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Wed
12
Feb

Chamber cancels 2020 fireworks, could resume show in 2021

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
12
Feb

CO.STARTERS training for new, existing entrepreneurs is coming to Prairie du Chien

The nationally-renowned CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training program is coming to Prairie du Chien. Ahead of the program’s launch, all new and existing entrepreneurs are invited to the Waterfront Hotel Backwater Bar, in downtown PdC, for an information session, Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Wed
12
Feb

Local police help bust suspected drug dealer

A suspected La Crosse drug dealer is in jail following a collaborative investigation involving the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) along with the La Crosse and Prairie du Chien Police Departments and Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
12
Feb

Highway Commissioner honored, has overseen countless projects


Retired Highway Commissioner Dennis Pelock recently was honored by the Wisconsin County Highway Association. Above are WCHA Executive Director Dan Fedderly, Dennis Pelock, WCHA President Jon Johnson and WCHA Conference Coordinator Gary Kennedy. (Photo submitted)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
12
Feb

Quilting Bee planned to help Grant County families in need

Members of the Oak Hill Climbers Homemakers group and the Grant County UW Extension have announced plans for their 18th Annual “Have A Heart Quilting Bee.” The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Youth and Ag Center in Lancaster at the Fairgrounds.

Mon
10
Feb

New way of voting begins in PdC for Spring Primary

The Prairie du Chien electorate will notice a new way of casting their ballot at the polls for the Spring Primary Election Tuesday, Feb. 18. The city has upgraded its 14-year-old equipment to state-of-the-art ImageCast Evolution (ICE) tabulators.

Mon
10
Feb

Wauzeka-Steuben School to hold referendum information meeting

The school district of Wauzeka-Steuben will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room. All residents and parents of the district are encouraged to come learn the facts about the referendum effort, and to ask questions they may have about the referendum.

 

Wed
05
Feb

70th Annual Ice Fisheree a huge success, participation up


The Harvey boys, Penn and Corbin of Prairie du Chien, enjoy a nice day of ice fishing on Gremore Lake Saturday as part of the 70th Ice Fisheree. Penn and Corbin are the sons of Chance and Heather Harvey. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Isaac Zurcher of Farmersburg happily holds up the 2.99-pound largemouth bass he hauled in Saturday morning during the annual Ice Fisheree.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Several factors combined to make the 70th Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree one of the best ever.

“It was crazy. It was really good. They had a good turnout for fishing,” said Paul DeVoss, the owner of the Crooked Oar Bar on County K where the fisheree was headquartered.

Wed
05
Feb

Banasik hired as new District Administrator

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School Principal Andy Banasik will become the new District Administrator for the Prairie du Chien Area School District.

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Prairie du Chien School Board hired Banasik to replace interim District Administrator Bryce Bird.

Tue
04
Feb

Bluff View production of Charlotte’s Web at Performing Arts Center Feb. 6


A group of Bluff View students were recently working on the set of Charlotte’s Web to be performed on Feb. 6 in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. In front is Evie Eastman. Seated are: Aliya Earle, Addie Torgerson, and Anya Bixenmann. Back row: Keelauna O’Neil, Amelia Graham, Erin Lenz and Hazi Farmer.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Bluff View Intermediate School will be performing Charlotte’s Web on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Prairie du Chien Performing Arts Center. The play is free and open to the general public.

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