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Wed
20
Feb

Mobile food truck ordinance receives final city council approval

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 11 gave final approval to a mobile food truck ordinance, a topic that has occupied council attention since it was first introduced last May.

Mayor Bill Frommelt led councilmembers Mick Pierce, Austin Greve, Fred Schaub, Virginia Saeugling and Jane Parker through the evening's agenda. Also present at the council table were City Manager Denise Schneider and City Attorney Michael Schuster.

Wed
13
Feb

Modest farm value loss in 2018

After a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent, or $62 per acre, from the 2017 estimate.

Wed
13
Feb

Guttenberg Country Club offers the perfect wedding reception venue


The modern clubhouse at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club has all the amenities to create the wedding reception of your dreams. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Overlooking a picturesque nine-hole golf course, with breath-taking views of the Mississippi River within walking distance, the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club is the perfect backdrop for your after-wedding reception. 

Located at 28126 Highway 52, Guttenberg, the country club offers a modern, newly-built club-house and a pristine manicured, surrounding green.  

Wed
13
Feb

Umbrella Arts to present The Sinatra Experience


"Chicago's Sinatra" Steve Jacobs, aka Stevie Swing, will perform at PromiseLand Winery on Saturday, March 23. The mid-winter musical event is sponsored by Guttenberg's Umbrella Arts. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Is cabin fever starting to close in around you? Are you tired of watching the same television programs? Get on your dancing shoes  because Guttenberg's local Umbrella Arts group has organized the perfect event to chase away your mid-winter blues.

Wed
06
Feb

Participants sought for Family Helping Hands after-school homework help


Homework help will be available after school every Wednesday beginning Feb. 6 at the Guttenberg Welcome Center. (Stock photo)

By Caroline Rosacker

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”- Fred Rogers

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, located at 323 South River Park Drive, is opening its doors every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 6, for after-school homework help.

Wed
06
Feb

Clayton Ridge & St. Mary's Mentor for a Day program


From left, Sara Moser, Kari Harbaugh and Mandy Ludovissy are organizers of an innovative Mentor for a Day program. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Extending a helping hand to the youth of our community is the bridge that allows our younger generation to become happy, healthy, productive adults.  

Clayton Ridge and St. Mary's Mentoring One-on-One program began in Guttenberg in March 2018. With the help of a team of dedicated individuals, this mentoring program has since taken root in our community. 

Wed
06
Feb

A week of wicked winter weather

By Shelia Tomkins

Northeast Iowa had been enjoying a relatively tolerable winter until the end of January, when Mother Nature unleashed snow, strong winds and record frigid cold.

The following account of the past week will no doubt be especially appreciated by those Guttenberg Press subscribers who head south for the winter (our "snowbirds").

Wed
30
Jan

Tangeman volunteer efforts in Arizona


Dorothy Tangeman, far left, assists other members of her "Wells Bells" group as they volunteer for "Feed My Starving Children." Their group effort packaged and sent food to those in need in the Philippines. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg's residential go-getters, Dorothy and Robyn Tangeman, head south each winter to their second home located in the northeast corner of Mesa in a 40-acre gated community called The Wells. 

This 55-years-and-over manufactured home retirement community offers affordable living where homeowners own the land. This is the Tangemans' 23rd year snow-birding in this community. 

Wed
30
Jan

Chamber of Commerce elects board at annual dinner meeting

By Shelia Tomkins

Approximately 60 people were in attendance at the annual dinner meeting of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening, Jan. 21, at Reed's Steakhouse and Grill in Guttenberg.

Following a social hour and meal, Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy introduced current board members in attendance: Kevin Hennessey, Patty Schwarz, Dave Brown, Brandon Friedlein, Austin Finch, Dan Parker, and Sadie Hefel. 

Wed
30
Jan

Juanita's Folly to open soon in downtown Guttenberg


Juanita's Folly grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2. Business owner Juanita Loven, left, and Cheryl Meyer Knock-Off purse designer, right, are preparing for the event. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Juanita's Folly, located in Guttenberg on the corner of River Park Drive and Goethe Street, has scheduled a grand opening for  Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with live music by Bruce Byrant - Carpe Diem performing from 1-3 p.m.

Longtime resident Juanita Loven had this to say about her upcoming business venture: 

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