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Wed
11
May

Thursday, May 26, at GMHC Retirement open house for Dr. Smith


Dr. Andrew C. Smith

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics has announced the upcoming retirement of Andrew C. Smith, M.D., in June of 2022. 

Dr. Smith has practiced medicine here in Guttenberg his entire career, spanning 39 years. "He has been a beloved member of the hospital staff and community throughout his tenure here and will be greatly missed by all," said a GMHC spokesperson.

Wed
11
May

"Rockin' the River Music Fest" slated for May 27, 28, 29 at Lakeside Ballroom


Blue60 band members, front from left, are Tim Canfield, Jan Beardsley, Steve Wendl and Kate Vink; back row, Dennie Hinrichs, Dakota McWhorter, Jade Beardsley and Kim Beardsley. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg's historic Lakeside Ballroom presents "Rockin’ the River Music Fest," a three-night event set for May 27, 28 and 29, with the main event, "Head East" (to be featured in a separate story in next weeks issue of The Press) on Saturday night. The music festival will mark the nationally recognized historic landmark's grand opening under new management. Platinum event sponsors are Brown’s Sales and Leasing, with dealerships in Guttenberg, Elkader and West Branch, and Ironhill Power Sports of Waukon. Premium sponsor is Fidelity Bank & Trust in Guttenberg. 

Wed
11
May

Guttenberg man named to UMGC post


Dan Kuempel

Dan Kuempel of Guttenberg has been appointed the new Executive Director by the board of  the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation

The Executive Director is responsible for the administration of the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation grant giving program and operational policies adopted by the board.  This position serves as a representative for the UMGC Board by promoting the mission of the organization and gaming’s benefit to the area.

Wed
04
May

Ukrainian connection leads to humanitarian efforts


Elina, a refugee from Chernihiv made her way to safety after a Russian attack. From left are Alex and Mila Hoffmann and Elina. See photo of Elina's bombed vehicle on page two. (Photo submitted)

Mila's parents, Sasha and Pasha Mozhoviye, in their apartment wearing heavy coats and using blankets to keep warm after the utilities were destroyed in early March. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Alex Hoffmann, a former Guttenberg resident and Clayton Ridge graduate, and his wife, Mila, who is from Chernihiv, Ukraine have left the comfort and safety of their home in the United States to assist Ukrainian refugees at the refugee intake center at the Nivy Bus Station in Bratislava, Slovakia. Alex is the son of Dr. Jeff and Carolyn Hoffmann of Guttenberg. 

Wed
04
May

Fire destroys Bootleggers


Flames engulf Bootleggers The Guttenberg Fire Department, assisted by six area departments, fought a fire that destroyed Bootleggers River Tavern - Restaurant and Bar in Millville on Tuesday evening, April 26. There were no injuries, but the business and second story residence were considered a total loss. More photos inside. (Photo submitted)

A fire on Tuesday evening, April 26, destroyed Bootleggers River Tavern, a popular restaurant and bar located on the banks of the Turkey River in Millville. 

The Guttenberg Fire Department responded to the call at 6:39 p.m. that reported there was smoke and a possible fire inside the business and second-story residence. All the people and pets were evacuated from the upstairs residence before the fire department arrived. 

Wed
27
Apr

Ukrainian fundraiser at Lakeside


Lakeside Ballroom will hold a fundraising "Concert for Ukraine" featuring musicians Ralph Kluseman and Nick Stika, on April 30, from 6-8 p.m. (Photo submited)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Historic Lakeside Ballroom, located at 1202 North 4th Street in Guttenberg, is holding a fundraising music event, "Concert for Ukraine," to offer financial aid to the people of Ukraine that have been affected and displaced by the armed conflict between Russian-backed forces and the Ukrainian military. The event is set for Saturday, April 30, from 6-8 p.m. with a suggested donation of $10 dollars per person. 

Wed
27
Apr

Infrared sauna added to Divine Current


Sadie Hefel, yoga instructor, massage therapist and Divine Current Wellness proprietor, has added an infrared sauna to her long list of holistic health services. Appointment or walk-in times are available. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Saunas are thought to have originated in Finland around 7000 B.C. The earliest known sauna structures were dug into the earth and lined with stone. Saunas have long been used for therapeutic and relaxation purposes and have been a part of traditional medicine for many centuries.

Divine Current Wellness 

Wed
27
Apr

New Press delivery day!

Guttenberg Press subscribers should expect their newspapers a day later than usual beginning with next week's issue, May 4.

Beginning on that date, The Press will be printed on Tuesdays in Lancaster, Wis., a change from the usual printing date on Mondays at a plant in Calmar. 

The newspapers will then be delivered on Wednesdays to the Guttenberg post office and The Press office. Copies will be delivered to local news outlets later that day.

Wed
27
Apr

Clayton Ridge School board hires new principal

At the regular monthly meeting on April 13, the Clayton Ridge School board hired Terri  Thompson as the principal for grades 6-12. The action came after a special meeting on April 6 to conduct interviews with five candidates for the position. 

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20
Apr

Sound Healing offers holistic health wellness


Sound healing sessions with Lisa Hefel are available at Divine Current Wellness in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sound healing uses different vibrations to help ease the mind, body and spirit. The technique works on two principles – different emotions vibrate at different levels, and blocked, or unexpressed emotions, are the main source of "dis-ease" in the body. 

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