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Thu
30
Apr

Closure of classroom education a heartbreaking reality for teachers

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
29
Apr

May 22 last day for Prairie du Chien assignments

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
22
Apr

Start delayed for ‘Lawn Chair,’ ‘Kids’ gardening programs

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
22
Apr

Kramer sees soil health as farm’s lifeline to profitability

By Gillian Pomplun

Wed
22
Apr

COVID-19 survivor comes home


Reunited in Eastman, the Bells from left, Craig, Julie and Tyler were joined by their friend and neighbor Brian Sipos earlier this week. Craig Bell was hospitalized for two weeks after he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on March 31. Although he must undergo kidney dialysis three times per week, he says each day is better than the day before.

When Craig Bell arrived home to Eastman April 14, he was greeted by a line of vehicles, including local fire trucks, lights and sirens, welcoming home their neighbor and friend. He stood for a few moments by the vehicle, waving and seemingly smiling underneath his mask, before going inside. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Charley Preusser

 

Wed
22
Apr

Late 1800s limestone for sale


Limestone quarried and brought by boat to the site of the former sanitarium/Satter Building is now for sale, as a result of the demolition of the structure.

Dolomite limestone that once served as the foundation for the Prairie du Chien Sanitarium (pictured, right) is for sale from Mark Thornburg. Also, the Prairie du Chien Historical Society is in discussion with Thornburg to acquire and restore the former commandant’s quarters that sits on the same site.

Site of sanitarium, one-time commandant’s house full of history

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
22
Apr

Asian carp sampling plan to include Pools 8, 9, 10 and 11


This is an example of a silver carp. This particular specimen was caught by a commercial fisherman in the Mississippi River several years ago.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
21
Apr

No new assignments for River Ridge students after May 15

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
16
Apr

Wisconsin extends Safer-at-Home order to May 26

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has extended the state’s Safer at Home order to May 26 at 8 a.m., with some new measures to ensure safety, support the progress the state has made to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic, and also allow certain activities to resume.

More on that is available at the FAQ document here: https://bit.ly/2XIzBvZ

Wed
15
Apr

Tornado siren tests Thursday

The National Weather Service notified Crawford County that notifications will not go out to the public regarding the tornado siren testing occurring on Thursday, April 16, at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Crawford County will still initiate its tornado sirens at those times to participate in the tornado drill. Do not be alarmed, as it is a test only.

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