The S.S. Hail Mary is a makeshift pontoon captained by Eric Mische, executive director of Spare Key, a Minnesota organization that helps families across the U.S. through medical crises. Mische stopped in Prairie du Chien at the beginning of his Hope on the River journey to keep the organization afloat. (Submitted photos)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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By Correne Martin   About one week into a 10-state, 1,700-mile, two-month journey to save the Minnesota-based nonprofit, Spare Key, Executive Director Eric Mische drifted into Prairie du Chien on Sept. 5. Captaining his modified shed, which sits proudly atop a 50-year-old rotting pontoon... + continue reading

Chris Konichek, a Crawford County Treatment Court Program graduate, holds a sign he gifted to Crawford County Judge Lynn Rider this week. To him, the sign represents our government as well as himself as the eagle. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Crawford County Treatment Court participant Christopher Konichek, 64, of Prairie du Chien, continues to see the rewards of hard work, dedication to the program, and maintaining his sobriety long after his graduation. March 27, 2018, began as a regular day for Chris. Little did he know that his... + continue reading

Dr. Palmer's family home, community doctors office, pharmacy, and hospital is set for potential demolition. Years of vacancy and neglect have deemed the iconic structure uninhabitable. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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By Caroline Rosacker Restoring a historic home is a massive, overwhelming undertaking. However, these structures depend on innovative thinkers to protect and celebrate the history they hold within their walls. Historic homes connect us to our past, and help us understand our traditions, keeping... + continue reading

The Guttenberg German Band will perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and River Park Drive. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)
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By Caroline Rosacker The Guttenberg Germanfest planning committee had to postpone this year's Germanfest celebration due to health and safety concerns brought on by a worldwide pandemic. Careful consideration was taken into account. "I constantly re-visit the postponement of Germanfest,... + continue reading

When asked what’s kept him going for 50 years, Eddie Nelson said it’s a sense of responsibility to the community. (Photo by Willis Patenaude)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register “Wow! I got old. Has it really been 50 years? It doesn’t seem like that long. It seems like it was just yesterday,” Eddie Nelson said, reflecting on the last 50 years of dedicated service as a bus driver at Central School.  It’s... + continue reading

Motor Mill volunteer Chris Schoen and C. J. Moyna employee Andy Koehn admire a turbine removed from sediment in Motor Mill basement. (Photo by Larry Stone)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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By Larry Stone, Special to the Times-Register Visitors to Motor Mill, southeast of Elkader along the Turkey River, this fall will get a whole new perspective on the 150-year-old landmark. For the first time in a century, you can look into the cavernous basement to see the massive stone footings... + continue reading

Work on the U.S. Highway 18 Bridge connecting Marquette and Prairie du Chien will not be completed this year as originally expected. 2020 construction will wrap up in early October, then continue for three months in 2021, starting in late March/early April. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Contractor will likely need three months in 2021 to finish By Audrey Posten, Times-Register Work on the U.S. Highway 18 Bridge connecting Marquette and Prairie du Chien will not be completed this year as originally expected. According to Ralph Liegel with Jewell Associates Engineers, Inc., the... + continue reading

The Elkader Council was recently provided with mock-ups of the Keystone Bridge project, and learned about project changes, including added safety features, design elements and cost.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register The Elkader City Council met on Sept. 14 to discuss several issues, including an update on the Keystone Bridge project, while Main Street Elkader brought two items before the group: decorative streetlights down Main Street and the upcoming Art in the Alley event... + continue reading

The S.S. Hail Mary is a makeshift pontoon captained by Eric Mische, executive director of Spare Key, a Minnesota organization that helps families across the U.S. through medical crises. Mische stopped in Prairie du Chien at the beginning of his Hope on the River journey to keep the organization afloat. (Submitted photos)

Chris Konichek, a Crawford County Treatment Court Program graduate, holds a sign he gifted to Crawford County Judge Lynn Rider this week. To him, the sign represents our government as well as himself as the eagle. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Dr. Palmer's family home, community doctors office, pharmacy, and hospital is set for potential demolition. Years of vacancy and neglect have deemed the iconic structure uninhabitable. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

The Guttenberg German Band will perform on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell located in Ingleside Park at the intersection of China Street and River Park Drive. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

When asked what’s kept him going for 50 years, Eddie Nelson said it’s a sense of responsibility to the community. (Photo by Willis Patenaude)

Motor Mill volunteer Chris Schoen and C. J. Moyna employee Andy Koehn admire a turbine removed from sediment in Motor Mill basement. (Photo by Larry Stone)

Work on the U.S. Highway 18 Bridge connecting Marquette and Prairie du Chien will not be completed this year as originally expected. 2020 construction will wrap up in early October, then continue for three months in 2021, starting in late March/early April. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The Elkader Council was recently provided with mock-ups of the Keystone Bridge project, and learned about project changes, including added safety features, design elements and cost.

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