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Jun

Terry L. Heilmann

Terry L. Heilmann, 68, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his residence following a brief illness. 

He was born Jan. 18, 1952, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Robert and Lenora (Skaife) Heilmann. 

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18
Jun

PdC Open Book sessions June 23

To maintain fair and equitable assessments, and to comply with state regulations, the city of Prairie du Chien has contracted with Accurate Appraisal to conduct a market revaluation for 2020. This process results in all assessments being brought to market value. 

Thu
18
Jun

River Bluff Daze in Ferryville canceled

The July 25 River Bluff Daze in Ferryville has been canceled due to the coronavirus, including the antique tractor pull, morning hike on Sugar Creek Bluff, kids games, and fireworks display. 

Thu
18
Jun

Man’s body recovered from river

The body of an 18-year-old Waterloo, Iowa, man was recovered  Monday, June 15, at 3:20 p.m., during a dragging operation on the Mississippi River north of Prairie du Chien. 

Thu
18
Jun

Blake’s Prairie Jr. Fair in Bloomington cancels 2020 festivities

For the last several months, the Blake’s Prairie Jr. Fair board has been monitoring the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in continuing to look forward and stay positive to plan and prepare for the fair. With concern for the safety and health of the community, the general public, vendors, service groups and all other participants, the board acted this week to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Blake’s Prairie Jr. Fair.

Thu
18
Jun

40th annual Carriage Classic postponed to 2021

Due to the global pandemic and restrictions on gatherings and festivals, the organizing committee of the Villa Louis Carriage Classic has decided to postpone its 40th Annual classic to Sept. 10-12, 2021. 

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18
Jun

Class of 2020 graduations happening soon locally

Local high school graduations ceremonies were postponed in May, amid fears of spreading the coronavirus. But schools have these pivotal events back on their calendars for late this month into July.

Leading the charge is Wauzeka-Steuben, which has scheduled its Class of 2020 recognition for Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m., on the high school football field. 

Thu
18
Jun

276 COVID-19 tests administered, 1 positive at community event


A member of the Wisconsin National Guard 641st Troop Command Battalion, of Madison, administers a nasal swab test to one of 276 citizens who were tested for the coronavirus at the drive-through Community COVID-19 Testing Friday, June 12, in the Prairie du Chien High School north parking lot. Those giving the test were dressed in full personal protective equipment. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Vehicles line up in two drive-through lanes for the community COVID-19 testing conducted by the Wisconsin National Guard Friday in Prairie du Chien.

National Guard and public health officials question one individual about to be tested. A few personal questions were asked of each person in order for officials to be able to relay their results.

By Correne Martin

 

Thu
18
Jun

Should we or shouldn't we? Council toys with idea, decides not to allow blues fest on island


Todd Yeomans (right), president of the Prairie Dog Blues Society, speaks backstage with the father of singer Sarah Grace, from The Voice, at the 2019 Prairie Dog Blues Festival. The status of the 23rd annual event was stifled during Tuesday’s council meeting. (Courier Press file photo)

By Correne Martin

 

Sun
14
Jun

Crews searching for missing person in the Mississippi

Emergency crews are searching for a missing person near Gordon’s Bay boat landing near Lynxville Sunday.

According to the news release, emergency crews responded to a call at 3:15 a.m. about reports of a missing person near the Gordon’s Bay boat landing.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said a group of individuals were camping at a nearby island, when one person from the group attempted to swim from shore to the campsite.

Officials said individuals involved in the camping group called 911 and also attempted to locate the missing person.

Multiple police, fire, and emergency crews were called to the scene and are currently searching the area by land, water and air.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation, the report said.

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