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Wed
15
Jun

Primary election results for Clayton County

By Shelia Tomkins

On Tuesday, June 7, registered Democrats and Republicans in Clayton County voted in the primary election to choose their party's nominees for the general election in November. 

Voters in a primary election must register as a Democrat or Republican in order to choose their respective party's candidates. In Clayton County, there were 1,363 Republicans and 660 Democrats who went to the polls, for a total of 2,023 voters.

Wed
08
Jun

Dr. Smith embraces retirement after 39-year medical career


In the spring of 2020 during the most unknown phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Smith separated his clothing and shoes for cleaning and sanitizing in the breezeway of their home. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Dr. Andrew Smith, dedicated physician and staff member of the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC), has recently stepped down from his medical career – spanning 39 years – and switched gears to ready himself for retirement. 

Humble beginnings

Wed
08
Jun

Klaes leads science students to "Environmental Solutions"


Clayton Ridge Environmental Science students presented their "Environmental Solutions" projects to city leaders on May 24. The projects focused on proposing ideas for solutions to Guttenberg's ponding areas. From left are former Clayton Ridge Superintendent and Past Mayor Russ Loven and presenter Ryleigh Goerdt. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Quality educators understand the value in real-world learning. Jonathan Klaes, Clayton Ridge High School science teacher assigned his Environmental Science students an "Environmental Solutions" project as part of their end of the year final.  "This year, we are focusing on proposing ideas for solutions to some of the issues surrounding the Guttenberg ponding areas," says Klaes. "The students picked topics ranging from soil and water management to ADA compliance to visual aesthetics. The final project included a poster with a proposal for a solution to the issue(s) of their choosing."

Wed
08
Jun

Clayton County hazardous waste collection

The Clayton County Conservation Board will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection, appliance and electronic recycling on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Osborne Nature Center. 

Appointments are required. Any Clayton County resident wishing to dispose of hazardous waste must call 1-877-982-4288 to set up an appointment.

Wed
01
Jun

River Town Family Dentistry expansion


River Town Family Dentistry's new building project is slated for completion in December 2022 or January 2023. From left are Dr. Alicia Walke, Staci Wessel, Eva Moore, Rhonda Ungs, Heather Berns and Katie Krall. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

River Town Family Dentistry in Guttenberg has broken ground on a new building project next to its current location on Highway 52. Dr. Alicia Walke DDS purchased the existing dental practice and building in 2021 from Dr. John Barron.

Wed
01
Jun

Library programs begin June 9


Mountaineer Jen Loeb will present a program on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m., in the Guttenberg Municipal Building auditorium. Loeb will walk audience members through her Mt. Everest expedition and show photographs, video footage, and have some of her climbing gear on display. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Public Library and the Guttenberg Library Foundation are gearing up for their upcoming Book/Bake Sale, speaker event and summer reading program.

Book/Bake Sale

Wed
01
Jun

Primary election is Tuesday, June 7

By Shelia Tomkins

On June 7, registered Democrats and Republicans in Clayton County will head to the polls to choose their party's nominees for the general election in November.

Voters in a primary election must register as a Democrat or Republican in order to choose their respective party's candidates. 

Wed
25
May

Hilltop Homestead offers riding lessons & more


The Hefel family, front from left ,are Brianna, Eneasha and Kaleb; back row, Christa, Ricky, Brysen, Brayden, Aiden, Austin, Samantha, William and Tango the horse. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 2020, Christa and Ricky Hefel launched Hilltop Homestead, located at 32817 Kale Avenue near Guttenberg. The ambitious entrepreneurs had a vision to provide northeast Iowans with a high-quality farm experience. Hilltop Homestead raises a variety of animals, including horses, goats, alpacas, llama, rabbits, dogs, cats, sheep and chickens. The State-certified homestead also provides boarding for dogs and horses, and offers horseback riding lessons and day camps.  

Wed
25
May

Junior Achievement cultivates student success


JA is dedicated to educating young people about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Using an age-appropriate curriculum, Junior Achievement programs begin in kindergarten and continue through the twelfth grade. The program teaches kids how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. It also inspires and prepares youth to succeed in a global economy. 

Wed
25
May

Local Memorial Day tribute set for Monday

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg area residents will pay tribute to veterans both living and dead at the community's annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at the Guttenberg Area Veterans Memorial in Ingleside Park. 

This year's observance will be similar to last year's — there will be no parade, but a short program is planned. 

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