The base of the river wall on St. Feriole Island is deteriorating, and a sinkhole along the pathway was found by the mayor a few weeks ago. The sinkhole has since been fixed, but the city is now considering what kind of a major overhaul can be done to repair the problems and improve the riverfront for the future.
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By Correne Martin A $2.9 million financing plan for expanding the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library was given consent by a unanimous common council vote Tuesday night—about $1.45 million of which the city will contribute, leaving the other half to be raised through a capital campaign.... + continue reading

Proudly standing by the new tribute display to the Prairie du Chien VFW Post 1945 at city hall are (from left) Rich Stovey, city employee; Eugene L. LaPointe, Korean War veteran and former post commander; Dean L. LaPointe, Desert Gulf War veteran and former post quartermaster/adjutant; Dirk Steiner, city employee; and Aaron Kramer, city administrator. Both Stovey and Steiner constructed the case for the post’s flag. (Photo by Correne Martin)
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By Correne Martin Just in time for Memorial Day, a patriotic and historical tribute display of the Prairie du Chien Veterans of Foreign Wars has been assembled in the main hallway at city hall. It salutes the McKinney-Tyler-Portwine Post No. 1945, whose charter was surrendered to the national... + continue reading

Bud and Myra Voss receive a check from Helen Medberry, treasurer, and Jim Steele, president, of the Clayton County Genealogical Society. (Pam Reinig photo)
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The Clayton County Genealogical Society purchased Bud and Myra Voss’ real estate building located at 119 N. Main Street in Elkader on Tuesday, April 28. The late Oakland and Irene Becker of Guttenberg, former Genealogical Society members, bequeathed estate money to a trust, for the purpose... + continue reading

Molly Andersen (left) and Rachel Anderegg present their new classroom leader Carolyn Ihde with flowers. Ihde will take over for Steve Zaruba, who will retire after 37 years teaching agriculture in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
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By Molly Moser Mr. Steve Zaruba will retire this May after nearly 40 years teaching agriculture at Clayton Ridge. He attended his last FFA banquet as an instructor on Sunday, April 26. Students presented him with a special award and noted the impact he’s had on their lives.  Roughly 60... + continue reading

Amber (Ihm) Cook, daughter of Linda and John Ihm, and her husband Matt are celebrating this Mother's Day with their five children. Front from left are Cooper and Collin, on laps are Corrigan, Cecilia, and Calina, with parents Matt and Amber in the back. (Photo submitted)
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By Molly Moser Last Mother’s Day, Amber (Ihm) Cook had two children, boys named Cooper and Collin. One year and a single pregnancy later, Cook will celebrate Mother’s Day in a family of seven.  With at least five examples of twinning in Cook and her husband’s families (Matt... + continue reading
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By Ted Pennekamp   The Aging and Disability Resource Center in Crawford County, and all ADRCs throughout the state are threatened, and in fact could be gutted or just plain done away with if a proposal in Governor Scott Walker’s State Biennial Budget is approved.  That is why the... + continue reading

Derek Stone, Ankeny, gets up close and personal with a monarch butterfly.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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By Kim Hurley Freelance Writer Almost everyone has grown up with some kind of memory or experience with the distinctly colored monarch butterfly. Even though this iconic species seems as familiar as the rising sun, there are many things about monarchs that are a complete mystery to most. What is... + continue reading

Members of the Elkader Fire Department position a railing at a new fishing pier and observation deck.
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By Pam Reinig Register Editor   Elkader firefighters last week put the finishing touches on a project that will expand fishing opportunities in the area.  The firefighters have completed a handicap accessible fishing dock and observation pier on the South High Street side of the... + continue reading

The base of the river wall on St. Feriole Island is deteriorating, and a sinkhole along the pathway was found by the mayor a few weeks ago. The sinkhole has since been fixed, but the city is now considering what kind of a major overhaul can be done to repair the problems and improve the riverfront for the future.

Proudly standing by the new tribute display to the Prairie du Chien VFW Post 1945 at city hall are (from left) Rich Stovey, city employee; Eugene L. LaPointe, Korean War veteran and former post commander; Dean L. LaPointe, Desert Gulf War veteran and former post quartermaster/adjutant; Dirk Steiner, city employee; and Aaron Kramer, city administrator. Both Stovey and Steiner constructed the case for the post’s flag. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Bud and Myra Voss receive a check from Helen Medberry, treasurer, and Jim Steele, president, of the Clayton County Genealogical Society. (Pam Reinig photo)

Molly Andersen (left) and Rachel Anderegg present their new classroom leader Carolyn Ihde with flowers. Ihde will take over for Steve Zaruba, who will retire after 37 years teaching agriculture in Guttenberg. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Amber (Ihm) Cook, daughter of Linda and John Ihm, and her husband Matt are celebrating this Mother's Day with their five children. Front from left are Cooper and Collin, on laps are Corrigan, Cecilia, and Calina, with parents Matt and Amber in the back. (Photo submitted)

Derek Stone, Ankeny, gets up close and personal with a monarch butterfly.

Members of the Elkader Fire Department position a railing at a new fishing pier and observation deck.

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