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Mon
26
Jan

Prairie wrestling


Blake Garcia of PdC-WS (left) tangles with Zach Licht of River Valley in their 106-pound match Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien's Nick Rogge goes for the takedown against Caleb Radtke of River Valley in their 113-pound match.

Prairie's Matt Chase engages River Valley's Nate Jennings in their 120-pound match.

Tyler Cota of PdC-WS attempts to throw Gavin Wipperfurth of River Valley in their 132-pound match Thursday night on Senior Night.

Prairie's Logan Lomen gains control of Mason Wipperfurth of River Valley in their 138-pound match Thursday night.

Prairie du Chien senior Carter Titlbach (left) squares off against River Valley’s Elijah Alt in the 145-pound match Thursday night in the Prairie du Chien High School gym.

 

River 

Valley thwarts 

PdC-WS grapplers

River Valley defeated host Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben 50-21 in an SWC wrestling meet Thursday night on Senior Night.

The following are the individual match results.

Mon
26
Jan

Community invited to ‘Shoot for a Cure’ games in support of Carl Shedivy


During his bone marrow transplant, Carl Shedivy, a Prairie du Chien native, received new stem cells, which flowed through an IV into his body. Everything went according to plan during his November transplant, but he still has a long road ahead of him. Carl is pictured with his wife, Denise, and children, Dan and Elise, the day of the transplant. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien High School boys and girls basketball teams are gearing up to Shoot for a Cure on Saturday, Jan. 31 and create greater leukemia awareness in honor of one of Prairie du Chien’s own, Carl Shedivy.

Shedivy, a 1979 graduate of Prairie du Chien and a member of the school’s all-athlete Hall of Fame, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in July of 2014. He lives in La Crosse with his wife Denise (Schauff, also a Prairie du Chien native), and works as an engineer for Trane. He has received a bone marrow transplant and is working toward recovery.

“He’s at day 68. We’re hoping he can make it to day 100,” stated his sister-in-law Paula Shedivy, girls basketball coach and PdC teacher. “He is making some strides. He’s really hoping to make the games on the 31st.”

Mon
26
Jan

Train strikes car, no injuries


This 1999 Honda Civic, driven by Kathryn Banasik, 65, La Crosse, was only minimally damaged after being clipped by a moving Burlington Northern Santa Fe train Wednesday evening, Jan. 21, in Prairie du Chien.

By Correne Martin

A La Crosse driver and her passenger safely escaped her vehicle before it was struck by a train in Prairie du Chien Wednesday evening, Jan. 21, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

At 5:37 p.m., Officer Tony Berg responded to the East Blackhawk Avenue intersection with the railroad tracks to find a 1999 Honda Civic that had been struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. The driver, Kathryn Banasik, 65, and her male passenger had exited the vehicle prior to the collision.

According to the Prairie du Chien Police Department, Banasik was driving eastbound on Blackhawk Avenue when she realized she was operating her car without headlights. She attempted to pull to the side of the roadway to turn on the lights but mistakenly drove off the road’s surface onto the tracks. A northbound BNSF train then hit the vehicle, causing minimal damage to the driver’s side front end.

Mon
26
Jan

Villa Louis Pond Restoration


A restoration project has begun for the Villa Louis duck ponds. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Villa Louis Historic Site pond 

restoration project in fund-raising, planning stage

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
26
Jan

Eagles Telethon achieves 40 years, looks to exceed $750,000 this year


It wouldn’t be the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon without the locally-famous Ding-a-Lings. These lovely ladies have been performing on the telethon stage since the very first year of the event in 1976. (Photo by Randy Paske)

By Correne Martin

The Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon will reach a major milestone on Saturday, Jan. 31. Not only will this be the 40th year of the community celebration in support of heart and cancer research, but it will also be the year in which donations exceed $750,000. That’s three-quarters of a million dollars!

The 2015 talent show, live auction and eight-hour spectacle will begin at 5 p.m. at Bluff View Intermediate School in Prairie du Chien and last until 1 a.m. Up to 15 raffles and live auction items will include a 2014-15 mens’ Wisconsin Badger basketball, signed by all the players and coaches; a 2014-15 Packer football signed by the team; a Robin Yount signed print; a Corey Hart signed print accompanied by two Brewers club seat tickets.

Mon
26
Jan

Travis W. Baughman

 

Travis W. Baughman, 45, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Feb. 23, 1969 in San Jose, Calif., the son of Conrad and Marian (Ivancovich) Baughman. Travis currently worked as a contractor with his father for Baughman Construction. He was a talented artist and enjoyed painting, tile work and making household items including furniture. 

Fri
23
Jan

David Alan Waterman

 

David Alan Waterman, 65 of Cedar Falls, Iowa and formerly of Denver and McGregor, Iowa, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Bickford Cottage Assisted Living.

Fri
23
Jan

Michael (Mickey) Aschom

 

A former Lansing resident, Michael (Mickey) Aschom, 71, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22 at a nursing home in Rushford, Minn., following a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, Marion; one brother, Norb of Prairie du Chien; and three sisters, Kathy Christopherson of La Crosse, Susan Ekern of Rushford and Julie Buel of Florida; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 24, at 12 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Rushford.

Thu
22
Jan

Margaret Ann Schmidt (nee Walker)

 

In loving memory of Margaret Ann Schmidt (nee Walker) who went to be with our Lord on Jan. 21. 

Thu
22
Jan

Evelyn Marie Manning

 

Evelyn Marie Manning, 90, of Wexford, Iowa passed away peacefully at Thornton Manor on Jan. 21, surrounded by her loving family. 

Evelyn was born June 29, 1924 to Leo and Marie (Ferring) Troendle on a farm in rural Lycurgus, Iowa. She was the oldest of four children.

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