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Wed
03
Sep

Construction Cash winner

Dean DePauw, of Prairie du Chien, was the winner of $50 in Construction Cash this week. He registered to win at Leisure Time in Prairie du Chien. Pictured, DePauw and receives his “cash” and a Leisure Time gift certificate from Mike Bowar. Construction Cash is a Courier Press promotion running in conjunction with the Marquette Road construction project. The cash can be spent at any one of the 27 participating businesses in the community. Be sure to sign up for your chance to be the next winner.

Wed
03
Sep

First Day of School at B.A. Kennedy


Nervous, excited, scared, rambunctious—all those feelings are part of the first day of school, especially in those first moments as students meet their new teacher and classmates and march down the hallway to their classroom. The youngest of B.A. Kennedy’s students, the 4K kids, exuded all those emotions Tuesday, Sept. 2. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Mrs. Megan Copsey showed one of her 4K students, Emma Niedziejko, where to hang her bookbag Tuesday morning. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Parker Bedward and his classmates were full of questions as Mrs. Copsey’s 4K class sat together to learn about how their routine will start each and every school day at B.A. Kennedy.

Students in Mr. Shawn Zeeh’s first grade started their first day of school off with a tour of their classroom and a rundown of how to behave well in class. They were all ears.
Wed
03
Sep

PdC golfers host invitational

Golfers at PdC Country Club
Tara Herreid hits a nice chip up to hole 9 at Prairie du Chien Country Club Friday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Megan Johnson chips up onto the number 5 green.

Jessica Gutknecht chips up nicely on the fourth hole Friday morning.

The Prairie du Chien girls golf team hosted an invitational on Friday, Aug. 29 at the Prairie du Chien Country Club, par 72. Participating with the Blackhawks were Darlington, Lancaster, and Southwestern.  

Lancaster continued their strong play by taking the team honors with a total of 406.  Darlington took the silver at 456. Southwestern and Prairie du Chien followed with a 480 and 504 respectively.  

Wed
03
Sep

Opportunity Center clients find job success in community


Patricia Majors has become a great fit as a True Value employee. She is pictured (middle) with her supervisor, Donna Teynor, and store manager, Oscar Eastman.

Deb Reed and Andrea Neis worked on jarring soups at the Sharing Spaces Kitchen recently.

By Correne Martin

As all eyes focus on work centers for citizens with disabilities and their future in the state of Wisconsin, which is altering its Family Care regulations, the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien currently has over a dozen clients excelling in community-based employment.

Many adults with disabilities are happy and satisfied completing tasks on the Opportunity Center work floor. Yet, there are others who can and want to go out into the community and perform jobs at the expected standards. That’s where the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehab (DVR) comes in. The DVR program has made it possible for about 14 Opportunity Center clients to be hired for jobs with local businesses.

Wed
03
Sep

Rare, white hummingbird in Prairie du Chien

Extremely rare hummingbird
This white ruby-throated hummingbird was photographed by Gary Benish of Prairie du Chien. Fewer than 100 white hummingbirds have ever been reported in the Americas.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Gary Benish of Prairie du Chien recently had a strange visitor to his backyard hummingbird feeder. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, Gary noticed a white hummingbird at his feeder, got his camera and began snapping numerous photos.

Wed
03
Sep

Former Olympic rower passes through Prairie du Chien

Positive strokes
The two Victorian skiffs of the Mississippi Million Challenge row past Lawler Park in Prairie du Chien on Saturday afternoon. More than $250,000 has been raised so far. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

On Saturday afternoon at about 3 p.m., people along the beach on St. Feriole Island, at Lawler Park or on the water had the opportunity to see a pair of Victorian skiffs rowing steadily along through the slow-no-wake area. 

The large wooden skiffs were about 20 feet long and each had three occupants including two rowers and a coxswain. 

Wed
03
Sep

Something to bear in mind

Bearish in Eastman
This bear was seen at 59378 Lucky Lane, Eastman, the home of Jack and Betty Olson. It was spotted by Betty at about 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. (Photo by Jack Olson)

 

Eastman couple surprised by big back yard visitor

By Ted Pennekamp

 

An Eastman couple got quite a large surprise on Friday afternoon when they saw a big black bear in their back yard. 

Tue
02
Sep

Santos T. Luna

 

Santos T. Luna, 81, of Cuba City, died Saturday, Aug. 30, at home. 

Santos was born May 11, 1933, in Chloride, N.M.,
the son of Santos V. and Rafealita (Trujillo) Luna. He married Elizabeth M. Webster on Dec. 23, 1955, in Waukegan, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Santos worked at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works.

Santos loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed horses. Music was everything to Santos and he played in numerous bands. He enjoyed being with family at all of their get-togethers.

Tue
02
Sep

Cecelia A. "Penny" Walz

 

Cecelia A. “Penny” Walz, 75, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, Aug. 29, at Bluffhaven Assisted Living in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Aug. 8, 1939 in Milwaukee, the daughter of George and Eva (Fuchak) Gosseck. She married Thomas Walz on May 1, 1965 in Chicago, Ill.. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1993. 

Tue
02
Sep

Scott M. Maurer

 

Scott M. Maurer, 41, of Eastman and formerly of Bay City died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 26, at his home surrounded by his family. A celebration of Scott’s life was Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Eastman. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien assisted the family.

 

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