Central Global Science students work on their worm bin, which will bring greater efficiency to the school’s current composting efforts.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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By Pam Reinig Register Editor   S ix Central students recently used an online fund-raising site to solicit donations for an unusual product. They wanted to buy worms—lots and lots of worms. The group needed five pounds or about 5,000 worms to add greater efficiency to the school... + continue reading
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By Pat McTaggart Freelance Writer   As Clayton County residents have learned in the past, winter ice storms and rural gravel roads don’t mix.   “Ice on gravel is really challenging to take care of,” Clayton County Engineer Rafe Koopman said. “We have... + continue reading

This photo, from 1864, shows the Ringling family during their time in McGregor. Pictured (front, left to right) are Otto, baby Charles, Gus; (back) Alf T., mother Marie Salome, father August and Al. The Ringlings lived in the community from 1860-1871. It was in 1871 that the brothers held their first “real” circus performance. (Photo courtesy of McGregor Historical Museum)
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Ringling Bros. Circus roots run deep in McGregor When word of the impending closure of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus broke Jan. 14, many in McGregor were saddened by the news. But what may be the end of the circus, to many in this small river community, is also a new... + continue reading
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As CWD positives grow, DNR plans special hunt to collect additional samples By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor In an effort to learn about and stem the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), the Iowa DNR will hold a special collection hunt in a targeted surveillance area near... + continue reading

With the annual relay coming in May 2017, the public is invited to a casual kick-off celebration at The Barn, Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. (Courier Press file photo)
Monday, January 23, 2017
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By Correne Martin The Great River Relay For Life is planning a new location and a new format for 2017. This year’s annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will take place at Hoffman Hall in Prairie du Chien on Friday, May 19, from 5 to 11 p.m. To kick off the fundraising... + continue reading

The Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon is here again. It will take place at Bluff View School Saturday, Jan. 28, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Participate in person or watch it on TV or online. Pictured, two of the co-hosts, Tom Nelson and Dan Moris, talk about the Tree of Hope, which recognizes people currently battling heart disease or cancer. (Photos by Randy Paske)
Monday, January 23, 2017
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By Correne Martin The 42nd annual Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon is Saturday, Jan. 28, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Bluff View School in Prairie du Chien. It will be broadcast live on local Mediacom channel 6 and online (link will be available on Facebook: Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon PDC... + continue reading

There were several accidents during the ice storm of Jan. 16, 17 and 18. This Crawford County tri-axle plow truck slid off of Newby Hollow Road on Jan. 16. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Pelock)
Monday, January 23, 2017
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  Crawford County winter road  maintenance has cost $823,000 By Ted Pennekamp   This winter has been a bit expensive so far for the Crawford County Highway Department. Highway Commissioner Dennis Pelock said the cost for snow and ice removal and the application of salt and sand... + continue reading
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By Ted Pennekamp   A former Prairie du Chien man was found guilty Friday in Crawford County Circuit Court of homicide by the intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and homicide by the use of a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration. The 10-man, two-woman jury deliberated about 75... + continue reading

Central Global Science students work on their worm bin, which will bring greater efficiency to the school’s current composting efforts.

This photo, from 1864, shows the Ringling family during their time in McGregor. Pictured (front, left to right) are Otto, baby Charles, Gus; (back) Alf T., mother Marie Salome, father August and Al. The Ringlings lived in the community from 1860-1871. It was in 1871 that the brothers held their first “real” circus performance. (Photo courtesy of McGregor Historical Museum)

With the annual relay coming in May 2017, the public is invited to a casual kick-off celebration at The Barn, Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. (Courier Press file photo)

The Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon is here again. It will take place at Bluff View School Saturday, Jan. 28, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Participate in person or watch it on TV or online. Pictured, two of the co-hosts, Tom Nelson and Dan Moris, talk about the Tree of Hope, which recognizes people currently battling heart disease or cancer. (Photos by Randy Paske)

There were several accidents during the ice storm of Jan. 16, 17 and 18. This Crawford County tri-axle plow truck slid off of Newby Hollow Road on Jan. 16. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Pelock)

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