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16
Sep

"Wisdom in Action" — the story of Sr. Agnes Marie


From left, Sister Laetitia and Sister Agnes Marie departing for India in 1927. Sister Agnes Marie was one of the first four members of the Medical Mission Sisters, a religious order created to provide health care for disenfranchised people. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Many people across the United States admire the work ethic of Midwesterners. Growing up as a member of a large farm family in rural Iowa required hands-on hard work. Everyone needed to pitch in to keep food on the table, clothes on backs and a safe roof overhead. People took pride in their homes and properties. Vegetable and flower gardens were weed-free and pristine. Farmhouses and surrounding barns were well maintained and sturdy. If there was a job to be done — it was completed in a timely fashion. 

Wed
16
Sep

Monarch tag and release event held at Osborne


A youth participant holds a tagged monarch butterfly ready for flight during Osborne Nature Center's monarch tag and release event on Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy of Toni Boardman)

By Caroline Rosacker

The monarch butterfly, biologically known as Danaus Plexippus, is a milkweed butterfly. The butterfly's beauty has earned it status as "King of Butterflies," acquiring the name “monarch." 

In recent years this delicate beauty has been in danger of becoming extinct. Human-caused climate change and habitat loss are now threatening the North American monarch with extinction. 

Wed
16
Sep

Auditor promotes National Voter Registration Month

Clayton County Auditor Jennifer Garms joins Secretary of State Paul Pate in encouraging Iowans to register to vote or update their registration in conjunction with National Voter Registration Month, which runs through Sept. 30. Additionally, Tuesday, Sept. 22, is National Voter Registration Day.

“If you have recently moved, had a name change, or have never been registered in Iowa before, please consider doing so in preparation for participating in the Nov. 3 General Election,” Auditor Garms said.

Wed
09
Sep

Hoyheim recipient of Golden Knights "Golden Baton"


The Army's official parachute demonstration team, Golden Knights, presented the Golden Baton award to Sgt. Kari Hoyheim following their demonstration jump at the Stephen D. Shannon Athletic Complex on Sunday, Aug. 23. (Press photo by Bruce Thein)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Army's official parachute demonstration team, Golden Knights, presented the Golden Baton award to Sgt. Kari Hoyheim of Guttenberg following their demonstration jump at the Stephen D. Shannon Athletic Complex on Sunday, Aug. 23.  

The Golden Baton award is a solid mahogany baton that is passed in mid-air between members of the team during their free-fall, and is awarded to deserving Army veterans at the conclusion of each show. 

Wed
09
Sep

St. John's/St. Paul parishes welcome new pastor


St. John's and St. Paul Lutheran Churches welcome Pastor Michael Ashman to their respective faith communities. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Gathering Christians need one another, but more importantly they need ordained ministers to lead the congregation from God’s Word. St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 203 Pearl Sreet, and St. Paul Lutheran Church at 214 South First Street,  in Guttenberg recently welcomed Pastor Michael Ashman to their respective faith communities. 

Pastor Michael Ashman

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09
Sep

Guttenberg German Band concert set for Sept. 26

By Shelia Tomkins

This year would have marked the 30th anniversary of Guttenberg's GermanFest celebration. Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce in July announced that this year's event is cancelled.

Wed
02
Sep

Yaddof hired as Community Vitality Director


Emily Yaddof was recently hired as Guttenberg's Community Vitality Director. She will work closely with an advisory team to develop and support businesses, encourage entrepreneurs, increase the tax base, and attract and retain young families. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small communities across Iowa have been struggling to support themselves as rural populations continue to decline. It takes vision and a strong steering committee to build civic infrastructure, inspire local entrepreneurs, and grow and support existing local businesses. The City of Guttenberg has gathered a group of visionaries to address these issues.

Advisory committee

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02
Sep

AM Painting for interior and exterior projects


Andrea Meyer of AM Painting is shown working on the second story of Chuck and Angela Lawson's home in Garnavillo. Meyer is fully insured and offers free estimates on interior and exterior painting and staining projects. (Photo submitted by Carol DeSotel)

By Caroline Rosacker

“Follow your passion — and if you don’t know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” — Oprah Winfrey. 

National Women's Small Business month is celebrated each year in October. During that time women are recognized for their supporting roles as small business leaders across the nation. 

Wed
02
Sep

Engineer hears council input on Schiller Street

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at a special meeting on Aug. 25 gave design guidance to an engineer from the firm overseeing the Schiller Street Corridor project. Steve Thompson of Veenstra and Kimm, Inc. was present to speak to the council about the scope of the project, a follow-up to a recorded presentation he made at the regular monthly meeting on Aug. 10. He noted that the local Great Places Committee and Umbrella Arts group have also reviewed the project and given input.

Wed
26
Aug

Guttenberg library copes with COVID-19


The library meeting room is set up as a disinfecting zone. When library materials are returned, staff washes them with a special disinfectant and then props them up for 48 hours before placing them back on the shelf for public use. Above is Katie Beitzel, Guttenberg Public Library Director. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

  Iowa’s public library accreditation program has been in place since 1986. The State Library documents the condition of public library service in Iowa by requiring public libraries to submit accreditation reports. The Guttenberg Public Library was recently accredited for 2020-2023.

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