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Wed
17
Aug

Council hears comments on food truck ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on Aug. 8, the Guttenberg city council heard concerns about food trucks, lowered the age for golf cart operators, and heard an update from the Community Vitality Advisory Committee. 

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

Wed
10
Aug

St. Mary /IC School announces closing


St. Mary Immaculate Conception School in Guttenberg will not be open for the fall term. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Citing a lack of qualified teachers, St. Mary Immaculate Conception School in Guttenberg last week announced its closing in a letter to parents.

The school, which serves students from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade, had recently hired a new principal, Angela Jones, and was preparing for the fall opening when the decision was made at a meeting of the school board last week.

Wed
10
Aug

Clayton Ridge fills principal position


Terri Thompson of Guttenberg has been hired as the Clayton Ridge Middle and High School Principal.

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg native Terri Thompson has been hired as the Clayton Ridge Middle and High School Principal. 

Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from William Penn University, Oskaloska. “I was recruited to play basketball at William Penn,” Thompson commented. 

Wed
10
Aug

"Celebrate Guttenberg" this Saturday, Aug. 13

By Shelia Tomkins

"Celebrate Guttenberg," an annual celebration featuring food, shopping specials and entertainment, is set for this Saturday, Aug. 13, sponsored by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

This year's event will feature extended hours for the Saturday Farmer's Market, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  in the 400 block of South River Park Drive. There will be a coffee truck on hand at 8 a.m. 

Wed
03
Aug

UA announces annual art contest winners


A colorful sidewalk chalk artwork submitted by the Stumpf family took second place honors in this year's UA contest. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts is pleased to announce the first, second and third place winners of the 2022 Umbrella Arts Sculpture Contest "Butterflies of Freedom." 

"Umbrella Art members would like to thank all who participated in the 2022 sculpture contest," commented member Diane Thiese.  "All entries can be seen on the Umbrella Arts Facebook page. Please take the time to stop and see their beautiful work." 

Wed
03
Aug

Dr. Monica Steffen joins Veterinary Clinic staff


Dr. Monica Steffen, DVM, has recently joined the staff at the Guttenberg Vet Clinic. She was inspired to become a veterinarian while growing up on her family's farm near Luxemburg. (Photo submited)

By Caroline Rosacker

Veterinarians diagnose animal health problems, vaccinate against disease, treat animals suffering from illness, infections, wounds, and fractures, perform surgery, and educate pet owners about feeding, behavior issues, and breeding.

According to the American Medical Veterinary Association, 77 percent of veterinarians who work in private medical practices treat pets. 

Wed
03
Aug

"Celebrate Guttenberg" set for Saturday, Aug. 13

By Shelia Tomkins

"Celebrate Guttenberg," an annual celebration featuring food, shopping specials and entertainment, will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, sponsored by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

This year's event will feature extended hours for the Saturday Farmer's Market, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be a coffee truck on hand at 8 a.m. 

Wed
27
Jul

World record holder paddles into town


Dale Sanders, 87, and his team are paddling down the Mississippi River in an effort to recapture Sander's previous world record: the oldest person to paddle the Mississippi river, source to sea. From left are "Mississippi River Angels" Deanna and Dan Kuempel of Guttenberg, Dale "Grey Beard" Sanders, Matt Briggs and "Melody" and Dale Faust. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On May 15, Dale "Grey Beard" Sanders, 87, of Bartlett, Tenn., began paddling at the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Lake Itasca, Minn. He will continue paddling in one continuous trip until he reaches the Gulf of Mexico, 12 miles beyond mile "zero" of the Missississippi River. 

Wed
27
Jul

Author to present “Prohibition in Iowa”


Iowa had statewide prohibition in 1916, four years before the national policy in 1920. Above, a young rebel hides her flask in her garter. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The 18th Amendment, which outlawed the manufacturing and selling of liquor, created a profitable, dangerous business opportunity for moonshiners and bootleggers on the other side of the law.

Three states – Iowa, Kansas and Maine — were ahead of the vountry on Prohibition.  In fact, Iowa had statewide prohibition in 1916, four years before the national policy in 1920.

Wed
20
Jul

Bryant shares musical talent for 50 years


Bruce Bryant has been performing as a paid musician for the past 50 years. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1972, former Guttenberg and Clayton Ridge High School English teacher Bruce Bryant, of Guttenberg began his career as a paid musician and entertainer while attending high school in Cuba City, Wis. 

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