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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
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.  

Wed
06
Jun

Kathy Brown is Master Gardener


Master Gardeners must volunteer 20 hours annually to keep their status. Above, several Master Gardeners and volunteers from a local church group weed the St. Olaf garden that feeds the Clayton County Food Shelf. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg resident Kathy Brown, like many in the area, was born and raised on a farm. “We had a huge garden so we were pretty much raised on the produce and milk, eggs and meat grown on the farm,” she told The Press. “It was very much organic and there was no processed food, so I guess I am a firm believer in ‘natural’ and ‘the way God gave it to us is best!’”

Wed
06
Jun

Stirn brings ancient tradition home from Ontario


Eric Stirn places a stone atop one of the inuksuk he built on his riverfront property. He began studying inuksuk because of their prevalence in the areas of northwestern Ontario where he often travels. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Since ancient times, humans have been purposefully leaving traces of their presence throughout the landscape. From spray-painted graffiti and names carved into the bricks of Guttenberg’s 1903 school building, to projects like traveling painted rocks, all the way back to prehistoric cairns built worldwide, we have long had a desire to communicate our existence to future voyagers. 

Wed
30
May

Family fun at Art by the River Saturday, June 9


A full day of exhibiting artists, workshops for youth and adults, live music and food will be held in Ingleside Park on Saturday, June 9. The event is organized by Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center presents its second annual Art by the River Fine Art Festival and Workshop on Saturday, June 9, at Ingleside Park in Guttenberg. The free event will showcase the work of more than 20 area artists and will offer workshops, live music and food all day long. Billboards, television and radio ads have been visible throughout the month of May, and organizers expect a good turn out on Saturday.

Wed
30
May

Call for floats, volunteers June 30


Families are encouraged to create floats for the June 30 Stars and Stripes parade that highlight their favorite summer activities. Pat and Jerry Kolker participated last year by decorating their golf cart. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Planning has begun for the annual Stars and Stripes celebration in Guttenberg, scheduled for Saturday, June 30. 

Wed
23
May

Zoning, food truck, noise issues, occupy council attention

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on May 14 tabled a zoning change request, gave temporary approval to a mobile food truck, considered park board recommendations and reviewed a proposed noise ordinance.

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
23
May

River of Music returns June 1


The fifth annual River of Music concert series kicks off on Friday, June 1, with local talent Backwater. (Photo submitted)

Umbrella Arts has announced the schedule for their upcoming River of Music concert series beginning Friday, June 1. This will be the fifth consecutive summer to celebrate local music with 11 free Friday night concerts in Ingleside Park.

Last year, the series drew nearly 2,000 attendees over the course of the summer with musical groups like Triple Threat, Friends of Backbone Bluegrass, and Uncle Sam’s Band. Many of those bands are returning this summer for the opportunity to play in the bandshell alongside the Mississippi River. 

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