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27
Feb

Clayton County SART is a regional standard model


Members of Clayton County SART are, front from left, Zach Herrmann, Jen Radl, Shelby Flinn, Casey Sass, Brandi Lewin; back row, Lacy Jorgenson, Brandon Taylor, Kari Hoyheim, and Brent Ostrander. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sexual violence is traumatic and can affect many aspects of a survivor's life. Concerns over safety, health, finances, family and work situations are all contributors to the after-effects of the assault. These challenges can lead to complicated personal and legal questions. Victims must navigate a maze of governmental and community agencies just to receive basic assistance after the violation. 

Wed
27
Feb

Procedures and options offered by Sexual Assault Response Team

By Caroline Rosacker

Every 98 seconds someone is sexually assaulted. One in two women, one in five men and one in two trans-identifying individuals experience some form of sexual violence. 

One in six women and one in 33 men experience a completed or attempted rape, and one in four girls and one in six young men are sexually abused before the age of 18. These statistics are staggering. 

Wed
27
Feb

Public meeting March 15 for proposed high-voltage power line project

By Shelia Tomkins

A public comment meeting on a proposed power line development, originally scheduled in Guttenberg for January, has been rescheduled for March. The January meeting was postponed due to the federal government shutdown.

The Guttenberg meeting, one of six scheduled in Iowa and Wisconsin, will be held on Friday, March 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 S. First Street.

Wed
20
Feb

2018 Guttenberg Tree Inventory


The strong, majestic trees growing along city boulevards and in the city park provide the community with a wealth of financial and health benefits. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg is blessed with a large assortment of healthy, strong trees. They support beautiful snowfalls on their limbs in the winter and sport intense, light green, leaf buds in the spring. They provide a dark green canopy of shade mid-summer and draw travelers from near and far in the fall as they begin to show their true colors. 

Wed
20
Feb

Debbie Eulberg retires after 25 years of city service


An open house was held Feb. 11 for Debbie Eulberg, who is retiring following 25 years in the city office. Mayor Bill Frommelt thanked her for her service and presented several retirement gifts. From left are Mayor Frommelt, Deb Eulberg, City Manager Denise Schneider, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and Jessica Bittner, utility billing clerk. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

The City of Guttenberg's administrative assistant and payroll clerk, Debbie Eulberg, has retired after 25 years of dedicated service. 

A gathering was held in her honor at the municipal building on Feb. 11. Eulberg has seen many changes throughout her years of employment. 

Wed
20
Feb

Mobile food truck ordinance receives final city council approval

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 11 gave final approval to a mobile food truck ordinance, a topic that has occupied council attention since it was first introduced last May.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
13
Feb

Modest farm value loss in 2018

After a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent, or $62 per acre, from the 2017 estimate.

Wed
13
Feb

Guttenberg Country Club offers the perfect wedding reception venue


The modern clubhouse at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club has all the amenities to create the wedding reception of your dreams. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Overlooking a picturesque nine-hole golf course, with breath-taking views of the Mississippi River within walking distance, the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club is the perfect backdrop for your after-wedding reception. 

Located at 28126 Highway 52, Guttenberg, the country club offers a modern, newly-built club-house and a pristine manicured, surrounding green.  

Wed
13
Feb

Umbrella Arts to present The Sinatra Experience


"Chicago's Sinatra" Steve Jacobs, aka Stevie Swing, will perform at PromiseLand Winery on Saturday, March 23. The mid-winter musical event is sponsored by Guttenberg's Umbrella Arts. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Is cabin fever starting to close in around you? Are you tired of watching the same television programs? Get on your dancing shoes  because Guttenberg's local Umbrella Arts group has organized the perfect event to chase away your mid-winter blues.

Wed
06
Feb

Participants sought for Family Helping Hands after-school homework help


Homework help will be available after school every Wednesday beginning Feb. 6 at the Guttenberg Welcome Center. (Stock photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”- Fred Rogers

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, located at 323 South River Park Drive, is opening its doors every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 6, for after-school homework help.

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