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PdC Golf Meet


Prairie’s Sam Peterson hits his approach to the first green Friday afternoon.

Sam Peterson knocks in his par putt on the first hole at Prairie du Chien Country Club.

Tyler Mason of Prairie du Chien drops a birdie putt on hole number one at Prairie du Chien Country Club Friday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Zach DuCharme hits from the ninth fairway Friday.

Zach DuCharme watches his putt go towards the cup on the ninth green.

The ball falls into the hole for the Blackhawks’ Ben Baxter for a par on the ninth green.

 

Prairie du Chien 

hosts golf meet

The Prairie du Chien boys golf team finished fourth in their first conference golf meet of the season at Prairie du Chien Country Club on Friday, April 15.  

The Blackhawks shot a team score of 202 with Sam Peterson and Tyler Mason leading the team with scores of 47 each. Jacob Lenzendorf shot 50, Ben Baxter 58, and Zach DuCharme 62.  

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Apr

Cafe, store in former Kozelka's


Kelly Milbert, Pam Ritchie and Jon Scherbring stand in the former Kozelka’s building.

 

Cafe, adult day care, furniture and 

decorating store to fill former Kozelka’s building

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There’s good news for the former Kozelka’s Men’s Wear building. It will soon be occupied by three new entities. 

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18
Apr

John Raymond Koresh

 

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. 

John was born on April 4, 1948, to John and Arlene (Stagman) Koresh in Prairie du Chien. He graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1967. John worked for 3M in Prairie du Chien for 34 years, he retired in 2002. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting and watching westerns. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

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Apr

Jo Ann Hermsen

 

Jo Ann Hermsen, 64, of Woodstock, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 14, in Woodstock. 

She was born April 16, 1951 in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Ivan and Gloria Schmidt. She married Philip Hermsen on Dec. 16, 1972 at St. John’s church in Patch Grove. She was a member of the Auburn Civitan Club, a non-profit organization that works with children with disabilities, in Auburn, Ala. for many years where she also served as treasurer during that time. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Auburn. In her spare time, she enjoyed working on home projects, re-modeling homes, and helping others.

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Apr

James Leland De Long

 

James Leland De Long, 71, of Trempealeau, and formerly of Stoddard, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Jim was born in Allamakee County, Iowa on July 20, 1944 to Leland and Theadora (Ferring) De Long. He was joined in marriage to Linda Kastroll on May 25, 1968, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. 

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William L. “Bill” Rice

 

William L. “Bill” Rice, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, April 13, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center due to a sudden illness. 

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Apr

Edward Prew

 

Edward Prew, 72, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 12, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born July 1, 1943 in Eastman, the son of Paul and Laurayne (Phillip) Prew. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War in bridge construction and as a demolition expert. He married Christine Preston on Feb. 24, 1968 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He worked for Stark’s Sport Shop and built silos with Jones Construction. Ed later farmed in the Prairie du Chien area. Chris and Ed then owned and operated a cleaning service in Prairie du Chien for several years. Chris preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 2015.

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Apr

Welcome to Prairie du Chien Prairie du Chien

Mayor Dave Hemmer (right) welcomed Prairie du Chien’s newest business, Solomon Corporation, to the North Gateway Business Park on Tuesday, April 12, following a ribbon cutting at the industrial facility. Tom Hemmer, company president and CEO, said “Prairie feels like home for us. We operate in several small towns and the people and culture here are exactly what we wanted.” Tom’s dad, Gene Hemmer, founded Solomon Corp. 45 years ago in Solomon, Kan. In addition to Kansas and now Wisconsin, the company has regional locations in Colorado, Texas and Tennessee. In total, Solomon has 560 employees, including 16 who started April 7 in Prairie du Chien. The local employees were hired as mechanical and electrical technician work, dismantlement and materials handling, receiving as well as paint and finish work. At least another eight employees are anticipated, as 24 is the number Solomon committed to with respect to incentives it received from the state of Wisconsin.

Wed
13
Apr

Test drive a Ford to benefit PdC High School, PdC K9 unit

By Correne Martin

Blackhawk Motors in Prairie du Chien is hosting two unique opportunities for people interested in test driving a brand new Ford vehicle and, at the same time, raising money for Prairie du Chien High School and the Prairie du Chien Police Department’s forthcoming K9 unit.

First, on Monday, April 18, from 3 to 8 p.m., in the Prairie du Chien High School parking lot, drivers age 18 and older are invited to stop by and spend some time behind the wheel of a Ford vehicle as part of the Ford Drive 4 UR School. For every valid test drive taken, Ford will donate $20 to the school district, up to $6,000. The goal is to raise the maximum amount. The donation from Ford will go into the high school’s general fund and dispersed as determined by the school.

About 10 vehicles will be on site for test driving, including an Edge, Focus, Fusion, Escape, F-150, Mustang, etc.

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Apr

Garage and shed from Hwy. 18 moved to Mt. Hope, house will be torn down

By Correne Martin

Drivers who were out and about in Bridgeport Sunday morning may have found themselves behind a slow-moving, oversized load being hauled by Heritage Movers to its business in rural Mt. Hope.

The garage and shed, previously owned by Von and Jean Denlinger and located at 38374 Highway 18 on the east side of the highway, was moved around 7:30 a.m. to Heritage Movers’ property at 12527 Garthwaite Lane, Mt. Hope.

“It took us two hours and 15 minutes to go 18 miles,” third-generation Heritage Movers Owner Russell Childs said. “We had four state patrol cars escort us.”

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