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Apr

Pike research

Pike transmitter
This radio transmitter will be surgically implanted into a northern pike. The fish needs to weigh four pounds or more.

 

Iowa DNR uses radio transmissions to monitor pike

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Iowa DNR fisheries personnel are using an innovative radio technology to monitor and improve the northern pike population in Pools 10 and 11. 

Wed
30
Apr

An evening to remember for area ‘princesses’


Nick Smethurst gives his daughter, Addison, a twirl during Princess for an Evening Saturday night at Huckleberry’s in Prairie du Chien. The event is a yearly fundraiser for the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter organization. See full story on page 5. (Photos by Brian Cipra Photography)

Ken Quick and his daughter, Kailee, have a good time practicing proper dance techniques at the beginning of the night Saturday, during the Princess for and Evening fundraiser.

Dressed in their best attire, the “princesses” and their special gentlemen—dads, grandads, uncles, etc.—posed as a group.

More than 30 “princesses” and their dates danced the night away at Huckleberry’s Banquet Hall on Saturday, April 26.

“Princess for an Evening,” a father/daughter dance, sponsored annually by Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, provided girls and the gentlemen in their lives an opportunity to spend a special evening together.

Princesses, who dined at Huckleberry’s Restaurant with their dates prior to the dance, were treated to a complimentary Princess Parfait. Juice MC, aka Andy Jones, was the DJ for the evening, playing the latest hits as well as special requests.

Lynn Rider instructed the couples on the proper dance techniques to start the evening off on the right foot. Princesses as well as their dates took part in limbo and hula hoop contests.

Wed
30
Apr

Marquette Road construction starts on Monday, May 5

Work is ready to begin May 5 on the Marquette Road project in Prairie du Chien.

The project will involve the reconstruction of nearly one mile of the four-lane Marquette Road, from Mooney Street north to Washington Street. During the time the project is underway, there will be several detour routes for motorists to follow. Once completed, Marquette Road will feature three roundabouts, at Blackhawk Avenue, Iowa Street and Wisconsin Street. (In 2017, Marquette Road will once again be under construction and become three lanes from Mooney Street south to La Pointe Street.)

For more information, please contact City Administrator Aaron Kramer at 326-6406 or pdcadministrator@mhtc.net.

Wed
30
Apr

Mail carrier food drive May 10

By Correne Martin

Every second Saturday in May, the United States Postal Service puts its best letter forward in an effort to Stamp Out Hunger in our communities.

Once again this year, local mail carriers are asking for help from the public to fill a bag and feed the community.

The Prairie du Chien Post Office will participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 10. City residents will receive special bags delivered by mail carriers later this week, according to Postmaster Darryl Martin. They are asked to fill a bag with non-perishable food and leave it by their mailbox prior to 9 a.m. on May 10. If a bag is not delivered in advance of the food drive, residents are encouraged to use their own bags.

Tue
29
Apr

Richard J. "Dick" Cherrier

 

Richard J. “Dick” Cherrier, 76, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Prairie du Chien the son of Clarence and Anastasia (Phillip) Cherrier. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Jackie Selheim on Jan. 24, 1959 at St. Bernard’s Church in Madison. Dick worked as an electrician for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad which would later become the Union Pacific. He retired after over 30 years of service in 2000. Dick enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles and spending time on the Mississippi River. 

Mon
28
Apr

Golfers host SWC meet

 

Golfers host SWC meet

The Prairie du Chien boys golf team hosted an SWC meet on the par 36 front nine at Prairie du Chien Country Club Friday afternoon.

Team scores were Lancaster 166, Dodgeville 168, River Valley 172, Platteville 185, Prairie du Chien 195, and Richland Center incomplete.

Prairie scores were Dan Adamany 45, Pierce Lach 47, Nate Stram 51, Asa White 52, and Tyler Mason 55.

Mon
28
Apr

City gets VFW Charter back

 

VFW colors, charter, flag welcomed back to Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

About a dozen people were on hand Thursday afternoon in the council chambers in City Hall when the city of Prairie du Chien received the McKinney-Tyler-Portwine VFW Post 1945 Charter and flag from the National VFW organization. 

Mon
28
Apr

Asian carp barrier

 

There may be an inexpensive and ‘sound’ way to stop Asian carp

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A new method has now been developed that could help slow down the advance of invasive Asian carp working their way up the Upper Mississippi River. Recently, Bighead and Silver carp eggs and late-stage embryos have been found near Lynxville in Pool 10. Evidence of Asian carp has been found as high up as Lock and Dam 2.

Mon
28
Apr

Sculpture park statues come to life at Sunday event


Chloe Lorenz participated as a living statue of basket maker Emma Big Bear at the 2013 Twilight of the Living Statues event, a historical and interactive event for people of all ages that will take place again this year, on Sunday, May 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. Twilight is free; however donations will be accepted toward the park’s next statue, Aunt Mary Ann LaBuche. (Photo by Randy Paske)

Twilight of the Living Statues is a free event open to all families on Sunday, May 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mississippi River Sculpture Park (across the street from the Villa Louis on St. Feriole Island) in Prairie du Chien. The event is sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department. Visitors are encouraged to get into the “spirit” and come dressed as their favorite historical figure or persona. Visitors are invited to bring their own snacks and beverages.

The sculpture park is where fine art brings history to life. Life-sized bronze figures from the pages of history and prehistory gather together around a fire-ring, as if meeting for a present day rendezvous. Already installed are: Chief Blackhawk, Dr. Beaumont and son Israel, Victorian Lady, The Voyageur and Emma Big Bear.

Mon
28
Apr

Man charged with marijuana possession

A 37-year-old Prairie du Chien man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of the possession of marijuana.

Robert V. Cooper faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, a Prairie du Chien police officer stopped at Cooper’s residence, and when the office entered he noticed a plastic baggie containing a green plant substance and a black and blue smoking device. Cooper admitted that the items were his and the officer then seized them, the complaint said.

A chemical test later revealed that the green plant substance was marijuana.

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