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Wed
22
Sep

Ashmore retiring after 2 decades as Prairie du Chien public library director

Prairie du Chien Memorial Library Director Nancy Ashmore is retiring after 20 years in service to the Prairie du Chien community and surrounding area. 

Wed
22
Sep

Lansing bridge meeting in-person, online

The Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation are holding a public information meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of the Iowa 9/Wisconsin 82 (Black Hawk) bridge in Lansing over the Mississippi River, in Allamakee and Crawford counties.

Wed
22
Sep

Young, married health care professionals choose rural medicine


Drs. Erin and Joel Greenya are pleased to be getting to know their patients in Prairie du Chien, as a pharmacist at Hartig Drug and D.O. at Mayo Clinic, respectively. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
22
Sep

Determination to save house pays off in finished product


But, Mostafa Ardestani took a risk on buying it, saving it and restoring it. He made it happen and it is now a completely different place. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Two years ago, this dilapidated house, at the corner of Beaumont and Wisconsin in Prairie du Chien, was ready for a county auction.

Pictured, from a different corner of the room, is the main kitchen completely redone with modern colors and textiles.

This was just one of the bedrooms inside the residence, before. After purchasing the house, Mostafa Ardestani hired out a complete remodel. He braced a falling down exterior wall, redid the upstairs ceiling entirely and basically overhauled every surface from the basement to the roof. It has gone from uninhabitable to impressive.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
22
Sep

Lazy A Cattle Company ages cattle longer, naturally


The Lazy A Cattle Company on Highway 27 between Prairie du Chien and Eastman recently completed a new facility for backgrounding calves for natural growth. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kyle Bode and his wife Angie, the owners of Spring Lake Restaurant, buy all of their ground beef from Lazy A Cattle Company. The smoker is in the background.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
16
Sep

Emery P. Eastlick

Emery P. Eastlick, 64, of Steuben, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. 

Wed
15
Sep

9/11 ceremony pays tribute to sacrifices


The ceremony at Cabela’s in remembrance of 9/11 was a powerful and an aptly reflective one. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Pastor Andy Doll spoke to around 75 emergency responders and citizens attending the Rembrance Ceremony about the purpose of our country’s first responders and how they face fear in the name of “Liberty and Justice for all.” “Without great tragedy, you won’t have triumph,” he stated.

Dennis Kirschbaum and his fellow Prairie du Chien Honor Guard members solemnly walk the American flag through the crowd Saturday to the flagpole, where they then raised and lowered it to half-staff.

The Honor Guard and bugler performed a beautiful flag raising and lowering for the occasion.

Jerry Letcher, 3rd District American Legionnaire, salutes the flag, carried by Honor Guard members to be flown in front of Cabela’s for Saturday’s ceremony.

Nine first responder units from the Prairie du Chien, Marquette and McGregor area received these small commemorative banners in appreciation of their sacrifices, desire and passion. All were signed with thanks from Cabela’s staff.

McGregor Hook & Ladder members participating in the 9/11 remembrance ceremony and first responder tribute Saturday morning at Cabela’s were (from left) Isaac Sauer, Justin Meyer, Tom Sauer and Tyler Thornton.

As Saturday’s event concluded, Cabela’s General Manager Pat Connaughty pointed out the sunshine rising above the bluffs, upon the American flag.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
15
Sep

Prairie’s Paralympian regroups, considers next move


Joe Delagrave eyes his next move during one of five rugby matches at the Tokyo Paralympic Games last month.

As co-captain of Team USA, Prairie du Chien’s hometown boy, Joe Delagrave, was front and center for much of the wheelchair rugby competition and appearances. He was a constant voice for the men on and off the court as they worked their way to a silver medal. (Photos by Lexi Coon)

Joe Delagrave looks down the court, flanked by teammate Jeff Butler (right) and Canada's Zak Madell.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
15
Sep

Fire lieutenant finishes 9/11 stair climb


Firefighter Tim Deluhery Jr., of Prairie du Chien, experienced the physicality and emotions of the 9/11 stair climb at Lambeau Field for the first time last Friday.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
15
Sep

New playground dedicated at Sugar Creek Park in Ferryville


Joanne White, Ferryville Vision & Promotion Board co-chair (with Sherry Quamme) spoke during the dedication of the new $79,000 playground installed last year at Sugar Creek Park. (Photo by Correne Martin)

A group of Ferryville Vision & Promotion Board members, village officials, project donors, etc. were on hand for the official ribbon cutting.

Cameron, Charlie and Clara McCracken, of Ferryville, got the chance to pose during the playground dedication inside the cutouts of this unique mural, created by Kay Campbell, of Ferryville, and Hans Gill, of Seneca.

By Correne Martin

 

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