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Jan

Crisis shelter program is Lunch and Learn topic


Heather Kriener, Housing Resource Specialist with Friends of the Family, Waterloo, was the program presenter for the Family Resource Center's monthly Lunch and Learn Program on Dec. 5. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Friends of the Family is on a mission to provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

Through education and community engagement, Friends of the Family seeks a future free of violence and homelessness. 

Wed
25
Dec

Reminiscing about country school


The late Ron Meyer chronicled his country school memories in a fun-spirited memoir to share with family and friends. (Photo submitted)

Written by the late 

Ron Meyer

Submitted by Gertie Meyer

Wed
25
Dec

Werger donates books to Four Oaks of Iowa


Shelly and Mariha Werger donated a large assortment of children's books to the Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections of Iowa. From left are Shelly and Mariha Werger and Christa Hefel, Recruitment and Engagement Leader for Four Oaks. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Four Oaks Foster & Adoptive Family Connections of Iowa is on a mission to create safe environments for at-risk children to remain in their own communities.

Wed
25
Dec

School board hears presentation by food service representatives

The Clayton Ridge Community School board met in regular session on Dec. 12 at the high school library in Guttenberg.

President John Heying and board members Kathy Ihde, Ellen Johnson, Mike Finnegan, Alicia Helle and Jason Reimer were in  attendance.  Also present were Superintendent Shane Wahls, Principal Laura Bilden, Dean of Students Wade Marlow, Board Secretary Dave Schlueter, Iowa Virtual Academy Head of Schools Steve Hoff, Iowa State Education Association representative Kevin McDermott and eight faculty and staff members. 

Wed
18
Dec

Community members participate in Poverty Simulation


Family's Helping Hand and the GMHC Family Resource Center held a Poverty Simulation on Nov. 15. From left, Mandy Ludovissy and Sadie Hefel pose as payday advance representatives assisting House District Representative Anne Osmundson, while former Mayor Russ Loven works with pawn shop representative Adam Sadwasser. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Family's Helping Hand, a non-profit group based in Guttenberg, and the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center held a Poverty Simulation on Friday, Nov. 15, for area providers and community members. The four-hour event was held in the upper level auditorium of the Guttenberg Municipal Building. 

Wed
18
Dec

Charles Finch shares memories of growing up in Guttenberg


Charles Finch grew up in Guttenberg and spent his formative years learning the lumber business from the ground up. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Respected area businessman Charles Finch grew up in the lumber business. From a comfortable wicker chair in the sunroom of his home, the former Meuser Lumber Company owner shared his memories of growing up in Guttenberg. 

Childhood memories

Wed
18
Dec

Property purchase agreement fails on 3-2 city council vote

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 11 reversed an earlier decision on a proposed property purchase on Highway 52; approved a contract to repair flood damage to riverfront sidewalks and stairs, and made a major monetary donation to a proposed July Fourth military parachute demonstration. 

Wed
11
Dec

Mississippi navigation season closes

The 2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District navigation season has come to an end. The last tow of the season departed St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, Nov. 28.

The departure of the Motor Vessel Kelly Rae Erickson bookmarks a challenging navigation season that started April 24 with the arrival of the Motor Vessel Aaron F. Barrett. Following the Barrett, there would not be another tow to reach St. Paul for more than three weeks due to spring flooding. The second tow to reach St. Paul was the Motor Vessel Thomas E. Erickson. She reached the capital city May 20. The average date for the first tow is around March 18.

Wed
11
Dec

EARL Transit featured at "Lunch and Learn"


EARL Public Transit is a program of Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) serving Clayton, Allamakee, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties in the Northeast corner of the state. From left are Julie Moore, Tracy Kregel, Kari Harbaugh, Sarah Moser, Lynn Bockenstedt and Lori Egan. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center is holding a series of "Lunch and Learn" workshops on the first Thursday of each month. 

The informational programs are being held in the education room at GMHC, 200 Main Street.

Wed
11
Dec

GMHC Family Resource Center food pantry


Students of St. Mary Immaculate Conception School, Guttenberg, participated in a cereal drive. Eighty students donated 658 pounds of cereal to the Family Resource Center's food pantry. The school's fifth and sixth grade classes were the winners of a friendly competition among students to see who could donate the most cereal. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center, located at 514 South River Park Drive in Guttenberg, recently added a food pantry to the long list of services they provide for our community. 

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