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Jan

Prairie du Chien Olympian featured on own trading card

Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine is among the athletes who will be part of TOPPS latest set of Olympic trading cards, which will be issued Friday. TOPPS has been the official trading card partner for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams since 2012, and this year’s set will showcase a record 50 athletes who represent the country.

Each hobby box of 2018 Topps U.S. Olympics & Paralympic Hopefuls includes one autographed card and two relic cards, which feature a piece of Team USA apparel worn by the athlete.

Fans can have a chance to find autographs from athletes such as Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, take place Feb. 9-25, and Antoine’s events will be Feb. 15-17.

Wed
24
Jan

Prairie versus Onalaska


Gavin Gillitzer turns the corner and drives the left baseline in the first half versus visiting Onalaska Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Mason Kramer drives for a score Tuesday night.

Mark Welter scores on a layup.

Hunter Davis gets the ball down low and gets ready to go up for the basket.

 

Prairie boys 

lose to Onalaska

The Prairie du Chien High School boys basketball team hosted sixth-ranked Onalaska in a Tuesday night nonconference tilt.

The game started out close but Onalaska pulled away for a 47-34 win over feisty Prairie du Chien.

Onalaska increased their record to 12-1 overall. They are 6-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference. 

Wed
24
Jan

Haugen to Retire

 

Longtime Crawford County Agent to retire

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Longtime Crawford County Agent Vance Haugen will soon be retiring. In fact, Vance, who has worked for more than 26 years in the UW Extension Office in Crawford County, will officially retire on Jan. 31.

Wed
24
Jan

Richard C. Stark

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

Tue
23
Jan

Janet Mary (Hampton) Kirschbaum

 

Janet Mary (Hampton) Kirschbaum, 51, died surrounded by her loving family, after a valiant two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, at Crossing Rivers Health on Monday, Jan. 22, in Prairie du Chien.

 

Tue
23
Jan

Richard “Dick” LeRoy Dagnon

 

Richard “Dick” LeRoy Dagnon, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Platteville, died Jan. 18, at the age of 78. 

 

Mon
22
Jan

PdC council approves continued agreement for SMRT Bus management

By Correne Martin

In October, the SMRT Bus Service, for which Prairie du Chien is a grant sponsor, began to serve a fourth county. More specifically, it added a route between La Crosse and Tomah/Sparta, connecting Monroe County to the corridor of Crawford, Vernon and La Crosse counties. So now, a passenger could essentially ride from Prairie du Chien to Tomah (or to Viroqua or La Farge) and back for $6 (Monday through Friday).

According to SMRT’s website (ridesmrt.com), the focus of this regional bus transit service is for commuters, elderly and disabled residents, the general public and potential tourism related travel. Each time you board the bus you pay only $3 one way, no matter how far you ride.

Mon
22
Jan

Car goes down embankment

On Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 5:20 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle accident on Quarry Road in Freeman Township with minor damage and no injuries.

Gregory R. E. Gens, 67, Ferryville, was traveling north on Quarry Road in a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The Gens vehicle was negotiating a sharp curve when it started to slide on the snow-covered and slippery roadway. The Gens vehicle slid across the southbound lane of traffic, continued off the left side of the roadway, went down a small embankment, struck a tree with the driver’s side door area and came to rest.

Gens claimed no injuries on scene.

Assisting at the scene was Scott’s Towing of Ferryville.

The Gens vehicle was pulled out and was able to be driven from the scene.

Mon
22
Jan

Vehicle damages football field at Wauzeka-Steuben

Crimestoppers seek information

On Friday, Jan. 12, at approximately 8:21 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of criminal damage to property to the Wauzeka-Steuben football field.

A vehicle was driven onto the football field and then it crashed into a chain-link fence. The incident occurred sometime during the night hours of Thursday, Jan. 11 or early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 12.

The Crawford County Crime Stoppers urges anyone having information about this or any other crimes to call 326-8933 or (866) 779-PAYS.

Mon
22
Jan

Eagles telethon is this Saturday


Whether it’s hosts Tom Stram, Natalie Stram and Tom Nelson, performers like Autumn Kivi or donors like the Girl Scouts appearing on the broadcast, the telethon goal is to raise money toward cardiology and cancer research. (Courier Press file photos)

Every dollar makes a difference

By Correne Martin

Every year, the objective of the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon is to raise just $1 toward cardiology and cancer research. Though, truly, by the end of the eight-hour, local broadcast tradition, a figure much larger than that is reflected on the fundraising board.

“We are very proud of that number. People always want to know that total. That’s their connection to what their $10, in memory of grandma, went toward,” professed Tom Nelson, telethon co-host and esteemed Prairie du Chien personality. “The part of this that makes the entire telethon so special—from the viewer to the contributor to the participant—is that every little bit makes a difference from our little corner of the world.”

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