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Wed
14
Mar

Knights’ Tootsie Roll Drive April 20-22 in Prairie du Chien

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Knights of Columbus are sponsoring their annual Tootsie Roll Drive once again. Volunteers will be stationed across the community next month offering the tiny treats in exchange for goodwill donations, which will be directed to three local charities—with the main benefactors being organizations that support people with intellectual disabilities.

The Tootsie Roll Drive will be April 20-22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community members wishing to support the fundraiser can find event volunteers from both the Knights of Columbus and the Prairie Catholic Jaywalkers at the entrances to Walmart, Piggly Wiggly and (Saturday only) Nelson True Value. The Tootsie Rolls will also be available after Holy Family Parish church masses that weekend. 

Wed
14
Mar

Highway 27 construction begins April 2, public meeting scheduled


Power company crews have been working for a couple months now to upgrade the poles and lines along Highway 27, in anticipation of the road construction project slated to begin April 2. (Photo by Correne Martin)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to preview the upcoming Wisconsin Highway 27 construction project in Crawford County. The meeting will be held Monday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church meeting hall, 200 Main St., Eastman.

Construction will begin April 2 on the rural section of Highway 27, between Cipra Road and East Meadow Street. The rural segment begins around 500 feet north of Cipra Road and extends north to approximately 0.15 miles south of the 27/179 intersection in the village of Eastman—a total of 9.26 miles.

Highway 27 will be closed to through-traffic during construction. The posted detour route will be Prairie du Chien to Mt. Sterling, via Highway 35, to Highway 171. Access will remain open to residents and businesses on Highway 27.

Wed
14
Mar

Treatment Court

 

Crawford County 

anticipates benefits 

of treatment court

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
12
Mar

Prairie Rod and Gun Club

 

Prairie Rod and Gun Club very active since 1948

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie Rod and Gun Club held its annul Deer Show at the National Guard Armory in Prairie du Chien on Feb. 17. The show is the club’s only fundraiser, which raises money for the numerous other programs and activities the club conducts every year to promote and improve outdoor recreation opportunities for all.

Mon
12
Mar

Prairie du Chien Knights of Columbus schedule community Easter Egg Hunt

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Knights of Columbus will host this year’s Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday), at 11:30 a.m., at the Cecil Smith athletic fields. Over 5,000 eggs will be filled with candy and divided in areas of the fields based upon three different age groups: infant to 3, 4-7 and 8-12. 

Within each age group, there will be two grand prize eggs. The child who tosses those eggs in particular into their basket or bucket will win either a bike or an Easter basket filled with various goodies. Knights of Columbus and Prairie Catholic School Jaywalkers volunteers will be manning the festivities. 

Mon
12
Mar

St. Patrick’s Day parade, festivities March 17


Stacy Polodna (back row, left) will be this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal. Pictured with his family, he was a member of the Prairie du Chien Police Department since 1999, before retiring in 2017 due to health reasons. (Photo by Lindsey Ludvik Photography)

St. Patrick himself will lead the parade on March 17 in downtown Prairie du Chien, where there will be no lack of green or Irish spirit. (Courier Press file photo)

Kids and adults alike are bound to bring out their inner leprechaun for the St. Patty’s Day celebration this Saturday. (Courier Press file photo)

Celebrate the green in Prairie du Chien on Saturday, March 17, as the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The fun begins along the packed streets of the beautiful, historic downtown, as the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. The seemingly never-ending stream of entrants will be led by Prairie du Chien’s own St. Patrick, followed by this year’s royalty. 

The grand marshal for the 2018 parade is Stacy Polodna. Layne and Susan David will preside as this year’s king and queen of the parade. 

All parade participants are asked to assemble on St. Feriole Island, beginning at 9 a.m. The parade will start from the island and go east on Blackhawk Avenue, then north on Michigan Street and back to the island. 

Mon
12
Mar

Seneca's Season Ends


Seneca’s Jared Payne dribbles behind his back as he looks for an opening Thursday night versus Southwestern. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Kolten Chambers (5) looks for a teammate cutting to the basket.

Jared Payne draws the foul while driving to the hoop.

Noah Allan takes a good shot in the lane for two of his 23 points.

Terrance Clark gets good position down low and eyes the hoop Thursday night.

 

Southwestern ends Seneca’s season in sectional semifinal

Another good season for Seneca came to an end Thursday night in Mineral Point at the hands of surprising Southwestern in a WIAA Division 5 Regional semifinal.

The seventh seeded Wildcats nipped the top seeded and fourth-ranked Indians 67-66 in a double overtime thriller to advance to the sectional final at La Crosse Logan on Saturday night. Southwestern began the playoffs with a 10-12 overall record and are now 14-12. Along the way on their Cinderella run, they have beaten the number 2, number 3 and number 1 seeds.

Fri
09
Mar

Geraldine L. (Gautsch) Moan

 

Geraldine L. (Gautsch) Moan, previously of Cliffwood Drive, in Prairie du Chien, passed away on March 8, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa.

 

Geraldine is survived by her sons, Robert, of Prairie du Chien, and Terry (Nancy), of Tucson, Ariz.; sister Jeanette (David) Woodruff, La Crosse;  nieces Gayle and Vicki; and many other nephews and nieces in La Crosse.

Fri
09
Mar

Mike Johnson

 

Mike Johnson, of Oregon, Ill., formally of the Prairie du Chein area, passed away at his home in Illinois, March 7.

 

Mike is survived by his wife Linda; his grandchildren; a son Laren (Faith); a daughter Michelle; and three sisters Sue (Steve Ariss), Sandy (Keith Levake) and Diane Mason.

Fri
09
Mar

Mary Jean Standiford

 

Mary Jean Standiford, 85, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, March 6, at her home in Prairie du Chien. 

 

She was born May 27, 1932, in Grand Forks, N.D. Mary Jean graduated from High School in Grand Forks, N.D.

 

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