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16
Apr

Helen (Benish) Noethe

Helen J. (Benish) Noethe, 96, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Patch Grove, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

Thu
16
Apr

Steven R. DuCharme

Steven R. DuCharme, 37, of Eastman, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Mayo Health System in La Crosse, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born May 28, 1982, in La Crosse, the son of Mark and Ronna (Check) DuCharme. 

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.

Wed
15
Apr

County voters follow suit in state races

Democratic-endorsed candidate Jill Karofsky, running for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, pulled off an upset over Scott Walker appointee Dan Kelly, bringing progressives one seat away from the majority on that court.

Wed
15
Apr

W-S referendum passes, newcomer slides past school board incumbent

The Wauzeka-Steuben School District referendum was approved overwhelmingly by voters, 394-174.

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