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Specialties provided in cardiology, endocrinology, pelvic floor issues and beyond


Center for Specialty Care patient Sheila Noordhoek (second from left) is joined by her Crossing Rivers Health women’s health team, including Jake Whitt, InterStim therapy consultant; Mandy Pettit, RN, MSN; and Jason Rexroth, MD.

By Correne Martin

In July 2015, Crossing Rivers Health expanded to offer a new Center for Specialty Care to patients in southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa who want to be seen by specialists locally rather than drive out of town for such care. Having these specialists available regularly also means more opportunities for community education.

“The Center for Specialty Care was developed to meet the health care needs of the area, as they were identified from a community health needs assessment,” stated Mandy Pettit, clinic nurse manager and lactation consultant for Crossing Rivers Health. “A lot of our growth has come from that assessment. We’re really happy to bring these services to life right here, close to home for our patients in the region.”

The Center for Specialty Care is located at the medical center, in the outpatient services area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in the urgent care area after hours.

New specialist services include:

Mon
08
Feb

Removal of snow near fire hydrants discussed

By Correne Martin

Coincidently, last week’s snowstorm arrived one week after the Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission discussed removal of snow from around city fire hydrants. The conversation centered around who takes responsibility over removing the snow.

According to Prairie du Chien Fire Chief Harry Remz, it is the city’s territory. However, the city is asking for cooperation from its residents and property owners in taking care of snow around the hydrants in their neighborhoods, if possible.

“If you’re right there shoveling the sidewalk, we would greatly appreciate it if you can just clear the snow from around the hydrant at the same time. And if you are unable to move the snow, maybe you can ask the person who shovels for you,” Remz said. “It’s a matter of public safety.”

Fri
05
Feb

Eldon (Eldy) A. Thomas

 

Eldon (Eldy) A. Thomas passed away Jan. 19, surrounded by his family in St. Cloud, Minn.

Fri
05
Feb

Charles “Chuck” Evans Trotter

 

 Charles “Chuck” Evans Trotter, 73, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa passed away peacefully with his wife by his side and his family in his heart on Feb. 2, in Prairie du Chien. 

Chuck was born Jan. 30, 1943 to Clyde and Nina (Brynildson) Trotter in Chicago, Ill. At an early age, the Trotter family moved from Chicago to Maynard, Iowa to work the family farm. After graduating from West Central High School in 1961, he joined the United States Navy where he served on the USS Littlerock until he was honorably discharged in August 1965. 

Wed
03
Feb

River Ridge Girls Victorious


River Ridge’s Darion Brooks does some fancy dribbling against Lancaster Monday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Amber Patterson looks to score from under the basket Monday night.

Sierra Schier leverages past the Lancaster defender as she drives to the hoop.

Sierra Schier lines up a three-pointer from the left corner.

Bridgette Myers drives the left baseline Monday night against visiting Lancaster.

 

River Ridge 

edges Lancaster

River Ridge defeated visiting Lancaster 46-40 in a nonconference girls basketball game Monday night. 

The Lady Timberwolves led the Flying Arrows 19-17 at the half. 

Bridgette Myers led all scorers with 16 points. Amber Patterson netted 13. Sierra Schier scored 7.

Wed
03
Feb

River Ridge Dance Team Statebound


Members of the River Ridge Dance Team are, front row: Kaylynn Knight, Olivia Breuer, Madison Stagman and Franci Gates. Middle row: Karli Wachter, Jiah Bailey, Hope Schier, Alison Hein and Hunter Kisting. Back row: Coach Collins, Maya Harvey and Olivia Loper. (Photo submitted)

 

River Ridge Dance 

Team advances to state meet

At the beginning of the season, the River Ridge Dance Team made a poster with their goals for the season. Their number one goal was to make it to state. 

Wed
03
Feb

Hawkettes to State


The Hawkettes are, front: Autumn Kohler, Stephanie Elmquist, Lindsey Ohlert, Mariah Slaght and Katie Zahara. Back: Katie Licht, Caitlin Nolan, Morgan Kiesau, Paige Severson, Bree Holler, Ella Hein and Lauren Kennedy.

 

Hawkettes second at regional, 

earn trip to state competition

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Prairie du Chien Hawkette Dance Team attended the WACPC Southern Dance Regional Competition held at Watertown High School. The team competed in two divisions in hopes of advancing to state. The girls placed second in the Division 4 Pom category and second in the Division 2 Kick category, allowing them to advance on to state in both divisions.

Wed
03
Feb

American Hazelnut Company


Southwestern Wisconsin (Third District) Congressman Ron Kind got his first peek recently during a meeting at the Hungry House Restaurant in Prairie du Chien at three products launched in January by the American Hazelnut Company of Gays Mills. Kind (left) was briefed by Brad Niemcek of Gays Mills on how the grower-owned company is introducing its nuts, oil and gluten-free flour to chefs, bakers and candy makers throughout the region.

 

American Hazelnut 

Company launches three products

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The American Hazelnut Company continues to crack right along with the launching of three products in January. The products include nuts, oil and gluten-free flour.

Wed
03
Feb

Industrial park option to purchase extended to current PdC business

By Correne Martin

Two lots in Prairie du Chien’s North Gateway Business Park are the subjects of an option to purchase that City Attorney Lara Czajkowski Higgins is drafting for BoxLogix Automation, LLC. The company, which is currently located at 1303 S. 8th St. (in the white building), Prairie du Chien, develops and delivers custom material handling solutions, according to its website.

Through the option to purchase, BoxLogix will be offered a parcel of land, across from Country Inn and Suites, at the cost of $100 for the option and $100 per acre. Czajkowski Higgins said a certified survey map must be done to determine the total acreage in the proposed purchase. The city anticipates selling one lot in its entirety and a second partial lot, not including the 350-foot scenic easement.

Wed
03
Feb

Storm drops 6-11 inches


Like this intersection at Beaumont Road and Wisconsin Street appears, visibility was reduced somewhat in the city of Prairie du Chien Tuesday morning due to the predicted snow storm. Visibility was less in the surrounding countryside and heavy snow and slippery conditions led to numerous reports of vehicles in ditches throughout Crawford County Tuesday. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Correne Martin

Whether it’s remembered as the Groundhog Day Winter Storm or Winter Storm Kayla, the season’s most anticipated weather event—predicted for nearly a week in advance—arrived on Feb. 2 as forecast.

While parts of the central Plains, Upper Midwest and northern Great Lakes saw more significant blizzard conditions, the Prairie du Chien area was not exempt from the heavy snow, snow and ice-covered roads and slippery conditions.

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, Prairie du Chien’s latest precipitation report was 5.6 inches, according to the National Weather Service of La Crosse. Lynxville had received 6.5 inches, Guttenberg 7.5 inches, Steuben 8.5 inches and De Soto 10.8 inches.

In anticipation of the Feb. 2 storm, schools all over the region canceled classes as early as Monday, Feb. 1. Cities in southwest Wisconsin as well as northeast Iowa declared snow emergencies in advance as well so crews could clear the streets from the snow.

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