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Wed
17
Sep

Lady Hawks win


Prairie’s Brooke Moret smashes the ball past the Lancaster defender for a point in the first game Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Brooke Moret taps one past Ashton Doll of Lancaster.

Members of the Prairie du Chien team celebrate winning a tough point versus Lancaster.

Courtney Pattison smashes the ball back to the Lancaster side Tuesday night.

 

Prairie girls 

sweep Lancaster

Prairie du Chien swept visiting Lancaster three games to none in an SWC volleyball match Tuesday night. 

Prairie won a hard fought, back and forth first game 25-21. 

The Lady Blackhawks won the second game 25-19.

Wed
17
Sep

Vermin complaints at Blackhawk Junction addressed


Complaints of vermin, such as rats and skunks, at Blackhawk Junction mall due to the remaining debris from the April 13 Slumberland fire are being addressed by the Crawford County Public Health Department and other local authorities. The vermin have yet to be substantiated but are said to be nesting in the fire debris. The mall’s owner, Thomas Gialamas, said he is seeking exterminators and a definite start date for cleanup. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

Complaints of a vermin problem at the Blackhawk Junction mall in Prairie du Chien prompted the Crawford County Public Health office to send a letter of concern to Thomas Gialamas, the owner of the mall, earlier this month.

The letter, dated Sept. 5, inquired about the cleanup efforts of the fire debris and informed the owner of the possibility of vermin, referring to both as environmental hazards. Gialamas responded to the letter on Sept. 9, noting that exterminators are being sought and cleanup of the debris should begin within weeks.

Crawford County Public Health Director Gloria Wall confirmed last week that her department has received several complaints of rats and skunks going in and out of the debris that remains from the April 13 fire, which destroyed Slumberland Furniture and caused smoke and soot damage to a number of other businesses in the mall.

Wed
17
Sep

Pizza Hut closed for expansion, rebranding


Pizza Hut in Prairie du Chien is closed for four to six weeks for a remodel. The current building will expand and the brand will become Pizza Hut and WingStreet, which will offer new chicken wing selections in addition to the current menu offerings.

By Correne Martin

Pizza Hut in Prairie du Chien closed its doors on Sunday, Sept. 14, for four to six weeks of remodeling. According to Manager Cindy Spiker, the whole interior of the restaurant will be transformed into a more modern-looking establishment before reopening to the public in its current location, 1501 S. Marquette Rd.

“We are also becoming a Pizza Hut and WingStreet,” Spiker said.

This means customers can expect the pizza dishes to remain virtually similar to what has been offered in the past. The WingStreet label will offer customers three chicken wing styles—traditional, breaded bone-in and breaded bone-out—tossed in one of eight signature sauces: buffalo burnin’ hot, buffalo medium, buffalo mild, spicy Asian, spicy BBQ, honey BBQ, lemon pepper and garlic Parmesan.
The most noticeable change to the bricks and mortar will be an expansion.

Wed
17
Sep

Harvest of the Month featured in county grocery stores


The Harvest of the Month program features one product each month in the locally-owned grocery stores in Crawford County. For September, tomatoes are featured on fliers and recipes handed out at the stores, as well as samples if the store so chooses.

By Correne Martin
 
It can be fun to try new things, particularly if they are healthy for you. And if your child is excited about it, even better.

Starting this Friday evening, Sept. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., all the locally-owned grocery stores in Crawford County will host a Harvest of the Month promotion. New and loyal families of customers are invited into the stores, where they can sample fresh and tasty produce, learn about how it’s grown locally and take home fun facts as well as easy recipes featuring the products.

Stores participating include: in Prairie du Chien, Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly, The Local Oven and Driftless Edibles; in Wauzeka, Stuckey’s Market; in Seneca, Johnson’s One Stop; and in Gays Mills, Kickapoo Exchange Natural Foods Co-op and The Marketplace.

Tue
16
Sep

Ann Forbes

 

Ann Forbes, 87, of Manawa, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Bethany Home in Waupaca. 

Mon
15
Sep

Fur trade through Civil War era tasks


Keith and Verta Kerr, of Postville, incorporated the young students attending Cannons at the Fort Friday, Sept. 12, into their rope-making demonstration. The Kerrs have participated in the annual Cannons event for many years and enjoy sharing their craft with the youth on Friday as well as the adults who attend on Saturday. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Prairie du Chien’s own Jean Titlbach (left) and high schooler Chloe Lorenz (center) showed Jackson and his classmates how to felt wool at this year’s Cannons at the Fort, hosted by the Fort Crawford Museum in Prairie du Chien, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13.

Interpreter Mary Ann Carolan and her sister Virginia Antoine (right behind her) teach youngsters from MFL Mar Mac how to dance to period music at the annual living history event.

Kay Tesar gets the flame started in the open fire cooking booth, as students gather in close to watch and keep warm on the cool and wet Cannons at the Fort gathering Friday.
Mon
15
Sep

Seneca over Wauzeka-Steuben


There were several fumbles by both teams on a rainy and slippery night. Seneca recovered this one in the first half in Wauzeka. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Wauzeka-Steuben defense gang tackles the Seneca ballcarrier Friday night.

The Seneca defense moves in to make the tackle.

 

Seneca’s speed 

defeats Wauzeka-Steuben

Seneca defeated host Wauzeka-Steuben 46-6 in a Ridge and Valley football game on a rainy Friday night. 

Seneca scored on a 62-yard run by Brady Fernette to go ahead 6-0 in the first period. Wauzeka-Steuben answered with a 71-yard TD pass from Jeramiah Huber to Turner Krachey to tie the game at 6-6. 

Mon
15
Sep

South half of Marquette will open to local traffic on Sept. 22

By Correne Martin

The southern two of the three planned roundabouts on Prairie du Chien’s Marquette Road are nearly complete and expected to open to local traffic on Monday, Sept. 22, in addition to the stretch of highway from Wisconsin Street south to Mooney Street.

“We have some retaining wall work and some landscaping to finish yet but, with the exception of a few possible lane restrictions, everything from Wisconsin Street south should be open,” stated Randy Henkel, superintendent for contractor H. James and Sons. “It will be open to local traffic only, and the detour will remain in place for through-traffic until the entire project is complete.”

Mon
15
Sep

Videos on roundabouts offered online, at tourism center

By Correne Martin

“We’re not here to debate the pros and cons of roundabouts. They’re here and we need to be educated about how to navigate them,” Prairie du Chien City Administrator Aaron Kramer said Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, at a public meeting affectionately dubbed “Roundabout 101” at City Hall.

The Marquette Road/Highway 35 Wisconsin DOT reconstruction project in Prairie du Chien includes three roundabouts at the intersections of Iowa Street, Wisconsin Street and Blackhawk Avenue. The roundabouts will be closely coordinated with the nearby railroad with special signing and signals. Several informational animation and traffic simulation videos were developed to acquaint road users with driving around and understanding the roundabouts.

Mon
15
Sep

MaryEllen Klein

 

MaryEllen Klein, 65, passed away peacefully at Gundersen Lutheran Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 6, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Nov. 18, 1948. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Eastman Salem United Methodist Church. Luncheon to follow. 110 South Main Street. Eastman, WI. 54626.

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