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Wed
05
Jan

Cough, cold, flu and Covid season

By Dr. Michele Dikkers,

Clayton County Board of Health Chair

Growing up we had to be about dead before we went to the doctor.  Slap a bandage on it, put menthol vapor rub on your chest or put an ice bag on it.  A runny nose, sniffles or a cough was no reason to stay home.  

Wed
29
Dec

Andrew Johnson promoted to 9th dan black belt


Andrew Johnson (above) of Garnavillo was promoted to 9th dan black belt following successful advancement testing at Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Cedar Rapids. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker 

On Oct. 9 Andrew Johnson of Garnavillo was promoted to 9th dan black belt following a successful test of advanced physical and mental acuity at Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy in Cedar Rapids.  

A fellow student first introduced the dedicated Tae Kwon Do practitioner to martial arts in college. In 1981, he began his formal training in northeast Iowa with Roger Clarke, who opened up a branch dojang in Elkader, a short drive from the Johnson family farm.   

Wed
29
Dec

Columbariums available at city cemetery


Two columbariums, located directly across from the cemetery's utility shed, contain 24 columns with each column holding two urns of a specific size. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

A columbarium is a structure for the respectful storage of cremated remains of the deceased in funerary urns. They can be free standing units, or part of a mausoleum or other building. 

Guttenberg City Cemetery adds columbariums 

Wed
29
Dec

Top performance marks for Clayton Ridge School

The Clayton Ridge School District recently received its Iowa School Performance Profile ratings from the Iowa Department of Education. Ratings are based on accountability measures for the 2020-2021 school year.

Clayton Ridge Elementary received a High Performing rating. The Middle School, High School and Iowa Virtual Academy received Commendable ratings. 

Wed
22
Dec

Lakeside reopening set for New Year’s Eve


Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg is set to re-open under new management on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. From left are owners Kyle Selberg, Norie Thuerauf and Ron Shorkey. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

In 1927, William H. Kann and Sons built Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg for a cost of $17,000. It is estimated that the cost to build the Ballroom today would be over $2.5 million. The venue has changed hands throughout the years, and in 2006 was purchased by the Lakeside Preservation Committee, LLC, comprised of Jeff and Kari Friedlein and Ross and Mary Abbott. The group has recently sold the iconic ballroom, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to Kyle Selberg of Waukon, Ron Shorkey from Roland, and Norie Thuerauf, owner of Norie's RestoBar, in Guttenberg. 

Wed
22
Dec

Tower Living ladies share holiday memories


Tower Living Center residents in Garnavillo enthusiastically shared beloved Christmas memories. From left are Nancy Gull, Betty Kregel and Bobbi Mohning. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Bobbi Mohning, age 83, Betty Kregel, age 98, and Nancy Gull, age 96, recently gathered in the cozy dining/living area at Tower Living Center in Garnavillo, their home away from home, and shared their delightful memories of Christmas past.  

How we met

Wed
22
Dec

Last meeting of 2021 for Guttenberg city council

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council covered a relatively brief agenda at the final monthly meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 13. The meeting marked the last regular meeting for Mayor Bill Frommelt and council members Mick Pierce, Virginia Saeugling and Fred Schaub (mayor-elect), whose terms expire at the end of the year. Also present were councilmembers Austin Greve and Jane Parker.

Project updates

Wed
15
Dec

New River Front Boutique and Downtown Nutrition


Brandie Tomkins, successful businesswoman and Guttenberg Chamber Director, has opened River Front Boutique, located at 316 S. River Park Drive. The boutique carries a large selection of women's, infant and toddler clothing. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg's historic downtown business district has recently added River Front Boutique and Downtown Nutrition, located at 316 S. River Park Drive, to its growing list of shopping destinations. 

River Front Boutique

Wed
15
Dec

Christmas display lights up north end


The home of Tiane and Jeremy Tews, located at 103 Washington and North First Street, is tastefully decorated inside and out for the upcoming Christmas holiday. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Tiane and Jeremy Tews, and their children, Joe and Claire, of Guttenberg are lighting up the north end of River Park Drive, sharing their love of all things Christmas in a fabulous, tastefully decorated holiday light display. 

Wed
15
Dec

Kassie Parker named Athlete of Year finalist

Loras College women's cross country junior Kassie Parker's achievements have continued to gain national recognition as the recent NCAA Division III National Champion has been selected as the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) DIII Honda Athlete of the Year Finalist for cross country.

Parker is a 2017 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School and is the daughter of Jane Parker of Guttenberg.

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