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Jun

Joseph F. Ingle

 

Joseph F. Ingle, 83, of Waverly, Iowa, formerly of Wauzeka, died Saturday, May 30, at Shell Rock Healthcare Center in Shell Rock, Iowa.

Joseph was born on May 8, 1932, in Wauzeka, the son of Juanita Evelyn (Weniger) and Mark Matthew Ingle. In 1952, Joe entered the United States Army, were he served during the Korean War, until his honorable discharge in 1954. 

Mon
01
Jun

Seneca grads turn tassels, set sight on bright futures


As the ceremony ended on Friday night, Seneca’s Class of 2015 threw their hats into the air. (Photos submitted)

On Friday, May 29, the Seneca High School seniors took their final steps as high school students. Paige Forde (left) moves Morgan Payne's tassel to the other side as the Seneca Graduation ceremony concludes.

Graduate, Sarah Shepard shares a moment with her mom during graduation.

With big smiles and eyes facing the future, Seneca graduates, Dani Boland and Tristain Sparks, march down the aisle.

This year's graduating class includes (front row, from left) Sarah Shepard, Morgan Payne, Michaela Chambers, Morgan Wall, Taylor Redman, Paige Forde, Dani Boland, Katie Baker; (back row) Eric Konichek, Jordnan Gardener, Nathan Withey, Tyler George, Tristain Sparks, Jake Whiteaker, Adam Aspenson, Jeffery Driskill, Caleb Anderson.

Graduate, Taylor Redman, gives the valedictorian speech.
Mon
01
Jun

Balloons of Remembrance


The Prairie du Chien soccer team and fans take part in a balloon release in honor of former teammate Bridget Achenbach who recently passed away. (Photo submitted)

 

Platteville-Lancaster 

blanks Prairie du Chien soccer

On Thursday, May 28, the Prairie du Chien girls soccer team celebrated Senior Night. The game was against Platteville/Lancaster with a final score of 5-0. 

It was a beautiful evening for a game. In the first half, goalkeeper Mallory Fulcher had 12 saves to end the half at 3-0. 

Mon
01
Jun

Ithaca over Seneca boys


Seneca's Noah Allan gets back to first base on a pick-off attempt by Ithaca.

Seneca's Eric Konichek winds up Thursday against Ithaca.

 

Bulldogs beat Indians

The Seneca Indians baseball team lost 14-0 to visiting Ithaca on Thursday as Jacob Huebsch allowed one hit over four innings. 

Ithaca easily handled the Indians pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored. 

Nick Payne was charged with the loss. He allowed eight runs in two innings, walked two and struck out two. 

Mon
01
Jun

Grand opening Saturday at new Crossing Rivers


One of the beautiful features of the new Crossing Rivers Health medical center is a stained glass window in the non-denominational meditation room. A stained glass window is the centerpiece of the room, helping to create a calming space for family and visitors to retreat or find peace. The custom glass was created by The Vinery Stained Glass Studio of Madison. (Submitted photo)

Area residents are invited to attend the grand opening of the new Crossing Rivers Health medical center in Prairie du Chien on Saturday, June 6. A ribbon cutting is scheduled at 8:45 a.m. and an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new two-story, 137,000-square-foot facility is located at 37868 Highway 18, across from the Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport.

Tours will give visitors the opportunity to see the significant enhancements over the current hospital facility at key locations: private inpatient rooms each with a bathroom and shower, emergency department with ambulance garage and dedicated helipad, surgery, obstetrics, medical imaging with new in-house MRI and CT scanner, rehabilitation, homecare and HME retail store.

Mon
01
Jun

Prairie du Chien is ‘Queen’less


Top Notch works on the remodel of Dairy Queen. (Photo by Addison Mumm)

By Addison Mumm

No need to worry, the PdC Dairy Queen is just getting a new look! Dairy Queen on Marquette Road closed Tuesday, May 26, but hopes to reopen its doors around Father’s Day.

The remodel will include new furniture, new bathrooms, new dining room and more space for equipment to accommodate new menu items. Some new items include a warm Apple Tart a la Mode, Fudge Filled Cookie a la Mode, Triple Chocolate Brownie a la Mode, Chicken Bacon Ranch Bake, Turkey BLT Bake, Chicken Mozzarella Sandwich on focaccia bread, Bacon BBQ Snack Melt, Buffalo Chicken Snack Melt and more.

Don’t worry, Prairie du Chien will see the Jurassic Smash Blizzard when the upgrades are finished at Dairy Queen.

“Thanks to everyone for their business and we look forward to seeing you soon,” said PdC Dairy Queen owner Cindy Sinram.

Mon
01
Jun

Two summer interns with local ties join Courier Press staff


Addison Mumm (left), of Bloomington, and Caitlin Bittner, of Prairie du Chien, are both interning at the Courier Press this summer. Both will conduct interviews in the community, write articles and take photographs for the newspaper. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin and Caitlin Bittner

Two enthusiastic interns have joined the staff at the Courier Press for the summer of 2015—one for her sixth summer and another for the first time. Caitlin Bittner, a graduate student from Prairie du Chien, and Addison Mumm, a college sophomore from Bloomington, will both conduct interviews, write and take photographs regularly for the hometown newspaper.

Caitlin Bittner, 23, just finished her first year at New Mexico Highlands University, in Las Vegas, N.M. The daughter of Theresa and the late Dale Bittner, of Prairie du Chien, is also a 2009 PdC High School graduate and a 2013 UW-Eau Claire graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a creative writing emphasis.

Caitlin began her journey with the Courier Press in the summer of 2010, after her first year back as a UW-EC undergraduate. She responded to an ad looking for interns in the newspaper.

Mon
01
Jun

First year of Silver Cord Service students graduate at Wauzeka-Steuben


Silver Cord Service Program participants Jadyn Sander (left), and Sophia Sander pose with District Administrator Michael Garrow. (Photo by Addison Mumm)

By Addison Mumm

Wauzeka-Steuben High School is pushing for its student body to be more involved in the community. The Silver Cord Service Program encourages students to go above and beyond with their volunteer hours. With a set goal of hours of volunteering and community service, students are honored with a silver cord upon graduation if they complete the minimum hours.

In the transition years to come for this program, the class of 2015 is expected to have a total of 70 hours of service, class of 2016 needs to have 110 hours, class of 2017 needs to have 150 and class of 2018 and beyond will have the minimum of 160 hours. Starting after the completion of eighth grade, students can start keeping track of their volunteer hours.

Mon
01
Jun

Seneca softball season ends


Seneca’s Haley Wall whips a pitch to the Ithaca batter. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Becky Trautsch awaits the ball (upper left corner) as the Ithaca runner heads back to third base.

Jena Konichek hits a triple in the first inning against visiting Ithaca.

 

Ithaca 

stops Seneca girls

Ithaca defeated host Seneca 9-1 in second round Division 4 regional softball action Thursday afternoon. 

Seneca ended its season with a 12-11 overall record.

Seneca was 7-5 in the Ridge and Valley Conference.

Mon
01
Jun

Wyalusing State Park fun run to support visitor center


Participants will be running on the White Tail Trail at Wyalusing Park. (photos by Addison Mumm)

The Homestead Picnic area at Wyalusing State Park is located via the Homestead Campground. The picnic area has a accessible bathroom, water, and a picnic shelter with a fireplace. The playground features a log jam climb, slide and two swings.

By Addison Mumm

Friends of Wyalusing State Park are working toward an improved visitor center. In doing so, Friends of Wyalusing State Park (FOW) are hosting a 5k Fun Run Saturday, June 20, on the hiking trails at the park. This will be the first run to appear on the grounds, but intentions are to make the event annual.

FOW member Rachele Breuer presented the idea of a fundraiser run after she participated in a mud run last year. All proceeds from this event will go to the construction cost of a visitor center addition, which is set to start in 2017, the 100-year anniversary of the park.

All are welcome to join the fun; children 8 years of age and under run/walk for free. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The first 50 registered receive a free water bottle.

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