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Wed
22
Feb

City council sets March budget hearing

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Feb. 13 set a public hearing for next year's budget,  heard an update on the dog park and approved membership in the County Emergency Response Team.

Mayor Fred Schaub led councilmembers Michelle Geuder, Steve Bahls, Jane Parker, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy through the agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

Wed
15
Feb

Solar transformation assisted by CCED


Steve and Dr. Michelle Dikkers switched to solar energy to power their home, and were grateful for the assistance they received from the Clayton County Energy District. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A chance encounter while dining out was the catalyst that prompted Steve and Dr. Michele Dikkers to install a solar energy system for their home. Steve, a retired Clayton Ridge science teacher, has always been interested in energy and land conservation. 

"My wife and I were dining out in Dubuque and the waitress approached our table and asked, 'Where was the popcorn ball invented?" he began.

Wed
15
Feb

Sophomore class shares “flash fiction”

Mrs. Scott's sophomore English class composed “flash fiction” stories. Each story is comprised of 250 words or less. The following submissions were voted the top four stories by the students classmates. 

A Search for Happiness

By Caleb Lawrence

Wed
15
Feb

County Energy District open house Feb. 17

The Clayton County Energy District will host an Energy Burden Relief Open House & Listening Post on Friday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Keystone AEA, 1400 Second Street NW, in Elkader.

The event will showcase local clean energy success stories, provide opportunities to speak with energy experts and clean energy contractors, and share resources available to relieve energy burdens (i.e., utility rebates, major Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) cash incentives, 30% solar and heat pump tax credits, and more). 

Wed
08
Feb

Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home changes hands


Brock and Darris Morris of Manchester purchased Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services on Jan. 31, 2023. From left are Brock and Darris Morris, and former owners Joy and Bill Allyn. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

After over 75 years in the mortuary business, Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services, located at 201 S. 1st Street in Guttenberg is pleased to announce the sale of their third-generation business to Brock and Darris Morris of Manchester. 

Tuecke-Allyn would like to thank the community for their loyal support throughout the years. 

Wed
08
Feb

Married seventy-three years and counting


Iris and Robert "Bob" Dohse of Clayton celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Jan. 28, 2023. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In honor of Valentine's Day The Guttenberg Press would like to share the story of a love that lasts.

Iris and Robert "Bob" Dohse met over 73 years ago at the McGregor Hotel Restaurant owned by Bob's mother. Iris had her own beauty shop in the hotel complex and admired her future husband while she watched him peel potatoes. 

Wed
01
Feb

Recreational pickleball at school


All are welcome to play indoor pickleball each Monday and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Ridge gymnasium. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many of the same elements as tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and is gaining popularity in the United States. The Association of Pickleball Professionals reported from August 2021 to August 2022 more than 36.5 million people played pickleball. 

Wed
01
Feb

Paws on Your Heart success stories


This fall ITAVARR took in four pups diagnosed with parvovirus, a deadly disease that is expensive and time-consuming to treat. Through around-the-clock care at their foster home, and a dedicated veterinarian, all four pups were treated and survived. (Photo submitted)

Meet Ryder, right, a Treeing Walker Coonhound — sweet old soul overlooked by adopters for nearly a year. Then he found his perfect home with a dad who loves him and another coonhound for a sister. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Pet rescue services, of which there are few, operate with never-enough funding from a limited number of sources. Adoption fees cover only a small fraction of rescue expenses. Donations and other funding are needed to cover the rest. 

Paws on  Your Heart Pet Rescue Support

Wed
01
Feb

County paging, radio system replacement

Clayton County 911 Service Board contracted with MCM Consulting Group, Inc. in January of 2022 to evaluate the existing public safety paging and radio system. This project also identified the needs, improvements, and opportunities for replacement of the infrastructure.

“The goal is to increase coverage and reliability for our public safety partners,” said a spokesperson for the Clayton County Board of Supervisors and the 911 Service Board.

Wed
25
Jan

Press asks: What are you currently reading?


A large selection of books is available to check out or purchase from the used book sale at The Guttenberg Public Library located at 603 S. 2nd St. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Reading is a popular winter pastime and can improve brain connectivity, increase your vocabulary and comprehension, empower you to become more empathetic, aid in sleep readiness, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce symptoms of depression, and prevent cognitive decline. 

The Guttenberg Press recently polled some of their subscribers and known readers, and asked, "What book are you currently reading?" Their responses are listed in alpha order.

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