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Fri
20
Apr

Lucille “Sally” Schaefers

 

Lucille “Sally” Schaefers, 89, of McGregor, Iowa, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

 

Lucille Veronica was born to Casper and Mary (Lucher) Schaefers on Nov. 24, 1928, in Clayton, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, Iowa. Sally attended Garnavillo Catholic School through the eighth grade.

Fri
20
Apr

Belita Elenore (Stokes) Taylor

 

Belita Elenore (Stokes) Taylor, 89, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, at the Great River Care Center at McGregor, Iowa. 

 

Fri
20
Apr

Francis Joseph Forst

 

Francis Joseph Forst, 82, of McGregor, Iowa, died Thursday, April 12. 

 

Francis was born Jan. 24, 1936, to Leonard and Leona (Becwar) Forst, in Prairie du Chien. While growing up he was active in FFA and 4-H. Francis graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1954, and attended the University of Wisconsin Madison. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Thu
19
Apr

Three Prairie Archers to Nationals


Taia Dressler, Devan Jacobson and Allison Davis qualified to shoot at the 2018 NASP Eastern Nationals in Louisville, Ky. on May 10 to May 12. (Photos submitted)

Members of the Prairie du Chien team compete in Cashton earlier this season.

The Martin Adkins Archery Club of Prairie du Chien comprised 23 of the more than 1,600 archers at the state competition in Wisconsin Dells.

The Martin Adkins Archery Club poses at the NASP State Tournament.

 

Three Prairie du Chien archers 

to shoot at national competition

By Ted Pennekamp

 

On Friday, March 23, the Prairie du Chien School District’s archery team competed in the Wisconsin National Archery in the School’s Program (NASP) state competition at the Woodside Sports Complex in Wisconsin Dells. 

Thu
19
Apr

Teen arrested after vehicle rolls on Bypass

On Tuesday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department received a call of a vehicle driving erratically on South Beaumont Road. The caller then told dispatch that the vehicle had hit a curb and rolled over several times on the Highway 18 Bypass near South Wacouta Avenue. The vehicle came to rest on its tires and the driver proceeded to drive in a field until the vehicle struck a power utility box, where it was disabled.

During the course of the crash investigation, it was determined that Dylan Yeomans, 19, Prairie du Chien, was the operator and lone occupant of the vehicle. Yeomans was taken to the Crossing Rivers Health emergency room for possible injuries.

The vehicle suffered severe damage. Yeomans was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (first offense) and reckless driving.

Thu
19
Apr

Public info meeting planned for Michigan Street project

The city of Prairie du Chien will host a Public information meeting on Thursday, April 26 to review the upcoming North Michigan Street project. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room at city hall.

Representatives from the city and Vierbicher, the city’s consultant on the project, will be in attendance.

Work is scheduled to begin in June. The contractor for the project is H. James and Sons Construction.

The project involves the reconstruction of North Michigan Street from Blackhawk Avenue to Perry Street, Haydn Street from Michigan Street to Illinois Street, and Park Street from Michigan Street to Illinois Street. The project will consist of the following:

Thu
19
Apr

TNT Gymnastics new facility open in Prairie du Chien


Some of the older girls practice their routines for regional gymnastics, which are happening this weekend in Minneapolis, while the younger ones get their time in too.

A group of TNT gymnasts stretches in preparation for class on the new floor mat, complete with springs beneath it.

TNT Gymnastics Owner Tracy Troxel assists a couple of her competitive gymnasts on the low bar. (Photo by Correne Martin)

With 8,200 square feet of space, there’s plenty of interaction to be had at TNT Gymnastics gym at 1890 E. La Pointe St., in Prairie du Chien.

In addition to the traditional beams, floor, bars and vault, a climbing wall, in-ground trampolines, climbing ropes, foam pit, obstacle course and toddler rooms have been added at the new TNT facility.

By Correne Martin

After 18 years of bouncing around to Prairie du Chien’s various gym spaces, TNT Gymnastics opened its own 8,200-square-foot pristine gym with the latest industry equipment at 1890 E. La Pointe St. on Feb. 25.

“It’s almost double the size we had,” remarked owner Tracy Troxel, comparing the new building to the business’ former space in a storage building next to Prairie Cinema. “We’ve already seen 25 additional members, including eight new boys. People are coming from other gyms. The kids currently taking classes have been able to improve so much more too. They’ve gained a lot more strength with the additional opportunities that have opened up.”

Wed
18
Apr

Larry J. Jelinek

 

Larry J. Jelinek, 92, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 17, at his home. 

 

Tue
17
Apr

George W. Lenz

 

George W. Lenz, 94, formerly of Manitowoc, was called to eternal life to be with his Lord on April 14, at his residence at Bluff Haven Assisted Living in Prairie du Chien.

 

Mon
16
Apr

Donald Glenn Behrends

 

Donald Glenn Behrends, 70, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, at home in Livingston, Texas, with his wife by his side.

 

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