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Wed
04
Oct

Utilities Board approves underground electric project

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has issued an order approving a petition for a franchise to construct, maintain, and operate a new electric transmission line in Iowa by SOO Green HVDC Link ProjectCo, LLC (SOO Green). 

The project will pass through Guttenberg and will be buried on or along the railroad line.

Wed
27
Sep

$2.7M Family Resource Center project public forums

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Economic and Industrial Development Committee (GEIDC) in cooperation with the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinic (GMHC) Family Resource Center (FRC) have been awarded a $2.7 million Iowa Innovation Non-Profit Assistance Grant.

GEIDC applied for the grant money in Sept. 2022 following Iowa Governor Reynold's announcement of $40 million in grant funding for 24 projects intended to expand services to help more Iowans. 

Wed
27
Sep

Volunteer gardener still going strong


June Zhiss volunteers her time and talent to care for two community gardens in addition her own. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Even when weather conditions are favorable planting, watering, weeding, and caring for a flowerbed is hard work. This summer's excessive heat, humidity, and lack of rain have sent dedicated gardeners scrambling to keep precious plants alive. 

Wed
27
Sep

Candidates file for municipal and school board seats

By Shelia Tomkins

The filing period for those running for city and school offices closed on Thursday, Sept. 21, and the Clayton County Commissioner of Elections has announced the following candidates.

Guttenberg city council: Two incumbents will be running unopposed for two seats on the Guttenberg city council: Austin Greve and Jane Parker. 

Wed
20
Sep

Friends groups support new use for historic buildings


St. Mary’s Convent (above) and School are two historic buildings that contribute to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Historic District. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

Submitted by Chris Schoen

Parishioners and other members of the broader Clayton County community have recently organized the Friends of St. Mary’s of Guttenberg. This non-profit 501c(3) organization is working with the St. Mary’s Parish and the Catholic Diocese to support efforts to repair, renovate, and maintain the former St. Mary’s Convent building so that it may be repurposed in ways that help address diverse needs in the city and county.

Wed
20
Sep

City council hears GEIDC building update

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Sept. 11, heard an update on plans to build a Family Resource Center, signed a contract with the Department of Natural Resources for south boat ramp improvements, and approved a $5,000 donation toward next year’s fireworks.

Thu
14
Sep

Generations Salon expands services


Generations Salon owner Lacey Ludovissy has expanded her business and added more services to the salon menu. From left are Jess Pealer, Lacey Ludovissy and Taylor Rastetter. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

Generations Salon, 14 Schiller Street in Guttenberg, has added a stylist, esthetician, manicurist and numerous services to the salon menu.

Lacey Ludovissy

Generations Salon owner Lacey Ludovissy, earned her cosmetology degree at Capri College, Dubuque.

Thu
14
Sep

C.R. senior member of State 4-H Council


Clayton Ridge senior Brooke Hansel is a member of the Iowa State 4-H Council. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Iowa State 4-H Council is composed of approximately 40 energetic and positive high school juniors and seniors from across Iowa who act as ambassadors for 4-H.  One of their major responsibilities is planning the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference held in Ames each June.

Brooke Hansel

Thu
14
Sep

Local weekend events in Clayton County

By Shelia Tomkins

Enjoy the upcoming September weekend by attending two popular annual events in southern Clayton County.

The Northeast Iowa Farm and Antique Association will present the annual Plagman Barn Show Days on Sept. 15-16-17. The show grounds are located at 28384 Garber Road (C7X) 10 miles west of Guttenberg. The event features demonstrations on early farm and home practices and techniques, plus food, music, and other activities for the entire family.

Wed
06
Sep

Uplifting children's book addresses birthmarks


Amanda Donahue has self-published her first children's book, "Tyler's Purple Arm" inspired by her husband, Tyler's (above) experience living with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Former elementary school teacher and now stay-at-home mom Amanda Donahue has self-published her first children's book, Tyler's Purple Arm.  The story of a cheerful young boy named Tyler, who has a purple birthmark covering his arm and hand caused by Klippel-Trenaunay (klih-PEL tray-no-NAY) Syndrome ― also called KTS. 

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