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Thu
19
Jun

Construction Cash winner - Week 4

JoAnne Broder, of Prairie du Chien, was the Courier Press’ Construction Cash winner for week four of the promotion. She registered at Excalibur Laundry. Jay White, of Excalibur, presented Broder with $50 in Construction Cash to be spent at any of the 27 participating businesses. Be sure to register at one of the local Construction Cash participating businesses, and you could be our next winner.

Wed
18
Jun

Prairie du Chien students receive scholarship to attend Conserve School

Zachary DuCharme and Jacob DeBruin
Zachary DuCharme (left) and Jacob DeBruin were awarded Lowenstine Honors Scholarships in recognition of their efforts towards environmental stewardship. (Photo submitted)

 

Prairie du Chien residents Zach DuCharme and Jacob DeBruin have been awarded a Lowenstine Honors Scholarship to attend Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes (Wis.) for the fall of 2014. This scholarship, valued at more than $15,000, is awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, character and a commitment to environmental stewardship. 

 

Wed
18
Jun

Rocksvolds married 50 years

Kersten “Rocky” and Karen Rocksvold
Kersten “Rocky” and Karen Rocksvold

 

Kersten “Rocky” and Karen Rocksvold were married in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 20, 1964. They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with their three children and their spouses, along with their nine grandchildren.

Wed
18
Jun

50 years for Knickerbockers

Gary and Judy (Eilers) Knickerbocker
Gary and Judy (Eilers) Knickerbocker

 

Gary and Judy (Eilers) Knickerbocker, of Prairie du Chien, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien, on June 27, 1964. The couple are blessed with three children: Jackie Knickerbocker (deceased); Dr. Tanya Kickerbocker of Yakima, Wash.; and Thomas (Jeannine) Knickerbocker of Montgomery, Ill. They have two beautiful grandchildren: Jackson (5) and Brandon (3) Knickerbocker. Bishop William P. Callahan has invited them to a Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving and reception July 13, at the Holy Cross Diocesan Center in La Crosse.

Wed
18
Jun

Computer Support Plus looks forward to new phase in business

Comp Support Staff
Even though the location has changed, the dedication to technical service the staff of Computer Support Plus offers has not. Pictured from left are, (front) Derek Dressler, Chris Trautsch, Jamie Trautsch, Chad Trautsch, (back) Rob “Gerb” Gerbig and John Holley, the employees who can assist you with your technical needs. (Photo by Caitlin Bittner)

 

By Caitlin Bittner

 

Wed
18
Jun

All Conference athletes announced

SWC Soccer
SWC Golf
SRC Baseball
SRC Softball
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swc softball

Each season, athletes are chosen to be given Southwest Wisconsin Conference (SWC), Six Rivers Conference (SRC) and Ridge and Valley Conference (RVC) All Conference honors, with many area athletes being chosen for the titles.

 

Area athletes given the honor were:

Wed
18
Jun

New unpaid parking ticket software could impact driving privileges

New parking software upgrades that track delinquent parking ticket payments will soon impact driving privileges of those who don’t pay in the city of Prairie du Chien. This comes after the city council approved an ordinance Tuesday night that imposes penalties for not paying the parking tickets.

City Administrator Aaron Kramer outlined the state-issued penalties for non-payment. Under the ordinance, the forfeiture will be doubled if paid within 15 to 28 days after the date of the violation or tripled if paid within 29 to 45 days after the date of violation. If the forfeiture is not paid within 45 days, the registration of the vehicle involved in the violation could be suspended until the penalty is paid in full along with a $25 fee for the processing of the paperwork.

Wed
18
Jun

Tennis courts at Hoffman Hall net anonymous donation toward upgrade


An anonymous donation of nearly $40,000 will help to improve the tennis courts on the green space west of Hoffman Hall later this summer. Key project components are a drainage system, new poles and nets, and a color sealant for the top layer—all of which will improve the sustainability and look of the facility.

By Correne Martin

An anonymous donor has stepped forward with nearly $40,000 to improve the outdoor tennis courts at Hoffman Hall in Prairie du Chien, providing for a more appealing facility on which people can play the lifetime sport. The overhaul of the courts is expected to be done by mid-August.

“This is a wonderful donation by somebody who cares about the tennis community, not only now but in the future,” Prairie du Chien Park and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich stated.

Wed
18
Jun

Learn more about locally-grown foods at Crawford County Farm Crawl Sunday

 It is time for the first Crawford County Farm Crawl and Fundraiser hosted by Driftless Wisconsin Grown Sunday, June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. Featuring six locations to visit and tour at your own pace, this is a great opportunity to meet local producers and see how and where food is grown in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin.

The Crawford County Farm Crawl is a free event open to the public. You can choose where to go and how long to spend at each stop.

Gatherings on the Ridge event barn, east of Eastman on Highway 27, will host a farmers market during the Farm Crawl where participants can visit with owners of Coulee View Family Farms, Mystery Bridge Farms and Driftless Edibles. Taste their fares and purchase their products.

Wed
18
Jun

Auction to liquidate Wyalusing Academy furnishings Friday


Parts from this old Honda Trail 70, which was found behind an interior wall at the former Wyalusing Academy, will be among the items for sale at the liquidation auction Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m.

These commercial washers (on the right) and dryers are part of the auction listing for the Wyalusing Academy liquidation, set for this Friday morning on Beaumont Road in Prairie du Chien.

By Correne Martin

A liquidation auction of Wyalusing Academy’s school equipment, commercial kitchen and laundry equipment and other special items is set for Friday, June 20 at 11 a.m.

Kramer Auction Service will lead the sale of the interior furnishings at the former Wyalusing Academy property on Beaumont Road in Prairie du Chien.

“This sale includes pretty much anything they used to teach, house or feed the students there. There may be very few items from when it was St. Mary’s Academy, but most of it is from when it was Wyalusing Academy,” said Curt Kramer, auctioneer.

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