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Wed
27
Jun

Fireworks, family fun at Stars & Stripes on Saturday


The June 30 Stars & Stripes celebration boasts summertime activities for fun-loving event goers of all ages. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Classic Independence Day traditions will be honored at this year’s Stars and Stripes Celebration. The iconic summer event is scheduled to take place this Saturday, June 30, kicking off with the Farmer’s Market at 8 a.m. on the 400 block of South River Park Drive, and ending in the timeless custom of fireworks over the Mississippi River. Clayton Ridge Schools will host a 5K Walk/Run that morning, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the gazebo in Ingleside Park.

Wed
20
Jun

Students share memories Historic 1903 school building demolished


Demolition of the 1903 school building in Guttenberg was started on June 12 to make way for a new structure scheduled for completion in December of 2018. New construction is expected to begin very soon. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The oldest school building on the Clayton Ridge Guttenberg campus was demolished last week to make way for new construction. In this two-part series, The Press looks back at the building’s beginnings with reflections from former students.

Wed
20
Jun

Ihm is Stars & Stripes Super Senior


Guttenberg native Joe Ihm will be the Super Senior honored in this year's Stars and Stripes parade. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce has selected 87-year-old native Joe Ihm as the Super Senior for the June 30 Stars and Stripes parade. “Retiring this year from leading the Lockmaster’s House Heritage Museum after 25 years, Joe Ihm exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism. His wealth of river knowledge and stories have delighted thousands of museum visitors each year,” said Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy.

Wed
20
Jun

City council acts on requests, denies item tabled last month

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on June 11 moved forward on a noise ordinance, denied a zoning request that was tabled last month and approved wages and contracts with non-union employees.  

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda; also on hand were city manager Denise Schneider and city attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
20
Jun

Germaine L. Weyant

Germaine Lorraine Weyant, 93, of Guttenberg, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
13
Jun

Dorothy M. Zittergruen

Dorothy Mae (Mueller) Zittgruen, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at HCI Hospice Care at Kavanagh House in Des Moines.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral service will be at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Wed
13
Jun

Richard “Rick” Hyde

Richard “Rick” Hyde, 51, of Guttenberg, died Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Saturday, June 2, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Committal services followed the visitation at Ceres Cemetery on Saturday, June 2, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson, with military rites by the Guttenberg American Legion Post #373.

Wed
13
Jun

Kuempel will be Grand Marshal


Tom Kuempel retired in March after 55 years of service at Kuempel Hardware. He was chosen by the Chamber of Commerce as the Stars and Stripes Celebration Grand Marshal. (Press photo by Sheila Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce has selected Tom Kuempel to serve as Grand Marshal in the June 30 Stars and Stripes Parade. “With his 55 years as a business owner in Guttenberg, Tom Kuempel is a shining example of dedication to our community,” said Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy.

Wed
13
Jun

Responsible beverage server training June 13, 20


Two free training courses for anyone serving alcoholic beverages will be held June 13 and 20 at the Guttenberg Welcome Center. (Press stock photo)

By Molly Moser

Substance Abuse Services for Clayton County and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department will present two free training courses relevant to those serving alcohol in bars and restaurants, at community events, or selling beverages from convenience stores and grocery stores. Guttenberg native Adam Sadewasser, certified prevention specialist for Substance Abuse Services for Clayton County, will lead the courses.

Wed
06
Jun

County to hold public think tanks

Residents of Clayton County are invited to share thoughts on the future of Clayton County during an upcoming series of public meetings. 

Clayton County is updating comprehensive plan goals and strategies for housing, economic development, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, public facilities, land use and more. The County has held meetings with the public, the steering committee, and focus groups to establish a community vision, review data about the county, and discuss limitations and opportunities for different areas.  

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