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Wed
14
Sep

Garnavillo Mini-Mart opens for business


The Garnavillo Mini Mart opened its doors on Friday, Sept. 9. Store hours are Mondays - Saturdays 5 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sundays from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. From left are owners Brian and Melissa Schumann and store manager Cassie Tuecke. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each day, more people visit a convenience store than any other brick-and-mortar retail location. It is estimated that 165 million transactions, per day, take place in convenience stores where customers can refuel their vehicle, purchase a snack, beverage, or freshly prepared meal at their favorite location. 

Brian and Melissa Schumann

Wed
14
Sep

Local Trail Life USA troop established


Local Trail Life USA Troop IA-1199 spent the day hiking at Effigy Mounds near Marquette. Front from left are Keith Amunson, Pastor Diego Chuyma, Joshua Chuyma, Marc Moore, Lon Lindenberg, Joe Kierpaul, and Nathan Kierpaul; back row, John Chuyma, Nicolas Kierpaul, Isaak Moore, and David Chuyma. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Trail Life USA is a Christian alternative to the Boy Scout program, and is sponsored by Living Water Bible Fellowship Church in Guttenberg.

Wed
14
Sep

Local weekend events in Clayton County

By Shelia Tomkins

Enjoy the upcoming September weekend by attending two popular annual events in southern Clayton County.

The Northeast Iowa Farm and Antique Association will present the 41st annual Plagman Barn Show Days on Sept. 16-17-18. The show grounds are located at 28384 Garber Road (C7X) 10 miles west of Guttenberg. The event features demonstrations on early farm and home practices and techniques, plus food, music, and other activities for the entire family.

Wed
07
Sep

Meet the CR instructional coaches


Clayton Ridge instructional coaches from left are, Nicole DeGidio, Tierney Hoefer and Laurie Smith; back row, Janna Kregel, Adam Radcliffe and Sarah Cherne. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

An Iowa Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant has provided funding for schools across the state to add instructional coaching positions to their staff. 

The Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) System rewards effective teachers with leadership opportunities and fosters greater collaboration for all teachers to learn from one another.

Wed
07
Sep

New teachers at Clayton Ridge


Clayton Ridge new faculty members are, from left, Ben Backes, Casey Zarr, Savannah Domeyer, Janita Stavropolis, Sara Phillips, and Makenzie Farmer. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

The Clayton Ridge School District welcomed the following new faculty members for the coming school year.

Makenzie Farmer

Wed
07
Sep

City hires CV/Chamber director

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, at a special meeting on Aug. 29, hired Brandie Tomkins to fill the Community Vitality/Chamber director position.

On hand for the special meeting were Mayor Fred Schaub, City Manager Denise Schneider and councilmembers Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Steve Bahls and Michelle Geuder.

Wed
31
Aug

Ingleside Park landmarks receive signs


Guttenberg park board member John Hess (above) researched and had signs placed on the Civil War Cannon and two professionally engraved dropstones located in Ingleside Park. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A Civil War cannon and two dropstones, professionally engraved with the year 1936 and located in Ingleside Park in Guttenberg, have finally received the recognition they deserve thanks to City Park Board member John Hess.

Hess diligently started his research in 2019. "I think it is very important to have correct signage placed near or on historical landmarks in public areas," Hess commented. "It removes any speculation and identifies the landmark being observed."

Wed
31
Aug

Keyes to present history of Hershey Chocolate Co.


Laura Keyes, who previously portrayed Laura Ingalls Wilder, will return to Guttenberg to present "The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company" on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building auditorium. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Laura Keyes of Dunlap, Ill., will present The History of the Hersey Chocolate Company on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Guttenberg Municipal Building auditorium. The program is sponsored by the Guttenberg Library Foundation. 

Milton S. Hershey

Wed
24
Aug

Two-time author has ties to Guttenberg


Katrina Zearley, two-time author and pharmacy student, recently read her children's book to audience members at the Guttenberg Public Library. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On July 29 two-time author Katrina Zearley, of Tucson, Ariz., read her children's book, I Think When I Am Older I Might Be a Pharmacist! to audience members at The Guttenberg Public Library.

The 22-year-old student and author is the daughter of Chris and Margi Zearley. "My father, Chris Zearley, was born and raised in Guttenberg, and I have visited during the summertime as I grew up," she commented. 

Wed
24
Aug

Ivanelle Stone turns 99


Ivanelle "Nell" Stone, 99, wakes up each morning eager for the day. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On July 26, Ivanelle “Nell” Stone  of Guttenberg waited patiently for guests to arrive so she could celebrate her 99th birthday at the River Living Center.  

Nell was born in 1923 and grew up on a farm near Communia. "I walked to school in Elkport – five miles each way," Nell told The  Press. "I had three brothers, milked a lot of cows, played basketball in school, and even de-tasseled corn." 

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