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Wed
23
Mar

City council approves fiscal year budget

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in regular session on March 14, approved the budget for the coming fiscal year and okayed a $500,000 grant application for water system improvements. Mayor Fred Schaub led council members Jane Parker, Steve Bahls, Michelle Geuder, Austin Greve and Mandy Ludovissy through the evening's agenda. City Manager Denise Schneider was also at the council table. 

Wed
16
Mar

Amanda Rose publishes "It's a Wonderful Story"


Amanda Rose Johnson has written and published her first children's book, "It's a Wonderful Story," based on her grandmother, Lydia Kann, who grew up in Germany, and her compelling personal account of writing letters to her future husband living in the United States. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A mother-daughter pen pal project launched the inspiration for Amanda Rose Johnson's first children's publication, It's a Wonderful Story, based on her grandmother, Lydia Kann, who grew up in Germany and her compelling, personal account of writing letters to her future husband living in the United States.

Wed
16
Mar

Trinity Lutheran Church installs Pastor Keller


Pastor Brent Keller has assumed pastoral duties at Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg and St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

On Feb. 13, Pastor Brent Keller was installed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, with five Iowa District East pastors presiding. He will be serving Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg and St. Paul Lutheran Church, McGregor. He served Peace Lutheran Church, in Alcester, S.D., prior to his installment. 

Pastor Keller will reside in the church parsonage with his wife, Hannelore, and daughters, Evangeline and Annalise. 

Wed
16
Mar

Porchlight ticket sales for firefighters dance

Members of the Guttenberg Fire Department will be going door-to-door on Monday, March 21, selling tickets for their annual benefit dance, set for Saturday, March 26, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg.

Those wishing to purchase a ticket can turn on their porch light to signal a firefighter to stop. 

Tickets are $5 each and may also be purchased by mailing payment to P.O. Box 74, Guttenberg IA 52052. Donations can also be mailed to that address.   

Wed
09
Mar

Young teen shares harrowing experience


Erica Gamerdinger, left, of Garber was coerced into running away with a teenage boy last July. The incident caused a nationwide search involving law enforcement agencies. Above, Erica and her friend, Lillie. (Photo submitted)

Submitted by Erica and Jen Gamerdinger

Hello, my name is Erica Gamerdinger and I have two amazing parents and five crazy siblings. We all live on an organic dairy farm by Garber. My siblings and I have been homeschooled our entire lives.

Wed
09
Mar

"Chains Interrupted" at Garber Community Center


Lenchen Raeside, co-founder of Chains Interrupted, will present a program on human trafficking on March 19 from 2-4 p.m., at the Elkport/Garber Community Center. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Elkport-Garber Community Club is sponsoring a human trafficking program on Saturday, March 19, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Elkport Garber Community Center. Human trafficking is the fastest growing organized criminal industry in the world. Is this really happening here? In small town Iowa? We need the community to join in the fight against this growing crime.

Wed
09
Mar

City council mulls scope of CV director position

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council held a workshop meeting on Wednesday, March 2, to continue discussion on items from the February monthly meeting.At the council table were Mayor Fred Schaub, council members Mandy Ludovissy, Austin Greve, Jane Parker, Michelle Geuder and Steve Bahls and City Manager Denise Schneider.

Wed
02
Mar

Hometown Designs opens for business


Andrea Moser, proprietor of Hometown Designs, will offer screen printing, embroidery, apparel, home decor and more. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Hometown Designs, located at 602 South River Park Drive in Guttenberg, is the newest retail offering to open in the community's growing downtown business district. Owner Andrea Moser is excited to be part of this booming trend. 

Wed
02
Mar

Outdoor adventurer enjoys last frontier


In the 1980’s, Clifford Judkins nursed and raised eight abandoned moose calves while at Crown Point Lodge in Crown Point, Alaska. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Clifford Judkins, who recently moved to Guttenberg, was born in 1937. He grew up in California and joined the Air Force in 1954. Judkins attended aircraft and engine school in Illinois during his enlistment. 

"I became a jet engine mechanic and was stationed at Castle Air Force Base in California," said Judkins. "It was about 40 miles from where my grandfather's homestead was. My dad was raised there and the family had a cabin there. It made it nice to be so close."

Wed
02
Mar

Guttenberg was finalist Healthy Hometown contest

Guttenberg was one of eight finalists in the Community Award category in the 2022 Healthy HometownSM  Powered by Wellmark contest, as announced by the Healthiest State Initiative. 

A congratulatory letter was recently received by the City of Guttenberg from Laura Jackson, Chief Health Officer of Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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