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Wed
22
Apr

COVID-19 survivor comes home


Reunited in Eastman, the Bells from left, Craig, Julie and Tyler were joined by their friend and neighbor Brian Sipos earlier this week. Craig Bell was hospitalized for two weeks after he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on March 31. Although he must undergo kidney dialysis three times per week, he says each day is better than the day before.

When Craig Bell arrived home to Eastman April 14, he was greeted by a line of vehicles, including local fire trucks, lights and sirens, welcoming home their neighbor and friend. He stood for a few moments by the vehicle, waving and seemingly smiling underneath his mask, before going inside. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Charley Preusser

 

Wed
22
Apr

Late 1800s limestone for sale


Limestone quarried and brought by boat to the site of the former sanitarium/Satter Building is now for sale, as a result of the demolition of the structure.

Dolomite limestone that once served as the foundation for the Prairie du Chien Sanitarium (pictured, right) is for sale from Mark Thornburg. Also, the Prairie du Chien Historical Society is in discussion with Thornburg to acquire and restore the former commandant’s quarters that sits on the same site.

Site of sanitarium, one-time commandant’s house full of history

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
22
Apr

Asian carp sampling plan to include Pools 8, 9, 10 and 11


This is an example of a silver carp. This particular specimen was caught by a commercial fisherman in the Mississippi River several years ago.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
21
Apr

No new assignments for River Ridge students after May 15

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
16
Apr

Wisconsin extends Safer-at-Home order to May 26

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has extended the state’s Safer at Home order to May 26 at 8 a.m., with some new measures to ensure safety, support the progress the state has made to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic, and also allow certain activities to resume.

More on that is available at the FAQ document here: https://bit.ly/2XIzBvZ

Wed
15
Apr

Tornado siren tests Thursday

The National Weather Service notified Crawford County that notifications will not go out to the public regarding the tornado siren testing occurring on Thursday, April 16, at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Crawford County will still initiate its tornado sirens at those times to participate in the tornado drill. Do not be alarmed, as it is a test only.

Wed
15
Apr

Wisconsin voters approve victim rights

Wisconsin voters, in a historic election that saw more than a million people cast ballots despite the COVID-19 pandemic, overwhelmingly approved Marsy’s Law, ensuring that equal rights for crime victims are enumerated in the state constitution.

Wed
15
Apr

Write-in fills open PdC city council seat

One open seat representing the fifth ward for the Prairie du Chien City Council was filled in this election by write-in votes. 

Misty Rogers received three write-ins, or the most from the ward, and has accepted the position. She will be sworn in at the regular council meeting next Tuesday, April 21.

Wed
15
Apr

Hwy. 35 construction to begin in Vernon

Construction is expected to begin Monday, April 20 on State Highway 35 between Genoa and Stoddard. 

The $14.2 million project will resurface Highway 35, replace four bridge structures, and reconstruct the highway within the village limits of Stoddard. H. James & Sons of Fennimore is the prime contractor.

Wed
15
Apr

Gilberts and Rogers elected to PdC School Board

Incumbent Nick Gilberts, and former board member Duane Rogers were elected to the Prairie du Chien School Board in the April 7 election.

Gilberts, Rogers and newcomer Kristin Davis ran for two seats on the board. The top two vote getters were elected.

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