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Wed
14
Jun

The Opportunity Center: A place with purpose


Cory Mezera, CNA at Unity Day Center, poses with Jasmine on the patio of Unity. Jasmine enjoys being outside and going on walks. (Melissa R. Collum/Courier Press)

Jeanine is one of the clients who work in the manufacturing center. She sorts and counts metal scrubbers and places them in boxes. (Melissa R. Collum/ Courier Press)

The folks at Unity Day Center enjoy a playing a game as a group. (Melissa R. Collum/ Courier Press)

By Melissa R. Collum

Wed
14
Jun

350th Expedition sticker design winners


Arya Rabbitt (left) and Alexus Stanek, 4th graders at Bluff View Intermediate School are a couple of the winners in the 350th sticker design contest. (Contributed photo)

Main Street Prairie du Chien’s program manager, Tammie Katzung and Driftless Development, INC’s Executive Director, Carol Roth, announced the winners of the 350th sticker design contest on Monday, June 5, at Bluff View Intermediate School. Six winners were each awarded $50 and 20 stickers or 10 magnets of their designs.
Congratulations to: Alexus Stanek (4th grader), Arya Rabbitt (4th grader), Renae Irvin, Kim Corpian, Natalie Campbell (her art was made into a magnet), and Scott Boylen (his art was made into a magnet).
The Prairie du Chien and 350th Anniversary stickers and magnets are available for purchase at the Prairie du Chien Main Street office, located at 700 East Blackhawk Avenue, Suite 28. They will also be for sale the weekend of the Prairie du Chien 350th Anniversary, June 16-18 at the welcome tents and 350th Swag Shops.

Wed
07
Jun

Check Out Wisconsin Parks At Your Library


A scenic view on a summer's day from the Wyalusing Park overlook. (Courier Press file photo)

By Joe Hart 

 

Wed
07
Jun

DNR warns of turtle road crossings during nesting season


Daniel Kruk, found a young painted turtle when the students from Praire du Chien High School were helping to clean up St. Feriole Island after the flooding. (Natalie White photo)

By Melissa R. Collum 

 

Wed
07
Jun

Van Orden assesses state of Third Congressional District locks and dams


Rep. Derrick Van Orden walks across the gates of Lock No.9 with Brain Sipos, Lock Master at Lock and Dam No. 9 on his way to learn about the current state of the structure. (Melissa R. Collum/Courier Press)

Ice tore the fin off one of the rolling gates on Lock and Dam No. 9. If not repaired water and debris can enter the unprotected area and cause damage to the system. (Melissa R. Collum/ Courier Press)

By Melissa R. Collum 

 

Tue
30
May

Koenig and Eastman named Prairie du Chien Valedictorian and Salutatorian


Rhett Koenig has been named Prairie du Chien High School Valedictorian.

Josephine “Josie” Eastman has been named the Salutatorian for Prairie du Chien high school.

By Melissa R. Collum

Tue
30
May

350th Celebration of the Marquette and Jolliet expedition has something for everyone

By Melissa R. Collum

Tue
30
May

PdC ‘Concerts on the River’ start June 8

By Melissa R. Collum

Wed
24
May

Celebrating Transitions Program volunteers


Students from the Opportunity Center Transitions Program who volunteered at the ADRC meal site at Hoffman Hall were honored with a cake. Pictured are (l-r) Alex Bartels - Wauzeka-Steuben, (10th grade), Riley Stuekie - PdC - (11th), Ashley Pavlovec -PdC, (9th), Dylan Day - PdC (12th), Deborah Lees, Hoffman Hall Site Director, Malikai Ray - PdC (12th); back row Victoria Storms - Wauzeka-Steuben - (12th)

The Prairie du Chien Transition Program students pose with their teachers, Dawn Iverson (l) and Kristy Knobke in their classroom at the Opportunity Center. ( Melissa R. Collum/ Courier Press)

By Melissa R. Collum

Wed
24
May

Crawford County Dairy Breakfast June 3


Join the Alan & Kathy Flansburgh family as they host the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast on June 3.

The Crawford County Dairy Breakfast sponsored by the Dairy Promotion and Dairy Breakfast committee in cooperation with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Green Valley Farm 58153 US Highway 60, Prairie du Chien, hosted by the Alan & Kathy Flansburgh family.
Serving will be from 6:00am until 10:00 am. Cost is $3.00 per person with 5 & under free. Menu includes pancakes, syrup, and  butter, sausage links, Organic Valley cottage cheese, sliced cheeses, Westby Creamery cheese curds, applesauce, milk & coffee along with Culver’s custard and Vesperman Farms ice cream sponsored by Southwest Tech.

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