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06
Jun

County to hold public think tanks

Residents of Clayton County are invited to share thoughts on the future of Clayton County during an upcoming series of public meetings. 

Clayton County is updating comprehensive plan goals and strategies for housing, economic development, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, public facilities, land use and more. The County has held meetings with the public, the steering committee, and focus groups to establish a community vision, review data about the county, and discuss limitations and opportunities for different areas.  

Wed
06
Jun

Kathy Brown is Master Gardener


Master Gardeners must volunteer 20 hours annually to keep their status. Above, several Master Gardeners and volunteers from a local church group weed the St. Olaf garden that feeds the Clayton County Food Shelf. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg resident Kathy Brown, like many in the area, was born and raised on a farm. “We had a huge garden so we were pretty much raised on the produce and milk, eggs and meat grown on the farm,” she told The Press. “It was very much organic and there was no processed food, so I guess I am a firm believer in ‘natural’ and ‘the way God gave it to us is best!’”

Wed
06
Jun

Stirn brings ancient tradition home from Ontario


Eric Stirn places a stone atop one of the inuksuk he built on his riverfront property. He began studying inuksuk because of their prevalence in the areas of northwestern Ontario where he often travels. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Since ancient times, humans have been purposefully leaving traces of their presence throughout the landscape. From spray-painted graffiti and names carved into the bricks of Guttenberg’s 1903 school building, to projects like traveling painted rocks, all the way back to prehistoric cairns built worldwide, we have long had a desire to communicate our existence to future voyagers. 

Wed
30
May

Family fun at Art by the River Saturday, June 9


A full day of exhibiting artists, workshops for youth and adults, live music and food will be held in Ingleside Park on Saturday, June 9. The event is organized by Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center presents its second annual Art by the River Fine Art Festival and Workshop on Saturday, June 9, at Ingleside Park in Guttenberg. The free event will showcase the work of more than 20 area artists and will offer workshops, live music and food all day long. Billboards, television and radio ads have been visible throughout the month of May, and organizers expect a good turn out on Saturday.

Wed
30
May

Call for floats, volunteers June 30


Families are encouraged to create floats for the June 30 Stars and Stripes parade that highlight their favorite summer activities. Pat and Jerry Kolker participated last year by decorating their golf cart. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Planning has begun for the annual Stars and Stripes celebration in Guttenberg, scheduled for Saturday, June 30. 

Wed
23
May

Zoning, food truck, noise issues, occupy council attention

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on May 14 tabled a zoning change request, gave temporary approval to a mobile food truck, considered park board recommendations and reviewed a proposed noise ordinance.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda; also on hand were city manager Denise Schneider and city attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
23
May

River of Music returns June 1


The fifth annual River of Music concert series kicks off on Friday, June 1, with local talent Backwater. (Photo submitted)

Umbrella Arts has announced the schedule for their upcoming River of Music concert series beginning Friday, June 1. This will be the fifth consecutive summer to celebrate local music with 11 free Friday night concerts in Ingleside Park.

Last year, the series drew nearly 2,000 attendees over the course of the summer with musical groups like Triple Threat, Friends of Backbone Bluegrass, and Uncle Sam’s Band. Many of those bands are returning this summer for the opportunity to play in the bandshell alongside the Mississippi River. 

Wed
23
May

Guttenberg's water quality report explained


Operators Dan Pierce and Dan Walke maintain the quality of Guttenberg's drinking water as it passes through 20 miles of water mains servicing over 1,000 connections throughout the city. An average of 120,000-160,000 gallons of water are used daily. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Press published the City of Guttenberg’s water quality report in its April 25 issue. The Press sat down with public works employee Dan Pierce to delve into this complex report, revealing how the data is gathered and what it means to residents. 

1. What qualifications do the public works staff have in order to test and maintain our water? What is required as far as completing and maintaining those qualifications/certifications?

Wed
16
May

Car enthusiasts invited to 'Cruisin' to the Park' gathering


Cruisers enjoying carry-out from local restaurants at Ingleside Park, from left, are Jeff and Sue Meyer, Shelly and Randy Weeks, and Jim and Connie Niehaus. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg’s own River Park Cruisers have organized a monthly ‘cruise-in’ at Ingleside Park north of Clayton Ridge Schools on the second Wednesdays in May, June, July and August at 6 p.m. “All car enthusiasts are welcome to bring food, drink and lawn chairs and enjoy the display of cars,” said David Bahls, River Park Cruisers chairperson. 

Wed
16
May

Unlimited Services, Inc. celebrates 15 years


From left, Unlimited Services directors Amy Vonderhaar, Angi Lawson, Barry Armstrong, Michelle Armstrong and Johnna Sweers have been with the company since the beginning. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Unlimited Services of Guttenberg is celebrating 15 years in business with reflection and gratitude. The company started in 2003 with a group of owners who are still together today, continuing to evolve as needs change and striving to create a community where individuals participate and achieve their dreams, hopes and desires. The company has grown from five homes and 25 staff to 12 homes and approximately 100 staff. Unlimited Services is a certified provider under the Medicaid HCBS Waiver Programs and is CARF accredited.

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