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Dan Moris

Dan Moris has written 25 posts for Prairie's Own, WPRE

Coming Soon: Prairie’s Own, WPRE: Relaunched

WPRE will soon be relaunched on 104.3FM. The station is beginning to transition into it’s new state. Now listen to Todd Crotty in the morning, 6am-9am!

Two PdC Roundabouts Are Open

Monday the Wisconsin Department of Transportation opened Marquette Road to Local traffic, and while residents learn to navigate the new roadway, Project leader Jay Adams and others have their sights set on finalizing Phases 3 and 4.

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Tom Nelson Named Eagles Hall of Famer

Tom Nelson is one of Prairie du Chien’s most unique and colorful characters. A former teacher and coach, Jaycee member, and business owner, Nelson is still as involved in the community as ever with a wide variety of projects.

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Marquette Hardware Store, Homes Destroyed in Fire

Three buildings in Marquette, Iowa have been destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. Nobody was hurt in the fires that has displaced five families from their homes. WQPC/WPRE News Director Dan Moris talked with Mary Jo Pirc, owner of Marquette Hardware Monday morning as she watched the remaining flames die down.

Athlete of the Week: McKenzie Banasik

Prairie du Chien Senior McKenzie Banasik has played with the varsity basketball team since she was a freshman. She was part of the team that made it to state when she was a Freshman.

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PdC Alderpersons Discuss Council Reduction Again

Alderman Kyle Kozelka brought up the discussion at Tuesday’s meeting pointing out that voters in the city approved by nearly a 2-1 margin he idea of reducing the council size in an advisory referendum in 2011.

Co-Public Works Directors, Staff Help PdC Thaw

Another arctic blast with temperatures well below freezing, and well below zero at night, isn’t make life any easier for public works managers in area communities.

Athlete of the Week: Taylor Elliott

Prairie du Chien Senior wrestler Taylor Elliott is working toward his fourth consecutive trip to state. Last year’s runner up at 106 pounds in Division 2, Elliott has only one loss this season (to an opponent from Iowa whom he later defeated).

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Council Discusses Haydn Street Crossing Closure, Other Items

The city council has decided not to appeal the Commissioner of Railroads decision to close the Haydn Street railroad crossing.

Southwest Wisconsin Baby, Family Endures Rare Disease

A number of events have been created to support a southwest Wisconsin family during a difficult time as their child endures a rare degenerative disorder.