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Photograph taken by PdC native is headed to Smithsonian


Prairie du Chien native Dawn LaPointe’s photographic image, entitled “Sunset Paddle” has been professionally juried into the “Wilderness Forever” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to open in September. The special exhibit celebrates the golden anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Dawn LaPointe and her husband, Gary Fiedler, are a husband and wife photography team based in the Duluth, Minn., area. Their artwork reflects their shared love, reverence and appreciation for nature. (Submitted photo)

A wilderness photograph created by Dawn LaPointe, a native of Prairie du Chien, has been professionally juried into the “Wilderness Forever” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to open in September. The special exhibit celebrates the golden anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The entries for the Wilderness 50 were reviewed by a panel of experts in photography, science and conservation, and were judged on the basis of technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

LaPointe’s photograph, titled “Sunset Paddle,” was the winner in its category and division, “People in Wilderness,” amateur. There were more than 5,500 entries in the photo competition. Of 300 semi-finalists, two were LaPointe’s: “Through the Fog” and “Sunset Paddle.” LaPointe’s photograph will be among 50 on exhibit in large format at the Smithsonian this fall.

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Volleyball team brightens hospital’s radiology department with support for mammo capes

By Correne Martin

Though the girls on the Prairie du Chien High School volleyball team have never experienced a mammogram, they came through in a big way to make early detection a bit more uplifting in the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s radiology department. Motivated by the breast cancer diagnosis of one of the player’s moms, the girls planned and carried out various fundraisers that resulted in a $500 donation to the Partners of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. Half of that contribution has already been turned into 28 mammo capes for the hospital’s medical imaging/radiology department.

“My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was in third grade. She did the 60-mile (Susan G. Komen) walk in the Twin Cities,” said junior Jamie Kozelka. “I’ve noticed other schools have had ‘Hitting for a Cure’ nights and I thought it’d be cool if we could do one ourselves. I just wanted to do something in support of breast cancer awareness.”

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Prairie's season ends

Dodgeville over Prairie du Chien
McKenzie Banasik drives the left baseline, is fouled and scores on the play. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Dodgeville 

defeats PdC girls

Dodgeville defeated visiting Prairie du Chien 36-26 in a Division 3 Regional girls basketball game Friday night. 

Dodgeville played tough defense to take the first period 5-0. 

Each team scored 8 points in the second quarter as the Dodgers led the Lady Blackhawks 13-8 at the half. 

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Recall petition

 

Citizens seeking recall 

of Bridgeport officials

By Ted Pennekamp

 

This week, some residents from the town of Bridgeport began circulating a recall petition aimed at recalling two Bridgeport Town supervisors. 

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Flood potential

 

Flood potential slightly above normal in Wisconsin

It’s been a long, cold winter and everyone is looking forward to spring. The upcoming spring thaw, however, has many people thinking about how high area rivers might get. 

Predicting the potential for spring floods can be tricky and takes into account numerous factors. According to the hydrologic outlook issued by the La Crosse Office of the National Weather Service on March 6, the flood potential across Wisconsin is a little above normal. For Northeast Iowa, the potential is near normal. 

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Cappie Eugene Millin

 

Cappie Eugene Millin, 91, Prairie du Chien, died Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on July 12, 1922 to Dwight and Edith (Andrews) Millin in Patch Grove. Cappie graduated Valedictorian from Patch Grove High School in 1940. He entered the United States Navy in 1940, served as an Airplane Mechanic in World War II, and was honorably discharged on Nov. 27, 1946.

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Todd Allen Infield

 

Todd Allen Infield, 44, passed away on Monday, March 3, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. 

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Wauzeka-Steuben wins

W-S girls upset Seneca
Seneca’s Elizabeth Garfoot grabs a rebound in heavy traffic. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Wauzeka-Steuben 

girls upset Seneca

The 12th seeded Wauzeka-Steuben girls basketball team (5-15) upset host and number 5 seed Seneca (15-8) 37-35 in a hotly contested Division 5 Regional Tuesday night. 

Wauzeka-Steuben led 5-4 after the first period, but Seneca came back to tie the game at 11-11 at the half. 

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knife maker

knife maker
Phil Toberman holds one of his antler-handled knives.

 

Local man enjoys being on the cutting edge

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Since about 1990, a rural Prairie du Chien man has enjoyed the artful, yet practical hobby of knife making. 

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Family memorializes matriarch’s love of Hoffman Hall with donation

donation
In memory of Virginia Eichman, a Prairie du Chien resident and patron/volunteer at Hoffman Hall, her family contributed over $6,400 to the Hoffman Hall Capital Campaign recently. Pictured (from left) are Parks and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich, staff member Janet Paulson, family members Jarod Bufe, Carol Eichmann-Bufe holding Jackson Bufe, Edgar Eichmann, Mary Byron, Laura Eichmann, staff member Megan Pedretti and staff member Suzette Cunningham. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

The family of Virginia Eichmann, a longtime Hoffman Hall patron and volunteer who passed away in January, presented a donation in her memory recently to be used toward continued improvements at the recreation center. Eichmann, who was a Prairie du Chien resident, participated in many water aerobics classes as well as arts and crafts shows at the facility, while also volunteering her time as a staff member there.

Virginia’s husband, Edgar, as well as three of her kids and a grandson, informally presented over $6,400 to Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich Feb. 21 at Hoffman Hall. The money came from her memorial service, with a match from the investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs, where one of the daughters is employed. A plaque on the donor wall memorializes Eichmann.

Virginia and Edgar, a retired librarian and heavy equipment mechanic, moved to Prairie du Chien from Postville, Iowa, in 2007.

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