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Wed
09
Sep

PdC student is COVID-19 positive, but has not been to school this year

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
09
Sep

Francis R. Balk

Francis R. Balk, 91, of Belvidere, Ill., formerly of Prairie du Chien, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at Northwood Care Center in Belvidere. 

Fri
04
Sep

Mildred Slater

Mildred Slater, 100, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born July 24, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Stephen and Julia (Nasco) Pazicky. She married Daniel Slater, who later preceded her in death in 1997. 

Fri
04
Sep

Ronald E. Hees Jr.

Ronald E. Hees Jr., 54, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at his residence. 

Fri
04
Sep

Rita M. Graham

Rita M. Graham, 71, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Lancaster Health Services in Lancaster. 

Wed
02
Sep

Ferryville finishes playground project


Clara McCracken climbs up to get to the slide on Ferryville’s new playground. (Photos by Correne Martin)

The Ferryville Vision and Promotion Board spearheaded the fundraising, organizing and installation of this new playground at the community’s Sugar Creek Park. FV&PB members pictured (clockwise, from front) on the spinner are Marsha Stross, Sherry Quamme, Don Yaeger, Larry Quamme, Joanne White and Theresa Yaeger.

Charlie and Cameron McCracken, sons of Jeremy and Tammy McCracken, of Ferryville, were among the first children to swing on the new equipment last week. They were thrilled at the chance to try it out.

The new playground features plenty of climbing, hanging and sliding opportunities for little ones ready to wiggle out their energy.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
02
Sep

Fun and safe parks and recreation programs planned in Prairie

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
02
Sep

Fire takes buildings, one life in Lynxville

A trailer fire along Highway 35 and Spring Street in Lynxville just after 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, spread to the nearby buildings, owned by Talbert McLain, that have housed businesses such as the old Lynxville Bar and most recently Possum Tail thrift store. The fire was reported by a neighbor and described as fully engulfed. 

Wed
02
Sep

New pier at boat landing


Now that the river stage has been hovering around 8.5 to 9 feet for awhile at the McGregor gauge, workers for Owens Excavating and Trenching of Hazel Green have been busy putting in docks, a fishing pier, new sidewalks and a boat ramp at the Villa Louis Boat Landing on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. When completed, the landing will include an asphalt parking lot with 31 vehicle-trailer stalls and 13 vehicle stalls. The parking lot is in place but the stall markings have not been painted yet. Other improvements will include railroad crossing improvements, a proposed trail, a stormwater management area, proposed Americans with Disabilities Act parking, a fishing pier, floating docks near the existing boat ramps, a new asphalt driveway, and a new concrete boat ramp downstream from the existing boat ramps. The new boat ramp will be approximately 80 feet long. The total cost of the project is $481,360.77, including engineering and permitting. A Recreational Boating Facilities Grant provided $207,973. Boat launch fees totaled $207,973. Capital borrowing amounted to $41,890. Donations came to $23,524.77. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
Wed
02
Sep

Moment of levity on first day


Bluff View fifth grader Riley Rouse shares a laugh with Mrs. Udelhoven on the first day of school as Riley checks in Tuesday morning. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

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