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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.

Wed
06
Feb

Clayton Ridge & St. Mary's Mentor for a Day program


From left, Sara Moser, Kari Harbaugh and Mandy Ludovissy are organizers of an innovative Mentor for a Day program. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Extending a helping hand to the youth of our community is the bridge that allows our younger generation to become happy, healthy, productive adults.  

Clayton Ridge and St. Mary's Mentoring One-on-One program began in Guttenberg in March 2018. With the help of a team of dedicated individuals, this mentoring program has since taken root in our community. 

Wed
06
Feb

A week of wicked winter weather

By Shelia Tomkins

Northeast Iowa had been enjoying a relatively tolerable winter until the end of January, when Mother Nature unleashed snow, strong winds and record frigid cold.

The following account of the past week will no doubt be especially appreciated by those Guttenberg Press subscribers who head south for the winter (our "snowbirds").

Wed
30
Jan

Tangeman volunteer efforts in Arizona


Dorothy Tangeman, far left, assists other members of her "Wells Bells" group as they volunteer for "Feed My Starving Children." Their group effort packaged and sent food to those in need in the Philippines. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg's residential go-getters, Dorothy and Robyn Tangeman, head south each winter to their second home located in the northeast corner of Mesa in a 40-acre gated community called The Wells. 

This 55-years-and-over manufactured home retirement community offers affordable living where homeowners own the land. This is the Tangemans' 23rd year snow-birding in this community. 

Wed
30
Jan

Chamber of Commerce elects board at annual dinner meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

Approximately 60 people were in attendance at the annual dinner meeting of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening, Jan. 21, at Reed's Steakhouse and Grill in Guttenberg.

Following a social hour and meal, Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy introduced current board members in attendance: Kevin Hennessey, Patty Schwarz, Dave Brown, Brandon Friedlein, Austin Finch, Dan Parker, and Sadie Hefel. 

Wed
30
Jan

Juanita's Folly to open soon in downtown Guttenberg


Juanita's Folly grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2. Business owner Juanita Loven, left, and Cheryl Meyer Knock-Off purse designer, right, are preparing for the event. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Juanita's Folly, located in Guttenberg on the corner of River Park Drive and Goethe Street, has scheduled a grand opening for  Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with live music by Bruce Byrant - Carpe Diem performing from 1-3 p.m.

Longtime resident Juanita Loven had this to say about her upcoming business venture: 

Wed
23
Jan

Katie Beitzel is new library director


Newly-hired library director Katie Beitzel began her position Jan. 3. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4-6 p.m. to meet the new director. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Public Library Board recently hired Kathryn Beitzel for the position of full-time library director. 

In open house for the public is scheduled at the library on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 4-6 p.m., to introduce Beitzel to the community. 

Wed
23
Jan

Council moves forward on food truck ordinance, tables property ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council in its first meeting of the new year approved the second reading of a mobile food truck ordinance, heard resident concerns about a proposed ordinance that would address building and property maintenance, and approved renovation work on the municipal building auditorium floor.

Wed
23
Jan

Library director Sandra Barron retires after 24 years


The Clayton County Library Association said goodbye to Guttenberg library director Sandy Barron at their meeting on Jan. 9. They also welcomed new Guttenberg library director Katie Beitzel to the group. Front from left are Heidi Feuerhelm, Monona; Lisa Pope, Elkader; Cathy Shaw, Edgewood; Mary Fran Nikolai, Garnavillo; and Katie Beitzel, Guttenberg; back row, Patty Lincoln, Strawberry Point; Sandy Barron, Guttenberg; Michelle Petit, McGregor; and Becky Spielbauer, Volga. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Public Library director Sandra Barron will retire after 24 years of service at the end of January. Here is what Barron had to say about her experience as the director.

How many years were you employed with the Guttenberg Public Library?

Wed
16
Jan

Blume makes CR wrestling history


Clayton Ridge wrestler Michaela Blume took first in her weight class at the Central High School invitational held Jan. 5 in Elkader. (Bev Hamann photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

In Jan. 5 at the varsity wrestling invitational held at Central Community School in Elkader, Michaela Blume, a sophomore at Clayton Ridge High School, made school history. 

Blume  is  the first female wrestler to win a tournament in her weight class in a male-dominated sport. 

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