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Thu
18
Jun

40th annual Carriage Classic postponed to 2021

Due to the global pandemic and restrictions on gatherings and festivals, the organizing committee of the Villa Louis Carriage Classic has decided to postpone its 40th Annual classic to Sept. 10-12, 2021. 

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

 

Thu
18
Jun

American Legion baseball team rebrands itself amid health concerns


Owen Oldenburg, from the Prairie du Chien Independent 16U team, snags a hit against Viroqua's independent baseball team, June 10, at the St. Feriole Island Ball Park.

Prairie du Chien Independent 18U, 16U take the field

 

Wed
17
Jun

Catherine E. 'Kate' Eckert

Catherine E. “Kate” Eckert, 84, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at Prairie Maison. 

She was born on July 23, 1935, in Boscobel, the daughter of Leo and Ella (Bonney) Moravits. 

Tue
16
Jun

Gerald 'Bert' Bruehahn

Gerald “Bert” Bruehahn, 79, of McGregor, Iowa, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away at Great River Care Center in McGregor, on Sunday, June 14, 2020. 

Bert was born on Oct. 27, 1940, to Bert and Eliza Bruehahn in Monona, Iowa. 

Mon
15
Jun

Daniel J. Lidberg

Daniel J. Lidberg, 60, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home following a brief illness. 

A memorial service will be Thursday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at the Bible Baptist Church in Prairie du Chien.

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

 

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