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Wed
17
Feb

County Administration Building to reopen in March

By Gillian Pomplun

Crawford County Independent

 

Wed
17
Feb

Virtual Prairie du Chien Bald Eagle Appreciation Day


In recent weeks, there have been numerous bald eagles on St. Feriole Island and at other locations in and around Prairie du Chien. This eagle was in a tree in Lawler Park. Many viewing opportunities are available. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Normally a live event at various locations in Prairie du Chien, Bald Eagle Appreciation Days will be a virtual event this year on Feb. 27.

Virtual programming includes:

Wed
10
Feb

Steuben man arrested for impaired driving

On Feb. 3, at 7:35 p.m., a Crawford County deputy saw a 2007 Chrysler 300 driving south on State Highway 35 in the township of Freeman. 

Wed
10
Feb

1880s farm machinery passing through Mt. Hope en route to new museum home in Ohio


Sharon and Bob Wood, of Mt. Hope, are pretty proud of the 1880s reaper they acquired through an online auction. They will be donating it to a Springfield, Ohio, museum this spring. (Photo by Correne Martin)

This CBQ wooden side delivery hay rake was also made in the 1880s and is believed to be one of the first five delivery rakes ever made. This piece of machinery is also slated to be transported to Ohio this spring.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
10
Feb

71st Ice Fisheree enjoyed by all


Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce Director Robert Moses stands next to grand prize winner Pat Lorenz outside of the Crooked Oar Bar.

John Austin caught the largest northern pike, tipping the scale at 15.25 pounds.

Many hearty, hard water anglers braved the frigid temperatures on Saturday, with quite a bit fewer on Sunday, to partake in the 71st Annual Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree.

Fisheree Results

Wed
10
Feb

PdC School Board approves new learning scenarios

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Feb

Sober house up and running in former Villa Succes building


The director of the sober house, Kari Sanding, stands in the kitchen.

The sober house has a nice living room for residents.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Feb

Public health giving vaccine as quickly as it is received


First responder Crisse Reynolds, a volunteer at the Jan. 27 COVID-19 vaccine clinic, shares follow-up recommendations with a freshly vaccinated Donald Peterson, of Gays Mills. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Registered Nurse Ben Harris, from Crossing Rivers Health, spent his day at the Armory vaccinating county residents at the clinic.

Michelle Breuer, public health nurse, was one of only two women carefully drawing up the Pfizer vaccine, alongside her colleague Cindy Riniker.

Brian Reynolds explains to one of the vaccine clinic participants Jan. 27, some of the side effects and reactions to watch out for after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lisa Kennicker, a Crawford County Public Health nurse, administers the COVID-19 shot to Donald Peterson, of Gays Mills.

Volunteer firefighter Harry Remz explains to a clinic participant some of the follow-up information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Cindy Riniker (right) and Michelle Breuer draw up syringes of the Pfizer vaccine.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
03
Feb

Mansion known as Villa Louis was constructed 150 years ago


This is the earliest image of the “new house” commissioned by H. Louis Dousman to be built for him and his family on the estate now known for the Villa Louis mansion.

Pictured is the Villa Louis’ first floor hall, as it was in the 1880s.

H. Louis Dousman

E. Townsend Mix

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
03
Feb

Livestreamed telethon raises nearly $30K


The 2021 alternate Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon was livestreamed online only, as the typical televised portion was canceled. This year’s efforts raised $28,625 toward heart disease and cancer research, and the donations are still coming in. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

 

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