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Wed
27
Dec

Family Resource Center volunteers are a priceless resource


Featured volunteer Gloria Britten (second from left) is pictured with her grandchildren, from left, Hannah, Jaxson, Drew and in front, Jayden. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The following is the fifth installment of a six-part series devoted to the Community Resource Center Campaign. This week is dedicated to the volunteers. 

It takes an army of dedicated volunteers to keep the Family Resource Center's services available to community members in need of assistance. 

Wed
27
Dec

New state law could affect City budget


Property taxes are the primary income source for the city's general fund. This pie chart shows the average for all cities in Iowa. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume was the guest speaker at the Nov. 30 Guttenberg Rotary Club meeting held at the Stadium Bar & Grill in Guttenberg. 

She addressed the members and explained the upcoming budget cuts that the city could be experiencing due to significant changes to Iowa’s property tax system enacted with the signing of House File 718 into law. 

Wed
20
Dec

Friedmann merges with Schuster & Mick Law Offices


Attorney Hillary Friedmann will join Mike Schuster in his law firm, taking the place of Gary Mick who is retiring after 48 years with Schuster & Mick Law Offices. Front from left are Jenny DeCook, Nika Tipsword; back row, Gary Mick, Hillary Friedmann, Mike Schuster and Liz Jaster. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Law Offices of Schuster & Mick are pleased to announce the addition of attorney Hillary Friedmann of Guttenberg. 

Attorney Gary Mick is retiring. Upon Mick’s retirement, Friedmann and Mike Schuster will continue to practice law at 318 South River Park Drive under the firm name Schuster, Mick & Friedmann.

Wed
20
Dec

Answers to frequently asked questions about Community Resource Center project

By Caroline Rosacker

The following is the fourth installment of a six-part series devoted to the Community Resource Center Campaign addressing frequently asked questions. 

Wed
20
Dec

City council okays union contract, moves forward on SOO Green franchise

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its monthly meeting on Dec. 11 approved a two-year contract with union employees, moved forward on a franchise agreement with SOO Green, and purchased software that will allow residents to receive notifications on their cell phones. 

Wed
13
Dec

Local Rotary Club adds marker to Big Springs


The Guttenberg Rotary Club, which assists in maintaining the Big Springs Nature Park, recently set a large stone marker. From left are Rotarians Jean Green, Mary Waterman, Patty Schwarz, John Finch, Amy Speed, Dennis McNeal, Dan Festa, Jake Lessard, and Matt Esser. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Rotary Club has recently added a substantial stone marker measuring 6 ft. wide by 4 ft. high to the entrance of Big Springs Nature Park located on west side of Great River Road National Scenic Byway just north of Guttenberg. 

Funds used for the monument sign were from their fundraisers and a payout from the Rod and Mary Jo Tangeman Family Endowment for Guttenberg Rotary Club.

Wed
13
Dec

Answers to frequently asked questions about Community Resource Center project


The Foundation of Cornerstone Communities recently donated $5,000 to the GEIDC Community Resource Center project at a celebratory reception held at the Guttenberg Brewing Company on Dec. 6. From left are Diane Schilling, Carolyn Hoffmann, Kari Harbaugh, Jackie Lee, Kay Vifian, Gloria Britten and Kathy Lansing; back row, Tim Ahlers, M.J. Smith, Dr. Andrew Smith, Austin Coon, Pastor Harold McMillin and Foundation Executive Director Michelle Von Handorf. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The following is the third installment of a six-part series devoted to the Community Resource Center Campaign, addressing frequently asked question. 

What is the name of the project? The Community Resource Center.

Wed
06
Dec

Guttenberg public mural depicts "The Good Life"


A public art piece, Das Gute Leben (The Good Life), located at 115 Schiller Street was made possible through grant money received from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Local mural artist Ketaki Poyekar has recently completed her public art piece Das Gute Leben  (The Good Life) located on the west side of GEIDC member Andy Riemer's Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) Hayden's Hideout at 115 Schiller Street in Guttenberg. 

Community Vitality/ Chamber Director Brandie Tomkins was the catalyst for the project, which was made possible by grant money received from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation (UMGC)

Wed
06
Dec

Future Community Resource Building plans address local needs


The new three-level Community Resource Center's lower level will house a space for meetings, trainings, and family gatherings with FRC and the food pantry on main floor, and the second floor will serve as storage space with an option for future expansion based on community needs. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The following is the second installment of a six-part series devoted to the Community Resource Center Campaign.

The Guttenberg Economic and Industrial Development Committee (GEIDC) in cooperation with the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics' Family Resource Center has received a $2.7 million dollar grant from Governor Kim Reynolds' Nonprofit Innovation Fund. 

Wed
29
Nov

A van, a man and his canine companion


Van-dwellers Clayton Schaefer and his canine companion Cassie travel the United States and share their adventures on Clayton's popular YouTube channel Dan's Van Life. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Van-dwelling or van life is a manner of living in a modified vehicle fully equipped to meet the basic needs of its inhabitant(s) either full or part time. 

Dan's Van Life

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