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Wed
28
Feb

Mercy Health Network seeks to replicate GMH Family Resource Center statewide


Kari Harbaugh, coordinator of the GMH Family Resource Center, spoke with Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Norris when he visited the hospital in February. Harbaugh feels strongly that her role at the FRC is to help people help themselves. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

In 2017, Guttenberg Municipal Hospital’s Family Resource Center assisted 83 families with food, 198 families with clothing, and 42 families with children at Christmas. Infant items such as strollers, car seats, and beds were given to 19 families, and household or hygiene products were provided 161 times over the course of the year. All this and more were done under the coordination of Kari Harbaugh with help from 23 adult volunteers and 15 student volunteers, who gave a total of 1,251 hours of their time. 

Wed
21
Feb

Getting to know local government Boards address housing shortage


Home efficiency and safety repairs are the focus of CDBG funds. (Press photo)

By Molly Moser

In a recent interview with Pat McTaggart, Clayton County Supervisors Gary Bowden and Ron McCartney both point to a shortage of appropriate housing as one of the largest struggles the county faces. City Manager Denise Schneider serves on two housing-related boards aiming to address those very challenges in Guttenberg, and she sat down with The Press to explain the various acronyms, audiences, and purposes of the two.

Wed
21
Feb

Wahls explains 2018-19 grade realignment plan


Students in pre-K through fifth grade will attend school at the Garnavillo campus starting this fall. Grades six to 12 will take classes in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Big changes are coming to the Clayton Ridge School District. By the fall of this year, elementary and middle school students will completely swap campuses. 

Wed
21
Feb

City signs contract with new electric power provider

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 12 signed a contract with a new wholesale electric power provider, raised current electric rates, okayed improvements on DeKalb Street in conjunction with Casey's expansion, and heard a request from a new business. 

Wed
14
Feb

Mentoring program takes shape


The long-term goal of the new mentoring program is to foster positive relationships with youth that will result in responsible and healthy adults who will nurture healthy relationships of their own. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A brand new mentoring program for youth in the Clayton Ridge School District is taking shape this month with grant funds from HAWC Partnerships for Children. The program is the first of its kind in the area and was inspired by a community needs assessment. 

Wed
14
Feb

Getting to know local government Sexton and cemetery board manage 10,000 graves


There are 10,000 graves in the Guttenberg city cemetery and enough space for approximately 30 more years of burials. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series of features highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. 

Wed
07
Feb

Getting to know local government Cable commission manages local Channel 6


City of Guttenberg staff Debbie Eulberg manages Channel 6 content with equipment in the mayor's office. Station decisions are advised by the cable commission. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: In the coming weeks, The Press will feature a series of stories highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. This week’s article focuses on the Guttenberg cable commission.

Wed
07
Feb

G&G/Imagine the Possibilities enhances services


Lorrie Meier, Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Greener, Executive Director

By Molly Moser

Late last year, G&G Living in Guttenberg officially became part of Imagine the Possibilities, a nonprofit based in Maquoketa. G&G Executive Director Lorrie Meier transitioned to the position of chief financial officer, and Patrick Greener of Imagine the Possibilities has assumed the responsibilities of executive director. 

Wed
31
Jan

Enjoy ice carving, raptors, hot soup at Eagle Watch


Ice carver Matt Meadows will return to entertain eagle watchers with his skills on Saturday, Feb. 10. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Get a glimpse of America's national bird at the Marina Visitor Center in Guttenberg on Saturday, Feb. 10, when Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day. Live raptors, hot soup, and cool ice sculpting are among the entertainment planned. Events begin at 10:30 a.m. 

Wed
31
Jan

Getting to know local government Development is focus of GEIDC


GEIDC members present for a January meeting include, from left, Denise Schneider, Dave Schlueter, Austin Coon, Howard Hubbell and Tom Augustyn. Not pictured are Jim Johnston and Cheryl Meyer. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: In the coming weeks, The Press will feature a series of stories highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. This week’s article focuses on GEIDC.

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