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Wed
24
Aug

City council creates CV/Chamber position

By Shelia Tomkins

At a special meeting held Aug. 15, the Guttenberg city council, on a split vote, decided to create a new city position, Community Vitality/Chamber director.

Wed
17
Aug

Homeschool families share experiences


Clayton County homeschool families include, back row from left: Tate, "River" and Dean Schultz; Marianne Moore and her children, Isaak, Naomi, Temperance, Gideon and Abby; Eleanor, Daisy, Holly and Audrey Dickson, and Aiyana, Audra and Rowan Janes. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

A worldwide pandemic ushered in the most rapid rise in homeschooling the United States has ever seen. Even after schools reopened and vaccinations became widely available, many parents have decided to continue directing their children’s education.

According to data obtained and analyzed by The Associated Press, homeschooling numbers dipped this year from last year's all-time high, but are still significantly above pre-pandemic levels. 

Wed
17
Aug

One fatality in Friday fire

One person is dead following a residential fire late Friday evening south of Guttenberg. As of press time, the name has not been released pending positive identification.

Wed
17
Aug

Council hears comments on food truck ordinance

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on Aug. 8, the Guttenberg city council heard concerns about food trucks, lowered the age for golf cart operators, and heard an update from the Community Vitality Advisory Committee. 

Mayor Fred Schaub led council members Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Steve Bahls and Michelle Geuder through the evening's agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

Wed
10
Aug

St. Mary /IC School announces closing


St. Mary Immaculate Conception School in Guttenberg will not be open for the fall term. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Citing a lack of qualified teachers, St. Mary Immaculate Conception School in Guttenberg last week announced its closing in a letter to parents.

The school, which serves students from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade, had recently hired a new principal, Angela Jones, and was preparing for the fall opening when the decision was made at a meeting of the school board last week.

Wed
10
Aug

Clayton Ridge fills principal position


Terri Thompson of Guttenberg has been hired as the Clayton Ridge Middle and High School Principal.

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg native Terri Thompson has been hired as the Clayton Ridge Middle and High School Principal. 

Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from William Penn University, Oskaloska. “I was recruited to play basketball at William Penn,” Thompson commented. 

Wed
10
Aug

"Celebrate Guttenberg" this Saturday, Aug. 13

By Shelia Tomkins

"Celebrate Guttenberg," an annual celebration featuring food, shopping specials and entertainment, is set for this Saturday, Aug. 13, sponsored by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

This year's event will feature extended hours for the Saturday Farmer's Market, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  in the 400 block of South River Park Drive. There will be a coffee truck on hand at 8 a.m. 

Wed
03
Aug

UA announces annual art contest winners


A colorful sidewalk chalk artwork submitted by the Stumpf family took second place honors in this year's UA contest. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts is pleased to announce the first, second and third place winners of the 2022 Umbrella Arts Sculpture Contest "Butterflies of Freedom." 

"Umbrella Art members would like to thank all who participated in the 2022 sculpture contest," commented member Diane Thiese.  "All entries can be seen on the Umbrella Arts Facebook page. Please take the time to stop and see their beautiful work." 

Wed
03
Aug

Dr. Monica Steffen joins Veterinary Clinic staff


Dr. Monica Steffen, DVM, has recently joined the staff at the Guttenberg Vet Clinic. She was inspired to become a veterinarian while growing up on her family's farm near Luxemburg. (Photo submited)

By Caroline Rosacker

Veterinarians diagnose animal health problems, vaccinate against disease, treat animals suffering from illness, infections, wounds, and fractures, perform surgery, and educate pet owners about feeding, behavior issues, and breeding.

According to the American Medical Veterinary Association, 77 percent of veterinarians who work in private medical practices treat pets. 

Wed
03
Aug

"Celebrate Guttenberg" set for Saturday, Aug. 13

By Shelia Tomkins

"Celebrate Guttenberg," an annual celebration featuring food, shopping specials and entertainment, will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, sponsored by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

This year's event will feature extended hours for the Saturday Farmer's Market, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be a coffee truck on hand at 8 a.m. 

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