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Wed
20
Nov

All Conference

All Conference soccer
Austin Roach, Nick Adamany, Dan Adamany, Cheng Chen, and Wesley Schwager
All Conf. Soccer
Mike Steiner

 

Six Prairie 

du Chien soccer 

athletes named to 

All Conference teams

Six members of the Prairie du Chien boys soccer team have earned All Conference recognition for the 2013 season in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference. 

Austin Roach was named to the First Team. 

Wed
20
Nov

Prairie du Chien All Conference articles

Football All Conf.
Brian Hanger, Luke Rickleff, Hunter Sheckler, Brandon Granzow, Jack Feye and Mike Granzow earned All Conference recognition for the 2013 season in the SWC.

 

Six Prairie football players named to All Conference teams

Six players for the Prairie du Chien High School football team have been named All Conference for the 2013 season in the SWC. 

Luke Rickleff, a senior tight end was named to the First Team Offense. 

Mike Granzow, a senior lineman, was named to the Second Team Offense. 

Wed
20
Nov

SMRT Bus Service

 

SMRT Bus Service has been running 

for almost one year

The Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit (SMRT) Bus Service has been running for almost a year now, so it’s time for an update to let current and potential riders know about changes to the service. 

Wed
20
Nov

Wisconsin’s No Call List deadline is Nov. 30

The quarterly deadline for Wisconsin’s No Call List is Saturday, Nov. 30. All registrations that are added on or before that day will receive protections from unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages beginning on January 1.

The list is updated four times per calendar year (Jan. 1, April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1). The registration process is continuous, but those who sign up after the upcoming Nov. 30 deadline will not be added to the list until April 1.

The free No Call service is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The service covers Wisconsin consumers’ residential landline, VoIP and cellular numbers and includes protections against unwanted text messages. Consumers can register multiple numbers. Registrations are good for two years, but consumers can re-register their numbers at any time.

Wed
20
Nov

Two arrested in cocaine bust

On Nov. 16, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department executed a narcotics related search warrant at 44378 Hunter Lane in the township of Marietta, Crawford County.

Investigators from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department were granted a search warrant following a lengthy investigation into the selling and distribution of cocaine in and around rural Crawford County.

While conducting the search of the residence, deputies located a substantial amount of cocaine and money along with several other items associated with the selling and distribution of cocaine.

Two people were arrested in connection with this investigation, Bill Hackett, 54, and Cheryl Donahue, 50.

Donahue faces charges of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and Hackett faces charges of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and delivery of cocaine.  

Wed
20
Nov

Prairie du Chien Common Council approves proposed 2014 budget, Public hearing set for Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Prairie du Chien Common Council approved its proposed 2014 budget at the council meeting Tuesday night, leaving the tax levy increase at 1.5 percent. The council also set a date for a public hearing to be Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Earlier in the evening, the finance committee recommended the final changes to the budget:

1) An additional contribution to the Chamber of Commerce of $2,500 to provide additional funds for the 2014 fireworks presentation. This would bring the city’s contribution level to the amount requested by the Chamber ($4,000).
2) An additional contribution to the Prairie du Chien Economic Development Corporation of $3,750. This would bring the total contribution to $7,500 to fund a re-use study for the current Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital site.
3) An additional contribution to the Ft. Crawford Museum of $500. This would bring the city’s total contribution to $3,500.
4) Four protective plate carriers  for the police department costing $784 total.
5) Four level four rifle graded plates for the police department costing $1,392 total.
6) A purchase of one set of turnout gear for the fire department costing $2,000.

Wed
20
Nov

Leamys donate shelter for Mississippi River Sculpture Park

SHELTER
The Patrick and Janet Leamy Shelter, named for the local couple who contributed the funds for the project, was constructed at the Mississippi River Sculpture Park on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien recently. Since this photograph, the concrete floor has been poured. In the spring, stone will be added to the four posts, which will visually tie the shelter in with the look of the headstone and fireplace already standing in the sculpture park. Electricity and water will be hooked up in the spring as well.

By Correne Martin

The Mississippi River Sculpture Park has a grand design plan. And though it may be years before all 26 bronze statues of historical figures fill the St. Feriole Island tourist attraction, a new shelter has brought greater visibility to the storied setting.

Construction on the Patrick and Janet Leamy Shelter started in early October and was recently finished for the season. By next spring, the 20x35 shelter will be fully equipped with electricity, ready and waiting for crockpots, coffeepots and other appliances needed by people gathering with family and friends. Users will also appreciate the addition of water for drinking and cleaning up.

Also in the spring, stone will be added halfway up the four posts, in order to tie the shelter in with the look of the headstone and fireplace already standing in the sculpture park. The shelter was built flood resistant and for year-round accessibility. The Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department will take care of shelter reservations.

The best part about this new facility for public use is that it has cost the city of Prairie du Chien very little, because the Leamys donated the funds for the structure and its installation. They have been significant donors to the park since its inception.

Wed
20
Nov

Time running out to complete GED before changes in 2014, SWTC’s PdC Outreach Site offers test preparation

By Correne Martin

The current 2002 Series General Educational Development (GED)/High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Tests will be replaced with a new series of tests that is entirely computer based in 2014. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, is the deadline to complete the current GED Test series. If all five tests from the 2002 Series GED Test are not completed, the entire series will be voided at the end of 2013. The change also affects the Spanish version of the GED Test.

“A GED opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said. “We want to be sure that anyone who started the current GED Tests finishes before Dec. 13. GED test-takers who don’t complete and pass the five-test series before the deadline will have to start over with new assessments in 2014.”

Southwest Tech offers GED/HSED testing services in Fennimore and Richland Center. The college also offers free GED/HSED preparation at Outreach Sites in Prairie du Chien and Boscobel (as well as Fennimore, Richland Center, Darlington, Dodgeville and Platteville).

Only four testing dates remain through Southwest Tech. They include Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Fennimore campus; Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Richland Center Outreach Site; Thursday, Dec. 5 in Fennimore; and Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Fennimore.

To sign up, interested individuals have until Monday, Nov. 25 for the Nov. 27 test date or Wednesday Nov. 24, for those dates following. Call 326-1132 or visit the Southwest Tech Outreach Site, in Room 125 of the Crawford County Administration Building in Prairie du Chien (lower level) on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Otherwise, call Southwest Tech toll-free at (800) 362-3322.

Tue
19
Nov

Florence Kozelka

 

Florence Nettie Kozelka, 98, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. 

She was born on the family farm in Patch Grove, on July 4, 1915 to Frank and Alta (Pendleton) Ellis. She married Adolph (Oddie) Kozelka on May 31, 1939 in Waukon, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1985. Florence did clerical work most of her married life. She was an active member of the Eagles Club Auxiliary and also played in the Ding-a-Ling Musical Band for 38 years. 

Tue
19
Nov

Joan Dean

 

Joan M. Dean, 75, of Cassville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Nov. 18, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.

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