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Wed
10
Apr

Mississippi River flooding unlikely this spring

By Shelia Tomkins

Last spring, the Mississippi River at Guttenberg hit one of its highest crests in more than 20 years; however, this year forecasters are predicting a below normal chance of any high water.

The overall risk of flooding this year will be almost entirely dependent on spring precipitation, according to the flood outlook from the National Weather Service in LaCrosse, Wis.

Wed
03
Apr

GEIDC breaks ground on Community Resource Center


A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the future Community Resource Center at 516 South First Street in Guttenberg on March 26. The GEIDC project is being funded through a State of Iowa $2.7 million grant, the work of grant writers, and the volunteer fundraising committee that has received to-date $415,000 from generous benefactors. From left are Cole Amos, Estimator at Conlon Construction; Tara Chaney-Goldsberry, Architect, Veenstra & Kimm; GMHC administrator Tim Ahlers, Kathy Lansing, Tracy Kregel, Kari Harbaugh, Jackie Lee, Andy Reimer, Tom Augustyn, and William Kann. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

Submitted by Jackie Lee 

VP People and Culture Community Savings Bank and GEIDC Board Member and CRC Project Committee Member

Wed
03
Apr

2024 solar eclipse - where, when and how


If you don't have specialized eye protection for solar viewing, you can make your own eclipse projector using a cardboard box, a white sheet of paper, tape, scissors, and aluminum foil. (NASA online image)

By Caroline Rosacker

On April 8, 2024, a great portion of North America will experience a solar eclipse, which is defined as a cosmic alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, in that order.

The notable event will begin as the Moon's shadow path makes landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast, crossing the United States beginning in Texas at 1:27 p.m. CDT, and will end in Maine at 3:35 p.m. EDT before exiting North America via Newfoundland, Canada and continuing into the Atlantic Ocean.  

Wed
03
Apr

Council sets public hearing on proposed budget

By Shelia Tomkins

Following new procedures set by the Iowa legislature, the Guttenberg city council met in special session March 25 to hold a public hearing on the proposed property tax levy and to set a date for a hearing on the upcoming budget.

There were no comments received on the levy. The budget hearing will take place at the regular council meeting on Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m.

Wed
27
Mar

LuAnn Kregel

LuAnn Kregel, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, March 20, 2024. 

Private family graveside services will be held in Guttenberg, at a later date. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids assisted the family.

For the full obituary and to share a memory of LuAnn, please visit www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Wed
27
Mar

Local pottery teacher has passion for working with clay


Guttenberg Creativity Center pottery teacher Steve Solomon assists home school student Tate Armstrong with his clay piece. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Local potter Steve Solomon enrolled in his first pottery class as a college student at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn. 

"I needed to take an elective to fill out my class schedule my senior year," Steve told The Press. "A pottery class piqued my interest and I thought why not."

Wed
27
Mar

Senior Judy Olson benefits from local healthcare network


Retired Registered Nurse Judy Olson is grateful for the network of community health care providers, which include the River Living Center, Guttenberg Care Center and Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living, that helped her regain her health, strength and mobility. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Eagle Ridge Independent and Assisted Living tenant Judy Olson has overcome many challenges on her journey to better health, but received her best care in Guttenberg  thanks to the healthcare network that is available to area residents. 

Judy Olson

Wed
27
Mar

Easter egg hunt in Guttenberg this Saturday

Guttenberg's popular annual Easter egg hunt will be held this Saturday, March 30, at Riverside Park located at 300 South River Park Drive.

The event will begin promptly at 1 p.m.

Youngsters ages 0-10 are eligible to participate. There will be three individually timed hunts, separated by age groups.

Wed
20
Mar

Garnavillo Police Chief is eager to serve


Law enforcement professional Eric Van Horn looks forward to meeting and serving Garnavillo residents as the new Chief of Police, and invites community members to attend "Coffee with a Cop" at Thoma's Cafe on Thursday, March 21, from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

From a very young age, newly hired Garnavillo Chief of Police Eric Van Horn had a passion for law enforcement. He was born and raised in West Union and graduated from North Fayette High School in 2011.

"Two of my uncles served in law enforcement; one as a Buchanan County Deputy and the other as a Cook County (Illinois) Deputy," he began. "The first time I ever saw the old Crown Vic sitting in my uncle's driveway and he let me wear his police hat, I was hooked."

Wed
20
Mar

Community Easter egg hunt tradition rolls on


The Guttenberg Rotary Club and Guttenberg Care Center's annual Easter Egg Hunt is set for Saturday, March 30, beginning promptly at 1 p.m. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Rotary Club and Guttenberg Care Center's annual Easter Egg Hunt is set for Saturday, March 30, beginning promptly at 1 p.m., for ages 0-10 with three individually timed hunts separated by age groups at Rotary Riverside Park located at 300 South River Park Drive in Guttenberg. 

Easter tradition

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