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Wed
06
Jul

City awarded $440,000 for trail connection

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg was recently awarded a $440,000 grant from the Iowa Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

The money will be used for a trail connection between the north end of the levee river walk near Bussey Lake to Big Springs Park and the Mississippi River Trail.

Wed
29
Jun

Stars and Stripes parade honorees announced Grand Marshals are Andy and M.J. Smith


The Smiths have been chosen as Grand Marshals for the Stars and Stripes parade. From left are Andy, Winnie (the family dog) and M.J. Smith. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Dr. Andrew Smith and his wife, M.J., have been chosen as Grand Marshals for the 2022 Stars and Stripes parade set to take place on Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m. The couple has been living, working and volunteering in Guttenberg since 1983.  

The Smiths met at the University of Iowa when Andrew was a third year medical student. "I was working on my graduate degree in nutrition," remembered M.J. "We met on the bariatric surgery ward." 

Wed
29
Jun

Meet Pockey Weseman - Super Senior Grand Marshal


Delos "Pockey" Weseman (above) has donated hundreds of handcrafted checkerboards. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Longtime Guttenberg resident Delos “Pockey” Weseman, 98, has been chosen as this year's Stars and Stripes Super Senior Grand Marshal. He will take part in the parade on Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m.

Weseman served his country in the U.S. Navy,  was a past member of the Guttenberg city council, and American Legion 373 Commander twice. His late wife, Katherine, worked for the City of Guttenberg as Deputy City Clerk and Assistant City Manager for over 22 years.

Wed
29
Jun

River Living Center to celebrate 25-year anniversary


River Living Center will hold a 25-year anniversary celebration with ice cream and music on Friday, July 1. Seated front from left are Ruth Bird, Jane Elsinger and Dory Anderson; back row, Betty Hyde, Janet Lundt, Verda Mae Faust and Gloria Aulwes. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

As we age it may become necessary to seek out alternative living facilities. River Living Center, located at 831 Hwy. 52 in Guttenberg, allows tenants to experience quality independent living while providing help with daily living.  This little bit of assistance allows seniors to maintain their independence while getting help when they need it. 

Celebrating 25 years

Wed
29
Jun

Stars and Stripes fun & fireworks

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg invites everyone to celebrate the nation's birthday at its popular annual Stars and Stripes celebration to be held Friday and Saturday, July 1-2. A fun line-up of family activities has been planned by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. This year's theme is "Brew Up some FUN in the Sun."

Friday evening, July 1

Wed
22
Jun

Merchant Marine recounts career


From left, Janet and Ross Pollock, a retired Merchant Marine, are enjoying life along the shores of the Mississippi River in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Ross and Janet Pollock relocated to Guttenberg  from Mineral Point, Wis., in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ross, a retired career merchant mariner, and his wife, Janet, a retired registered nurse, have found peace and comfort along the shores of the Mississippi River in their home on River Park Drive.

Wed
22
Jun

C. J. Adams looks back on 100 years


Clarence (C.J.) Adams of Dubuque will celebrate his 100th birthday with family and friends on June 25. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clarence John (C.J.) Adams was born and raised on the family farm located near Turkey River on the Millville-North Buena Vista Road. 

"Turkey River was a town at one time," explained C.J. "They had a post office and everything. When they discontinued the railroad the town shut down."

Wed
22
Jun

Council hears proposal for grant application

By Shelia Tomkins

At the regular monthly meeting on June 13 the Guttenberg city council heard a presentation on a proposed grant project, listened to resident concerns on various topics and okayed the purchase of a new bucket truck.

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
15
Jun

UA Outdoor Musical Instrument project moves forward


Above is a suggested Outdoor Musical Instrument ensemble for placement across the street from Joe's Pizza located in the 600 block of South River Park Drive. (Photo submited)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) Outdoor Musical Instrument (OMI) project has been approved by the Guttenberg City Council, Park Board, and OMI Advisory Group. The project is spearheaded by UA members Vicki Rodenberg, Becky Shaffer and Juanita Loven, and Ingleside representative and OMI project chair Jane Staebler.

Wed
15
Jun

Iowa Café for seniors at Sode's Perk Central


Sode's Perk Central is participating in The Iowa Café, a new innovative partnership between Iowa's Area Agency on Aging and licensed food service establishments. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Iowa Café is a new innovative partnership between Iowa's Area Agencies on Aging and licensed food service establishments like restaurants, food trucks, cafes, convenience stores, and grocery stores with hot and cold food options. Every menu is approved by a dietician to meet one-third of the daily nutrition needs for an older person.

Participant eligibility

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