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Mon
23
Dec

Seneca girls win

 

Seneca girls 

edge North Crawford

Seneca edged host North Crawford 34-31 in a Ridge and Valley girls basketball game Dec. 17. 

North Crawford led 8-5 after the first period, but Seneca came back to take a 15-13 lead at the half. 

Seneca took the third quarter 11-10 to increase the margin to 26-23. 

Mon
23
Dec

New clinic

New clinic
Above is a rendering of the front of the Prairie du Chien Memorial Health Clinic by River Valley Architects of Chippewa Falls.

 

New medical clinic to be built 

on grounds of new Prairie du Chien hospital

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Health care for residents of the greater Prairie du Chien area will continue to get better. In addition to the new hospital being built to the north of Nathan Plaza along Highway 18, there will soon be a new clinic as well. 

Mon
23
Dec

Plan now to attend PdC’s Droppin’ of the Carp

Make sure to mark your calendars and plan on spending New Year’s Eve in Prairie du Chien for the annual Droppin’ of the Carp—the grand finale celebration of the year at Lucky Park. Lucky, the carp, will drop at Midnight, and the public is encouraged to come out in their warmest clothing, and most seasonal attire, to make merry and have fun with other community members, family and friends. Don’t miss out on your chance to kiss Lucky the Carp for a year’s worth of good fortune in 2014. The carp drop will feature music and a pyrotechnics show, as well as a huge bonfire.

For more information about the Droppin’ of the Carp and other Carp Fest activities, see next week’s Courier Press.

Also, please note that the annual Carp Bowl football game has been canceled.

Mon
23
Dec

Merry Christmas Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter


Steve and Lynda Welter, of Prairie du Chien, have gifted two acres of land for a future animal shelter to the non-profit Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS). The shelter will be located at the southwest corner of Campion Boulevard and the new 22nd Street. Pictured finalizing the deal on Friday are RABAS Treasurer Jill Cipra, Steve Welter, RABAS President Randy Paske and RABAS Vice-President Bev Pozega. (Submitted photo)

Thanks to a very generous donation from Steve and Lynda Welter of Prairie du Chien, Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS) volunteers will have a very Merry Christmas.

What started as a small group of citizens concerned about the need for an animal shelter and organized by Dr. Jami Quick in July of 2007, this volunteer group has grown into a force to be reckoned with. Monthly meetings, perpetual fundraising, therapy dog teams, community events and finding forever homes for pets in need even without a physical shelter have become second nature for this small but hard-working and committed group.

Mon
23
Dec

Roger Goodman

 

Roger M. Goodman, 72, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Dec. 20, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

He was born April 3, 1941, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Merrill and Bernadette (Layde) Goodman. He married Kathleen Gaulke on Oct. 14, 1961, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. Roger worked for Leard Bros. Distributing and later for Mergen Wholesale and Trautsche Distributing. He was a member of the Prairie du Chien Fire Department for 24 years. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards at the Sawmill and poker machines at Bob’s Bar. His all time favorite past time was playing Bingo on Sunday and Monday nights with his sidekick Dorothy.

Fri
20
Dec

Lela Jane McShane

 

Lela Jane McShane, 83, of Luana, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

Jane was born May 1, 1930, to Leslie and Katie Borret (Oherle) Nichols in rural Monona, Iowa. They lived in the rural Big Foot area for a few years and then moved to the Sixteen Area. Jane attended grade school in Sixteen, at Linton #4. She attended Waterville High School. 

Jane was united in marriage to Donald McShane on Oct. 21, 1947, at the Luana Methodist Church in Luana, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Tonya Jane and Kevin Blake. 

Fri
20
Dec

Ronnie Bird

 

Ronald E. “Ronnie” Bird, 78, of Seneca passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born March 2, 1935, on the family farm near Wauzeka. He married Dianne Zinkle on Oct. 19, 1953, in Boscobel. Together they farmed most of their lives in the Seneca area. Ronnie was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church in Seneca and served on the Seneca school board for 21 years. He belonged to the Seneca Fire Department and the Lion’s Club. He enjoyed playing on the Seneca Farmers softball team. He was the founding member of the Bird Olympic Deer Hunting Team. 

Fri
20
Dec

Elaynah Bartels

 

Elaynah Katherine Joy Bartels, infant daughter of Jeff and Kari (Oswald) Bartels passed away Monday, Dec. 16, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Madison. 

She was born Nov. 1, and is survived by her parents; her brother Alexander Bartels; maternal grandparents Steve (Kathy) Oswald of Wauzeka; paternal grandparents David (Mary) Bartels of Wauzeka; and maternal great grandparents Delores Oswald and Anna Martin.

Thu
19
Dec

Seneca School's joyful Christmas melodies


With varying degrees of enthusiasm showing in their facial expressions, the first and second grade students at Seneca Elementary School delivered a joyful performance for the Monday afternoon crowd at the school’s annual Christmas Program. See these photos on the Courier Press’ Facebook page. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

Keegan Hawkinson (left) and Lucas Kilburg focused on playing perfect percussion for their band’s Christmas songs at the Seneca Schools’ Christmas Program Monday afternoon.

Miss Anderson, Miss Bockehauer and Miss Mackey sang a rousing version of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” during the Christmas Program.

The woodwind section adds its sound to the Seneca Middle School band.

T. J. Clark in the brass section.

The Brass Section of the Seneca Middle School band plays Jingle Bells.

These are the first grade doing the penguin polka.
Wed
18
Dec

Oswald to assist with disaster relief for Philippines

Nicholas Oswald and plane
Airman Nicholas Oswald, who has been home for two weeks, will be leaving for Japan Dec. 19, to provide support for disaster aid being sent to the typhoon-stricken Philippines. As a loadmaster, his duties are to configure aircraft for cargo prior to flight. He is pictured in front a C-130 aircraft.
Nicholas Oswald

 

By Correne Martin 

 

Nineteen-year-old Nicholas Oswald, of Wauzeka, who has been home for two weeks from the Air Force, will be leaving for Japan tomorrow (Dec. 19) to provide support for “Operation Damayan,” a U.S. humanitarian aid and disaster relief effort in the Philippines. He will fly from Seattle to the U.S. Yokota Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan, to resume his job as a C-130H loadmaster. His duties will include configuring aircraft for various types of heavy cargo to be delivered to the typhoon-stricken Philippines. 

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