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Nov

Nonagenarian looks back on nursing career


Naomi Kling (above) entered the Cadet Nurse Program in 1943. She enjoyed a 30-year career as a registered nurse at the former Community Memorial Hospital in Postville. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Naomi Klinge, who recently turned 96, was the youngest of three children born to Otto and Anna (Augusta) Siebrecht. She and her brother, Valmah, and sister, Alice, grew up on a general farm near Garnavillo. 

Farm life

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17
Nov

City council approves Bender property sale

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on Nov. 8, authorized the sale of property at the corner of Schiller Street and Highway 52, to Allen Rental Company, LLC, for $54,000. The action came on a 4-1 vote with councilmember Mick Pierce, who voted against the resolution, saying that he thought the price was "way too cheap."

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10
Nov

Metal fabricator leaves inventive mark on N.E Iowa


Rodamaker's biggest challenge thus far was this four-level, open, single-center support staircase that was built and installed in a private residence. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Local metal artist Stan Rodamaker, proprietor of  S.R. Custom Metal Railing, has been in the business of bending and shaping metal into creative, decorative, functional structures since 2009 

"I worked on a few projects before 2009, received positive feedback, ran an ad, sent out some flyers, and did $20,000 dollars of work in three months! It's been non-stop ever since," said Rodamaker.  

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10
Nov

Painter sees N.E. Iowa through an artistic lens


Plein air artist Rabecca Hennessey has cultivated her outdoors painting skills throughout the years. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

"When I am in conversation with someone – I am engaged in what they are saying, but I am looking at the way the sun's light or the moon's glow accentuates the world around me, and more than likely thinking about my next painting," commented local artist Rabecca Jayne Hennessey of Guttenberg.  

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10
Nov

Voters chose winners of city, school contests

By Shelia Tomkins

Unofficial results of the Nov. 2 general election have been released by the office of the Clayton County Commissioner of Elections. Following is a summary of winners in The Press readership area. 

SCHOOL ELECTIONS

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10
Nov

Local Veterans Day program

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's traditional Veteran's Day program on Thursday, Nov. 11, will feature a shortened version again this year. It will repeat the format of last year's program which was modified due to the pandemic.

Dennis Hanna of the local American Legion Post, the organization that coordinates the event, said that although the traditional program at school will not be held, organizers want to honor all veterans with a brief acknowledgement of their service and sacrifice.

Wed
03
Nov

Peoples State Bank adds to experienced staff


Tammy Kinley (left) and Michele Stram have recently joined the experienced, friendly staff at Peoples State Bank in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Peoples State Bank in Guttenberg has recently added two new members to their already experienced, friendly staff. 

Michele Stram was promoted as branch manager in September and Tammy Kinley as a loan officer in May. The two women have been employed with Peoples State Bank in Prairie du Chien, Wis., for several years.  

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03
Nov

Blood shortage continues, blood drive here on Nov. 5

With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood shortage that has significantly impacted the nation’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade. 

A blood drive will be held at the Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 South First Street, on Friday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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03
Nov

St. Paul Church celebrates 100th anniversary


With the exception of general maintenance and building upkeep, the interior and exterior of St. Paul Church in Guttenberg has remained much the same as the original footprint. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ was faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if we hold fast our confidence and pride in our hope. Hebrews 3:4-6.

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27
Oct

Friendship Flower Farm has successful first year


An array of colorful field cuttings are harvested from Friendship Flower Farm's gardens to sell at Guttenberg's Farmers Market. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Beautiful flowers enhance our lives in so many ways. A start-up business cultivating a variety of showy blooms can be a challenge, especially during a drought year. 

Holly Dickson, proprietor of Friendship Flower Farm, reports having a very successful first year, despite challenging growing conditions. 

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