Complaints of vermin, such as rats and skunks, at Blackhawk Junction mall due to the remaining debris from the April 13 Slumberland fire are being addressed by the Crawford County Public Health Department and other local authorities. The vermin have yet to be substantiated but are said to be nesting in the fire debris. The mall’s owner, Thomas Gialamas, said he is seeking exterminators and a definite start date for cleanup. (Photo by Correne Martin)
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By Correne Martin Complaints of a vermin problem at the Blackhawk Junction mall in Prairie du Chien prompted the Crawford County Public Health office to send a letter of concern to Thomas Gialamas, the owner of the mall, earlier this month. The letter, dated Sept. 5, inquired about the... + continue reading

The Harvest of the Month program features one product each month in the locally-owned grocery stores in Crawford County. For September, tomatoes are featured on fliers and recipes handed out at the stores, as well as samples if the store so chooses.
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By Correne Martin   It can be fun to try new things, particularly if they are healthy for you. And if your child is excited about it, even better. Starting this Friday evening, Sept. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., all the locally-owned grocery stores in Crawford County will host a Harvest of... + continue reading

Dave Brown, founder of Brown's Ford in Guttenberg, is shown with a 1947 Studebaker. Dave invites everyone to help Brown's celebrate their 50-year anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 20, with a car cruise and show. (Photo submitted)
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Brown's Sales and Leasing in Guttenberg and Elkader, and Victory Ford in Dyersville, are coming together to celebrate with the Brown family as they observe the opening 50 years ago of Brown's Ford in Guttenberg. “As part of a year-long celebration we are sponsoring a car show and... + continue reading

Live music by John Stravers, navigation information, and river stories will accompany passengers aboard The Maiden Voyage on Sunday. Last year, Captain Robert Vavra led three tours that headed south from Guttenberg on his pontoon. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
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By Molly Moser Following the condemnation of his old boat in April, Maiden Voyage owner and captain Robert Vavra experienced an outcry from people in the area who didn't want his tours to end. He spent five months preparing a new vessel for river travel, and later this week passengers will... + continue reading

Jason and Nika Tipsword, new members of Umbrella Arts, are leading the charge toward theater in Guttenberg. “I’m super excited about it, because it’s something I’m passionate about and Jason and I have a lot of experience in it," Nika says. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
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By Molly Moser A theatrical couple recently relocated from Iowa City to Guttenberg, and the pair immediately began stirring up drama. Avonique (Niehaus) Tipsword grew up in Guttenberg, graduating from CRHS in 2004. She and husband Jason Tipsword, originally from the Iowa City area, were back in... + continue reading

Complaints of vermin, such as rats and skunks, at Blackhawk Junction mall due to the remaining debris from the April 13 Slumberland fire are being addressed by the Crawford County Public Health Department and other local authorities. The vermin have yet to be substantiated but are said to be nesting in the fire debris. The mall’s owner, Thomas Gialamas, said he is seeking exterminators and a definite start date for cleanup. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The Harvest of the Month program features one product each month in the locally-owned grocery stores in Crawford County. For September, tomatoes are featured on fliers and recipes handed out at the stores, as well as samples if the store so chooses.

Dave Brown, founder of Brown's Ford in Guttenberg, is shown with a 1947 Studebaker. Dave invites everyone to help Brown's celebrate their 50-year anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 20, with a car cruise and show. (Photo submitted)

Live music by John Stravers, navigation information, and river stories will accompany passengers aboard The Maiden Voyage on Sunday. Last year, Captain Robert Vavra led three tours that headed south from Guttenberg on his pontoon. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Jason and Nika Tipsword, new members of Umbrella Arts, are leading the charge toward theater in Guttenberg. “I’m super excited about it, because it’s something I’m passionate about and Jason and I have a lot of experience in it," Nika says. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

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