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Latest Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Stories

2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Hubbuch, Chris The coming winter could be more slippery than usual. Road salt is so scarce that private contractors - and many county and municipal highway departments - can't even buy it this year. North American Salt, one of the country's main suppliers, informed customers in a letter in August it would not have salt to sell them because its inventory was depleted last year and governmental orders were bigger than expected. The company did not respond to an interview request Friday....

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...

2008-09-24 00:00:27

On Oct. 6, Bill Sexton will be the new chief executive officer of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. He will succeed Harold W. Brown, who is retiring after spending more than 35 years with the hospital.Sexton currently works for Providence Health and Services, headquartered in Seattle, as the chief executive for the North Coast Service Area in Oregon, where he has served for the past eight years.Prior to that, Sexton was the administrator/CEO in Sparta, Wis., for 10 years and is a retired...

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...