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Wed
11
Nov

Couleecap and food pantry help during pandemic


Two months ago, the Prairie du Chien Food Pantry bought this colorful van to pick up donations and deliver food.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
11
Nov

Sounding Taps for heroes


Jerry Mays is part of a network of 4,000 Bugles Across America volunteers from around the country who play Taps at military funerals and other memorial and veterans ceremonies. (Photo by Joe Moses, The Standard Newspaper, Waukon)

As bugler, Mays honors veterans at military funerals

By Audrey Posten

 

Wed
11
Nov

Blackhawks beat Hornets in OT


Prairie du Chien’s Jayden Johnson (55) blocks out three Richland Center defenders to allow Maddox Cejka to get the throw off. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddox Cejka rolls out and looks to pass against the Hornets Friday night.

Bradyn Saint finds a big hole to run through against Richland Center.

Max Amundson catches a pass and turns upfield for a good gain.

Christian Black of the Blackhawks closes in on the Hornet quarterback.

Jon Nicholson scores on a pass versus Center.

Bradyn Saint gets ready to make contact versus the Hornets.

By Colton Thompson

 

Wed
04
Nov

Villa projects move forward, though 2021 tourism season is ‘paused’


Repair work began Oct. 12 to restore deteriorating original limestone and red brick pavers that were placed after initial construction of the Villa Louis, making up the front walkway and path around the mansion. Some of the unrepairable stones will be replaced with historically accurate Dubuque limestone that has similar fossilization patterns to the originals. Lauren Glover, of Archaeological Consulting Services, was on site Tuesday and remarked about some historic nails and porcelain uncovered so far during this project.

The walkway between the billiards and office building, and the mansion, is mostly ripped up and ready for replacement pavers.

Pictured (in the forefront) are tiles of Dubuque limestone that are considered historically accurate enough to replace the originals that aren't good enough to keep in the pathway around the Villa Louis mansion.

The front walkway has been unstable for years, and Villa Louis staff are excited about the opportunity to make it more accessible to all visitors.

The Villa Louis’ Fur Trade Museum focal point currently is a custom-built fiberglass canoe. This is just one of the impressive new interpretive pieces visitors can learn about by touring the restored facility. (Photos by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
04
Nov

Register now for Crawford County Operation Santa

Crawford County residents may register, through Dec. 1, for the annual Operation Santa program at either of the following locations: Couleecap Food Pantry in Prairie du Chien or Gays Mills Village Office.

To qualify for the Crawford County Operation Santa program, you must be a county resident.

Wed
04
Nov

Elk wanders onto Wauzeka sheep farm


As of Tuesday afternoon, this 6x6 bull elk had been wandering the Greg and Rhonda Cerven sheep farm in rural Wauzeka for over a week. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The bull elk seemed unintimidated by his new sheep friends on the Cerven farm in rural Wauzeka.

Believed to be a wild elk that wandered south from the Black River Falls area, this bull seemed content to just hang around in a rural Wauzeka field.

The colors and contrast, antler size and spread made this elk a majestic sight to see, especially on a sunny and clear fall day.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
04
Nov

River Ridge athletic facilities referendum passes this time

By David Timmerman

 

Wed
04
Nov

Crawford County voter turnout 93 percent

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
04
Nov

Bernard J. Welsh

Bernard J. Welsh, 85, of Waukon, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa.

Wed
04
Nov

Ronald L. Johnson

Ronald L. Johnson, 75, of Richland Center, formerly of Janesville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Harvest Guest Home, due to complications from COVID-19.

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