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Tue
26
Dec

Blackhawk Bridge updates construction progress


The public library in Lansing, IA, hosted a second update meeting on the construction of a replacement for the Blackhawk Bridge. A demonstration showed the circumference of a drive shaft. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press).

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
26
Dec

County Supervisors move jail project to schematic phase

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
26
Dec

String Ensembles Bring Christmas Cheer to PdC


The Prairie du Chien String Ensemble performed at the HS PAAC on Dec. 21. Middle School and High School performers showcased a medley of seasonal music. (Genevieve Hyde Wilson/Contributor)

The Prairie du Chien School District String Ensemble performed a Christmas Concert on Dec. 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the Prairie du Chien High School Performing Arts Center (PAAC).

The Middle School group performed a variety of Classic Christmas Carol’s such as “Jolly Old St. Nick,” “Jingle Bells” and “Christmas in a Minute and a Half.” The High School group then performed “Deck the Halls” and an Old English Carol, “Good King Wenceslas.”

Wed
20
Dec

Wauzeka man faces intended homicide, threat charges

A 49-year-old Wauzeka man faces two charges stemming from a violent encounter Nov. 15.

Jeffrey Hazen made his initial Crawford County Circuit Court appearance Dec. 11 on attempted first-degree intentional homicide and battery or threat to a judge, prosecutor, or law enforcement official.

Crawford County deputies responded to an apartment building at 8:30 p.m. initially for a report that a woman had been taken advantage of. A deputy who arrived was told a man had been stabbed in the near vicinity. The victim was found near the exterior door bleeding from multiple stab wounds.

Wed
20
Dec

Wisconsin sets sights on opioid prevention, education


One of the Sheriff’s Office’s k9 Units posed in front of drugs seized in a traffic incident. Fentanyl was mixed with methamphetamines and marijuana along with paraphernalia in the bust. (Submitted photo)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

“911, what is your emergency?”

Wed
20
Dec

Karen and her Kettle: Shields rings bells, dons flair for Salvation Army


Karen Shields brings a liveliness to bell ringing at the Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chien during the holiday season. The Salvation Army has bell ringers at two locations throughout the season. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press).

By Steve Van Kooten

 

“Are you the greeter?” A man asked.

Wed
13
Dec

Vista Care acquires Lori Knapp, Inc

The landscape of services for disabled persons in southwestern Wisconsin changed dramatically when Vista Care (VC), a human services provider headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, acquired Lori Knapp, Inc. (LKI) on Oct. 16, 2023. Both companies are utilized by people with emotional, physical and behavioral health barriers for a variety of residential and community service programs.

Wed
13
Dec

Finance Committee reviews charge backs, more before Supervisors meeting

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Wed
13
Dec

Council holds public hearing for city-owned properties

When Prairie du Chien’s Common Council convened on Dec. 5, the main issue addressed was a public hearing to determine no public need for several properties owned by the city. A notice by the city was placed in the Courier Press in November to inform the public of the city’s intent to place four parcels on the market.

Wed
13
Dec

Finance Committee reviews financial impact for jail replacement


A preliminary layout of the replacement jail addition and existing Sheriff’s Office was given to the county to review. The image shows a skywalk that would connect the addition to the existing structure where the jail is currently located along with the Sheriff’s Office and Police Station. (Reprinted with permission from Klein McCarthy Architects)

By Steve Van Kooten

 

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