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Wed
18
Oct

Three candidates vie for three city council seats


Mick Pierce

Virginia Saeugling

Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates for Guttenberg municipal offices in the Nov. 7 election. Following are interviews with three candidates for city council.

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Mick Pierce

Wed
11
Oct

Betty R. Stickfort

Betty Ruth Stickfort, 91, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 9, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Wed
11
Oct

Sylvia M. Schaub

Sylvia Marie Schaub, 96, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
11
Oct

National Newspaper Week Oct. 1-7 Mayor's proclamation for The Press


On hand at the city council meeting to accept a proclamation honoring The Guttenberg Press were, from left, Shelia Tomkins of The Press, Mayor Russ Loven, and Austin Greve, city council member and Press employee. (Press photo)

At the Oct. 2 meeting of the Guttenberg city council, Mayor Russ Loven read a proclamation that he authored, recognizing The Guttenberg Press during National Newspaper Week Oct. 1-7.

The mayor's proclamation read as follows:

Proclamation of Recognition 

and Appreciation

Wed
11
Oct

Council acts on ATV/UTV resolution, amends open burning ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 2 approved the operation of ATVs and UTVs in the city limits with restrictions, heard a presentation from a wholesale power provider seeking a partnership with the city, authorized an increase in council and mayoral compensation and made changes to the city's open burning laws.

Wed
11
Oct

Ghouls and Goblins Night Out

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg merchants are getting into the Halloween spirit once again with Ghouls and Goblins Night Out. The seventh annual event, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, gives adults the opportunity to celebrate Halloween and support Guttenberg businesses. 

Wed
11
Oct

Two candidates run for open mayoral seat


Bill Frommelt

Sam Moser

Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with candidates for Guttenberg municipal offices in the Nov. 7 election. The series begins with the two candidates running for mayor. 

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Bill Frommelt

Wed
04
Oct

Parkinson's Awareness Walk Oct. 7 in Ingleside Park

The second annual Parkinson's Awareness Walk will be held the morning of Saturday, Oct. 7, in Guttenberg's Ingleside Park.

The event is hosted by the Parkinson Awareness Group of Clayton County in conjunction with Team Hope of the National Parkinson Foundation.

Participants are invited to register at the north gazebo on River Park Drive in Guttenberg beginning at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. There is no registration fee; free will donations are welcome.

Wed
04
Oct

County Pork Producers hold banquet, present awards


Clayton County Pork Producers crowned royalty for the coming year at their annual banquet held Sept. 30 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. From left are 2018 Clayton County Pork Queen Tracy Curran; 2017 Clayton County Pork Queen Megan Glawe; 2017 Clayton County Little Miss Pigtail Emme Wikner; 2017 Clayton County Pork Princess Macie Weigand and 2018 Clayton County Little Miss Pigtail Greta Scherf. See more photos in the Oct. 18 pork salute issue. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer Combs)

The Clayton County Pork Producers held their annual banquet Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader.

The evening featured a pork dinner, door prizes, and a program that opened with the welcome and introduction of guests by Kristin Oberbroeckling.

A highlight of the evening was the crowning of Tracy Curran as the 2017-2018 Clayton County Pork Queen by the current queen, Megan Glawe. The new queen is the daughter of Raymond and Rhonda Curran of St. Olaf.

Wed
04
Oct

Hospitals focusing alternatives to opioids for pain relief


Sarah Derr of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative stated that most hospitals in the organization's pilot program stated that their institution didn’t provide education and awareness about the safe and effective use of opioids in the community. “We can do that,” chorused GMH staff Dr. Jeff Hoffmann, Joan Parker and Robin Esmann, during Derr's presentation. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Each day in the U.S., 1000 people are treated in emergency rooms because they’ve misused prescription opioids. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death nationwide, and 80 percent of heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers. 

“Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic,” said Sarah Derr, PharmD, of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. Derr presented at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

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