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19
Jun

Kassie Rosenbum wins Division III national track title


Kassandra "Kassie" Rosenbum won the NCAA Division III National Title in the 10,000-meter run while competing for Loras College. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Athletic standout Kassandra "Kassie" Rosenbum, a 2017 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School and daughter of Jane Parker, has won the NCAA Division III national title in the 10,000-meter run while competing for Loras College at the track and field event. 

Rosenbum, a sophomore at Loras, is studying kinesiology and is a member of the Duhawk track and field and cross-country teams. 

Wed
19
Jun

Tidemann authors "Letters from Elk City"


Author Michael Tidemann presented a program and shared the inspiration for his most recent book, "Letters from Elk City" on May 25 at the Guttenberg Public Library. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A piece of crockery, an 1838 French wine bottle, a porcelain doll's face and a woman's diamond ring – all found in a dump site— were the inspiration for historical romance novelist Michael Tidemann's latest book, Letters from Elk City

Tidemann, a native of South Dakota, has been living in Iowa since 1996. He currently resides in Estherville and is an English and communications professor at Iowa Lakes Community College. 

Wed
12
Jun

Community members seek to create healthy living vision


Community members met on May 20 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics to finalize a health and well-being vision for Guttenberg. From left are Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Coon, Wellmark representative Aaron Swanson, City Manager Denise Schneider, M.J. Smith, Emily Sadewasser, Ashley Christensen, Amy Speed, Tim Ahlers, Mayor Bill Frommelt, and Wellmark representative Mary Lawyer. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A selection of community members were invited to meet with representatives from HealthyHometownSM powered by Wellmark on Monday, May 20, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in the education room. 

Wed
12
Jun

Volunteers needed

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals willing to staff the Welcome Center in downtown Guttenberg in the afternoons. Duties would include greeting visitors, answering questions, etc.  

Anyone willing to help can  call Mandy at the Welcome Center at 252-2323.

Wed
12
Jun

Johnson shares Tae Kwon Do experience


Northeast Iowa Tae Kwon Do eighth-degree black belt and area farmer Andrew Johnson, right, has been practicing and teaching martial arts for over 34 years. At left is Lanny Kuhse. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Growing up in an agriculturally rich small community in rural Northeast Iowa gave eighth-degree black belt Andrew Johnson a head start on the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. 

His family's farming roots date back to 1848 where documentation lists John D. Kregel, Johnson's great-great-grandfather, as the original landowner. President James K. Polk signed the certificate.

Wed
05
Jun

River of Music concert Friday

For the sixth consecutive summer, free concerts will be held in Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m., beginning June 7 for the Art by the River Festival and running through Aug. 9. Umbrella Arts sponsors the event. On Friday, June 7, the featured band will be Triple Threat.

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Wed
05
Jun

Art by the River to be held this Saturday


The third annual "Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop" will be held on Saturday, June 8, in Ingleside park along the banks of the Mississippi River. The festival will feature area artists, scheduled musical performances throughout the day and hands-on workshops for artists of all ages. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center has announced its third annual Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop. The free event is set for Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Ingleside Park in Guttenberg overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River. 

Wed
05
Jun

OWLS sauntering program gets seniors back to nature


The Clayton County OWLS group met on May 16. Participants enjoyed a guided "saunter" through the Osborne Nature Center archery range woods, stopping to reflect on essays written by Emerson and Thoreau. Front from left are John Franta, Ann Franta, Joe Ihm, Jean Marie Hall, Joyce Marovets and conservationist Abby Harkraker; back row, Randy Vaske, Lucille Eberhardt, Diane Breitsprecher, Judi Siebrecht, Arlene Doepke, Cathy Boyer, Dorthy Lucas and Jane Metcalf. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County Naturalist Abby Harkrader has been sharing her passion for nature with visitors and staff at the Osborne Nature Center since the fall of 2008. 

Osborne Nature Center is located five miles south of Elkader on Highway 13 and features a native wildlife exhibit, walking trails, open shelters, a welcome center and gift shop. 

Wed
29
May

River of Music concerts begin June 7

For the sixth consecutive summer, free concerts will be held in Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m., beginning June 7 for the Art on the River Festival and running through Aug. 9. Umbrella Arts coordinates the event.

On Friday, June 7, the featured band will be Triple Threat. See the ad elsewhere in this issue for a complete list of bands.

Wed
29
May

How the CP Railway replaced the Turkey River bridge in record time


Workers who took part in the successful railroad bridge replacement project posed for a commemorative photo in this aerial shot. (Photo submitted)

Submitted by Canadian Pacific Railway 

Late on the night of March 14, 2019, large chunks of ice pressed against each other near the mouth of Iowa's Turkey River near Millville, forming a dam and causing the river to rise by six feet in mere minutes. Five spans of the bridge on CP's Marquette Subdivision main line across the river were lifted as a result and toppled into the icy water, leaving a 400-foot gap. 

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