The British forces fired their three-pound cannon at Fort Shelby during the War of 1812 Battle of Prairie du Chien reenactment in 2017. The community is invited to attend the reenactment battles and other festivities this weekend at the Villa Louis. (Courier Press file photo)
Monday, July 16, 2018
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Although Prairie du Chien belonged to the United States after the American Revolution, its pioneer residents were tied by trade, tradition and family to the French-British community at Mackinac and to the St. Lawrence River ports. During the War of 1812, Gov. William Clark of Missouri recognized... + continue reading

Pictured above are the members of Smoking Gun Showdown. In the picture below, Leigh Vorwald (left) is shown performing with fellow lead singer April Bouzek. (Photos by KG Photography)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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By Rachel Mergen   The union of Leigh Vorwald and April Bouzek into one duo was a unique decision. After competing against each other for years in singing competitions, the two powerhouse vocalists realized there was only one perfect answer: they had to join forces to be a band that could... + continue reading

Pictured are the Trappe family's two sets of twins. (Photos by Missy Trappe)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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By Rachel Mergen   Most couples feel fear when they think about having twins with their first pregnancy, with the thought of that first child being overwhelming enough. Nathan and Missy Trappe, of Monona, Iowa, had a response defined by excitement when they learned the news. Their first two... + continue reading

Members of the Cabela’s wellness team planted nine trees along the north end bike trail on St. Feriole Island this spring. Pictured (from left) are Chad Everson, Nick Coffield, Tiffany Pettera, Daisha Beaty, Cathie Nelson and Tom Nelson. (Photo by Rachel Mergen)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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By Correne Martin For years, people have had the opportunity to plant trees in public areas around Prairie du Chien, through a special city garden program. But 2018 has proven to be a more extraordinary year of tree planting enthusiasm for different purposes, such as wellness, personal recognition... + continue reading

Sixty varieties of day lilies planted by Gary and Kathy Koch provide blooms all summer at just one of the six private gardens featured on Saturday’s library benefit garden tour from 1 to 4 p.m. in Prairie du Chien. (Submitted photo)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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The Friends of the Prairie du Chien Public Library are excited to present a Garden Walk on Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring two community gardens and six private-home gardens throughout the city. This fundraiser will support the library’s capital campaign to completely update,... + continue reading

This photograph was taken with a smartphone from about 75 yards on the Larry Stluka farm, by Stluka's neighbor. Stluka believes this is a male adult black panther. Though, Scott Walter, a large carnivore specialist with the DNR, said he firmly believes it's a house cat, for several reasons, but mainly because there has never been a documented wild melanistic black panther in the U.S. (Photos by Austin Mezera)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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By Correne Martin Local farmer Larry Stluka believes he’s seen a black panther on his property outside Prairie du Chien off Highway 27. The Courier Press was the first to report his experiences, as well as those of his family, in two recent articles. Many readers from around the community... + continue reading

Rosemary's Bed & Bath at 518 S. River Park Drive has submitted this entry to the Umbrella Arts sculpture project, created by owner Jane Parker. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Umbrella Arts has extended its deadline for fish sculptures for its summer sculpture project to Wednesday, Aug. 1. To enter, send a photo and the location of the sculpture to Juanita Loven at lovenrj@alpinecom.net. For contest details, call 563-252-1310. "There is a wide variety of entries,... + continue reading

Catfish Queen Natalie Domeyer rode in the Stars & Stripes parade for her first official duty as royalty. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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By Molly Moser The Guttenberg Motel will host its third annual Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 28. From the first year to the second, the competition grew from 19 teams to 29 teams with total weigh-in of over 350 pounds in 2017 – and organizers Dave and Patty Schwarz expect a similar... + continue reading

The British forces fired their three-pound cannon at Fort Shelby during the War of 1812 Battle of Prairie du Chien reenactment in 2017. The community is invited to attend the reenactment battles and other festivities this weekend at the Villa Louis. (Courier Press file photo)

Pictured above are the members of Smoking Gun Showdown. In the picture below, Leigh Vorwald (left) is shown performing with fellow lead singer April Bouzek. (Photos by KG Photography)

Pictured are the Trappe family's two sets of twins. (Photos by Missy Trappe)

Members of the Cabela’s wellness team planted nine trees along the north end bike trail on St. Feriole Island this spring. Pictured (from left) are Chad Everson, Nick Coffield, Tiffany Pettera, Daisha Beaty, Cathie Nelson and Tom Nelson. (Photo by Rachel Mergen)

Sixty varieties of day lilies planted by Gary and Kathy Koch provide blooms all summer at just one of the six private gardens featured on Saturday’s library benefit garden tour from 1 to 4 p.m. in Prairie du Chien. (Submitted photo)

This photograph was taken with a smartphone from about 75 yards on the Larry Stluka farm, by Stluka's neighbor. Stluka believes this is a male adult black panther. Though, Scott Walter, a large carnivore specialist with the DNR, said he firmly believes it's a house cat, for several reasons, but mainly because there has never been a documented wild melanistic black panther in the U.S. (Photos by Austin Mezera)

Rosemary's Bed & Bath at 518 S. River Park Drive has submitted this entry to the Umbrella Arts sculpture project, created by owner Jane Parker. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Catfish Queen Natalie Domeyer rode in the Stars & Stripes parade for her first official duty as royalty. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

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