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05
Aug

“The Me I want to Be" offers mental health therapy services


Diane Baumgartner, a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual), opened her new business in Guttenberg on July 6. She will offer mental health therapy services via Telehealth until further notice. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

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The Me I want to Be, LLC, is located in the former Juanita’s Folly location at 3 Goethe Street, Guttenberg. Diane Baumgartner, a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual) opened her new business on July 6, 2020. She will be offering mental health therapy services via Telehealth until further notice. Eventually she plans to see clients in her office. 

Education/Training

Wed
05
Aug

Paddling to Persevere


Four paddlers making their way down the Mississippi River raising money and awareness for the non-profit organization Courage Incorporated, stopped in Guttenberg on July 5. From left are Marcie, Nate and Christina Denofre, and Don and Don Sr. Jokinen. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Paddling to Persevere is a two-fold Mississippi River journey. It is dedicated to raising awareness for Courage Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on helping individuals and veterans with physical disabilities participate in free outdoor wilderness-based adventures. 

Wed
05
Aug

Celebrate Guttenberg Friday and Saturday

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's annual Celebrate Guttenberg promotion is set to take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. Due to the pandemic, the number of events has been scaled back from previous years by the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce.

Wed
29
Jul

Mr. Rogers, barber/stylist, retires


Mr. Rogers, renowned barber and hairstylist, has officially retired. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will not be a public retirement celebration. Congratulatory cards can be sent to Roger Zach at P.O. Box 517, Guttenberg IA 52052. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Renowned barber/stylist and master storyteller Roger Zach, AKA Mr. Rogers, is officially retired. The 82- year-old has stepped away from the barber chair and set down the scissors that he joyously and passionately used to make a living for most of his adult life. 

"It has not been an easy decision," said Zach, owner of Mr. Roger’s Hair Salon in Guttenberg, "but I finally decided to retire."

Wed
29
Jul

Bye-Bye Buggy for Kids' Kampus


Kids' Kampus recently received a grant from the Clayton County Foundation for the Future to purchase a six-seat "Bye-Bye Buggy." From left are Stanley Walke, Austen Brown and Jackson Meyer. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Quality childcare is important for the healthy development of children. Research has found that day care providers are an important component to the cognitive, language and social development of young children. They are also a source of consistent, emotional, supportive care, which is very beneficial to children and families.

Kids' Kampus

Wed
29
Jul

School announces plans for Aug. 24 return to classes

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton Ridge Community School has announced its plans for the return to classes on Aug. 24. 

"At this time we are planning to begin the school year with all students face-to-face," said Superintendent Shane Wahls in a letter to parents. "We will have a number of mitigation procedures in place."

Wed
22
Jul

Fusion Products meets high demand for personal protection shields


Fusion Products of Guttenberg created the personal protection shield that wraps around the circulation desk at the Guttenberg Public Library. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A worldwide pandemic has caused many of us to pause, reflect, recreate and reinvent the way we live our personal lives. A volatile economy has caused business owners across the globe to get creative and find ways to market the pandemic or close their doors.  Fusion Products, a division of SignX Corporation, located in the Guttenberg Industrial Park at 111 North Hill Drive, has stepped forward to meet the ever-demanding pressures of doing business in these uncommon times. 

Wed
22
Jul

Cunningham chosen as State Auxiliary President


Robin Cunningham of Guttenberg was sworn in as Iowa State Auxiliary President for the Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) on June 20. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) is an international non-profit organization that unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality. It is on a mission to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.

Wed
22
Jul

$619,400 contract awarded for city sewer improvements

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council awarded a contract for  approximately $619,400 in sanitary sewer improvements when it met in regular session on Monday, July 13.

Municipal Pipe and Tool  of Hudson was  the low bidder with a base bid of $479,335 plus alternate options at $140,015 for a total of $ 619,440.90.  Mat Sauer of Veenstra-Kim, the engineering firm overseeing the project, told the council there were three bidders and all came in under estimates.

Wed
15
Jul

Root builds impressive replica of The United States Flag


A replica of the United States flag measuring 32 feet wide and 17 feet from top to bottom was designed by Ken Root of Esmann Island. The flag is made primarily from wood purchased from Meuser Lumber Co. and sturdy white plastic for the stripes donated by Koelker Plastics Inc. in Dyersville. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Esmann and Abel Island are home to a unique river community comprised of full and part-time residents. The peninsula is located just north of Guttenberg in scenic Pool 10 of the Mississippi River. The residents of this peaceful, hidden oasis recently gathered, under the direction of Ken Root, to assist with the construction of a large, impressive replica of the United States Flag. 

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