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Wed
09
Jul

Hoppers lose one, tie one

 

Hoppers lose one, 

tie one in twinbill

The La Crosse North Stars defeated the Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers 8-5 in the first game of a doubleheader in Coulee Region Legion baseball Monday in La Crosse. 

Prairie took a 2-1 lead following the first inning. 

Each team scored a run in the third as Prairie held the lead 3-2. 

Wed
09
Jul

Wisconsin Badger Camp Open House scheduled July 13

Wisconsin Badger Camp will host its annual Open House on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m., with tours beginning at 1. The public is welcome to visit and learn more about what makes Wisconsin Badger Camp an enjoyable vacation spot for campers with developmental disabilities.

Visitors are invited to tour Badger Camp facilities, learn more about volunteering, participate in camp activities and share refreshments with campers and staff. Anyone interested in learning more about Wisconsin Badger Camp or experiencing what the program has to offer is encouraged to attend.

“Open House is a great opportunity for us to educate the public about Wisconsin Badger Camp and to encourage visitors to see Badger Camp in action,” Brent Bowers, executive director of Wisconsin Badger Camp, said. “Open House also gives us a chance to celebrate our accomplishments and recognize all of the great supporters of Badger Camp, who have contributed in numerous ways.”

Wed
09
Jul

Van, two motorcycles involved in accident

On Friday, July 4 at 3:48 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a motorcycle versus van crash on Highway 27 north of Cipra Lane in Prairie du Chien Township.

Michael Lehner, 56, Burnsville, Minn., was driving a mini van south on Highway 27 when he slowed down for a vehicle parked along the roadway. Richard Lacey, 67, Guttenberg, Iowa, was following driving a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he rear-ended the Lehner van. Then Nancy Lacey, 63, Guttenberg, driving a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle, rear-ended the crashed motorcycle.

Lehner and his six passengers escaped injury. Richard Lacey sustained a cut to the arm and bruises. His wife Nancy sustained a broken leg along with bruises. Both Lacey’s were taken to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.  

Assisting at the scene were the Bridgeport Fire and First Responders, the Prairie du Chien Police Department, Tri-State Ambulance and Bob’s Towing.

Wed
09
Jul

PdC fireworks Saturday, July 19

The annual Prairie du Chien fireworks celebration on beautiful St. Feriole Island has been officially moved back one week, to Saturday, July 19, due to the high Mississippi River waters, according to the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce office.

The fireworks will be shot off after dusk  from the sandy beach on the riverfront. Watch the magnificent display of fireworks over the Mississippi River.

Lions Club members will be on the bridges of Blackhawk Avenue and Washington Street to accept donations to help with fireworks’ costs and assist worthwhile projects the club sponsors. Your contributions are always greatly appreciated.

Also consider spending the weekend in Prairie du Chien as the community will host the War of 1812 as well. On July 19 and 20, the community will honor the 200th anniversary of the only War of 1812 battle fought on Wisconsin soil, in 1814. The land is now the beautiful grounds of the Villa Louis.

Wed
09
Jul

Crossing Rivers Clinic transitions to new site seamlessly


The brand new facility for Crossing Rivers Health Clinic, at 37822 Hwy. 18, in Prairie du Chien, opened for patients on July 1. The clinic, formerly the Prairie du Chien Memorial Health Clinic, relocated from its old location on North Marquette Road to the new hospital site. Staff is looking forward to a grand opening on Thursday, July 31, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be food, refreshments, door prizes, kids’ games and a bouncy house. (Photos by Correne Martin)

One of Dr. Ann Grunwald’s last patients at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Health Clinic, now the Crossing Rivers Health Clinic, on June 27, was Mary Zittergruen, of Monona, Iowa.

One of Dr. Mark Grunwald’s first patients at the new Crossing Rivers Health Clinic location on July 1, was Dan Reger, of Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Staff at the Crossing Rivers Health Clinic, formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Health Clinic, enjoyed a potluck lunch on their last day at the old location on June 27. Pictured are (from left) Office Tech Lynn Palas, Nurse Practitioner Sue McMillan, Dr. Ann Grunwald, Nurse Practitioner Peggy Barton, Medical Assistant Jodi Dressler, Biller/Coder Russ Jones, Medical Assistant Shaina Adam, Dr. Mark Grunwald, Office Manager Lisa Keeney and Receptionist Deb Ryan. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

In addition to a new name, there’s also a new, larger location for the Crossing Rivers Health Clinic, formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Health Clinic. The recently-built facility at 37822 U.S. Hwy. 18 in Prairie du Chien, on the same site as the new hospital, opened to patients on July 1.

The clinic was Great River Community Medical Clinic before it became PdC Memorial Health Clinic in January. The location at 100 N. Marquette Rd. closed at noon on Friday, June 27. The clinic remained closed to the public on Monday, June 30 and reopened in its current Hwy. 18 space at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1. The long-awaited transition itself was seamless, as clinic staff and their hospital colleagues organized, packaged and delivered most of the supplies and equipment.

Wed
09
Jul

Woodworking mastery propels local man’s creations into magazine

Rick Bartels
Rick Bartels’ vase was the piece to help him garner attention in the world of woodworking, gaining him publication in the magazine Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. While the vase may have gotten him noticed, Bartels maintains that the wooden-geared clock (pictured at his left) is his favorite project to date, as far as outcome. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)
Keegan Hauser
Keegan Hauser, Bartels’ grandson, skillfully moves the wood, using the scroll saw to cut out a bunny puzzle. While it may look like a daunting task, the entire process of preparing, cutting and sanding only took Keegan about 30 minutes to complete.
Finished puzzle
After a half hour, Keegan's bunny is ready for its close up. "I like to give the bunnies to younger kids because the shapes make it easier to put together," explained Bartels.
Creations
As you might imagine, there are always new projects in the world of woodworking. Some of the endeavors Bartels has conquered include various fret work designs, piggy banks, puzzles, vases, bowls, ornaments, clocks and intarsia.

 

By Caitlin Bittner

 

Tue
08
Jul

Joyce Nading

Joyce Nading, 80, of McGregor, Iowa died Thursday, July 3, at her home in McGregor.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday, July 8, at the First Lutheran Church, McGregor, Iowa

Memorial Services will be at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at the First Lutheran Church, McGregor, Iowa. 

Tue
08
Jul

Jim O'Kane

James “Jim” O'Kane, 75, of Rolling Ground, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, after succumbing to a nine-week hospitalization due to pancreatitis.

Jim was born on Feb. 26, 1939, the son of Leo and Kathryn (Moran) O’Kane in Boscobel. He grew up in Prairie du Chien, where he attended Campion Jesuit High School. He married Sheryl (Sherry) Herdegen on July 12, 1969, in Wauwatosa. 

Tue
08
Jul

Arnold Bland

Arnold “Tony” Dean Bland, 87, of Marquette, Iowa, died Saturday, July 5, at his home in Marquette, Iowa. 

He was born on Aug. 12, 1926, to Freborn and Rosa E. (Billington) Bland in Waterloo, Iowa. Tony attended Lowell Elementary and Waterloo West High School. He entered the Army and served in WWII and the Korean War. 

Mon
07
Jul

Stevensons to preside over Seneca Ridge and Valley Rally

The Seneca Community Club has announced the King and Queen of the 21st annual Ridge and Valley Rally: Myrna and Randy Stevenson.

Myrna and Randy were both born and raised in the Seneca area. They have been married 34 years and raised four sons: Nathan (Rachel), of Fairview; Elliot, of St. Paul; Brady, of La Crosse; and Zach, who passed away in 2009. They have one granddaughter and another grandchild on the way.

Myrna has been employed with the Farm Service Agency in Viroqua for two and a half years and with the company for 35 years. Her favorite hobby is quilting. She has gifted quilts to all of her children and granddaughter as well as donated several to the St. Patrick’s Church in Seneca for their annual Bazaar that occurs in September.

Randy has been employed at BAPI in Gays Mills for over three years as a production technician. He enjoys the outdoors and working in the yard at home.

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