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Thu
23
Jul

Cassville teen shot accidentally, dies from injuries

A Cassville teen was accidentally shot and killed Monday evening while he was participating in target practice with his friends, according to a release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

Jared Winkers, 17, of Cassville, was found dead at his residence at 9:07 p.m. Monday. Deputies said Winkers was shot after a weapon held by a friend accidentally discharged.

According to the release, Winkers and “several of his friends” were shooting targets at Winkers’ residence. Deputies said they were using long guns and pistols.

Deputies were told that “there was an accidental discharge” from a weapon held by Dillon Vogt, 19, of Cassville. Winkers was fatally wounded as a result, according to the release.

No charges have been filed. Currently, “all indications are pointing toward a tragic accident,” according to the release.

Thu
23
Jul

Essential Health Clinic: New name, same great care

It’s time to refocus on what’s essential for great reproductive healthcare.

Essential Health Clinic, formerly Options Clinic, is launching its new name to refresh its image and position in the communities it serves.

“We’re changing the conversation and focusing on what’s ‘essential’ for our clients,” explained Chrissy Feine, interim executive director, Essential Health Clinic. “This change allows us to strengthen the message that reproductive health clinics are essential to the health of the community. By helping our clients avoid unintended pregnancies and providing STD prevention education, testing and treatment, we are saving more than $7 for every $1 invested.” Essential Health Clinic also provides more than 300 community presentations annually, which provide education to nearly 8,000 individuals.

Thu
23
Jul

City Council talks city revaluation, library expansion and more to come

By Caitlin Bittner

The Prairie du Chien Common Council met on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m.

The first order of business was to hold a public hearing about a potential change to the library expansion project. City Planner Garth Frable outlined the proposed addition of a safe room below the library. “The idea is that there is a grand opportunity to provide safety in case of a tornado or high winds, and include a basement in the library,” Frable explained.

With this plan, it would also be possible for the library to construct an elevator, which would be paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant.

The room, according to Frable, would be 1,800 square feet and be able to hold 300 people. “This project would cost $350,000 and 25 percent of that would be the responsibility of the city. It’s only an application at this point and the [funding] match would be the responsibility of the library capital campaign,” said Frable.

Wed
22
Jul

Fire at River’s Edge Motel in Ferryville


Several area fire departments responded to the fire at the River's Edge Motel in Ferryville Tuesday.

On Tuesday, July 21, at approximately 5:35 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff's Department was notified of a structure fire at the River's Edge Motel in the village of Ferryville.

 

Wed
22
Jul

Wyalusing Academy donated to RVI


This is the front of the historic main building on the former Wyalusing Academy grounds.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare Corp., headquartered in West Allis, Wis., has donated the Wyalusing Academy buildings and grounds to River to Valley Initiatives (RVI) of Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
20
Jul

Blake's Prairie Fair


Rachel Schauer of Fennimore is in hog heaven as “Spots” gets friendly after being sprayed with water on a muggy Friday afternoon at the Blake’s Prairie Junior Fair in Bloomington. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brandon Gutknecht of Lancaster puts the finishing touches on his farm diorama.

Shawna Linneman of Fennimore lets “Remi” the goat nibble on box elder leaves.
Mon
20
Jul

45th Run/Walk


A trio of runners cruise along Wells Street at about the halfway point Saturday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jill Lodahl won the 50-59 Women’s Division.

Jacob Bransky nears the finish line as the overall winner.

 

45th Annual Run-Walk at Wacouta Aquatic Park Saturday

The 45th Annual Run/Walk was held Saturday, July 18 at Wacouta Aquatic Park under great conditions as 24 runners and walkers participated in this fun event. 

This year’s money raised once again went to Hoffman Hall’s facility improvements. 

Mon
20
Jul

River Ridge facilities project

 

River Ridge School 

Board moves forward 

with mandated upgrades

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
20
Jul

The battle of 1814 marches on

This weekend the War of 1812 returned to St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. While no one was harmed in the battle, there were plenty of explosions to immerse every spectator in the Battle of Prairie du Chien.
Shots were fired by the invading British troops at Saturday’s War of 1812 re-enactment. Although the Prairie du Chien men fought valiantly, the battle’s outcome could not be changed. The British troops cheer over their victory after the surrender of the Prairie du Chien militia. For more photos, find the Courier Press on Facebook. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)

Mon
20
Jul

River Ridge School Board moves forward with mandated upgrades

By Ted Pennekamp

The River Ridge School Board voted unanimously July 15 to rescind a resolution for a $2 million state trust fund loan that was approved by the board on May 26 for an energy efficiency project in order to address building safety and compliance issues mandated by the state.

District Administrator Jeff Athey said that a petition with approximately 690 signatures, of which 617 were accepted as valid, was presented to the school district on June 29. Athey explained that if a petition against exceeding the revenue cap is signed by at least 20 percent of the district’s residents who voted in the last governor’s election, the board must drop the energy efficiency project resolution.

“There were more than enough signatures,” said Athey.

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