Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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  By Pam Reinig Register Editor For Nika Tipsword, returning to Northeast Iowa has been a double homecoming: She’s living again in her hometown, Guttenberg, and she’s re-engaged with the Opera House Players, the theater group that years ago sparked an interest in the stage, an... + continue reading
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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  By Pam Reinig Register Editor   The custom of setting aside a day for playing harmless pranks on family, friends and co-workers stretches back to the Middle Ages. References to it can be found in most cultures. Since the mid-20th century, elaborate practical jokes have be printed in... + continue reading

Luke Kimmes and Winchell Delano were two members of a group of six canoers that paddled into McGregor last Wednesday on the way north in their “Rediscovering North America” trip from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. The journey will take the group through 10 states, five Canadian provinces, 11 rivers and 5,200 miles. (Photos by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor A group of six canoers made a pit stop in McGregor last Wednesday on the way north in their “Rediscovering North America” trip. The trip, which includes six friends (Adam Trigg, Winchell Delano, Dan Flynn and John Keaveny, all originally of... + continue reading

The most recent product of Austin’s Rush Creek Farm is its homemade maple syrup—which Brian Austin proudly shows here—in addition to their popular dilly beans, pickled beets, jams and jellies. (Photos by Correne Martin)
Monday, March 30, 2015
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By Correne Martin Three years ago, Brian Austin set out to fulfill the sweet dreams of his late father, who always had a deep yearning for Brian to produce maple syrup. The first jar of his creation, aptly labeled Dad’s Dream, was capped in 2013, seven years after Brian’s dad... + continue reading

Mary Antoine holds a copy of her new book “Legendary Locals of Prairie du Chien.” (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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  Local historian writes about those who impacted Prairie du Chien By Ted Pennekamp   The stories of numerous Prairie du Chien people, past and present, famous and not famous, are explored in a new book “Legendary Locals of Prairie du Chien” by local author Mary Elise... + continue reading

Pictured is the area where the desired direct access road from Highways 18/35 to the main entrance of the new hospital would begin. As it is now, those visiting the hospital would enter from the stoplights at Southtown Lane and drive past Nathan Plaza to access the facility. The hospital and city are hopeful that the Federal Aviation Administration will approve their request for the main access point to be directly off the highway. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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By Correne Martin Crossing Rivers Health’s new medical center on the south end of Prairie du Chien becomes closer to reality every day. CEO Bill Sexton said, last week, that the hospital is anticipated to open in the first part of June, though that depends on construction progress, state... + continue reading

The Opportunity Center, of Prairie du Chien, recently received the Outstanding Service Provider award from ContinuUs, a program that offers long-term care support through service provider network to adults with disabilities enrolled in Wisconsin’s Family Care program. The Opportunity Center is the first employment provider ever to win this award from ContinuUs’ 21-county region. Accepting the award from Angie Young (center), of ContinuUs, are (from left) Angie Engrav, Nicole Read, Karen Cooper and Pam Ritchie. (Submitted photo)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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By Correne Martin The Opportunity Center has been recognized with a quarterly Outstanding Service Provider award by ContinuUs, formerly Southwest Family Care Alliance, for the excellent quality of service it provides for adults with disabilities. Since 1965, the Opportunity Center has been... + continue reading

Aplington-Parkersburg principal and football coach Aaron Thomas, son of the late Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas, presented a free public program on March 18. Pictured with Thomas, from left, are eighth graders Audrey Helle, Emily Ertl, Abrianna Moore and Courtney Olson. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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By Molly Moser In the third grade, Aaron Thomas already knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a teacher and a coach. Coach Ed Thomas, Aaron’s father, became the national high school football coach of the year in 2005. He sent five players to the NFL, won two... + continue reading

Luke Kimmes and Winchell Delano were two members of a group of six canoers that paddled into McGregor last Wednesday on the way north in their “Rediscovering North America” trip from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. The journey will take the group through 10 states, five Canadian provinces, 11 rivers and 5,200 miles. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

The most recent product of Austin’s Rush Creek Farm is its homemade maple syrup—which Brian Austin proudly shows here—in addition to their popular dilly beans, pickled beets, jams and jellies. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Mary Antoine holds a copy of her new book “Legendary Locals of Prairie du Chien.” (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Pictured is the area where the desired direct access road from Highways 18/35 to the main entrance of the new hospital would begin. As it is now, those visiting the hospital would enter from the stoplights at Southtown Lane and drive past Nathan Plaza to access the facility. The hospital and city are hopeful that the Federal Aviation Administration will approve their request for the main access point to be directly off the highway. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The Opportunity Center, of Prairie du Chien, recently received the Outstanding Service Provider award from ContinuUs, a program that offers long-term care support through service provider network to adults with disabilities enrolled in Wisconsin’s Family Care program. The Opportunity Center is the first employment provider ever to win this award from ContinuUs’ 21-county region. Accepting the award from Angie Young (center), of ContinuUs, are (from left) Angie Engrav, Nicole Read, Karen Cooper and Pam Ritchie. (Submitted photo)

Aplington-Parkersburg principal and football coach Aaron Thomas, son of the late Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas, presented a free public program on March 18. Pictured with Thomas, from left, are eighth graders Audrey Helle, Emily Ertl, Abrianna Moore and Courtney Olson. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

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