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Thu
23
Jul

Wauzeka-Steuben District Administrator resigns

The Wauzeka-Steuben School Board accepted the resignation of district administrator Michael S. Garrow at its regular meeting Monday night.

Garrow had been district administrator at Wauzeka-Steuben for the past two years.

Garrow will become the new district administrator for the Fall River School District in Fall River.

Thu
23
Jul

FEH Associates hired to work possible PdC referendum

FEH Associates Inc. from Dubuque, Iowa, has been selected by the Prairie du Chien Area School Board to lead an extensive study and community process to gather information on possible referendum ideas for both operating and building needs. This process will include community research and surveying. In addition, they will facilitate individual and group meetings that will lead to a community task force. FEH has developed and refined a Charrette process which is a public workshop to work directly with stakeholders on idea development.

FEH is a firm that is more than 100 years old and specializes in working with school districts. They have worked with more than 500 school districts across a nine-state area in the last 30 years. The school board will meet later this month with FEH on contractual details, scope of work, and the timeline.

Thu
23
Jul

Special meeting of River Ridge School District July 29

The annual meeting of the River Ridge School District will be held on July 29 at the high school at 8 p.m.

One or more taxes may be voted on at the meeting, including:

A. Tax for sites, buildings and maintenance

B. School Debt Service Fund

C. School Capital Expansion Fund.

The School Capital Expansion Fund projects include: Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems improvements and enhancements for buildings and sites; buildings and sites renovation, restoration and expansion/addition; buildings and sites structural improvements and enhancements necessary to comply with government regulations and violation notices; secure entrances and other structural security support modalities for buildings and sites; portable-type buildings for sites for the specific purposes of academic and other instruction, office space, and/or support for co-curricular and extracurricular activities and events to include athletics.

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. 

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