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Wed
12
Feb

Iowa 2020 caucus results

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents joined others across the state on Monday, Feb. 3, as they met at caucus sites to support their favorite candidates for the upcoming presidential election in November.

Voters from approximately 1,700 Iowa precincts selected delegates to their respective county conventions. The 99 county conventions will then choose delegates for state party conventions, that will in turn designate delegates who will head to national conventions later this year.

Wed
05
Feb

Simon offers hypnosis for improved health


Katey Simon, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, is accepting new clients on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons. Her consultation space is located at Divine Current Massage, 508 S. River Park Dr. in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness where the subconscious level of the mind is in a state of hyper-suggestibility. Hypnotic suggestion creates a trance-like state in which an individual will experience a heightened level of focus and concentration. Hypnosis is done with the help of a hypnotist who uses verbal repetition and mental images to make the person feel calm, relaxed and more open to suggestions. 

Wed
05
Feb

Coach Wilde honored at gymnasium floor dedication


Duane Wilde, who began his coaching career in Guttenberg in the 1960s, was recently honored in Palmyra, Wis., during a dedication ceremony naming a newly-refinished gymnasium floor "The Duane Wilde Court." (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Former Guttenberg "Pirates" coach and mathematics teacher Duane Wilde was recently recognized for his ongoing commitment to high school athletics. A dedication ceremony was held at the Palmyra - Eagle Area School District High School in Palmyra, Wis. The school's recently-refurbished gymnasium floor now bears the name of the legendary coach. 

Wed
05
Feb

Corps monitors high water on Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is monitoring high water conditions affecting parts of the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa as a result of historic flows this winter. 

The Corps urges the public to remain vigilant for river flooding. Cities from Winona, Minn., to Guttenberg, have an increased chance of localized flooding due to ice dams.  

Wed
29
Jan

Guttenberg Press "Senior Santa" program deemed a success


Thanks to generous donations from community members and grant money received from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation (UMGC), The Guttenberg Press "Senior Santa" program has had another successful year. From left are Melissa Spielbauer-Combs, Dan Meyer and Susi Nehls. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Christmas is a joyous time of year. People from all walks of life enjoy spending time with loved ones and opening gifts during the holiday season. Unfortunately, many of our community members age 65 and older do not have a special someone to celebrate with. 

Wed
29
Jan

Clayton County residents prepare to caucus Feb. 3

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join Iowans from across the state on Monday, Feb. 3, as the nation turns its attention to the results of the Iowa Presidential caucuses.

Voters from approximately 1,700 voting precincts across the state will meet to select delegates to their respective county conventions. The 99 county conventions will then choose delegates for state party conventions, who  in turn will subsequently head to the national conventions later this year.

Wed
29
Jan

C. R. basketball coach and players visit care center residents


Clayton Ridge junior varsity and varsity Eagles basketball players spent the afternoon at the Guttenberg Care Center on Thursday, Jan. 2. The boys enjoyed a game of kickball and Kentucky Derby with the residents while Coach Spersflage set up the care center computer to include viewing access to past high school athletic competitions. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Community service is an important component of an adolescent's life. It provides them with an opportunity to become actively connected to society and has a long-lasting positive impact on the community they live in. Volunteering also enables young adults to acquire valuable life skills, knowledge, and provide service to individuals who are most vulnerable. 

Wed
22
Jan

Bootlegger's River Tavern Mediterranean "Bistro Night"


From left, Dr. Jeff Hoffmann and his wife, Carolyn, gaze into the flames admiringly as their food is prepared at Bootlegger's River Tavern monthly "Bistro Night." A Mediterranean-theme meal will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Bootlegger's River Tavern in Millville is set to open its doors for a special Bistro Night on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. The casual tavern restaurant will offer a reservation-only five-course gourmet meal for diners interested in a more sophisticated dining experience.

Wed
22
Jan

$248,000 grant for Schiller Street project

Guttenberg was one of six communities recently awarded Iowa Great Places grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Guttenberg received $248,000 to fund the creation of a gateway entrance at Schiller Street leading to streetscape improvements to attract Highway 52 travelers into the riverfront downtown and business district.

Wed
22
Jan

Jeff "Ole" Olson finalizes building project


Jeff "Ole" Olson's 5 Star Realty and Ole's ATM's have recently moved to a new location on Highway 52 in Guttenberg. From left are Danny Ganahl, Jeff "Ole" Olson, Ashley Klink and Aaron "Reggie" Niehaus. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Successful businessman and entrepreneur Jeff "Ole" Olson has recently finalized his latest building project and moved into what he refers to as his "permanent location" on Highway 52 in Guttenberg. 

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