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Wed
16
Feb

Community members share favorite books


The winter months are the perfect time to delve into a good book. (File photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

Any time of year provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a good book. The winter months, with shorter days and challenging weather conditions, give avid readers an even better excuse to while away the hours in the pages of a good read. The Guttenberg Press reached out to area bookworms and requested they share their all-time favorite book – why – and the impact it had on their life. Submissions are listed in alphabetical order. 

Wed
16
Feb

45 years of flower delivery service


Augie Petsche is celebrating his 45th year delivering flowers. A reception will be held in his honor on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Blooming Branches, 511 S. First St., Guttenberg. (Press Photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Research indicates the presence of flowers growing in nature or delivered to your front door triggers joyful emotions, increases feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is generally believed. When a six-foot, eight-inch tall, spirited, happy-go-lucky gentleman, sometimes dressed in a tuxedo, delivers those flowers the experience has an even greater impact.  

Wed
16
Feb

Cornerstone Communities meet endowment challenge

The Foundation of Cornerstone Communities (FCC) has announced that it has officially met the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Small Town Dreams Initiative challenge to build the local endowment to $450,000.

Just nine months after the launch of the community campaign called “A Strong Tomorrow,” gifts, memorials and pledges totaling $225,000 were added to the quiet phase funds of $225,000 to meet the challenge grant goal of $450,000.

Wed
09
Feb

Sode's Perk Central opens for business


Beth and Matt Sadewasser of Guttenberg responded to community needs and expanded their business by opening up a coffee shop, Sode’s Perk Central. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Twice in 2021, the City of Guttenberg's Community Vitality team invited community members to provide input on what community projects they would like to see implemented in Guttenberg. More than 400 people responded to the survey that indicated a strong need for a local coffee shop.

Wed
09
Feb

River Town Family Dentistry donates to St. Mary School


Alicia Walke, DDS, River Town Family Dentistry, has donated $2,500 which will be used toward St. Mary's tuition, and $500 for home furnishings for a family in need. From left are Alicia Walke and St. Mary's administrative secretary Erin Schmelzer. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Alicia Walke, DDS, River Town Family Dentistry, recently donated $2,500 dollars to St. Mary Immaculate Conception School (SMIC) in Guttenberg. She was inspired to give back to the community that has graciously welcomed her. 

Wed
09
Feb

Lock and Dam 10 annual navigation report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its 2021 navigation statistics for the Upper Mississippi River in January.

The 2021 navigation season unofficially ended Nov. 28 after the Motor Vessel Jonathon Erickson departed St. Paul, Minn. The 2021 navigation season started March 19 when the Motor Vessel R. Clayton McWhorter locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minn., en route to St. Paul.

Wed
02
Feb

UA offers community music and more


Elected Umbrella Arts board members were voted in on Jan. 18. From left are Juanita Loven, Laura Manson, Matt Esser, Sherry Oliver and Ann Korezyk. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead. 

Wed
02
Feb

Clayton County Conservation year in review


Kenny Slocum, Motor Motor Race Coordinator, directed the 150 participants to the start line for the 2021 5K/10K Race which served at the Grand Opening of the Motor Mill Trail. (Photo by Larry Stone)

By Caroline Rosacker

Clayton County Conservation recently released its annual report that indicates another successful year of programing, expansion and responsible land stewardship. The organization is on a mission to promote the health and general welfare of the people; to model and encourage preservation, conservation, education and recreation through responsible use and appreciation of our natural resources and cultural heritage.

Clayton County Conservation Board

Wed
02
Feb

Free energy coaching for businesses, non-profits

Submitted by Clayton County Energy District

According to the U.S. Dept of Energy, commercial buildings waste up to 30% of consumed energy. The locally-led Clayton County Energy District (CCED) knows that millions spent on utility energy costs unnecessarily flow out of Clayton County every year. The CCED recognizes how communities can spend less on energy; communities prosper when energy savings measures are implemented.

Wed
26
Jan

Dr. Gunnett joins GMHC medical team


The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics added Dr. Carol Gunnett to their team of family medicine providers in August 2021. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics (GMHC) has recently added Dr. Carol Gunnett to their team of family medicine providers. Dr. Gunnett grew up in rural Pennsylvania in close proximity to Valley Forge, a couple of hours west of Philadelphia, on the eastern side of the state. 

Inspired to pursue a career in medicine

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