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Tue
23
Jan

Prairie du Chien native new System Director for SWLS

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
16
Jan

PdC school board answers budget questions, approves graduation requirements

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
16
Jan

Blackhawk Bridge January meeting updates progress


The Blackhawk Bridge project has progressed with Kraemer North America demonstrating means and methods. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

The Meehan Memorial Public Library in Lansing, IA, hosted the third “Let’s Talk Bridges” meeting with representatives from the Blackhawk Bridge replacement project on Jan. 11.

Tue
16
Jan

Central Kitchen celebrates first anniversary at Hoffman


(Top) Roby Fuller gave a tour of the Sharing Spaces Kitchen utilized by the Central Kitchen. (Bottom) Kirsten Martin has worked as the kitchen’s chef. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

“That’s more than enough for me,” Mayor David Hemmer said after he placed his silverware on his plate. A small piece of his cake still remained, but Hemmer waved his hand.

Tue
16
Jan

Winter weather brings wind, wet snow


After a mild start to the winter season, Prairie du Chien, along with most of Southwest Wisconsin, was bludgeoned by cold temperatures, wind and snow in three different rounds of inclement weather on the week on Jan. 10. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

Reported snowfall for the weeks surpassed 25 inches in Prairie du Chien, WI, according to the National Weather Service. (Genevieve Wilson/Submitted photo)

Predictions of an El Niño winter, with milder than normal temperatures, and a mild December with little snow may have lulled some people into a state of complacency.

And then came last week and this week.

Tue
09
Jan

Local school districts assess DPI scores, evaluate progress

Prairie, Wauzeka and River Ridge respond to state-issued report cards

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
09
Jan

Bloomington board reviews ordinances, approves traffic code amendment

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
09
Jan

Fire safety, maintenance pertinent for heating equipment during cold months


A chicken coop at a residence in Prairie du Chien caught fire next to the garage. The Fire Department responded to put out the flames. The fire caused approximately $2,000 in damage before it was neutralized. (Submitted photo)

Even in cold temperatures, heat lamps and other heating devices can cause fires through the degradation of wood and paper products or in surrounding materials. Heating devices have become more prevalent in the Prairie du Chien community. (Submitted photos)

The post-holiday winter is prime time for home, structure fires

Tue
02
Jan

Bridgeport board decides on Sanitation Position

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
02
Jan

Local Wisconsinite finds success in magazine industry

Graduate from River Ridge has won accolades and continues to forge new directions as a leader

 

By Steve Van Kooten

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