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Wed
10
May

GMHC 911 department on duty 24/7


GMHC has the highest level of ambulance service in the State of Iowa equipped with highly trained Emergency Medical Responders and advanced medical equipment.

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) Emergency/Trauma Department is available 24/7 to meet the community's medical needs. 

Ambulance services

GMHC ambulance service supports the GMHC hospital responding to approximately 600 calls a year with 30 percent of the calls being transfers to facilities that offer a higher level of care such as Dubuque hospitals or the University of Iowa Hospital.   

Wed
10
May

Seva Health – integrative approach to brain health


Jessica Goltz is Founder/President of Seva Health Center for Well-being, a Mental Health Specialist at MFL MarMac Community School, and certified 500-hour yoga teacher. Above, she provides yoga classes to students in the classroom. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County's Seva Health Center for Well-being is a 501c3 non-profit on a mission to provide an integrative approach to support brain (mental) health.

Wed
03
May

Mississippi River hits highest crest in 20+ years


This sign greets river visitors at the south boat landing. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Shelia Tomkins

The Mississippi River at Guttenberg hit the third highest crest on record late last week, holding nearly steady before beginning a slow fall on Sunday.

Wed
03
May

Helping Services Family Education and Support


Lori Barry has been a Certified Family Educator for the past 23 years with Helping Services Family Education & Support, and is also a certified passenger safety seat technician/instructor. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Lori Barry of Guttenberg, a Certified Family Educator, has been employed with Helping Services Family Education & Support for the past nine years, and has been a family educator for 23 years. 

Wed
03
May

Helping Services 50-year anniversary


Helping Services for Youth and Families of Decorah is celebrating 50 years of bringing positive change into the lives of children, teens and adults in northeast Iowa (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

For the past 50 years, Helping Services for Youth and Families (formerly Helping Services for Northeast Iowa) of Decorah has been providing children, teens, and adults with the skills and knowledge to bring about positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

The non-profit organization provides presentations, programs and trainings in:

Wed
26
Apr

Mississippi River rising to near-record levels


Abel Island flooding The Mississippi River rose approximately five feet last week, inundating property on Abel Island, Guttenberg, above. The river is expected to continue its rise this week, heading into major flood stage by Friday and producing a near record crest. More photos, page 3. (Press photo Ausitn Greve)

By Shelia Tomkins

Spring flooding on the Mississippi River at Guttenberg is predicted to reach near-record levels this year, near  the second highest crest on record.

Wed
26
Apr

Cassville Ferry offers free ride to bicyclists in May


The Pride of Cassville Car Ferry will offer free rides to bicyclists every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning May 5 thru Memorial Day – river conditions permitting. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Cassville Car Ferry is offering free rides across the Mississippi River from Guttenberg to Cassville, Wis., in celebration of National Bike Month. 

The one-month offering will begin May 5, and run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Memorial Day – river conditions permitting. 

Wed
26
Apr

CCDRC offers disaster recovery assistance


CCDRC is available to assist individuals with the application process to apply for disaster relief funding when help is needed. From left are Clayton County Emergency Management Director Sarah Moser; Family Service Specialist with Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Sandra Schultz, and GMHC Family Resource Center Coordinator Kari Harbaugh. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton County Disaster Recovery Committee (CCDRC) was formed in response to major flooding that had occurred in Clayton County in 1993. As a result of these floods many residents had unmet needs that traditional services were unable to meet. 

The non-profit 501(c)3 organization is on a mission to work collaboratively with ecumenical, public, business and philanthropic organizations to assist individuals when natural and man-made disaster strikes. 

Wed
19
Apr

GMHC Auxiliary celebrates 70 years


GMHC Hospital Auxiliary member Cheryl Simmons (above) and many dedicated volunteers staff the hospital's gift shop – open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The dedicated members of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) Women's Auxiliary will celebrate their 70-year anniversary at a luncheon to be held  Thursday, April 27, at noon in the GMHC Education Room.  

Scheduled guest speakers are GMHC CEO Tim Ahlers; GMHC Family Resource Center Director Kari Harbaugh; GMHC Gift Shop Director Cheryl Simmons, and special guest, Norma Lehne, who was one of the original charter members in 1953. 

Wed
19
Apr

Rich Tyler: Why Save an Old Barn?


Dr. Richard Tyler will present "Why Save an Old Barn" on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the top floor of the Municipal building. The program is made possible through Humanities Iowa and the Guttenberg Library Foundation. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Library Foundation is set to present Dr. Rich Tyler: Why Save an Old Barn on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the top floor of the municipal building.

The program is made possible through Humanities Iowa (HI), which is dedicated to bringing the humanities to life in Iowa, with the people of Iowa. They provide grants, build community partnerships, and create programming that reaches over 250,000 Iowans each year. 

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