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Wed
22
Jan

Proposed trout regulations

 

Raising trout bag 

limits in Crawford 

County being considered

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
22
Jan

Roger Coleman

 

Ronald Lawrence Coleman, 83, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home on Sunday, Jan. 19. 

Wed
22
Jan

Bradley Wachter

 

Bradley S. Wachter, 57, of Woodman passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

Wed
22
Jan

Eileen Rogers

 

Eileen Kathryn Rogers, 74, formerly of Mt. Vernon, and a resident of the Great River Care Center, McGregor, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Disease. Services were held in Mt. Vernon Saturday, Jan. 18.

Mon
20
Jan

Buckets of Hope contributes to Hoffman Hall in memory of Sue Mara


The Buckets of Hope Foundation members recently made a $1,000 donation to Hoffman Hall in memory of Sue Mara. Pictured giving the contribution to Prairie du Chien Parks and Rec Director Mike Ulrich (center) are Buckets of Hope members (from left) Shelly Rider, Natasha Hauser, Catie Dean, Rachael George, Mandy Petit, Rose Eglseder and Joanne Prew. Not pictured are members Krista Zimmerman, Dawn Ehlinger, Sheila Schuety, Laura Konichek, Nich Morgan, Barb Mara and Mary Kriegel. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

It has been less than one year since Sue Mara passed away unexpectedly at her rural Eastman home on May 4, 2013, but her legacy has already made a large impact on several local communities and charities. Thanks to her close circle of friends, family and co-workers from Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Sue’s memory lives on through the Buckets of Hope Foundation.

The foundation is making a $1,000 donation to the Hoffman Hall campaign in her memory. Most of the money generated for the donation was raised via Sue’s Fun Run, which was held in her memory in Eastman for the first time on Oct. 12, 2013.

Mon
20
Jan

PDRI officially dissolves

By Correne Martin

The non-profit Prairie du Chien Downtown Revitalization, Inc. (PDRI) officially dissolved on Thursday morning, Jan. 16, following action by the corporation’s Board of Directors. PDRI’s assets are being transferred to the city, which will assign the over $4,000 in funds to a segregated account to be held for about one year. If reorganization of PDRI does not happen before that period of time elapses, the city council will disburse the funds in a way determined to be beneficial to the downtown.

This move comes three months after the board’s Oct. 17, 2013, decision to take a six-month hiatus to restructure and implement fundraising strategies.

Mon
20
Jan

39th annual Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon Saturday


One of the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon hosts, Tom Nelson, answers a call at the end of last year’s event, while the total raised during the Eagles Heart and Cancer Telethon is displayed in the background. Additional funds came in after the live televised portion, bringing the total to around $38,000. (file photo)

The 39th annual Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon will be held this Saturday, Jan. 25, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the cafeteria of the Bluff View Intermediate School. The public is invited to come out and watch it in person. Concessions will be provided by the Boy Scouts, with proceeds to benefit the telethon.

For those groups and families who wish to watch the show on TV, they can tune into the local Mediacom Channel 6. The telethon will also be streamed online at ustream.com (search for Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon).

In addition to the auction and entertainment at the telethon itself, the Eagles Club, 200 S. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien, will host raffles and other activities all night long. The club will offer a pork dinner for $8 per plate from 5 p.m. until the food is gone. All proceeds from these events will benefit the heart and cancer fundraiser also. Eagles Club members and the public are welcome to enjoy the evening of fun there as well.

Mon
20
Jan

River Ridge-Cassville wrestling

RRC wrestling vs. MFL MarMac
Alex Morgan of River Ridge-Cassville attempts an escape against Seth Heying of MFL MarMac Friday night in their 126-pound match. MFL won the meet 51-24. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)
Mon
20
Jan

Antoine to go for the gold in the Winter Olympics

Antoine heading to Russia
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine will be representing the United States in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Matt Antoine

IGLS, Austria – The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF) has announced that Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine is among the athletes who will represent the United States in the women’s and men’s skeleton events at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Antoine, John Daly (Smithtown, NY) and Kyle Tress (Ewing, NJ) qualified for the three available men’s positions. Noelle Pikus-Pace (Orem, Utah) and Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) earned the two women’s spots. 

Mon
20
Jan

Debra Gucciardo

 

Debra Jean Gucciardo, 59 , Wauzeka passed away Oct. 17, 2013. A memorial service will be held Jan. 25 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wauzeka. Visitation we be at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. A lunch will follow at the family home. All are welcome.

 

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