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Wed
13
May

Pick-Up-and-Go Camp for homebound kids


The Family Resource Center will provide a Pick-Up-and-Go summer camp for students in grades K-6 in the Clayton Ridge School District, beginning June 1. Above shows children enjoying "Hedbandz Junior" at a FRC mentoring event prior to social distancing recommendations. Deadline to register for the event is Friday, May 15. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Family Resource Center (FRC) in Guttenberg is planning a “Pick-Up-and-Go” summer camp to serve students in grades K-6 instead of the originally planned camp. 

Wed
13
May

Sodes Green Acre reopens


Sodes Green Acre cafe, gift shop, gourmet store and liquor store has something for everyone. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sodes Green Acre, located at 7 Goethe Street in Guttenberg, has re-opened after briefly closing its doors in compliance to recommendations by Gov. Kim Reynolds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant, gift shop, gourmet store and liquor store has something for everyone. Sodes is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cafe serving hours are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Sodes Green Acre Cafe

Wed
13
May

Reopening guidelines for Clayton County businesses

Submitted by the Clayton County Board of Health

Governor Reynolds’ proclamation on April 27 allowed specific counties to re-open select types of businesses and establishments. Clayton County is one of 77 counties allowed to re-open with specific regulations.

The Clayton County Healthcare Coalition would like to remind employees and customers of current recommendations:

Wed
06
May

Kellogg reveals the humanity of mental illness


Former Guttenberg resident Barb Kellogg recently authored and published her first book, "If You Only Knew: Revealing the Humanity of Mental iIllness." (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Since 1949, the United States has designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Wed
06
May

Lifetime resident Keith Saeugling shares community memories


Keith Saeugling shares his memories of growing up, raising a family and owning and operating his own business in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Keith Saeugling, the son of Clarence and Alma Saeugling, calls himself a "lifetime resident" of Guttenberg.  He and his three brothers, Roger, Paul and Clark, and his sister, Mariann, were born and raised along the shores of the Mississippi River. 

School days

Wed
06
May

City council special meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special noon meeting on Monday, April 27, the Gutttenberg city council set a public hearing on a proposed federal loan for the local hospital and heard the mayor present a new policy for citizen complaints.

At the council table were Mayor Bill Frommelt, City Manager Denise Schneider, and councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, and Jane Parker; Virginia Saeugling participated via teleconference.

Wed
29
Apr

Increase in county road waste baffles locals


The Guttenberg Rotary can redemption collection bin is located on the west side of the city garage along Haydn Street, across from the swimming pool. The Rotary Club uses 100 percent of the proceeds to support community projects. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each spring we patiently wait for the snow to melt exposing the budding earth.  We look forward to the arrival of green grass and spring flowers. Exposed ground is not the only thing the snow covers up. 

Wed
29
Apr

Healthy Hometown targets eat well, move more and feel better


A walking audit of Guttenberg in September revealed a need for sidewalk repairs. City workers completed a sidewalk inspection in October, and sent letters to homeowners in November informing them of a June 2020 deadline to complete repairs. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The planning committee for Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark met in late February at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC).

Aaron Swanson, Wellmark healthy hometown representative, opened the meeting with a review of the Master Plan that was developed last summer by the committee. The group discussed the success of tactics that were implemented covering three target areas: eat well, move more and feel better. 

Wed
29
Apr

School board sets tentative dates for senior events

At a special meeting held on April 21, the Clayton Ridge Community School board approved dates for high school activities that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board tentatively set prom for July 10, the senior class trip to July 19-25 and commencement for July 26, pending the lifting of the State's COVID-19 restrictions.

Wed
22
Apr

Be sure to support Guttenberg and Garnavillo businesses


Garnavillo and Guttenberg welcome you to patronize their businesses. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Caroline Rosacker

It is now more important than ever that area residents support their local businesses. Due to recent concerns over the spread of Covid-19 many area retailers and restaurants have had to re-think how they serve the public.  

On March 17 Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan. 

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