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Wed
06
Sep

Uplifting children's book addresses birthmarks


Amanda Donahue has self-published her first children's book, "Tyler's Purple Arm" inspired by her husband, Tyler's (above) experience living with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Former elementary school teacher and now stay-at-home mom Amanda Donahue has self-published her first children's book, Tyler's Purple Arm.  The story of a cheerful young boy named Tyler, who has a purple birthmark covering his arm and hand caused by Klippel-Trenaunay (klih-PEL tray-no-NAY) Syndrome ― also called KTS. 

Wed
06
Sep

Historic log cabin finds a new home in Garnavillo


Lanny and Wendy Kuhse of Garnavillo hired Oberbreckling Construction Company to move and re-assemble a historic log cabin to their property. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Lanny and Wendy Kuhse of Garnavillo have recently added a historic log cabin to their spacious property, located at 203 South Benton Street in Garnavillo. 

The Kuhse’s purchased the cabin from Connie and the late Jim Leete of Farmersburg, who moved the home piece-by-piece to their property in the late 1990’s. 

Wed
06
Sep

GMHC announces provider model change

Effective Sept. 4  Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics transitioned to a Hospitalist model to provide care for patients hospitalized on the Patient Care Unit at GMHC. 

A Hospitalist is a provider who primarily manages the medical care of patients in the hospital, allowing family medicine physicians to focus on their clinic patients. In addition to providing care for hospitalized patients, the Hospitalists will also be providing emergent patient care in the Emergency Department.

Wed
30
Aug

Dr. Hoffmann chooses new medical path


Beginning in February, Dr. Jeffrey Hoffmann will be part of a family practice for over 11 months at a small rural clinic in Kaitaia, New Zealand through Global Health. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

After 32 years, dedicated Cornerstone Family Practice and Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) primary care physician Dr. Jeffrey Hoffmann, DO, of Guttenberg will step away from his longtime medical practice to embark on a new journey as a physician in a small rural clinic in Kaitaia, New Zealand.

Wed
30
Aug

Tai Chi for arthritis and fall prevention


Students gather twice weekly for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention sponsored by Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) promotes healthy lifestyles by offering a variety of health and wellness classes to help aging individuals stay active and independent.

Wed
23
Aug

New hires at CR Elementary


New Clayton Ridge Elementary teachers are, from left, Skyler Soppe, Celeste Harber, Ellie Kinley and Kearsti Hansel. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

The Clayton Ridge School District has hired four new elementary teachers and a secretary  at the Garnavillo campus. They submitted the following introductions. 

Anne Meyer

Elementary Secretary

Wed
23
Aug

To join FOCUS at U.W. Platteville


Jaderial Staebler of Guttenberg will join FOCUS at the UW-Platteville campus this fall as a missionary. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1998, Curtis Martin founded the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Atchison, Kan., after recognizing the significant impact the college years have on a young person's future. 

Martin would later share his vision for FOCUS: a chance for every student to know and feel known, loved and cared for by Jesus Christ, with Pope St. John Paul II. 

Wed
23
Aug

Municipal, school candidate filing begins Aug. 28

By Shelia Tomkins

Those interested in running for local municipal and school board offices  can place their name on the ballot by filing nomination papers in the coming weeks.

Filing will open on Monday, Aug. 28, and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Wed
16
Aug

Native prairie blooms despite drought


Linda and Dan Deutmeyer have set aside land to create a wildlife habitat through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Reserve Program. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 2010, Dan and Linda Deutmeyer, who live south of Guttenberg, set aside land they purchased from his father's estate to create a wildlife habitat through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Reserve Program. 

CRP Program

Wed
16
Aug

Federal home grant and loan funds available from USDA

By Caroline Rosacker

Home repair financing is available from USDA Rural Development in Iowa. The Section 504 Home Repair program provides loans to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes, or provides grants to elderly, very low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. 

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