News

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to get property 'settings' of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in include() (line 24 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/templates/simpleads_ajax_call.tpl.php).
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." 

Wed
05
Jan

K of C donate to local organizations


The Knights of Columbus Council #4148 presented a check to the Veterans Angels to be used for Quilts of Valor for veterans. From left are Knights of Columbus member Don Sherbring, Rosalie Kickbush, Joyce Voss, Phoebe Johnson, Jeanne Eilers, and Knight Adam Scherbring. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Knights of Columbus was founded by Venerable Father Michael J McGivney at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn. in 1882. It is the world's largest lay Catholic organization, with more than 2 million members worldwide. The 130-year-old organization's original intent was to provide welfare and security for families during times of sickness and death. It has grown throughout the years, and the Knights donated more than 70 million volunteer hours and $158 million to charitable entities.  

Wed
05
Jan

Cough, cold, flu and Covid season

By Dr. Michele Dikkers,

Clayton County Board of Health Chair

Growing up we had to be about dead before we went to the doctor.  Slap a bandage on it, put menthol vapor rub on your chest or put an ice bag on it.  A runny nose, sniffles or a cough was no reason to stay home.  

Wed
29
Dec

Andrew Johnson promoted to 9th dan black belt


Andrew Johnson (above) of Garnavillo was promoted to 9th dan black belt following successful advancement testing at Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Cedar Rapids. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

On Oct. 9 Andrew Johnson of Garnavillo was promoted to 9th dan black belt following a successful test of advanced physical and mental acuity at Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Cedar Rapids.  

A fellow student first introduced the dedicated Tae Kwon Do practitioner to martial arts in college. In 1981, he began his formal training in northeast Iowa with Roger Clarke, who opened up a branch dojang in Elkader, a short drive from the Johnson family farm.   

Wed
29
Dec

Columbariums available at city cemetery


Two columbariums, located directly across from the cemetery's utility shed, contain 24 columns with each column holding two urns of a specific size. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A columbarium is a structure for the respectful storage of cremated remains of the deceased in funerary urns. They can be free standing units, or part of a mausoleum or other building. 

Guttenberg City Cemetery adds columbariums 

Wed
29
Dec

Top performance marks for Clayton Ridge School

The Clayton Ridge School District recently received its Iowa School Performance Profile ratings from the Iowa Department of Education. Ratings are based on accountability measures for the 2020-2021 school year.

Clayton Ridge Elementary received a High Performing rating. The Middle School, High School and Iowa Virtual Academy received Commendable ratings. 

Pages