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Wed
17
Oct

City council tables food truck ordinance and pool change

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on  Monday, Oct. 6, again discussed revisions to an ordinance governing mobile food vendors, tabled a design change request for the new pool bathhouse, and approved the purchase of a new ambulance.

Wed
17
Oct

Costume contest planned for Ghouls and Goblins Night Out


Get in the spirit of Halloween this Thursday evening when Guttenberg businesses welcome all ghouls and goblins during a special shopping event. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg merchants are getting into the Halloween spirit once again with Ghouls and Goblins Night Out. The eighth annual event, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, gives adults the opportunity to celebrate Halloween and support Guttenberg businesses. This year's event features a new twist — a costume contest with prizes.

Wed
17
Oct

Pastor Shane Anderson is Guttenberg's first police chaplain


Pastor Shane Anderson was recently appointed chaplain for the Guttenberg Police Department. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins

Pastor Shane Anderson of Guttenberg, who serves St. John's Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran Churches, recently stepped into an additional role — chaplain for the Guttenberg Police Department. He was appointed to the newly-created position by the city council in June.

"We are pleased to have Pastor Shane as our police chaplain," commented Police Chief George Morteo. "He will be a valuable asset to our department as we serve the community."

Wed
10
Oct

Alzheimers Disease and their caregivers


At the Guttenberg Care Center, from left, Kay Bailey, Dr. Janette Simon and Jimmy Powers are skilled at dealing with the daily needs of residents who live with Alzheimer's Disease. (Photo by Ammi Hugo)

Contributed by Ammi Hugo

Most people of my generation secretly, and often not so secretly, express their fear of this disease.   Whenever we forget why we went to the basement, or stand in front of the fridge wondering why we are there, or find our car keys in the fridge, that diagnosis flashes in front of our mind's eyes. We are relieved if friends joke about their forgetfulness, or we read about normal signs of aging vesus signs of dementia and sigh with relief if we deem ourselves to still be okay.

Wed
10
Oct

Public art installation to be dedicated Saturday


Artist Victoria Reed, center, guides her walleye sculpture into position on Oct. 5, with help from city employees Steve Bahls, left, and Dan Pierce. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

"The Deepest Pattern,” a public art installation by Victoria Reed, will be dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in the park in the 500 block of South River Park Drive in Guttenberg.

Wed
10
Oct

Clayton County comprehensive plan draft available for public review

The public is invited to review a draft of the 2018 Clayton County Comprehensive Plan and offer feedback to planners.  

The plan provides information regarding housing, economic development, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, public facilities, land use and more, establishes a vision for the county, and identifies a set of goals and strategies to assist local officials as they make future decisions. 

Wed
03
Oct

Garnavillo businessman doesn't “balk” when it comes to giving


Garnavillo Mill owner Roger Balk is pictured with a wooden art piece made for him by the late Dean Priem. Roger shares his pride in school, community and country. (Press photo by Ellen Johnson)

Contributed by Ellen Johnson

When Clayton Ridge School was in the complicated process of moving grade levels to different campuses, Roger Balk, a 1976 graduate of Garnavillo High School, not only stepped up to the plate, but he did so without even being asked. 

Wed
03
Oct

Backwater to be inducted into MAMA Hall of Fame


Backwater will be inducted in the MAMA Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Playing in September at a car cruise dance at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg were, from left, Steve Dikkers, Scott Fischer, Ed Dvorak, Bruce Bryant and Mick Thein. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

The Backwater band of Guttenberg will be one of five bands inducted into the The Midwest All Music Association (MAMA) Hall of Fame at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Oct. 13. 

"Backwater is honored to be selected for this award," said member Bruce Bryant. "It is humbling achieving this by doing something we all love to do and would have done for free. Our thanks goes out to our family and our fans for their support throughout the years."

Wed
03
Oct

Blood drive set for this Friday

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood on Friday, Oct. 5, from 1-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 Pearl Street, Guttenberg.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.

Wed
26
Sep

Clayton Ridge School board news

The Clayton Ridge School board heard updates on the building project, received reports from administrators, and approved hirings and a resignation when members met in regular session on Sept. 13 at the high school library.

President John Heying called the meeting to order with members Christine Aulwes, Ellen Johnson, Kathy Ihde, Alicia Helle and Mike Finnegan on hand. 

An update on the current building project was given by three representatives from Estes Construction.

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