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Wed
08
Jan

Three candidates vying for two Prairie du Chien School Board seats

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There are two seats up for election to the Prairie du Chien School Board in the April 7 election. Each seat is for a three-year term.

Wed
08
Jan

Two running for county board in District 14

 

No candidate in District 1

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Incumbents Geri Kozelka in District 1, Henry “Buzz” Esser in District 2, and Kersten “Rocky” Rocksvold in District 3 have filed non-candidacy papers and are not running for re-election to the Crawford County Board of Supervisors in the April 7 election.

Wed
08
Jan

Luna Fae is first baby of new year in Prairie du Chien


Skyla and Sean Hogan hold their new baby, Luna Fae, Jan. 2 at Crossing Rivers Health of Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The first baby born in Prairie du Chien in 2020 is Luna Fae Hogan, who came into this world at 6:02 a.m., Jan. 1. Proud parents are Skyla and Sean Hogan of Prairie du Chien.

Mon
06
Jan

Six arrested on requested meth charges

The Prairie du Chien Police Department has concluded multiple drug investigations with the arrests of six suspects. Over the course of the last 10 months, the department conducted its investigations with cooperation frin the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigations. The results, according to a department news release, include arrests and requested charges for the following individuals:

Raymond McCullick, 31, of Prairie du Chien, seven counts of delivery of methamphetamine 

Tue
31
Dec

Online auctions trending for Kramer Auction


Simulcast auctions at Kramer Auction of Prairie du Chien draw large crowds in house at 203 E. Blackhawk Ave., as well as numerous online bidders. (Photo courtesy of Kramer Auction)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Online auctions have become quite popular in recent years and continue to grow each year. At Kramer Auction of Prairie du Chien, the trend has also been skyrocketing.

Fri
27
Dec

Local basketball teams partner with public health for Suicide Prevention Nights

Crawford County Public Health is announcing Suicide Prevention Basketball Nights at North Crawford, Prairie du Chien and Seneca Schools in January. 

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. 

“Suicide is preventable. Studies show that when people feel connected and have social ties, their risk of suicide goes down,” said Sonya Lenzendorf, Health Educator with Crawford County Public Health. 

Individuals, families and communities all play a role in creating opportunities for people to feel connected and a sense of belonging. 

Fri
27
Dec

Wauzeka woman shoots boyfriend

On Dec. 24 at 11:56 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from Cheryl L. Lippitt, 50, Industrial Drive in the village of Wauzeka. Lippitt said she had just shot her live-in boyfriend Harold P. Schuh, 50, and he was inside their residence on Industrial Drive.  

Deputies responded and found Schuh laying on the living room floor. Schuh was conscious and told deputies that he had been shot in the arm and stomach. Deputies found a .45 caliber handgun in the residence which is suspected to be the weapon Lippitt used to shoot Schuh. Schuh was transported to the Boscobel Hospital and transferred to UW Hospital in Madison where he is in stable condition.  

Fri
27
Dec

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at PdCHS


The Zhong Yi Kung Fu troupe, from Madison, will be the main performers during the PdCHS Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 4.

By Correne Martin

 

A few days after the American New Year, the Prairie du Chien High School Asia Society will celebrate the Chinese New Year. On Saturday, Jan. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., students and teachers will welcome the community for this semi-annual festival. There is no fee to attend, though Chinese cuisine will be available for purchase.

Fun-seekers of all ages can enjoy free activities and crafts, like ink blowing art, from 10:30 to 11:45, said PdC Chinese teacher Adam Stout.

Fri
27
Dec

City seeking public input on redevelopment of Blackhawk Junction

After more than five years of declining occupancy and deterioration at the Blackhawk Junction shopping center, the city of Prairie du Chien and its Redevelopment Authority (RDA) are leading a detailed planning process to facilitate the eventual redevelopment of the site at 700 E. Blackhawk Ave.  

Fri
27
Dec

Courier Press changing to once weekly

By Correne Martin

The Courier Press is your community newspaper. It has been for 171 years. And since 1966, it has been published twice a week, in tabloid format. 

Starting with the first issue in January 2020, however, the twin weekly will become a single weekly newspaper, circulated solely on Wednesdays. The Courier Press and its owner, Morris Newspaper Corporation (MNC) of Wisconsin, have decided to forego the Monday edition. This change will allow us to deliver one convenient package of trusted, hyper-local news and advertising to our loyal readers—on the news stands Wednesdays and in the mail on Thursdays.

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