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Wed
03
Aug

UA announces annual art contest winners


A colorful sidewalk chalk artwork submitted by the Stumpf family took second place honors in this year's UA contest. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts is pleased to announce the first, second and third place winners of the 2022 Umbrella Arts Sculpture Contest "Butterflies of Freedom." 

"Umbrella Art members would like to thank all who participated in the 2022 sculpture contest," commented member Diane Thiese.  "All entries can be seen on the Umbrella Arts Facebook page. Please take the time to stop and see their beautiful work." 

Wed
03
Aug

Dr. Monica Steffen joins Veterinary Clinic staff


Dr. Monica Steffen, DVM, has recently joined the staff at the Guttenberg Vet Clinic. She was inspired to become a veterinarian while growing up on her family's farm near Luxemburg. (Photo submited)

By Caroline Rosacker

Veterinarians diagnose animal health problems, vaccinate against disease, treat animals suffering from illness, infections, wounds, and fractures, perform surgery, and educate pet owners about feeding, behavior issues, and breeding.

According to the American Medical Veterinary Association, 77 percent of veterinarians who work in private medical practices treat pets. 

Wed
03
Aug

"Celebrate Guttenberg" set for Saturday, Aug. 13

By Shelia Tomkins

"Celebrate Guttenberg," an annual celebration featuring food, shopping specials and entertainment, will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, sponsored by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

This year's event will feature extended hours for the Saturday Farmer's Market, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be a coffee truck on hand at 8 a.m. 

Wed
27
Jul

World record holder paddles into town


Dale Sanders, 87, and his team are paddling down the Mississippi River in an effort to recapture Sander's previous world record: the oldest person to paddle the Mississippi river, source to sea. From left are "Mississippi River Angels" Deanna and Dan Kuempel of Guttenberg, Dale "Grey Beard" Sanders, Matt Briggs and "Melody" and Dale Faust. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On May 15, Dale "Grey Beard" Sanders, 87, of Bartlett, Tenn., began paddling at the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Lake Itasca, Minn. He will continue paddling in one continuous trip until he reaches the Gulf of Mexico, 12 miles beyond mile "zero" of the Missississippi River. 

Wed
27
Jul

Author to present “Prohibition in Iowa”


Iowa had statewide prohibition in 1916, four years before the national policy in 1920. Above, a young rebel hides her flask in her garter. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The 18th Amendment, which outlawed the manufacturing and selling of liquor, created a profitable, dangerous business opportunity for moonshiners and bootleggers on the other side of the law.

Three states – Iowa, Kansas and Maine — were ahead of the vountry on Prohibition.  In fact, Iowa had statewide prohibition in 1916, four years before the national policy in 1920.

Wed
20
Jul

Bryant shares musical talent for 50 years


Bruce Bryant has been performing as a paid musician for the past 50 years. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1972, former Guttenberg and Clayton Ridge High School English teacher Bruce Bryant, of Guttenberg began his career as a paid musician and entertainer while attending high school in Cuba City, Wis. 

Wed
20
Jul

Shepherd of the Hills hires new coordinator


Heather Hageman of Farmersburg is the newly hired coordinator for Shepherd of the Hills. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Shepherd of the Hills Ministries, located at 100 West Hill St., in St. Olaf, is a conference and cooperative ministry effort of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregations in the Northeast Iowa Synod. 

Wed
20
Jul

City council hears railroad webcam proposal

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on July 11, the Guttenberg city council worked through a shorter than usual agenda that included project updates, discussion on a railroad webcam, and a change in the minimum age to operate a golf cart.

Mayor Fred Schaub led council members Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Steve Bahls and Michelle Geuder through the evening's agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

Wed
13
Jul

Fond memories of growing up in Osterdock


Ivanelle Bolsinger fondly remembers her adventerous childhood growing up in Osterdock. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Ivanelle Bolsinger grew up in Osterdock with 12 siblings. Listed from oldest to youngest are Alvina, Ruth, Clyde, Arlene, Clark, Ila, Ivan, Harvey, Ivanelle, Marjorie, Loren and Velma. Her parents, Frank Daniel "Jack" Moser, and Maggie Augusta (Noack) Moser, had their hands full with their spirited children. 

Ivanelle, who celebrated her 91st birthday on May 28, recently sat down with The Press and recalled her adventurous life. 

Wed
13
Jul

Exercising her way to better health


Brandi Hoff of Guttenberg is dedicated to her personal wellness journey and greets each new day with a positive attitude and a big smile. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Making a commitment to take better care of yourself can feel overwhelming, especially for working mothers who often commute to their jobs. 

Brandi Hoff, who works in the imaging department at Regional Medical Center in Manchester, made the decision to regain her health following the birth of her son. 

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