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Wed
12
May

Planning underway for Stars & Stripes

Planning for the 2021 Stars & Stripes festivities is underway by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. The annual community celebration of our nation’s independence will be held on Saturday, July 3. 

Activities will be held in Ingleside Park north of Clayton Ridge school. "We will have a carnival this year, beanbag tournament, parade, and fireworks at dusk over the river," said Brandie Tomkins, Chamber director.

Wed
05
May

Umbrella Arts River of Music 2021 summer concert series


The Guttenberg German Band practices in Ingleside Park in preparation for their July 16 performance. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg Umbrella Arts members are once again hosting their popular River of Music (ROM) concert series. All concerts are free and held on Friday evenings beginning June 4 through Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m., with the exception of July 2, which will be held from 6-9 p.m., kicking off Guttenberg's Stars and Stripes celebration.  Musicians will perform under the band shelter located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and North River Park Drive.  

Wed
05
May

Guttenberg Library Foundation book sale


Donated materials for the Guttenberg Library Foundation Book sale are being accepted until May 28. From left, Librarian Katie Bietzel accepts a donation from Norma Thiese. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Library Foundation is pleased to announce it has scheduled its 2021 Book Sale for Friday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the library. Donated materials will be accepted until Friday, May 28. Due to COVID concerns, there will be no accompanying bake sale this year.  

The Foundation accepts

Wed
05
May

Four projects planned at GMHC this summer

Improvements at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics will involve four construction projects this summer. 

Plans call for the remodeling of the operating room suites and areas of Cornerstone Family Practice Clinic. Also scheduled is an upgrade to the hospital's MRI machine, which will require construction on the north side of the building. The fourth project is landscaping on the south side of the hospital, which will include new sod. 

Wed
28
Apr

Dave Brown Classic Rides has successful first year


This lightly-restored 1949 Buick Roadmaster has been sold and is set to be shipped to its owner in Slovakia. From left, Dave Brown, Sue Kane, Mick Pierce and George Heideman. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Dave Brown Jr., relinquished his successful car dealership into the capable hands of his sons, David and Forest, and began to focus his attention on his new business venture, "Dave Brown Classic Rides," in January of 2020. The classic car showroom and offices are located in the former Chevrolet garage at 102 Schiller Street in Guttenberg. "The restoration is done right here by our highly-talented staff. These guys are artists!" Brown exclaimed.

Wed
28
Apr

"Dream car" finds new home with lifelong admirer


Rod Bolsinger of rural Millville, right, recently re-purchased his dream car, a 25th anniversary 1978 Chevrolet Corvette from Dave Brown, left, of Dave Brown Classic Rides. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Whether a classic car enthusiast falls in love with the elegant features of a luxury classic, the compact style and speed of a sports car, or the powerful engine under the hood of a classic muscle car, they claim buying a vintage automobile is similar to inviting someone to become a member of their family. 

First love

Wed
28
Apr

City-wide garage sales set for June this year

City-wide garage sales will be held in Guttenberg this year on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5.

Last year, due to pandemic concerns, the schedule broke with the traditional date of the first weekend in May and was held the first weekend in June. 

The event will be coordinated by The Guttenberg Press. Watch upcoming issues for information on placing an ad in the garage sale listing. The ads will appear in The Press and in The Trader. 

Wed
21
Apr

Sheep earn their keep on a steep slope


Lisa and John Finch of Guttenberg have been raising sheep on their property for the past 11 years as an eco-friendly way to keep invasive weeds, brush and small trees under control. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small-scale agricultural practices continue to grow in popularity in the United States. Raising sheep, with their small stature and gentle nature, makes them especially suitable for homesteaders. 

Wed
21
Apr

Clayton County SART receives support


Tristan and Tricia Bacon, siblings and proprietors of "Bloody Run Wildlife Minerals." donated $1,250 to Clayton County Sexual Assault Reponse Team (SART). Front from left are Tricia and Tristan Bacocon; back row, Brandi Lewin, Victim Witness Coordinator and Sergeant Brent Ostrander. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

Clayton County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is comprised of a victim witness coordinator, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, sexual assault nurse examiners and advocates. These individuals are the primary response to sexual assault. 

Wed
21
Apr

Police Chief announces summer retirement

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Police Chief George Morteo announced plans to retire this summer when he spoke to the city council at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 12. "I think it is time that I retire," said the Chief, who has served the community for 29 years. "Effective July 23 I will be done."  The council made plans to advertise for the position with an application deadline of May 17 in order to allow time for hiring and training prior to the Chief's retirement.

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