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13
Jan

City council eyes employee sharing, new garbage contract

By Shelia Tomkins

At its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 4, the Guttenberg city council signed an agreement to share a school employee, reviewed the terms of its garbage contract  and moved forward on  a change to the city's electric ordinance.

Mayor Russ Loven presided with councilmembers Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Dave Schlueter, Fred Schaub and newly-elected councilman Austin Greve in attendance, along with City Manager Mary Willett and City Attorney Mike Schuster.

Wed
13
Jan

Iowa Hawkeye fans travel from Guttenberg to Pasadena


Andy and Mindy Reimer of Garnavillo traveled nearly 4,000 miles by car, round trip, to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl, enjoying stops at Universal Studios and in Las Vegas along the way. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa Hawkeye fans from Guttenberg traveled to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl on Friday, Jan. 1, experiencing a roller coaster of emotions from pride and joy to disappointment. 

Wed
13
Jan

Honors keep coming to the Clayton Ridge Drill Team


From left are drill team moms and dancers Kari Harbaugh, Calista Harbaugh, Nicole Schaefers, Noelle Hines, Taylar Wiedner, Hailey Peterson, and Candi Peterson at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

At 3 a.m. on Dec. 27, five Clayton Ridge Drill Team members and two of their mothers climbed aboard a Suburban to trek over 1,300 miles from Guttenberg to Orlando, Fla., to perform with hundreds of others from around the country during halftime at the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

Wed
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. 

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