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Dec

Seneca School's joyful Christmas melodies


With varying degrees of enthusiasm showing in their facial expressions, the first and second grade students at Seneca Elementary School delivered a joyful performance for the Monday afternoon crowd at the school’s annual Christmas Program. See these photos on the Courier Press’ Facebook page. (Photos by Sandy Connors)

Keegan Hawkinson (left) and Lucas Kilburg focused on playing perfect percussion for their band’s Christmas songs at the Seneca Schools’ Christmas Program Monday afternoon.

Miss Anderson, Miss Bockehauer and Miss Mackey sang a rousing version of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” during the Christmas Program.

The woodwind section adds its sound to the Seneca Middle School band.

T. J. Clark in the brass section.

The Brass Section of the Seneca Middle School band plays Jingle Bells.

These are the first grade doing the penguin polka.
Wed
18
Dec

Oswald to assist with disaster relief for Philippines

Nicholas Oswald and plane
Airman Nicholas Oswald, who has been home for two weeks, will be leaving for Japan Dec. 19, to provide support for disaster aid being sent to the typhoon-stricken Philippines. As a loadmaster, his duties are to configure aircraft for cargo prior to flight. He is pictured in front a C-130 aircraft.
Nicholas Oswald

 

By Correne Martin 

 

Nineteen-year-old Nicholas Oswald, of Wauzeka, who has been home for two weeks from the Air Force, will be leaving for Japan tomorrow (Dec. 19) to provide support for “Operation Damayan,” a U.S. humanitarian aid and disaster relief effort in the Philippines. He will fly from Seattle to the U.S. Yokota Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan, to resume his job as a C-130H loadmaster. His duties will include configuring aircraft for various types of heavy cargo to be delivered to the typhoon-stricken Philippines. 

Wed
18
Dec

How they roll—fun and energy to spare

Olympians
Although their season has come to a close, Prairie du Chien’s State Special Olympics participants are still celebrating their tournament placings with coach Levi Prine (left). Darrin Fortier (right) took sixth place, while James Ritchie (middle) earned third. (Photo by Caitlin Bittner)

 

By Caitlin Bittner

 

Area athletes once again brought home wins, this time from the 2013 Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) State Fall Sports Tournament. Both James Ritchie and Darrin Fortier, along with their coach Levi Prine and several volunteers, participated in the Dec. 7 challenge.

 

Wed
18
Dec

Grants awarded through Community Fund in this ‘season of giving’

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

At its regular meeting Tuesday morning meeting, the Crawford County Board heard a presentation by Eric Frydenlund regarding several grants being awarded through the Crawford County Community Fund. The Crawford County Community Fund began in 2008, when county residents matched a $25,000 gift from an anonymous donor with a mission to create stronger communities by matching generosity with economic need.

 

Wed
18
Dec

Child confesses to bomb threat

 

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department received a call of a bomb threat at Bluff View Intermediate School.

 

Upon arrival, officers met with school administration and were advised the threat was for the following day, Wednesday. Officers then began interviewing students who had utilized the bathroom based off of surveillance footage of the hallway near the bathroom. At the same time, school administration notified staff members of the threat and also did a search of the school for any suspicious packages.

Wed
18
Dec

PdC-WS wrestling

Wrestling
Taylor Elliott controls Lancaster’s Lizzy Austin in the 113-pound match.
Wrestling
Alex Wasechek (right) of PdC-WS squares off against Brandon Richardson of Lancaster.

 

Lancaster defeats 

PdC-WS grapplers

On Tuesday night in Prairie du Chien, visiting Lancaster proved to be to much for the Blackhawk grapplers. Lancaster won 54-23.

It was PDC/W-S Parents’ Night and the packed house saw many good individual battles.

Match Summary

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Dec

County Board

 

Several grants awarded 

through Community Fund 

in this ‘season of giving’

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
16
Dec

PdC girls over Holmen

 

Prairie du Chien over Holmen

Prairie du Chien bested visiting Holmen 36-32 in a nonconference girls basketball game Saturday. 

Prairie led 10-6 after the first quarter but Holmen tied the game up at 16-16 at the half. 

Each team scored 7 in the third period to make the score 23-23. 

Mon
16
Dec

PdC beats Platteville in OT

 

Prairie du Chien 

beats Platteville

Prairie du Chien edged host Platteville 43-37 in overtime in an SWC boys basketball game Friday night. 

Prairie led 10-5 following the first period and 17-14 at halftime. 

After the third quarter, the score was Prairie du Chien 24, Platteville 23. 

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16
Dec

Seneca boys win

Seneca vs. Wauzeka-Steuben
Seneca’s Kilian Boland drives the left baseline against Wauzeka-Steuben Friday night.

 

Seneca 

defeats WS boys

Seneca rallied in the second half to defeat visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 46-34 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game Friday night. 

The Hornets led 11-8 after the first quarter and 18-16 at the half. 

The Indians went on a 16-6 run in the third period to take a 32-24 advantage heading into the fourth frame. 

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