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Mon
10
Oct

Kathryn F. “Kay” Kramer

 

Kathryn F. “Kay” Kramer, 93, of Prairie du Chien, WI, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Hubbard Care Center. 

Kathryn Faye (Shaw) Kramer was born on Jan. 22, 1923, in Dodgeville. She graduated from Prairie du Chien Public School with the class of 1940. On June 11, 1941, she was united in marriage to Eldon “Bud” Kramer in Prairie du Chien. Kay worked at 3M for eighteen years before enjoying a lengthy retirement. 

Fri
07
Oct

Man arrested for Bridgeport murder

 

Man arrested for 

Bridgeport murder

Fri
07
Oct

Linnie (Lynn) B. Wachter

 

Linnie (Lynn) B. Wachter, 93, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and Weaverville, California died Sept. 16, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien.  

Fri
07
Oct

Linda L. Munz-Kline

 

Linda L. Munz-Kline, 53, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 5, at her home. 

She was born Oct. 15, 1962, in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Francis and Colleen (Douglas) Munz. Linda attended West Grant High School and later graduated from Southwest Technical School with a degree in accounting. She was most recently working as an over the road truck driver for Swift Transportation. She enjoyed shooting pool and riding motorcycles. 

Wed
05
Oct

Prairie du Chien Soccer


Prairie’s Nathaniel Oehler attempts to get past a Dodgeville player. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Mark Welter heads the ball upfield against visiting Dodgeville Monday afternoon at Bluff View.

Chas Sagedahl of Prairie du Chien gets his kicks against Dodgeville Monday.

The Blackhawks’ goalie Wesley Schwager makes a save Monday afternoon.

Andrew Waller blasts the ball far to gain good field position.

Blake Garcia of Prairie du Chien battles for control Monday at Bluff View.

 

PdC soccer team beats Dodgeville

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted Dodgeville Monday night on the Bluff View pitch.  

The teams had split their first two meetings making the match a must win for the Blackhawks to stay in the SWC lead.  

Prairie took a quick lead at 9:37 when Jon Dyer found Jack Stoeffler open on the left side and a quick tap gave PdC a the first score.  

Wed
05
Oct

Crops Damaged, but Apples Doing Well


Linda Shihata holds a Jonagold in her left hand and a 1.13-pound honey crisp in her right hand. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Some area corn germinated while still on the stalk. (Photo by Linda Shihata)

 

Recent rains have put a 

damper on harvest expectations

Apples, 

however, 

have done quite well

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
05
Oct

Bringing domestic violence awareness out into the open

Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Catholic Charities has placed purple ribbons on the corn stalk bundles lining Blackhawk Avenue in Prairie du Chien. This is to remind citizens that domestic violence is a real problem and can include physical, verbal, emotional, sexual and economic abuse of a loved one. Catholic Charities offers advocacy, support, workshops and a 24-hour crisis line at 888-200-8426. Pictured, Lisa Johanningmeier, domestic abuse program coordinator, displays the colored ribbons signifying the awareness. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Wed
05
Oct

9-year-old wins Oktoberfest contest

As part of the Oktoberfest celebration in Prairie du Chien, a button design contest is held. This year’s winner, selected from 50 artists participating, is 9-year-old Fiona Etemi, of Prairie du Chien. She is pictured (front row, right) with her dad, Sam, and cousin Lejla Kamberi (both in front), as well as Oktoberfest Committee members (back, from left) Lorie Kuehl, Joan Paulson, Cathie Nelson, Tom Nelson, Suzette Cunningham and Mike Ulrich. For her efforts, Fiona received a gift basket with Oktoberfest-related goodies, a T-shirt, hat and several buttons, and she has been asked to partake in the festivities on Oct. 15, including the parade downtown and fun events on St. Feriole Island. More details about Oktoberfest will be published in next week’s Courier Press. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Wed
05
Oct

River Ridge is putting stand-up desks to the test


Sitting partially on the stool, with one foot on the stool and the other on the ground, is just one way students utilizing the stand-up desks can situate themselves for learning comfortably. Pictured (above), Danica, a third grader in Shawn Chatfield’s class, works independently on a Chromebook during class time. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Chatfield assists a student during work time. Helping out his pupils at their stand-up desks keeps the teacher from crouching to the level of a traditional chair and desk.

A student rests her foot on the swinging footbar and rocks that back and forth, while staying on task at her desk.

Former Sen. Herb Kohl fully funds $3K of project materials

By Correne Martin

Research purports that school children who utilize stand-up desks are actually more alert, perform better academically, burn more calories, minimize orthopedic problems, feel happier and just plain move more than those seated at traditional desks or tables.

At River Ridge Elementary School, teachers have put that theory to the test, and they have done so with assistance from the educational crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org.

Sixteen students in Shawn Chatfield’s third-grade classroom have the opportunity this school year to share 12 such desks, complete with stools and swinging footbars, all while keeping their hands and minds on task. There are four others who study while sitting at a table, and assigned seats rotate throughout the year, so all of the children have the chance to experience the stand-up desks.

Wed
05
Oct

EAB infested trees removed from downtown, population of ash trees declining in the city


A row of emerald ash borer infested trees on the east boulevard of Michigan Street in Prairie du Chien were removed last month. Planting of a new variety of trees is anticipated. (Photo by Gary Howe)

By Correne Martin

A row of emerald ash borer (EAB) infested trees on the east boulevard of Michigan Street in Prairie du Chien were cut down last month. This reduces the number of ash trees in the city, though the loss is not something new for the North American tree population.

EABs are exotic beetles that were discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002, according to the Emerald Ash Borer Information Network (emeraldashborer.info). The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients.

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