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05
Apr

Supervisors okay Pattison lease

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors met Monday, March 27, and approved a lease agreement between the county and Pattison Sand for an underground sand mine on the county’s Great River Road right-of-way. Although 14 people attended the public hearing before the approval, there were no objections.

Wed
05
Apr

Build relationships, overcome fear, persist


Jake Harwick, whose goal is to become a professional fisherman, won a dance competition during Contartesi’s presentation and was given a copy of his best-selling book, In Spite of the Odds. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

His parents divorced when he was in the fifth grade, and he failed school that year. He was dyslexic and had attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Things didn’t look good for young Richie Contartesi – until he wrote down the academic requirements for college football players. With a tangible goal, things started to happen a little differently for the young man.

Wed
05
Apr

Pollinators are the bees knees


Dr. Janette Simon shared her passion for pollinators at a recent Guttenberg Rotary Club meeting. Others interested in pollinator preservation may attend the free May 13 Music and Monarchs Festival in Elkader. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

“We’re concerned about our monarchs, our honeybees, and the collapse of colonies – with good reason. One in every three bites of food we eat is because of a pollinator,” said Dr. Janette Simon during a presentation she gave at a recent Guttenberg Rotary Club meeting. 

Wed
29
Mar

Books sought for Library Foundation benefit sale

The Guttenberg Library Foundation is seeking books for its annual sale to be held in May.

Donations will be accepted from April 10 - May 1. Small donations (one or two bags) may be dropped off during regular hours at the Guttenberg Public Library. For larger donations, call Stephanie at 563-880-8332 or Tim at 563-229-1022 to make an appointment for delivery.

Wed
29
Mar

Clayton County Dairy Banquet April 7

The Clayton County Dairy Banquet will be held on Friday, April 7, at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader.

The banquet program includes the presentation of various awards including the county’s Distinguished Dairy Producer, Outstanding Young Dairy Producer, and Senior Dairy Producer awards.  Blue ribbon rosettes and plaques will be awarded to producers for a variety of herd and individual cow production levels. The Clayton County Dairy Princess, Little Miss Squirt and Junior Dairyman will be crowned. The meal begins  at 7 p.m. with the program scheduled for 8 p.m. 

Wed
29
Mar

Local favorite Backwater to join April 8 show at Lakeside


Backwater will be joined by bass player Chris Sauke for their April 8 performance. Clockwise from left are Sauke, Scott Fischer, Steve Dikkers, Ed Dvorak and Bruce Bryant. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

In a 2008 letter to The Guttenberg Press, Parkersburg residents Dave, Sharleen and John Hubbard wrote, “As we live in Parkersburg, we lost our home and vehicles during the May 25 tornado. The band Backwater played at our son’s wedding May 31 and gave us a monetary gift that the Guttenberg people had collected for the tornado victims. We appreciate all the people of Guttenberg for their kindness and generosity.”

Wed
29
Mar

Art by the River Fine Art Festival scheduled June 3


Umbrella Arts was the first sponsor of Art by the River. Group leader Juanita Loven presented Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center Manager Molly Moser with a check for the event. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center has announced its first annual Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop, set for Saturday, June 3, at Ingleside Park in Guttenberg. The free event will showcase the work of area artists and will offer workshops, live music and food all day long.

Wed
22
Mar

The end of an era — Mosers sell Greaser's Drive In


After 27 years in business, Greaser's Drive In will be torn down this spring following sale of the property to Casey's General Store. (Photo submitted)

In addition to being known for its tasty burgers and ice cream, Greaser's Drive In owners Sherri and Rob Moser placed a vintage car and gas pump on the property, which became a customer favorite. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

There will be no more pairs of bare, sandy river feet slapping across the pavement at Greaser’s Drive In. No more happy children dripping more ice cream onto their faces than into their mouths; no more beds of flowers or hanging pots overflowing with petunias and sweet potato vines. No more crispy French fries dunked in cheese and smothered in ketchup; no more juicy, grass-fed beef burgers covered in crunchy coleslaw; no more Greaser’s Drive In.

Wed
22
Mar

School board approves calendar

The Clayton Ridge School Board held a public hearing for the proposed 2017-2018 school district calendar on March 9. Members in attendance were John Heying, Christine Aulwes, Ellen Johnson, Jason Reimer, Kathy Ihde, Mike Finnegan and Alicia Helle.  Also in attendance were Shane Wahls, Andy Peterson, David Schlueter, Mary Seifert and Mindy Reimer.

Superintendent Wahls presented the proposed 2017-2018 school year calendar with a start date of Aug. 23, 2017, and end date of May 30, 2018.  After holding discussion and hearing comments, the public hearing ended at 7:16 p.m.

Wed
22
Mar

Reimer Financial to hold March 24 open house in historic building


Members of the Reimer Financial Group are enjoying their newly-renovated historic office space. From left are Andy Reimer, Nikole Hoeger and Troy Sprenger. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

New York Life financial advisor Andy Reimer has completed renovations on the limestone building at 316 S. 1st Street, Guttenberg, making it the home of his new office. Reimer will host an open house for community members interested in seeing the updates on Friday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with refreshments provided by Picket Fence, Kaffee 1858, and Sode's Green Acre Cafe.

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