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Wed
05
Oct

Bringing domestic violence awareness out into the open

Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Catholic Charities has placed purple ribbons on the corn stalk bundles lining Blackhawk Avenue in Prairie du Chien. This is to remind citizens that domestic violence is a real problem and can include physical, verbal, emotional, sexual and economic abuse of a loved one. Catholic Charities offers advocacy, support, workshops and a 24-hour crisis line at 888-200-8426. Pictured, Lisa Johanningmeier, domestic abuse program coordinator, displays the colored ribbons signifying the awareness. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Wed
05
Oct

9-year-old wins Oktoberfest contest

As part of the Oktoberfest celebration in Prairie du Chien, a button design contest is held. This year’s winner, selected from 50 artists participating, is 9-year-old Fiona Etemi, of Prairie du Chien. She is pictured (front row, right) with her dad, Sam, and cousin Lejla Kamberi (both in front), as well as Oktoberfest Committee members (back, from left) Lorie Kuehl, Joan Paulson, Cathie Nelson, Tom Nelson, Suzette Cunningham and Mike Ulrich. For her efforts, Fiona received a gift basket with Oktoberfest-related goodies, a T-shirt, hat and several buttons, and she has been asked to partake in the festivities on Oct. 15, including the parade downtown and fun events on St. Feriole Island. More details about Oktoberfest will be published in next week’s Courier Press. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Wed
05
Oct

River Ridge is putting stand-up desks to the test


Sitting partially on the stool, with one foot on the stool and the other on the ground, is just one way students utilizing the stand-up desks can situate themselves for learning comfortably. Pictured (above), Danica, a third grader in Shawn Chatfield’s class, works independently on a Chromebook during class time. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Chatfield assists a student during work time. Helping out his pupils at their stand-up desks keeps the teacher from crouching to the level of a traditional chair and desk.

A student rests her foot on the swinging footbar and rocks that back and forth, while staying on task at her desk.

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By Correne Martin

Research purports that school children who utilize stand-up desks are actually more alert, perform better academically, burn more calories, minimize orthopedic problems, feel happier and just plain move more than those seated at traditional desks or tables.

At River Ridge Elementary School, teachers have put that theory to the test, and they have done so with assistance from the educational crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org.

Sixteen students in Shawn Chatfield’s third-grade classroom have the opportunity this school year to share 12 such desks, complete with stools and swinging footbars, all while keeping their hands and minds on task. There are four others who study while sitting at a table, and assigned seats rotate throughout the year, so all of the children have the chance to experience the stand-up desks.

Wed
05
Oct

EAB infested trees removed from downtown, population of ash trees declining in the city


A row of emerald ash borer infested trees on the east boulevard of Michigan Street in Prairie du Chien were removed last month. Planting of a new variety of trees is anticipated. (Photo by Gary Howe)

By Correne Martin

A row of emerald ash borer (EAB) infested trees on the east boulevard of Michigan Street in Prairie du Chien were cut down last month. This reduces the number of ash trees in the city, though the loss is not something new for the North American tree population.

EABs are exotic beetles that were discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002, according to the Emerald Ash Borer Information Network (emeraldashborer.info). The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients.

Wed
05
Oct

City, county to communicate with state regarding local impact of Cabela’s sale

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council briefly touched on Monday’s announcement that Cabela’s is being sold to Bass Pro Shops, at its regular meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 4.

Alderman Ron Leys asked about the status of the Cabela’s store located in the Prairie du Chien. City Administrator Aaron Kramer said the city and county are working with the state to communicate with the new owners. Though store closures have not been addressed by the public relations teams of either Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops, the local communities are certainly interested in how this sale may or may not affect the Prairie du Chien store, distribution center and employees.

Other news Tuesday night involved mainly ordinance and resolution approvals.

•An ordinance creating a no parking zone on the east side of Water Street, from Blackhawk Avenue north to Bolvin Street, adjacent to the railroad tracks, was approved.

Wed
05
Oct

John Louis Fisher

 

John Louis Fisher, 72, of Eastman, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, at the Mayo Franciscan Health Center in La Crosse, following a brief illness.

Tue
04
Oct

Clifford G. Jahnke

 

Clifford G. Jahnke, age 84, died on Monday morning Oct. 3, at his residence in Fennimore. 

Clifford was born on July 26, 1932, in Lancaster, the son of Milan and Velma (Wenzel) Jahnke. He married Ruby Braudt on August 12, 1956, at the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church. 

Tue
04
Oct

Colette Marcella Sandleback

 

Colette Marcella Sandleback, 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Oct. 2, at Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Seneca and was the daughter of Francis and Orella (Cox) Layde. She married Louis Elmer Sandleback on Sept. 25, 1946, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1985. She has been retired for many years but she worked as a bookkeeper for a local business, Midwest Speaker, in McGregor, Iowa; One Hour Martinizing; the Gingerbread House; and the Pilot House, all in Prairie du Chien. Colette had also been an active member of St. Gabriel’s Church. 

Tue
04
Oct

Herbert “Herb” Joseph Schneider

 

Herbert “Herb” Joseph Schneider, 87 of rural Prairie du Chien, beloved husband of Helen (Lenzendorf) for 61 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Prairie Mason Nursing Facility. 

Herb was born on Sept. 19, 1929, the third son to his parents Anthony Magdalena Schneider who resided near Bloomington, on the farm they were renting at the time of his birth. He was baptized, made his first communion, and was confirmed at St Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. As a young child he attended Hazen Country School and graduated from Wauzeka High School  where he enjoyed athletics and participated in baseball and basketball. 

Mon
03
Oct

‘Once Upon a Homecoming’ is this week in Prairie du Chien


The 2016 Prairie du Chien High School Homecoming Court includes (front row, from left) Eleora Ready, Calli Collins, Alexis Smith, Jennifer Slaght, Emily Steger; (back row) Riley Rieck, Josh Lenzendorf, Ethan Cummuta, Josh Cavanaugh and Jacob Mara. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Once Upon a Homecoming.” The dance will be Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 p.m. to midnight, in the high school cafeteria. (Submitted photo)

Homecoming in Prairie du Chien begins today (Monday, Oct. 3).

Dress up days include Monday-pajama day, Tuesday-jersey/sports day, Wednesday-color day (each class a different color), Thursday-fairytale day, and Friday-school spirit day.

The public is invited to enjoy the school district’s parade on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The route will be the same as last year, beginning at Wolf Machine and heading to the high school. Line-up is at 5:30 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Skit night will follow at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

On Friday, Oct. 7, there will be a homecoming breakfast at the high school at 7 a.m. Powder Puff football is at 1:15 p.m. on the high school football field. A school-wide pep rally will be held at 2:15 p.m. in the high school gym. All students will be in attendance.

The Homecoming football game kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night.

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