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Wed
07
Oct

Old "salts" navigate the Mississippi River


Longtime friends and former high school classmates, from left, Norm Kulow and Arlen "Doc" Zierck of Hubbard, have embarked on a journey down the Mississippi River. Captain Kulow and first mate Zierck are both retired and in their 80's. They are navigating a 32-foot Coronado sail boat named "Music." (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Longtime friends and former high school classmates Norm Kulow and Arlen "Doc" Zierck, of Hubbard have embarked on a journey down the Mississippi River. Captain Kulow and first mate Zierck are both retired and in their 80's. They are navigating a 32-foot Coronado sailboat named "Music." 

Wed
07
Oct

Community Vitality team announces goals

The City of Guttenberg has been evaluating strategies to develop and support businesses, encourage entrepreneurs, increase the tax base, and attract and retain young families. 

Earlier this year, a Community Vitality Advisory Team made up of representatives from the City of Guttenberg, the Guttenberg Chamber, the Guttenberg Economic & Industrial Development Corporation, the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, was formed. Based on input from additional community leaders, they have set the following goals to support their strategies in the coming year. 

Wed
30
Sep

Historic structure receives facelift after fire


A historic limestone apartment complex owned by Carl Pensel has seen recent interior and exterior renovations following a destructive fire. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A tragic fire in an apartment complex owned by Carl Pensel has opened the door to an interior and exterior building restoration and a flood of pleasant memories.

1022 Bluff Street

Wed
30
Sep

Foundation of Cornerstone Communities


Foundation of Cornerstone Communities board members are from left Amy Speed, Dr. Robert Merrick, Bob Brown, Mindy Reimer, Hannah and Jake Wille, Roger Thomas and Jackie Lee. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Rural hospitals are often considered the beating heart of a local economy. They bring economic viability to rural America, providing jobs for community residents, and a vital boost to families and local businesses in the surrounding region.

Foundation of Cornerstone Communities

Wed
30
Sep

Polling sites listed for Nov. 3 general election

Clayton County is utilizing the same polling place locations as the previous General Election for the 2020 General Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Personal protective equipment and extra sanitation will be provided. Polling places may be subject to change due to COVID-19. Following are a list of precincts, followed by polling locations:

Wed
23
Sep

Historic Palmer house facing demolition


Dr. Palmer's family home, community doctors office, pharmacy, and hospital is set for potential demolition. Years of vacancy and neglect have deemed the iconic structure uninhabitable. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Restoring a historic home is a massive, overwhelming undertaking. However, these structures depend on innovative thinkers to protect and celebrate the history they hold within their walls. Historic homes connect us to our past, and help us understand our traditions, keeping history alive and ensuring their stories remain a part of our lives for generations to come.  

Dr. Carson William Palmer

Wed
23
Sep

City council reviews updates on projects

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council heard updates on several city projects at its monthly meeting on Sept. 14. Mayor Bill Frommelt led council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling, Jane Parker and Mick Pierce through the agenda. Also present at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Project updates

Wed
23
Sep

German Band to perform in Ingleside Park


The Guttenberg German Band will perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and River Park Drive. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
16
Sep

"Wisdom in Action" — the story of Sr. Agnes Marie


From left, Sister Laetitia and Sister Agnes Marie departing for India in 1927. Sister Agnes Marie was one of the first four members of the Medical Mission Sisters, a religious order created to provide health care for disenfranchised people. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Many people across the United States admire the work ethic of Midwesterners. Growing up as a member of a large farm family in rural Iowa required hands-on hard work. Everyone needed to pitch in to keep food on the table, clothes on backs and a safe roof overhead. People took pride in their homes and properties. Vegetable and flower gardens were weed-free and pristine. Farmhouses and surrounding barns were well maintained and sturdy. If there was a job to be done — it was completed in a timely fashion. 

Wed
16
Sep

Monarch tag and release event held at Osborne


A youth participant holds a tagged monarch butterfly ready for flight during Osborne Nature Center's monarch tag and release event on Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy of Toni Boardman)

By Caroline Rosacker

The monarch butterfly, biologically known as Danaus Plexippus, is a milkweed butterfly. The butterfly's beauty has earned it status as "King of Butterflies," acquiring the name “monarch." 

In recent years this delicate beauty has been in danger of becoming extinct. Human-caused climate change and habitat loss are now threatening the North American monarch with extinction. 

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