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10
Feb

New way of voting begins in PdC for Spring Primary

The Prairie du Chien electorate will notice a new way of casting their ballot at the polls for the Spring Primary Election Tuesday, Feb. 18. The city has upgraded its 14-year-old equipment to state-of-the-art ImageCast Evolution (ICE) tabulators.

Mon
10
Feb

Wauzeka-Steuben School to hold referendum information meeting

The school district of Wauzeka-Steuben will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room. All residents and parents of the district are encouraged to come learn the facts about the referendum effort, and to ask questions they may have about the referendum.

 

Wed
05
Feb

70th Annual Ice Fisheree a huge success, participation up


The Harvey boys, Penn and Corbin of Prairie du Chien, enjoy a nice day of ice fishing on Gremore Lake Saturday as part of the 70th Ice Fisheree. Penn and Corbin are the sons of Chance and Heather Harvey. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Isaac Zurcher of Farmersburg happily holds up the 2.99-pound largemouth bass he hauled in Saturday morning during the annual Ice Fisheree.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Several factors combined to make the 70th Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree one of the best ever.

“It was crazy. It was really good. They had a good turnout for fishing,” said Paul DeVoss, the owner of the Crooked Oar Bar on County K where the fisheree was headquartered.

Wed
05
Feb

Banasik hired as new District Administrator

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School Principal Andy Banasik will become the new District Administrator for the Prairie du Chien Area School District.

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Prairie du Chien School Board hired Banasik to replace interim District Administrator Bryce Bird.

Tue
04
Feb

Bluff View production of Charlotte’s Web at Performing Arts Center Feb. 6


A group of Bluff View students were recently working on the set of Charlotte’s Web to be performed on Feb. 6 in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. In front is Evie Eastman. Seated are: Aliya Earle, Addie Torgerson, and Anya Bixenmann. Back row: Keelauna O’Neil, Amelia Graham, Erin Lenz and Hazi Farmer.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Bluff View Intermediate School will be performing Charlotte’s Web on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Prairie du Chien Performing Arts Center. The play is free and open to the general public.

Thu
30
Jan

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Prairie Catholic Middle School essays

Mother Teresa said, “Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” I love attending Prairie Catholic School because...

 

7th and 8th grades

 

By Scout Hall

Thu
30
Jan

Bomb threat not substantiated at River Ridge; district works to ensure student safety

By Correne Martin

 

A bomb threat was found written on a middle school boys' bathroom wall at River Ridge Schools Wednesday, Jan. 29, as Superintendent Clay Koenig confirmed. The Grant County Sheriff's Department quickly responded, and after a careful search of the building, authorities found no bomb or alarming foreign objects. According to Koenig, protocol was followed every step of the way and student safety was top priority. 

 

"Every move we made obviously had the kids' safety first and foremost in our minds," Koenig stated Thursday morning.

 

Wed
29
Jan

‘Decoding the Driftless’ reconnects residents with their home region


George Howe, one of the producers of “Decoding the Driftless,” a documentary about the Driftless Area in which we live, presented the film to an audience of about 40 at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library last week. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

The average person living in the Driftless Area is disconnected with the kind of landscape gem in which he resides. 

“Decoding the Driftless”—the 2018 feature-length documentary film starring the region in southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and extreme northwest Illinois—was made to spread awareness to those living in and others who’ve never heard of the world-class resources and ancient geological story of the Driftless Area.

Wed
29
Jan

New Crawford County DA to begin Feb. 3

 

By Ted Pennekamp

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has appointed Lukas Steiner to serve as Crawford County District Attorney.

This appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Tim Baxter on Jan. 3, 2020. Steiner will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends in January 2021. Steiner will begin as Crawford County District Attorney on Monday, Feb. 3.

Wed
29
Jan

County approves funds for well testing

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

During its Wednesday, Jan. 22 meeting, the Crawford County Finance Committee approved of  $8,000 for the Land Conservation Department to conduct well testing in the county this spring and fall.

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