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18
Jul

Fundraising continues $480,213 granted to Wave of the Future project


Attending the May Enhance Iowa board meeting in Urbandale were, from left, Deb Moser, Katy Geuder, Molly Moser, Norma Thiese and Debbie Eulberg. Not pictured is MJ Smith. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Wave of the Future project for Guttenberg’s new swimming pool was awarded a grant in the amount of $480,213 from the Enhance Iowa board’s Community Attractions and Tourism program (EICAT) on Wednesday, July 11, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls. 

Wed
18
Jul

Kahle travels to Barcelona, Spain


Anna Kahle visited Park Gruell on an adventure in Spain that she hopes will help her prepare for a future career as a social studies teacher. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge High School 2015 graduate Anna Kahle traveled to Barcelona, Spain, during the month of May, visiting Roman ruins, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, and touring sites of Spanish art and architecture. 

Wed
11
Jul

Umbrella Arts sculpture project


Rosemary's Bed & Bath at 518 S. River Park Drive has submitted this entry to the Umbrella Arts sculpture project, created by owner Jane Parker. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

This fish sculpture by Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy is a welcome sight at the Guttenberg Welcome Center, 323 S. River Park Drive. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Umbrella Arts has extended its deadline for fish sculptures for its summer sculpture project to Wednesday, Aug. 1. To enter, send a photo and the location of the sculpture to Juanita Loven at lovenrj@alpinecom.net. For contest details, call 563-252-1310.

"There is a wide variety of entries, so take the opportunity to check them out," said Loven. "Some are inside, some outside, and one online." A list of sculpture locations follows (not all are entered in the contest).  

Wed
11
Jul

Fishing tournament includes fish fry, Catfish Queen


Catfish Queen Natalie Domeyer rode in the Stars & Stripes parade for her first official duty as royalty. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Motel will host its third annual Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 28. From the first year to the second, the competition grew from 19 teams to 29 teams with total weigh-in of over 350 pounds in 2017 – and organizers Dave and Patty Schwarz expect a similar experience this year.

Wed
11
Jul

Courtyard Cafe kicks off with food, art, live music


Diners at the Courtyard Cafe at Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center enjoy locally roasted Big Muddy Coffee, pastries by Margo Friedlein, signature sandwiches and other treats served indoors or in the courtyard. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After many months of organizational planning, preparing a commercial kitchen for inspection in a historic limestone building, and pinpointing youth who are passionate about the project, Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center’s Courtyard Cafe is ready to serve you your morning beverage.

Wed
04
Jul

5,000-6,000 celebrate the Fourth of July in Guttenberg in 1903


This July Fourth float from the turn of the last century features a man in a barber chair and two men holding an oversize pair of scissors — apparently promoting a local barber. The building in the background, formerly an implement business, now houses The Guttenberg Press. (Photo courtesy of the Guttenberg Heritage Society)

By Shelia Tomkins

In 1903, the same year that saw construction of a new public school building in Guttenberg, an estimated 5,000-6,000 people filled the streets to view the Fourth of July parade and other festivities. The following account is from a July 1903 issue of the Clayton County Journal, a newspaper published in Guttenberg.

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Wed
04
Jul

Art + Music summer series


Jenna Lueck of Sherrill will display her new series of paintings featuring northeast Iowa landscapes at Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center throughout July. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center is proud to introduce its summer Art + Music summer series with an exhibition by painter Jenna Lueck and a live performance by musician Bruce Bryant.

Wed
04
Jul

Red, White & Blues Fest July 14


A lineup of Iowa legends will play at the first annual Red, White & Blues Fest at the Guttenberg Golf Club on Saturday, July 14. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Golf Club has a legendary lineup of blues and rock musicians scheduled to perform at an outdoor concert and fireworks show on Saturday, July 14. All ages are welcome to attend the event, which will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight. 

Wed
04
Jul

Students share memories Historic 1903 school building demolished


Renovations continue at Clayton Ridge Schools. More than a half dozen companies and an estimated 40-50 employees are currently at work on the premises. Above, in a photo taken on Thursday, June 28, a hole is opened in the block wall on the southwest corner of the gymnasium and rubble is being cleared away. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The oldest school building on the Clayton Ridge Guttenberg campus was demolished last month to make way for new construction. In this two-part series, continued from the June 20 issue, The Press looks back at the building’s beginnings with reflections from former students.

Wed
27
Jun

Fireworks, family fun at Stars & Stripes on Saturday


The June 30 Stars & Stripes celebration boasts summertime activities for fun-loving event goers of all ages. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Classic Independence Day traditions will be honored at this year’s Stars and Stripes Celebration. The iconic summer event is scheduled to take place this Saturday, June 30, kicking off with the Farmer’s Market at 8 a.m. on the 400 block of South River Park Drive, and ending in the timeless custom of fireworks over the Mississippi River. Clayton Ridge Schools will host a 5K Walk/Run that morning, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the gazebo in Ingleside Park.

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