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Mon
02
Feb

Too many stray cats a concern


Tammi, an adult female tabby cat, is just one of the friendly felines Crawford Area Shelter for Animals took in last fall. According to Dhjana Franson, of CASA, Tammi is still available for adoption. For more information about her, visit her Petfinder page: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28889271/.

Crisse Reynolds is Crawford County’s first state-certified humane officer, appointed by the county board in October. She, along with a number of area resources, have been working together to decrease the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in the county.

Professionals push spaying, neutering

By Correne Martin

The overpopulation of stray and feral cats in Crawford County has led to frustration and concern for residents, veterinary clinics and county officials. Unprecedented numbers of unwanted cats are being taken in by the Crawford Area Shelter for Animals (CASA), local vet clinics and sympathetic volunteers connected to the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS) effort. Though such havens are overcrowded and underfunded for these in-kind services, each resource is determined to work where it can toward lessening this public nuisance and providing avenues through which the public can help as well.

Mon
02
Feb

James A. “Jim” Parkins

 

James A. “Jim” Parkins, 77, of Glen Haven, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, unexpectedly due to a heart attack. 

He was born on Nov. 5, 1937, in Bloomington, the son of Rollo and Pauline (Hampton) Parkins. Jim graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956. After graduation, he farmed the family farm. Jim began his own business as a carpenter and retired in 1997. On July 26, 1999, he was united in marriage to Terri Beesecker. Jim enjoyed his vegetable and flower garden and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved the Wisconsin Badgers and was a very hard worker his entire life. Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Mon
02
Feb

Helen B. Meyer

 

Helen B. Meyer, 91, formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Sylvia’s Hospice House, Ocala, Fla. 

She was born to Al and Pearl (Fingold) Freeman in Chicago, Ill. She married Dave Meyer, Nov. 7, 1944. Helen was active in and volunteered with many organizations while she lived in Prairie du Chien. She moved back to her hometown of Chicago in 2000 and lived there until relocating to Ocala, Fla., in March 2014, to be closer to family. 

Fri
30
Jan

Martha Lynn “Princess” Sauer

 

Martha Lynn “Princess” Sauer, 53, died on Monday, Jan. 26, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

Martha was born Oct. 31, 1961 to Charles and Ivanelle (Corlett) Sauer in McGregor, Iowa. Martha graduated from Mar-Mac High School, McGregor, Iowa in 1980. After graduation she traveled all over the United States and Germany, making friends far and wide. Martha worked at The Isle of Capri in Marquette, Iowa for many years and most recently was employed at Greene in Monona, Iowa. 

Thu
29
Jan

Esther M. Hamann

 

Esther M. Hamann, 88, of Prairie du Chien passed away in her sleep Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. 

She was born Dec. 7, 1926 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of John V. and Amelia (Berentgen) Check. She married Harold “Brownie” Hamann on Sept. 10, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2007. Esther cooked for Dunbar’s Café in Prairie du Chien and later for St. Gabriel’s School for many years. She was an active member of St. Gabriel’s and a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Thu
29
Jan

65th Annual Ice Fisheree Feb. 7-8


One never knows what the big catch will be at the annual Ice Fisheree. (Courier Press file photo)

This Coleman Outfitter 700 Utility Vehicle is the top raffle prize for the 65th Annual Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree to be held on Feb. 7-8. The top prize can be viewed and raffle tickets purchased at Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly.

The 65th Annual Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree will be held Feb. 7 and 8 with headquarters at Lakeview Marina Bar.

Fishing is open to bodies of water in the Prairie du Chien area, with concentration on Gremore Lake. Fishing will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday with weigh-ins from 9 a.m.  to 6 p.m. Fishing on Sunday will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with weigh-ins from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffle drawings and door prize drawings will be held on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. (need not be present to win).

A euchre tournament will be held at the Lakeview Marina Bar from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6. A gun raffle will be held all weekend at the Lakeview.

Registration and raffle tickets will be available at the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber Office, Lakeview Bar, Stark’s Sports Shop and Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly. Raffle tickets are also available at several locations throughout Prairie du Chien and from the Jaycees and American Legion Baseball representatives.

Wed
28
Jan

Ruck march raises PTSD awareness


Wisconsin Winter Ruck March and Polar Plunge participants included (front row, from left) Matteline Benoit, Scott Kolp, Gunner the dog, Joe Fridley, Herb Raasch, Jake Beiber, Kent Stark, Lloyd Seawright II, Scott MaCallister; (back row) Sarah King, Amanda Peters, Joe Carey, Mandy Jean, David Peters, J.P. Neugerber, Erin Caroline, Dan Borchers, Travis Birr, Sean Dekok, Matt Birr, Dallas Crawford and Brian Kerkow.

By Correne Martin

About 25 individuals participated in the first ever Wisconsin Winter Ruck March and Polar Plunge in Millville Jan. 10.

According to Organizer Kent Stark, of Prairie du Chien, 19 participants finished the six-mile march through Grant County’s hills and bluffs and six plunged into the icy waters of the Wisconsin River at the Millville Boat Landing.

“It was a wonderful turnout. A number of people who’ve battled post-traumatic stress disorder showed up and marched shoulder-to-shoulder with their fellow men,” Stark said. “Plus, we raised awareness and that’s what we set out to do.”

Wed
28
Jan

Bull riding in Seneca


These are just a few of the bucking bulls on the Curt Check property near Seneca. The top bucking bull of the group is second from the left.

 

Cowboy’s Arena holds bull riding on Saturday nights

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Cowboys, cowgirls and spectators have been having a great time in recent years at bull riding events at the Cowboy’s Arena near Seneca. The bull rides are held every Saturday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. from September through May.

Wed
28
Jan

Good sportsmanship

 

A special 

show of good 

sportsmanship 

at PdC-WS meet

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
27
Jan

Evelyn Marie Sutton

 

Evelyn Marie Sutton, 89, of Seneca Township, died Monday, Jan. 26, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on May 9, 1925 to Lorenzo H. and Iona (Benhart) Sutton in Seneca Township. She attended Dean School in Seneca Township. Evelyn completed a course to be a CNA years after attending Dean School. 

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