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13
Apr

UA instrument proposal


An outdoor musical instruments proposal is being taken into consideration by Guttenberg's Umbrella Art's group. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) has been a key element in bringing art, in all its various forms, to Guttenberg residents and visitors since 2014. Through the group's dedication, determination and generosity, several art programs have taken root in the community. Most notable are the River of Music Series, Summer Sculpture Contest, and the Historic Limestone Planter project. 

Outdoor musical instruments

Wed
13
Apr

Easter egg hunt Saturday at Riverside Playground

Area youngsters are invited to attend the annual Easter egg hunt in Guttenberg to be held Saturday, April 16, at Riverside Playground, 300 South River Park Drive, one block south of Clayton Ridge School. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m.

The event is for youngsters ages 10 and under. Children should bring their own baskets to collect eggs.There will be three individually timed hunts, separated according to age groups. 

Wed
06
Apr

UA sculpture contest "Butterflies of Freedom"


Umbrella Arts has chosen "Butterflies of Freedom" for their annual UA sculpture contest theme. Entry deadline is June 30. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) has chosen "Butterflies of Freedom" as their theme for the 2022 UA sculpture contest.

"Butterflies symbolize many things – freedom, hope, love of nature, solitude, metamorphosis, and diversity.  2022 springs us forward as we view a diverse range of freedoms," says a UA representative, citing the following:

Wed
06
Apr

Clayton Ridge coach retires after 22 years


Coach Tom Krall recently retired from a successful 22-year coaching career with the Clayton Ridge School District. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each coach has a different approach to managing a sports team. Tom Krall of Guttenberg has been perfecting his skills as a team leader since he was 15 years old. Krall recently stepped down from his 22-year coaching career with the Clayton Ridge School District. "My coaching career began the year Garnavillo and Guttenberg merged into one school district," Krall commented.  

Wed
06
Apr

Community vitality is work session topic

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council held a work session on March 30 to discuss the community vitality position that has been vacant since the resignation of Emily Yaddof late last year. The Community Vitality advisory committee subsequently interviewed candidates and made a recommendation to the city council in February, but the council took no action at that time, instead making plans to continue discussion on the scope of the position.

Wed
30
Mar

GMHC Easter basket fundraiser and volunteer drive


The GMHC Auxiliary supports the hospital through funderaisers, dues and donations. Their long and impressive list of annual projects and year-round gift shop are an integral part of the hospital's success. Auxiliary members front from left are, Carolyn Hoffmann, Dorothy Wille, Carol M., Jan Hansel; back, Linda Aulwes, Carol Smith, Karen Kriemon, Cheryl Simmons and Karilyn McArthur. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) and Auxiliary are excited to announce the return of its volunteers and the re-opening of the Gift Shop on March 21, and the return of the Easter Basket fundraiser. 

Wed
30
Mar

Blooming Branches celebrates 10 years


Blooming Branches will mark 10 successful years in business with a celebration on April 9. From left are Nancy Schroeder and Linda Ludovissy who have been working side-by-side for the past 14 years. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Blooming Branches, located at 511 South First Street in Guttenberg, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. A variety of specialty food and drinks items will available that day as well as in-store specials and a free gift for each valued customer. "Stop in, have a drink and a bite to eat and see our new spring line of products," said Linda Ludovissy and Nancy Schroeder Blooming Branches co-owners. 

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30
Mar

Mississippi flood outlook predicts near normal risk

By Shelia Tomkins

With melting snow and the arrival of spring, Guttenberg residents have learned to keep an eye on river levels as the traditional spring crest on the Mississippi River approaches.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts the risk of Mississippi River spring flooding at near-normal for the Guttenberg area.

Wed
23
Mar

Author publishes "Beneath the Polish Moon"


Jake Kaminski (a pseudonym) has recently published his second novel, "Beneath the Polish Moon.” (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Part-time community member Jake Kaminski, a pseudonym, has recently published his second novel, Beneath the Polish Moon. His first book, Shadow Wolves, an action-packed thriller, was the 2020 Silver Medal Winner of the Reader's Favorite International Book Competition, and Honorable Mention at the 30th Annual Writers Digest Competition. Shadow Wolves received high praise from Midwest Book Review; Writer's Digest; Kirkus Reviews and Reader's Favorite. "I am on track to have Shadow Wolves sequel, Crowe, ready for publication this upcoming fall," he noted. 

Wed
23
Mar

Heitman remains active following retirement


Healthy living advocate Nancy Heitman of Guttenberg grew up with horses and continues to ride and care for them. (Photo submited)

By Caroline Rosacker

Healthy lifestyles are a common discussion on social media and television, and in newsprint, magazines and self-help literature. Every day a new diet, workout regime or supplement plan boasts the key to longevity. While most exercise fads and hot diets aren’t sustainable, they do indicate the role good health plays in a well-balanced life. 

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