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Wed
02
Feb

Clayton County Conservation year in review


Kenny Slocum, Motor Motor Race Coordinator, directed the 150 participants to the start line for the 2021 5K/10K Race which served at the Grand Opening of the Motor Mill Trail. (Photo by Larry Stone)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County Conservation recently released its annual report that indicates another successful year of programing, expansion and responsible land stewardship. The organization is on a mission to promote the health and general welfare of the people; to model and encourage preservation, conservation, education and recreation through responsible use and appreciation of our natural resources and cultural heritage.

Clayton County Conservation Board

Wed
02
Feb

Free energy coaching for businesses, non-profits

Submitted by Clayton County Energy District

According to the U.S. Dept of Energy, commercial buildings waste up to 30% of consumed energy. The locally-led Clayton County Energy District (CCED) knows that millions spent on utility energy costs unnecessarily flow out of Clayton County every year. The CCED recognizes how communities can spend less on energy; communities prosper when energy savings measures are implemented.

Wed
26
Jan

Dr. Gunnett joins GMHC medical team


The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics added Dr. Carol Gunnett to their team of family medicine providers in August 2021. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) has recently added Dr. Carol Gunnett to their team of family medicine providers. Dr. Gunnett grew up in rural Pennsylvania in close proximity to Valley Forge, a couple of hours west of Philadelphia, on the eastern side of the state. 

Inspired to pursue a career in medicine

Wed
26
Jan

CCDG connects county communities


The former laundromat and the house to the north were properly dismantled and disposed of thanks to the CCDG, who partnered with the Regional Housing Trust Fund to help secure funding for the removal of derelict buildings, a program Guttenberg utilized on three separate occasions. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton County Development Group (CCDG) is on a mission to enhance opportunities for the creation of wealth for the citizens of Clayton County through the promotion of agriculture, industry and tourism. CCDG is building strong profitable economic businesses through cooperation and education, creating a destination for quality recreation and tourism and providing a quality of life that promotes public investment. 

Wed
26
Jan

Clayton Ridge School board meeting and work session

The Clayton Ridge school board held its monthly meeting on Jan. 10 at the elementary library in Garnavillo. President John Heying led board members Jessica Bittner, Christine Aulwes, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Mike Finnegan and Jason Reimer through the meeting's agenda. Also attending were Superintendent Shane Wahls, Dean of Students Wade Marlow and staff members Collin Arndt, Lori Bunting and Tierney Hoefer.

Supt. Wahls reported on an upcoming work session with the Iowa Association of School Boards. 

Wed
19
Jan

Dingesville #7 Country school memories


Janette "Jan" Hansel attended the Dingesville country school that her great-great-grandfather Aaron Hyde Sr. built. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1850, Aaron Hyde Sr. came to Iowa and purchased his homestead farm, which included 280 acres in Mallory Township. He was a skilled carpenter and built many residences and schoolhouses in Clayton County, including Dingesville School, where his great-great-granddaughter, Janette "Jan" Hansel of Guttenberg, would be educated. He was also instrumental in the construction of Bethel Church. 

Wed
19
Jan

AmeriCorps/Rubicon team member volunteers when needed


Hannah Davey (left) and her supervisor, Jason Taylor, Executive Director at Bur Oak Land Trust, were on location with Team Rubicon in Mayfield, Ky., assisting with storm damage caused by a devestating tornado on Dec. 10, 2021. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

AmeriCorps invites individuals from all walks of life to serve alongside each other for the betterment of every community. Their mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. 

Hannah Davey, AmeriCorps worker

Wed
19
Jan

First meeting of year for new city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The first city council meeting of the new year brought newly-elected members to the council table on Monday, Jan. 10. New mayor and former council member Fred Schaub called the meeting to order with new council members Steve Bahls, Michelle Geuder and Mandy Ludovissy joining holdover members Austin Greve and Jane Parker.

Wed
12
Jan

Bingo at senior citizen meal site and meal program update


Bingo is played each Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Guttenberg Municipal Building dining area. (Press Photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Research has suggested that bingo is a fun way to stave off loneliness and boredom. Through the years, bingo locations have become the hub of local communities, allowing individuals to gather and socialize with like-minded people.  

Wed
12
Jan

County Line Acres offers produce and baked goods


Rachel Faust and Dalton Bolsinger's children enjoy helping with the family business, County Line Acres LLC near Graham. From left are Rachel Faust, Lincoln, Finnegan, Dalton Bolsinger and Grayson. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

County Line Acres, LLC proprietors Rachel Faust and Dalton Bolsinger of Cedar Rapids are inspiring Clayton County residents to embrace better health through whole food offerings. 

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