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Wed
10
May

Short agenda for city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at a short monthly meeting on May 10 heard a hospital update, granted requests from the Chamber of Commerce for summer events and made plans for a special meeting on May 22.

Mayor Russ Loven called the meeting to order with council members Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling and Steve Friedlein in attendance, along with Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
10
May

Paws on Your Heart donates to local vet clinic


Dr. Dave Connell, left, received a check from Cheryl Meyer on behalf of the Paws on Your Heart Endowment Fund as Mayor Russ Loven looked on. Loven welcomes donations to the City for care of feral animals. (Press photo by Melissa Spielbauer-Combs)

By Molly Moser

A new endowment fund supporting disadvantaged pets and their owners has decided to give its first payout to the Guttenberg Veterinary Clinic in light of the clinic’s charity work with local animals. The vet clinic, owned by Dr. David Connell, has long acted as a shelter by caring for homeless and mistreated dogs and cats.

Wed
10
May

Local producers enjoying spring Farm grows produce year-round


Vic and Kay Vifian grow produce all year round in their high tunnel greenhouse. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Vic and Kay Vifian have had a lifetime in education – he as a teacher in Garnavillo and she as a nurse leading Lamaze and breast feeding classes, as a school nurse, and eventually as the first coordinator for the Family Resource Center in Guttenberg. 

Wed
03
May

CCFF announces Greater Give Day on May 11

Submitted by Cheryl Meyer

Clayton County Foundation 

for the Future

The Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD), has set Great Give Day for Thursday, May 11.

Wed
03
May

Reservations due May 26 for St. Mary/IC alumni banquet

St. Mary/Immaculate Conception alumni committee invites all those who attended St. Mary High School and St. Mary Immaculate Conception Grade School to the annual alumni banquet on  Saturday,  June 3,  at St. Mary’s Brinkmann Hall in Guttenberg.

The Heritage Room  opens at 4 p.m.  Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. St. Mary's choir will present a prelude of songs showcasing "music of our heritage" beginning at 5 p.m. Social hour and dinner will follow Mass in Brinkman Hall.  Dinner tickets are $10.  

Wed
03
May

National Small Business Week April 30 - May 6 in Guttenberg


Chamber Director Emily Sadewasser watched as Mayor Loven signed a proclamation of Guttenberg's support and joining of a national effort to help America’s small business owners do what they do best – grow their business, create jobs, and ensure that our communities remain as vibrant tomorrow as they are today. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Mayor Russ Loven signed a proclamation of Guttenberg’s support of National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6, as declared by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Wed
03
May

Rotary Club plans improvements at Big Springs


Guttenberg Rotary Club members hiked the trail at Big Springs, north of Guttenberg on Great River Road, while discussing potential improvements for the coming season. Facing the camera from left are Nancy McClellan, John Finch, Emily Sadewasser, Dennis McNeal, Austin Coon and Janette Simon. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Members of the Guttenberg Rotary Club gathered for their weekly meeting at Big Springs Nature Park along Great River Road north of Guttenberg on Thursday, April 27. New member Dennis McNeal is coordinating a Rotary project to continue improving the park with more visible signage, handrails, upkeep on the Rotary-sponsored park shelter, and potentially even a portable restroom.

Wed
26
Apr

$1,000 tree planting grant from Black Hills Energy

Volunteers and community leaders in Guttenberg are partnering with Trees Forever and Black Hills Energy to plant trees that save energy, improve air quality, and reduce stormwater runoff. 

Black Hills Energy and Trees Forever's Power of Trees 25-year partnership awarded Guttenberg with $1,000 for a tree-planting project. 

Wed
26
Apr

Chamber seeks basket sponsors

The hanging baskets that beautify downtown Guttenberg each summer need sponsors for the coming season.

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce's hanging basket committee is now making plans for flowers to be placed on River Park Drive, Schiller Street and at the city marina. 

Monetary help is sought to make the project possible again this year. Each sponsored basket and pot will have a small plaque that recognizes the supporting businesses or individuals. The investment per basket/pot is $45.

Wed
26
Apr

Mental health awareness month May 16 mental health first aid course filling fast


Wearing green ribbons in support of Mental Health Awareness Month, from left, are Rachel Larson and Missy Holohan with Life Connections, Kari Harbaugh and Rose Boardman of the GMH Family Resource Center, and Mandy Ludovissy of Helping Services. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

One in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and County Social Services are hosting a free 8-hour course on mental health first aid (MHFA) for members of the public on Tuesday, May 16, at the Guttenberg Marina Center, 715 S. River Park Dr. 

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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