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Mon
29
Jan

Annual fisheree an outdoor activity for the whole family


Adults as well as children can get outdoors this weekend and enjoy some local recreation at the 68th annual Ice Fisheree, Feb. 2-4, headquartered at The Crooked Oar Bar north of Prairie du Chien. (Courier Press file photo)

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and Jaycees will host area ice fishing enthusiasts for the 68th annual Ice Fisheree Feb. 2-4, with headquarters at The Crooked Oar Bar and Marina just north of Prairie du Chien on County K.

Festivities will begin Friday evening, Feb. 2, at The Crooked Oar (formerly Lake-view Marina), with a dart tournament beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be an entry fee with competition starting at 7 p.m. Those who wish to take a chance at cards instead of darts, registration for the euchre tournament starts at 6:30 p.m. as well, and cards will be shuffled at 7. A 52-card gun raffle will also be held on Friday evening and continue throughout the weekend.

Mon
29
Jan

Courier Press to publish keepsake Matt Antoine posters

By Correne Martin

In Prairie du Chien, we’re PdC proud, or #pdcproud—in terms of hashtags.

The Courier Press has adopted the hashtag #pdcproud as a means of collectively showing our pride and support for our hometown Olympian skeleton slider Matt Antoine. The hope is that, as some of Matt’s biggest fans, community members can jump on board and start taking and posting pictures on social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and then include #pdcproud with those posts. Examples might be pictures of you cheering him on; displaying USA or red, white and blue colors; holding signs you made for him; or perhaps posing in front of his street sign in Prairie du Chien, his picture at the high school, or the posters you’re going to start seeing in business places around town.

Mon
29
Jan

PdC EMS looks to let ambulance license lapse


Since 1965, the Prairie du Chien EMS has provided services in the Crawford County area. But, due to declining membership, loss of a medical director, a downgraded license and a lack of calls received, the organization has come to the point of surrendering its ambulance license. (Photo by Correne Martin)

A corkboard in the PdC EMS building displays some of the fun memories members have had.

By Correne Martin

Since 1965, Prairie du Chien EMS has provided services in the Crawford County area. But, due to declining membership, loss of a medical director, a downgraded license and a lack of calls coming in, the organization has come to the point of surrendering its ambulance license altogether.

“We all feel deeply disappointed,” said Joe Morovits, PdC EMS president.

“We worked so hard to keep this business going for the public,” added Jerry Barrette, former 34-year member. “I feel like we were taken for granted. People thought we’d always be here.”

Mon
29
Jan

Fredrick “Fred” Everett Huff

 

Fredrick “Fred” Huff, 63, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 21, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon, Iowa, after a brave battle with cancer. 

 

Fredrick Everett was born on Aug. 22, 1954, to Everett and Dorothy (Seitz) Huff in Waukon, Iowa. He graduated from MFL High School in 1973.

Mon
29
Jan

Proposed Great River Road Trail

 

Proposed trail 

along Great River Road taking its first steps

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There is a movement afoot for a proposed multi-use trail along the Great River Road (Highway 35) in Crawford and Vernon counties.

Mon
29
Jan

Seneca over Wauzeka-Steuben Girls


Seneca’s Haley Wall shoots a fade-away jumper in the middle of the lane as several Wauzeka-Steuben players defend in first-half action Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Lady Hornets’ Ravyn Krachey shoots from just inside the arc Thursday night.

Jordan Mormann of Wauzeka-Steuben flips a pass into a teammate as Seneca’s Alivia Salinas defends Thursday night.

Wauzeka-Steuben’s Erin Krachey has a tough shot against the defense of Michelle Clark (14) of Seneca. Emily Garfoot defends from behind.

 

Seneca 

ousts WS girls

Seneca ousted visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 69-50 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Thursday night. 

Seneca improved to 10-3 on the season and 9-1 in league play to remain tied for first with Kickapoo.

Wauzeka-Steuben dropped to 10-8 overall and 7-3 in conference action. They are in third place in the Ridge and Valley. 

Mon
29
Jan

Prairie Girls Basketball

 

RC girls get past Lady Blackhawks

The Prairie du Chien girls basketball team lost a hard fought battle against host Richland Center on Friday, Jan. 26, with a final score of 50-46. 

The Hawks had seven girls contribute to scoring, with Brytta Sagedahl and Macey Banasik leading with 13 points each. Ella Hager had 7, MaKenzie Knapp had 5, Hope Meyer had 4, and Gabby Ritchie and Abby Feye each had 2. 

Thu
25
Jan

Shirley J. Sheckler

Shirley J. Sheckler, 80, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Mayo Health System in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

 

Thu
25
Jan

Richard C. “Dick” Stark

 

A longtime Prairie du Chien businessman, Richard C. “Dick” Stark, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Mayo Health System in La Crosse, following a brief illness. 

 

Thu
25
Jan

Terry Burrington

 

Terry Burrington, formerly of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville where he had been admitted on Monday. 

 

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