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Thu
23
Jul

Wauzeka-Steuben District Administrator resigns

The Wauzeka-Steuben School Board accepted the resignation of district administrator Michael S. Garrow at its regular meeting Monday night.

Garrow had been district administrator at Wauzeka-Steuben for the past two years.

Garrow will become the new district administrator for the Fall River School District in Fall River.

Thu
23
Jul

FEH Associates hired to work possible PdC referendum

FEH Associates Inc. from Dubuque, Iowa, has been selected by the Prairie du Chien Area School Board to lead an extensive study and community process to gather information on possible referendum ideas for both operating and building needs. This process will include community research and surveying. In addition, they will facilitate individual and group meetings that will lead to a community task force. FEH has developed and refined a Charrette process which is a public workshop to work directly with stakeholders on idea development.

FEH is a firm that is more than 100 years old and specializes in working with school districts. They have worked with more than 500 school districts across a nine-state area in the last 30 years. The school board will meet later this month with FEH on contractual details, scope of work, and the timeline.

Thu
23
Jul

Special meeting of River Ridge School District July 29

The annual meeting of the River Ridge School District will be held on July 29 at the high school at 8 p.m.

One or more taxes may be voted on at the meeting, including:

A. Tax for sites, buildings and maintenance

B. School Debt Service Fund

C. School Capital Expansion Fund.

The School Capital Expansion Fund projects include: Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems improvements and enhancements for buildings and sites; buildings and sites renovation, restoration and expansion/addition; buildings and sites structural improvements and enhancements necessary to comply with government regulations and violation notices; secure entrances and other structural security support modalities for buildings and sites; portable-type buildings for sites for the specific purposes of academic and other instruction, office space, and/or support for co-curricular and extracurricular activities and events to include athletics.

Wed
22
Jul

Wyalusing Academy donated to RVI


This is the front of the historic main building on the former Wyalusing Academy grounds.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare Corp., headquartered in West Allis, Wis., has donated the Wyalusing Academy buildings and grounds to River to Valley Initiatives (RVI) of Prairie du Chien. 

Mon
20
Jul

Blake's Prairie Fair


Rachel Schauer of Fennimore is in hog heaven as “Spots” gets friendly after being sprayed with water on a muggy Friday afternoon at the Blake’s Prairie Junior Fair in Bloomington. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brandon Gutknecht of Lancaster puts the finishing touches on his farm diorama.

Shawna Linneman of Fennimore lets “Remi” the goat nibble on box elder leaves.
Mon
20
Jul

River Ridge facilities project

 

River Ridge School 

Board moves forward 

with mandated upgrades

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
15
Jul

Voyage for Vets


Casey and Carson Barfels take off from the McGregor Boat Landing Sunday morning.

 

Father-son canoe voyage 

raising money for disabled veterans

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A 43-year-old Appleton, Wis. man and his 12-year-old son are in the midst of an approximate 995-mile adventure on the Mississippi, Wisconsin and Fox rivers. 

Mon
13
Jul

The colors were permanently retired July 8

Flag Retirement Picture 1
From left to right, are Charlie Paulus, John Horkheimer, Terry Reukauf, Zippy Reuter, Phil Kirschbaum, Vernon Graney, Mike Weber and Ron Fritz. (Photos by Addison Mumm)
Flag Retirement Picture 2
John Horkheimer disposes a tattered flag.
Flag Retirement Picture 3
The men saluted the flags among all the smoke as the ceremony came to its closing.

Unserviceable, distressed and faded flags were retired July 8 by the Bloomington American Legion Abraham Wetmore Post 148. The flag is a symbol of what Americans live and die by. This ceremony properly disposed of improper flags. Tattered, torn or too worn flags are not to be flown, as they are a sign of disrespect. To dispose of flags, take it to the local legion post and they can take care of it. In conclusion of the ceremony, the men saluted the flags among all the smoke. They honored the men and women who died protecting the American Flag and all it stands for.

Mon
13
Jul

The re-enactment lives

By Addison Mumm

Although a re-enactment was not on the agenda for 2015 last year, the Villa Louis is proud to announce the re-enactment of the War of 1812 will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, on the Dousman’s grounds.

During the War of 1812, Prairie du Chien was involved in a battle, specifically July 17, 1814. This battle was the only battle that took place in Wisconsin during the War of 1812.

“People can see Wisconsin’s only War of 1812 battlefield and visit a historic encampment and battle re-enactment, on the west lawn of the Villa Louis estate located in beautiful Prairie du Chien, on the banks of the Mississippi River,” said M. Susan Witters, Villa Louis Office and Museum Store Manager.

Prairie du Chien prides itself on its history; this event celebrates what has happened and how it has shaped the town, state and country today.

Mon
13
Jul

Planted Tree hosts artist reception


The Planted Tree in Downtown Prairie du Chien held its third annual artists’ reception on Thursday, July 9. The reception is an opportunity for the artists and the public to mix and mingle. Above, Sallee Muehlbauer (center) examines some artwork with potter Jane Carlson (right) and Ronna DuCharme.

Live music was provided by Mandy LaBarge. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)

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