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Wed
19
Oct

Crawford County draws leaf lookers from near and far


Leaf lookers and photographers had plenty of nice views last week in Crawford County with the fall colors nearing their peak. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

With strong, low angled lighting from a setting sun, the colors just popped on Oct. 19.

Contrasts of green and red always look good.

This Green Bay Packers’ fan has a bright outlook.

One almost expects a deer to pop up in this scene as dusk approaches.
Tue
18
Oct

Chamber highlights manufacturing jobs


The Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Manufacturing members are hosting the ‘Heavy Metal’ bus tour’ for 7th and 8th graders. (Contributed graphic)

By Melissa R. Collum 

 

Tue
18
Oct

Why is it important to vote?

By Melissa R. Collum

 

Tue
18
Oct

Student loan relief applications open

On Monday Oct. 17, President Biden announced the application for his student loan relief program is officially live.

Wed
12
Oct

Halls of Terror Opening October 14

by Melissa R. Collum 

Wed
12
Oct

Fire Prevention Week October 9-15


The 2022 Prairie du Chien Fire Fighters are front row (left-right): F.F. Alejandro Munoz, F.F. Darci Bachman, L.T. Jaaren Riebe, L.T. Tim Deluhery Jr., Capt. Derrick Eastman, F.F. Mathew Heisz. Back Row (left-right): F.F. Phil Becwar, F.F. Dan Hackett, F.F. Bruce Remz, F.F. Bob Saddler, A.C. Steve Rickleff, Fire Chief Tad Beutin, D.C. Tim Deluhery Sr., F.F. Arnie Mezera, F.F. Joe Johnson, F.F. Ed Steger. Not Pictured: F.F Mike Anthony, F.F. Nick Gillitzer, F.F. Dan Gillitzer, F.F. Krystalia Phillips, F.F. Melissa Folsom, L.T. Dustin Folsom, F.F. Micheal Steiner, F.F. John Rickleff, F.F. Sheidon Black, F.F. Lee Arneson, F.F. Wayne Koecke, L.T. Ben Pintz, F.F. Mike Froehlich, F.F. Heath Smith. (Courier Press/Melissa R. Collum)

Fire fighters, in full fire protection gear, walk among first and second grade students giving high fives and handshakes to teach the students to not be afraid. Five Prairie du Chien fire fighters spent the day going to local schools to teach students about the main themes related to fire prevention and safety. Students learned about fire and carbon monoxide alarms, how to exit homes safely if there is a fire, and how to contact 911. Educators were given goodie bags for the students that contain information about all the themes taught and how to enter into both a written and poster contest. (Courier Press/Melissa R. Collum)

by Melissa R. Collum 

The Prairie du Chien Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)to celebrate the 100 anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, running from October 9-15, 2022. 

Wed
12
Oct

Over 50 years of Lutefisk Suppers Utica Lutheran Church-October 15

By Melissa R. Collum

For over 50 years the Utica Lutheran Church on State Highway 27 (between Fairview and Mt. Sterling) has been hosting a Lutefisk supper. Jerry Anderson, one of the event organizers, states “It is a wonderful  event, with the congregation, and friends of the congregation, coming together to have a great time preparing and serving the supper.”

Wed
12
Oct

Fisher Street Railroad Crossing to Remain Open

By Melissa R. Collum

 

Wed
12
Oct

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting


Mary Novey, President of the Friends of the Library, and Dan Moris, documentarian, pose in front of a scene from “Life on A River Town: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.”

By Melissa R. Collum

 

Wed
12
Oct

Colorful Prairie du Chien


Downtown Prairie du Chien was bursting at the seams on Saturday, and a large part of that was due to ‘leaf lookers’ who also wanted to enjoy what the downtown has to offer. It is heading toward prime time for leaf looking in Prairie du Chien and the surrounding area. Above, the entrance to St. Feriole Island was very inviting to walkers, bicyclists, and motorists on a bright, sunshiny day when it appeared as if someone had taken out a paint brush and emptied their palette of the most vivid colors. According to the Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report, last updated on Oct. 3, Prairie du Chien was at 50 percent, and the peak is predicted for the fourth week of October. Fall views can be enjoyed from the scenic overlooks in the area as well as many of the trails along the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Some area parks include La Riviere Park, Wyalusing State Park, Pikes Peak State Park, and Effigy Mounds National Monument. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

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