Jon Dyer scores on a squeeze bunt by Drake Coleman in the fourth inning against visiting Viroqua in the regional championship game Sunday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
Monday, July 24, 2017
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  Prairie American Legion team heading to state tournament By Ted Pennekamp   The Prairie du Chien American Legion baseball team won the regional championship 10-2 over Viroqua at the St. Feriole Island Ballpark Sunday afternoon to earn a berth in the State Class A American Legion... + continue reading

Laith Al-Saadi was a 2016 finalist on TV’s “The Voice.” He will perform Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m., at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival in Prairie du Chien.
Monday, July 24, 2017
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By Correne Martin From the iconic, spinning fuzzy guitars of Eliminator, a ZZ Top tribute band, to the powerful and soulful vocals of Laith Al-Saadi, 2016 “The Voice” finalist, the 20th annual Prairie Dog Blues Festival is a party that won’t disappoint, set for this weekend... + continue reading

McGregor’s Main Street Mall Antiques building (center) collapsed in the tornado, its top level resting where the ground floor had once been. To the left is the once three-story building that housed INKspiration Tattoo. These were among the hardest hit areas in downtown McGregor. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Monday, July 24, 2017
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By Correne Martin, Audrey Posten and Ted Pennekamp A confirmed EF1 tornado, with winds up to 110 mph, ripped through the small, historical river town of McGregor, Wednesday, July 19, around 6:15 p.m., devastating buildings, snapping trees and blowing debris, as it severely changed the... + continue reading

The sandbag wall around Jo's Kountry Bar in Steuben held back the water fairly well. Pumping was being done continuously and the bar was open. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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  Rains cause Kickapoo River to flood, river now receding By Ted Pennekamp   The severe thunder storm that brought an EF1 tornado, high winds and heavy rain to Crawford County on Wednesday evening is also partially to blame for the flooding of the Kickapoo River.  The rain... + continue reading

For the past several years, bird researcher Jon Stravers has been boating and trekking into hard-to-reach areas to document clusters of cerulean warblers, neo-tropical migrants which inhabit the bluffs and ravines near the Upper Mississippi River for approximately three months each year. “I love this place,” said Stravers. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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  Bird survey, forest inventory may shape  habitat management actions in areas of Pool 10 By Ted Pennekamp   Area bird researcher Jon “Hawkman” Stravers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Billy Reiter-Marolf have recently completed a bird survey and a forest... + continue reading

Some of the members of the Bluff Country Long Spurs NWTF chapter gathered for a photo at Landowners Appreciation Day. From left are Matt Davis, Mike Skaife, Bob Irvine, Mike Cross, Mike Hazen, Chad Gruber, Rich Noel and Bob Ziel. (Submitted photos)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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By Correne Martin For 27 years, the Bluff Country Long Spurs have hosted Landowners Appreciation Day in Prairie du Chien the Sunday after Father’s Day. It’s one of five events of its kind held across the state to say thank you to private property owners for allowing hunters to... + continue reading

Pictured are (from left to right) Rebecca Breuer, Jonathan Breuer and Bea Mumm. These students were able to experience California and the national FBLA convention as Jonathan found success with his project by taking third place among the national competition. (Photos by Tina Dilley)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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By Rachel Mergen   Jonathan Breuer, at the age of 16, was officially the first to ever qualify, compete and win at National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for River Ridge. He traveled to Anaheim, Calif., earlier this month with FBLA members Bea Mumm and his sister Rebecca, his... + continue reading

The children of Homacho are educated in crowded classrooms with no books, electricity, or running water, but they learn three languages, sing and laugh freely, and often care for their younger siblings. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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By Molly Moser According to the World Health organization, 60 women and girls die during childbirth every single day in Ethiopia. A group of local Confirmation students were called to action for these women, packing 120 birthing kits for mothers in Homacho, Ethiopia. “Service is one of the... + continue reading

Jon Dyer scores on a squeeze bunt by Drake Coleman in the fourth inning against visiting Viroqua in the regional championship game Sunday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Laith Al-Saadi was a 2016 finalist on TV’s “The Voice.” He will perform Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m., at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival in Prairie du Chien.

McGregor’s Main Street Mall Antiques building (center) collapsed in the tornado, its top level resting where the ground floor had once been. To the left is the once three-story building that housed INKspiration Tattoo. These were among the hardest hit areas in downtown McGregor. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The sandbag wall around Jo's Kountry Bar in Steuben held back the water fairly well. Pumping was being done continuously and the bar was open. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

For the past several years, bird researcher Jon Stravers has been boating and trekking into hard-to-reach areas to document clusters of cerulean warblers, neo-tropical migrants which inhabit the bluffs and ravines near the Upper Mississippi River for approximately three months each year. “I love this place,” said Stravers. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Some of the members of the Bluff Country Long Spurs NWTF chapter gathered for a photo at Landowners Appreciation Day. From left are Matt Davis, Mike Skaife, Bob Irvine, Mike Cross, Mike Hazen, Chad Gruber, Rich Noel and Bob Ziel. (Submitted photos)

Pictured are (from left to right) Rebecca Breuer, Jonathan Breuer and Bea Mumm. These students were able to experience California and the national FBLA convention as Jonathan found success with his project by taking third place among the national competition. (Photos by Tina Dilley)

The children of Homacho are educated in crowded classrooms with no books, electricity, or running water, but they learn three languages, sing and laugh freely, and often care for their younger siblings. (Photo submitted)

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