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Thu
27
Jun

Dairy Day Parade a hot spot for kids

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mt hope parade
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milk truck
parade goers
The Mt. Hope Dairy Day Parade is one of the most popular parades in the, as it boasts a lot of candy for the kids and many parade entries. 2013 was the 41st annual celebration of the community's biggest event, organized by the Mt. Hope Cardinal 4-H Club.
Thu
27
Jun

Public health offers safety tips for dealing with flood damage

The damage from the late June flash floods has encompassed a very large area and Crawford County Public Health Director Gloria Wall has offered some safety tips to remember when dealing with the damage.

• Do not go into flooded areas without appropriate protective equipment. There are many unknown contaminants including bacteria, chemicals and sharp objects which may cause difficult to treat rashes, wounds and infections. This includes boots, rubber gloves and waterproof protective clothing is necessary. Wear masks or respirators where needed.

Wed
26
Jun

City, police union in Prairie du Chien consent to contract through 2016

By Correne Martin

Wed
26
Jun

Major highways remain impassable after flooding

Highway 60/61 mudslide
This landslide on Highway 60/61, near the Boscobel bridge, in Crawford County, was reported to be 25 feet high and 200 yards long. The highway is expected to be closed to traffic for weeks as crews work to clean up the mud, trees and debris, and determine how to stabilize the hillside. Visit pdccourier.com and Facebook for more storm photos. (Submitted by Todd Myers)
highways closed

By Correne Martin

Heavy rains continue to drown the landscape and add more insult to injury, as the late June storm damage to public infrastructure as well as private property in Crawford County is now estimated to be in the millions of dollars.
As of press time, Gov. Scott Walker was expected to tour local storm damage Wednesday afternoon.

“It’s in the $4 million range for public roads and bridges,” Crawford County Emergency Management Director Roger Martin said, “and estimates are just shy of $340,000 in personal property damage, and that number is continuing to rise.”

Wed
26
Jun

Mission trip helps Hattiesburg residents rebuild after tornado

Mission trip group
Before leaving for their trip, the girls gathered with Father Weighner for some last minute details. From left Bridget Achenbach, Claire Stoeffler, Courtney Pattison, Mariah Schwager and Father Weighner. (Photos submitted)
Mariah Schwager
Mariah Schwager operates a table saw in order to help build door frames and repair houses in Hattiesburg, Miss.

By Caitlin Bittner

Tue
25
Jun

Crawford County Fair books available

The 2013 Crawford County Fair books are now available. The book includes all the information you need in order to enter projects, view judging, take advantage of carnival specials or enter one of the many great contests!

Anyone can enter projects in the Crawford County Fair. Youth in kindergarten through age 19 who are involved in any Crawford County youth organization, whether it is 4-H, FFA, Scouts, summer recreation, church group, etc., are invited to enter in the junior division. The open division is also open to anyone who would like to enter. Entry fees are low and the opportunities are nearly unlimited There are over 15 categories of projects, ranging from beef cattle to cultural arts, computers to photography and antiques to communications!

Continuing this year at the fair, will be the special needs division for residents with special needs and abilities. Each participant is invited to bring five entries of any kind and every entry will receive a ribbon.

Tue
25
Jun

Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 23-29

Every year, lightning kills more than 50 Americans and injures hundreds of others leaving them with lifelong pain and in some cases permanent neurological disabilities. In Wisconsin, 25 people have been killed and 208 injured as a result of lightning since 1982. You can protect yourself and your family by knowing these simple lightning safety facts and tips:
• Don’t be fooled by blue skies. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to pose an immediate threat. Don’t wait, seek shelter immediately. Remember: When Thunder Roars…Go Indoors!
• A fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing offers the best protection. Sheds, picnic shelters and covered porches DO NOT protect you from lightning.
• If a building is not available get into a hard-topped metal vehicle and close all the windows.
• Stay inside a safe building or vehicle for at least 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.

Tue
25
Jun

Sewing project protects the first bed for newborns


The bassinets in the nursery at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital have new colorful covers thanks to the expert and creative sewing skills of Diane Koth, Zita Balk and Monica Shedivy. The three friends are also co-workers at PdC Memorial. They are pictured with the new colorful covers they made and donated to the OB Department. From left: Diane Koth; Mandy Pettit, RN; Nursing Services; Zita Balk; Monica Shedivy and Chris Schroeder, RN, OB Clinical Coordinator. (Photo submitted)
Tue
25
Jun

City of Prairie du Chien starts reconstruction project on Overview Court, Glenn Street

Beginning Monday, July 15, the city of Prairie du Chien Public Works Department will begin the reconstruction of Overview Court and Glenn Street.

This project includes replacement of sanitary sewer, water main, sanitary laterals, water services, storm water drainage improvements, reconstruction of the road, curb and gutter and sidewalk replacement/extensions.

Gerke Excavating, of Tomah, is the primary contractor and Vierbicher Associates are the engineers for the project.

Residents will have limited access to streets and properties during the project. City staff will be on site throughout the project and updates will be provided for street closures, parking restrictions/locations and utility interruptions during the work.

As always, residents and visitors are encouraged to be aware of construction zones and to proceed with caution when passing through these areas.

Tue
25
Jun

State Highway 133 construction began Monday

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 24 on Highway 133 between U.S. 18 and the Woodman village limits in Grant County. The road will remain open to traffic during construction but will be restricted to one lane with flaggers while work is being performed. The resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed in October.

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