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Thu
04
Aug

4 men fined on illegal hunting charges

Four Illinois men were fined on illegal hunting charges for shooting deer after legal hunting hours in the Town of Woodman last December.

Wed
03
Aug

Sex offender bulletin issued


Charles R. Black

The Prairie du Chien Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m), which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.

Wed
03
Aug

Indoor flea market goes into former Wauzeka supermarket


Andrea Dearborn and James Peotter stand in the entryway to their new store, Driftless Gems. In addition to their indoor flea market, they’ve proudly adorned the entrance with memorabilia from the building’s former enterprise, Stuckey’s Supermarket, and from the village of Wauzeka. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Near the corner of Guard Street and Business Street in Wauzeka sits Driftless Gems. After sitting vacant for five years after Stuckey’s Supermarket closed there, a local couple has reopened the space as an indoor flea market.

Aisles once filled with grocery items now feature booths of unique finds for everyone who stops by to shop. Each booth is rented by a vendor, who chooses the size and extent of the products they wish to sell inside the market.

After 5 years of the building sitting vacant, local couple takes a chance

 

Wed
03
Aug

Edwards flies fighter jets in ‘Maverick’ film


Navy LCDR Nate Edwards, a Prairie du Chien native, stands beneath a jet landing on the aircraft carrier, which served as the set for the “Top Gun: Maverick” movie. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

 

Tue
26
Jul

The community lost a good one: Prairie du Chien was Howe’s purpose


Bill Howe was still shooting photos at local events up until a few years ago, including this St. Patrick’s Day parade. (Courier file photo)

Bill is pictured (right) at the Courier Press, with brother “Jack” and their mother, Eliese Howe.

Little Billie Howe, age 5

Inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Hall of Fame in 2018, Bill is pictured with the family members who attended the banquet with him. Pictured (from left) are son Gary and Joan Howe, Donna Kinley, Bill and daughter Rita Cooper.

By Correne Martin

 

Tue
26
Jul

Nearly $5M for PdC public safety center a legislative consideration

By Correne Martin

 

Fri
22
Jul

State fastpitch tourney plays in PdC, Eastman


Lifetime Seamless Gutters defeated the Hustle Hogs from DeKalb, Ill., 8-4, Saturday in Eastman. Pictured, centerfielder Tyler Ritchie catches a fly and then fires it to first base to catch the runner before he could get back to the base. Also, Peyton Hall moves on to second, halfway through the contest.

Winners of the AA tournament were the AHI Reapers, from Kimberly. The Optimum Crush, from Kenosha, took home the trophy in the A/A-Major tournament, which featured numerous local teams.

The 2022 Henry St. Clair Memorial Championship Tournament of the Wisconsin North American Fastpitch Association was held July 15-17 at the St. Feriole Island Prairie du Chien and Eastman ballparks. It was an opportunity of a lifetime for both ballparks to host this tournament, which featured both the men’s AA and A/A-Major tournaments. 

Wed
20
Jul

Blues Fest features free Thursday party, and an American Idol winner


Caleb Johnson won season 13 of American Idol. He has since toured with KISS and Black Stone Cherry. He will be the Saturday night headliner at the Prairie Dog Blues Fest in Prairie du Chien, July 30, at 10:30 p.m. It should be a magnetic show.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
20
Jul

Badger Boxes feed local families in need


Pork, eggs and milk were bagged individually to be loaded into the vehicles of those taking home the Badger Boxes July 13. (Photos by Correne Martin)

A line of cars stretched all the way down Wacouta Avenue for several blocks from the food pantry.

Pictured is just half of what each family of four took home thanks to the Badger Boxes distribution from the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse.

Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution project crew members, and volunteers from the Couleecap Food Pantry helped unload the semi of food.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
20
Jul

Museum of PdC needs new HVAC, challenge fundraiser underway


In this 2019 Courier Press file photo, the late Ken Birrenbach held a picture of his beloved wife, Dorothy, who had previously passed, while presenting their $25,000 donation to Prairie du Chien Historical Society President Mary Antoine. Now, $7,500 of those funds are being used to challenge the community to donate toward a new HVAC system for the Museum of Prairie du Chien. (File photo)

The Museum of Prairie du Chien, the lower building on the Fort Crawford Museum grounds, has been experiencing heating and air conditioning problems for the past several years. 

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