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25
Jul

The right shop for the best finish


From left are Meyer Body and Paint owners Eric and Andrea Meyer with technicians Clifford Judkins and Brian Bries. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Eric Meyer was born into the auto business – literally. “I think it’s been his calling ever since he was born in the back seat of a Grand Marquis on Main Street in Colesburg,” says his wife and business partner, Andrea (Moser) Meyer. “Eric has 16 years experience in this industry and is very dedicated to this field of work.” 

Wed
25
Jul

Osterkamp leads fishing at girls' outdoor camp


A Cedar Valley Walleye Club volunteer helps a camper as Outdoor Journey for Girls learn to fish at Hickory Hills conservation park near Waterloo. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Iowa Department of Natural Resources biologist Karen Osterkamp, who works out of the Guttenberg aquarium office, recently returned from helping with a northeast Iowa camp called Outdoor Journey for Girls. Organized by Iowa Women in Natural Resources with support from the Iowa DNR and Pheasants Forever, the camp is in its 26th year. 

Wed
18
Jul

City council moves forward on swimming pool project

By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg city council at its regular monthly meeting on July 9 moved forward on the municipal swimming pool project, discussed mobile food vendors, and heard plans for downtown beautification. 

Swimming pool

Wed
18
Jul

Fundraising continues $480,213 granted to Wave of the Future project


Attending the May Enhance Iowa board meeting in Urbandale were, from left, Deb Moser, Katy Geuder, Molly Moser, Norma Thiese and Debbie Eulberg. Not pictured is MJ Smith. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

The Wave of the Future project for Guttenberg’s new swimming pool was awarded a grant in the amount of $480,213 from the Enhance Iowa board’s Community Attractions and Tourism program (EICAT) on Wednesday, July 11, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls. 

Wed
18
Jul

Kahle travels to Barcelona, Spain


Anna Kahle visited Park Gruell on an adventure in Spain that she hopes will help her prepare for a future career as a social studies teacher. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Clayton Ridge High School 2015 graduate Anna Kahle traveled to Barcelona, Spain, during the month of May, visiting Roman ruins, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, and touring sites of Spanish art and architecture. 

Wed
11
Jul

Umbrella Arts sculpture project


Rosemary's Bed & Bath at 518 S. River Park Drive has submitted this entry to the Umbrella Arts sculpture project, created by owner Jane Parker. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

This fish sculpture by Chamber Director Mandy Ludovissy is a welcome sight at the Guttenberg Welcome Center, 323 S. River Park Drive. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Umbrella Arts has extended its deadline for fish sculptures for its summer sculpture project to Wednesday, Aug. 1. To enter, send a photo and the location of the sculpture to Juanita Loven at lovenrj@alpinecom.net. For contest details, call 563-252-1310.

"There is a wide variety of entries, so take the opportunity to check them out," said Loven. "Some are inside, some outside, and one online." A list of sculpture locations follows (not all are entered in the contest).  

Wed
11
Jul

Fishing tournament includes fish fry, Catfish Queen


Catfish Queen Natalie Domeyer rode in the Stars & Stripes parade for her first official duty as royalty. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Motel will host its third annual Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 28. From the first year to the second, the competition grew from 19 teams to 29 teams with total weigh-in of over 350 pounds in 2017 – and organizers Dave and Patty Schwarz expect a similar experience this year.

Wed
11
Jul

Courtyard Cafe kicks off with food, art, live music


Diners at the Courtyard Cafe at Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center enjoy locally roasted Big Muddy Coffee, pastries by Margo Friedlein, signature sandwiches and other treats served indoors or in the courtyard. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

After many months of organizational planning, preparing a commercial kitchen for inspection in a historic limestone building, and pinpointing youth who are passionate about the project, Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center’s Courtyard Cafe is ready to serve you your morning beverage.

Wed
04
Jul

5,000-6,000 celebrate the Fourth of July in Guttenberg in 1903


This July Fourth float from the turn of the last century features a man in a barber chair and two men holding an oversize pair of scissors — apparently promoting a local barber. The building in the background, formerly an implement business, now houses The Guttenberg Press. (Photo courtesy of the Guttenberg Heritage Society)

By Shelia Tomkins

In 1903, the same year that saw construction of a new public school building in Guttenberg, an estimated 5,000-6,000 people filled the streets to view the Fourth of July parade and other festivities. The following account is from a July 1903 issue of the Clayton County Journal, a newspaper published in Guttenberg.

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Wed
04
Jul

Art + Music summer series


Jenna Lueck of Sherrill will display her new series of paintings featuring northeast Iowa landscapes at Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center throughout July. (Photo submitted)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center is proud to introduce its summer Art + Music summer series with an exhibition by painter Jenna Lueck and a live performance by musician Bruce Bryant.

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