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Tue
08
Aug

Livin’ Well a fair investment for ADRC, Crossing Rivers

Crossing Rivers Health and ADRC sponsored the Livin’ Well Fair on Aug. 3 from 4-6 p.m. at Lawler Park. The event was targeted at the Prairie du Chien community to spread awareness of services available for mental, physical and financial health. More than 10 vendors set up booths around the South Shelter to offer information to attendees.

Tue
08
Aug

Fillback Auto hosts police cookout

Fillback Auto in Prairie du Chien, WI, hosted the police department’s latest fundraiser on Aug. 4 to support the department’s K-9 Unit. The small tent in the business’ parking lot provided brats and hot dogs to anyone who walked past.

Kyle Teynor, Chief of Police for Prairie du Chien, was on hand for the fundraiser, which ran from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tue
01
Aug

Blues Fest keeps the beat thru storms, heat


Left: High Mileage performs on the main stage for Thursday’s free Kick-Off concert at the Prairie Dog Blues Fest. Right: Kris Lager, guitarist and vocalist, led his band for evening performances in the beer tent on Thursday and Friday night in front of a relaxed, buzzing crowd. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

Tullie Brae and her band opened Friday’s proceedings on the main stage for Blues Fest. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
01
Aug

Eastman Locker ready to cut meat again


Eastman Locker opened its doors again after an extensive remodel. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
01
Aug

Thunder Ride raises funds for diabetes


Riders commenced the Thunder Ride from Rod’s Ride On PowerSports on Saturday. (Genevieve Wilson/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
01
Aug

Cookout supports Special Olympics athletes

By Breanna Teynor

 

Tue
01
Aug

Chamber and tourism community room expansion begins


The businesses and individuals involved in the project participated in a groundbreaking ceremony (L-R) Tahra Ferguson, Jon Miles, Mary Antoine, Marc Myhre, Sara Koehn, Chad Abram, Sheri Bowar, Duane Rogers, Carlee Monroe, Logan Coulter, Robert Moses, Jim Hackett, Pete and Paul Langmeier of Top Notch Construction, and Bird Skemp.

A  groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center and Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce office building was held Monday, July 31st. 

Wed
26
Jul

St. Feriole Memorial Gardens hosts Business After 5, honors members


Donna Teynor (left) presents a cake to Cathie (Middle) and Tom Nelson (Right) at the Business After 5 even on July 19 at the St. Feriole Memorial Gardens. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Wed
26
Jul

Tavern League gives to St. Feriole Ball Park


Kurt Bender delivers donation check to Drew Bode, board member for the St. Feriole Ball Park. (Submitted Photo)

The St. Feriole Island Ball Park received a donation from the Crawford County Tavern League of Wisconsin as part of the organizations continuing initiative to benefit its local communities.

Wed
26
Jul

Parks and Rec Director ruminates on 15 years

Behind the wheel of a red truck, Mike Ulrich, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director for Prairie du Chien, gave the grand tour of Prairie’s outdoor locations. From Lawler Park through St. Feriole Island all the way to La Riviere Park, Ulrich added to each leg of the journey with stories and history that tracked his (and many others’) contributions to the community’s development.

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