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Wed
10
Nov

Blackhawk Junction east building demolished


Prairie du Chien’s Blackhawk Junction east building is now completely demolished. Materials will be sorted and removed from the site, and redevelopment work will begin toward Prairie Bluffs Court—a complex of both residential and business offerings. This picture was taken from Wisconsin Street looking north toward the Blackhawk Apartments. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Wed
10
Nov

Local photographer’s work on cover of trout fishing book


This Jerry Cummings Photography photo taken on Tainter Creek in northern Crawford County was selected for the cover of Viroqua trout fisherman and author Jay Ford Thurston’s new book “Trout Science, For Everyone.”

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
10
Nov

Volunteers needed to ring the bell at the Red Kettle

All funds donated will stay in Crawford County

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
10
Nov

Crawford County Broadband Committee issues its final report

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
10
Nov

Mask mandate lifted at Prairie du Chien High School

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
10
Nov

County Board approves budget

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
10
Nov

Hawk banding doing very well in SW Wisconsin


Erik Murry, a raptor bander/handler who works in coordination with the Raptor Resource Project, holds a Krider’s Hawk at the banding station near Wyalusing State Park Friday afternoon. Krider’s Hawks are a subspecies or color morph of the red tailed hawk. Krider’s Hawks are much lighter in coloration.

Erik Murry holds a juvenile red tailed hawk Friday afternoon at a blind near Wyalusing State Park. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Erik releases the juvenile red tailed hawk.

Erik shows the wings of a hatch year male Cooper's Hawk.

Jon "Hawkman" Stravers holds a juvenile red tailed hawk.

Jon Stravers lets the hawk spread its wings.

A hatch year male Cooper’s Hawk has its leg measured in order to get the proper size of band.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Nov

Mill Coulee Range gets new gate


The Mill Coulee Shooting Range sustained a lot of damage in the September 2019 flood. (Photo submitted)

Dennis Kirschbaum, Rich Noel and Mike Hazen of the Prairie Rod and Gun Club do finishing work around the new gate Tuesday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Nov

Prairie students have high participation in SWTC programs

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
03
Nov

We’re off to see the Wizard


Audiences will be “off to see the wizard” at the Wauzeka-Steuben Hornet House Production this weekend of L. Frank Baum’s R.S.C. rendition of “The Wizard of Oz.” Follow Dorothy Gale (Lizzy Bird) on her journey over the rainbow as she finds the importance of friends, family, and no place like home. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 4, Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in The Doll Gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the district office, or at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. (Submitted photo)

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