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Wed
03
Jul

Scherbring family is 2019 Knights of Columbus Family of the Year


The Madonna and Donald Scherbring family were recently selected as the 2019 Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Year during the Knights of Columbus State Convention held in Des Moines on May 4. Front from left are grandson Alex White, daughter Cindy Koehn, daughter Crystal and Brendan Seipp, granddaughters Grace, Paige, and Morgan Koehn, Donald and Madonna Scherbring, daughter Mary, Natalia and Hector Rivera; back row, Michael Koehn, State Deputy Antonio Banuelos, Kristi and son Chad Scherbring holding grandson Austin Scherbring, Malorie Klosterman, son Adam Scherbring, son Mark Scherbring, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Not present were daughter-in-law Becky Scherbring, son and daughter-in-law Nick and Heather Scherbring. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

"Our families are our strength and the most basic foundation for the society, for catechesis and for building God's Kingdom. Strong families bring strong communities." – Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. 

Donald and Madonna Scherbring of Guttenberg and their extended family were recently honored at the Knights of Columbus State Convention held in Des Moines.

Wed
03
Jul

Celebrate our nation's birthday!

By Shelia Tomkins

Hot and humid weather has arrived in Iowa, signalling the beginning of summer and the arrival of the annual celebration of our country's birthday. Guttenberg, Garnavillo and Colesburg residents invite everyone to enjoy their parades, festivities and fireworks. 

Garnavillo's celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4, while Guttenberg and Colesburg will offer family fun and more on Saturday, July 6. Look inside for details on all the festivities.

Wed
26
Jun

School board accepts resignation of Principal Andy Peterson

The Clayton Ridge Community School board accepted the resignation of Andy Peterson, principal and athletic director, when it met in regular session on June 10.

Peterson has been employed as a principal at Clayton Ridge since 2015. He has accepted a position as principal at Carver Elementary School in Dubuque. The board also accepted the resignation of his spouse, Leeann Peterson, a teacher associate. 

Wed
26
Jun

Surveys aid in addressing social determinants in rural health


Winning first place with their poster/presentation entry at the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Annual Conference on Healthcare Transformation were, from left, Tracy Yelden, Kari Harbaugh, Robin Esmann and Sarah Meyer. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A survey process that began this spring is assisting area health care providers with information to address social determinants in rural health.  

The survey is currently being provided to patients at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC), three Cornerstone Family Practice clinics, Emergency Department, Patient Care Unit and Family Resource Center.

Wed
26
Jun

Guttenberg couples to be honored at Stars and Stripes


Don and Janice Rohner will be honored on July 6 as Guttenberg's Super Seniors during the Stars and Stripes parade. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

Gayle and Dennis Hanna will be the Grand Marshals for this year's Stars and Stripes parade. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Two couples will be honored at this year's Stars and Stripes celebration set for Saturday, July 6, in Guttenberg. 

Super Seniors Don and Janice Rohner and Parade Grand Marshals Gayle and Dennis Hanna have been chosen to represent our community for the event. 

Super Seniors

Wed
19
Jun

Council mulls development ideas

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on June 10 considered ideas for city development, discussed the lack of mobile food vendors, and approved street closings for the Stars and Stripes celebration.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table were Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
19
Jun

Kassie Rosenbum wins Division III national track title


Kassandra "Kassie" Rosenbum won the NCAA Division III National Title in the 10,000-meter run while competing for Loras College. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Athletic standout Kassandra "Kassie" Rosenbum, a 2017 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School and daughter of Jane Parker, has won the NCAA Division III national title in the 10,000-meter run while competing for Loras College at the track and field event. 

Rosenbum, a sophomore at Loras, is studying kinesiology and is a member of the Duhawk track and field and cross-country teams. 

Wed
19
Jun

Tidemann authors "Letters from Elk City"


Author Michael Tidemann presented a program and shared the inspiration for his most recent book, "Letters from Elk City" on May 25 at the Guttenberg Public Library. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A piece of crockery, an 1838 French wine bottle, a porcelain doll's face and a woman's diamond ring – all found in a dump site— were the inspiration for historical romance novelist Michael Tidemann's latest book, Letters from Elk City

Tidemann, a native of South Dakota, has been living in Iowa since 1996. He currently resides in Estherville and is an English and communications professor at Iowa Lakes Community College. 

Wed
12
Jun

Community members seek to create healthy living vision


Community members met on May 20 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics to finalize a health and well-being vision for Guttenberg. From left are Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Coon, Wellmark representative Aaron Swanson, City Manager Denise Schneider, M.J. Smith, Emily Sadewasser, Ashley Christensen, Amy Speed, Tim Ahlers, Mayor Bill Frommelt, and Wellmark representative Mary Lawyer. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A selection of community members were invited to meet with representatives from HealthyHometownSM powered by Wellmark on Monday, May 20, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in the education room. 

Wed
12
Jun

Volunteers needed

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals willing to staff the Welcome Center in downtown Guttenberg in the afternoons. Duties would include greeting visitors, answering questions, etc.  

Anyone willing to help can  call Mandy at the Welcome Center at 252-2323.

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