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Wed
27
May

Donna Hinzman sews 1,000 cloth masks


Donna Hinzman of Guttenberg has sewn and donated 1,000 cloth face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Wed
27
May

Newly-remodeled Bender's Foods – serving Guttenberg since 2004


Bender's Foods in Guttenberg has recently remodeled and updated the interior of the store. Management planned to have the updates and sleek new look completed by Memorial Day weekend. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Small town grocery stores play a major role in our rural communities. They provide a vital source of nutrition, employ our neighbors, and add to tax revenue that supports our community. Rural grocery stores are also economic drivers and community builders. 

Wed
27
May

Clayton Ridge board hires food management firm

At its regular monthly meeting on May 14, the Clayton Ridge School Board accepted a bid from a food management company to handle school lunches for the 2020-21 school year. The district currently employs a staff to prepare lunches.

The unanimous vote to make the change came after a study by the school district. A representative from OPAA Food Management, Inc. answered questions via Zoom about the company's services and the transition process. An assurance was made that OPAA will employ current staff members. 

Wed
20
May

Danny Carrier shares tales of growing up in Guttenberg


Danny Carrier owned and operated Danny's Auto Repair for 44 years. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Danny Carrier was born in 1937. His parents were Louis and Hilda Carrier. He attended and graduated from St. Mary's School in Guttenberg. Carrier told The Press, "I used to get in trouble for entertainment. I had one brother, Jerome, and four sisters, Pat, Mary Ann, Winifred “Winnie” and Laura. I was the youngest. I had a newspaper route delivering the Des Moines Register." 

Kann clubhouse — No girls allowed!

Wed
20
May

Local Memorial Day program modified due to pandemic

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's traditional Memorial Day program featuring a parade, band music and speakers will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dennis Hanna of the local American Legion Post, which coordinates the event, said that although the program was cancelled, organizers want to honor all veterans with a brief acknowledgement of their service and sacrifice on Monday, May 25.

Wed
20
May

SODA panel discusses dangers of vaping


The Clayton County 5C Community Collaboration Council and students from the MFL MarMac SODA (Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol) group met in Guttenberg on March 12 for a panel discussion focusing on the dangers of vaping. From left are Hailee Corlett, Saysha Schoulte, Jaxton Schroeder, Jonah Wille, and Mya Nelson; back, Adam Sadewasser and Matt Moser. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton County 5C Community Collaboration Council is a volunteer coalition that concentrates on drug prevention and education in Clayton County. The coalition is comprised of representatives from different sectors including substance abuse, business, healthcare, law enforcement, schools, youth, parents, faith and media. 

Wed
13
May

Pick-Up-and-Go Camp for homebound kids


The Family Resource Center will provide a Pick-Up-and-Go summer camp for students in grades K-6 in the Clayton Ridge School District, beginning June 1. Above shows children enjoying "Hedbandz Junior" at a FRC mentoring event prior to social distancing recommendations. Deadline to register for the event is Friday, May 15. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Family Resource Center (FRC) in Guttenberg is planning a “Pick-Up-and-Go” summer camp to serve students in grades K-6 instead of the originally planned camp. 

Wed
13
May

Sodes Green Acre reopens


Sodes Green Acre cafe, gift shop, gourmet store and liquor store has something for everyone. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Sodes Green Acre, located at 7 Goethe Street in Guttenberg, has re-opened after briefly closing its doors in compliance to recommendations by Gov. Kim Reynolds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant, gift shop, gourmet store and liquor store has something for everyone. Sodes is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cafe serving hours are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Sodes Green Acre Cafe

Wed
13
May

Reopening guidelines for Clayton County businesses

Submitted by the Clayton County Board of Health

Governor Reynolds’ proclamation on April 27 allowed specific counties to re-open select types of businesses and establishments. Clayton County is one of 77 counties allowed to re-open with specific regulations.

The Clayton County Healthcare Coalition would like to remind employees and customers of current recommendations:

Wed
06
May

Kellogg reveals the humanity of mental illness


Former Guttenberg resident Barb Kellogg recently authored and published her first book, "If You Only Knew: Revealing the Humanity of Mental iIllness." (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Since 1949, the United States has designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. 

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