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Wed
19
May

Group addresses bikability in city


In Oct. 2020, a bike audit committee was formed to address bicycle safety in Guttenberg. The committee inventoried existing bike racks, considered directional pavement sharrows, has plans to create a bike route map, investigate the possibility of a bike share/rental system for the general public, and add additional way-finding signs for easier navigation and bike route connectivity. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The City of Guttenberg invited Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark, to assist with identifying opportunities for enhancing bikeability in the community. The Wellmark program uses evidence-based, proven tools and techniques that help make the healthy choice the easy choice. The program's purpose is to prompt healthy lifestyles through changes to the environment, which in turn can result in improved economic stability. 

Wed
19
May

City council approves new police car

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on May 10 ordered a new car for the police department, granted salary and wage increases to non-union personnel and heard an update on city projects.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led the council through the evening's agenda. On hand for the meeting were council members Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker, and City Manager Denise Schneider.

Wed
12
May

Two athletic clubs boost C.R. sports programs


Clayton Ridge Athletic Booster Club members encourage and support the school's many athletic programs. Seated from left are Nikole Hoeger, Ann Moore, Kelly Roth and Sharon Cunningham; standing are Josh Roth, Lana Troester, Steve Staebler and Courtney and Tim Severson. (Photo submitted)

Note: Steve Staebler is a member of the Clayton Ridge Athletic Booster Club and is a dedicated supporter of city and school athletic programs. 

Submitted by Steve Staebler

Wed
12
May

Farmers Market offers entertainment


Guttenberg Farmers Market is held each Saturday morning – rain or shine, from 8 a.m. - noon from May 15- Oct. 23 in the 400 block of South River Park Drive on the banks of the Mississippi River. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Farmers Markets can be a great contribution to communities by improving the availability of fresh, nutritious, affordable food to area residents. Markets can also contribute to local economies by providing growers and other producers an opportunity to sell their product directly to consumers.

Wed
12
May

Planning underway for Stars & Stripes

Planning for the 2021 Stars & Stripes festivities is underway by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. The annual community celebration of our nation’s independence will be held on Saturday, July 3. 

Activities will be held in Ingleside Park north of Clayton Ridge school. "We will have a carnival this year, beanbag tournament, parade, and fireworks at dusk over the river," said Brandie Tomkins, Chamber director.

Wed
05
May

Umbrella Arts River of Music 2021 summer concert series


The Guttenberg German Band practices in Ingleside Park in preparation for their July 16 performance. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Umbrella Arts members are once again hosting their popular River of Music (ROM) concert series. All concerts are free and held on Friday evenings beginning June 4 through Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m., with the exception of July 2, which will be held from 6-9 p.m., kicking off Guttenberg's Stars and Stripes celebration.  Musicians will perform under the band shelter located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and North River Park Drive.  

Wed
05
May

Guttenberg Library Foundation book sale


Donated materials for the Guttenberg Library Foundation Book sale are being accepted until May 28. From left, Librarian Katie Bietzel accepts a donation from Norma Thiese. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Library Foundation is pleased to announce it has scheduled its 2021 Book Sale for Friday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the library. Donated materials will be accepted until Friday, May 28. Due to COVID concerns, there will be no accompanying bake sale this year.  

The Foundation accepts

Wed
05
May

Four projects planned at GMHC this summer

Improvements at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics will involve four construction projects this summer. 

Plans call for the remodeling of the operating room suites and areas of Cornerstone Family Practice Clinic. Also scheduled is an upgrade to the hospital's MRI machine, which will require construction on the north side of the building. The fourth project is landscaping on the south side of the hospital, which will include new sod. 

Wed
28
Apr

Dave Brown Classic Rides has successful first year


This lightly-restored 1949 Buick Roadmaster has been sold and is set to be shipped to its owner in Slovakia. From left, Dave Brown, Sue Kane, Mick Pierce and George Heideman. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Dave Brown Jr., relinquished his successful car dealership into the capable hands of his sons, David and Forest, and began to focus his attention on his new business venture, "Dave Brown Classic Rides," in January of 2020. The classic car showroom and offices are located in the former Chevrolet garage at 102 Schiller Street in Guttenberg. "The restoration is done right here by our highly-talented staff. These guys are artists!" Brown exclaimed.

Wed
28
Apr

"Dream car" finds new home with lifelong admirer


Rod Bolsinger of rural Millville, right, recently re-purchased his dream car, a 25th anniversary 1978 Chevrolet Corvette from Dave Brown, left, of Dave Brown Classic Rides. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Whether a classic car enthusiast falls in love with the elegant features of a luxury classic, the compact style and speed of a sports car, or the powerful engine under the hood of a classic muscle car, they claim buying a vintage automobile is similar to inviting someone to become a member of their family. 

First love

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