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Wed
15
Jul

Shane Wahls hired as Clayton Ridge superintendent


After six years as middle and elementary school principal, Shane Wahls has been hired as Clayton Ridge Superintendent of Schools. He will also continue to serve as middle school principal. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

It has been a challenging and exciting year for the Clayton Ridge School District, made more so by the departures of high school principal Kris Einck and superintendent Allan Nelson. The school board has filled both positions – one with a familiar face, and one with someone new to the district.

Wed
08
Jul

Womenade potluck is July 14

A Womenade potluck will be held Tuesday, July 14, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the south pavilion in the park near the south Marina Visitor Center in Guttenberg. In case of rain or fish flies, the potluck will be moved to the visitor center.

Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share and to come and enjoy an evening of fellowship. Updates will be given regarding donations received and the distribution of those contributions.

The group is looking for more county-wide participation. Those attending are encouraged to bring a friend or neighbor.

Wed
08
Jul

River of Music returns this Friday

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg’s River of Music, a free summer concert series for residents and guests,  will return after a July Fourth holiday hiatus on Friday, July 10, when the Guttenberg German Band takes the stage from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The German Band has become reknown for its authentic German play list of polkas and other traditional melodies. The band was formed in 1986 to play for a polka mass, and then became the centerpiece entertainment for the community's Germanfest celebration for the past 25 years.

Wed
08
Jul

Acupuncturist joins Guttenberg's Riverside Wellness Center


Muni Ceulemans has been a practicing acupuncturist for over five years. He joins Riverside Wellness Center in Guttenberg this month and will be taking appointments every Friday. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

We learn as students that blood flows through our veins and arteries from our hearts all the way to the tiniest capillaries in our fingertips, and we learn that hormones travel through our bodies activating necessary processes. We learn that electrical impulses sent by nerves running from our feet to our brains will notify us of a pebble underfoot or a pain in the stomach. 

Wed
08
Jul

Free concert and percussion workshop on July 14


In addition to the New Orleans salute, Songs of Hope will present a wide variety of songs from all the countries of all the performers on stage. Their songs will range from U.S. rock ‘n roll to Turkish pop to Vietnamese and Bulgarian traditional songs. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Songs of Hope, a six-week, overnight performing arts summer camp in Saint Paul, Minn., for youth 10 years and older from around the world, returns to Guttenberg next week during their annual post-camp musical tour. 

Wed
01
Jul

Stars and Stripes Celebration July 3

By Molly Moser

Stars and Stripes Celebration organizers have planned a full day of entertainment for this Friday, July 3. Community members and visitors can expect a parade, fireworks, food, and children’s games. 

Community members and business owners are also encouraged to decorate their windows with red, white, and blue, contributing to the spirit of the Stars and Stripes Celebration, and to purchase honor ribbons for their loved ones lost and veterans of all wars. 

Wed
01
Jul

County clock tower gets a facelift


The east clock face, above, after installation of new replicated clock hands by Rory Demesy of Mechanical Watch Supply in Minneapolis, Minn. The hands are gold leafed redwood, salvaged from a 125-year-old structure. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The wooden clock tower that chimes above the Clayton County Courthouse is undergoing a complex restoration organizers hope will be complete by 2017. In April, Clayton County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) applied for a second Historic Resource Development Project (HRDP) grant which, if received, will provide funding for beginning phase two of the clock tower repair scheduled for this summer.

Wed
01
Jul

Webster and Merrick to be honored in parade


Neil Webster entered the Air Corps a private and retired from the United States Air Force a 2nd Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Neil Webster, 94, of Guttenberg, was selected by the Stars and Stripes committee as this year’s Super Senior. Neil will be featured in the Stars and Stripes parade, which begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3. 

Wed
24
Jun

City receives two major grants for River Park Drive water project

The City of Guttenberg was recently awarded two grants totalling $300,000 for the replacement of water mains along North River Park Drive. Total estimated project cost is $380,000.

  The City was awarded a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant was made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a contingency fund. 

Wed
24
Jun

Storm hits Clayton County


Storm flips semi This semi truck was flipped on its side by strong winds that accompanied a thunderstorm that passed through Clayton County on Monday morning, June 22. The driver reported that he had pulled onto the shoulder of Highway 52 just north of Millville to ride out the storm when it lifted the vehicle into the air and flipped it on its side.The driver was taken to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and treated for what was believed to be minor injuries. More storm photos appear inside and on The Guttenberg Press Facebook page. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by high winds roared across Clayton County Monday morning, June 22. The Clayton County Dispatch Office reported its first call at 7:49 a.m. indicating flash flooding between Effigy Mounds and Marquette.  By 8:09 a.m. weather spotters were out in the northern portion of the county.

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