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Thu
13
May

Failed brakes to blame for truck crashing into Bloomington village hall

A truck coming down a hill toward Bloomington’s main street experienced failing brakes last week before it crashed into the village hall and library, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department said. 

Thu
13
May

Fix your bike at new station


Standing next to the new bike repair station at Lucky Park, near the main entrance to St. Feriole Island, are (from left) city parks and rec director Mike Ulrich and Rotary Club members Michael Higgins, Ben Achenbach and Noah White. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Thu
13
May

Theft spree involves motel, hardware store locally

A 27-year-old Minnesota man went on a burglary and theft spree late last week, from Richland Center to Prairie du Chien, before he, another suspect and the loot were apprehended in Clermont, Iowa, according to area authorities.

Thu
13
May

PdCHS 30th in the state, U.S. News & World Report says

Prairie du Chien High School has been named by U.S. News & World Report at the 30th Best High School in Wisconsin and the second best high school in southwest Wisconsin. 

The annual rankings are based on graduation rate, college readiness, Advanced Placement coursework and enrollment. 

Thu
13
May

River Ridge names 2021 valedictorian, salutatorian


Valedictorian Abigail Polodna and Salutatorian Sidney Drone

The River Ridge High School Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian are Abigail Polodna and Sidney Drone, respectively.

Abigail lives in Bagley and is the daughter of Cari and the late Stacy Polodna. She plans to attend UW-La Crosse in the fall but is undecided upon her area of study. 

Thu
13
May

Ronald 'Ron' Smethurst

Ronald J. “Ron” Smethurst, 67, of Onalaska, passed away from FTD/ALS on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in his home. 

Wed
12
May

James W. Harpin

James W. Harpin, 69, of Midwest City, Okla., died Saturday, March 27, 2021. 

Wed
12
May

Emerald 'Em' Faulkner Sr.

Emerald Faulkner Sr., “Em,” 76, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021. 

Wed
12
May

County Highway K project in town of Prairie du Chien


Construction of the County Highway K Project began on Monday in the town of Prairie du Chien. The project should be done soon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Pedestrian crossings to go near Winneshiek, Crooked Oar

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
12
May

Achenbach back as school board president

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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