Leading his men in a salute to the audience after Sunday’s re-enactment, British commander Col. McKay (front row, far left) was depicted by Frederick Carsted of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This weekend was the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 Battle of Prairie du Chien (1814), held on the historic Villa Louis grounds. (Photo by Correne Martin)
Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Correne Martin With the Mississippi River in the distance, in the unseasonable breeze, the trees seemed to whisper the alluring stories of the only War of 1812 battle that took place on Wisconsin soil. On the documented grounds where it all happened, where the Villa Louis now sits, the... + continue reading
Monday, July 21, 2014
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  Area trout fisherman lands his day in court The former fish manager hopes his act of  ‘civil disobedience’ will catch attention, reel in regulations By Ted Pennekamp   A former Wisconsin DNR fish manager has taken a rather unusual and, some might say, drastic step... + continue reading

Whether you’re a fan of the hard-core Chicago blues or the newer blues rock, you will get an up close view of the unbelievable global talent taking the stage at the Prairie Dog Blues Fest in Prairie du Chien, July 25 and 26.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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By Correne Martin Lie back in your chair during the day or kick up your heels by the stage at night. No matter how you choose to take in the Prairie Dog Blues Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, in Prairie du Chien, the music is bound to keep you movin’ and groovin’ all... + continue reading

The eighth annual Antique Tractor Pull is hosted and organized by the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association and is part of Ferryville’s River Bluff Daze on Saturday, July 26.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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A busy and noisy day is in store for everyone in Ferryville on Saturday, July 26. The day begins at 9 a.m. with Market in the Park featuring Amish goods, produce and variety of products in Sugar Creek Park. Also at 9 a.m., many antique tractors will be arriving at Ferryville Community Center to... + continue reading
Spraying for moths
An airplane treats an area of Wisconsin to help reduce gypsy moth population levels. (Photo courtesy of DATCP)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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  Officials hope for lonely gypsy moths after spraying activity By Ted Pennekamp   On July 9, two areas to the east of Ferryville in Crawford County were sprayed in an effort to slow the spread of gypsy moths. Different parts of Crawford County have been sprayed in the past and the... + continue reading

Leading his men in a salute to the audience after Sunday’s re-enactment, British commander Col. McKay (front row, far left) was depicted by Frederick Carsted of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This weekend was the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 Battle of Prairie du Chien (1814), held on the historic Villa Louis grounds. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Whether you’re a fan of the hard-core Chicago blues or the newer blues rock, you will get an up close view of the unbelievable global talent taking the stage at the Prairie Dog Blues Fest in Prairie du Chien, July 25 and 26.

The eighth annual Antique Tractor Pull is hosted and organized by the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association and is part of Ferryville’s River Bluff Daze on Saturday, July 26.
Spraying for moths
An airplane treats an area of Wisconsin to help reduce gypsy moth population levels. (Photo courtesy of DATCP)

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