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Wed
15
Aug

State, federal agencies restore river habitat


At a program on July 30, Karen Osterkamp of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources gave an overview of federal and state efforts to restore and manage the Mississippi River. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins 

The Mississippi River that forms Guttenberg's east border is a complex and evolving system that changed dramatically with the coming of the lock and dam systems in the 1930s.

Wed
15
Aug

River expedition to raise funds for ShelterBox disaster relief


Erikk Elsea is paddling the length of the Mississippi River to raise funds for ShelterBox, a program that aids in domestic and international disaster relief. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins

A Florida man stopped in Guttenberg last week during a trip down the Mississippi River on a personal journey to raise funds and awareness for disaster relief.

Erik Elsea is solo-paddling the entire length of the river to raise money for ShelterBox USA. Elsea, former president of the Cape Coral Rotary Club, arrived in time to speak with Guttenberg Rotary members at their weekly Thursday meeting on Aug. 9.

Wed
08
Aug

Municipal pool closing ceremony set for Sunday evening, Aug. 19

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Municipal Swimming Pool will close with a splash on Sunday evening, Aug. 19, when the public is invited to a special closing ceremony to bid farewell to the aging structure prior to the start of the new pool construction.

Wed
08
Aug

Teen gaming focus of prevention effort


From left, Mary Boots and Genevieve Balajadia, addiction counselors from Dubuque, want the public to know about the connection between teen gaming and problem gambling. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins 

Two counselors who specialize in addictions recently visited Clayton County to spread the word about the connection between teen gaming and problem gambling.

Mary Boots, I.A.D.C., B.A., and Genevieve Balajadia, M.A.,  work out of the Substance Abuse Services Center in Dubuque and serve a 10-county area that includes Clayton County.

Wed
08
Aug

A working lunch at Guttenberg's hidden treasure


From left, Rotarians Karilyn McArthur, Gary Mick and Kim Gau clear low-hanging branches at Big Springs park along the Great River Road in north Guttenberg. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

  By Shelia Tomkins

A recent noon hour on a beautiful summer day found members of Guttenberg Rotary Club heading to the Big Springs park area for a true "working lunch." The park, located in the city limits along the Great River Road, has been a Rotary project for several years.

Wed
01
Aug

National accreditation for GMHC Sleep testing can now be done at home or in lab


The sleep lab staff at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics can now offer accredited testing at home as well as in the hospital lab. Above, Amanda Miller, R.R.T, demonstrates the equipment used for home testing. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics recently earned accreditation for home sleep testing through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

An addition to its previous accreditation for in-lab testing, home sleep testing accreditation means that the local sleep lab staff is committed to meeting the standards that facilitate a higher level of performance.

Wed
01
Aug

Marker honors Ingleside Club's community legacy


Some of Ingleside Club's 14 members recently posed with the new marker sign that recognizes the transformation of a turn-of-the-century cow pasture into today's beautiful community park. From left are Jane Staebler, Julie Parker, Lee Johnston, Dorothy Tangeman, Joanne Finch and Kathy Brown. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg’s Ingleside Park now hosts a marker purchased by Ingleside Club honoring the club's role in establishing the beautiful and unique riverfront park that borders the Mississippi River.

Club member Lee Johnston furnished the following information on the current project and the role that members have played in community betterment for the past 116 years.

Wed
01
Aug

Guttenberg is re-designated an Iowa Great Place


Guttenberg was recently re-designated as an Iowa Great Place by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The community originally earned the designation in 2006. The honor carries with it the opportunity to apply for state funding for projects tied to the community's vision plan. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recently re-designated Guttenberg as an Iowa Great Place.

The successful Guttenberg application was submitted by a committee consisting of Mandy Ludovissy of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Bill Frommelt, former Mayor Russ Loven, City Manager Denise Schneider, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume, Dave Schlueter, Cindy Olsen, and Sadie Hefel.

Wed
25
Jul

The right shop for the best finish


From left are Meyer Body and Paint owners Eric and Andrea Meyer with technicians Clifford Judkins and Brian Bries. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Eric Meyer was born into the auto business – literally. “I think it’s been his calling ever since he was born in the back seat of a Grand Marquis on Main Street in Colesburg,” says his wife and business partner, Andrea (Moser) Meyer. “Eric has 16 years experience in this industry and is very dedicated to this field of work.” 

Wed
25
Jul

Osterkamp leads fishing at girls' outdoor camp


A Cedar Valley Walleye Club volunteer helps a camper as Outdoor Journey for Girls learn to fish at Hickory Hills conservation park near Waterloo. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa Department of Natural Resources biologist Karen Osterkamp, who works out of the Guttenberg aquarium office, recently returned from helping with a northeast Iowa camp called Outdoor Journey for Girls. Organized by Iowa Women in Natural Resources with support from the Iowa DNR and Pheasants Forever, the camp is in its 26th year. 

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