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Apr

Infrared sauna added to Divine Current


Sadie Hefel, yoga instructor, massage therapist and Divine Current Wellness proprietor, has added an infrared sauna to her long list of holistic health services. Appointment or walk-in times are available. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Saunas are thought to have originated in Finland around 7000 B.C. The earliest known sauna structures were dug into the earth and lined with stone. Saunas have long been used for therapeutic and relaxation purposes and have been a part of traditional medicine for many centuries.

Divine Current Wellness 

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Apr

New Press delivery day!

Guttenberg Press subscribers should expect their newspapers a day later than usual beginning with next week's issue, May 4.

Beginning on that date, The Press will be printed on Tuesdays in Lancaster, Wis., a change from the usual printing date on Mondays at a plant in Calmar. 

The newspapers will then be delivered on Wednesdays to the Guttenberg post office and The Press office. Copies will be delivered to local news outlets later that day.

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Apr

Clayton Ridge School board hires new principal

At the regular monthly meeting on April 13, the Clayton Ridge School board hired Terri  Thompson as the principal for grades 6-12. The action came after a special meeting on April 6 to conduct interviews with five candidates for the position. 

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Apr

Sound Healing offers holistic health wellness


Sound healing sessions with Lisa Hefel are available at Divine Current Wellness in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sound healing uses different vibrations to help ease the mind, body and spirit. The technique works on two principles – different emotions vibrate at different levels, and blocked, or unexpressed emotions, are the main source of "dis-ease" in the body. 

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Apr

Henny Penny's Retail & Rental store


Sisters Penny Rausch (left) and Linda Hackett are proprieters of Henny Penny's Retail and Rental in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

When it comes to shopping for clothing, toys, furniture, and other miscellaneous item we often resort to buying them new. The convenience of traveling to the nearest big-box store is tempting. But at what cost to the consumer, environment, and local business district? Buying used goods supports your budget, the planet, local businesses, and helps our local economy. 

Henny Penny's Retail & Rental

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Apr

City to seek grants for major projects

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on April 11, the Guttenberg city council approved numerous grant applications, heard project updates, set the date for a public hearing on a budget amendment and considered a nuisance property issue.

On hand for the meeting were Mayor Fred Schaub, council members Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Steve Bahls and Michelle Geuder, along with City Manager Denise Schneider.

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13
Apr

Sister Clara Mae Kuempel, FSPA

Sister Clara Mae Kuempel, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA), 90, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse, Wis. She was in the sixty-ninth year of her religious profession.

Visitation was Thursday, April 7, at St. Rose Convent, La Crosse. 

Funeral services were Friday, April 8, in the convent chapel.

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Apr

Gerald “Jerry” E. Kessler

Gerald “Jerry” Eugene Kessler, 64, of Garnavillo, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Saturday, April 9, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Jerry was born on Jan. 18, 1958, to James “Jimbo” and Carla (Kramer) Kessler in Elkader. 

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13
Apr

John J. Youngblut

John Joseph Youngblut, 85, of Guttenberg, passed away April 1, 2022, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

There will be a celebration of life on April 23 at the Guttenberg Marina Center located at 715 S. River Park Dr., Guttenberg. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. with a scripture service from 3-4 p.m.

John was born Feb. 26, 1937, in Oelwein, son of Albert and Mary Youngblut.

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Apr

Rotary Club seeks flag donations and new members


Guttenberg Rotary Club members are dedicated to the betterment of our community. From left are Alicia Walke, Jean Green, Mary Waterman, Mike Schuster and Russ Loven; back, Denise Schneider, Patty Schwartz, Dennis McNeal, Matt Esser, Gary Mick and Dave Brown. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Thanks to the Guttenberg Rotary Club, our nation's symbol waves proudly up and down River Park Drive and throughout our community's downtown business district. The Rotary Club's generosity and dedication to creating a welcoming view as locals and tourists travel throughout our community has beaen a challenging project. 

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