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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

Mon
03
Jul

Living Donor Protection Act of 2023


Sara Hicklin (left) received her kidney from a living donor in 2018 and Jeff Nelson, who received kidneys in 2012 and 2017, pose with Representative Derrick Van Orden, one of the 106 cosponsors of the bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act 2023. (Melissa R. Collum/Courier Press)

By Melissa R. Collum

Tue
27
Jun

Highway Committee honors employees


Crawford County Highway Commissioner Kyle Kozelka presents Roger Olson with a certificate of appreciation for five years with the department.

By Gillian Pomplun

Tue
27
Jun

Common Council codifies ordinances

By Melissa R. Collum

Tue
27
Jun

Villa Louis walkway reconstruction finds previously unknown structures


Although it may not look like much, this archway, discovered by the removal of tree roots, could be a part of the original Fort Crawford or the first house built on the Villa Louis site. (Melissa R. Collum/ Courier Press)

By Melissa R. Collum

Tue
20
Jun

Juneteenth: Guest Editorial

By Lee D. Van Landuyt,    Retired U.S. history     teacher

Tue
20
Jun

French Heritage Corridor Conference held in Prairie du Chien


Delegates from the Canada, France, and the United States gathered in Prairie du Chien on June 15-17 for the 3rd annual French Heritage Corridor Conference, an Initiative of French Heritage Society’s Chicago-Midwest Chapter. (Contributed photo)

By Melissa R. Collum

Wed
14
Jun

Riverfront history walk provides fascinating view into Prairie du Chien’s history


One service the forts built on St. Feriole Island served was to hold prisoners taken by the military force holding the fort. This pit is where soldiers and Native Americans taken prisoner were held. It is rumored to be the holding place of a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, who some say died in the pit. This incident is believed to have played a role in inciting the Ho-Chunk uprising of 1827.

By Gillian Pomplun

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