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Wed
05
Oct

A bigger, better Oktoberfest on tap for 2022


Ms. Oktoberfest, Lori Kuehl, an original member of the Oktoberfest Committee, enthusiastically engages with the crowd along the parade route during last year’s Oktoberfest. The 2022 event is expected to be even more fun. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
29
Sep

Businesses recognized at chamber of commerce banquet


Accepting the award for Crossing Rivers Health Hospital of Prairie du Chien are Jim Smith, Foundation Board President; Kerry Campbell, Chief Clinical Officer; Chris Brophy, Chief Executive Officer; Jenny Pritchett, Chief Operating Officer; Sasha Dull, Chief Development Officer; Carlos Cantero, Jr.; Hospital Board of Directors; and Geoff Mandala, Chief Financial Officer. (Photos by Linda Ginkel)

Prairie du Chien is celebrating 150 years as a community. Accepting the award are City Administrator Chad Abram, City Council Representatives Nate Bremmer, Jaaren Riebe, Nick Crary, Nate Gilberts and Mayor Dave Hemmer.

Homesteader Homes was recognized for 25 Years of Service during the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Dinner on Sept. 22 at the Backwater Bar and Restaurant in Prairie du Chien. Above, Tom and Ginny Herreid are shown with their award.

Huckleberry's received an award for 30 Years of Service. Chip and Roxanne Skemp and Bob Moses accept the award.

Dean and Heidi Rockweiler, Lowden Rockweiler, and Colin Ahlstom accept their award for 50 Years of Service for Rockweiler’s Appliance and TV.

Sutton Insurance received an award for 65 Years of Service. Accepting the award are Carlee Monroe, Tarah Sutton Marx, Sally Whitish and Kevin Mulrooney.

This group photo has several award winners. At left is Bill Bousek of Universal Forest Products accepting an award for celebrating 20 Years of Service in the Prairie du Chien Community. Next, Nick Coffield, General Manager and Rod Hall, Owner of Prairie Motor Sports receives the 2022 Community Investment of the Year Award. Next is JoAnn Evans of The Cannery which received the award for providing 25 Years of Service in the retail industry in Prairie du Chien. On the right are Brian and Crystal Priebe of The Sweet Tooth. They are receiving the New Business of the Year Award for 2022.

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award is awarded to an individual, group, organization, or business who go over and above to reach their goals and impact on their community. The Legacy Award represents a long-standing sustainable achievement whereby success is measured by hard work and determination. Accepting the award are Robert and Jennifer Yaeger of White Springs Restaurant of McGregor.

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Banquet and Awards Program on Thursday, Sept. 22. The event was hosted at the Backwater Bar and Restaurant in downtown Prairie du Chien. 

 

Wed
28
Sep

Mr. Anonymous pays for everyone’s groceries for two hours at local Aldi’s

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
28
Sep

Firemen’s Shelter taking shape on St. Feriole Island


Construction of the Firemen’s Shelter was underway Thursday, Sept. 22. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Construction is continuing and the Firemen’s Shelter on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien is taking shape.

Wed
28
Sep

$5.5 million awarded for Stage 2 of McGregor Lake Project


Work on Stage 1 of the McGregor Lake Project has continued throughout the summer of 2022 and is expected to wrap up this fall. The bid for Stage 2 has been awarded and work is expected to be completed in 2025. The cost of the entire project (Stages 1 and 2) will be about $24 million. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Total project to cost $24M

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
20
Sep

Prairie School District considering School Resource Officer

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
13
Sep

A nice day for traditional driving at the Carriage Classic


Jannette Paulu of North Oaks, Minn. drives this carriage in the Sporting Day of Traditional Driving event at the 41st annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic on Friday, Sept. 9 on the Villa Louis grounds on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. The horse is a Clydesdale-Quarter. The vehicle is a Meadowbrook. There were 125 competitors competing in numerous events at the Carriage Classic. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Tue
13
Sep

Life on the river: Brothers find rewarding careers aboard towboats


Brothers David (left) and Aaron Hundt of McGregor have rewarding careers on the river—David as a pilot and Aaron as a towboat captain for Paducah, Ky., based Marquette Transportation. The company transports cargo by barge on the nation’s inland waterways. (Submitted photo)

Aaron Hundt enjoys life working on the Mighty Mississippi. (Photo submitted)

By Audrey Posten

 

Brothers David and Aaron Hundt grew up enjoying the Mississippi River.

Tue
13
Sep

MRI services now offered at Mayo Clinic in Prairie du Chien


This is the MRI exam table and machine that is inside the mobile MRI unit that will be coming to the Mayo Clinic in Prairie du Chien every Wednesday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
06
Sep

Electric Vehicle Association to host EV car show Oct. 1


Jeremiah Brockman and his son, Ryan, 8, are members of the National Electric Vehicle Association, for which Jeremiah is the Wisconsin president. They are standing in front of one of their EVs, a Tesla. An electric vehicle car show is planned for Oct. 1, at the Prairie Cinema parking lot, from noon to 4 p.m. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

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