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Wed
26
Aug

Author speaks out about domestic violence


Kate Klaver, a pseudonym, and survivor of domestic abuse, has written about her trauma in her recent autobiography, “Portrayed Crazy: A Memoir of Spousal Abuse.” (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence (IPV), is a common problem in the United States. It is estimated that 10 million individuals (including intimate partner, child and elder abuse) are experiencing some kind of mistreatment each year. A stark uptick in IPV, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has recently received national and global attention. Current estimates from the United Nations Population Fund cited three months of quarantine, as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, will result in a 20 percent increase in domestic violence with a prediction of 15 million additional cases in upcoming months.

Wed
26
Aug

Cornerstone Family Practice develops long-term plan

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, Cornerstone Family Practice Clinic in Guttenberg will see both well patients and ill patients, with a separate designated clinic space for patients not feeling well.

The current process of drive-thru screening was a temporary response to COVID-19. With the safety of all patients and the community a top priority, a long-term plan has been developed to screen patients with symptoms of influenza, strep, RSV, COVID-19, etc. in the Guttenberg clinic. The Guttenberg clinic space will look different, with added barriers and additional protection of staff, to ensure the safety of both well and ill patients.

Wed
19
Aug

Darwin Duwe playground equipment fundraiser


The new playground equipment at the Darwin Duwe Field will be ADA compliant and include climbing equipment, slides and a handicap accessible, ground level activity panel. A poured-in-place rubber safety surface will be installed under the new equipment. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Darwin Duwe 1959-1982

The late Darwin Duwe of Guttenberg was an avid baseball player and fan. He was a member of the Guttenberg Jaycees and dedicated his time to Little League. Darwin was employed with Mid-America Transportation Corp. as a deckhand on the Ann King when he slipped off the barge and drowned in January 1982. He was 22 years old. 

Wed
19
Aug

Golden Knights to perform at Athletic Complex


The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is hosting the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. sharp! The free event is set to take place at Stephen D. Shannon Memorial Athletic Complex located west of the Marina Road in north Guttenberg. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is hosting the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. sharp! The event is set to take place at Stephen D. Shannon Memorial Athletic Complex located west of the Marina Road in north Guttenberg. There is no admission fee for the performance, and everyone is welcome. Those in attendance are asked to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. 

Wed
19
Aug

Project updates, boat trailers, waste contract on council agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council heard an engineer's update on current projects,  listened to objections regarding a proposed boat trailer parking ordinance change, and approved a new contract with the city's current waste hauler, Kluesner Sanitation.

Wed
12
Aug

Freedom Rock nears completion


The Freedom Rock Committee was gifted with a welcome surprise in June. Devere Clinton and his five brothers construction crew from Communia donated a gazebo/roof over the Freedom Rock. Dick Eilers (front) assisted the crew. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In the fall of 2015, area veteran Stan Blair of Guttenberg approached patriotic mural artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen of Greenfield about the placement of a Freedom Rock® in Clayton County. 

Wed
12
Aug

Croatian Naive artist shares technique


Marsha Palmer, Croatian Naive artist of Guttenberg, spent extended periods of time living and studying in Hlebine, under the direction of Mr. Branko Matina. The above painting was awarded "Best in Show" at the Ike Parker Art Show in Clinton. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The small village of Hlebine, situated in the northern part of Croatia, is often referred to as the cradle of Naive Art. The distinctive style of painting is one of the most unique attractions Croatia has to offer. The artist community is home to the Hlebine School of Naive Art and Hlebine Naive Art Gallery. 

Wed
05
Aug

“The Me I want to Be" offers mental health therapy services


Diane Baumgartner, a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual), opened her new business in Guttenberg on July 6. She will offer mental health therapy services via Telehealth until further notice. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

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The Me I want to Be, LLC, is located in the former Juanita’s Folly location at 3 Goethe Street, Guttenberg. Diane Baumgartner, a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual) opened her new business on July 6, 2020. She will be offering mental health therapy services via Telehealth until further notice. Eventually she plans to see clients in her office. 

Education/Training

Wed
05
Aug

Paddling to Persevere


Four paddlers making their way down the Mississippi River raising money and awareness for the non-profit organization Courage Incorporated, stopped in Guttenberg on July 5. From left are Marcie, Nate and Christina Denofre, and Don and Don Sr. Jokinen. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Paddling to Persevere is a two-fold Mississippi River journey. It is dedicated to raising awareness for Courage Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on helping individuals and veterans with physical disabilities participate in free outdoor wilderness-based adventures. 

Wed
05
Aug

Celebrate Guttenberg Friday and Saturday

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's annual Celebrate Guttenberg promotion is set to take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. Due to the pandemic, the number of events has been scaled back from previous years by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

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