The road to the St. Feriole Slough Boat Landing is under water, along with the surrounding property, including land near the Prairie du Chien Marina. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
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  By Ted Pennekamp   According to the National Weather Service, the Mississippi River at McGregor crested at 16.77 feet on Saturday. Flood stage is 16 feet. The river is expected to drop slowly. At 16 feet, the Washington Street Bridge to St. Feriole Island begins to flood. Pumping... + continue reading

County N at the intersection with Highway 35 and going up the hill is beginning to take shape. The new turnoff onto County N from Highway 35 will be behind the Spring Lake Inn Motel. Customers of Spring Lake Inn Restaurant can turn off of Highway 35, drive into the construction zone (above) for a short distance behind and around the motel and into the normal parking area. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
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  By Ted Pennekamp   The County N reconstruction project in Crawford County is beginning to take shape, especially at its intersection with Highway 35 and going up the hill. Despite the construction this summer and fall, Spring Lake Inn, a popular restaurant at the intersection of... + continue reading

A couple of costumed characters greeted customers at Esser’s Clothing at last year’s event. The ninth annual Ghouls Night Out is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4-7 p.m. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)
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By Caroline Rosacker Gather your ghoul-friends and make plans to slink around town and attend Guttenberg's Ghouls Night Out. The ninth annual event is scheduled for Thursday,  Oct.17, from 4 - 7 p.m. Participating local retailers Picket Fence Cafe, Blooming Branches, Esser's Clothing... + continue reading
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By Correne Martin Get easy money for your school, while buying Christmas presents and shopping local, this Friday and Saturday in Prairie du Chien and McGregor. If you were planning to make a large purchase—such as a new appliance, cell phone, home decor or Packer apparel—this is the... + continue reading
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By Correne Martin Whether you’re German in ethnicity or only for the day, the 10th Annual Oktoberfest is a must-see growing celebration of German heritage in Prairie du Chien. A parade, live music, family-friendly activities and contests, authentic beer and food highlight the fun at the St... + continue reading

No one else is home right now! The crazy clowns and chainsaw master have yet to arrive! But this unhappy couple from the crypt has been working late nights in the lonely cedar building on Prairie du Chien’s St. Feriole Island. They stand with broken hearts and oozing guts, ready to startle, scratch and chill you to the bone at the Halls of Terror, which begins Friday. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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By Correne Martin The men behind the deranged masks and wicked makeup at the Halls of Terror haunted house in Prairie du Chien find it fun to scare people.  Many have been helping for years and—with opening night this Friday, Oct. 11—they’re preparing to strike again.... + continue reading

Ann Olinger and her late husband, Cyril "Lilly" Leliefeld, proudly stand in front of Lilly's Standard Service, in a photo taken sometime during the mid-1950s. The Standard station was located on the corner of Schiller and River Park Drive. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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By Caroline Rosacker Nonagenarian Ann Olinger was born in 1920. She recently celebrated her 99th birthday. She currently resides in a comfortable spacious room at the River Living Center in Guttenberg.  The family farm Ann grew up on a 60-acre farm on the outskirts of Luxemburg. "We... + continue reading

Roughly 150 people braved the rain and cold on Oct. 5 for the return of the Great River Road - Road Race (GRRRR) and breakfast. The last event was held at Pikes Peak State Park 17 years ago. (Photos by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Roughly 150 people braved the rain and cold on Oct. 5 for the first Great River Road - Road Race (GRRRR) and breakfast since 2002. The date was nearly 40 years after the original event was held at Pikes Peak State Park in 1981.  At its height, GRRRR drew... + continue reading

The road to the St. Feriole Slough Boat Landing is under water, along with the surrounding property, including land near the Prairie du Chien Marina. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

County N at the intersection with Highway 35 and going up the hill is beginning to take shape. The new turnoff onto County N from Highway 35 will be behind the Spring Lake Inn Motel. Customers of Spring Lake Inn Restaurant can turn off of Highway 35, drive into the construction zone (above) for a short distance behind and around the motel and into the normal parking area. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

A couple of costumed characters greeted customers at Esser’s Clothing at last year’s event. The ninth annual Ghouls Night Out is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4-7 p.m. (Press photo by Shelia Tomkins)

No one else is home right now! The crazy clowns and chainsaw master have yet to arrive! But this unhappy couple from the crypt has been working late nights in the lonely cedar building on Prairie du Chien’s St. Feriole Island. They stand with broken hearts and oozing guts, ready to startle, scratch and chill you to the bone at the Halls of Terror, which begins Friday. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Ann Olinger and her late husband, Cyril "Lilly" Leliefeld, proudly stand in front of Lilly's Standard Service, in a photo taken sometime during the mid-1950s. The Standard station was located on the corner of Schiller and River Park Drive. (Photo submitted)

Roughly 150 people braved the rain and cold on Oct. 5 for the return of the Great River Road - Road Race (GRRRR) and breakfast. The last event was held at Pikes Peak State Park 17 years ago. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

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