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Wed
29
Nov

Resource Center leadership committee announced


The Community Resource Center Capital Campaign Leadership Team is led by co-chairs, from left, Carolyn Hoffmann, Kathy Lansing and Pastor Harold McMillin. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

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

The Guttenberg Economic & Industrial Development Committee (GEIDC) and the Family Resource Center have received a generous $2.7M state grant to begin preparations for a new building, to be located south of the municipal building, focused on the services found at the Family Resource Center. 

Wed
29
Nov

Holiday lighting contest

The annual Guttenberg holiday lighting contest is now underway. The event is sponsored by the City of Guttenberg and Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. The contest is open to all city utility customers, and winners will receive prizes in the form of a credit on their electric bills. 

There are two divisions: residential and business. In the residential category, the first place winner will receive a $60 credit, second place $50, third place $40, fourth place $30 and fifth place $20. In the business category, first place will receive a $50 credit, second $30 and third, $20.

Wed
22
Nov

Visit the Festival Tree of Lights this weekend


The public is invited to view and bid on the festive trees at the former St. Mary's Convent in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Shelia Tomkins

The holiday spirit is in the air at the former St. Mary's Convent at 502 S. Second Street in Guttenberg, where visitors will be greeted with a glittering display of decorated Christmas trees.

This first-ever  Festival Tree of  Lights was organized by Friends of St. Mary's of Guttenberg to raise funds to preserve the convent building. The public is invited to view the trees and leave a bid  if they like a favorite tree. Bids will be accepted in $5 increments.

Wed
22
Nov

Local giving opportunities


Please consider making a contribution to a charitable organization in Clayton County this holiday seaon. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Many of us in Clayton County are blessed with a roof over our head, plenty of warm clothing and more than enough to eat. But many are struggling with food insecurity, lack of suitable clothing, basic necessities, and dependable shelter. 

Thanks to the efforts of many, these needs are recognized and met through the generosity of the following charitable organizations and public contributors in Clayton County

Wed
22
Nov

Saturday, Nov. 25 Guttenberg Chamber plans holiday events, Christmas parade

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to kick off the Christmas season on Saturday, Nov. 25, with   fun family events, including the annual Merchant Open House, a German Market, parade, and more. The event coincides with   "Small Business Saturday," a nationwide observance to promote hometown shopping. 

Participating merchants will be offering special sales, refreshments and door prizes that day as they welcome customers shopping for the holidays.

Wed
22
Nov

City manager submits resignation

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council approved the resignation of City Manager Denise Schneider when it met in monthly session on Nov. 13.

Wed
15
Nov

2023 CREA Friend of Education chosen


Longtime school board member Mike Finnegan was awarded the 2023 Friend of Education at a reception held in his honor on Nov. 15. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton Ridge Education Association (CREA) has chosen longtime school board member Mike Finnegan as their 2023 CREA Friend of Education. He was honored at a reception held in the Guttenberg Campus Cafeteria on Nov. 15.

"Mike was nominated for his support of students at various events; additionally, his presence is well-known across the whole district. He stops in to see staff in all areas," said Nicole DeGidio, CREA President. 

Wed
15
Nov

Lockmaster Jay Grimsled


Jay Grimsled has been hired as Lockmaster at Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The United States Army Corps of Engineers recently hired Jay Grimsled as Lockmaster of Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg.  He has replaced Sam Mathiowetz, who held the position from 2015-2023. 

Jay is from Seneca, Wis., and has worked for the lock and dam system for the past 31 years, beginning his career as a laborer. 

Wed
15
Nov

Clayton Co. voters choose city, school candidates

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to choose candidates for school and municipal offices. The following results are unofficial; winners will be declared following the official canvass of votes by the Clayton County Board of Supervisors. 

Clayton Ridge School Board

Wed
08
Nov

Rodenbergs win IGA Tournament


Brian and Vicki Rodenberg recently won the Super Senior Division at the IGA Golf Association Husband and Wife Championship. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Longtime golfers Brian and Vicki Rodenberg recently won the Super Senior division of the 2023 Iowa Golf Association (IGA) Wife-Husband Championship at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo this past September. They cinched the title with a score of 153 combined over two days, scoring a 78 the first day, and a 75 the second on the Par 72 course. 

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