MFL MarMac teachers Jessica Peterson, Trish Solberg, Melissa Haberichter, Sara Wille and Lynn Jones gather at the school’s monthly staff book club. Now in its third year, the club has helped staff connect with students through reading. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times MFL MarMac staff members are forging new connections with one another, as well as their students, through participation in a monthly book club. Now in its third year, the club was the brainchild of the district’s teacher-librarian, Melissa Haberichter.... + continue reading
Monday, November 18, 2019
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There’s a lot more than stretching and stepping going on at a local fitness class. Several members are also involved in service project designed to brighten the holiday season for kids in need. The Fit and Flex group, which meets weekday mornings at the Elkader Fitness Center, has embraced... + continue reading

The kitchen and cafeteria - now known as the Commons - have been moved to the main floor. The former kitchen is now a fitness area. Pictured is Central superintendent Nick Trenkamp.
Monday, November 18, 2019
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The $6.8 million renovation project at Central Schools, Elkader, is complete. Central Superintendent Nick Trenkamp did a final walk-through with contractors last week noting some minor cosmetic work that needed to be addressed. The really “big stuff,” however—like the new... + continue reading

Cathryn Chancellor hangs ornaments created by area artists on one of several trees at the Carter House Museum.
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The calendar might say November 20th but inside the Carter House Museum, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The museum is being readied for the annual holiday open house Friday, November 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., and each room—plus the Annex—will reflect this year’s... + continue reading

The 20 solar panels at Prairie du Chien High School produce “green” electricity that saves the district $8,000-$10,000 per year. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
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  By Ted Pennekamp   The Wisconsin Legislature has been reviewing a bill that would once again allow school districts to exceed the revenue limit without a referendum for energy efficiency projects. Assembly Bill 553 would reverse a line-item veto in the 2017-2019 state budget in which... + continue reading

Prairie’s Mason Kramer fights for extra yardage after catching a pass along the sideline in first-half action Friday night in McFarland. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
Monday, November 18, 2019
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  By Zach Mara   The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks traveled to McFarland on Friday night to take on the Lake Country Lutheran Lightning in Level 4 of the 2019 WIAA Division 5 Playoffs. The game was a defensive battle early, but the Lightning (12-1) were able to capitalize on their... + continue reading

Dual threat Prairie du Chien quarterback Dylan Coleman is a dangerous runner as shown here against Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in the Level 3 contest Friday night. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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  By Ted Pennekamp   A big football game looms for Prairie du Chien Friday night as the Blackhawks, a number 2 seed, will square off against number 1-seeded Lake Country Lutheran in a neutral site game in McFarland. The stakes are high because the winner of the Division 5, Level 4... + continue reading

Bonnie and Charles Millham stopped by The Press office on a recent trip to Guttenberg. Millham has written an initial draft of his upcoming book, A River Boyhood and Its Academic Aftermath. He hopes to have the completed version of his book ready for publication in late November. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)
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By Caroline Rosacker Growing up in small town Iowa can have its advantages. Tight-knit communities offer support, a sense of security and foster a sense of pride for the individuals who live there.  Charles B. Millham, who spent his formative years in Guttenberg, has composed an initial... + continue reading

MFL MarMac teachers Jessica Peterson, Trish Solberg, Melissa Haberichter, Sara Wille and Lynn Jones gather at the school’s monthly staff book club. Now in its third year, the club has helped staff connect with students through reading. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The kitchen and cafeteria - now known as the Commons - have been moved to the main floor. The former kitchen is now a fitness area. Pictured is Central superintendent Nick Trenkamp.

Cathryn Chancellor hangs ornaments created by area artists on one of several trees at the Carter House Museum.

The 20 solar panels at Prairie du Chien High School produce “green” electricity that saves the district $8,000-$10,000 per year. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Mason Kramer fights for extra yardage after catching a pass along the sideline in first-half action Friday night in McFarland. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dual threat Prairie du Chien quarterback Dylan Coleman is a dangerous runner as shown here against Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in the Level 3 contest Friday night. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Bonnie and Charles Millham stopped by The Press office on a recent trip to Guttenberg. Millham has written an initial draft of his upcoming book, A River Boyhood and Its Academic Aftermath. He hopes to have the completed version of his book ready for publication in late November. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

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