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Wed
06
Nov

Veterans Day program set for Nov. 11 at CR School in Guttenberg

By Shelia Tomkins

The public is invited to honor military veterans of all eras and branches on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Ridge High School gym in Guttenberg. 

The program will open with a color guard  made up of members of the local American Legion, Amvets and VFW posts. Clay-Gar American Legion Post of Garnavillo will present a POW/MIA ceremony. The pledge of allegiance will be led by the VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest winners.

Wed
06
Nov

Community Memories...Growing up in the retail business


Businesswoman Barb Leitgen shares her passion for Guttenberg's rich history. Her parents, Juanita and Carl Kann, were the original proprietors of Kann's Import Shop. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Barbara Kann Leitgen grew up surrounded by retail business. Her parents, Juanita and Carl Kann, established Kann's Import Shop, which she now calls her own, in 1947.

Her friendly personality, unique brand of merchandise and warm welcoming shop are a mainstay in Guttenberg's downtown business district. In a cozy corner of the Import Shop she shared her memories of growing up in Guttenberg. 

Wed
06
Nov

Stephen Ministry celebrates 25 years of service


Guttenberg Stephen's Ministers are, front from left, Julie O'Rourke, Diane Shilling, and Carolyn Hoffmann; second row, Ammi Hugo, Darla Zittergruen, M.J. Smith, Charlie Finch, Nancy Heitman and Julie Parker. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

"The Stephen Ministry's principal belief is that we are the caregiver and God is the cure-giver." 

Minister and clinical psychologist Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk founded the ministry in 1975. The organization is named for Saint Stephen, one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to distribute food and charitable aid to poorer members of the community in the early church. 

Wed
30
Oct

Municipal and school elections set for Tuesday, Nov. 5

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters will head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 5, to choose city and school leaders.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters must vote in their precinct of residence.

Following is a summary of candidates in The Press readership area.

Wed
30
Oct

Honey Princess graces Plagman Barn


Can you find the queen bee? From left, Jenni Luensman, Ashlee Luensman and American Honey Princess Nicole Medina locate the queen bee. The Honey Princess was on hand to promote the beekeeping industry at this year's Plagman Barn Show Days. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Nicole Medina, the American Honey Princess, has been involved in the family's beekeeping business, Tranquil Apiaries, for the past five years. Her parents, Joel and Nolvia Medina of Tranquility, an unincorporated community in Green Township in Sussex County, N.J., are considered serious sideliners in the beekeeping business. 

Wed
30
Oct

"River Chicks" honor Friest and her commitment to rural Iowa


The tenacious "River Chicks" dedicated ten years of their time and talent to secure grant money for the completion of the Guttenberg South Marina and Marina Center project. From left are, Lora Friest, M.J. Smith, Dolores Fishback, Kathy Lake and the late Julie Zittergruen. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails...Elizabeth Edwards. 

The above quote is a perfect description of the women involved in Guttenberg's South Marina and Marina Center project. What started out as little more than an unsightly ditch eventually became the Mississippi River's gateway to Guttenberg's historic downtown business district and friendly, supportive community. 

Wed
23
Oct

Area churches plan Halloween activities for kids


St. John's Lutheran Church will hold its annual Halloween Open House on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 - 7 p.m. Pumpkin bowling was one of the featured games last year that will be repeated this year. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Living Water Bible Fellowship and St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg will open their doors to the community and offer a variety of safe, family-friendly, Halloween activities for children. The events are set to take place in conjunction with Guttenberg's community-wide Trick-or-Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31. 

Wed
23
Oct

Council moves forward on proposed downtown property development

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 14 moved forward with a proposed development project in downtown Guttenberg.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
23
Oct

Five candidates vie for four seats on the CR School board


Christine Aulwes

Alicia Helle

John Heying

Ellen Johnson

Dennis Roth

By Caroline Rosacker

Note: This is the third in a series of interviews with candidates for Guttenberg municipal and school board offices in the Nov. 5 election. Following are interviews with five candidates for four seats on the Clayton Ridge School board. 

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Christine "Critta" Aulwes

Wed
16
Oct

Three candidates vie for two city council seats


Austin Greve

Jane Parker

Denny Roth

By Caroline Rosacker

Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates for Guttenberg municipal and school board offices in the Nov. 7 election. Following are interviews with three candidates for two seats on the city council. 

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Austin Greve

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