Former Chief John Gillitzer (center) received a special tribute from the Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Fire Department during its annual meeting last week for dedicating over 50 years of his life to the department. Assembly Representative Lee Nerison (right) was present to give Gillitzer a state award for his service. Also pictured is John’s son and the current chief, Russ Gillitzer. (Submitted photos)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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By Correne Martin The Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Fire Department held its annual awards banquet on Feb. 24, recognizing one firefighter for half a century’s worth of service to the department and receiving a large donation from the womens auxiliary. Former Chief John... + continue reading

Lucas loves to name objects, letters, and colors in picture books. He is beginning to transition from learning primarily through sign language to learning vocally. (Press photo by Molly Moser)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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By Molly Moser A Garnavillo boy born without the ability to hear is now dancing and singing along with the radio.  Lucas Sadewasser, now almost three, received cochlear implants about 18 months ago, and he’s surprising those around him with his progress.  A cochlear implant is an... + continue reading

Diane Loeffelholz (left) and Joyce Horstman traveled with Guttenberg Care Center residents to visit Nature Haven Farm in Garnavillo. The farm, operated by Kay and Vic Vifian, will provide edible flowers, squash, corn, herbs, berries, and melons for meals at the Care Center. (Photo submitted)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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By Molly Moser Aromatherapy. Reflexology. Massage therapy. Sounds more like a spa day than a nursing home, right? Wrong. The Guttenberg Care Center, with support from owner ABCM Corporation, has embarked on a journey to incorporate holistic health into the many options available to residents.... + continue reading

Concerns with mud, falling rocks and moisture have prompted the McGregor District office of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge to move from its current location along Highway 18, between Marquette and McGregor, to Prairie du Chien, effective March 30. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor The McGregor District office of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is moving from its current location along Highway 18, between Marquette and McGregor, to Prairie du Chien, effective March 30. “The office we have now, there are... + continue reading

Hall of Famer Dave Robinson was an outstanding linebacker for the Green Bay Packers for 10 seasons. He also played for the Washington Redskins for two seasons.
Monday, March 2, 2015
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By Ted Pennekamp   Green Bay Packers fans in Prairie du Chien and the surrounding area should be excited to know that the Packers will be here for a visit on April 15 as part of their 10th Anniversary Tailgate Tour.  “It’s a big thing for the city,” said Dan Schickert... + continue reading

For devoting 50 years of service to the Prairie du Chien Fire Department, John Yager (second from right) was recognized by the firefighters association, the retired firemen as well as Senator Jennifer Shilling (not pictured) and Representative Lee Nerison (second from left) at the awards banquet Saturday night. Also pictured are Fire Chief Harry Remz (far right) and Deputy Chief Tim Deluhery Sr. (Photos by Tim Hill)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Correne Martin The annual Prairie du Chien Firefighters Awards Banquet was held Saturday night at The Barn Restaurant in Prairie du Chien. Rookie of the Year and Firefighter of the Year distinctions were also presented. In addition, numerous honors were accorded to the firefighters who have... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Correne Martin This Friday, Feb. 27 will be Lee Pritzl’s last day as superintendent of River Ridge Schools. After three years in the district, Pritzl is moving back to the Marshfield area due to serious health issues in his family. He said he will select from a couple of job... + continue reading

Prairie du Chien High School cheerleaders include, front row: Cali Collins, Autumn Kohler, Katlyn Grondin and Brittany Bunts. Middle row: Angela Elmquist, Stephanie Elmquist and Lindsey Ohlert. Back row: Coach Kelli Saxe, Mariah Slaght, Allison Lynn and Katie Zahara.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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  Prairie du Chien  cheerleaders advance to State On Saturday, Feb. 21 the Prairie du Chien Blackhawk Cheerleaders attended the WACPC (Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches) Northern Regional Cheer Competition held at Waupaca High School. Teams placing in the top halves of... + continue reading

Former Chief John Gillitzer (center) received a special tribute from the Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Fire Department during its annual meeting last week for dedicating over 50 years of his life to the department. Assembly Representative Lee Nerison (right) was present to give Gillitzer a state award for his service. Also pictured is John’s son and the current chief, Russ Gillitzer. (Submitted photos)

Lucas loves to name objects, letters, and colors in picture books. He is beginning to transition from learning primarily through sign language to learning vocally. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

Diane Loeffelholz (left) and Joyce Horstman traveled with Guttenberg Care Center residents to visit Nature Haven Farm in Garnavillo. The farm, operated by Kay and Vic Vifian, will provide edible flowers, squash, corn, herbs, berries, and melons for meals at the Care Center. (Photo submitted)

Concerns with mud, falling rocks and moisture have prompted the McGregor District office of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge to move from its current location along Highway 18, between Marquette and McGregor, to Prairie du Chien, effective March 30. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

Hall of Famer Dave Robinson was an outstanding linebacker for the Green Bay Packers for 10 seasons. He also played for the Washington Redskins for two seasons.

For devoting 50 years of service to the Prairie du Chien Fire Department, John Yager (second from right) was recognized by the firefighters association, the retired firemen as well as Senator Jennifer Shilling (not pictured) and Representative Lee Nerison (second from left) at the awards banquet Saturday night. Also pictured are Fire Chief Harry Remz (far right) and Deputy Chief Tim Deluhery Sr. (Photos by Tim Hill)

Prairie du Chien High School cheerleaders include, front row: Cali Collins, Autumn Kohler, Katlyn Grondin and Brittany Bunts. Middle row: Angela Elmquist, Stephanie Elmquist and Lindsey Ohlert. Back row: Coach Kelli Saxe, Mariah Slaght, Allison Lynn and Katie Zahara.

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