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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.

 

Wed
31
Aug

Driftless Development gets Diverse Business Assistance grant


WEDC CEO Missy Hughes speaks at the grant announcement ceremony in front of the Crawford County Administrative Building Monday morning. “This $65,000 grant to Driftless Development will spark an incubator program and will have a long lasting impact,” said Hughes. “There are incredible opportunities in Prairie du Chien and Crawford County.” (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

A more than $65,000 Diverse Business Assistance grant is launching an effort to create a business incubator to help build and grow more diverse businesses in Crawford County, Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes announced Monday morning in front of the Crawford County Administrative Offices Building.

Wed
31
Aug

Seneca grad is rocket scientist working on Artemis I project


Wyatt Fisher stands with the Artemis I rocket in the background. (Photo submitted)

This view shows how high the Artemis I rocket is, 322 feet. (Photo submitted)

Jennifer Fisher talks to her class about the Artemis I Project on the first day of school at Seneca Monday morning. The Artemis rocket is on the screen. Jennifer teaches middle school science and STEM and is teaching a unit about the Artemis mission. The launch was scrubbed Monday morning. The new day is Friday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

A Seneca High School graduate is truly a rocket scientist. Wyatt Fisher works for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is currently working on the ongoing Artemis I rocket project. 

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