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Wed
08
Aug

A working lunch at Guttenberg's hidden treasure


From left, Rotarians Karilyn McArthur, Gary Mick and Kim Gau clear low-hanging branches at Big Springs park along the Great River Road in north Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

A recent noon hour on a beautiful summer day found members of Guttenberg Rotary Club heading to the Big Springs park area for a true "working lunch." The park, located in the city limits along the Great River Road, has been a Rotary project for several years.

Wed
01
Aug

National accreditation for GMHC Sleep testing can now be done at home or in lab


The sleep lab staff at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics can now offer accredited testing at home as well as in the hospital lab. Above, Amanda Miller, R.R.T, demonstrates the equipment used for home testing. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics recently earned accreditation for home sleep testing through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

An addition to its previous accreditation for in-lab testing, home sleep testing accreditation means that the local sleep lab staff is committed to meeting the standards that facilitate a higher level of performance.

Wed
01
Aug

Marker honors Ingleside Club's community legacy


Some of Ingleside Club's 14 members recently posed with the new marker sign that recognizes the transformation of a turn-of-the-century cow pasture into today's beautiful community park. From left are Jane Staebler, Julie Parker, Lee Johnston, Dorothy Tangeman, Joanne Finch and Kathy Brown. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park now hosts a marker purchased by Ingleside Club honoring the club's role in establishing the beautiful and unique riverfront park that borders the Mississippi River.

Club member Lee Johnston furnished the following information on the current project and the role that members have played in community betterment for the past 116 years.

Wed
01
Aug

Guttenberg is re-designated an Iowa Great Place


Guttenberg was recently re-designated as an Iowa Great Place by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The community originally earned the designation in 2006. The honor carries with it the opportunity to apply for state funding for projects tied to the community's vision plan. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recently re-designated Guttenberg as an Iowa Great Place.

The successful Guttenberg application was submitted by a committee consisting of Mandy Ludovissy of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Bill Frommelt, former Mayor Russ Loven, City Manager Denise Schneider, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume, Dave Schlueter, Cindy Olsen, and Sadie Hefel.

Wed
25
Jul

The right shop for the best finish


From left are Meyer Body and Paint owners Eric and Andrea Meyer with technicians Clifford Judkins and Brian Bries. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Eric Meyer was born into the auto business – literally. “I think it’s been his calling ever since he was born in the back seat of a Grand Marquis on Main Street in Colesburg,” says his wife and business partner, Andrea (Moser) Meyer. “Eric has 16 years experience in this industry and is very dedicated to this field of work.” 

Wed
25
Jul

Osterkamp leads fishing at girls' outdoor camp


A Cedar Valley Walleye Club volunteer helps a camper as Outdoor Journey for Girls learn to fish at Hickory Hills conservation park near Waterloo. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa Department of Natural Resources biologist Karen Osterkamp, who works out of the Guttenberg aquarium office, recently returned from helping with a northeast Iowa camp called Outdoor Journey for Girls. Organized by Iowa Women in Natural Resources with support from the Iowa DNR and Pheasants Forever, the camp is in its 26th year. 

Wed
18
Jul

City council moves forward on swimming pool project

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on July 9 moved forward on the municipal swimming pool project, discussed mobile food vendors, and heard plans for downtown beautification. 

Swimming pool

Wed
18
Jul

Fundraising continues $480,213 granted to Wave of the Future project


Attending the May Enhance Iowa board meeting in Urbandale were, from left, Deb Moser, Katy Geuder, Molly Moser, Norma Thiese and Debbie Eulberg. Not pictured is MJ Smith. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Wave of the Future project for Guttenberg’s new swimming pool was awarded a grant in the amount of $480,213 from the Enhance Iowa board’s Community Attractions and Tourism program (EICAT) on Wednesday, July 11, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls. 

Wed
18
Jul

Kahle travels to Barcelona, Spain


Anna Kahle visited Park Gruell on an adventure in Spain that she hopes will help her prepare for a future career as a social studies teacher. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge High School 2015 graduate Anna Kahle traveled to Barcelona, Spain, during the month of May, visiting Roman ruins, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, and touring sites of Spanish art and architecture. 

Wed
11
Jul

Umbrella Arts sculpture project


Rosemary's Bed & Bath at 518 S. River Park Drive has submitted this entry to the Umbrella Arts sculpture project, created by owner Jane Parker. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

This fish sculpture by Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy is a welcome sight at the Guttenberg Welcome Center, 323 S. River Park Drive. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Umbrella Arts has extended its deadline for fish sculptures for its summer sculpture project to Wednesday, Aug. 1. To enter, send a photo and the location of the sculpture to Juanita Loven at lovenrj@alpinecom.net. For contest details, call 563-252-1310.

"There is a wide variety of entries, so take the opportunity to check them out," said Loven. "Some are inside, some outside, and one online." A list of sculpture locations follows (not all are entered in the contest).  

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