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Tue
25
Jun

Crawford County Fair books available

The 2013 Crawford County Fair books are now available. The book includes all the information you need in order to enter projects, view judging, take advantage of carnival specials or enter one of the many great contests!

Anyone can enter projects in the Crawford County Fair. Youth in kindergarten through age 19 who are involved in any Crawford County youth organization, whether it is 4-H, FFA, Scouts, summer recreation, church group, etc., are invited to enter in the junior division. The open division is also open to anyone who would like to enter. Entry fees are low and the opportunities are nearly unlimited There are over 15 categories of projects, ranging from beef cattle to cultural arts, computers to photography and antiques to communications!

Continuing this year at the fair, will be the special needs division for residents with special needs and abilities. Each participant is invited to bring five entries of any kind and every entry will receive a ribbon.

Tue
25
Jun

Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 23-29

Every year, lightning kills more than 50 Americans and injures hundreds of others leaving them with lifelong pain and in some cases permanent neurological disabilities. In Wisconsin, 25 people have been killed and 208 injured as a result of lightning since 1982. You can protect yourself and your family by knowing these simple lightning safety facts and tips:
• Don’t be fooled by blue skies. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to pose an immediate threat. Don’t wait, seek shelter immediately. Remember: When Thunder Roars…Go Indoors!
• A fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing offers the best protection. Sheds, picnic shelters and covered porches DO NOT protect you from lightning.
• If a building is not available get into a hard-topped metal vehicle and close all the windows.
• Stay inside a safe building or vehicle for at least 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.

Tue
25
Jun

Sewing project protects the first bed for newborns


The bassinets in the nursery at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital have new colorful covers thanks to the expert and creative sewing skills of Diane Koth, Zita Balk and Monica Shedivy. The three friends are also co-workers at PdC Memorial. They are pictured with the new colorful covers they made and donated to the OB Department. From left: Diane Koth; Mandy Pettit, RN; Nursing Services; Zita Balk; Monica Shedivy and Chris Schroeder, RN, OB Clinical Coordinator. (Photo submitted)
Tue
25
Jun

City of Prairie du Chien starts reconstruction project on Overview Court, Glenn Street

Beginning Monday, July 15, the city of Prairie du Chien Public Works Department will begin the reconstruction of Overview Court and Glenn Street.

This project includes replacement of sanitary sewer, water main, sanitary laterals, water services, storm water drainage improvements, reconstruction of the road, curb and gutter and sidewalk replacement/extensions.

Gerke Excavating, of Tomah, is the primary contractor and Vierbicher Associates are the engineers for the project.

Residents will have limited access to streets and properties during the project. City staff will be on site throughout the project and updates will be provided for street closures, parking restrictions/locations and utility interruptions during the work.

As always, residents and visitors are encouraged to be aware of construction zones and to proceed with caution when passing through these areas.

Tue
25
Jun

State Highway 133 construction began Monday

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 24 on Highway 133 between U.S. 18 and the Woodman village limits in Grant County. The road will remain open to traffic during construction but will be restricted to one lane with flaggers while work is being performed. The resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed in October.

Tue
25
Jun

Replicas of Columbus' ships docked


Accurate replicas of 15th century Caravel ships used by Christopher Columbus on his Voyage of Discovery to America in 1492 are docked at Lady Luck Marina at Marquette's riverfront June 19-25. The ships are open to the public for tours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; there is an admission fee. The fully-operational vessels were built by hand in Brazil. Light, fast and maneuverable, Caravel ships were the space shuttles of their time. The ships are owned and operated by the Columbus Foundation of the British Virgin Islands. (Photo by Trudy Balcom)
Tue
25
Jun

Seneca High School awards scholarships

 

Seneca High School has announced its scholarship winners for the graduating class of 2013.

Tullan Baird—“S” Club Scholarship, $200; Board of Education and Staff Scholarship, $300; Brandon Buffington Memorial Scholarship, $300; Children’s Advisory Board Scholarship, $250; F.J. Antoine Memorial Scholarship-Peoples State Bank, $500; NHS/”S” Club Scholarship, $250; Seneca Booster Club Scholarship, $250; Seneca Educational Foundation Scholarship, $500; Seneca Feed Supply/Big Gain LLC Scholarship, $100; William J. Peterson Scholarship, $200; Exceptional Effort in Music Award, $1,000. 

Tue
25
Jun

Tournament champions

Tournament champions
On June 22, these Prairie du Chien sophomores won the eight-team basketball tournament held in Prairie du Chien. In the front row from left, are Katie Check, Lindsey Welter, Kelly Check, and Brooke Trautsch. Back row, Anna Zeeh, Jacqueline LaHaie, Paige Rickleff, and Maria Skemp. Missing from the photo is Brittany O’Connell.
Tue
25
Jun

Brigadoon Creek epilogue: Still searching and dreaming

 

 

By Len Harris

 

I was a little disappointed with my last journey in search of the mythical “Brigadoon Creek.”  I have a three strikes and your out superstition.  If I fish a stream three times and it fails to produce for me to my expectations, I write it off in my log book as a “No Return Trip Warranted.”

Tue
25
Jun

Faye Wiethorn

 

Faye J. Wiethorn, 68, Monona, died Friday, June 21, at her home in Monona, Iowa, following a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

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