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2008-09-25 00:00:27

By Paul Snyder As United Cooperative targets Prairie du Chien for a new ethanol plant and Wisconsin puts money behind the project, the city is left wondering when it will be invited to the planning table. "We haven't seen any plans, nor have there been any applications," said City Administrator Jim Gitz. "There was an informational meeting in January with investors, engineers and people interested in seeing the project happen here, but then the project went into limbo. We've heard nothing...

2008-09-12 00:00:28

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - A 22-year-old Fargo, N.D., man was in good condition at a La Crosse hospital Wednesday afternoon following a train-pedestrian collision late Tuesday night. Ahmed Said Haji was taken to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse for the treatment of what EMS personnel initially termed suspected extremely serious internal injuries. Prairie du Chien police responded at 11:47 p.m. to a report of an...

2008-09-08 00:00:25

By NORB ASCHOM PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - A solar-power project, like one that's never been undertaken before, might be in the works, making Prairie du Chien "a model for other cities." That's what George Anagnost, director of sales for Novan Solar based in Golden, Colo., told the Prairie du Chien City Council Committee of the Whole Tuesday night. He reviewed the work of his company in Colorado, types of technology and financing alternatives. "Eventually, we'd like to hire local technical...

2008-08-04 00:00:11

The Prairie du Chien (Wis.) City Council finds itself in a bit of quandary over a project that would spend $8.75 million to place roundabouts at three of the city's intersections. A handful of council members support going forward with the project. A vocal group of community members hates the idea. The mayor wants to halt the roundabouts measure. Some are calling for a referendum on the issue. Some want the supporting council members recalled. And no matter what happens, it is going to cost...

2008-07-23 00:00:29

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - A Prairie du Chien woman escaped her burning trailer home Saturday night after she was awakened by the popping noise of exploding spray-paint cans.Prairie du Chien firefighters were called at8 p.m. to the home of Renee Hubanks in Selch's Trailer Court at 1515 S. 10th St.Upon arrival, firefighters found the home engulfed, with the fire burning through the roof and the windows blown out."She was lucky to get out," said Harry Rems, Prairie du Chien fire chief.Hubanks...

2008-07-15 03:00:18

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 15--PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. --The city's Common Council is set to vote tonight for the second time this month on whether to undo its 2003 decision to allow the state to install roundabouts on Marquette Road. A motion to nullify the earlier vote and terminate the city's contract with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation was voted down 9-2 on July 1. Mayor Karl Steiner vetoed that vote. If the council still has the two-thirds majority...

2008-07-10 03:00:26

By stacey becker PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - The ultimate goal of No Child Left Behind has some school districts questioning the feasibility of the federally mandated initiative. That goal requires every school district to have 100 percent of its students proficient in reading and math by 2014. "The whole premise behind No Child Left Behind is a great utopian goal," said Drew Johnson, superintendent of the Prairie Du Chien School District. "It's just not going to happen on a schoolwide...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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