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Wed
24
Apr

Second river crest expected this week

By Shelia Tomkins

A second spring crest on the Mississippi River is expected this week and is predicted to top the one earlier this month at Guttenberg.

As of Monday morning, the U.S. Weather Service in LaCrosse, Wis., was predicting a crest of 20 feet at Guttenberg on Friday, April 26. That is approximately five inches higher than the  crest of 19.56 feet on April 5 this year.  

Wed
17
Apr

Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation


Mike and Brenda Landwehr stand next to a backlit display panel advertising Airstream travel trailers. Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation, is responsible for its sleek design. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The journey from successful business operatives to prosperous business owners has consisted of long hours, creative thinking, determination and financial acuity.  

President Mike Landwehr and his wife, Vice-President Brenda Moser Landwehr, of Guttenberg own Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation, located in the Guttenberg Industrial Park at 111 North Hill Drive.

Wed
17
Apr

Umbrella Arts prepares for busy summer season in Guttenberg


Umbrella Arts is a non-profit organization that complements, supports and expands on the arts in our community. From left, Gail Larson and Cheryl Meyer tend an information booth during last year’s Farmer's Market. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) members are gearing up for another busy season of advocating art along the banks of the Mississippi River in Guttenberg. 

Juanita Loven, spokesperson for the non-profit group, shared their upcoming Flower Fundraiser with The Press.

Wed
17
Apr

City council sets utility rates, solar energy policy

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on April 8 increased utility rates, responded to discussion on solar energy and set a public hearing on a budget amendment.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, and Virginia Saeugling through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
10
Apr

Guttenberg flood preparedness


The riverbank behind the public restroom in the 500 block of South River Park Drive in downtown Guttenberg saw significant erosion this spring. The damage will be assessed when the Mississippi River level goes down. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Unusual weather events that have created an inordinate amount of rain and snowfall in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa placed Guttenberg at risk for an increase in flooding along the banks of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  

Stephan Bahls, wastewater and flood control superintendent for the City of Guttenberg, met with The Press to discuss how the city prepares for the spring flood season. 

Wed
10
Apr

St. Mary alumnus Arnold Spielbauer donates scale-model canoe


St. Mary alumnus Vernon Heck holds a handcrafted 1/5-scale model canoe donated to the St. Mary's Heritage Room by school graduate Arnold Spielbauer. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

St. Mary's class of 1946 alumnus Arnold Spielbauer, who resides in Liberty, Ill., has been building full and small-scale canoes since 1972. His 46 years of experience has made him somewhat of an expert in his field.

Spielbauer  utilized his time and talent to create a 1/5-scale replica of a decorated ancient woods watercraft. He donated the work of art to the St. Mary's Heritage Room located in the former convent north of the school.   

Wed
10
Apr

Saunders shares Vietnam experience then and now


The Saunders family stands on the same rock on former Landing Zone Santana that he and two surviving close buddies stood upon in May 1967. From left are Abigail Mack, Elisa Rollins, Denise Saunders, Steve Saunders and Amanda Osborne. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

”What I reveal here has been on my silent screen since 1967, rerunning behind my eyes in virtual reality. I kept it close. Few would understand. Compared to my civilian life, this scene is a stray intrusive oddity, yet it has backlit that life. Each day my mind wanders to it. Once you see war it plays endlessly.” April, 2016

Wed
03
Apr

Rotary President McArthur visits Guttenberg, New Jersey


Karilyn McArthur stands in the downtown district of Guttenberg, N.J. The business district has a similar feel to our downtown area with its "mom and pop" storefronts. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Our "sister city," Guttenberg, N.J., is a small rectangle in Hudson County. The community, also named after Johann Gutenberg, is four blocks wide and 10 blocks in length covering approximately 150 acres of land with a steep terrain. 

The community has a population of approximately 11,700. It has been described as a place so tiny that every person, big or small,  is confined to a studio-sized apartment. It is the most crowded municipality in the United States. 

Wed
03
Apr

CR golf standout signs letter of intent


Clayton Ridge women's prep golfer Courtney Olson signed a letter of intent on Tuesday, March 26, at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton Ridge women's prep golf notable Courtney Olson, daughter of Janet and Jeff "Ole" Olson of Guttenberg, has signed a letter of intent to continue her golf career at the University of Dubuque. The event took place at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club on March 26.  Olson, a senior at Clayton Ridge, plans to major in business while attending the university. 

Wed
27
Mar

Parker's Oskaloosa team wins title


The Oskaloosa Indians won the Iowa High School division 3A basketball championship March 8. Oskaloosa head boys basketball coach and athletic director Ryan Parker proudly accepts the hard-earned trophy. Front from left are Taylen, Ryan, Haylee, Brady and Renee Parker. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A Guttenberg High School alumnus and Oskaloosa High School head basketball coach and athletic director reached the top this year. 

Ryan Parker and his high school team won the Iowa High School Division 3A basketball championship on March 8 in Des Moines before a crowd of 12,000 cheering fans at the Wells Fargo Arena. 

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