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01
Feb

Recreational pickleball at school


All are welcome to play indoor pickleball each Monday and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Ridge gymnasium. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many of the same elements as tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and is gaining popularity in the United States. The Association of Pickleball Professionals reported from August 2021 to August 2022 more than 36.5 million people played pickleball. 

Wed
01
Feb

Paws on Your Heart success stories


This fall ITAVARR took in four pups diagnosed with parvovirus, a deadly disease that is expensive and time-consuming to treat. Through around-the-clock care at their foster home, and a dedicated veterinarian, all four pups were treated and survived. (Photo submitted)

Meet Ryder, right, a Treeing Walker Coonhound — sweet old soul overlooked by adopters for nearly a year. Then he found his perfect home with a dad who loves him and another coonhound for a sister. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Pet rescue services, of which there are few, operate with never-enough funding from a limited number of sources. Adoption fees cover only a small fraction of rescue expenses. Donations and other funding are needed to cover the rest. 

Paws on  Your Heart Pet Rescue Support

Wed
01
Feb

County paging, radio system replacement

Clayton County 911 Service Board contracted with MCM Consulting Group, Inc. in January of 2022 to evaluate the existing public safety paging and radio system. This project also identified the needs, improvements, and opportunities for replacement of the infrastructure.

“The goal is to increase coverage and reliability for our public safety partners,” said a spokesperson for the Clayton County Board of Supervisors and the 911 Service Board.

Wed
25
Jan

Press asks: What are you currently reading?


A large selection of books is available to check out or purchase from the used book sale at The Guttenberg Public Library located at 603 S. 2nd St. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Reading is a popular winter pastime and can improve brain connectivity, increase your vocabulary and comprehension, empower you to become more empathetic, aid in sleep readiness, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce symptoms of depression, and prevent cognitive decline. 

The Guttenberg Press recently polled some of their subscribers and known readers, and asked, "What book are you currently reading?" Their responses are listed in alpha order.

Wed
25
Jan

K9 Country open house Jan. 28


K9 Country, a dog daycare and boarding facility, is hosting an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

K9 Country, located at 35549 Osterdock Road, Colesburg, has opened its door and is ready to care for your beloved canine. The dog daycare and overnight facility is owned and operated by Mindy and Laura Meyer of Guttenberg. 

Open house

Wed
25
Jan

Clayton County Supervisor appointments

At the first meeting of the new year, the Clayton County Board of Supervisors made the following appointments of Supervisors to various boards and commissions:

Wed
18
Jan

Library hosts weekly Mahjongg


All are welcome! Mahjongg is played at the Guttenberg Public Library each Thursday at 1 p.m. From left are Wendy Shea and Laura Manson. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. community members gather at The Guttenberg Public Library to play Mahjongg, pronounced mah-JONG.

The tile-based game, commonly played by four players, was developed in the 19th century in China, and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. Similar to the card game rummy, Mahjongg is a game of skill, strategy, and luck, and is often referred to as Mahjongg rummy, or Chinese dominos. 

Wed
18
Jan

Garnavillo Daycare opens new addition


The toddler room (above) has bright blue walls and cheery red tables and chairs. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

An aging facility that was no longer energy efficient, and a growing waiting list for quality local daycare was the catalyst that prompted Garnavillo Community Daycare board members to begin discussing plans to build a new child care facility as a long-term plan in 2019.  

Wed
18
Jan

City council hears project updates, sets budget hearing

In its first meeting of the new year, the Guttenberg city council heard updates on city projects, approved  city staff mowing the proposed dog park and set a public hearing on the budget for Feb. 13.

Mayor Fred Schaub led councilmembers Michelle Geuder, Steve Bahls, Jane Parker, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy through the Jan. 9 agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

City projects

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11
Jan

Arctic Circle residency inspires art installation


Rachel Moser of Kentucky, daughter of Guttenberg natives Judy and Dana Moser, spent two months onboard "Antigua," (above) a research vessel as part of an art and science residency. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Rachel Moser of Kentucky, daughter of Judy and Dana Moser who grew up in Guttenberg, and granddaughter of Deloes "Pockey" Weseman of Guttenberg, and the late Katherine Weseman, and Ivan and Geraldine Moser, spent two months in the Arctic onboard Antigua, a research vessel, as part of an art and science residency called the Arctic Circle Residency in September and October of 2019.  

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