Mary Antoine holds a copy of her new book “Legendary Locals of Prairie du Chien.” (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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  Local historian writes about those who impacted Prairie du Chien By Ted Pennekamp   The stories of numerous Prairie du Chien people, past and present, famous and not famous, are explored in a new book “Legendary Locals of Prairie du Chien” by local author Mary Elise... + continue reading

Pictured is the area where the desired direct access road from Highways 18/35 to the main entrance of the new hospital would begin. As it is now, those visiting the hospital would enter from the stoplights at Southtown Lane and drive past Nathan Plaza to access the facility. The hospital and city are hopeful that the Federal Aviation Administration will approve their request for the main access point to be directly off the highway. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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By Correne Martin Crossing Rivers Health’s new medical center on the south end of Prairie du Chien becomes closer to reality every day. CEO Bill Sexton said, last week, that the hospital is anticipated to open in the first part of June, though that depends on construction progress, state... + continue reading

The Opportunity Center, of Prairie du Chien, recently received the Outstanding Service Provider award from ContinuUs, a program that offers long-term care support through service provider network to adults with disabilities enrolled in Wisconsin’s Family Care program. The Opportunity Center is the first employment provider ever to win this award from ContinuUs’ 21-county region. Accepting the award from Angie Young (center), of ContinuUs, are (from left) Angie Engrav, Nicole Read, Karen Cooper and Pam Ritchie. (Submitted photo)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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By Correne Martin The Opportunity Center has been recognized with a quarterly Outstanding Service Provider award by ContinuUs, formerly Southwest Family Care Alliance, for the excellent quality of service it provides for adults with disabilities. Since 1965, the Opportunity Center has been... + continue reading

Aplington-Parkersburg principal and football coach Aaron Thomas, son of the late Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas, presented a free public program on March 18. Pictured with Thomas, from left, are eighth graders Audrey Helle, Emily Ertl, Abrianna Moore and Courtney Olson. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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By Molly Moser In the third grade, Aaron Thomas already knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a teacher and a coach. Coach Ed Thomas, Aaron’s father, became the national high school football coach of the year in 2005. He sent five players to the NFL, won two... + continue reading

Erin Tepper, a 2011 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School, stands at center between eight models who debuted her clothing designs during Omaha Fashion Week in March. Tepper is a senior apparel design student at ISU and has interned in New York City at The Row, Jill Stuart, and Tory Burch. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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By Molly Moser “Let me show you the fabric,” says Erin Tepper, a 2011 Clayton Ridge graduate who is about to finish school at Iowa State University with a degree in apparel design. She pulls a coppery brown garment from her bag. “The fabric is what started it all.” It... + continue reading
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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  By Pam Reinig Register Editor   Editor’s note: This is the second in a new “day in the life of” series. We launched the series in February with Representative Patti Ruff who shared a specific day with readers. Today, Representative Darrel Branhagen takes a broader... + continue reading
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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  By Pat McTaggart Freelance Writer   The day-to-day operation of Drew’s Sports Bar & Grille is definitely a family affair.  Owner Andrew “Drew” Armstrong, his wife, Kara, sister, Chelsea, and mother, Annie, all work at the popular bar and restaurant,... + continue reading

Erwin Ruff shows off some of the maple syrup created at Ruff’s Sugar Bush this spring. He and his family have made maple syrup on their farm outside McGregor for the past 50 years. (Photos by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Ruff’s Sugar Bush has made maple syrup for 50 years   By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor Spring is one of the sweetest times of the year for Erwin Ruff. Literally. For the past 50 years, he and his family have made maple syrup on their farm outside McGregor. It started as... + continue reading

Mary Antoine holds a copy of her new book “Legendary Locals of Prairie du Chien.” (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Pictured is the area where the desired direct access road from Highways 18/35 to the main entrance of the new hospital would begin. As it is now, those visiting the hospital would enter from the stoplights at Southtown Lane and drive past Nathan Plaza to access the facility. The hospital and city are hopeful that the Federal Aviation Administration will approve their request for the main access point to be directly off the highway. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The Opportunity Center, of Prairie du Chien, recently received the Outstanding Service Provider award from ContinuUs, a program that offers long-term care support through service provider network to adults with disabilities enrolled in Wisconsin’s Family Care program. The Opportunity Center is the first employment provider ever to win this award from ContinuUs’ 21-county region. Accepting the award from Angie Young (center), of ContinuUs, are (from left) Angie Engrav, Nicole Read, Karen Cooper and Pam Ritchie. (Submitted photo)

Aplington-Parkersburg principal and football coach Aaron Thomas, son of the late Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas, presented a free public program on March 18. Pictured with Thomas, from left, are eighth graders Audrey Helle, Emily Ertl, Abrianna Moore and Courtney Olson. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Erin Tepper, a 2011 graduate of Clayton Ridge High School, stands at center between eight models who debuted her clothing designs during Omaha Fashion Week in March. Tepper is a senior apparel design student at ISU and has interned in New York City at The Row, Jill Stuart, and Tory Burch. (Photo submitted)

Erwin Ruff shows off some of the maple syrup created at Ruff’s Sugar Bush this spring. He and his family have made maple syrup on their farm outside McGregor for the past 50 years. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

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