Courier Press

Mon
27
Apr

Pedaling for Pets


Ashley and Brandon Christensen, pictured with their dog Nibbles, are taking on their own Pedaling for Pets challenge this summer. They will be bicycling 750 miles from Prairie du Chien to the Bayfield area and back, from Aug. 16 to Sept. 6. They have eight checkpoints along the way, where they will stop at animal shelters and humane societies to gain knowledge and spread awareness about Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. All funds raised from this journey will benefit RABAS and its efforts toward building a local animal shelter.

 

Pedaling for Pets fundraising challenge taking couple on a 750-mile bike ride

By Correne Martin

 

Mon
27
Apr

Arbor Day Event


Teacher Miranda Polodna holds a tree branch still while Public Works Co-Manager Terry Meyer demonstrates how to properly prune branches. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Students watch as Prairie du Chien Park Board Chair Tom Nelson plants a tree. For more photos, please see the Courier Press’ Facebook page.

Students, teachers, parents and city officials took a group photo with an Arbor Day flag and the Tree City USA plaque. (Photos by Correne Martin)

 

 

First graders celebrate trees at Arbor Day event

By Correne Martin

 

Mon
27
Apr

Wauzeka-Steuben baseball


Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jeramiah Huber fires a pitch to the De Soto batter Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Turner Krachey takes a lead off of first base. Krachey stole second and later scored on a home run by Jeremy Lessard.

The Hornets’ Turner Krachey crosses the plate in the fourth inning on a homer by Jeremy Lessard.

Jeremy Lessard scores following his 2-run blast to left field in the fourth inning.

The Hornets’ Brady Krachey races to third base against the De Soto Pirates Friday.

 

Hornets edge 

Pirates in eight

Wauzeka-Steuben edged visiting De Soto 4-3 in eight innings Thursday afternoon in Ridge and Valley baseball action. 

De Soto took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. 

Jeremy Lessard then belted a 2-run homer to left in the bottom of the fourth to give Wauzeka-Steuben a 2-1 lead. 

Mon
27
Apr

Mighty River School

 

Mighty River Charter School flowing strong in second year

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Mighty River Charter School, an online school in its second school year in the Prairie du Chien School District, has become quite successful. 

Fri
24
Apr

Donald M. Wachter

 

Donald M. Wachter, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, April 23, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

Wed
22
Apr

Dale L. Braudt

 

Dale L. Braudt, 78, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, April 20, at his home. 

He was born on Jan. 10, 1937, at Brodtville in Wyalusing Township, the son of Louis and Lela (Ariss) Braudt. Dale graduated from Patch Grove High School. On Oct. 6, 1961, he married Betty A. Campbell at the Lutheran Parsonage in Prairie du Chien. He was employed at Hermsen’s Ace Hardware in Bloomington for many years as an electrician. Dale was a member of the Bloomington Fire Department for over forty years and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Prairie du Chien. In his younger days, Dale enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Wed
22
Apr

The Bridges of Crawford County


The above photo shows cracking on a bridge on County U in the town of Clayton. Highway Commissioner Dennis Pelock told the county board that the walls of the bridge have moved in an inch. This is not one of the four to be worked on this year, but it is one of 17 that will need to be reconstructed in the coming years and illustrates the problem that the county is facing.

 

County to use reserves to 

pay for four bridge projects

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
22
Apr

Local entities making joint plans for current hospital facility’s future


The future state of the current Crossing Rivers Health facility (formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital) at 705 East Taylor Street is unknown at this time. But the hospital is banding together with the city, school and local economic development groups to create a plan for promoting economic and community development at that location. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

The new eight-person Prairie du Chien Common Council decided, Tuesday night, to partner with four other entities, including Crossing Rivers Health, to create a plan to redevelop the current hospital facility at 705 East Taylor Street. The council will join forces with the hospital, the Prairie du Chien and Crawford County economic development corporations, and the Prairie du Chien Area School District in encouraging the hospital facility’s reuse in a manner that promotes economic and community development. If their efforts are unsuccessful, the collaboration may resolve to raze the facility and redevelop the site in a way that would complement the surrounding neighborhood and also encourage economic and community development.

Wed
22
Apr

Wauzeka-Steuben names top seniors

Kelsey Kapinus has been named the valedictorian and Alexis Bird the salutatorian of the Wauzeka-Steuben High School graduating class of 2015.

Kelsey is the daughter of Bill and Lisa Wallin-Kapinus. She has been a very active, goal-oriented student throughout her high school career, earning academic honors all four years. In addition, Kelsey has earned four academic letters/pins for her excellence in the classroom. Kelsey has been actively involved in a number of extra-curricular activities over the past four years.

Mon
20
Apr

Prairie boys win


Prairie first baseman Brady Ulrich attempts to hold the Dodgeville runner close to the base.

Prairie du Chien pitcher Ryan Garrity fields a slow roller and gets ready to throw the Dodgeville batter out at first base in the first inning Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Brandon Check takes a big lead before stealing second base. Check was 2x2 batting against the Dodgers.

 

Blackhawks 

shut out Dodgers

Prairie du Chien shut out visiting Dodgeville 7-0 in an SWC baseball game Friday afternoon. 

Prairie took a 1-0 lead after one complete inning. 

Prairie erupted for 5 big runs in the bottom of the fourth to increase the margin to 6-0. 

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