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Seneca boys win

Seneca vs. Wauzeka-Steuben
Seneca’s Kilian Boland drives the left baseline against Wauzeka-Steuben Friday night.

 

Seneca 

defeats WS boys

Seneca rallied in the second half to defeat visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 46-34 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game Friday night. 

The Hornets led 11-8 after the first quarter and 18-16 at the half. 

The Indians went on a 16-6 run in the third period to take a 32-24 advantage heading into the fourth frame. 

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Matt Antoine

Antoine wins
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine moved closer to making the United States Men’s Skeleton Team for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games by capturing a gold medal in World Cup competition Friday.

 

Antoine claims 

first career World Cup gold medal, moves closer to an Olympic Team berth

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Matt Antoine of Prairie du Chien won his first-career World Cup gold medal to complete a Team USA sweep of the skeleton and bobsled races on Friday. 

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Matt Antoine

Antoine wins
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine moved closer to making the United States Men’s Skeleton Team for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games by capturing a gold medal in World Cup competition Friday.

 

Antoine claims 

first career World Cup gold medal, moves closer to an Olympic Team berth

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Matt Antoine of Prairie du Chien won his first-career World Cup gold medal to complete a Team USA sweep of the skeleton and bobsled races on Friday. 

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Christmas decoration contest in Eastman

By Correne Martin

For the third year, the community of Eastman is celebrating the holidays with a Christmas decoration contest. All households in the village are eligible to participate. Homeowners can take a shot at putting up the best lights and decorations for a chance at winning prizes and the coveted trophy. There are no rules for decorating.

There is no cost to take part; entry forms are available at Captain’s Sports Bar. Forms were also delivered to every home in town recently.

Homes will be judged on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Lights and decorations must be up and running by that time. First, second and third prizes of Community Dollars will be awarded for the “Best Decorated.” The winner of the top prize will also take home a trophy provided by AAA Award, of Eastman.

The Eastman Community Club is sponsoring the Community Dollars, which are certificates that can be used to purchase merchandise or services at any of Eastman’s businesses.

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Simmons and family leave lasting gift to health care center


Chuck Simmons currently serves as a board member for the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Foundation. He is joined by several of his fellow board members, and the hospital CEO as they thank him for his contribution. Pictured (from left) are Jim Smith, foundation vice president; Chuck Simmons; Fred Huebsch, foundation president; Beth Welter, foundation board member; Bill Sexton, chief executive officer.

The Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a Legacy, or lasting gift—a contribution of life insurance. “As every gift is special, this gift is especially exciting because it’s the first gift of life insurance we have received since our foundation was formed in 2010. Gifting a life insurance policy is just one example of how people can leverage investments for philanthropy,” said Sasha Dull, foundation executive director.

The donors, Chuck Simmons, American Family Insurance agent, and his wife Marlene, transferred ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Foundation. The result is a future gift to support the new hospital, currently being built in Prairie du Chien and slated for completion in early 2015.

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Holiday Parade in Prairie du Chien Dec. 13


Prairie du Chien High School Band

One of the trombone players even took the time to light up his instrument for the parade

Valley Fish and Cheese float

Valley Fish and Cheese float

PdC Area Chamber of Commerce float

Crawford County Dairy Royalty float

Tender Care Animal Hospital group

PdC Fire Department
Prairie du Chien Girl Scouts
Prairie du Chien Girl Scouts

Nelson's True Value float

Around a dozen entries participated in the annual parade, sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce. Blackhawk Avenue seemed bare right before the celebration, as parade-goers shopped the downtown businesses, but once the events commenced, the streets were lined with families anxious to enjoy some pretty lights and the spirit of the season. (Photos by Correne Martin)

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Carp Fest brings fun, festivities and good fortune

By Correne Martin

Prairie du Chien’s annual Carp Fest celebration is officially underway. The Lucky the Carp Coloring Contest started Dec. 9 and, next week, various entertainment will be provided nearly every day, leading up to the Droppin’ of the Carp on New Year’s Eve.

On Monday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 26, Hoffman Hall will offer family open gym and swim from 1 to 4 p.m. at a reduced price.

Friday, Dec. 27, will give area residents the opportunity to get involved in several ways. There will be a bowling party from noon to 3 p.m. at Leisure Time Sports Bar and Bowl, family open gym and swim from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hoffman Hall, and a Torchlight Ski, Hike and Sledding Night from 6 to 9 p.m. at LaRiviere Park.

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Robert Martin

 

Robert D. “Bob” Martin, 78, a long-time resident of Gays Mills, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, at Bland Bekkedal Hospice Center in Viroqua, with his family at his side.

He was born on April 19, 1935, in Gays Mills, the son of the late Byrd and Agnes (Nicholson) Martin, and on June 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to Carol Olson at United Methodist Church in Cuba City. 

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Lorrene Caldwell

 

Lorrene C. Caldwell, 92, of Wauzeka passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

She was born April 26, 1921 in Reinbeck, Iowa, the daughter of Christian and Christine (Ramondt) Lorenz. She married Clarence Caldwell on Dec. 31, 1947 and he later preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1989. She worked at Chamberlain Ordnance Inc. in Waterloo, Iowa for many years before moving to Wauzeka. 

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***UPCOMING SANTA SIGHTINGS***

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN—Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making their way through the Holiday Parade in downtown Prairie du Chien on Friday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. They will be accompanied by numerous floats sponsored by area businesses, organizations and residents. Bundle up and come out for a fun evening.

MARQUETTE—Santa Claus will visit the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, outside Marquette, on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy goodies, cookies, coffee and hot cocoa, as well as coloring and ornament making. Photo opportunities will also be available.

BAGLEY—Christmas in Bagley will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Santa will be at the River Road Diner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The candy sale and silent auction will be held in Timmers. The food pantry donations and crafts will be in Luck o’ the Irish. The cookie sale will be held at the River Road Diner. Caroling is set for 7 p.m. and participants should meet at the post office.

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