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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. 

Wed
24
Apr

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month


The Parkinson's Awareness of Clayton County group presented a check to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital physical therapist Kim Franzen. The money was used to help offset the cost of Franzen's LSVT recertification. From left are Marlene Errthum, Kim Franzen and Janet Hefel. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month: Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms often start gradually, starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder will also cause stiffness or slowing of movement.

Wed
24
Apr

Bootleggers River Tavern, new look, name and menu


From left, Bootleggers Tavern by the River owners Nick and Jen Glenis and Jim Pfaffly, stand behind one of their living edge dining tables. Re-opening of the newly-renovated restaurant is scheduled for Friday, April 26. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Bootleggers River Tavern, located at 36835 Noble Road, just off Highway 52 in Millville, has been undergoing renovations and is getting ready to re-open following recent flood damage.

The new look will be unveiled on Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. Singer, guitarist and songwriter Bruce Bryant, Carpe Diem, will provide the entertainment. 

Wed
24
Apr

Second river crest expected this week

By Shelia Tomkins

A second spring crest on the Mississippi River is expected this week and is predicted to top the one earlier this month at Guttenberg.

As of Monday morning, the U.S. Weather Service in LaCrosse, Wis., was predicting a crest of 20 feet at Guttenberg on Friday, April 26. That is approximately five inches higher than the  crest of 19.56 feet on April 5 this year.  

Wed
17
Apr

Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation


Mike and Brenda Landwehr stand next to a backlit display panel advertising Airstream travel trailers. Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation, is responsible for its sleek design. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The journey from successful business operatives to prosperous business owners has consisted of long hours, creative thinking, determination and financial acuity.  

President Mike Landwehr and his wife, Vice-President Brenda Moser Landwehr, of Guttenberg own Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation, located in the Guttenberg Industrial Park at 111 North Hill Drive.

Wed
17
Apr

Umbrella Arts prepares for busy summer season in Guttenberg


Umbrella Arts is a non-profit organization that complements, supports and expands on the arts in our community. From left, Gail Larson and Cheryl Meyer tend an information booth during last year’s Farmer's Market. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts (UA) members are gearing up for another busy season of advocating art along the banks of the Mississippi River in Guttenberg. 

Juanita Loven, spokesperson for the non-profit group, shared their upcoming Flower Fundraiser with The Press.

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