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Thu
18
Jun

Class of 2020 graduations happening soon locally

Local high school graduations ceremonies were postponed in May, amid fears of spreading the coronavirus. But schools have these pivotal events back on their calendars for late this month into July.

Leading the charge is Wauzeka-Steuben, which has scheduled its Class of 2020 recognition for Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m., on the high school football field. 

Thu
18
Jun

276 COVID-19 tests administered, 1 positive at community event


A member of the Wisconsin National Guard 641st Troop Command Battalion, of Madison, administers a nasal swab test to one of 276 citizens who were tested for the coronavirus at the drive-through Community COVID-19 Testing Friday, June 12, in the Prairie du Chien High School north parking lot. Those giving the test were dressed in full personal protective equipment. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Vehicles line up in two drive-through lanes for the community COVID-19 testing conducted by the Wisconsin National Guard Friday in Prairie du Chien.

National Guard and public health officials question one individual about to be tested. A few personal questions were asked of each person in order for officials to be able to relay their results.

By Correne Martin

 

Thu
18
Jun

Should we or shouldn't we? Council toys with idea, decides not to allow blues fest on island


Todd Yeomans (right), president of the Prairie Dog Blues Society, speaks backstage with the father of singer Sarah Grace, from The Voice, at the 2019 Prairie Dog Blues Festival. The status of the 23rd annual event was stifled during Tuesday’s council meeting. (Courier Press file photo)

By Correne Martin

 

Sun
14
Jun

Crews searching for missing person in the Mississippi

Emergency crews are searching for a missing person near Gordon’s Bay boat landing near Lynxville Sunday.

According to the news release, emergency crews responded to a call at 3:15 a.m. about reports of a missing person near the Gordon’s Bay boat landing.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said a group of individuals were camping at a nearby island, when one person from the group attempted to swim from shore to the campsite.

Officials said individuals involved in the camping group called 911 and also attempted to locate the missing person.

Multiple police, fire, and emergency crews were called to the scene and are currently searching the area by land, water and air.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation, the report said.

Wed
10
Jun

Former PdC student develops mind and body fitness website


Alison (Brady) Weinlaeder spent a good portion of her childhood in Prairie du Chien. She’s now a speech language pathologist in St. Paul, and has developed a new brain and body fitness website: Cardiomelon.

Cardiomelon trainer Suzy Levi demonstrates alternating leg lifts and practices her balance in one of many cardio, balance and strength fitness and brain challenge videos available to subscribers of Cardiomelon.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
10
Jun

Still spread the good dairy word, despite dairy breakfast cancellation


In addition to milk, cheese, cottage cheese and pudding, Culver’s Custard is always a favorite at the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast. (Courier Press file photo)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
10
Jun

Dairy royalty named


The Crawford County Dairy Royalty for this year were announced this week. Pictured (back row, from left) are 2019 Crawford County Dairy Princess Regan Kramer and 2020 Princess Candidate Kayla Beers; along with (front row) 2019 Crawford County Lil Miss Squirt Lorelai Young and her Attendant Breckyn Schlee, and 2020 Lil Miss Squirt candidates Kaylee Jelinek and Johanna Sime.

The Crawford County Dairy Promoters, this week, announced its candidates for this year’s Crawford County Dairy Royalty contests. 

Wed
10
Jun

Prairie du Chien guardsman is home safe

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
10
Jun

Woman suffers only road rash injuries in fall from motorcycle

A local woman is lucky to have survived falling off a moving motorcycle Saturday, June 6, on State Highway 35 north of Prairie du Chien. She only sustained minor injuries, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

Wed
10
Jun

No hugs. Smiles and waves will have to do

B.A. Kennedy Elementary School teachers and staff lined the Wacouta Avenue sidewalk in front of the building June 4, sharing signs, smiles and wishes for a fantastic summer with their students. Families waved goodbye from a safe distance while slowly passing in vehicles. Some displayed signs and balloons also celebrating the official end to Prairie du Chien School District’s 2019-2020 school year. Around 50 vehicles drove by the school, some more than once even. (Photo by Correne Martin)

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