent discussion of where to place a large sculpture within Guttenberg’s city parks. 

Wed
12
Jul

Additional info from pool committee

Note: Following a presentation by members of the Guttenberg Wave of the Future pool committee at the city council meeting on July 3, the committee passed along additional information addressing community concerns.

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The Pool Committee’s research over the last three years also looked at the following two questions.

1. Why can’t the current pool just be fixed?

Wed
12
Jul

Pool committee speaks to council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, at its regular monthly meeting on July 3, heard a presentation from the swimming pool committee.

Mayor Russ Loven led council  members Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve through the agenda. Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume was also in attendance.

Pool committee presentation

Wed
12
Jul

Troesters to be honored during July 14 Relay for Life


Fran and Al Troester, both cancer survivors and caregivers, are very involved with the American Cancer Society in northeast Iowa. They will be honored at the opening ceremonies of the July 14 Clayton County Relay for Life. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg residents Fran and Al Troester have been chosen as the honorary survivors and caregivers for the the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Clayton County to be held July 14 at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National. 

Wed
12
Jul

Violent intruder drill helps prepare for the worst


Students who played gunshot victims during the drill were removed from the school building and cared for by the Garnavillo EMS team. Visible at left is a student with an occlusive bandage on a chest wound, and at right is a student with a bullet wound in the abdomen. Both students were given basic first aid by their classmates while still in the school. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Barricading doors and applying tourniquets isn’t your typical middle school classroom lesson, but for Clayton Ridge students, it’s become second nature. During a violent intruder drill on Saturday, July 8, 50 students and teachers participated in an exercise that could potentially save their lives and the lives of others in an active shooter situation.

Wed
05
Jul

New concession stand dedication set for July 11, 6 p.m. at Vet's Field

Submitted by Dan Pierce

Turkey and dressing sandwiches... I know, it makes my mouth water just thinking about them, too. On numerous occasions my grandma, Betty Schmitt, whipped up a roaster or two of turkey and dressing sandwiches and donated it to a youth or adult baseball/softball tournament held at one of the ball fields in Guttenberg.

Wed
05
Jul

GMH makes affiliation decision


After narrowing the field down from 18 over nine months, the Strategic Partnerships Task Force could not come to a consensus about which of two potential partners to recommend to the GMH board. Following a thorough discussion, the board voted 3-2 in favor of pursuing a partnership with Mercy Health Network. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Last week, after nine months of research and discussion, the Strategic Partnerships Task Force presented its recommendation to the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital board and city council on June 29. About 20 additional hospital staff and community members waited anxiously for the task force to begin their presentation. 

Wed
05
Jul

Supervisors discuss security at courthouse

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

Clayton County Sheriff Mike Tschirgi and Deputy Dave Tschantz met with the Clayton County Board of Supervisors June 26 to discuss security at the Clayton County Courthouse.  

Sheriff Tschirgi showed the supervisors a supervisory order from the Iowa Supreme Court that establishes a statewide weapons policy concerning the carrying of weapons in the Courthouse.

Wed
05
Jul

First energy district breakfast held in Guttenberg


Andy Johnson of the Winneshiek Energy District presented on energy districts and opportunities on June 23. The City of Guttenberg offers rebates on LED and CFL bulbs for residents wishing to make the update. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

In 2013, the annual expense for electrical usage on Guttenberg city streetlights and major security lights was around $13,000. The City of Guttenberg began updating all fixtures, sensors and bulbs that year with more energy efficient models, leading the way in Clayton County. “At last fiscal year, the expense was $4,060 – a savings of 68 percent,” reported Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume at the first quarterly breakfast of the Clayton County Energy District in Guttenberg on Friday, June 23.

Wed
28
Jun

Combat Veterans 4th Annual Benefit Ride/Cruise July 7 & 8

By Jane Thein

Registration for the 4th Annual Combat Veterans Ride/Cruise, sponsored by Eastern Iowa Chapter 39-3, will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 7, for the 11 a.m. pre-ride and 7-10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Elkport Campground for the ride/cruise. 

One donation of $15 per bike/car gets you everything both days, including food. The ride, open to motorcycles, cars and trucks, will make stops in Wadena, Monona, Guttenberg, and Colesburg.

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