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Tue
10
Mar

Daniel F. LaPointe

Daniel F. LaPointe, 84, of Marquette, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, surrounded by his family.

Dan was born in Prairie du Chien, on Jan 25, 1936, to Daniel C. and Ann (Morel) LaPointe and always considered Prairie du Chien to be home. 

Fri
06
Mar

After Travel Health Precautions

The Crawford County Health Department has released a list of "After Travel Health Precautions" they wish shared with the public, to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S. Please follow guidance from the CDC if traveling back home from countries that are having widespread, ongoing transmission of COVID-19, which have been identified as Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries such as China, Japan, Iran, Italy, and South Korea:

Wed
04
Mar

Descending plane makes safe landing in cornfield


Colten Jaekel, of Coon Valley, was uninjured when the aircraft he was piloting came down unexpectedly Feb. 29. (Submitted photo)

On Saturday, Feb. 29, at 1:28 p.m., the Grant County Communication Center was notified by the O’Hare Airport in Chicago of a plane crash in a cornfield between Boscobel and Woodman. Sheriff’s deputies and Boscobel police responded and began searching for the downed aircraft. Additional information was provided that the pilot was not injured.

Wed
04
Mar

Lost man rescued from bluffs behind Bluff View Intermediate School

A disabled man, who was lost and distressed, was rescued from the woods behind Bluff View Intermediate School Thursday, Feb. 27, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department. 

Wed
04
Mar

Sonar equipment stolen from Cabela’s

Police believe they have identified the suspect involved in the theft of several thousands of dollars in merchandise from Cabela’s in Prairie du Chien Monday, March 2.

Wed
04
Mar

Hwy. 60 construction, from Bridgeport through Wauzeka, scheduled for 2024

A 10.9-mile stretch of Highway 60—beginning east of Old State Highway 60 near Bridgeport to the Kickapoo River bridge east of Wauzeka—is slated for construction in 2024, according to details revealed at a DOT public involvement meeting Feb. 25 at Century Hall in Wauzeka. 

Wed
04
Mar

What is the census, and why is it so important?

Aaron Detter, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (Decorah, Iowa), tells a bit about what the census is (and what it isn’t), and why participation in the census is so consequential and important:

 

Wed
04
Mar

Show your Villa Louis appreciation by becoming a ‘Friend,’ attending Annual Dinner

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
04
Mar

Seneca students plan healthy living day for peers, community


Past year’s speaker, Paralympic rugby player Joe Delagrave talks to Seneca students about how he overcame being disabled in late adulthood. Delagrave, though not returning to Wellness Day 2020, is among the top-notch caliber of speakers who speak at the school for this annual event.

There’s typically a fun and challenging physical mini session that’s part of Wellness Day.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
04
Mar

PdC-F gymnasts at sectional, O’Kane advances to State Meet


Kylee O’Kane took fifth place in Platteville on Saturday on the beam to qualify for state.

Kylee O’Kane performs on the balance beam at a meet at Prairie du Chien High School earlier this season. (Courier Press file photo)

Kylee O'Kane flips on her dismount at a meet earlier this season.

The Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team competed in the sectional meet in Platteville on Saturday. The team put up its third best score of the season with a 112.800, good for fifth place at the meet. 

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