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Wed
15
Apr

Garnavillo couple embraces prioritizing work and family


The Reimer family visited Black Hills, S.D., last summer. Front from left are Hayden and Jack; back, Andrew and Mindy. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, workers from across the globe have either been forced, or made the choice, to self-isolate and work from home. The closing of most public and private schools, and daycares have left millions of children home with their parents and caregivers.

The Guttenberg Press reached out to Andrew and Mindy Reimer of Garnavillo and asked them to share their story. 

Wed
15
Apr

Rotary star brings hope


As you look to the night sky in Guttenberg, a shining star rises above the city as a symbol of hope. Join the community in sending a message of hope for brighter days ahead by creating your own Star of Hope. Light the yard, decorate your window, or make your own Star of Hope tribute in whatever manner you decide. Hope over Fear! (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

The star on top of Guttenberg's west bluff, normally lit to herald in the holiday season, is back on this April  in an effort to bring hope to Guttenberg's residents during this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandatory school and business closures and recommended social distancing have left area residents feeling uneasy. 

Wed
15
Apr

CR School letter addresses prom, graduation, other issues

Note: Laura Bilden, 6-12 Principal at Clayton Ridge Community School, recently sent the following letter to district parents and guardians.

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Wed
08
Apr

Dean A. Krieg

Dean Alvin Krieg, 85, of Edgewood, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Because of the current COVID-19 concerns, there will be a private family service and interment held at this time. 

The family will have a Celebration of Life on Dean’s birthday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the Elkport-Garber Community Club. 

Wed
08
Apr

The Press encourages support of local businesses


Guttenberg's business community is adapting to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to serve their customers in various ways. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

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. 

Wed
08
Apr

Guttenberg Easter Egg Hunt COVID-19 style set for April 11

The City of Guttenberg is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt COVID-19 style on Saturday, April 11. 

"The eggs are filled! We are still looking for more families with children under the age of 12 to sign up for the Easter Egg Hunt COVID-19 style. Participants must be in the Guttenberg city limits. Volunteers will be hiding eggs in your yard for your children to hunt! You may see an Easter Bunny riding around as well! It will be a great chance to get the kids out of the house while practicing social distancing," say organizers. 

Wed
08
Apr

Community members share reflections on Covid-19 virus


On March 12 Jaderial Staebler of Guttenberg, right, along with 20 of her Wartburg College teammates, were informed that they would not be able to compete in the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship Track and Field Meet due to concerns brought on by the Coronavirus. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Press recently reached out to women in the community and asked them to share their personal experiences during these unprecedented times of social distancing and fear of Covid-19.

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M.J. Smith

Wed
01
Apr

New procedure at city council special meeting


The Guttenberg city council met in special session on March 23 using virtual technology due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. There was a limit of 10 people allowed in the council chambers, and two council members communicated via video conference, as did several other meeting participants. Above, councilmember Virginia Saeugling appears on the screen. From left are councilmember Austin Greve, Mayor Bill Frommelt and City Manager Denise Schneider. The meeting was broadcast on Channel 6 and the public could participate online or by phone. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

A new electronic meeting procedure was implemented when the Guttenberg city council met in special session on Monday, March 23.

Wed
01
Apr

Giving opportunities for homebound residents


Lori Barry, a retired registered nurse with 35 years at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics, sews together a face mask for use at the hospital and clinic. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Neighbors Susi Nehls and M.J. Smith are teaming together via e-mail and coming up with innovative ways for community members who need to remain isolated in their homes but still have a desire to help the needs of our most vulnerable population. 

Wed
01
Apr

Stepping up to the "plate" in times of need


From left, Kathy Ender and Erin Schmelzer hand out grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for students 18 years old and under. The free meals can be picked up Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the St. Mary Immaculate Conception school cafeteria in Guttenberg or at the Garnavillo Community Center. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Lending a hand to those in need is second nature to Valerie Heck-Cromer and her husband, Jason. The couple has moved back to the area to be closer to family after they retired from their respective Naval careers. Valerie retired as a First Class Petty Officer and Jason retired as a Master Chief. Valerie is the daughter of Margo and Vernon Heck of Guttenberg. 

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