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Mon
06
Mar

Prairie Gymnast At State


Prairie du Chien freshman Kylee O’Kane prepares to mount the uneven bars at the State Gymnastics Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. (Photos courtesy of Lynn O’Kane)

Kylee O’Kane performs her uneven bars routine above the watchful eye of Coach Amber Narvaez.

Head Coach Amber Narvaez, Dayton Fleshner, Madyson Boxrucker, Kylee O'Kane, Caitlin Nolan, Jerica Rush and Assistant Coach Tasha Buchheit at the State Gymnastics Meet.

Fans, family and friends show their support for Kylee at the State Gymnastics Meet.

 

O’Kane competes at 

State Gymnastics Meet

Prairie du Chien gymnast, freshman Kylee O’Kane, competed in the State Gymnastics Meet held in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. 

O’Kane finished in 22nd place on the uneven bars with a score of 8.133, her highest score ever.

Mon
06
Mar

State Budget Would Help Crawford County Roads

 

Governor’s proposed budget considered good for Crawford County infrastructure

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Fri
03
Mar

Dennis Ray “Bud” Moose

 

Dennis Ray “Bud” Moose, 56, of McGregor, Iowa, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, at his home in McGregor. 

 

Dennis was born on Oct. 31, 1960, to Hubert and Betty (Moses) Moose in Prairie du Chien. He graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1979.

Thu
02
Mar

Olivia Marie Smith

 

Olivia Marie Smith, infant daughter of Jessica Fuller-Graham and Jeremy Smith, of Prairie du Chien, passed away shortly after birth on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Crossing Rivers Health Care Center in Prairie du Chien. She is survived by her parents and grandparents; Butch and Norma Smith, Marti Graham, Theresa Lofgran and Pam Buchen.

 

Wed
01
Mar

River Ridge Wins


Cole Crubel drives the middle of the lane and scores two of his game-high 32 points versus Southwestern Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brett Moravits drives the left baseline and then passes in first-half action Tuesday night.

Ben Ertz just gets his shot over the Southwestern defender and scores Tuesday night.

Isaac White gets past the Southwestern defender in the first half.

 

River Ridge 

tops Southwestern

Sixth seeded River Ridge beat visiting and 11th seeded Southwestern 64-53 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional boys basketball game Tuesday night. 

Freshman Cole Crubel poured in a game-high 32 points to pace the Timberwolves. 

Wed
01
Mar

Local support secures fresh water, brings life to Haitian village


The Lolo, Haiti, village received clean, fresh water for the first time in February, thanks to support from volunteers living in the Bridgeport area. Pictured, villagers and their children fill up containers during the joyous moments after the water pump provided the first drops of safe water for them.

Some of those constructing the well house, from both Water For Life and the village of Lolo, Haiti, are pictured in late November. The Cornerstone Foursquare Church in Bridgeport has been heavily involved with financing this project. (Submitted photos)

By Correne Martin

For the very first time, a small village in the impoverished nation of Haiti has clean and fresh water. It’s all thanks to donations and volunteer support provided by the Cornerstone Foursquare Church in Bridgeport, the Coastal Community Church in South Carolina and the Iowa-based non-profit Water For Life. The Lolo Community Well Project will be completed this month, as the finishing touches of a well house are underway.

A few years ago, the Cornerstone Church became connected to a couple of volunteers from South Carolina, who were originally from Madison—Nick and Kate Matthias. Their Madison pastor had done mission work in Haiti and helped link them to Lolo, Haiti, after they moved to the East Coast. During a medical mission to Lolo, Nick, an engineer specializing in renewable energies, and Kate, a pediatrician, recognized a real need for a fresh source.

Wed
01
Mar

Shake up at Prairie du Chien City Hall continues with familiar faces

By Correne Martin

The shake-up at Prairie du Chien City Hall continues, as a new zoning administrator was appointed during Tuesday night’s common council meeting and the creation of an administrative assistant position was approved.

Cassie Rickleff was named the new zoning administrator, filling the vacancy left by Julie Jackson, who departed the first week of January for a new position with Crawford County. City Planner Garth Frable was the interim zoning administrator. Rickleff will take the job as soon as the new administrative assistant is hired. Rickleff will receive a new salary of $20 per hour upon completion of a six-month probationary period, plus an additional $1.50 per hour for her added duties of municipal court clerk. Furthermore, Deputy City Clerk Joni Clausen will receive an increase in her salary from $17.57 to $18 per hour.

Wed
01
Mar

De Soto man wins Powerball

David Fredrickson, of De Soto, is one of two lucky players who matched four numbers plus the Powerball in the Feb. 18 Powerball drawing to win $50,000. Fredrickson purchased his ticket at Pronto Market, 10110 Highway 35, De Soto.

Robert Lienke, of Eagle River in Vilas County, was the other lucky player.  The winning numbers from the drawing were 3, 7, 9, 31 and 33 with a Powerball of 20. The Power Play number was 3.

Wed
01
Mar

Celebrate the green in Prairie du Chien with St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities

The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. Parade participants will assemble at 9 a.m. on St. Feriole Island. The parade will start from the island, go east on Blackhawk Avenue, north on Michigan Street, west on Washington Street and then back to the island.

Following the parade, many area businesses will join the Irish-themed fun by serving corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and other traditional specialties. Lively music will be offered throughout the community.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 326-8555, ext. 12.

Wed
01
Mar

Olympic Builders Gets Contract


This is a rendering of the entrance to the new Arts Center at Prairie du Chien High School. (Renderings courtesy of HSR Associates of La Crosse)

The 750-seat Arts Center at the high school will have improved acoustics, storage, support space, lighting, sound and an orchestra pit and cover with a hydraulic lift.

 

Olympic Builders will be general contractor for 

Prairie du Chien school facilities upgrade project

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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