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10
Mar

Flood potential

 

Flood potential slightly above normal in Wisconsin

It’s been a long, cold winter and everyone is looking forward to spring. The upcoming spring thaw, however, has many people thinking about how high area rivers might get. 

Predicting the potential for spring floods can be tricky and takes into account numerous factors. According to the hydrologic outlook issued by the La Crosse Office of the National Weather Service on March 6, the flood potential across Wisconsin is a little above normal. For Northeast Iowa, the potential is near normal. 

Wed
05
Mar

knife maker

knife maker
Phil Toberman holds one of his antler-handled knives.

 

Local man enjoys being on the cutting edge

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Since about 1990, a rural Prairie du Chien man has enjoyed the artful, yet practical hobby of knife making. 

Mon
03
Mar

Reception will welcome home Matt Antoine


Matt Antoine

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Prairie du Chien are co-sponsoring an Open House Reception for 2014 Winter Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine. Antoine, 28, won the bronze in the men’s skeleton in Sochi, Russia. 

The reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14 in the Dousman House on St. Feriole Island. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Chamber of Commerce Director Robert Moses said, “Everyone in Prairie du Chien and the surrounding area is invited to come to the reception and show your hometown spirit in congratulating Matt.” 

Mon
03
Mar

New field house at PdC High School

 

New auditorium, field house at PdC High School being considered

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Meetings were held at City Hall and at Prairie du Chien High School Wednesday night to get public input regarding a possible expansion project at  the high school. 

Mon
03
Mar

Elliott second at State

Elliott takes second
Taylor Elliott of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben battles against Rice Lake’s Luke Schroeder Friday morning. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Elliott second at State

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Taylor Elliott, the first four-time state qualifier in Prairie du Chien history, took second place at the State Wrestling Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison this past weekend. 

Wed
26
Feb

Riverway Board

 

Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board 

requesting change in law regarding sand mines

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will soon be sending a report to Governor Scott Walker and to state legislators asking for changes to the Riverway’s nonmetallic mining law, according to Riverway Board Executive Director Mark Cupp. 

Mon
24
Feb

Elliott to State

Elliott Statebound
Taylor Elliott of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben controls Christian Lamon of Sparta in his second-round match at 113 pounds. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Elliott earns 

fourth trip to State Meet

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Elliott took first place at 113 pounds at the Division 2 Sectional Wrestling Meet at Adams Friendship on Saturday to earn a trip to the State Wrestling Tournament in Madison, which runs from Feb. 27 through March 1.

Wed
19
Feb

River Restoration Projects

 

Pool 9 and Pool 10 habitat restoration

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The following are some brief updates regarding various habitat restoration projects in the Prairie du Chien area in Pool 9 and Pool 10.

 

Mon
17
Feb

Antoine takes bronze

Antoine gets bronze
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine pumps his fist following his medal-winning run Saturday.
Antoine, bronze
Some of the many fans of Matt Antoine cheer while watching one of Matt’s runs during an Olympic celebration in support of Matt held by Jim’s Bar of Prairie du Chien Friday and Saturday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Antoine brings home bronze medal

On Saturday morning, with many of his hometown fans watching and cheering him on, Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine won the bronze medal in the men’s skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Matt laid down two flawless runs at the Sanki Sliding Center on Saturday to secure the bronze. Antoine was in fourth after Friday’s first two heats, but moved 0.32 seconds ahead of Tomass Dukurs in the final run to claim a podium position.

Wed
12
Feb

Man cited in accident

On Friday, Feb. 7, at approximately 12:06 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle accident on County E near Oak Grove Ridge Road in the township of Seneca.

When deputies arrived on scene, the operator of a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan had already left the scene of the accident. The driver had a third party contact law enforcement about the accident. The driver was found to be Sean P. Boland, 39, Gays Mills. Jennifer A. Boland, 40, Gays Mills, was also a passenger in the vehicle during the accident.

Boland was eastbound on County E when he lost control of the vehicle. After cresting a hill the vehicle began to fishtail, going into both lanes of traffic. The vehicle then left the north side of the roadway and went airborne over a culvert for approximately 15 feet before striking a tree and stopping. The vehicle sustained severe damage and no injuries were claimed in the accident.

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