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Wed
18
Mar

Joanne Rausch shares senior memories


Joanne Rausch, Class of 1956 valedictorian, shared her memories of growing up in Guttenberg and owning and operating a small town business. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Joanne Rausch welcomed us into her comfortable home with a friendly smile, a fresh pot of coffee and a batch of homemade oatmeal cookies. 

Family ties

Wed
11
Mar

Family Resource Center offers safety net to at-risk individuals


Family Resouce Center volunteers pack nutritious food in children's backpacks for families facing food insecurity. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinic's Family Resource Center (FRC) is on a mission to improve the health and wellness of the communities they serve.

Wed
11
Mar

"Spring into Wellness" women's holistic healing


Diane Patzner of Dubuque, Usui/Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master and LMT, will present her program during the "Spring into Wellness" women's holistic healing event at Guttenberg Gallery and the Creativity Center. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Spring is a time of renewal. Additional daylight hours and warmer days offer the perfect opportunity for individuals to become inspired to take better care of their physical, mental and spiritual health.  

Betty Pierce, Certified Usui/Holy Fire one and two Reiki Practitioner, life coach, founder and presenter of "Connect the Dots" of Guttenberg, has organized a gathering of holistic wellness professionals for a one-day women's wellness event. 

Wed
11
Mar

Underground transmission power line will utilize railroad right-of-way

Direct Connect Development Company has begun the filing process with the Iowa Utility Board for the SOO Green HVDC Link transmission project that will be located underground within the Canadian Pacific Railroad right-of-way through Clayton County — including Guttenberg — and seven other Iowa counties.

SOO Green is a proposed high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line that will run underground along existing transportation corridors from Mason City to Chicago. The project will deliver 2,100 megawatts of wind energy resources in Iowa to communities in the eastern United States that have a strong demand for clean, reliable energy.

Wed
04
Mar

J & L Marine service and sales under new ownership


"You asked if your boat's done? We have our four best people on it," say the new owners of J & L Marine in Guttenberg. From left are Bob Preston, Jack Benskin and new owners Josh and Meghan Ludovissy. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Mississippi River is one of the most important rivers in the United States. It extends 2,340 miles north to south from Lake Itasca, Minn., to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Guttenberg's prime location along the shores of America's greatest river provides area residents with countless opportunities to enjoy its majestic beauty. If you live along the river – you're going to need a boat. 

Wed
04
Mar

Dog waste piles up in Ingleside Park


From left, Randi and Reagan Bodish have grown tired of the dog waste problem in the park. The sisters have collected over 30 bags of dog waste more than once! (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Owning a dog can be a very rewarding experience. It is estimated that there are more than 77 million dogs living in the United States. The average pooch deposits approximately three-quarters of a pound of waste each day. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that just 2-3 days worth of waste from 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a watershed area to swimming or fishing within 20 miles. 

Wed
04
Mar

City budget calls for a minor reduction in property tax levy

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 9, on the budget for the coming fiscal year. For the fourth consecutive year, the new budget calls for a slight decrease in the city's tax levy rate. 

The levy rate for the current year is 15.40653 per $1,000 valuation on regular property; the new budget proposes a rate of 15.40159. The proposed budget covers the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. 

Fri
28
Feb

Considering the financial cost of caregiving


A Lunch and Learn workshop covering the cost of caregiving was held on Feb. 6 in the GMHC education room. From left are Jeannette Mukayisire, Amy Speed, Kari Harbaugh, Amy Sadewasser, Joan Parker, Sarah Meyer, Lisa Manson, Tracy Kregel, Lynn Bockenstedt and Cheryl Jacobs. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

There are four kinds of caregivers: those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers. 

Wed
26
Feb

Rightway Realty offers full real estate service


Gary Willman has been serving the real estate needs of Northeast Iowa for 44 years. His business is built on honesty, integrity and hard work. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
26
Feb

Iowa farmland average value shows modest growth in 2019

According to Iowa State University, it’s been a difficult year for farmers — the planting season saw an overabundance of rain and delayed planting, the United States’ trade war with China persisted, skewing both commodity prices and demand, and farm bankruptcies rose to the highest level since 2011. 

However, favorable interest rates, strong yields, and limited land supply combined to help drive Iowa’s average farmland values up for only the second time in six years.

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