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Wed
12
Jul

Local Care Center hires new administrator


KayLee Ries (left) has accepted the position as Guttenberg Care Center administrator, and Lou Ann Wikan has provided guidance during the transition. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1968, Riverview Care Center, named the most modern nursing home in Iowa, opened for the inspection of the public on June 29 - 30.

The facility was purchased by ABCM Corporation in 1983, and renamed Guttenberg Care Center. ABCM has 29 licensed facilities in the state of Iowa, along with 22 independent & assisted living, including Eagle Ridge Independent & Assisted Living attached to Guttenberg Care Center.

Wed
12
Jul

River Museum to bring mobile tank to Lakeside


The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is set to present "Ocean Odyssey Mobile Touch Tank" at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg on July 14. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. (Photo courtesy of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium)

By Caroline Rosacker

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in association with the Smithsonian Institute is set to present Ocean Odyssey Mobile Touch Tank on July 14, at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. 

The event is part of the Guttenberg Public Library's summer reading program. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Call the library at 563-252-3108 to secure your spot. 

Wed
12
Jul

Organizations seek back-to-school items

By Caroline Rosacker

Shepherd of the Hills, St. Olaf, and Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center, Guttenberg are seeking new school supplies and monetary donations for their back-to-school fund drives. 

Shepherd of the Hills 

Wed
05
Jul

Woodworking and generous spirit keep him young


Delos "Pockey" Weseman (age 95) recently donated one of his meticulously-designed, hand-crafted checkerboard tables to River Living Center in Guttenberg. From left are Judy Ashline, "Pokey" Weseman and Virginia Roth. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Through the years, Delos "Pockey" Weseman has artistically designed and created hundreds of handcrafted checkerboards and checkerboard game tables in his garage workshop. 

"Originally, when I started 10 or 12 years ago, I made them to donate to St. Mary's Fall Festival," Weseman told The Press. "I will give them to anybody that has a fundraiser that I know of. They are not for sale. If they want one bad enough I will gladly give them one or two." 

Wed
05
Jul

Senior Wealth Manager opens office in Colesburg


Donna A. Kuhlman, RFC, LUTCF, Senior Wealth Manager with Cetera Wealth Advisors has moved into her new location at 325 Main Street, Colesburg. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
28
Jun

Meet this year’s Stars & Stripes Grand Marshal and Super Senior


Grand Marshal Mary Waterman remains involved in her community through volunteer efforts. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

Super Senior Ivanelle "Nell" Stone, soon to be 100 years old, wakes up each morning eager for the day. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce has chosen Mary Waterman and Ivanelle “Nell” Stone of Guttenberg, as this year’s Stars & Stripes parade Grand Marshal and Super Senior. 

Mary Waterman

Wed
28
Jun

Stars and Stripes fun & fireworks in Guttenberg this weekend

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg invites everyone to celebrate the nation's birthday at its popular annual Stars and Stripes celebration to be held this Friday and Saturday, June 30 - July 1. A fun line-up of family activities has been planned by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. This year's theme is "Adventure to Guttenberg."

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Wed
21
Jun

Plans for Guttenberg Dog Park move forward


Ray Black and family dog, Shelby, are looking forward to Guttenberg's completed dog park. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Fund-raising for a handicap accessible dog park in Guttenberg can now move forward following city council approval of a site adjacent to the wastewater building off of Dekalb Street  at the regular city council meeting on May 8. 

Chamber/Community Vitality Director Brandie Tomkins brainstormed the idea in late 2022 and sent out a plea for donations in January 2023. 

Wed
21
Jun

German couple enjoys Great River Road trip


Michael Thieme (left) and Christina Gulish of Cologne, Germany are on a month-long vacation traveling the Great River Road. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Traveling along the Mississippi River on the Great River Road is something many northeast Iowans take for granted. 

Michael Thieme and Christina Gulish, who live near Cologne, Germany, traveled to the United States to spend a month taking advantage of the scenic route, stopping along the way to experience the amenities larger cities and small, rural communities have to offer. 

Wed
21
Jun

Council okays salaries/wages, listens to marina concerns

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its June 12 monthly meeting approved employee raises, listened to concerns from marina lease holders, and heard updates on city projects.

Mayor Fred Schaub led the meeting, with councilmembers Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Steve Bahls and Michelle Geuder at the table; councilmember Mandy Ludovissy participated via speaker phone. City Manager Denise Schneider was also present.

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