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Feb

Timberdoodle Photography/Writing highlights the beauty of the Driftless Area


A small pile of black oil sunflower seeds lured a chickadee to the top of the head of nature photographer and self-published poet Brian Gibbs. (Photo submitted)

Lost Ghosts of the Rio Grande

The cold wind sweeps across my lips

A desert sunset colors my heart.

Raven soars with the night pinned to his back,

Wed
24
Feb

Covid-19 patient recovering after 65-day hospitalization


GMHC employees lined the hallways cheering as Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" echoed throughout, bidding farewell to Royce Hansel as he exited the hospital after a 65-day stay recovering from complications caused by COVID-19. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly placed an unprecedented strain on healthcare in hospitals, intensive care units, clinics and long-term care facilities worldwide. As the pandemic escalated, determining the need for healthcare resources such as beds, staff, and equipment became a top priority. Healthcare institutions also needed to project future demands that required estimates of how long a patient with COVID-19 may need in-patient care.

Wed
24
Feb

GMHC notice on vaccine scheduling

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics has issued the following statement on COVID-19 vaccination scheduling:

"Due to the overwhelming number of calls for vaccination appointments, we are unable to return all of the calls. If you have called and left your information, YOU ARE ON THE WAIT LIST. There is no need to continue calling. We will schedule vaccination appointments from the wait list in the order the calls were received. Appointments will be made based on our weekly allocations from the state. Expect lengthy delays for a call back for your vaccination appointment.

Wed
17
Feb

Living Water Bible Fellowship welcomes Pastor Chuyma


Pastor Diego Chuyma has accepted the position of Senior Pastor at Living Water Bible Fellowship in Guttenberg. From left are David, Joshua, Rebecca, Pastor Diego and John Chuyma. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Pastor Diego Chuyma has accepted the position of Senior Pastor at Living Water Bible Fellowship in Guttenberg. He brings 22 years of experience preaching and teaching the Word of God as a pastor and Christian university professor.  The 57-year-old minister has been preaching since age 19. "It is a joy for me to make disciples of Jesus Christ," said Pastor Chuyma. "One time I led a high school boy to Christ, and I discipled him. Today he is one of the pastors of a church that I planted. Several of my former students are senior pastors, university teachers, and church planters," he added. 

Wed
17
Feb

City council covers varied agenda

By Shelia Tomkins

At its monthly meeting on Feb. 8,  the Guttenberg city council heard project updates, set a budget hearing and discussed property purchased by the city in connection with the Schiller Street project.

Mayor Bill Frommelt called the meeting to order with City Manager Denise Schneider and councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling, Jane Parker and Mick Pierce in attendance. 

Wed
17
Feb

"How we met" – love that withstands the test of time

By Caroline Rosacker

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”– Dr. Seuss 

Wed
10
Feb

Patzner looks back on a lifetime of hunting adventures


Steve Patzner stands next to a musk ox he shot during a big game hunting expedition in Greenland. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Steve Patzner of Guttenberg — also known as "Mountain Man" — has been hunting and fishing since he was a child. The outdoorsman began, "It's the end of an era – I sold my Hovercraft five or six years ago and just sold my airboat yesterday. That river is dead – it's too bad."

Wed
10
Feb

Clayton County Energy District recaps 2020


Joleen Jansen, Clayton County Energy District Program Manager, presented a re-cap of the CCED's efforts this past year during a Zoom meeting held on Jan. 27. The local non-profit organization is committed to strengthening our community through inclusively leading, implementing and accelerating the local clean energy transition. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton County Energy District (CCED) is a local non-profit organization committed to strengthening our community through inclusively leading, implementing and accelerating the local clean energy transition. Joleen Jansen, CCED Program Manager, presented a re-cap of the group's efforts this past year during a Zoom meeting held on Jan. 27. 

Wed
10
Feb

Business recruitment survey reveals top business prospects

Last November, the City of Guttenberg’s Community Vitality Team invited community members to provide input on what businesses and/or services they would like to see open or be made available in the community.  More than 300 people responded to the survey. 

The top responses for a business that respondents would be most likely to frequent were:

• A microbrewery featuring things like a variety of brews, a food menu, live music and events pairing beer and food 

Wed
03
Feb

Dr. Barron's former practice renamed River Town Family Dentistry


Dr. Alicia Walke has taken over Dr. Barron's practice and renamed it River Town Family Dentistry. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1979, the late Dr. Donald Barron opened up a dental practice in Guttenberg. His son, Dr. John Barron, joined his practice one year later. "I started my career in dentistry 41 years ago," Dr. Barron commented. "My wife, Sandy, and I arrived in Guttenberg in July 1980, just in time to ride on RAGBRAI VII, which ended their ride in Guttenberg that year. My father and I were in practice together until his retirement. He had practiced over 50 years in dentistry." 

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