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Mon
06
Jan

Life-threatening temperatures blast the region

By Correne Martin

The coldest air in nearly two decades is impacting the Midwest, causing all schools and dozens of businesses and government offices around the region to be closed Monday due to temperatures in the 20os below zero and wind chills in the 40o to 60o below range.

The Upper Mississippi River Valley region hasn’t seen temperatures this freezing since Feb. 2-3, 1996, according to the National Weather Service of La Crosse. The frigid air invaded the area on Sunday and is expected to last through Tuesday morning.

Residents have hunkered down following plenty of meteorologists’ warnings about the life-threatening temperatures and their potential ramifications. (Prairie du Chien High School cafeteria and courtyard are open today (Monday) for those seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures.)

Mon
06
Jan

Schools consider safety first in cold weather

By Correne Martin

All area schools were canceled Monday, due to freezing temperatures in the 35o to 50o below zero range, with wind chill. Meteorologists warned about the dangers associated with these conditions, such as frostbite and hypothermia happening in a matter of minutes.

Area superintendents were contacted for a reminder about what goes into the determination to call off classes in cold and snowy winter weather. Of course, each of them said the safety of their students and staff is always their first priority.

At River Ridge Schools, anytime the temperatures reach 10o or greater below zero, administration immediately looks at the wind chill temperature.

Mon
06
Jan

Resolve to get active in new year

By Caitlin Bittner

With the new year just beginning, resolutions are fresh in the minds of many. If getting active or finding a new hobby is on your list of things to do this year, check out all of the opportunities available through Prairie du Chien’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7, evening ice skating lessons will be offered for kids at the Lochner Park ice rink. However, if you already know how to skate, feel free to hit the ice whenever you’d like. Ice skates are available for rental through the Parks and Rec Dept. More wintery fun can be had at LaRiviere Park where there is a lot of room to ski, hike, or go sledding with your friends and family members.

Mon
06
Jan

Seneca boys win

Seneca boys win in OT
Cashton’s Kole Campton is turned away by an aerial Jake Jones during the second half of the nonconference match-up Saturday night. Seneca edged the Eagles 50-48 in overtime. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

Seneca wins in OT

Seneca nipped visiting Cashton 50-48 in overtime in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday. 

Seneca led 16-11 following one period and 24-21 at halftime. 

Seneca took the third quarter 14-11 to build a 38-32 advantage. 

Mon
06
Jan

Seneca vs. Hillsboro

Seneca girls
Taylor Redman attempts to cut through the Hillsboro defense during last week’s non-conference game. Hillsboro won 28-19. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

Hillsboro 

defeats Seneca

Hillsboro defeated host Seneca 28-19 Dec. 30 in nonconference girls basketball action. 

Hillsboro jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first period. 

Seneca came back to pull within 12-9 at the half. 

Mon
06
Jan

Matt Antoine

Antoine fourth
Matt Antoine

 

Antoine top U.S. slider 

with 4th at Winterberg

Fri
03
Jan

Chat with area fish biologists

 

Jan. 7 live online chat set with fish biologists and wardens along Mississippi River

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - To help ice anglers explore the fantastic fishing found on the 200-plus miles of the Mississippi River bordering Wisconsin, state fish biologists and conservation wardens stationed along Ol’ Man River will host a live online chat Jan. 7.

Mon
30
Dec

PdC boys basketball

PdC boys hoops
Luke Rickleff tries to land a short jumper over Mondovi’s Ethan Palmer late in the Aquinas Tournament consolation game. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

PdC boys at Aquinas Tournament

La Crosse Aquinas defeated Prairie du Chien 50-30 in the first game of the Aquinas Tournament in boys basketball Friday.

Aquinas took a 12-7 lead after the first quarter and a 24-10 advantage at halftime. 

Aquinas led 42-21 after three quarters en route to the win. 

Mon
30
Dec

River Ridge boys basketball

River Ridge hoops
River Ridge's Tyler Schmidt fights for the ball against North Crawford Friday afternoon.

 

River Ridge boys 

host tournament

The River Ridge boys basketball team hosted the River Ridge Tournament this past weekend. 

Albany nipped River Ridge 48-46 in the Consolation Championship Friday evening.

River Ridge led 15-10 after one period and 30-20 at halftime. 

Mon
30
Dec

Bi-State wrestling

Wrestling
Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben’s Taylor Elliott suspends Weston/Ithaca’s Hunter Dischler in the middle of the mat while trying to maintain control during the 113-pound championship match at the 32nd annual Bi-State Classic. Elliott won with an 11-5 decision. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

PdC-WS grapplers at Bi-State: Elliott wins second straight title

On Friday and Saturday, the Blackhawk wrestling team took part in the 32nd annual Bi-State Wrestling Classic held in the La Crosse Center.  The tournament consists of 55 teams from the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben wrestlers finished in 13th place in their respective division.  

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