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07
May

Wauzeka-Steuben announces 2014 valedictorian and salutatorian


Valedictorian Kylie Reising and Salutatorian Lucas Klema

Graduation for the Wauzeka-Steuben High School Class of 2014 will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. in the Hornets’ Nest. Awards Day will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23, same location.

Kylie Rose Reising has been named the valedictorian and Lucas LaVern Klema has been named salutatorian for the Wauzeka-Steuben High School 2014 graduating class.

Kylie is the daughter of Marc and Karen Reising. Kylie has been an active, goal-oriented student throughout her high school career earning Academic Honors all four years of high school and a place on the Ridge-and-Valley Academic All-Conference First Team.

Wed
07
May

Win cash and prizes at Prairie du Chien merchants throughout construction

Detour routes were established Monday and Tuesday, and road work on Marquette Road was expected to commence today (Wednesday).

In a proactive effort to maintain and attract business during Prairie du Chien’s 2014 Marquette Road construction project, the Courier Press is running a weekly “Construction Cash” promotion along with participating merchants (see full page ad each week).

Throughout the construction period, while customers are shopping and getting service in the construction zone, they can register at the various merchants to win cash and prizes. Each week, one winner will receive $50 in Construction Cash and a special gift from one of the local businesses. Construction Cash may be redeemed at any of the participating merchants.

Pictures of the lucky winners will be taken, published in the newspaper, and posted on the Courier Press’ website and Facebook page.

Businesses partaking in the promotion include:

Wed
07
May

Council says passing out candy will be safer

By Correne Martin

Throwing of candy from parade participants to spectators will no longer be allowed at parades in Prairie du Chien. The Prairie du Chien Common Council unanimously passed an ordinance at Tuesday night’s meeting banning such action at parades. Participants will instead be encouraged to hand out or lightly toss candy, which the council believes is a safer alternative.

According to the ordinance, the city prohibits “the throwing of candy, gifts, favors or other objects from parade participants to spectators, from a motor vehicle, parade vehicle or parade animal.” But it still allows “dispensing of candy, gifts, favors or other objects by hand from parade participants to spectators, except in those circumstances where the parade participant’s action would encourage spectators to enter the public roadway.”

Wed
07
May

May means the blooming of farmers market season


Just like these radiant gerbera daisies and other spring flowers, farmers market season is blooming around the area. Stop by your local market and support the businesses who offer fresh flowers, produce, baked goods, crafts and so much more. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin and Audrey Posten

The arrival of May means the opening of farmers markets. With weekly markets in Prairie du Chien, Gays Mills, Ferryville, Marquette, McGregor and Monona, area locals and visitors alike will have plenty of opportunities to purchase fresh, locally-grown and made products.

Prairie du Chien
Prairie du Chien offers three options: West Side Farmers Market, Prairie Street Farmers Market and Blackhawk Junction Farmers Market.

Mon
05
May

PdC Half Marathon

Half Marathon
Runners of all ages enjoyed competing in the Prairie du Chien Half Marathon Saturday.
Mon
05
May

Timberwolf Invitational

Timberwolf Invitational
Seneca’s Drew Foley sails through the air in the long jump at the Timberwolf Invitational.

 

RR, Seneca, 

Wauzeka-Steuben 

at Timberwolf Invite

River Ridge, Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben were among the teams competing in the River Ridge Timberwolf Invitational Track Meet in Bloomington on a rainy Friday afternoon. 

Mon
05
May

American River Renegades

 

‘American River Renegades’ stars are from 

Wisconsin, Alaska, Louisiana, South Carolina

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
05
May

Mississippi River predicted to crest at 18.1

The Mississippi River continues to rise. According to the National Weather Service, the river at McGregor was at 16.38 feet at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 5. The river is predicted to crest at 18.1 feet on Thursday, May 8. Flood stage is 16 feet.  

The Kickapoo River at Steuben was at 8.19 feet at 6:45 a.m. on May 5 and is dropping. Flood stage at Steuben is 12 feet.

The Wisconsin River was at 6.34 feet at Muscoda at 7 a.m. May 5 and is dropping. Flood stage at Muscoda is 9 feet.

Mon
05
May

Rep. Kind sets Crawford County listening session

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) will hold a listening session in Prairie du Chien on Monday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m. The session will take place at the Crawford County Administration Building, Room 236, 225 N. Beaumont Rd., and last about one hour.

“Traveling around western and central Wisconsin to hear from constituents is my favorite part of this job,” said Rep. Kind.  “These listening sessions are a great opportunity for me to keep in touch with people across the Third Congressional District, by hearing your views and talking about my work in Washington.”

Mon
05
May

Project is underway on North Marquette Road


The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce has purchased six signs—white signs with black letters and red arrows—that are placed strategically around the Marquette Road construction as a means of navigating travelers to local businesses. This sign is located at the corner of Blackhawk Avenue and Main Street and is intended to direct southbound traffic to Iowa Street, where they can head east to access Marquette Road businesses. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Local business owners and concerned citizens attended a pre-construction meeting Wednesday, April 30, with officials from the city, WisDOT and contractor H. James and Sons. The meeting served as a way of providing the most up-to-date information about the coming weeks of construction on Marquette Road. Those in attendance were also able to ask any last minute questions they had. (Aaron Kramer photo)

By Correne Martin

After years of preparing, the city of Prairie du Chien begins its makeover to the north end of Marquette Road today (May 5).

The $14.2 million project (including land acquisition) consists of roundabouts at Blackhawk Avenue, Wisconsin Street and Iowa Street, street improvements from Mooney Street to Washington Street, utility repairs and streetscape updates. The city of Prairie du Chien’s cost is roughly $1.2 million of the project, while the remainder—about $13 million—is covered by state and federal funds.

According to Jay Adams, Wisconsin DOT project leader, in the first two weeks, the public will see the establishment of the detour route, the removal of concrete pavement, sanitary sewer (Taylor Street), water main (Webster Street and Marquette Road), storm sewer (between Mooney and Taylor) and boring at Mooney. Phases one and two have been combined and are expected to be complete around early August.

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