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Thu
09
Jul

Whiteaker, Stovey plan Aug. 15 wedding

Ashley Whiteaker, daughter of Mark Whiteaker and Kellene Staszak and Patrick Stovey, son of Richard and Tammy Stovey announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Their ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 15, at the Dousman House in Prairie du Chien.

Thu
09
Jul

Seneca Ridge and Valley Rally to be non-stop fun July 11

By Erin Martin, Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout

For the spectators lining Highway 27 at 11 a.m. on July 11 in Seneca, there will be a moment when the line of tractors stretches to the southwest, breaching the horizon created by the hill on the way out of town. It’s an iconic moment of farming pride that can only be seen at the annual Ridge and Valley Rally parade.

Chris and Tammy Olson, the third generation owners and operators of Olson Feed Service, will serve as this year’s King and Queen of the rally.

But things get underway much earlier in the day. Each year’s rally begins with a 5K/10K walk-run at 7:30 a.m. The top three male and female runners in the 5K and 10K will receive medals.

The parade line-up goes on until a half-hour before the event. Entry is only $10 per person and $5 for children 14 and under.

The race begins and ends between the Seneca School softball and baseball fields on Taylor Ridge Road.

Thu
09
Jul

Wisconsin Badger Camp to have open house July 12

This weekend, on Sunday, July 12, Wisconsin Badger Camp will be hosting an open house event.

Tours of the camp will begin at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the basketball court, camp store and well.

Visitors are encouraged to view the new Cedar Lodge improvements.

Following the events, refreshments will be served.

Thu
09
Jul

City Council approves naming, donation policies for library capital campaign

By Caitlin Bittner

The Prairie du Chien Common Council met on Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

A large portion of the evening was devoted to sorting out finances. The Prairie du Chien Memorial Library Capital Campaign gift solicitation, donation and recognition policies were discussed. The library staff recommended the council adopt the policies, which will be applied to the Capital Campaign for the proposed expansion and upgrade of the library.

Alderman Ron Leys noted that the library should not be renamed just because someone donated a large sum of money to help fund the renovation.

City Attorney Tom Peterson responded that the library name could not be changing as it was stipulated to remain the same as a condition of the money it received from the Wacouta will.

Thu
09
Jul

Native publishes second novel in series

By Caitlin Bittner

Over the years, the Prairie du Chien area has helped inspire many authors and writers with its rich history, picturesque scenery and charming residents. Author Kim Luke, whose second book “Black Inferno” was just released this spring can count herself amongst the success stories.

Kim is the daughter of Gerald and the late Judith Carl, both Prairie du Chien natives. “I went to school at Prairie Catholic,” she said, noting that she also got her first library card in town. “It was from the Memorial Library.”

Thu
09
Jul

Jim Chambers

 

Jim Chambers, 69, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away in Kent, Wash. on July 5.

Jim was born in La Crosse to Stan and Jane (Norton) Chambers on May 26, 1946. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in 1965 and the University of Santa Clara, Calf. in 1970 with a masters in business administration. He worked in electronic sales for many years and currently owned a consulting business for cable systems. He enjoyed golf, coin collecting, movies, music, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks fan.

Thu
09
Jul

Kristina L. “Krissy” Colson

 

Kristina L. “Krissy” Colson, 23, of Eastman passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 7, after an extended illness. 

She was born Nov. 4, 1991 the daughter of Ronald “Butch” and Ruth (Martin) Colson. Krissy worked as a certified nursing assistant and belonged to the Eastman First Responders. 

Wed
08
Jul

Hibbett Sports


Above is a view of the inside of a typical Hibbett Sports store. (Photo submitted)

 

Hibbett Sports store 

coming to Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., is pleased to announce the execution of a lease for a new store in the Prairie du Chien area.

Wed
08
Jul

State Aid for Area Schools

 

PdC, Seneca school districts 

may see drop in aid; River Ridge and 

Wauzeka-Steuben may get increase

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
08
Jul

Mae A. Sprosty

 

Mae A. Sprosty, 93, died Sunday, June 21, at Crest Health Care Center, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport, Iowa.

Mae Agnes Fisher was born May 16, 1922 in Eastman, the daughter of Thomas J. and Anna (Wagner) Fisher. She was united in marriage to Leonard W. Sprosty on June 15, 1943 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. They had shared over 60 years of marriage prior to Leonard’s death June 2, 2004. 

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