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Wed
26
Jan

Dr. Gunnett joins GMHC medical team


The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics added Dr. Carol Gunnett to their team of family medicine providers in August 2021. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) has recently added Dr. Carol Gunnett to their team of family medicine providers. Dr. Gunnett grew up in rural Pennsylvania in close proximity to Valley Forge, a couple of hours west of Philadelphia, on the eastern side of the state. 

Inspired to pursue a career in medicine

Wed
26
Jan

CCDG connects county communities


The former laundromat and the house to the north were properly dismantled and disposed of thanks to the CCDG, who partnered with the Regional Housing Trust Fund to help secure funding for the removal of derelict buildings, a program Guttenberg utilized on three separate occasions. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton County Development Group (CCDG) is on a mission to enhance opportunities for the creation of wealth for the citizens of Clayton County through the promotion of agriculture, industry and tourism. CCDG is building strong profitable economic businesses through cooperation and education, creating a destination for quality recreation and tourism and providing a quality of life that promotes public investment. 

Wed
26
Jan

Clayton Ridge School board meeting and work session

The Clayton Ridge school board held its monthly meeting on Jan. 10 at the elementary library in Garnavillo. President John Heying led board members Jessica Bittner, Christine Aulwes, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Mike Finnegan and Jason Reimer through the meeting's agenda. Also attending were Superintendent Shane Wahls, Dean of Students Wade Marlow and staff members Collin Arndt, Lori Bunting and Tierney Hoefer.

Supt. Wahls reported on an upcoming work session with the Iowa Association of School Boards. 

Wed
19
Jan

Dingesville #7 Country school memories


Janette "Jan" Hansel attended the Dingesville country school that her great-great-grandfather Aaron Hyde Sr. built. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1850, Aaron Hyde Sr. came to Iowa and purchased his homestead farm, which included 280 acres in Mallory Township. He was a skilled carpenter and built many residences and schoolhouses in Clayton County, including Dingesville School, where his great-great-granddaughter, Janette "Jan" Hansel of Guttenberg, would be educated. He was also instrumental in the construction of Bethel Church. 

Wed
19
Jan

AmeriCorps/Rubicon team member volunteers when needed


Hannah Davey (left) and her supervisor, Jason Taylor, Executive Director at Bur Oak Land Trust, were on location with Team Rubicon in Mayfield, Ky., assisting with storm damage caused by a devestating tornado on Dec. 10, 2021. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

AmeriCorps invites individuals from all walks of life to serve alongside each other for the betterment of every community. Their mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. 

Hannah Davey, AmeriCorps worker

Wed
19
Jan

First meeting of year for new city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The first city council meeting of the new year brought newly-elected members to the council table on Monday, Jan. 10. New mayor and former council member Fred Schaub called the meeting to order with new council members Steve Bahls, Michelle Geuder and Mandy Ludovissy joining holdover members Austin Greve and Jane Parker.

Wed
12
Jan

Bingo at senior citizen meal site and meal program update


Bingo is played each Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Guttenberg Municipal Building dining area. (Press Photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Research has suggested that bingo is a fun way to stave off loneliness and boredom. Through the years, bingo locations have become the hub of local communities, allowing individuals to gather and socialize with like-minded people.  

Wed
12
Jan

County Line Acres offers produce and baked goods


Rachel Faust and Dalton Bolsinger's children enjoy helping with the family business, County Line Acres LLC near Graham. From left are Rachel Faust, Lincoln, Finnegan, Dalton Bolsinger and Grayson. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

County Line Acres, LLC proprietors Rachel Faust and Dalton Bolsinger of Cedar Rapids are inspiring Clayton County residents to embrace better health through whole food offerings. 

Wed
12
Jan

Iowa farmland values at historic high

After several years of modest gains and losses, the average value of an acre of Iowa farmland skyrocketed 29% in 2021. The nominal value of an acre of farmland is now higher than at any point since Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach began surveying values in 1941 and is 12% higher than the previous peak in 2013; although the current value in inflation-adjusted terms is still lower than that for 2012 and 2013.

Wed
05
Jan

Lung transplant survivor's journey to wellness


Donna Simon feels better and is enjoying a more carefree, healthy life, following a successful double lung transplant surgery. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Donna Simon of Guttenberg is currently recovering from a successful double lung transplant,and has agreed to share her journey to wellness with The Guttenberg Press. 

"365 days – one year. Do we ever think about how much our lives can change in 365 days?" Simon asks. "2020 was a year with a lot of ups and downs for everyone with COVID-19 playing a big part in everyone's lives." 

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