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Hawkettes

Hawkettes do well
The Hawkettes earned themselves two 1st place trophies at the Sparta Invite dance competition last weekend. The girls competed in the pom category and the high kick category. Also, soloists Becky Welsch and MacKenzy Slaght earned medals for their solo performances. The team will compete on Jan. 25 in Watertown at dance regionals. If the team places high enough, they will advance to state competition. Team members are, first row: Alora Babb, Becky Welsch, and Katlyn Grondin. Row 2: Lindsey Frazier, Lindsey Ohlert, Cali Collins, and Brianna Herried. Row 3: Mariah Slaght, MacKenzy Slaght, Katie Zahara, and Stephanie Elmquist. The team is coached by Kelli Saxe.
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Homemade dill pickles bring in thousands for telethon over the years

pickles
Rose Stram, of Prairie du Chien, has been making her mouthwatering homemade pickles for nearly four decades and, for many of those years, she’s donated them to the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon to be auctioned for charity. She’s donated a few jars and a cookbook to this year’s telethon. They will be on auction at the Eagles Club.

By Correne Martin

Delightfully sour and tangy, cool and crunchy, the perfect snack or sandwich topper—now that’s a good dill pickle.

Consider yourself lucky if you’ve ever savored Rose Stram’s dill pickles. Labeled as “prize-wining” by her family, though she admits they’ve never garnered any official awards, Rose’s jars of gherkins are sensational, to say the least. Just take it from this privileged taste tester.

Since 1974, Rose has been pickling cucumbers with her own basic recipe, found in a cookbook she can’t even remember today. And for many of those years, the 84-year-old has been making them not only for the grandkids, but also so she can donate them to benefits and fundraisers around the Prairie du Chien area. In the early years of the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon, Rose, who grew up cooking alongside her mom, started contributing a couple jars in an effort to help raise funds for the cause.

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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. 

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Bradley Wachter

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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