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07
Jun

Volunteers, donations sought for Stars and Stripes event

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce committee members are gearing up for the community's annual Stars and Stripes celebration on Saturday, July 1. 

Monetary donations are currently being sought for the fireworks display that evening. Estimated cost of this year's fireworks is $4,400. "Your contribution will help us to provide our residents and visitors with a dazzling show to remember," said Emily Sadewasser, Chamber director.

Wed
07
Jun

Driftless Youth Theater selects actors for 2017 season

By Molly Moser

Auditions for a new youth theater group in Guttenberg were held last month, and eight children ages 10-15 have been selected to participate in the Driftless Youth Theater 2017 Summer Arts Ensemble. Participants will begin meeting this month on Friday afternoons at River Park Place in Guttenberg.

Wed
07
Jun

Be aware of turtles now crossing area roadways

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg’s location along the Mississippi River brings a variety of yearly visitors. Like tourists who flock to our river town on warm summer days, fish flies, geese, and gnats show up around the same time every year. The months of May and June coax a slower moving creature into view.

Wed
31
May

Guttenberg native retires from career with Los Angeles PD


Deb (Kickbush) Dickerson, who recently retired from the Los Angeles Police Department, is pictured with her family: in front, Olivia; back from left, Deb, Zoe, Nathan and husband Manny. (Photo submitted)

Officer Debra (Kickbush) Dickerson, a native of Guttenberg, recently retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 27½ years.

Officer Dickerson began her career in December 1989 as a police recruit in the police academy, graduating as an officer in May 1990.  As a police officer, she worked assignments in Hollywood Division, Foothill Division, Hollenbeck Vice, Newton Division and Planning and Research Division before transferring to Air Support Division in December 1996.

Wed
31
May

Swimming lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun


Guttenberg pool manager Jessica Cline enjoyed a fun day in the pool with her brother, Beau, several summers ago. Cline begins her eighth summer working at the Guttenberg pool this year. She started in the basket room, worked as a lifeguard, and eventually became manager. (Photo from Press archives)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg native Forest Brown has been swimming at the municipal pool for a lifetime. He learned to swim through lessons there; one of his first jobs was in the concession stand, selling candy, chips, pop, ice cream, and gummy fish (a penny a piece); he joined a swim team and as an adult uses the pool for exercise. 

Wed
31
May

Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop this Saturday, June 3


Generous sponsorships from local businesses allowed Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center to advertise this Saturday's art festival in print, television, radio, and three billboards placed in Guttenberg, Holy Cross, and Dyersville. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center will hold the first annual Art by the River Fine Art Festival & Workshop this Saturday, June 3, at Ingleside Park in Guttenberg. The free event will showcase the work of area artists and will offer workshops, live music and food all day long. Billboards, television and radio ads have been visible throughout the month of May, and organizers expect a good turn out on Saturday.

Wed
31
May

City council mulls future of city manager position

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council, meeting in special session on May 22, approved a budget amendment for the current fiscal year and discussed the future of the now-vacant city manager position.

On hand for the meeting were Mayor Russ Loven, Assistant City Manager Jamie Blume, and councilmembers Steve Friedlein, Jane Parker, Virginia Saeugling, Fred Schaub and Austin Greve.

City manager vacancy

Wed
17
May

River of Music series returns

Umbrella Arts leaders are pleased to announce sponsors for the 2017 River of Music season.  For the fourth consecutive summer, free concerts will be held in Ingleside Park on Friday evenings, 6-8 p.m., beginning June 2 and running through Aug. 11.

Wed
17
May

Farmers Market and Shop Hop

The Guttenberg Farmers Market opens for the season at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. In conjunction, downtown merchants are holding a "Celebrating Spring Shop Hop" to encourage shopping local and to get people out and about for spring. 

"Visit local businesses for specials and sales on May 20! Enjoy the day with friends and family and support small business in Guttenberg," said Chamber Director Emily Sadewasser. 

Wed
17
May

Forestry mulching business clears unwanted brush, trees


Wille and his son, Sawyer, relocated to Guttenberg in 2015 after the death of Wille's wife, Lisa. Wille changed careers and started the new forestry mulching business, Wille Greenspace. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

A new Guttenberg business is springing to life as the weather warms. Wille Greenspace uses specialized mobile tracked equipment to grind unwanted underbrush, invasive species, and trees to mulch at ground level, evenly distributed on site. The new business can quickly and affordably clear ATV, UTV or equestrian trails, fence lines, shooting lanes and field perimeters, as well as improve forest stands and wildlife habitats. 

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