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Jul

Area counties propose Homeowner Water Testing Program

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford, Richland and Vernon counties have proposed to conduct a Homeowner Water Testing Program to be done in 2020.

Mon
22
Jul

Kickapoo Caverns tour reveals area names spotted inside


Henry Bukoski, of Fennimore, signed his name in the registration room at the end of the Kickapoo Caverns in 1927. His name actually appeared twice. It appears many others left their signature there as well. (Photos by Emily Schendel)

The Kickapoo Caverns, now owned by the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, opened up for tours July 13, for a limited amount of participants.

Some of the few who were granted a tour of the caverns recently explored their wonder.

By Emily Schendel

The Kickapoo Caverns, now owned by the Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC), opened up for tours July 13, for a limited amount of participants. 

The caverns were discovered sometime in the late 1800s by a lead prospector and, after some work and years, it opened up as a show cave in 1947, operating all the way until 2011. MVC purchased the property last year and will continue to honor the former owner’s wishes of keeping the property in its natural pristine state. 

Mon
22
Jul

Fire department’s brush truck outfitted by real community effort


Pictured (from left) are MotoRace Tire Owner Mark Thornburg, Prairie du Chien Fire Chief Jeff Boughton and MRT Manager Roger Standorf. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Fire Department has a brand new brush truck, a 2019 Ford F350, from winning bidder Blackhawk Motors (which is now Fillback).

According to Fire Chief Jeff Boughton, acquiring a truck like this one brings together a real community effort. 

The $32,000 truck was purchased at a discounted state price with reassigned capital funds the department had planned for another project the city elected not to do this year.

Mon
22
Jul

PRAIRIE DOG BLUES FEST: It’s all about ‘The Voice,’ the bands and the party


Straight off The Voice stage, Sarah Grace and her band The Soul will perform at the Prairie Dog Blues Fest this weekend.

If you’ve never seen the absurd talents of the Prairie Dog Blues Fest musicians, this weekend will be your shot to see them up close. This festival gives concert-goers the rare opportunity to be front and center, within just a few feet of world-class musical acts—and you don’t even have to be a VIP. (Courier Press file photo)

The chance to see the sassy Indie/Roots singer and musical powerhouse Sarah Grace, a 2018 finalist from The Voice, is now. She will be in Prairie du Chien Saturday, July 27, performing on the Prairie Dog Blues Festival stage at 4:30 p.m.

From Houston, Texas, Sarah Grace’s performance of “Amazing Grace” on The Voice, can be described as her signature moment, establishing her as a legitimate artist. The recording immediately shot to #3 on the overall iTunes charts, gained 1 million YouTube views, and has lived on the Gospel/Christian charts of iTunes ever since. The young trumpet major at the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts now tours nationally with her band, Sarah Grace and The Soul, comprised of equally-talented young musicians. They have won multiple awards, including being named as the “Best Newcomer” for 2019 by the Houston Press.

Mon
22
Jul

PdC guardsman to soon deploy to Afghanistan

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Telegraph Herald, of Dubuque, Iowa, on July 12, and is being reprinted with permission. 

By Bennet Goldstein

With an improvised pole that consisted of a tree limb, parachute cord and metal pop-top, Spc. Carter Titlbach caught a bluegill outside of Fort McCoy.

The night of outdoor revelry, which included some fishing, marked the end of a recent round of training.

Titlbach, 23, is readying for his first deployment to Afghanistan.

Mon
22
Jul

Hoppers eliminate Viroqua

 

Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound Sunday, but Prairie du Chien eliminated Viroqua 3-1. 

In the first inning, Prairie got their offense started when Dylan Coleman hit a solo homer.

Prairie du Chien pulled away for good with one run in the third inning. In the third, Drake Coleman singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Mon
22
Jul

Prairie du Chien defeats Fennimore

 

The Prairie du Chien Hoppers defeated Fennimore 5-2 on Saturday after taking the lead late in the game.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Hoppers tied things up at two.

The game was tied at two with Prairie du Chien batting in the bottom of the fifth when Grant Martin singled on the first pitch of the his at-bat to drive in a run to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Hoppers.

Mon
22
Jul

Hoppers edge Viroqua in 10 innings


Prairie’s Blake Bremmer rounds third and heads for home to score the Hoppers’ first run. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Grant Martin takes a good lead versus Viroqua in their regional opener on a sweltering Friday night.

Blake Bremmer dives back to first base ahead of the tag on a pick-off attempt.

The Hoppers’ Cory Check gets ready to unleash a pitch against Viroqua Friday night.

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers American Legion baseball team ran off with the lead late in the game in a 2-1 victory over Viroqua on a sweltering Friday night. The game was tied at one with Prairie du Chien batting in the top of the 10th when Drake Coleman doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring what turned out to be the winning run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Prairie du Chien pitchers struck out six, while Viroqua pitchers sat down 16.

Mon
22
Jul

Prairie du Chien hosts Regional American Legion Tournament

 

The American Legion Varsity Regional Tournament is being held at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark. The tournament began on a hot and humid Friday afternoon and will continue through Monday, July 22.

The first game began at 3 p.m. on Friday. Stoddard defeated Gays Mills 9-0 in the double elimination tournament.

Fennimore won a wild affair against Westby-Coon Valley 14-13 in the second game.

Wed
17
Jul

Prairie du Chien High School to get new scoreboards, bleachers

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School will soon be getting new scoreboards and bleachers for its new fieldhouse that was built as part of the $19.7 million facilities upgrade project completed in November of 2018.

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