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Wed
20
Aug

Couleecap report

 

Couleecap continues 

to serve Crawford County well

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Couleecap Executive Director Grace Jones gave a presentation to the Crawford County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning regarding the Couleecap Annual Report and how Couleecap benefits Crawford County residents. 

Wed
20
Aug

Library expansion

 

City asks county for help 

with library expansion project

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation Tuesday morning by Prairie du Chien City Administrator Aaron Kramer and Librarian Nancy Ashmore asking the county to donate funds to the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library expansion project.

Tue
19
Aug

Reverand Gerald L. Robertson

 

The Reverend Gerald L. Robertson, 78, was promoted to glory with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, Aug. 18, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien after a battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Mon
18
Aug

Soccer time


The Prairie du Chien High School fall sports season kicks of this Tuesday when the boys soccer team hosts the Richland Center Hornets at 5 p.m. at Bluff View. In preparation, the team held a full game inter-squad scrimmage Friday night. Above, sophomore forward Jack Stoeffler concentrates on the ball.
Mon
18
Aug

Football begins

Hut, hut. Hike!
Another high school football season is almost here. In preparation for the upcoming football season, Prairie du Chien hosted Westby, Fennimore and La Crosse Acquinas for a scrimmage Friday night. Above, Prairie quarterback Brogan Potter attempts a pass. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Mon
18
Aug

Driftless Homewrights

Home builders
Members of the Driftless Homewright crew work on the upstairs of a cabin in Grant County.

 

Area energy efficient home builders unique in the Midwest

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
18
Aug

Campion Boat Landing

Boat Landing expansion
Six new parking stalls were added to the Campion Boat Landing this past week. Three new handicapped accessible stalls were also added near the increasingly popular fishing dock.

 

Prairie du Chien’s Campion Boat Landing is expanded

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The various boat landings in Prairie du Chien continue to have improvements made. This past week, more black top was added to the Campion Boat Landing to expand the parking lot and also to complete the area in front of the newest ramp that was added to the north of the other two ramps already in place. The newest boat launch ramp had yellow tape across it and is not quite ready for use. 

Mon
18
Aug

New assistant at chamber office ready to advocate for area businesses

By Correne Martin

There’s a new face in the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce office and tourism and welcome center. Brenda Grondin, of Prairie du Chien, took over duties as administrative assistant to the director just over one month ago. So far, she’s become accustomed to her duties well and she’s ready to cultivate new relationships in her work advocating for area businesses.

Grondin was born and raised in Prairie du Chien. After high school, she went into the Navy and was stationed in Florida. She later moved to Vermont, where she worked in a cheese factory and attended college. Back in Wisconsin, she worked at Prairie Industries for over six years as a lead operator.

Mon
18
Aug

South end of Marquette Road project to open to local traffic in about one month

By Correne Martin

Looking at all of the construction on Marquette Road in Prairie du Chien, you may have wondered when some of the roads will open up again, or when the Blackhawk Avenue intersection will be closed for work on that roundabout. Project coordinators held a meeting for business owners on Aug. 13, addressing their progress and expectations at this time.

“Stages one and two should be done within about four weeks. All the way from Wisconsin Street to Mooney Street will be ready for local traffic prior to the Blackhawk intersection closure,” said Randy Henkel, of H. James and Sons, the project’s general contractor.

As of last week, Henkel felt that the Blackhawk/Marquette intersection would be closed around the third week of September.

Mon
18
Aug

Area family grows non-GMO corn

On Mountain Lane Farm in rural Eastman/Wauzeka, Tom and Sharon Martin are raising the next generation of Crawford County growers. Their boys, Gabe, 13, Zach, 11, Nate, 11, Jacob, 9, and Joshua, 4, are learning the tricks of the trade, so to speak.

The boys have an inherited sense of producing organically, which they gleaned from their parents. With their dad’s help, the boys planted over two acres of non-GMO, organic corn, some of which is an heirloom variety. When asked what they thought was special about their farm, Nate and Zach replied, “We don’t use chemicals.”

The boys help with fences, hay, moving beef cows (there are currently 120 of them), and planting and picking crops. The boys want to raise chickens and sheep one day as well.

When asked if they all get along well, the twins smirked and replied, “sometimes.”

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