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Mon
27
Jan

Local dentists to offer free dental care for “Have a Heart”

For 20 years in a row the doctors and staff at Dental Associates of Prairie du Chien, P.C. and 24 years for staff at Waukon Dental, Dental Associates of Decorah, P.C., Family Dentistry Associates of Monona have been proud to announce that they would be holding “Have a Heart” day.

Area residents are encouraged to participate in the annual “Have a Heart” day scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8. This event is scheduled during the Valentine’s season as a community service project to provide services to those in need. The local healthcare providers appreciate the strong support they receive, so in turn the doctors look forward to this event each year.

Since the event started in 1991, it has grown to include several towns and businesses. Children ages 4 through 18 seeking appointments could receive a complete dental examination, consultation, necessary x-rays, sealants, emergency dental care or a needed filling at no charge.

Mon
27
Jan

D.A. gives to law enforcement

Crawford County District Attorney Tim Baxter recently presented a check for about $21,000 to Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick and Prairie du Chien Chief of Police Chad Abram. “These funds will be used toward new equipment and specialized training for our officers,” Sheriff McCullick stated. “With the tight budgets all law enforcement agencies have to adhere to, these funds will provide a means to obtain training and materials we might not otherwise be able to acquire,” Chief Abram said. Both officers confirmed the resurgence of heroin and other illegal drugs statewide and indicated these funds could provide significant assistance with the investigation and prosecution of these controlled substance crimes here in Crawford County. (Submitted photo)

Mon
27
Jan

Night of compassion and entertainment


This year’s Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon hosts were a cheery, humorous bunch who kept the banter going from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The stars of the show included (from left) Tom Stram, Laurie Wild (new this year), Tom Nelson and Natalie Stram. For many more photos that help tell the story of the night, visit http://pdceaglesheartandcancertelethon.blogspot.com/ or find the telethon on Facebook. (Photos by Randy Paske)

Ken and Mary Stoeffler, of Prairie du Chien, were recognized for their volunteer and community service with the presentation of the telethon’s prestigious Danny Ruehlow Award, given by the Ruehlow family Saturday night. Pictured (from left) are Anna, Jack, Claire, Mary and Ken. Sam Stoeffler was not present for the photo.

A longtime favorite of the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon, the uniquely dressed Ding-a-lings brightened the show Saturday night with their musical talents and a little help on the dance floor from the Eagles Club eagle and Lady Luck pink elephant mascots.

Prairie du Chien’s Gretchen Faulkner (above) proudly displays her caricature done by artist John Mundt at the 39th Annual Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon Saturday night. Both have been regulars at the telethon for years—Gretchen singing and dancing, and John drawing keepsakes for guests. The telethon was broadcast live on local Channel 6 from Bluff View Intermediate School in Prairie du Chien. It showcased eight hours of local talent with many donations given in memory of loved ones to benefit heart and cancer regional research. For more photos, see page 3.

Mary Antoine (left) and Nancy Wilson (center) of the Prairie du Chien Women’s Civic Club interact with callers pledging donations as well as hosts Laurie Wild and Tom Stram.
Mon
27
Jan

River Ridge asking voters to renew operational referendum

By Correne Martin

The River Ridge School District will ask voters on Feb. 18 to approve extension of an operational referendum, authorizing the district to exceed its state-imposed revenue limit and pay for expenses such as instructional programs and technology, as well as security enhancements.

The public can learn more at two informational meetings scheduled on Jan. 29 at the high school in Patch Grove and Feb. 5 at the upper elementary school in Bloomington, both at 6:30 p.m.

The Feb. 18 referendum is needed to continue a tax levy that provides $500,000 of operating funds for five budget years and then reduces the extra funds to $350,000 thereafter. This referendum would extend a 2012 voter-approved referendum that expires this year. The 2012 referendum also extended a four-year referendum approved in 2008 by district taxpayers.

Mon
27
Jan

PdC boys basketball

PdC boys versus Dodgeville
Luke Rickleff looks to score over the Dodgeville defense Friday night in Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Dodgers 

defeat Blackhawks

Dodgeville bested host Prairie du Chien 57-42 in an SWC boys basketball game Friday night. 

The Dodgers took a 10-7 first-period lead and a 26-14 halftime advantage. 

Dodgeville built a lead of 43-27 after three quarters. 

Mon
27
Jan

Antoine family, friends headed to Russia

Antoine presentation
Mary Antoine gives a presentation to adults and children about her son Matt and the sport of skeleton in the Prairie du Chien Public Library Saturday morning.

 

The road to Russia

Antoine family and friends gearing up for trip to Winter Olympics

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Mary Antoine, along with six family members and friends, will be trackside to cheer on Mary’s son Matt as he races in the skeleton at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Fri
24
Jan

Nedra Sinram

 

Nedra Jean Sinram, 85, Prairie du Chien, formerly of Monona, Iowa, and Nashua, Iowa died Monday, Jan. 20, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born June 30, 1928 to Edwin and Bernice (Schultz) Brunner in Roseville, Iowa.  Nedra graduated from Greene High School in Greene, Iowa.

Fri
24
Jan

Ken Borne

 

Ken Borne, 83, passed peacefully Jan. 21, in Bradenton, Fla. 

He was born Feb. 11, 1930 in Prairie du Chien, the second son of five children to Harry and Marilla (Kahler) Borne. In his early years, he competed in sports at Prairie High with his brothers Harry and Bob, achieving many awards in various sports. He spoke proudly of his athletic achievements in his youth.

Ken married Betty Jean Rodenkirch, of Prairie du Chien on April 28, 1951, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Their enduring love carried them through the next 63 years.

Wed
22
Jan

Sprosty, Sutton engaged

Tug and Kim Sprosty, of Steuben, and Ron and June Sutton, of Prairie du Chien, wish to announce the engagement of their children, Danyelle Sue Sprosty, a Seneca High School graduate, and Clarke Andrew Sutton, a PdC High School graduate. A wedding is planned for 2014.

Wed
22
Jan

PdC Girl Scouts host open house Jan. 28


While the Cookie Program may be the most well known aspect of Girl Scouts, girls will also participate in other activities and day camps fostering enduring characteristics of making friends, working together and, of course, having fun.

If you join Girl Scouts this winter, you’ll still have time to help out with the tastiest part of the year, the Cookie Program!

Girl Scouts get into action through activities like hiking and taking day trips.

By Caitlin Bittner

Most people know about Girl Scouts because of the tasty treats they sell in the spring of the year, but they are so much more than that.

Badgerland Council Director of Marketing Christy Gibbs said that the mission of Girl Scouts is to build courage, confidence and character so that the girls can make the world a better place.

“A girl who was a Girl Scout for even just a few years is more likely to grow up to earn a college degree, earn more money and give more hours of community service than the girl who was not a Girl Scout,” said Gibbs, who went on to note that the Girl Scout Research Institute conducted a study showing the truth of her statement.

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