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Apr

Volunteer envisions community that works together


Mary and Dale Barnes of Guttenberg envision a community that works together as a team and is inclusive of all its members, and sees the future Community Resource Center as that connection. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each year The Guttenberg Press chooses someone in the community who shares their time and talent to improve and enhance the lives of others. Our choice is often determined by who will agree to an interview, and not determined by the number of hours they volunteer – as experience has taught us those most committed to the betterment of society are quite humble and unwilling to share their story. 

Wed
24
Apr

Spring into observing nature in N.E. Iowa

By Caroline Rosacker

With spring well underway numerous migrating birds have returned to backyard feeders and waterways in Northeast Iowa. The mechanisms initiating migratory behavior can be triggered by a combination of changes in day length, outside temperatures, changes in food supplies, and genetic predisposition. 

Not all birds fly south

Wed
24
Apr

St. Mary/IC alumni reunion set for Saturday, June 8

An all-school alumni reunion celebration will be held on Saturday, June 8, at St. Mary's Brinkmann Hall in Guttenberg. Anyone who has ever attended St. Mary's/Immaculate Conception School is welcome.

The last reunion was held in 2019.

This year there will be a mass at 5:30 p.m., a social hour beginning at 6:15 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

Wed
17
Apr

Creative vision leads to reality for homeowner


Laura Manson has transformed every square inch of her 1919 bungalow into usable space creating her carefully curated dream home. Above are before (top) and after photos of her enclosed front porch and open wrap-around corner porch. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Former Clayton Ridge Elementary teacher Laura Manson has successfully transformed her home on River Park Drive in Guttenberg into an idyllic space suited to her needs. 

Wed
17
Apr

Iowa's lost history on the Titanic April 25


Iowa's Storyteller Darcy Maulsby will share information from her newest book, "Explore Iowa's Lost History on the Titanic," in the Municipal Building auditorium on April 25 at 7 p.m. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Library Foundation is hosting Iowa’s Storyteller, Darcy Maulsby, to share information from her newest book, Explore Iowa’s Lost History on the Titanic. 

The event will take place on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at the Guttenberg Municipal Building third floor auditorium located at 502 South First St. in Guttenberg. 

Wed
17
Apr

Council approves budget for coming fiscal year

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Apr. 8 approved the budget for the coming fiscal year and set a hearing for an amendment to this year's budget.

The new budget estimates $38,029,036 in expenditures and $36,049,534 in revenues, with a tax levy rate of 15.44826 per $1000 valuation. The current levy rate is 15.7619 per $1,000 valuation.

Wed
10
Apr

Plant share supports Family Resource Center


Friendship Flower Farm proprietor Holly Dickson encourages gardeners to share seedlings and divided perennials and houseplants at a fundraising event for the GMHC Family Resource Center on May 11, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Guttenberg Farmer's Market. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Horticulture professionals who grow local produce and flowers for Farmer's Markets often mark the second Saturday in May to set aside a portion of their Farmer's Market plant sales to benefit a local charity in their community. 

Plants for sale

Wed
10
Apr

Womenade – a hand up, not a hand out


Clayton County Womenade provides immediate assistance to individuals approved by existing referral agencies in Clayton County who have encountered financial stumbling blocks that are unmet by traditional sources. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Since 2013, Clayton County Womenade has been on a mission to offer individuals experiencing financial setbacks a hand up, not a handout. 

100% percent charitable

Wed
10
Apr

Mississippi River flooding unlikely this spring

By Shelia Tomkins

Last spring, the Mississippi River at Guttenberg hit one of its highest crests in more than 20 years; however, this year forecasters are predicting a below normal chance of any high water.

The overall risk of flooding this year will be almost entirely dependent on spring precipitation, according to the flood outlook from the National Weather Service in LaCrosse, Wis.

Wed
03
Apr

GEIDC breaks ground on Community Resource Center


A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the future Community Resource Center at 516 South First Street in Guttenberg on March 26. The GEIDC project is being funded through a State of Iowa $2.7 million grant, the work of grant writers, and the volunteer fundraising committee that has received to-date $415,000 from generous benefactors. From left are Cole Amos, Estimator at Conlon Construction; Tara Chaney-Goldsberry, Architect, Veenstra & Kimm; GMHC administrator Tim Ahlers, Kathy Lansing, Tracy Kregel, Kari Harbaugh, Jackie Lee, Andy Reimer, Tom Augustyn, and William Kann. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

Submitted by Jackie Lee 

VP People and Culture Community Savings Bank and GEIDC Board Member and CRC Project Committee Member

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