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Wed
24
Jan

Chamber banquet celebrates local businesses


The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Guttenberg Community Golf Club. From left are Board President Kevin Hennessey, Director Mandy Ludovissy, and board members Brandon Friedlein, Sadie Hefel and Dave Brown. Not pictured are Alex Finch and Patty Schwarz. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

City Manager Denise Schneider and Mayor Bill Frommelt introduced themselves to the business community at last Monday's Chamber of Commerce banquet. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Guttenberg Community Golf Club. Approximately 50 members attended the event, which was catered by Kaffee 1858. Chamber president Kevin Hennessey welcomed attendees and began the evening with a year in review. 

Wed
17
Jan

Rotary pledges $10,000 to Wave of the Future


Members of the Guttenberg Rotary Club, front from left, include Kathy Lake and Jean Green; middle row, John Finch, Mary Waterman, Janette Simon; back row, Gary Mick, Austin Coon, and Russ Loven. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Rotary Club has announced a multi-year, $10,000 pledge to the Wave of the Future campaign for a new swimming pool. Funds will be distributed from the annual payout of the club’s endowment fund, The Rod and Mary Jo Tangeman Family Foundation for Guttenberg Rotary, and fundraisers like an upcoming trivia event. 

Wed
17
Jan

GMH begins search for leadership, welcomes interim CEO


Pictured with the new interim CEO, from left, are GMH team members Chelsea Greene, Director of Human Resources; Sandy Ashline, Administrative Assistant; Jill DeMoss, Finance Manager; Kelly Dybvig, Interim CEO; and Deb Preston, Operating Room Manager. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After 17 years with Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, CEO Kim Gau submitted her resignation to the board in December. This month the hospital board plans to appoint a CEO search committee, which will include both GMH Trustees and Mercy Health Network (MHN) Executives. 

Wed
17
Jan

City council opens new year

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council opened the year Jan. 8 with a busy agenda that included awarding a contract for the Garber Road bridge replacement, moving forward on a wholesale power provider, and approving official appointments.

Wed
10
Jan

Tickets still available The OK Factor to perform Jan. 20


Olivia Diercks, left, and Karla Colahan will perform in Guttenberg twice on Jan. 20, hosted by Umbrella Arts at River Park Place. (Photo courtesy of The OK Factor)

By Molly Moser

Limited tickets are still available to Umbrella Arts' presentation of The OK Factor, a string duo of Luther College graduates playing new-classical, crossover and original music.

Wed
10
Jan

Mayor Frommelt hopes to create new momentum


Mayor Bill Frommelt and his wife, Mary, were raised in Guttenberg and have recently returned. The mayor looks forward to the challenges and rewards of his new role and hopes to galvanize the community and engage youth. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Molly Moser

For the first time in seven years, residents of Guttenberg are transitioning to a new mayor. Bill Frommelt was sworn in on Monday, Dec. 5, and took over for outgoing Mayor Russ Loven at the start of the new year. Frommelt is a Guttenberg native who has returned to the area and hopes to revive the liveliness the community held in his youth. 

Wed
03
Jan

Shannon joins service expedition in Altimira


Patrick Shannon visited the Dominican Republic with a group of Gold Star families on a service mission. The group is pictured with the family who will live in the home they built. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg resident Patrick Shannon, son of Dan and Joan Shannon and younger brother of the late CPL Stephen Shannon, joined the Travis Manion Foundation on a service expedition to a small village in Altimira, Dominican Republic in late November. Shannon spent a week there bonding with others who have experienced the loss of a family member in the service, and the group of 19 built a home for an Altimira family from start to finish. 

Wed
03
Jan

Mayor and city manager report: 2017 accomplishments, 2018 goals

By Molly Moser

Editor's note: In December 2013, after a year of collecting input from the community and extensive research, the city council approved a new comprehensive plan to guide the next 20-30 years of progress in Guttenberg. The Press checks in with Mayor Russ Loven and City Manager Denise Schneider about the fourth year of progress on the plan, and what’s to come in 2018. 

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Wed
20
Dec

Schedule change for Guttenberg Press

By Shelia Tomkins

Press readers who are accustomed to picking up their weekly issue on Tuesday morning or early afternoon will now have to wait until late Tuesday afternoon to catch up on the news.

Effective with last week's issue, The Press began being printed at Graphics, Inc. in Calmar. Since 1999 The Press has been printed at Mississippi Valley Printers, Inc., in Prairie du Chien, Wis., but the closing of that plant has necessitated the move. 

Wed
20
Dec

Chamber welcomes new director


Mandy Ludovissy has been hired as the new director of the Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce. She started in her new role on Monday, Nov. 27. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new director this month in Mandy Ludovissy, who took over after the resignation of former director Emily Sadewasser in September. “I really love Guttenberg – the natural beauty, the comfort of raising my family in a small town, and the people,” Ludovissy told The Press. “I want to do all I can to encourage people from every generation to connect, to work together and to grow together.”

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