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Reservations due May 26 for St. Mary/IC alumni banquet

St. Mary/Immaculate Conception alumni committee invites all those who attended St. Mary High School and St. Mary Immaculate Conception Grade School to the annual alumni banquet on  Saturday,  June 3,  at St. Mary’s Brinkmann Hall in Guttenberg.

The Heritage Room  opens at 4 p.m.  Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary's choir will present a prelude of songs showcasing "music of our heritage" beginning at 5 p.m. Social hour and dinner will follow Mass in Brinkman Hall.  Dinner tickets are $10.  

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May

National Small Business Week April 30 - May 6 in Guttenberg


Chamber Director Emily Sadewasser watched as Mayor Loven signed a proclamation of Guttenberg's support and joining of a national effort to help America’s small business owners do what they do best – grow their business, create jobs, and ensure that our communities remain as vibrant tomorrow as they are today. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Mayor Russ Loven signed a proclamation of Guttenberg’s support of National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6, as declared by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

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03
May

Rotary Club plans improvements at Big Springs


Guttenberg Rotary Club members hiked the trail at Big Springs, north of Guttenberg on Great River Road, while discussing potential improvements for the coming season. Facing the camera from left are Nancy McClellan, John Finch, Emily Sadewasser, Dennis McNeal, Austin Coon and Janette Simon. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Members of the Guttenberg Rotary Club gathered for their weekly meeting at Big Springs Nature Park along Great River Road north of Guttenberg on Thursday, April 27. New member Dennis McNeal is coordinating a Rotary project to continue improving the park with more visible signage, handrails, upkeep on the Rotary-sponsored park shelter, and potentially even a portable restroom.

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Apr

$1,000 tree planting grant from Black Hills Energy

Volunteers and community leaders in Guttenberg are partnering with Trees Forever and Black Hills Energy to plant trees that save energy, improve air quality, and reduce stormwater runoff. 

Black Hills Energy and Trees Forever's Power of Trees 25-year partnership awarded Guttenberg with $1,000 for a tree-planting project. 

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Apr

Chamber seeks basket sponsors

The hanging baskets that beautify downtown Guttenberg each summer need sponsors for the coming season.

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce's hanging basket committee is now making plans for flowers to be placed on River Park Drive, Schiller Street and at the city marina. 

Monetary help is sought to make the project possible again this year. Each sponsored basket and pot will have a small plaque that recognizes the supporting businesses or individuals. The investment per basket/pot is $45.

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Apr

Mental health awareness month May 16 mental health first aid course filling fast


Wearing green ribbons in support of Mental Health Awareness Month, from left, are Rachel Larson and Missy Holohan with Life Connections, Kari Harbaugh and Rose Boardman of the GMH Family Resource Center, and Mandy Ludovissy of Helping Services. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

One in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and County Social Services are hosting a free 8-hour course on mental health first aid (MHFA) for members of the public on Tuesday, May 16, at the Guttenberg Marina Center, 715 S. River Park Dr. 

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Apr

Sculpture project to feature cows


The cow sculpture project was inspired by a project done in La Crosse, where this photo was taken. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Once a cow pasture, now the centerpiece of Guttenberg – Ingleside Park has been loved by generations of locals and travelers. Just as the town is intertwined with the Mississippi River, it is nearly impossible to describe the city of Guttenberg without mentioning Ingleside Park. Yet in the early 1900s, the park so integral to the city’s character was thick with weeds, garbage, and dairy cows. In 1902 a group of eight visionary women formed the Ingleside Club and began to transform the pasture into the three-mile park it is today.  

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19
Apr

Connie E. Hanson

Connie E. Hanson, 67, of Garnavillo passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, April 3, 2017, following an extended illness.

Visitation was Friday, April 7, at Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien, Wis. and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Reverends Gary Hatcher, Darrel Garrietts and Wayne Ellingson.

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Apr

Eldora C. Ploessl

Eldora C. Ploessl, 82, of Guttenberg, formerly of Holy Cross, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Dubuque after her courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation was Monday, April 17, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and before services at the church hall.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries

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Apr

Martin C. Walter

Martin Christoph Walter, 75, of Urbandale, formerly of Guttenberg, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at Bickford of Urbandale Senior Living Center in Urbandale.

Funeral services were Monday, April 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Timothy Braun. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

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