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Wed
01
Sep

Delagrave, Team USA take SILVER


Joe Delagrave (14), a Prairie du Chien native, was a member of the USA’s silver medal-winning Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Team in the current Tokyo Games.

He grew up in Prairie du Chien, and now he’s a Paralympic silver medalist. 

Joe Delagrave co-captained his U.S. Wheelchair Rugby team to second place on the greatest international stage. The team lost in the gold-medal game to Britain, 54-49, on Sunday. Japan took home bronze.

Wed
01
Sep

Several Crawford County bridge and highway projects completed


Paving work has recently been completed on County B and the road is much smoother now. This photo shows County B at a bridge over Tainter Creek in the northern part of Crawford County. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
25
Aug

Prairie du Chien District updates COVID guidelines

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
25
Aug

Prairie du Chien District updates COVID guidelines

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
25
Aug

New Kwik Trip planned


Ground was broken Monday, Aug. 23, for a new Kwik Trip on the south side of Prairie du Chien, in Bridgeport. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
25
Aug

Delagrave represents in Tokyo

Prairie du Chien native Joe Delagrave is representing his hometown well thus far in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Delagrave and his teammate Charles Aoki dominated the U.S. Wheelchair Rugby match on Day 1, taking a 63-35 victory over New Zealand in their first match of the Games at Yoyogi National Stadium.

Wed
18
Aug

Oktoberfest expected to be bigger and better this fall


Prairie du Chien’s Oktoberfest committee is excited to bring the fun back for 2021. Festivities will take place Oct. 15 and 16 at the St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Dave Wesener, Brian Nichols, Tad Beutin, Cassie Hubanks, Harry Remz, Katelyn Gilman, Mike Ulrich, Donna Teynor, Ashley Jaynes, Joan Paulson, Joe Muehlbauer, Carrie Nolan, David Shihata and Rodney Boardman. (Submitted photo)

The Prairie du Chien Oktoberfest Committee has announced 2021 Oktoberfest will be back bigger and better with many new and exciting activities and events planned for Oct. 15 and 16.

Wed
18
Aug

Police department equipped with new restraint device


During training on the BolaWrap 100 Remote Restraint Device, Officer Gunner Pitzer aimed at the lower legs of his subject before deployment. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The BolaWrap’s cord is meant to wrap around the subject’s legs or arms. Once the cord is fully wrapped, two barbed anchors on each end secure the wrap into the person’s clothing, thus restraining them.

(Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
18
Aug

Covid cancels art festival a second year

Since 2004, the Driftless Area Art Festival has weathered storms, floods, temporary relocations, and a pandemic-related cancellation. Planning committees responded to the challenges, and welcomed crowds over 5,000 strong to visit and support the yearly gatherings of 80 juried artists representing a wide variety of forms and media.

Wed
18
Aug

Villa Louis will reopen this Friday

Villa Louis Historic Site will reopen for in-person experiences on Friday, Aug. 20. The site will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until closing for the season on Oct. 31. Tours will be on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the cost of general admission. Children 4 and under are admitted free. 

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