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Fri
15
Jul

Marilyn Leys

Marilyn Leys, 80, of Prairie du Chien, died of Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the Prairie Maison Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for 3.5 years. 

Fri
15
Jul

Margaret Marie (Kozelka) Sutton

Margaret Marie (Kozelka) Sutton, 102, of Starke, Fla., passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. Mrs. Sutton was born in Prairie du Chien, on Dec. 12, 1919.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Clifford; parents, Vincent and Joesephine Kozelka; eight brothers and sisters; son, Clyde (Judy); and three grandsons.  

Thu
14
Jul

30th annual War of 1812 reenactment is this weekend


The War of 1812 Battle for Prairie du Chien happened here in 1814, when the U.S. and British troops clashed on what is today the west lawn of the Villa Louis. The reenactment is an entertaining historical opportunity for all ages. Don’t miss it this weekend. (File photo)

Villa Louis is gearing up for its 30th annual War of 1812 Battle for Prairie du Chien Reenactment taking place this weekend, July 16 and 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

Thu
14
Jul

Suspicious package determined to be homemade lithium ion battery

On July 10, at 4:43 p.m., Grant County sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious package located on County Road J near its intersection with County Road A in rural Bloomington. Once the suspicious device was observed, it appeared to be of concern, and the roadway was blocked off to safeguard motorists, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. 

Thu
14
Jul

This ole river town an inspiration for band’s latest song


Ericka Guthrie makes up one half of The Guthries, a Soldiers Grove-based American roots band. With help on the tune from her husband Scott, Ericka wrote song lyrics late last year about the Prairie du Chien area. Their next gig is Thursday, July 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Thursday Night Farmers Market in Prairie du Chien. In honor of Prairie du Chien’s 150th anniversary celebration that day, they will likely be showcasing the song, “Moonshine on the Water.”

By Correne Martin

 

Thu
14
Jul

Come light a lantern and give back

By Correne Martin

 

Thu
14
Jul

Fisher, McCluskey combine for no-hitter as Hoppers blank Stoddard


Chase Fisher gets ready to unleash a pitch versus Stoddard Thursday. Fisher and Aden McCluskey combined for a no-hitter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie third baseman Tommy Mara fields a grounder and fires to first for the out against visiting Stoddard on Thursday, July 7.

Brady Russell steals second against Stoddard.

Second baseman Ty Wagner scoops up the ball and gets ready to throw to first base for the out versus Stoddard.

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers’ two pitchers didn’t allow a single hit, as the Hoppers blanked Stoddard 10-0 on Thursday, July 7 at St. Feriole Island Ballpark. 

Aden McCluskey hurled a strike-out for the last out of the game.

Thu
14
Jul

Many speak at public hearing about proposed CAFO


AV Roth addresses the crowd at a public hearing regarding his proposed CAFO Roth Feeder Pig II. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

These are most of the 49 individuals who attended the public hearing early Tuesday afternoon at the Crawford County Administration Building, where both sides of the issue presented arguments for and against the proposed CAFO, Roth Feeder Pig II.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
14
Jul

New high school principal hired for Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
06
Jul

Sign up a volleyball team, or purchased a lighted lantern for July 16-17 Rally on the River


Pictured are some of the high school players who participated in the 2021 Rally on the River in Prairie du Chien. This year, the tournament and lighted lantern launhc, in honor of Kayla Mezera, will take place July 16-17. (File photo)

The second annual Rally on the River Volleyball Tournament and Lighted Lantern Launch, July 16-17, has an extra special purpose this year. 

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