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Mon
21
Jul

Janet Klinkenberg

 

 

Janet M. Klinkenberg, 66, passed away suddenly on her 66th birthday at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

Fri
18
Jul

Shirley Ann Thornton

 

Shirley Ann Thornton, 76, of McGregor, Iowa died Wednesday, July 16, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Aug. 6, 1937 to Harvey and Lucille (Miller) Wagner in Lansing, Iowa. Shirley was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1955.

Wed
16
Jul

Prairie Dog Blues Fest ready to rock St. Feriole


Whether you’re a fan of the hard-core Chicago blues or the newer blues rock, you will get an up close view of the unbelievable global talent taking the stage at the Prairie Dog Blues Fest in Prairie du Chien, July 25 and 26.

By Correne Martin

Lie back in your chair during the day or kick up your heels by the stage at night. No matter how you choose to take in the Prairie Dog Blues Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, in Prairie du Chien, the music is bound to keep you movin’ and groovin’ all weekend long.

As always, the lineup will feature a variety of global talent, playing everything from Chicago blues, West Coast jump, hard-driving Mississippi Hill country blues, and New Orleans horns to Texas  boogie, zydeco, gospel and blues rock.

Wed
16
Jul

Ferryville fun-filled event to leave spectators in a Daze


The eighth annual Antique Tractor Pull is hosted and organized by the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association and is part of Ferryville’s River Bluff Daze on Saturday, July 26.

A busy and noisy day is in store for everyone in Ferryville on Saturday, July 26. The day begins at 9 a.m. with Market in the Park featuring Amish goods, produce and variety of products in Sugar Creek Park. Also at 9 a.m., many antique tractors will be arriving at Ferryville Community Center to register for the antique tractor pull.

From noon to 4:30 p.m., the Eighth Annual Antique Tractor Pull begins for all to enjoy. To register for the Antique Tractor Pull, go to www.ferryvilletractor.com. The Antique Tractor Pull is hosted and organized by the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association with raffle tickets on sale now. Raffle Tickets can also be purchased at the event.

All raffle items will be on display and raffle tickets are available all day at the Community Center. These raffle items will be drawn and winners announced at 9 p.m. The Ferryville Tourism Council 50:50 raffle drawing for $500 is at 9 p.m. also.

Wed
16
Jul

One site would cost River Ridge roughly $10 million

Editor’s note: The following includes corrected information from the Monday, July 14, Courier Press article.

By Correne Martin

The River Ridge School Board is taking steps toward moving all of its students under one roof in Patch Grove. The Courier Press reported in Monday’s edition, about the board’s July 9 meeting, that the school board voted, 5-2, to have a resolution drafted in time for its Aug. 23 meeting, calling for a Nov. 4, 2014, referendum, on the one-site option. The Patch Grove location currently has a bigger building, more land and newer updates than the Bloomington site.

Also in Monday’s article, the cost of putting all operations in Patch Grove was provided imprecisely. The actual cost would be around $10 million—$8.5 million to fix up the facilities as they stand plus roughly $1.5 million to move the football field and track there.

Wed
16
Jul

Hoppers versus Onalaska

Hoppers host Onalaska
Ryan Garrity scores for the Grasshoppers in the bottom of the third inning in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Onalaska Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Onalaska 

sweeps Hoppers

Onalaska swept host Prairie du Chien in a doubleheader in American Legion baseball action at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark Monday afternoon. 

Onalaska won the opener 20-3 in five innings. 

Onalaska scored 9 runs in the first inning, 10 in the second and 1 in the top of the fifth en route to the victory. 

Wed
16
Jul

Gypsy moth spraying

Spraying for moths
An airplane treats an area of Wisconsin to help reduce gypsy moth population levels. (Photo courtesy of DATCP)

 

Officials hope for lonely gypsy moths after spraying activity

By Ted Pennekamp

 

On July 9, two areas to the east of Ferryville in Crawford County were sprayed in an effort to slow the spread of gypsy moths. Different parts of Crawford County have been sprayed in the past and the process is biologically interesting as a means of getting rid of the destructive pests. 

Wed
16
Jul

Mary Lou Kavon

 

Mary Lou Kavon, 72, of Madison passed away Monday, July 14, at Agrace Hospice Care after a short illness. 

Mon
14
Jul

La Crescent stops Hoppers

 

Prairie 

defeated 

by 

La Crescent

La Crescent defeated Prairie du Chien 6-4 in the Soldiers Grove American Legion Baseball Tournament Friday. 

The Grasshoppers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. 

Mon
14
Jul

River affects economy

More boaters on river
Boaters have been kept away, in part, by high water at boat landings this season as can be seen in this view of the Campion Boat Landing about two weeks ago. The river has gone down quite a bit lately, however, and more and more boaters are taking advantage.

 

High water tough on local economy, but 

as river goes down, business should pick up

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Each year for a Mississippi River town is different. Some years the weather and the river cooperate and it’s a boon to the local economy. Other years, the river runs high for an extensive period and the local economy suffers. 

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