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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. 

Wed
14
Nov

Going hog wild for pumpkins after Halloween


These Elkader high school students were on hand to fling pumpkins they picked up for their Environmental Project Monitoring class pumpkin drive. Back row from left are Amy Wiedner, Matt Whittle, Cayden Hansel, Tom Whittle and front, Noah Reinhart (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

Each year the fall decorating trend grows in popularity. An estimated $9 billion were spent this year on decorating, costuming and candy consumption. The availability of a wide variety of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, ranging in a large assortment of colors, shapes and sizes, makes this time of year a treasure trove of fun for those wishing to adorn their homes with a Halloween harvest theme.

Wed
14
Nov

Clayton County elects new supervisors

By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents elected two new members to the Clayton County Board of Supervisors in mid-term elections held Nov. 6.

Sharon Keehner and Steve Doeppke, both running on the Republican ticket, were named to two vacancies on the Board of Supervisors. 

Wed
07
Nov

Veterans Day program set for Nov. 12 at school in Garnavillo

By Shelia Tomkins

The public is invited to honor military veterans of all eras and branches on Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Ridge gym in Garnavillo. Due to construction work, the venue for this year's program was changed from Guttenberg to Garnavillo.

Wed
07
Nov

Amish Hilltop Grocery offers a unique shopping experience


Ready, set, shop! Mary Ellen Wolfe gets ready to grocery shop at the Amish Hilltop Grocery store near Elkport. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

The Hilltop Grocery, as the name implies, is located at the top of a winding blacktop county highway at 33945 Hilton Road near Elkport. Surrounded by the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa, this Amish grocery store has a lot to offer the shopper. 

At first glance in its rural setting, with horse and buggy transportation a regular occurrence, one might expect a shopping experience more depictive of yesteryear.  

Wed
07
Nov

Read any good books lately? Novel views at monthly book discussion group


Attending a recent monthly book discussion group at the Guttenberg Public Library were, seated from left, Janette Hansel, Juanita Loven, Gail Larson and Jill Purvis; standing, Pat Krapfl, Donna Kann, Sherry Oliver and Nancy Ruzicka. Not pictured are Rosemary Neylan, Carolyn Clefisch, Barb Hansel and Jenny Meyer. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

By Shelia Tomkins

For more than ten years, a small group of booklovers has met  regularly at the Guttenberg Public Library to discuss their reactions to the chosen "book of the month."

The group began in 2007 as a small gathering of readers. Caroline Rosacker of the library staff was the first leader, a role now facilitated by Nancy Ruzicka, assistant librarian.

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