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Wed
11
Jan

Fire department sells nearly 400 Christmas trees

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Fire Department’s Christmas tree sales are one of its biggest fundraisers. This year, nearly 400 fraziers, white pines and balsams made the department about $7,000. Those funds will be used for equipment, training, fire prevention and more.

“We had about 70 trees that were preordered,” Chief Harry Remz said, noting that the Fort Crawford Museum, McGregor Festival of Trees, Crossing Rivers Health and Sawmill Saloon are among the regular customers. “The rest are sold in the lot.”

Nelson True Value in Prairie du Chien has allowed the fire department free use of its garden center grounds for Christmas tree sales since the very beginning of this fire department endeavor. Remz believes the department has been selling trees for around 25 years.

“When it started out, the fire department was actually working for somebody else. Then, they took it over on their own,” he stated.

Wed
11
Jan

Stanley (Stan) Norman Larson

Stanley (Stan) Norman Larson, 68, of Lansing, Iowa, was taken by the Lord on Jan. 6, at 7:15 p.m. (This is written with a sister’s perspective.) 

 

Wed
11
Jan

Wayne M. Timion

 

Wayne M. Timion, 93, of Bagley, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, after a brief illness at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

 

Wed
11
Jan

Eugene C. Caylor

 

Eugene C. Caylor, 80, of Prairie du Chien. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien.

 

Wed
11
Jan

Prairie du Chien Wrestling


Nick Rogge looks to turn his Rhinelander opponent. Rogge would go on to get the pin. (Photos by Heather Koenig)

Reid Koenig applies heavy pressure to his St. Croix Central opponent in the championship match. Koenig got the pin.

Tyler Smock blasts through his Chippewa Falls opponent en route to a double leg for the win in sudden victory.

 

PdC grapplers second at 

Merrill Scramble

On Saturday, Jan. 7, the Prairie du Chien Blackhawk wrestling team traveled to Merrill High School for a 19-team scramble. The Blackhawks finished in second place as a team with 392 points behind Sun Prairie’s 498.5 points. 

Wed
11
Jan

Prairie du Chien Gymnastics


Madyson Boxrucker goes over the vault Monday night. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Elizabeth Woltz competes on the uneven parallel bars Monday night.

Caitlin Nolan performs her floor exercise routine.

Mackenzie Pettit completes her floor exercise on Parents Night.

 

PdC gymnasts host Dodge-Point

Dodge-Point defeated host Prairie du Chien 123.1-94.175 in SWC gymnastics action Monday night on Parents Night. 

Elizabeth Woltz scored a 7.0 on the vault, 2.7 on the uneven parallel bars, 5.1 on the floor exercise, and 4.3 on the beam for an all around total of 19.1. 

Madyson Boxrucker got a 7.7 on the vault, 5.375 on the bars, 5.9 on the floor, and a 5.1 on the beam for a total of 24.075. 

Wed
11
Jan

MVC raising funds to buy Kickapoo Indian Caverns


The cavern is accessible via existing infrastructure. (Photo by Gary K. Soule)

This is the entrance to Kickapoo Indian Caverns. MVC would make the site free to the public.

Site would be opened up for public tours again while also being preserved

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) is seeking $200,000 to assist with their purchase of Kickapoo Indian Caverns located west of Wauzeka. MVC will buy the  unique 83-acre site as soon as they have all of the funding. MVC Executive Director Carol Abrahamzon said $245,000 has been raised through grants and donations so far, but more is needed.

Tue
10
Jan

Donald E. Bauer

 

Donald E. Bauer, 71, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

 

He was born Feb. 13, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Donald and Nathalie (Markward) Bauer. 

 

Tue
10
Jan

Raymond L. Childs

 

Raymond L. Childs, 87, of Marquette, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien, following a brief illness. 

 

He was born May 24, 1929, in Scott Township. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Lola Lund on Sept. 17, 1949, at the Congregational Church in Boscobel. 

Tue
10
Jan

Russell E. Dressler Sr.

 

Russell E. Dressler Sr., 72, of Bloomington, and formerly of Lancaster, died on Sunday evening Jan. 8, at his residence in Bloomington. 

 

Russell was born on Sept. 28, 1944, in Mt. Hope, the son of Leo and Isabelle (Gotzinger) Dressler. He married Sarah “Sally” Giesen on Nov. 12, 1977, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. 

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