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Wed
29
May

Rowland Brothers Cedar Creek Rod Shop restoration


This 1955 Chevy 210 Sedan with a modern fuel-injected Chevy LS3 525-horsepower engine and custom leather interior showcases the custom work performed by Cedar Creek Rod Shop. The owner of the vehicle is Shawn Wallace of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Located on a gravel road amidst a dense population of sturdy trees, complete with wild turkeys yelping in the background and deer tip-toeing their way through the woods, is the home of Cedar Creek Rod Shop, making its location and business objective quite a dichotomy. 

Shannon and Jared Rowland, brothers and proprietors of the Rod Shop, grew up in a family deeply rooted and hard-wired in the traditions of fast cars and souped-up automobiles. 

Wed
22
May

Local Memorial Day tribute set for Monday, May 27

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg area residents will pay tribute to veterans both living and dead at the community's annual Memorial Day parade and program on Monday, May 27.

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building, and participants are asked to be present by 9 a.m. Led by a police escort and color guard, the parade route will travel to River Park Drive, then north to the Guttenberg Area Veterans Memorial in Ingleside Park. 

Wed
22
May

Lutz shares passion for pedal tractor and car restoration


Mary and Larry Lutz stand by one of the many John Deere pedal tractors Larry meticulously restored. The couple's children and grandchildren have spoken for the remaining collection. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Preserving the past is important; it connects us to specific times, places and events that were significant milestones in our collective past, restoring long forgotten memories. 

Wed
22
May

Smith family Seattle relation-trip


Surrounded by love, Becky Hefel, "Aunt B," is surrounded by her traveling companions from left: Robbie Nelson, Tonya Schaefer, Joy Meyer, Jessie Eulberg, Ann Charette, Katie Sargent and Abbe Jackson; seated is "Aunt B."(Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The word vacation conjures up a host of pleasant emotions. We look forward to stepping away from our daily obligations and spending time with family and friends. It’s exciting to travel to a different local or re-visit an area we once experienced. There are vacations, stay-cations and relation-trips. 

Wed
15
May

Clayton Ridge School board okays capital project improvements

At its monthly meeting on May 8, the Clayton Ridge School board of directors approved expenditures for capital projects, heard administrative reports, and  approved contracts.

Board president John Heying led members Mike Finnegan, Christine Aulwes, Alicia Helle, Ellen Johnson, Kathy Ihde and Jason Reimer through the agenda. 

Capital projects

Wed
15
May

Meet Tim Ahlers, new CEO at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital


Newly-hired Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics CEO Tim Ahlers will be honored at an ice cream social open house on Wednesday, May 15, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the GMHC main lobby. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The central location of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) at  200 Main Street is a good representation of its importance to the community. 

Wed
15
May

Doris' Highway 52 Flowers opens for business


Doris' Highway 52 Flowers is open for business. The garden center carries a variety of perennials, flowering annuals, vegetables, herbs, trees and shrubs for the spring and summer growing season. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Beautiful flowers, fresh vegetables, fruits and leafed-out flowering shrubs and trees are a few of the many reasons Northerners love to see the advent of spring and summer.   

This spring Doris' Highway 52 Flowers, located at 26782 Highway 52 between Guttenberg and Garnavillo, has opened its greenhouse and accompanying garden supply shop to customers. The new garden center will be open Monday - Saturday, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Wed
01
May

Miranda Barnhart is new care center administrator


Miranda Barnhart is the newly-hired Guttenberg Care Center administrator. A Meet and Greet will be held on May 1 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the care center courtyard in her honor.

By Caroline Rosacker

ABCM Corporation of Hampton is pleased to announce Miranda Barnhart as the newly-hired administrator at their Guttenberg location. The Guttenberg Care Center and adjoining Eagle Ridge Independent & Assisted Living are located at 1315 Acre St. The senior living center overlooks the  area's infinite rolling hills and showcases a panoramic view of the Mississippi River. 

Wed
01
May

City awarded $344,640 grant for 5th St. truck route

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has been awarded a $344,640 federal grant that will be used to change a truck route in north Guttenberg from Third Street to Fifth Street. The project is slated to begin in  fiscal year 2022-23.

The award came as the result of a successful grant application written by City Manager Denise Schneider. 

Wed
01
May

Vavra shines light on Mississippi River clamming history


Riverboat Captain and historian Robert C. Vavra is all smiles as he shares his love of the river while piloting his boat, "The Maiden Voyage," on the Upper Mississippi River. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Robert Vavra has always had a passion for the river. As a young lad growing up in Swisher, Vavra enjoyed spending his time outdoors in and along the banks of the Mississippi River, canoeing, swimming, and snake, frog and crawdad hunting. 

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