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06
May

City council special meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special noon meeting on Monday, April 27, the Gutttenberg city council set a public hearing on a proposed federal loan for the local hospital and heard the mayor present a new policy for citizen complaints.

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

Wed
29
Apr

Increase in county road waste baffles locals


The Guttenberg Rotary can redemption collection bin is located on the west side of the city garage along Haydn Street, across from the swimming pool. The Rotary Club uses 100 percent of the proceeds to support community projects. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each spring we patiently wait for the snow to melt exposing the budding earth.  We look forward to the arrival of green grass and spring flowers. Exposed ground is not the only thing the snow covers up. 

Wed
29
Apr

Healthy Hometown targets eat well, move more and feel better


A walking audit of Guttenberg in September revealed a need for sidewalk repairs. City workers completed a sidewalk inspection in October, and sent letters to homeowners in November informing them of a June 2020 deadline to complete repairs. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The planning committee for Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark met in late February at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC).

Aaron Swanson, Wellmark healthy hometown representative, opened the meeting with a review of the Master Plan that was developed last summer by the committee. The group discussed the success of tactics that were implemented covering three target areas: eat well, move more and feel better. 

Wed
29
Apr

School board sets tentative dates for senior events

At a special meeting held on April 21, the Clayton Ridge Community School board approved dates for high school activities that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board tentatively set prom for July 10, the senior class trip to July 19-25 and commencement for July 26, pending the lifting of the State's COVID-19 restrictions.

Wed
22
Apr

Be sure to support Guttenberg and Garnavillo businesses


Garnavillo and Guttenberg welcome you to patronize their businesses. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Caroline Rosacker

It is now more important than ever that area residents support their local businesses. Due to recent concerns over the spread of Covid-19 many area retailers and restaurants have had to re-think how they serve the public.  

On March 17 Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan. 

Wed
22
Apr

Healthy food exchange is program topic


Paulette Wagner, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, presented a program on healthy food exchanges on March 19 at the GMHC Lunch and Learn Program. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) added an extra educational session to their monthly Lunch and Learn programming. Amy Speed, Director of Marketing and Development GMHC, told The Press,  "March is National Nutrition Month. In our mission to partner with you on your health and wellness journey we enlisted Certified Holistic Nutritionist Paulette Wagner to present her program, Tasty Trade-offs." 

Wed
22
Apr

Guttenberg city council okays development position

By Shelia Tomkins

For the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Iowa, the Guttenberg city council met using social distancing and electronic communication for its monthly meeting on April 13.

Mayor Bill Frommelt and City Manager Denise Schneider were at the council table, along with council members Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and  Austin Greve, who all sat appropriate distances apart; councilman Mick Pierce participated electronically.

Wed
15
Apr

Garnavillo couple embraces prioritizing work and family


The Reimer family visited Black Hills, S.D., last summer. Front from left are Hayden and Jack; back, Andrew and Mindy. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, workers from across the globe have either been forced, or made the choice, to self-isolate and work from home. The closing of most public and private schools, and daycares have left millions of children home with their parents and caregivers.

The Guttenberg Press reached out to Andrew and Mindy Reimer of Garnavillo and asked them to share their story. 

Wed
15
Apr

Rotary star brings hope


As you look to the night sky in Guttenberg, a shining star rises above the city as a symbol of hope. Join the community in sending a message of hope for brighter days ahead by creating your own Star of Hope. Light the yard, decorate your window, or make your own Star of Hope tribute in whatever manner you decide. Hope over Fear! (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

The star on top of Guttenberg's west bluff, normally lit to herald in the holiday season, is back on this April  in an effort to bring hope to Guttenberg's residents during this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandatory school and business closures and recommended social distancing have left area residents feeling uneasy. 

Wed
15
Apr

CR School letter addresses prom, graduation, other issues

Note: Laura Bilden, 6-12 Principal at Clayton Ridge Community School, recently sent the following letter to district parents and guardians.

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