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Wed
03
Jan

Mayor and city manager report: 2017 accomplishments, 2018 goals

By Molly Moser

Editor's note: In December 2013, after a year of collecting input from the community and extensive research, the city council approved a new comprehensive plan to guide the next 20-30 years of progress in Guttenberg. The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and City Manager Denise Schneider about the fourth year of progress on the plan, and what’s to come in 2018. 

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Wed
20
Dec

Schedule change for Guttenberg Press

By Shelia Tomkins

Press readers who are accustomed to picking up their weekly issue on Tuesday morning or early afternoon will now have to wait until late Tuesday afternoon to catch up on the news.

Effective with last week's issue, The Press began being printed at Graphics, Inc. in Calmar. Since 1999 The Press has been printed at Mississippi Valley Printers, Inc., in Prairie du Chien, Wis., but the closing of that plant has necessitated the move. 

Wed
20
Dec

Chamber welcomes new director


Mandy Ludovissy has been hired as the new director of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. She started in her new role on Monday, Nov. 27. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new director this month in Mandy Ludovissy, who took over after the resignation of former director Emily Sadewasser in September. “I really love Guttenberg – the natural beauty, the comfort of raising my family in a small town, and the people,” Ludovissy told The Press. “I want to do all I can to encourage people from every generation to connect, to work together and to grow together.”

Wed
20
Dec

Contracts awarded for school facility updates


School facility updates will begin in April at Clayton Ridge, with most scheduled for completion June through November. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Clayton Ridge School Board and administration, along with Estes Construction, interviewed contractors at the end of last month, and the school board reviewed and voted on bids at their early December meetings.

Wed
13
Dec

Deadline reminder for scholarships

Clayton Ridge Area Dollars for Scholars reminds scholarship recipients that the grade transcript deadline for receiving scholarship money for the fall term is Jan. 2, 2018.

The letters should include a grade transcript and a completed recipient form. The recipient form (CR Dollars for Scholars Recipient Form) can be found at http://www.claytonridge.dollarsforscholars.org under the Students and Parents link.

Wed
13
Dec

City council sets date for bond vote

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 4 heard an update on the Wave of the Future swimming pool campaign and set March 6 as the date of a bond election to help finance pool construction.

Mayor Russ Loven and Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Friedlein were on hand for the last monthly meeting of their terms, joining councilmembers Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker; City Manager Denise Schneider, and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
13
Dec

Repair work begins at Lock 10


Dan Burger, top, and Kim Wenger, bottom, got a head start on repairs at Lock 10 last week, just before the official end of navigation season. Burger and Wenger are members of the Army Corps of Engineers maintenance and repair crew out of Fountain City, Wis. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

When a barge struck the wall just inside Lock 10 this summer, just as many others have over the past eight decades, the aging steel and concrete gave way and a very large piece broke free. There were no injuries and no harm was done to the commercial vessel, but repairs are now underway to fix the damage. 

Wed
13
Dec

Council approves March bond vote for $2.8 million


Wave of the Future Committee co-chairs Jim Osterhaus, above, and Bob Merrick recommended a council resolution for a March bond election. The recommendation was unanimously approved. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

More than 30 people gathered at the Monday, Dec. 4, meeting of the Guttenberg city council. Dr. Robert Merrick and Dr. Jim Osterhaus, co-chairs of the Wave of the Future campaign, presented the council with an update on the project and recommended that the council approve a resolution calling for a bond vote of up to $2.8 million to help fund the new pool and bathhouse. 

Wed
29
Nov

Guttenberg native Brian Spielbauer to speak and sign books here Dec. 4


Brian Spielbauer

By Melissa Spielbauer Combs

Guttenberg native Brian Spielbauer has published his first book in a series of fantasy novels. The publication Tales of Lemuria: The Demon's Chamber debuted Sept. 1 of this year.

Monday, Dec. 4, will be a busy day for Brian. He will be in Guttenberg to speak with students at St. Mary's/IC School in the morning, and then will travel to Beckman High School in Dyersville in the late afternoon. 

Wed
29
Nov

Kregel women featured in book on female farmers


From left are Megan Kregel, Darlene Kregel and Maureen (Kregel) Seevers on their sixth-generation family farm. The Kregel women manage a 400-head dairy operation, while the men tend to the grain on the farm. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Gamble)

By Molly Moser

Local dairy farmers Darlene Kregel, Megan Kregel and Maureen (Kregel) Seevers are among the female farmers featured in the new book Women and the Land, released this fall by authors Barb Hall and Kathryn Gamble. The book takes a look at more than 25 women who are impacting Iowa’s farmland. Some have inherited rural property and are managing the agriculture practices from afar; some are working the land directly, providing food to the heartland; and still others are working in tandem with their husbands, fathers, sisters and daughters. 

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