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Wed
26
Jul

Parks and Rec Director ruminates on 15 years

Behind the wheel of a red truck, Mike Ulrich, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director for Prairie du Chien, gave the grand tour of Prairie’s outdoor locations. From Lawler Park through St. Feriole Island all the way to La Riviere Park, Ulrich added to each leg of the journey with stories and history that tracked his (and many others’) contributions to the community’s development.

Wed
26
Jul

Just a Drill: Lifeguards Test Emergency Readiness


Prairie du Chien police, EMS, and lifeguards work together poolside to practice a water rescue while swim team “actors” look on. (Contributed Photo)

By Breanna Teynor

 

Wed
26
Jul

Audit presented to PDC common council

Prairie du Chien’s Common Council met on Tuesday evening, July 18, to review the results of a city audit conducted for the year ending December 31, 2022. In 2021, the city’s federal expenditures were greater than $750,000, which triggered an additional compliance audit.

Wed
26
Jul

Shrek The Musical showcases young talent


Student Actors Bryson Forde (left) and Nora Udelhoven (Right) rehearse their roles as Shrek and Dragon ahead of Thursday’s shows. (Submitted Photo)

By Breanna Teynor 

 

Wed
26
Jul

Baldwin visits site for $5M center


Left to Right: Chief of Police Kyle Teynor, Mayor David Hemmer, City Administrator Chad Abrams, US Senator Tammy Baldwin and City Planner Nate Gilberts were on hand to discuss plans for a public services building to house the police and fire department. Baldwin deemed public safety a priority for Wisconsin. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

United States Senator Tammy Baldwin arrived in Prairie du Chien on Monday, July 24, to acknowledge five million dollars secured in rural development funds to build a new Public Safety Center for the town’s emergency services.

Tue
11
Jul

Battle for Prairie du Chien comes alive at Villa Louis


Cal Peters’ depiction of the Battle for Prairie du Chien is on display at the Prairie du Chien City Hall. There are number murals by Peters displayed throughout Prairie du Chien. (Contributed photo)

By Melissa R. Collum

Mon
03
Jul

Charges filed in fatal crash

A 57-year-old Bloomington man faces 10 charges after a fatal head-on crash near Patch Grove June 25.

Mon
03
Jul

Prairie du Chien Boy Scouts help at Kickapoo Caverns Nature Preserve


Members of Prairie du Chien Boy Scouts Troop 320 helped with installation of a new interpretive display at the Kickapoo Caverns nature preserve near Wauzeka. The display provides visitors with educational information about bat ecology, karst geology, and the history of the cave. Shown from left to right are (back row) Scout Leader Mike Mara, Kevin Stout, and Alex McNerney, and (front row) Aaron Stout, and Nathan Stout. (Photo Courtesy of Mississippi Valley Conservancy)

WAUZEKA, WI – On a hot and sunny Saturday (6/3), members of Prairie du Chien Boy Scout Troop 320 volunteered a day of service to Mississippi Valley Conservancy as preparations were being made for educational tours of the Kickapoo Caverns nature preserve in July. The scouts were assisted by Troop Leader Mike Mara and several adult volunteers. The work entailed removal of shelving and fixtures from the former gift shop plus installation of new interpretive display panels that tell about the natural history of the cave and how it has touched the lives of native wildlife and human beings.

Mon
03
Jul

Collum leaving Courier for position in El Salvador


Melissa Collum pictured with two students from HIP Academy, Kenya. Collum started a program that collects used soccer balls to give away in the developing nations where she works.

By Melissa R. Collum

Mon
03
Jul

‘Helpful Information for First Responders’ form available

By Melissa R. Collum

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