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Wed
28
Feb

Crawford County passes spate of resolutions, prepares for jail financing

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Wed
28
Feb

Council approves architect and design firm for Public Safety Building

City moves forward with familiar design firm after proposals vetted by city staff

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Wed
28
Feb

Lansing bridge closed indefinitely


The Blackhawk Bridge still stands over the Mississippi River outside Lansing, Iowa, and is one of the few crossings from Iowa to the Southwest Region of Wisconsin. An investigation to determine the cause of a structural issue is still in process. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

The Blackhawk Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River to connect Lansing, Iowa, to Southwest Wisconsin, has been closed indefinitely, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).

The bridge was closed to traffic on Sunday due to safety concerns. The Crawford County Dispatch reported the bridge closure at 3:29 p.m. on Feb. 25.

Tue
20
Feb

PdC Fire Chief provides 2023 year-in-review

Tad Beutin, the City of Prairie du Chien’s Fire Chief, attended the Common Council meeting on Feb. 6 to provide a summary of the department’s activity in 2023. Abram stated infrastructural employees would be called upon to give regular presentations to the council in future meetings.

Tue
20
Feb

Details on Lansing bridge demonstration shaft progress


(Left) Crew members working on the Blackhawk Bridge replacement project were in attendance to talk about the progress made over the past month. (Right) A model of the current Blackhawk Bridge was shipped to the Meehan Public Library in Lansing, Iowa, for display through July. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
20
Feb

Eastman grapples with property assessment disparities


Sam Tesar (left), Bill Schultz (middle) and Roy Kramer (right) met with the Town’s land assessment contractor before their meeting on Feb. 12. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press).

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
20
Feb

St. Peter Church provides Ashes to Go to kick off Lent


Rodney Boardman has participated with St. Peter’s Ashes to Go program for over ten years. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

Senior Pastor Miranda Klosterboer (left), Michael Douglass (middle) and Rodney Boardman (right) stand outside the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church on Feb. 14 to offer ashes and blessings for those passing by. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

The pantry box, situated in front of St. Peter Church, is a resource for those in need of food and other essential items. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
13
Feb

Alliant completes solar projects in Cassville, other Wisconsin areas

Six projects expand energy production in Wisconsin regions

 

Tue
13
Feb

Finance Committee designates funds for opioid crisis, reviews possible chargebacks


A January board meeting at the Township of Eastman involved several residents who had received what they believed to be erroneous property tax bills. Deanne Lutz (left) addressed concerns and followed up with the Crawford County Finance Committee on Feb. 7. (Genevieve Wilson/Submitted photo)

With the Crawford County Board of Supervisors meeting set for Feb. 20, the Finance Committee convened on Feb. 7 to set agenda items for the supervisors. The committee also reviewed settlement funds from several opioid lawsuits, assessor errors in the Township of Eastman and soft costs from the Crawford County Jail Replacement project.

Opioid Funds

Tue
13
Feb

Bloomington approves dog ordinance amendment

By Steve Van Kooten

 

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