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Wed
11
Oct

Salem witch trials topic of Oct. 19 program

By Caroline Rosacker

Discover the real story behind the Salem Witch Trials when historian Kathy Wilson presents The Devil Has My Consent: The Real Story Behind the Salem Witch Trials 1692-1693.

Wilson's presentation is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building auditorium in conjunction with Ghoul's Night Out. The Guttenberg Public Library Foundation is sponsoring the program.

Wed
04
Oct

U.A. Fall Chill presents Beatlemania


Sgt. Pepper is on the loose and excited for Umbrella Arts Fall Chill event "Beatlemania! A Tribute to the Fab Four" at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. From left are Julie Rastetter, Gloria Britten, Sue Osterhaus and M.J. Smith. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts is pleased to announce plans for their annual Fall Chill event "Beatlemania! A Tribute to the Fab Four." 

Ralph Kluseman and Johnnie Walker will collaborate to present the musical tribute to the Beatles beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg, with an intermission costume contest. 

Wed
04
Oct

Inn at Motor Mill restoration complete


The main floor at the newly-restored Inn at Motor Mill is used as a visitor center, gift shop, public restroom and foundation office, and is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays (May-Oct). (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A Sunday drive on a crisp fall day is the perfect opportunity to visit northeast Iowa's Motor Mill.

A pin-connected Pratt through-truss steel bridge built in 1899, and later rebuilt in 2012, accompanies the historic six-story limestone flouring mill, and four related stone buildings dating from the late 1860’s. One of the four structures (a must see) is the newly restored three-story Motor Mill Inn. 

Wed
04
Oct

Utilities Board approves underground electric project

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has issued an order approving a petition for a franchise to construct, maintain, and operate a new electric transmission line in Iowa by SOO Green HVDC Link ProjectCo, LLC (SOO Green). 

The project will pass through Guttenberg and will be buried on or along the railroad line.

Wed
27
Sep

$2.7M Family Resource Center project public forums

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Economic and Industrial Development Committee (GEIDC) in cooperation with the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinic (GMHC) Family Resource Center (FRC) have been awarded a $2.7 million Iowa Innovation Non-Profit Assistance Grant.

GEIDC applied for the grant money in Sept. 2022 following Iowa Governor Reynold's announcement of $40 million in grant funding for 24 projects intended to expand services to help more Iowans. 

Wed
27
Sep

Volunteer gardener still going strong


June Zhiss volunteers her time and talent to care for two community gardens in addition her own. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Even when weather conditions are favorable planting, watering, weeding, and caring for a flowerbed is hard work. This summer's excessive heat, humidity, and lack of rain have sent dedicated gardeners scrambling to keep precious plants alive. 

Wed
27
Sep

Candidates file for municipal and school board seats

By Shelia Tomkins

The filing period for those running for city and school offices closed on Thursday, Sept. 21, and the Clayton County Commissioner of Elections has announced the following candidates.

Guttenberg city council: Two incumbents will be running unopposed for two seats on the Guttenberg city council: Austin Greve and Jane Parker. 

Wed
20
Sep

Friends groups support new use for historic buildings


St. Mary’s Convent (above) and School are two historic buildings that contribute to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Historic District. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

Submitted by Chris Schoen

Parishioners and other members of the broader Clayton County community have recently organized the Friends of St. Mary’s of Guttenberg. This non-profit 501c(3) organization is working with the St. Mary’s Parish and the Catholic Diocese to support efforts to repair, renovate, and maintain the former St. Mary’s Convent building so that it may be repurposed in ways that help address diverse needs in the city and county.

Wed
20
Sep

City council hears GEIDC building update

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Sept. 11, heard an update on plans to build a Family Resource Center, signed a contract with the Department of Natural Resources for south boat ramp improvements, and approved a $5,000 donation toward next year’s fireworks.

Thu
14
Sep

Generations Salon expands services


Generations Salon owner Lacey Ludovissy has expanded her business and added more services to the salon menu. From left are Jess Pealer, Lacey Ludovissy and Taylor Rastetter. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Generations Salon, 14 Schiller Street in Guttenberg, has added a stylist, esthetician, manicurist and numerous services to the salon menu.

Lacey Ludovissy

Generations Salon owner Lacey Ludovissy, earned her cosmetology degree at Capri College, Dubuque.

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