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05
Dec

Chris Anderson: A new face in town


Local artist and sculptor Chris Anderson displays an example of one of his clam shell bonsai trees and a selection of pearl button jewelry he creates out of discarded shells and buttons he finds along the banks of the Missipppi River from the former Pearl Button Factory. His work is offered locally at Roots (the store is closing for the season after the Dec. 15-16 weekend). (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The historic pearl button factory industry is receiving new recognition, thanks to artist and sculptor Chris Anderson. 

Chris moved to Guttenberg from Muscatine in the fall of 2018 to assist his mother, Holly Anderson. 

Wed
05
Dec

5C Coalition awarded grant to prevent youth substance abuse

The Clayton County Community Collaboration Council (5C Coalition) has received a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol.  

The DFC program, created by the DFC Act of 1997 is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use and is directed by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). 

Wed
05
Dec

The journey of Clayton County's Freedom Rock


A Freedom Rock arrived in Guttenberg on Nov. 21 and was placed at Limbeck (Horseshoe) Pond. It will be painted with a patriotic scene in July 2019. Freedom Rock committee members are, from left, Stan Blair, Jim Eglseder, Bob Moser, Dick Eilers, and Carson Palmer; not pictured are Nancy McClellan and Wendy Kuhse. See story below. (Photo courtesy of Nancy McClellan)

This six-ton boulder was carefully lifted off C.J. Moyna's flatbed truck using a crane operated by employees of Winegar Works Marina. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

An area veteran and a patriotic artist first came in contact with one another two years ago.  

In the fall of 2015, area veteran Stan Blair of Guttenberg approached artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen inquiring about the placement of a Freedom Rock® in Clayton County. 

Wed
28
Nov

Lights and water pilot program in Guttenberg saves energy

In early November, the City of Guttenberg, the Clayton County Energy District (CCED), and local landlords Isaac Eulberg and Gary Willman completed their lights and water direct install kick-off project. 

Consistent with the energy district’s value “to build community by keeping energy local, clean and fair,” the goal of the project was to lower energy costs for a targeted group of low-to-moderate income (LMI) households while helping the city achieve more efficient, cleaner energy use.  

Wed
28
Nov

Mobile Food Pantry distributes monthly in Guttenberg at St. John's

By Caroline Rosacker

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. ­—Matthew 25:35

On the third Saturday of each month throughout the year and the second Saturday during the months of November and December, a spirited group of volunteers gathers together to provide muscle and a welcoming embrace to people in our area counties. 

Wed
28
Nov

GMH Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 30, Dec. 1


The Guttenberg Hospital Auxiliary will have this handcrafted, patriotic-themed quilt available for silent auction bids during their annual Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk scheduled for Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Guttenberg Municipal Hospital Auxiliary has been an out-stretched hand  from the community to the hospital for generations. This organization's beginnings originated with the creation of the first hospital located on River Park Drive. "Louise Nuehring was one of the founding members," stated current president Karilyn McArthur. 

Wed
21
Nov

Christmas tour of homes set for this Sunday

By Caroline Rosacker

The Clayton Ridge High School Class of 2019 will sponsor its annual Holiday Tour of Homes from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. Tickets can be purchased at any participating home.

Following are descriptions of each of the homes on the tour. 

Fritz's Farmhouse

Wed
21
Nov

Council moves forward on food truck ordinance, okays fireworks change

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on  Tuesday, Nov. 13, moved forward on an ordinance governing mobile food vendors and approved a major change in the site of the Stars and Stripes fireworks display next summer.

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

Wed
21
Nov

Veteran and musician Dennis Hanna reflects on service


Guttenberg native Dennis Hanna poses with his wife, Gayle, both members of the Community Veterans Day band. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Dennis Hanna's Naval career and music career began almost at the same time. "My mother was a cook and my father was a janitor; I knew I wasn't going to college," said Hanna. 

Inspired by his high school band teacher to try out for the Navy School of Music, Hanna's talents were quickly recognized by this branch of the service. 

Wed
14
Nov

St. John's Church Thanksgiving fellowship meal set for Nov. 22


A bountiful banquet of delicious homemade food awaits the arrival of hungry Thanksgiving guests at the annual St. John's church Thanksgiving dinner. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Are you alone, homebound or an empty nester with no family nearby to celebrate Thanksgiving with? St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg is planning its annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 noon. This year marks the 11th year for this event. 

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