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Wed
11
Dec

Mississippi navigation season closes

The 2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District navigation season has come to an end. The last tow of the season departed St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, Nov. 28.

The departure of the Motor Vessel Kelly Rae Erickson bookmarks a challenging navigation season that started April 24 with the arrival of the Motor Vessel Aaron F. Barrett. Following the Barrett, there would not be another tow to reach St. Paul for more than three weeks due to spring flooding. The second tow to reach St. Paul was the Motor Vessel Thomas E. Erickson. She reached the capital city May 20. The average date for the first tow is around March 18.

Wed
11
Dec

EARL Transit featured at "Lunch and Learn"


EARL Public Transit is a program of Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) serving Clayton, Allamakee, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties in the Northeast corner of the state. From left are Julie Moore, Tracy Kregel, Kari Harbaugh, Sarah Moser, Lynn Bockenstedt and Lori Egan. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center is holding a series of "Lunch and Learn" workshops on the first Thursday of each month. 

The informational programs are being held in the education room at GMHC, 200 Main Street.

Wed
11
Dec

GMHC Family Resource Center food pantry


Students of St. Mary Immaculate Conception School, Guttenberg, participated in a cereal drive. Eighty students donated 658 pounds of cereal to the Family Resource Center's food pantry. The school's fifth and sixth grade classes were the winners of a friendly competition among students to see who could donate the most cereal. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Family Resource Center, located at 514 South River Park Drive in Guttenberg, recently added a food pantry to the long list of services they provide for our community. 

Wed
04
Dec

Pastor McMillin reflects on 46+ years of Lutheran pastoral service


Pastor Harold McMillin and his wife, Linda, have been partners in marriage and in the Lutheran ministry. Pastor Harold was honored at a retirement celebration on Nov. 3 at St. John's in Luana. From left are Pastor Harold and Linda McMillin. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

"If faith is a burden, you believe in a wrong God. God came to lift burden off, not put one on."                                                    

Pastor Harold McMillin Jr., commonly referred to as Pastor Harold, shared these words of wisdom seated at the couple's inviting family dinner table where food and fellowship have been shared for many years. 

Wed
04
Dec

Winter Farmers Market open on Dec. 7 at Guttenberg Marina Visitor Center

The public is invited to come out for the Winter Farmers Market on Saturday,  Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marina Visitor Center at 715 S. River Park Drive in Guttenberg. 

"Shop your local Farmers Market for your holiday entertaining and shopping needs," say organizers.

Items to be offered include produce, fabric art, honey, preserves, baked goods and more. 

Wed
04
Dec

Clayton Ridge annual Holiday Tour of Homes


The Kuhse Home, located at 203 S. Benton St., Garnavillo. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The annual Holiday Tour of Homes, the Clayton Ridge freshman class fundraising event, is set to take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-5 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any Clayton Ridge High School freshman, at the door of each participating home, church or business, or by calling the school at 563-252-2341.

Wed
27
Nov

Faust and Weseman recount memories during mealsite


Each weekday Guttenberg seniors gather for a nutritious hot meal and lively conversation in the lower level of the Guttenberg Municipal Building. From left, Verdamay Faust and Delos "Pockey" Weseman enjoy sharing childhood memories. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Verdamay Faust and Delos "Pockey" Weseman have been supporters of the senior citizen mealsite for several years. They come for the nutritious, hot meal but the real bonus is the lively conversation and reminiscing they routinely enjoy. I met up with the two spirited seniors, and they shared their stories. As etiquette requires – ladies first. 

Wed
27
Nov

Martin shares polio experience with local Rotarians


Each year Rotarians around the world observe World Polio Day on Oct. 24. From left, Andrew Martin of Guttenberg and Rotarian and District Foundation Chair Don Meyer of Waverly stand in front of the World Polio Day Banner. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Guttenberg Rotary Club, and Rotary clubs around the world met in observance of World Polio Day. 

The designated day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. 

Wed
27
Nov

City holiday lighting contest

By Shelia Tomkins

Brighten the holidays in your neighborhood by entering the annual Guttenberg holiday lighting contest. The event is sponsored by the City of Guttenberg and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. The contest is open to all utility customers of the City of Guttenberg; winners will receive prizes in the form of a credit on their electric bills. 

Wed
20
Nov

Lois Goerdt shares memories of growing up in a large family


The Leliefeld family in 1942: front from left are Lois Goerdt, Daniel Leliefeld, Bill Leliefeld, Patricia Bolsinger, Joan White, Rose Leliefeld, Gary Leliefeld, Katie Ben; back row, Dorothy Knudtson, Mary Sherriff, Opal Goerdt, Barney Leliefeld, Norm Leliefeld, Vera Mirocko, and Betty Leliefeld. Lois and Katie are pictured in dresses their mother made out of flour sacks. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Seated in a comfortable rocking chair surrounded by family photos and cherished accessories,  Lois Goerdt of Guttenberg, 84 years young, jokingly explained her real estate situation, "I call this my cottage and the other place my town house." In between moves, Goerdt took time out to share her memories of growing up in a small town. "I was born in 1935. I had 14 brothers and sisters. Bill Leliefeld and I are the only surviving members of the family," she said.

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