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Wed
18
Oct

Energy assistance eligibility explained


NEICAC Family Service Specialist Christine Clagg offers in-person assistance to improve the stability and quality of life for individuals and families with limited resources. From left are Christine Clagg, and CCAP Operation and Development Director NEICAC Karli Schmelzer. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporations (NEICAC) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to qualifying homeowners and renters with limited resources for home heating costs and energy crisis situations.

"We serve Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties," noted Karli Schmelzer, CCAP Operation and Development Director NEICAC. 

Wed
18
Oct

Council enters closed session to discuss strategy

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 9, quickly worked through the regular agenda before going into closed session at the end of the meeting. 

Wed
11
Oct

Candidates vie for contested Clayton Ridge school board seats


Michelle Mertens-Dodgen

Sam Brandt

Thomas (T.J.) Pierce

Hunter Koth

Ellen Johnson

Shelly Mommer

On Nov. 7 Clayton County residents will have an opportunity to vote in municipal and school elections. The Guttenberg Press will publicize candidate interviews beginning with school board candidates in this issue.

The school board has five seats up for election, with seven candidates on the ballot. City council and hospital board interviews will follow in upcoming issues. 

 Michelle Mertens-Dodgen

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. 

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