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21
Aug

Guttenberg Rotary purchases new flags


The Guttenberg Rotary Club has recently purchased, stabilized and displayed 75 American flags along River Park Drive and sections of Guttenberg's downtown business district. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The United States flag, also referred to as Old Glory, The Star Spangled Banner or simply The Stars and Stripes, is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. 

Wed
21
Aug

Colonel Karl D. Jansen visits Lock and Dam 10


Colonel Karl D. Jansen, right, the 66th commander and district engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul district, toured Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg on July 31. Lock and Dam employee Kory Warrington, left, led the tour. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The origin of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District traces back to 1866. At that time, Congress authorized the Corps of Engineers to establish a four-foot navigation channel on the upper Mississippi River. Major Gouverneur K. Warren, acclaimed for his leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg, was assigned to establish the district and conduct preliminary surveys of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Warren opened the first district office in August of 1866. 

Wed
21
Aug

Council views corridor project, okays asphalt street improvements

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 12 reviewed the proposed Schiller Street Corridor, approved asphalt street paving projects,  and okayed a wording change in the garbage ordinance that will affect the monthly rate for some customers.

Wed
14
Aug

Mary J. Bries

Mary Jean Bries, 72, of Elkader, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug 4, 2019. As was her wish, she passed away in her own home surrounded by her children.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 10, at St. Joseph’s Church in Garnavillo.

Mary was born Dec 14, 1946, to Peter and Marie Langel Berns in Guttenberg. She was joined in marriage to Charles Bries on Feb 17, 1968, (25 years and a day after her parents were wed) at St. Joseph’s.

Wed
14
Aug

Bilden hired as 6-12 grade principal


Laura Bilden is the newly-hired principal for grades 6-12 at Clayton Ridge Community School. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton Ridge Community School District recently hired Laura Bilden as the principal for grades 6-12. She will replace Andy Peterson, who has resigned to accept a position in Dubuque. 

Wed
14
Aug

How to keep your children safe on the Internet

By Caroline Rosacker

The GMHC Family Resource Center and the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce hosted an internet safety program at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics (GMHC) on Monday, July 15, in the education room. 

Rick Floyd, internet safety consultant, presented the program. 

Wed
14
Aug

Clayton Ridge school board news

The Clayton Ridge School District board of directors heard  reports from school administrators, awarded bids, and approved routine agreements when they met in regular session on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the high school library in Guttenberg .

President John Heying called the meeting to order with board members Ellen Johnson, Alicia Helle, Christine Aulwes and Mike Finnegan in attendance, along with Superintendent Shane Wahls, Board Secretary Dave Schlueter, Dean of Students Wade Marlow, and School Nurse Renae Kraus. 

Wed
07
Aug

Joan M. White

Joan Margaret White, 80, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
07
Aug

Isabella's wish granted through Make-A-Wish Foundation


From left, Isabella Auer and Jackie Marker are seated in preparation for a tea party held in Isabella's honor at Thornewood Castle. The castle is a 500-year-old Tudor Gothic historic site located in Lakewood, Wash. The event was funded through money raised by the Asbury Eagles Club 4458 and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is on a mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The foundation, which began in 1981, is the largest wish-granting organization in the world. Make-A-Wish serves every community in the United States and its territories through 60 chapters nationwide. The foundation has granted more than 315,000 wishes since its inception, averaging a wish granted every 34 minutes. There are nearly 40,000 volunteers who help grant wishes each year. 

Wed
07
Aug

Relay of Voices & Big Blue Sky music and storytelling event


Victoria Bradford-Styrbecki and her husband, Tom Styrbecki, departed from the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park on July 9. The couple is on a running and cycling expedition, determined to reach the mouth of the Mississippi River in November, a distance of about 2,375 miles. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

"Relay of Voices," a project of A House Unbuilt, a nonprofit corporation based in Lake Charles, La., and Chicago, Ill., is making its way on a four-month expedition from the headwaters to the mouth of the Mississippi River. 

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