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09
Jun

Raymond J. Krachey

 

Raymond J. Krachey, 76, of Wauzeka passed away Friday, June 6, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Jan. 4, 1938 in Wauzeka the son of Walter and Irma (Sutton) Krachey. He married Lucille Swatek on Oct. 18, 1958 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2003. Ray farmed his entire life on the family farm in rural Wauzeka. 

Mon
09
Jun

Jean Crubel

 

Jean Marie Crubel, 83, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, June 6, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Aug. 9, 1930, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Charles and Marie (Tesar) Draka. On Feb. 5, 1951, Jean married Gerald “Jerry” Crubel at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2000. Together they farmed near Bloomington for many years. Jean was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. She enjoyed reading, cooking, spending time with her family, friends, and especially all of her grandchildren.

Mon
09
Jun

Prairie du Chien baseball

Prairie baseball
Austin Roach slides in with the winning run in the fifth inning as Prairie du Chien ousted visiting Platteville 10-0 in five innings. Roach scored on Mike Steiner’s game winning double. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Blackhawks 

shut out Hillmen

Prairie du Chien shut out visiting Platteville 10-0 in 5 innings in a WIAA Division 2 Regional Semifinal Wednesday afternoon. 

The Blackhawks scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning, 2 in the second, 2 in the fourth and 2 in the fifth to earn the victory.

Prairie du Chien scored 10 runs on 10 hits and committed 1 error. 

Mon
09
Jun

State Track

State Track
River Ridge’s Bridgette Myers runs in the 400-meter dash at the State Track Meet in La Crosse Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Area athletes at 

State Track Meet

Three area track and field athletes competed in the State Track and Field Meet at UW-La Crosse Friday and Saturday. 

People huddled under the bleachers for more than two hours Friday during a downpour at the beginning of the meet. It took about another hour to get the track dry enough for competition. The pole vault event was held inside of Mitchell Hall because officials deemed it unsafe to compete outside. 

Mon
09
Jun

Several murals recovered from Wyalusing Academy

Murals removed from Wyalusing
This painting is “Burial of De Soto 1542.”

By Ted Pennekamp

 

With the closing of Wyalusing Academy, ownership of a series of murals in the academy has been transferred to the Prairie du Chien Historical Society along with three murals which were removed from the academy several years ago. 

Wed
04
Jun

Seneca beats River Ridge

Seneca over River Ridge
River Ridge pitcher Seth Williams turns in an attempt to pick off the Seneca runner at second base Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Indians 

beat Timberwolves

River Ridge had a tough outing on Tuesday as the Indians dominated in an 11-5 win in seven innings.

The Indians scored five runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Devin Wallin, a walk by Eric Konichek, an RBI single by Brady Fernette, and a two-run double by Nick Payne.

Wed
04
Jun

Main Entrance being torn down

Demise of Main Entrance
Francis Carlson hauls part of a wall from the back of the Main Entrance building Tuesday afternoon.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A longtime building in downtown Prairie du Chien will be no more. The building at 215 W. Blackhawk Ave., which most recently housed the Main Entrance, is being torn down and will become a beer garden for City Sounds. 

Wed
04
Jun

Construction Cash winner - week 2

Kristy Nelson, of Prairie du Chien, was the Courier Press’ Construction Cash winner for week two of the promotion. She registered at Kwik Trip. Store leaders Tiffany Stevens and Sally Berns, of Kwik Trip, presented Nelson with $50 in Construction Cash to be spent at any of the 27 participating businesses. Nelson also received Kwik Trip pizza and gift certificate. Be sure to register at one of the local Construction Cash participating businesses, and you could be our next winner.

Wed
04
Jun

K-9 dog and officer on duty this fall in Crawford County

By Correne Martin

Growing up in other communities and working as a police officer in the area, Deputy Joe Breeser has seen the effects of drugs on our communities. Soon, he will get the opportunity to make more of a difference, as Crawford County’s first K-9 officer.

Deputy Breeser was recently selected for the new position by Sheriff Dale McCullick. He will attend six weeks of handler training with a one-year-old Belgian Malinois at Southern Police Canine in Nashville, N.C., July 21, before the pair take active duty locally in mid-September.

“He will still be a traffic officer, but will basically be hauling around a partner now,” McCullick said of Breeser, who has worked part-time for Crawford County since 2009 and full-time since 2011. “We felt the county had a need for a K-9. Most other counties our size have one. Vernon and Grant Counties both have two, and Richland and Clayton Counties each have one.”

Wed
04
Jun

Addition desired at PdC regional tourism center, chamber offices

By Correne Martin

A desired expansion to the Prairie du Chien Regional Tourism Center and Chamber of Commerce offices was presented to the Prairie du Chien Common Council Tuesday night. The city of Prairie du Chien has learned that it has a budget surplus of $178,316 from 2013, and the expansion is one of the options for spending that money. No formal approval of the expansion was given Tuesday night, however, as bid specifications and a lease agreement will come before the council at a future meeting.

The intention for the expansion would be to add a conference and community room in which the chamber, tourism council and community could hold meetings and small gatherings. The room would be constructed to the west of the current structure, on land owned by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, so the DOT’s permission would be needed also. (The city owns the building and the DOT the land, according to an original agreement between the two.)

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