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Wed
26
Jul

Foundation names Executive Director


Newly-hired executive director of Foundation of Cornerstone Communities (FCC) Michele Von Handorf (left) and her lifelong friend Jackie Lee, FCC board president, are looking forward to working together. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Former Clayton Ridge Elementary School secretary Michele Von Handorf has accepted a part time position as Executive Director of Foundation of Cornerstone Communities (FCC). 

Wed
26
Jul

Celebrate Guttenberg set for Saturday, Aug. 5

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year's Celebrate Guttenberg event, set for Saturday, Aug. 5.

The day will begin with a free youth fishing tournament starting at 7 a.m. at the south municipal marina, with weigh-in and awards at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by The Guttenberg Motel; to register call Patty at 563-252-1433. 

Wed
19
Jul

Racing pigeon flies the coop – will he stay?


A handsome racing pigeon has flow into Guttenberg and captured the hearts of local residents. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A racing pigeon, newly named "Puff the Magic Pigeon," landed in Guttenberg at the home of Dale and Mary Barnes on June 25. 

Wed
19
Jul

Sunset Harvest Farm of Guttenberg part of RX FARM-ACY program


Sunset Harvest Farm proprietors Shannon Knaack (left) and Sara Davis are providing fresh produce for the GMHC RX FARM-ACY Prescription Program. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sunset Harvest Farm, LLC is a small-scale sustainable vegetable farm cared for by cousins Sara Davis and Shannon Knaack of Clayton County. The ambitious duo is excited to be part of the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) RX FARM-ACY Prescription Program. 

Wed
19
Jul

City council addresses short agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

Working through a shorter than usual monthly agenda, the Guttenberg city council at its meeting on July 10 heard reports on the Stars and Stripes celebration, listened to police chief concerns and heard a mayoral update on nuisance properties.

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

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