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Wed
26
Oct

Villa Louis offers free admission for residents of 4 counties Sunday


Prairie du Chien Day at the Villa Louis is Sunday, Oct. 30. For a non-perishable food donation, residents of Crawford, Grant, Clayton and Allamakee Counties can tour the one-time Dousman family estate for free.

By Correne Martin

The Villa Louis and its staff at the Wisconsin historic site wish to thank all of its friends and neighbors during a special day of free admission for Crawford, Grant, Clayton and Allamakee County residents.  
Sunday, Oct. 30 will be Prairie du Chien Day at the Villa Louis, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is also an opportunity for local residents who haven’t visited the site since their “elementary school field trip” to become reaquainted with the notable Victorian mansion so many take for granted. It’s a chance to be reminded of the Dousman family history as well as that of the grand estate. The mansion has recently undergone a top-to-bottom documentary restoration that has returned the Dousman home to the splendor of its 1890s heyday, using British arts and crafts interior designs inspired by famed designer William Morris.

Wed
26
Oct

FEMA Meeting Nov. 2

 

Amount of FEMA 

funds to be determined at November 2 meeting

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
26
Oct

PdC School Budget

 

School District tax 

rate to stay the same

  By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
26
Oct

Bennett Versus Tranel

 

Election 2016: 

Assembly District 49

Jesse Bennett

 

Age: 42

Party: Democrat

Mon
24
Oct

Three injured in crash by Patch Grove

Three individuals were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Patch Grove Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

At 2:35 p.m., the sheriff’s department was notified of the crash at the intersection of Highways 18 and 35 near Patch Grove. The investigation shows a vehicle driven by Ronald Harding, 70, of Davenport, Iowa, was headed west on Highway 18 and attempted to make a U-turn when he crossed the inside westbound lane. As he attempted to make the lane deviation, he struck a westbound vehicle traveling on the inside lane, driven by Thomas Newberry, 68, of Fennimore. Harding and his passenger, Linda Harding, 67, were transported to the Crossing Rivers Health by Tri-State EMS. Newberry was transported to Crossing Rivers Health by West Grant EMS.

The crash remains under investigation. Assisting at the scene were the Patch Grove Fire Department, Bloomington Fire Department and B&M Towing.

Mon
24
Oct

Prairie du Chien sets trick or treat hours for 5-8 p.m. Monday

Downtown trick or treating is Saturday

By Correne Martin

Trick or treat hours in Prairie du Chien are from 5 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 31, as set by the Prairie du Chien Police Department. Sirens will blow at the beginning and end of the time period.

Residents are asked to leave a light on if they would like trick or treaters to stop at their houses.

Also, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., costumed children are invited to visit boo-tiful downtown Prairie du Chien businesses for trick or treating. This early opportunity to visit the downtown businesses has been a tradition in the past.

Police Chief Chad Abram provided a few safety tips for local kids planning to enjoy the evening around town.

•Parents or grandparents are recommended to go trick or treating with their kids.

•Wear reflective clothing or have some type of lighting that makes you visible to others.

Mon
24
Oct

PdC native to celebrate her music with hometown shows


Chellanie (Adams) Grunwald will be playing a hometown EP album release party on Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Blackhawk in Prairie du Chien, from 8 to 10 p.m. She is also playing a show on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., at Daddy’s Dew Drop Inn in Bagley. (Photo by Barbara Birnbaum Potter)

By Correne Martin

After 11 years in the Nashville music scene, Chellanie (Adams) Grunwald is finally releasing her very own country/blues extended play (EP) track and she will be showcasing her vocal talents at two performances this weekend in the Prairie du Chien area.

On Friday at 8 p.m., Chellanie will play at Daddy’s Dew Drop Inn in rural Bagley. On Saturday at 8 p.m., she will host an official hometown EP release party at The Blackhawk in downtown Prairie du Chien.

“I’m excited about these two shows. This new EP is very special to me,” she said. “I hope to see a lot of people out not only because it’s Halloween weekend but also because I think it will be a fun time with live original acoustic music.”

Mon
24
Oct

96th Wisconsin State Assembly Candidates

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, area voters will make choices on the national and state election level. One of those races is the 96th Wisconsin State Assembly representative. Candidates are incumbent Lee Nerison and challenger Alicia Leinberger. Editor Correne Martin met with both of them personally to ask them a number of questions. Their answers are below. More candidate Q&As are upcoming in the Courier Press.

Mon
24
Oct

County Gets FEMA Funding

 

Crawford County one of 10 to 

get FEMA funding for flood damage

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
24
Oct

Huser on to State


Amber Huser holds her fourth-place medal. (Photos by Kathleen Hein)

Amber Huser of Prairie du Chien runs at the Platteville Sectional Saturday. Huser finished fourth to qualify for the State Meet.

 

Huser to run at state

The Prairie du Chien Cross Country team had an amazing day on Saturday at the sectional meet in Platteville. Amber Huser finished fourth overall, earning one of the top five spots to qualify as an individual for the WIAA State Championship Cross Country Meet next Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.   

The first five girls all broke 20 minutes for the 5K to qualify in arguably the fastest sectional in the state.  

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