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Wesley Heiar

 

Wesley “Wes” Heiar, 91, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

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Jan

Recognition for 30 years of service

recognition

George Sutton (right) recently received recognition from the city and the Prairie du Chien Housing Authority for serving 30 years as a board of commissioner member. He is retiring from the board. Pictured with Dale Huston (center), president of the board, and Aaron Kramer, Prairie du Chien City Administrator, Sutton was presented a letter of appreciation for his commitment to the housing authority. The letter was given to him during an appreciation lunch Thursday at Blackhawk Apartments. (Submitted photo)

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Jan

PdC Chamber’s holiday promotions bring big dollars to local cash registers

Retail members of the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce received a great boost in their holiday sales, as receipts for the fourth annual Santa Sleigh Give-A-Way promotion have been calculated. Promotional receipts collected from participating retail member businesses were up 12 percent from 2012, resulting in $172,300 spent locally!

“It is great to see local residents from Prairie du Chien and the surrounding communities participate in the Chamber’s holiday retail promotion, and it is great to see how the Chamber’s programs add to the economic impact of our Chamber members,” Chamber President and CEO Robert Moses said.

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06
Jan

A double pucker for Lucky

carp kiss

John Rook and Erin Paske, who are visiting from the Netherlands, pucker up to kiss Lucky the Carp on New Year’s Eve during the 13th annual Droppin’ of the Carp in Lucky Park at the entrance to St. Feriole Island. (Photo by Randall Paske)

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06
Jan

Life-threatening temperatures blast the region

By Correne Martin

The coldest air in nearly two decades is impacting the Midwest, causing all schools and dozens of businesses and government offices around the region to be closed Monday due to temperatures in the 20os below zero and wind chills in the 40o to 60o below range.

The Upper Mississippi River Valley region hasn’t seen temperatures this freezing since Feb. 2-3, 1996, according to the National Weather Service of La Crosse. The frigid air invaded the area on Sunday and is expected to last through Tuesday morning.

Residents have hunkered down following plenty of meteorologists’ warnings about the life-threatening temperatures and their potential ramifications. (Prairie du Chien High School cafeteria and courtyard are open today (Monday) for those seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures.)

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06
Jan

Schools consider safety first in cold weather

By Correne Martin

All area schools were canceled Monday, due to freezing temperatures in the 35o to 50o below zero range, with wind chill. Meteorologists warned about the dangers associated with these conditions, such as frostbite and hypothermia happening in a matter of minutes.

Area superintendents were contacted for a reminder about what goes into the determination to call off classes in cold and snowy winter weather. Of course, each of them said the safety of their students and staff is always their first priority.

At River Ridge Schools, anytime the temperatures reach 10o or greater below zero, administration immediately looks at the wind chill temperature.

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06
Jan

Resolve to get active in new year

By Caitlin Bittner

With the new year just beginning, resolutions are fresh in the minds of many. If getting active or finding a new hobby is on your list of things to do this year, check out all of the opportunities available through Prairie du Chien’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7, evening ice skating lessons will be offered for kids at the Lochner Park ice rink. However, if you already know how to skate, feel free to hit the ice whenever you’d like. Ice skates are available for rental through the Parks and Rec Dept. More wintery fun can be had at LaRiviere Park where there is a lot of room to ski, hike, or go sledding with your friends and family members.

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06
Jan

Seneca boys win

Seneca boys win in OT
Cashton’s Kole Campton is turned away by an aerial Jake Jones during the second half of the nonconference match-up Saturday night. Seneca edged the Eagles 50-48 in overtime. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

Seneca wins in OT

Seneca nipped visiting Cashton 50-48 in overtime in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday. 

Seneca led 16-11 following one period and 24-21 at halftime. 

Seneca took the third quarter 14-11 to build a 38-32 advantage. 

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06
Jan

Seneca vs. Hillsboro

Seneca girls
Taylor Redman attempts to cut through the Hillsboro defense during last week’s non-conference game. Hillsboro won 28-19. (Photo by Nate Beier)

 

Hillsboro 

defeats Seneca

Hillsboro defeated host Seneca 28-19 Dec. 30 in nonconference girls basketball action. 

Hillsboro jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first period. 

Seneca came back to pull within 12-9 at the half. 

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Jan

Matt Antoine

Antoine fourth
Matt Antoine

 

Antoine top U.S. slider 

with 4th at Winterberg

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