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Wed
25
Mar

Lydia Kann remembers life in Germany and Guttenberg


Lydia Kann recently celebrated her 90th birthday. A scrap of paper found in the pocket of a second hand woman's suit, from a clothing drive in Germany was just the beginning of her life-long journey as an Iowa farm wife. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Lydia Maria Martha Elise Marianne Hammer was born on Aug. 14, 1929, in Berlin, Germany to parents Walter and Marianne Hammer.  

Life in Germany

Wed
25
Mar

Gable speaks to Rotary about dementia caregiving


Author Dorothy Gable presented her program to Guttenberg Rotarians at their weekly meeting on Feb. 20. From left are Rotarian Kathy Lake, John Hartmann, Carol Hartmann, Ralph Gable and Dorothy Gable. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia can be a very rewarding and challenging experience. Dorothy Gable of Dubuque authored a book in 2018 titled Dementia Caregiving from a Biblical Perspective: Your Guide for the Journey. 

Gable presented her program on dementia caregiving to the Guttenberg Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on Feb. 20 at the Stadium Bar and Grill. 

Wed
25
Mar

Urgent need for blood drives to continue

By Caroline Rosacker

Donating blood is a vital way to help save lives. A single donation can provide different blood components that can help up to three different people. 

With the onset of recommended isolation measures due to coronavirus concerns, blood drive cancellations have grown at a concerning rate. As of March 18, approximately 4,500 Red Cross blood drives were cancelled across the country, resulting in roughly 150,000 fewer blood donations.  

Wed
18
Mar

Local hospital issues update on COVID-19

By Amy Speed

Director of Marketing & Development

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital

Wed
18
Mar

Joanne Rausch shares senior memories


Joanne Rausch, Class of 1956 valedictorian, shared her memories of growing up in Guttenberg and owning and operating a small town business. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Joanne Rausch welcomed us into her comfortable home with a friendly smile, a fresh pot of coffee and a batch of homemade oatmeal cookies. 

Family ties

Wed
11
Mar

Family Resource Center offers safety net to at-risk individuals


Family Resouce Center volunteers pack nutritious food in children's backpacks for families facing food insecurity. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinic's Family Resource Center (FRC) is on a mission to improve the health and wellness of the communities they serve.

Wed
11
Mar

"Spring into Wellness" women's holistic healing


Diane Patzner of Dubuque, Usui/Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master and LMT, will present her program during the "Spring into Wellness" women's holistic healing event at Guttenberg Gallery and the Creativity Center. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Spring is a time of renewal. Additional daylight hours and warmer days offer the perfect opportunity for individuals to become inspired to take better care of their physical, mental and spiritual health.  

Betty Pierce, Certified Usui/Holy Fire one and two Reiki Practitioner, life coach, founder and presenter of "Connect the Dots" of Guttenberg, has organized a gathering of holistic wellness professionals for a one-day women's wellness event. 

Wed
11
Mar

Underground transmission power line will utilize railroad right-of-way

Direct Connect Development Company has begun the filing process with the Iowa Utility Board for the SOO Green HVDC Link transmission project that will be located underground within the Canadian Pacific Railroad right-of-way through Clayton County — including Guttenberg — and seven other Iowa counties.

SOO Green is a proposed high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line that will run underground along existing transportation corridors from Mason City to Chicago. The project will deliver 2,100 megawatts of wind energy resources in Iowa to communities in the eastern United States that have a strong demand for clean, reliable energy.

Wed
04
Mar

J & L Marine service and sales under new ownership


"You asked if your boat's done? We have our four best people on it," say the new owners of J & L Marine in Guttenberg. From left are Bob Preston, Jack Benskin and new owners Josh and Meghan Ludovissy. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Mississippi River is one of the most important rivers in the United States. It extends 2,340 miles north to south from Lake Itasca, Minn., to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Guttenberg's prime location along the shores of America's greatest river provides area residents with countless opportunities to enjoy its majestic beauty. If you live along the river – you're going to need a boat. 

Wed
04
Mar

Dog waste piles up in Ingleside Park


From left, Randi and Reagan Bodish have grown tired of the dog waste problem in the park. The sisters have collected over 30 bags of dog waste more than once! (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Owning a dog can be a very rewarding experience. It is estimated that there are more than 77 million dogs living in the United States. The average pooch deposits approximately three-quarters of a pound of waste each day. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that just 2-3 days worth of waste from 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a watershed area to swimming or fishing within 20 miles. 

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