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Wed
04
Oct

Alumni encouraged to reflect on swimming pool days


Amy (Eglseder) Clefisch, former lifeguard, is leading almuni efforts for the Wave of the Future Campaign. Her late brother, Dustin, was also a lifeguard and is pictured here with members of a Guttenberg diving team. From left are the late Travis Bolsinger and former lifeguards Ryan Eichten, Coach John Schutz, Nick Sadewasser and the late Dustin Eglseder. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Former lifeguard and Guttenberg High School graduate Amy (Eglseder) Clefisch is leading alumni efforts for the Wave of the Future. From its opening in 1970 to 2016, the Guttenberg Swimming Pool has employed 94 youth in its basket room, concession stand and guard chairs. 

Wed
27
Sep

Update on school facilities and changes to come

Submitted by Shane Wahls,

Superintendent

Wed
27
Sep

Candidates file for city offices

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg residents will go to the polls on Nov. 7 to choose a mayor, three council members and   members of the hospital and park boards.

Those filing papers by the Sept. 21 deadline were as follows:

Wed
27
Sep

Autumn Chill offers chili, music

By Molly Moser

Umbrella Arts is sponsoring a new event known as Autumn Chill on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 3-6 p.m. at River Park Place Courtyard in Guttenberg. Live music and a chili buffet will be the focal points of the event, with proceeds benefitting the local food bank and the Wave of the Future campaign.

Wed
27
Sep

Wave of the Future receives generous donations


From left are Wave of the Future contributors Rose Eglseder, Amy Clefisch, Juanita and Mayor Russ Loven. Donations total near $330,000 to date. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Members of the Wave of the Future campaign committee for the Guttenberg swimming pool gathered at city hall on Thursday, Sept. 21. Two new donors announced their contributions to the campaign, and teams reported on their activities since the last meeting.

Wed
20
Sep

Council welcomes new city manager

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's new city manager, Denise Schneider, attended her first monthly council meeting on Sept. 11 following her tentative hiring last month. As the first order of business, the council officially approved the terms of her contract at Monday night's meeting.

Mayor Russ Loven opened the meeting with a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11 victims and also for victims of recent hurricanes and disasters.

Wed
20
Sep

School board election results

By Shelia Tomkins

Voters in the Clayton Ridge Community School District on Sept. 12 elected incumbent candidates Michael W. Finnegan and Kathy Ihde to the school board. Unofficial totals were Ihde with 231 and Finnegan with 209 votes. A third vacancy on the board with no declared candidates saw incumbent Jason Reimer garnering the most write-in votes with 110.

Other undeclared candidates and their write-in vote tallies included Sharon Cunningham 85, Jeff Hoeger 40, Roger Balk 38, and Tracy Werges 17.

Wed
20
Sep

DNR conducts long-term study

By Molly Moser

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Aquarium and Hatchery in Guttenberg remains open until mid-October this fall, while staff conducts testing at numerous sites along the river for a long-term resource-monitoring program.

At each of 35 randomly selected sites in pool 10 and 22 in pool 11, fisheries technician Kevin Hanson supervised testing of water quality, observations of habitat and vegetation, and the collection and documentation of fish in the area.

Wed
20
Sep

Assessor explains property values and taxes


The Clayton County Assessor explains that changes in property values have occurred after the first county-wide reappraisal in almost 50 years. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Many Guttenberg homeowners recently received a shock when semi-annual property tax notices arrived in mailboxes earlier this month. The Press reached out to Clayton County Assessor Andy Loan to shed light on the big changes some have seen in their bills. “I think there are a lot of misconceptions about the property tax system. There are many factors and influences at the state and local level that go into a property tax that make it difficult to understand,” Loan told The Press. 

Wed
13
Sep

Cruisers ready for 20th annual car show, cruise, music

Submitted by

Bob and Donna Hinzman

The 20th annual River Park Cruisers Car Show, Cruise and Music in the Park is coming this Saturday, Sept. 16. 

Come enjoy the day with us, listen to music downtown by “The Mole” during the car show and view hundreds of beautiful classic cars in Guttenberg on six blocks of River Park Drive.

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