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Wed
28
Sep

Firemen’s Shelter taking shape on St. Feriole Island


Construction of the Firemen’s Shelter was underway Thursday, Sept. 22. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Construction is continuing and the Firemen’s Shelter on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien is taking shape.

Wed
28
Sep

$5.5 million awarded for Stage 2 of McGregor Lake Project


Work on Stage 1 of the McGregor Lake Project has continued throughout the summer of 2022 and is expected to wrap up this fall. The bid for Stage 2 has been awarded and work is expected to be completed in 2025. The cost of the entire project (Stages 1 and 2) will be about $24 million. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Total project to cost $24M

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
20
Sep

Prairie School District considering School Resource Officer

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
13
Sep

A nice day for traditional driving at the Carriage Classic


Jannette Paulu of North Oaks, Minn. drives this carriage in the Sporting Day of Traditional Driving event at the 41st annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic on Friday, Sept. 9 on the Villa Louis grounds on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. The horse is a Clydesdale-Quarter. The vehicle is a Meadowbrook. There were 125 competitors competing in numerous events at the Carriage Classic. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Tue
13
Sep

Life on the river: Brothers find rewarding careers aboard towboats


Brothers David (left) and Aaron Hundt of McGregor have rewarding careers on the river—David as a pilot and Aaron as a towboat captain for Paducah, Ky., based Marquette Transportation. The company transports cargo by barge on the nation’s inland waterways. (Submitted photo)

Aaron Hundt enjoys life working on the Mighty Mississippi. (Photo submitted)

By Audrey Posten

 

Brothers David and Aaron Hundt grew up enjoying the Mississippi River.

Tue
13
Sep

MRI services now offered at Mayo Clinic in Prairie du Chien


This is the MRI exam table and machine that is inside the mobile MRI unit that will be coming to the Mayo Clinic in Prairie du Chien every Wednesday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
06
Sep

Electric Vehicle Association to host EV car show Oct. 1


Jeremiah Brockman and his son, Ryan, 8, are members of the National Electric Vehicle Association, for which Jeremiah is the Wisconsin president. They are standing in front of one of their EVs, a Tesla. An electric vehicle car show is planned for Oct. 1, at the Prairie Cinema parking lot, from noon to 4 p.m. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Tue
06
Sep

Fiber optic cable being installed in Crawford County


Vernon Communications was installing fiber optic cable Tuesday morning along Rounds Road near the intersection with Highway 27 just north of Seneca. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Charley Preusser

 

Thu
01
Sep

United Steaks and Spirits expects fall grand reopening


From Quality Beverages to United Steaks and Spirits, some facelifts have occurred inside the retail store, which will soon be opened up to include a butcher shop this fall, and in 2023, a meat locker behind the facility as well. (Photos by Correne Martin)

This spring, brothers Kevin and Mike Lenzendorf and their cousins Nikki and Cory Raisbeck purchased QB in Bridgeport from Gus and Gary Welter. In mid-May, they began renovating the liquor store and the other half of the building (formerly a flooring store) into a new full service butcher shop and retail store.

By Correne Martin, Courier Press

 

Thu
01
Sep

Villa Louis Carriage Classic Sept. 9-11


The annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic in Prairie du Chien brings elegance, a touch of class and something unique to southwest Wisconsin. (Courier Press file photo)

The 41st Villa Louis Carriage Classic is Sept. 9-11, on the grounds of the Wisconsin Historic Site in Prairie du Chien. Trucks and trailers will fill St. Feriole Island as over 100 competitors descend upon the grounds with their horses and carriages, hailing from 17 states.

 

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