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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
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)
Wed
02
Sep

PdC bands, choirs may have virtual performances


Prairie du Chien held a scaled down band camp last week with smaller groups of students. The spacing in the above photo will be very similar to what will occur this fall. (Photo submitted)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
02
Sep

Corps of Engineers has free sand, seeks input on dredging plan


McMillan Island, in Pool 10 just upstream of Lock and Dam 10 at Guttenberg, is a site for the temporary storage of dredged sand. (Photos by Artie Ahr, project manager of Newt Marine Services of Dubuque)

This is the Buck Creek site just southwest of the Clayton County Highway X56 and Buck Creek Road intersection and about two miles north of Guttenberg. The Buck Creek site offers free sand for anyone who wants it.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
01
Sep

Phyllis Ann Osterhaus

Phyllis Ann Osterhaus, 87, of Bloomington, went home to our Lord on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. 

Wed
26
Aug

City’s new paint machine busy this season


Street Department Lead Operator Randy Ludvik paints a new line on the crosswalk at the intersection of North Main Street and Blackhawk Avenue Wednesday morning. The city recently purchased the new paint machine for $22,000 and is painting numerous crosswalks and other areas where the lines have faded over the years. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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