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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.

Fri
27
Dec

Operation Santa assists more than 135 families with community’s help


Milo and Blaine Connor, of Milo’s Towing, stand with all of the toys they collected through community donations toward Operation Santa in Crawford County this holiday season. They were just one of many businesses and organizations that made the Rotary Club-led program a success once again in 2019.(Photo by Gary Howe)

By Correne Martin

 

Many helping hands and generous hearts came together for the 2019 Operation Santa in Crawford County, bringing Christmas to over 135 families in need, including more than 170 children, this holiday season.

Spearheaded by the Prairie du Chien Rotary Club for the second year, numerous businesses and organizations played a large part in this endeavor as well. Thanks to cash, gift, food and clothing donations, the families received basically everything needed to cook and serve a holiday meal, and they took home miscellaneous necessities, items of comfort, along with toys.

Mon
23
Dec

Junior Achievement introduced at Bluff View


Jamie Stram of Fidelity Bank teaches part of the Junior Achievement program to seventh graders in Mr. Plomedahl’s class recently. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Junior Achievement program is new to the Prairie du Chien School District this school year and is being conducted by seventh grade teacher Bob Plomedahl and eighth grade teacher Dale Hanson at Bluff View Intermediate School.

Fri
20
Dec

Malicious rumor of threat spread about PdCHS student

UPDATE: The Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified by the school district of the rumor concerns on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 19.  According to Chief Kyle Teynor, "We immediately began our threat assessment process with staff at the police department specifically trained to conduct such assessments."

 

While working with the school district, officers learned that specific details about the supposed threat were not true and, in fact, comfirmed that these specific details were categorically false and fabricated, Teynor said.

 

Wed
18
Dec

City RDA buys Blackhawk Junction Mall

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien Redevelopment Authority has purchased Blackhawk Junction Mall from Crawford County.

Wed
18
Dec

County OKs one-year moratorium on CAFO expansion

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Board voted 10-7 during its regular meeting Tuesday to approve of an ordinance to impose a one-year moratorium on the expansion and creation of new livestock facility siting operations within the unincorporated areas of Crawford County.

Mon
16
Dec

Pick-a-Pack introduced at PdC schools

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School FFA adviser Diane Colburn and the FFA have introduced what they call the Pick-a-Pack program that all students can participate in which will help families with school-aged children during the holiday season and beyond.

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