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Wed
15
Apr

Wisconsin voters approve victim rights

Wisconsin voters, in a historic election that saw more than a million people cast ballots despite the COVID-19 pandemic, overwhelmingly approved Marsy’s Law, ensuring that equal rights for crime victims are enumerated in the state constitution.

Wed
15
Apr

Write-in fills open PdC city council seat

One open seat representing the fifth ward for the Prairie du Chien City Council was filled in this election by write-in votes. 

Misty Rogers received three write-ins, or the most from the ward, and has accepted the position. She will be sworn in at the regular council meeting next Tuesday, April 21.

Wed
15
Apr

Hwy. 35 construction to begin in Vernon

Construction is expected to begin Monday, April 20 on State Highway 35 between Genoa and Stoddard. 

The $14.2 million project will resurface Highway 35, replace four bridge structures, and reconstruct the highway within the village limits of Stoddard. H. James & Sons of Fennimore is the prime contractor.

Wed
15
Apr

Gilberts and Rogers elected to PdC School Board

Incumbent Nick Gilberts, and former board member Duane Rogers were elected to the Prairie du Chien School Board in the April 7 election.

Gilberts, Rogers and newcomer Kristin Davis ran for two seats on the board. The top two vote getters were elected.

Wed
15
Apr

County voters follow suit in state races

Democratic-endorsed candidate Jill Karofsky, running for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, pulled off an upset over Scott Walker appointee Dan Kelly, bringing progressives one seat away from the majority on that court.

Wed
15
Apr

W-S referendum passes, newcomer slides past school board incumbent

The Wauzeka-Steuben School District referendum was approved overwhelmingly by voters, 394-174.

Wed
15
Apr

Villa Louis carriage house/old museum collapses, space still to be interpreted


The one-time carriage house and stable buillt for the H. Louis Dousman family—more recently known as the Old Prairie du Chien Museum—collapsed last month on the Villa Louis grounds. (Submitted photo)

The part that collapsed was on the north side of the building.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
15
Apr

Banasik resigns as coach, has over 400 wins


Andy Banasik

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
15
Apr

Prairie du Chien School Board holds semi virtual meeting

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
15
Apr

Police officers, food pantry, Second Harvest deliver food to Rivercrest Village Apartments


Prairie du Chien Police Chief Kyle Teynor (left), along with several on duty and off duty police officers and Rivercrest Apartment personnel, unload boxes of food from a semi and get ready to deliver them to the front doors of the apartment residents Monday morning. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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