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Wed
26
Feb

Sen. Schultz touring area to talk with constituents

State Senator Dale Schultz will be listening to the people he represents during stops in Grant County communities on Friday, Feb. 28.  He will be available to talk with anyone about any subject during stops in Muscoda, Patch Grove, Bloomington, Beetown, Cassville, Hazel Green and Cuba City.

In Muscoda, from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., Schultz will hold a listening session at JoDen Shell Station, 802 N. Wisconsin Ave. Community members are welcome to stop in and share a concern or an opinion on certain issues.

In Patch Grove, from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Schultz will be at River Ridge High School, 11165 County P.  He will meet with Lee Pritzl, superintendent, to discuss issues for rural schools and the referendum question pondered by River Ridge voters.

Wed
26
Feb

Eastman recommends residents run water

The village of Eastman Water Utility is recommending residents immediately start running a small, pencil-sized stream of water in their homes to prevent frozen laterals (pipes) to their homes. This recommendation remains in effect until further notice and is voluntary.

Deep frost poses a potential risk to the village’s utility mains and, more important, laterals that bring water to homes. Water flowing helps keep water temperatures warmer and limits the risk of potential freezing. Cold water faucets should be used because running hot water is not as effective and also wastes energy. Customers should also watch for discolored water or rusty water as this is an early indication of pipes freezing. If you see discolored water, run your cold water hard until the water clears.

Wed
26
Feb

Public hearing on proposed 2017 Marquette Road improvements is March 4

The Prairie du Chien Common Council will hold a public hearing at its Tuesday, March 4 meeting to hear from residents on the proposed improvement plans for Marquette Road, scheduled for 2017. The section of road that is scheduled to be reconstructed is bordered by La Pointe Street on the south and Mooney Street on the north. Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) will be present.

Preliminary plans for the project are online at www.prairieduchien.info/marquetteroad.html. This site also includes information on the improvements scheduled for this year to Marquette Road from Mooney Street to Washington Street. The third phase of the project, from Washington Street north to the City limits, is targeted for later this decade or the first part of the 2020s.

The preliminary plans for the 2017 project include the following:

Wed
26
Feb

Master gardeners keep city green and blooming


Finishing a clean up job at Bluff View Middle School garden are (from left) Nola Nagel, Donna Teynor, Julie Hazen and Lisa Lewke-Rogers.

Celebrating the conclusion of a downtown garden cleanup last fall are (from left) Millie Senesac, Arlene Wilms, Deb Goree, Donna Teynor, Cathie Nelson, Julie Hazen, Kathy Leard and Mike Thomas. (Submitted photos)

Cathie Nelson points out photos of master gardener projects at a recent environmental event at Hoffman Hall.

Nola Nagel and Illene Olson decorate trees at Memorial Gardens.

By Sandy Vold

Retired Courier Press associate editor.

Although snow still blankets the ground, Crawford County Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are already envisioning green gardens with bevies of blooms in many of the city’s public spaces. Over the years, master gardeners have gradually extended the scope of their gardening activities in Prairie du Chien to include not only the Memorial Gardens, with which they have been active from the beginning, but many more. Currently, master gardeners are responsible for  gardens at Prairie Maison, St. John’s Catholic Church, Aquatic Park, Bluff View Middle School, Veterans Memorial, the fire department, Family Resource Center, the southwest corner of the court house, several gardens on St. Feriole Island which are not part of the Memorial Gardens and most of the green areas downtown.

Wed
26
Feb

Prairie boys win

Prairie beats Richland Center
Prairie’s Austin Roach looks to score Tuesday night. (Photo by Erik Olson of the Richland Center Observer)

 

Prairie 

triumphs over 

Richland Center

The Prairie du Chien boys basketball team traveled to Richland Center Tuesday night and the Blackhawks beat the Hornets 44-38 in a Division 3 Regional.

Prairie opened with a 13-6 lead after one quarter. 

Wed
26
Feb

Cheerleaders third at State

Cheerleaders third at State
The cheerleaders show off their trophy. They are, row 1: Jamie Turner, Nicole Mims, and Becky Welsch. Row 2: Mariah Slaght, Lindsey Ohlert, Coach Kelli Saxe, Allison Lynn, and Stephanie Elmquist.

 

Prairie du Chien 

cheerleaders get third at State

The Prairie du Chien Basketball Cheerleaders competed on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the WACPC (Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches) State Cheer Championships at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.  

This is the first time the cheerleaders have competed at the state level. The team competed in the non-stunt division. There were six teams in that division, the top three took home trophies. Prairie du Chien earned third place!

Wed
26
Feb

Riverway Board

 

Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board 

requesting change in law regarding sand mines

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board will soon be sending a report to Governor Scott Walker and to state legislators asking for changes to the Riverway’s nonmetallic mining law, according to Riverway Board Executive Director Mark Cupp. 

Tue
25
Feb

Rose "Edna" Turner

 

Rose “Edna” Turner rejoined her heavenly Father Feb. 22. 

Tue
25
Feb

Marguerite Voth Ryan

 

Marguerite Voth Ryan, 96, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Lancaster Care Center in Lancaster.

She was born June 21, 1917, to Clem and Josephine (Stephan) Voth. The majority of her life she resided in Prairie du Chien. Marguerite taught at both St. John’s Catholic School and Prairie du Chien Elementary School. She loved her 3rd and 4th grade students. Upon retirement, she taught adult basic education in the Opportunity and Personal Development Center and was active on the Prairie du Chien Library Board. She later moved to Lancaster, to be close to her daughter, Peg. Marguerite remained an avid reader. She enjoyed dining out, shopping, potato chips, chocolate and her brandy and 7-Up. 

Mon
24
Feb

Elliott to State

Elliott Statebound
Taylor Elliott of Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben controls Christian Lamon of Sparta in his second-round match at 113 pounds. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Elliott earns 

fourth trip to State Meet

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Elliott took first place at 113 pounds at the Division 2 Sectional Wrestling Meet at Adams Friendship on Saturday to earn a trip to the State Wrestling Tournament in Madison, which runs from Feb. 27 through March 1.

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