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Wed
11
Oct

Two candidates run for open mayoral seat


Bill Frommelt

Sam Moser

Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with candidates for Guttenberg municipal offices in the Nov. 7 election. The series begins with the two candidates running for mayor. 

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Bill Frommelt

Wed
04
Oct

Parkinson's Awareness Walk Oct. 7 in Ingleside Park

The second annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk will be held the morning of Saturday, Oct. 7, in Guttenberg's Ingleside Park.

The event is hosted by the Parkinson Awareness Group of Clayton County in conjunction with Team Hope of the National Parkinson Foundation.

Participants are invited to register at the north gazebo on River Park Drive in Guttenberg beginning at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. There is no registration fee; free will donations are welcome.

Wed
04
Oct

County Pork Producers hold banquet, present awards


Clayton County Pork Producers crowned royalty for the coming year at their annual banquet held Sept. 30 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. From left are 2018 Clayton County Pork Queen Tracy Curran; 2017 Clayton County Pork Queen Megan Glawe; 2017 Clayton County Little Miss Pigtail Emme Wikner; 2017 Clayton County Pork Princess Macie Weigand and 2018 Clayton County Little Miss Pigtail Greta Scherf. See more photos in the Oct. 18 pork salute issue. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

The Clayton County Pork Producers held their annual banquet Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader.

The evening featured a pork dinner, door prizes, and a program that opened with the welcome and introduction of guests by Kristin Oberbroeckling.

A highlight of the evening was the crowning of Tracy Curran as the 2017-2018 Clayton County Pork Queen by the current queen, Megan Glawe. The new queen is the daughter of Raymond and Rhonda Curran of St. Olaf.

Wed
04
Oct

Hospitals focusing alternatives to opioids for pain relief


Sarah Derr of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative stated that most hospitals in the organization's pilot program stated that their institution didn’t provide education and awareness about the safe and effective use of opioids in the community. “We can do that,” chorused GMH staff Dr. Jeff Hoffmann, Joan Parker and Robin Esmann, during Derr's presentation. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Each day in the U.S., 1000 people are treated in emergency rooms because they’ve misused prescription opioids. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death nationwide, and 80 percent of heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers. 

“Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic,” said Sarah Derr, PharmD, of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. Derr presented at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

Wed
04
Oct

Alumni encouraged to reflect on swimming pool days


Amy (Eglseder) Clefisch, former lifeguard, is leading almuni efforts for the Wave of the Future Campaign. Her late brother, Dustin, was also a lifeguard and is pictured here with members of a Guttenberg diving team. From left are the late Travis Bolsinger and former lifeguards Ryan Eichten, Coach John Schutz, Nick Sadewasser and the late Dustin Eglseder. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Former lifeguard and Guttenberg High School graduate Amy (Eglseder) Clefisch is leading alumni efforts for the Wave of the Future. From its opening in 1970 to 2016, the Guttenberg Swimming Pool has employed 94 youth in its basket room, concession stand and guard chairs. 

Wed
04
Oct

LaVerne L. Troester

LaVerne L. Troester (Mrs. Oscar Troester), 93, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 29, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial was at Garnavillo Cemetery, Garnavillo. 

Wed
04
Oct

Stanley J. McLane

Stanley J. McLane, 87, of Dyersville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Thursday, Sept. 28, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville.

Wed
27
Sep

Update on school facilities and changes to come

Submitted by Shane Wahls,

Superintendent

Wed
27
Sep

Candidates file for city offices

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg residents will go to the polls on Nov. 7 to choose a mayor, three council members and   members of the hospital and park boards.

Those filing papers by the Sept. 21 deadline were as follows:

Wed
27
Sep

Autumn Chill offers chili, music

By Molly Moser

Umbrella Arts is sponsoring a new event known as Autumn Chill on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 3-6 p.m. at River Park Place Courtyard in Guttenberg. Live music and a chili buffet will be the focal points of the event, with proceeds benefitting the local food bank and the Wave of the Future campaign.

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