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04
May

JoAnn Shea

 

JoAnn Shea, 76, of Belleair Bluffs, and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, April 28, after a five month battle with lung cancer, at The Willows Care and Rehab Center in Madison.

 

Thu
04
May

Velda June “Junie” DuCharme

Velda June “Junie” DuCharme, 78, of Eastman, passed away on May 2, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse due to complications following surgery. 

 

Thu
04
May

Beverly A. Slaughter

Beverly A. Slaughter, 75, of McGregor, passed away Wednesday, May 3, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

 

Wed
03
May

Library book discussion will consider proposal of more cooperation among rural cities


Author Robert Wolf will discuss his book, ”Building the Agricultural City: A Handbook for Rural Renewal,” tonight (May 3) at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library.

The Prairie du Chien Memorial Library will host a talk and discussion on Robert Wolf’s new book,”Building the Agricultural City: A Handbook for Rural Renewal,” on May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

“Building the Agricultural City” is a call for collaborative rural economic development, addressed primarily to residents of the Driftless Region. Wolf’s proposal calls for cooperation between cities and across county and state lines.

If, instead of seeing themselves as separate entities, the towns and cities within a three- or four-county area saw themselves as neighborhoods within a larger unit, they would form what Wolf calls an “agricultural city.” Clustering in this manner would encourage cooperative economic development.

“We will continue to be hammered by the global economy,” Wolf said, “if we can’t put aside rivalries and work to build a cooperative, more self-sufficient economy.

Wed
03
May

River Ridge School Addition


The walls of the addition behind the River Ridge School building continued to go up Tuesday morning. The addition will house eight classrooms and a gymnasium. The gymnasium is designed mostly for middle school students. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Walls going up on 

River Ridge addition

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
May

Swim lessons and recreation program sign-up is May 10

Also, get your pool passes

 

Prairie du Chien summer swim lessons/recreation programs sign-up will be Wednesday, May 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Hoffman Hall.

Swim lessons sign-up thereafter will be at the Wacouta Aquatic Park when the pool opens June 10, during pool hours.

Pool passes will also be sold during sign-up or from thereafter through June 9 at city hall during business hours. Otherwise, passes can be purchased at the outdoor pool beginning June 10. Proof of residence is required.

Also, sign up or get more information about joining swim team by emailing Waterhawks pdc@gmail.com.

Call Hoffman Hall with questions at 326-2985.

Wed
03
May

Fighter pilot’s parents take Navy cruise of a lifetime


The USS John C. Stennis was completing deployment in the Western Pacific, when Brian and Mary Edwards were invited aboard for a rare and memorable cruise. The Stennis encompasses about 6,000 personnel and carries about 10 helicopters, 70 fighter jets and other support aircraft.

Brian, Nate and Mary Edwards posed in front of an FA-18 Super Hornet, the one and only jet that display’s Nate’s name.

By Correne Martin

Brian and Mary Edwards had the distinct opportunity to be guests of the U.S. Navy, and join their son, Lt. Nate Edwards, on the combat-ready, nuclear-powered aircraft super carrier, the USS John C. Stennis, last fall, during its return five-day voyage from Pearl Harbor to San Diego.

The Stennis (CVN-74) was completing a seven-month deployment in the Western Pacific, including the South China Sea and Sea of Japan. The Stennis carrier strike group included the Stennis and its escorts: two destroyers, a cruiser, and an unseen and unknown number of nuclear-powered submarines. The Stennis crew encompasses Air Wing 9, of about 6,000 personnel, and carries about 10 helicopters, 70 fighter jets and other support aircraft.

Tue
02
May

Brian Robert Harwood

 

Brian Robert Harwood, 45, passed away on April 8, in San Bernardino, Calif.

 

He was born on Sept. 22, 1971, to Steve and Charlotte (Emard) Harwood. Brian graduated from high School, in Prairie du Chien. 

 

Tue
02
May

Prairie du Chien begins ‘automated’ garbage and recycling collection program


The new recycling toters were assembled last week, in preparation for the beginning of recycling using them Monday, May 1. Recycling is now every two weeks and materials can be mixed and unsorted when placed in the bin. For more information, contact Town and Country Sanitation at (608) 375-5856, (800) 626-1915 or kristis@tcsanitation.com, or City Hall at 326-6406.

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Monday, April 10 issue of the Courier Press, on page 8. It is being shared on our website due to the large number of questions regarding the new recycling system.

 

The city of Prairie du Chien, in conjunction with the city’s contractor, Town and Country Sanitation, began the new one-pass automated collection for refuse and recycling Monday, May 1. As part of the program, city residents received recycling toters over the past few weeks. These toters are lidded, wheeled containers similar to the containers now used for refuse. Recycling will now be collected once every two weeks.

Mon
01
May

Fire Training

 

Fire department training

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