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Feb

Rhonda Jo (Christie) Cera

 

Rhonda Jo (Christie) Cera passed away Monday, Jan. 22.

 

She was born May 27, 1965.

 

Mon
19
Feb

Chamber of commerce keeps PACE of the community going


The 2018 Prairie du Chien Area Chamber Board includes (from left) Chamber President/CEO Bob Moses, Nate Gilberts, Board President Curt Zinkle, Kiel Fritz, Mary Antoine, Brandon Thies, Sheri Bowar, Vice-President Steve Kleist, Owen Vincent and Jacob Kanis. Missing are Chris Meyer, Tanya Kangas, Rick Powell, Drew Hagar and Tiffany Pettera. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Mission is to promote, advocate, communicate and educate

By Correne Martin

Prior to the world of Google, chambers of commerce were the main “search engines” of their communities. They were the best place people could contact to find out information about businesses, residency and schools, events, activities and more. 

Since then, chambers have had to cultivate their niche in the community to provide more than just a knowledgeable welcome. 

Mon
19
Feb

Antoine’s story, Olympic experience great lesson for youth


Students in Mrs. Copsey’s 4K class at B.A. Kennedy have been keeping a close eye on the medal count each day, particularly acknowledging American athletes’ achievements. (Photos by Correne Martin)

You might have to use a creative eye in looking at this collaboration, but the second graders at Bluff View School are proudly displaying the colors of the Olympic rings.

By Correne Martin

Matt Antoine achieved 11th place in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic skeleton competition last week, certainly making his hometown fans proud. Along the way, the youngest of his fans have also shared in the excitement, learning all about Matt, the sport of skeleton and some Olympic fun facts, too. 

The teachers of the Prairie du Chien school district have found many ways to incorporate these current events into their curriculum, from 4K to second and third grades on up. Two such classes focusing on Olympic units have been Mrs. Megan Copsey’s 4K at B.A. Kennedy elementary and the entire second grade at Bluff View elementary.

Mon
19
Feb

Conference Gymnastics Meet


The gymnasts from all schools line up before the start of the conference meet Friday night at Bluff View Intermediate School. The Prairie du Chien team is at the left. (Photo by Rose Ziel)

Prairie’s Mackenzie Pettit vaults Friday night. (Photo by Rose Ziel)

Mackenzie Pettit displays good concentration on the balance beam. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Jade Afroukh jumps while performing on the balance beam. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Desiree Puckett finishes her floor exercise. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Prairie du Chien 

hosts conference 

gymnastics meet

Prairie du Chien hosted the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Gymnastics Meet on Friday night in the Bluff View gymnasium.

Southwestern-Cuba City won the meet with 130.125 team points. Dodgeville-Mineral Point had 128.7, Platteville Co-op 125.675, River Valley 114.8 and Prairie du Chien-Fennimore 106.35.

Mon
19
Feb

Wheeler goes to State

 

Wheeler earns 

trip to State Wrestling Meet

Ben Wheeler of River Ridge-Cassville earned a trip to the WIAA Division 3 State Wrestling Tournament to be held at the Kohl Center in Madison on Feb. 22-24. It is the 75th annual State Wrestling Tournament.

Wheeler, a senior with a record of 30-9 this season, finished third in the 285-pound weight class by pinning sophomore Leif Bredeson (19-17) of Darlington-Black Hawk in 1:28 in the third-place match at the Mineral Point Sectional on Saturday.

Mon
19
Feb

Prairie Wrestlers Statebound


Prairie du Chien state qualifiers Colten Wall, Matt Rogge, Blake Garcia, Traeton Saint, Nick Rogge and Stephen Ronnfeldt will be representing PDC wrestling at the Kohl Center starting Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

Blake Garcia works hard in controlling his Monroe opponent. Garcia would win by major decision, 9-0.

Nick Rogge dominates his Wisconsin Dells opponent with a double arm bar in his quarterfinal match. Nick would win by major decision, 11-0. In the finals, Nick would beat Max Barreau of Lodi 6-1 for a sectional championship.

Stephen Ronnfeldt pins his Wisconsin Dells opponent in a quarterfinal match.​

 

Blackhawks qualify six for State Wrestling Tournament

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestling team once again continued to make history. This time, by advancing six individuals to the State Tournament to be held in the Kohl Center in Madison from Feb. 22-24.

Richland Center was the host of a WIAA Division 2 Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 17. Traeton Saint and Stephen Ronnfeldt will be making return trips to state, with a few teammates joining them. The top three finishers in each weight division earned trips to the state meet.

Mon
19
Feb

Antoine and family enjoying Olympics


A group of South Korean women pose for a photo with their new cheesehead wearing friends. The cheeseheads are Claire Martins, Kelleigh Martins, Elise Martins and Lonnie Martins. (Photo by Mary Antoine)

 

Matt Antoine’s family 

and friends enjoy Olympic Games

By Mary Antoine

 

Mon
19
Feb

Antoine appreciates his many fans


Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine slides around a curve during his first run at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo by Getty Images)

Matt Antoine (far right), along with many other United States Olympic Team members from several sports, waves to those gathered for “The Today Show.” Matt was also interviewed on media night. (Photo by Mary Antoine)

 

Antoine finishes in 11th place in South Korea and

is enjoying the rest of the Olympics with family, friends

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
19
Feb

Catherine R. Thode

 

Catherine R. Thode, 74, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17.

 

Born Sept. 13, 1943, she is survived by two daughters, Michelle and Adrienne. 

 

Mon
19
Feb

Marcella M. Nussbaum

 

Marcella M. Nussbaum, 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Prairie Maison Care Center.

 

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