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Wed
09
Feb

River Town Family Dentistry donates to St. Mary School


Alicia Walke, DDS, River Town Family Dentistry, has donated $2,500 which will be used toward St. Mary's tuition, and $500 for home furnishings for a family in need. From left are Alicia Walke and St. Mary's administrative secretary Erin Schmelzer. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Alicia Walke, DDS, River Town Family Dentistry, recently donated $2,500 dollars to St. Mary Immaculate Conception School (SMIC) in Guttenberg. She was inspired to give back to the community that has graciously welcomed her. 

Wed
09
Feb

Lock and Dam 10 annual navigation report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its 2021 navigation statistics for the Upper Mississippi River in January.

The 2021 navigation season unofficially ended Nov. 28 after the Motor Vessel Jonathon Erickson departed St. Paul, Minn. The 2021 navigation season started March 19 when the Motor Vessel R. Clayton McWhorter locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minn., en route to St. Paul.

Wed
02
Feb

UA offers community music and more


Elected Umbrella Arts board members were voted in on Jan. 18. From left are Juanita Loven, Laura Manson, Matt Esser, Sherry Oliver and Ann Korezyk. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead. 

Wed
02
Feb

Clayton County Conservation year in review


Kenny Slocum, Motor Motor Race Coordinator, directed the 150 participants to the start line for the 2021 5K/10K Race which served at the Grand Opening of the Motor Mill Trail. (Photo by Larry Stone)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County Conservation recently released its annual report that indicates another successful year of programing, expansion and responsible land stewardship. The organization is on a mission to promote the health and general welfare of the people; to model and encourage preservation, conservation, education and recreation through responsible use and appreciation of our natural resources and cultural heritage.

Clayton County Conservation Board

Wed
02
Feb

Free energy coaching for businesses, non-profits

Submitted by Clayton County Energy District

According to the U.S. Dept of Energy, commercial buildings waste up to 30% of consumed energy. The locally-led Clayton County Energy District (CCED) knows that millions spent on utility energy costs unnecessarily flow out of Clayton County every year. The CCED recognizes how communities can spend less on energy; communities prosper when energy savings measures are implemented.

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

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