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24
Jun

Allen Real Estate buys Rightway Realty


Nathan Trappe of Allen Real Estate Company has recently expanded his business with the purchase of Rightway Realty in Guttenberg. From left are Kinley, Nathan and Trinly Trappe. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Allen Real Estate Company of Monona has recently expanded its business with the purchase of Rightway Realty in Guttenberg. Nathan Trappe, real estate broker for Allen Real Estate, told The Press, "The late Gary Willman's father started Rightway Realty back in 1958. Gary eventually took over the business and made it into the successful brokerage firm it is today."

Wed
24
Jun

Superintendent gives update on plans

The following statement was issued last week by Clayton Ridge School Superintendent Shane Wahls:

"I want to update the public regarding the re-opening of school facilities and activities. Currently, baseball and softball seasons are underway with several guidelines to offer safety for players, coaches, and fans. 

Wed
17
Jun

Rare fossil discovered at Big Springs Nature Park


A rare Dasycladacian Green Algae fossil was discovered at Big Springs Nature Park by day hikers Scott and Ayla Boylen. Above, Phil Burgess of Prairie du Chien, Wis., a self-taught paleontologist/geologist, identified the 450 million year old fossil. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A father-daughter hiking expedition at Big Springs Nature Park, located along the Great River Road just north of Guttenberg, has revealed a rare fossil find. "Big Springs,” as the locals prefer to call it, is a quiet, hidden natural treasure used by outdoor enthusiasts for day-hiking, picnicking, bird watching or peaceful meditation. 

Wed
17
Jun

Council tightens city leash law

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg city council members  updated city code regarding animals running at large when they met in regular session on Monday evening, May 11. 

At the council table were Mayor Bill Frommelt, City Manager Denise Schneider and councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, and Virginia Saeugling. Councilmember Jane Parker participated via teleconference.

Wed
10
Jun

Guttenberg Library Foundation seeks donations


Friends of the Guttenberg Public Library Foundation are from left, Jackie Lee, Susan Leonhart, Carolyn Clefisch, Wendy Shea, Jim Schlueter and Katie Beitzel. Not pictured is Pat Krapfl. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Boston Public Library was the first large public library supported by taxes in the United States. It was established in 1848 and opened its doors to the public six years later in 1854. Public libraries are considered an essential component to an educated and literate society. 

Wed
10
Jun

Zerbe builds scale model steam engine


Jim Zerbe recently completed a working, scale-model steam engine, using rough steel, brass castings, bar stock and construction drawings for the project. He started working on the engine last September and finished this year in April. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
10
Jun

Guttenberg Chamber cancels July Fourth celebration

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce board, at its monthly meeting on June 3, decided to cancel the community's annual Stars & Stripes celebration originally set for July 4th, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wed
03
Jun

Sen. Grassley addresses limited audience during 99-county tour


On Tuesday, May 26, due to social distancing recommendations, Senator Chuck Grassley addressed only a limited number of Guttenberg constituents in the Municipal Building council chambers. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

United States Senator Chuck Grassley is making his way across the state on his annual 99-county tour of Iowa. He arrived in Guttenberg on Tuesday, May 26, and addressed a small group of community leaders in the Guttenberg Municipal Building council chambers. Attendance at all 99 stops will be modified in compliance with social distancing recommendations from Governor Kim Reynolds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wed
03
Jun

Umbrella Arts River of Music 2020 summer concert series


The Side Project will kick off the summer concerts in Ingleside Park this Friday, June 5, starting at 6 p.m. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Umbrella Art members are once again hosting their popular River of Music concert series. The event is held each Friday evening beginning June 5 - Aug. 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. Musicians will perform under the band shelter located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and  North River Park Drive.  

Wed
27
May

Donna Hinzman sews 1,000 cloth masks


Donna Hinzman of Guttenberg has sewn and donated 1,000 cloth face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

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