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Two generations of riders travel 350 miles to LaRiviere Horse Park every summer for 20 years

By Correne Martin

 

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PdC Dog Park provides off-leash running space in the city


Mayor Dave Hemmer and his daughter, Kylie, followed their Corgi pup around as it wandered among numerous friendly pups at the new Prairie du Chien Dog Park Saturday.

Dog park committee members Randy Paske, Tricia Kunz and Bob Witt stand in front of the new dog park and its sponsorship sign alongside parks and rec director Mike Ulrich and PdC Mayor Dave Hemmer. Ulrich pointed out how much the real park looks like the original artists's rendition of the park painted by Lynda Coon.

Clarissa and Sean Russell’s little boy, Cooper, tried out the canine water fountain before spying the camera. (Photos by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

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16
Jun

One pig’s tale told in new children’s book


Leonard Zabel, 82, of Prairie du Chien, recently published a children’s book, “Lost Pig Adventure,” to add to his short list of hog farming titles. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
16
Jun

Woman arrested for meth


K9 Breck sits behind 3/4 pound of meth and a large amount of cash that was seized in a search of a vehicle. (Photo submitted)

Sheriff Dale McCullick reports that during the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 9, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Honda Civic on Highway 35 in the village of Ferryville. The sole occupant and operator of the vehicle was identified as Colleen Crawford, 62, Minneapolis. 

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Jun

Rendezvous back after 2 years off


There’s always lots to experience at the Rendezvous, like the blacksmith’s shop, which will intrigue event-goers of all ages. (Courier Press file photo)

The Big River Long Rifles will host the 44th annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous June 17-20 on St. Feriole Island. It is free to the public.

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16
Jun

Family reflects after tragic loss


Melissa Wright was found dead in her Denver apartment May 29. Her on-again, off-again boyfriend was later arrested for her murder.

Melissa Wright (right) is pictured during her travels along with her mom, Judy, and daughter, Morgan.

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
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Jun

Old Mount Sterling building makes way for Olson Playground


The old building as it looked before being torn down Friday. (Photo courtesy of Betty and Jack Olson)

The building came down rather quickly. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
16
Jun

Iowa Grant edges Wauzeka-Steuben baseball


Wauzeka-Steuben’s Carson Redman gets a good jump off second base against visiting Iowa Grant in Division 4 Regional action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Caydon Lomas fires a pitch to the Iowa Grant batter Thursday in regional action.

Jonah Reichmann fields a ground ball and throws to first for the out.

Iowa Grant edged host Wauzeka-Steuben 2-1 in a Division 4 Regional baseball game Thursday afternoon.

Iowa Grant scored twice in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead on the hot day, which had temperatures in the mid-90s.

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Jun

Hannah earns two gold medals at Junior Pan American Games


Tyler (Truck) Hannah stands on the top of the podium after earning gold in the 87KG Greco Roman weight class at the Junior Pan American Championship in Oaxtepec, Mexico. (Photo submitted)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
16
Jun

Boscobel ends Prairie’s season


Prairie du Chien shortstop Jon Nicholson fires the ball to first base for the out on a grounder Thursday against Boscobel. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Maddox Cejka drops and drives as he delivers a pitch to the Boscobel batter.

Colton Thompson plays defense with a Boscobel runner at first base.

Boscobel pulled away late on their way to a 3-2 victory on Thursday to secure a first-round Division 3 Regional win and eliminate the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks for the season.  

The game was tied at 2 when Boscobel scored in the top of the seventh when an error allowed the winning run for Boscobel. 

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