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Wed
22
Mar

Jasmine Staebler earns First Team All-American honors


Iowa State sophomore Jasmine Staebler, center, finished second in the finals of the 800-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship on Feb. 25. (Photo by Dineh Bohan/Iowa State Daily)

Jasmine Staebler of Guttenberg, a student at Iowa State University, became an All-American during her first trip to the NCAA Division I National Championship Event at Texas A&M, qualifying in the preliminaries on Friday, March 10, and running the final race on Saturday, March 11.

The Iowa State University sophomore placed sixth in the 800 meter run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, March 11, in College Station Texas (Texas A&M) to earn first team All-American accolades. Staebler became the 11th Iowa State runner to earn All-American honors in the women’s 800.

Wed
15
Mar

Clayton County supervisors pass $17 million budget

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist

The Clayton County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget for the coming fiscal year with total expenditures of $16.986 million, which is a one percent increase over this year’s budget. 

It also includes a rural tax levy of 9.68% per $1,000 of assessed value, which is lower than this year’s 10.38% and an urban levy of 6.30%, compared to this year’s 7.02%.

Wed
15
Mar

City council approves budget

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on March 6 approved the budget for the coming fiscal year, moved forward on a water rate increase, and heard  several requests from local residents.

Mayor Russ Loven called the meeting to order with council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling and Steve Friedlein in attendance, along with Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume.

Wed
15
Mar

Connecting young professionals


Young professional Jenna Pollock is the director of the Clayton County Conservation Board and has helped organize the new Upper Mississippi Under Forty group. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Wed
15
Mar

Local producers prepare for spring Mother-daughter duo value chemical-free farming


Gina Dahlstrom Osburn and her mother, Marge Elsinger, are growing excited for the coming of spring and their booth at the Guttenberg Farmer's Market. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Increased sunshine and warmer days have Gina Dahlstrom Osburn and her mother, Marge Elsinger, thinking about the upcoming growing season and the Guttenberg Farmers Market. “I pore over seed catalogs to find what I know has grown well in the past and am always searching for an interesting and tasty heirloom I can introduce our customers to,” said Osburn. 

Wed
08
Mar

School board plans next steps


Demolition of the 1903 building and relocation of classrooms and other spaces inside is a top priority now that the PPEL vote has passed. Other priorities include replacing a switchgear in the middle school and upgrading the elementary HVAC system. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Following the Feb. 7 voter approval of a 67-cent increase on the physical plant and equipment levy, the Clayton Ridge School Board has begun to take action.

Wed
08
Mar

SMIC Extravaganza features new dueling pianos


Dueling Pianos entertained a crowd of 300 during the school fundraiser on Saturday night. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Lakeside Ballroom was humming with activity on Saturday, March 4, as St. Mary Immaculate Conception School held their annual fundraiser Extravaganza. Over 300 event tickets were sold to participants who enjoyed a meal, bid on silent auction items, and sang along with piano entertainment.

Wed
08
Mar

Public art project moves forward

The Art Advisory Committee for the public art project to be developed in downtown Guttenberg met on Thursday, Feb. 23, to discuss how to move forward. The project to be placed in downtown Guttenberg is one of 15 being implemented along Scenic Byways throughout Iowa by Scenic Byway partners.

The Committee, made up of local “doers” such as Emily Sadewasser, Juanita Loven, Russell Loven, Lori Wallace, Gary Goyette, Chris Schoen, and many others, has developed a theme to reflect aquatic Mississippi River life befitting of Guttenberg’s “sense of place.” 

Wed
08
Mar

Firefighters plan door-to-door sales

Members of the Guttenberg Fire Department will be going door-to-door on Monday, March 20, selling tickets for their annual dance, set for Saturday, March 25, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg.

Those wishing to purchase a ticket should turn on their porchlight.

The event will feature music by Pizzin in the Wind from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. In addition to admission to the dance, ticket holders will be eligible for numerous prize drawings. 

Wed
01
Mar

Two Legion posts choose Boys State candidates


From left are Clayton Boeke, Braydn Harbaugh, Paul Seitz, Hunter Bolsinger, Brandon Wahls, Erik Ihde and Kole Brandel. (Photo submitted)

Two American Legion posts have announced their selections to attend Hawkeye Boys State this summer.

Clayton Boeke, son of Shawn and Sue Boeke, and Braydn Harbaugh, son of Chad and Kari Harbaugh, have been chosen by Prairie La Porte Post 373 to be delegates to the 78th American Legion Hawkeye Boys State held in Camp Dodge, Johnston, June 10 -16.   

Paul Seitz, son of Jym Seitz, and Hunter Bolsinger, son of Rod and Heidi Bolsinger of Guttenberg,  are the alternates for Post 373 in case one or both delegates are unable to attend. 

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