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Wed
21
Feb

Wahls explains 2018-19 grade realignment plan


Students in pre-K through fifth grade will attend school at the Garnavillo campus starting this fall. Grades six to 12 will take classes in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Big changes are coming to the Clayton Ridge School District. By the fall of this year, elementary and middle school students will completely swap campuses. 

Wed
21
Feb

City signs contract with new electric power provider

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 12 signed a contract with a new wholesale electric power provider, raised current electric rates, okayed improvements on DeKalb Street in conjunction with Casey's expansion, and heard a request from a new business. 

Wed
14
Feb

Mentoring program takes shape


The long-term goal of the new mentoring program is to foster positive relationships with youth that will result in responsible and healthy adults who will nurture healthy relationships of their own. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

A brand new mentoring program for youth in the Clayton Ridge School District is taking shape this month with grant funds from HAWC Partnerships for Children. The program is the first of its kind in the area and was inspired by a community needs assessment. 

Wed
14
Feb

Getting to know local government Sexton and cemetery board manage 10,000 graves


There are 10,000 graves in the Guttenberg city cemetery and enough space for approximately 30 more years of burials. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: This story is one in an ongoing series of features highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. 

Wed
07
Feb

Getting to know local government Cable commission manages local Channel 6


City of Guttenberg staff Debbie Eulberg manages Channel 6 content with equipment in the mayor's office. Station decisions are advised by the cable commission. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: In the coming weeks, The Press will feature a series of stories highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. This week’s article focuses on the Guttenberg cable commission.

Wed
07
Feb

G&G/Imagine the Possibilities enhances services


Lorrie Meier, Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Greener, Executive Director

By Molly Moser

Late last year, G&G Living in Guttenberg officially became part of Imagine the Possibilities, a nonprofit based in Maquoketa. G&G Executive Director Lorrie Meier transitioned to the position of chief financial officer, and Patrick Greener of Imagine the Possibilities has assumed the responsibilities of executive director. 

Wed
31
Jan

Enjoy ice carving, raptors, hot soup at Eagle Watch


Ice carver Matt Meadows will return to entertain eagle watchers with his skills on Saturday, Feb. 10. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

Get a glimpse of America's national bird at the Marina Visitor Center in Guttenberg on Saturday, Feb. 10, when Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Eagle Watch and Cabin Fever Day. Live raptors, hot soup, and cool ice sculpting are among the entertainment planned. Events begin at 10:30 a.m. 

Wed
31
Jan

Getting to know local government Development is focus of GEIDC


GEIDC members present for a January meeting include, from left, Denise Schneider, Dave Schlueter, Austin Coon, Howard Hubbell and Tom Augustyn. Not pictured are Jim Johnston and Cheryl Meyer. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Editor’s note: In the coming weeks, The Press will feature a series of stories highlighting city boards and committees to educate readers about the workings of local government. This week’s article focuses on GEIDC.

Wed
31
Jan

GMHC partners with Medical Assoc. for obstetric care and deliveries

Leaders at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) have announced that changes will be made to the hospital’s obstetric (OB) services, effective March 1. As a part of this, the hospital will be collaborating with Medical Associates in Dubuque to roll out a new model of obstetric care. 

“It is our responsibility to continuously improve the quality of health care we provide to our patients. The new partnership, developed by our physicians and nurses with Medical Associates, exemplifies that commitment,” stated Karen Merrick, chair of the GMHC Board of Directors. 

Wed
24
Jan

Antique autograph book returns to Guttenberg


From left, Austin Greve of Guttenberg bought a Victorian-era autograph book on eBay, which turned out to contain signatures of ancestors of Guttenberg mayor Bill Frommelt. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins 

An antique autograph book from the 1880s featuring Guttenberg names has found its way back to the community, thanks to an eBay posting.

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