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Dorritt May Lessard

 

Dorritt May Lessard passed away at Pittsburg University Mercy Hospital on July 8, at the age of 84.

Dorritt was born in Eastman, on April 19, 1931. She was a dedicated wife and mother, enthusiastically supporting her family throughout her life, providing love, care, and encouragement in whatever life’s journey presented to her family. She was also a dedicated professional, working in the insurance industry until her retirement in 1987. Dorritt enjoyed reading, gardening, and bird watching. 

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Tammy M. Kansaku

 

Tammy M. Kansaku, 35, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, July 13, at her home after an extended illness. 

The family is planning a celebration of Tammy’s life for a future date that will be announced later. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.  

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Betty Jean Regal

 

Betty Jean Regal, 74, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, July 11, at Mayo Health System in La Crosse. 

Betty Jean was born on April 28, 1941 to John and Harriet (Koresh) Stevens in Prairie du Chien. She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School, Prairie du Chien, in 1959. 

Betty was united in marriage with Dennis Regal on Sept. 23, 1961 at St. John Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. To this union, one son was born. Betty worked at McGregor Loudspeaker in McGregor, Iowa and also owned and operated the Regal Marine in Prairie du Chien. 

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The colors were permanently retired July 8

Flag Retirement Picture 1
From left to right, are Charlie Paulus, John Horkheimer, Terry Reukauf, Zippy Reuter, Phil Kirschbaum, Vernon Graney, Mike Weber and Ron Fritz. (Photos by Addison Mumm)
Flag Retirement Picture 2
John Horkheimer disposes a tattered flag.
Flag Retirement Picture 3
The men saluted the flags among all the smoke as the ceremony came to its closing.

Unserviceable, distressed and faded flags were retired July 8 by the Bloomington American Legion Abraham Wetmore Post 148. The flag is a symbol of what Americans live and die by. This ceremony properly disposed of improper flags. Tattered, torn or too worn flags are not to be flown, as they are a sign of disrespect. To dispose of flags, take it to the local legion post and they can take care of it. In conclusion of the ceremony, the men saluted the flags among all the smoke. They honored the men and women who died protecting the American Flag and all it stands for.

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Prairie du Chien baseball players earn awards


Nine Prairie du Chien baseball players earned All Conference recognition for the 2015 season. They are, front row: Dylan Yeomans - First Team All Conference outfield, Michael Steiner - Honorable Mention, Ryan Garrity - Honorable Mention, Peyton Hall -First Team All Conference infield. Back row: Casey Hogenson - Second Team All Conference infield, Brogan Potter - Second Team All Conference infield, Brandon Check - Second Team All Conference outfield, and Chas Sagedahl - First Team All Conference pitcher. Missing: Brian McNett - Second Team All Conference outfield and Coach of the Year Mark Pedretti. The Blackhawks finished first in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference with a 10-0 record. They were 18-7 overall.

Team award winners included Michael Steiner, Co-Captain; Peyton Hall, MVP; Casey Hogenson, Co-Captain; and Drew Scott, Coaches Award. Missing is Jack Wasechek, Most Improved.
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Four Seneca softball players earn All Conference recognition

Four Seneca softball players earned All Conference recognition for the 2015 season.

Taylor Redman, a senior, was named to the First Team.

Michaela Chambers, a senior, was named to the First Team.

Jena Konichek, a sophomore, was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

Haley Wall, a freshman, was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

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Three Seneca baseball players named to All Conference Team

Three members of the Seneca baseball team earned All Conference recognition in the Ridge and Valley Conference for the 2015 season.

Junior Brady Fernette was named to the First Team.

Senior Eric Konichek was named to the First Team.

Sophomore Gavin Greene was named to the First Team.

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When Ridge and Valley Rally


On Saturday, July 11, Seneca held its annual Ridge and Valley Rally. The celebration started with a parade and went long into the night, ending with a street dance. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)

The Seneca softball players were more than happy to show their support for the community’s celebration.

Up North Plastic, Inc. had a good time throwing out string cheese to the gathered crowds.

Crawford County’s dairy royalty made an appearance at the Ridge and Valley Rally. Pictured, from left, are Dairy Princess Attendant Amari McCarthy, Little Miss Squirt Lindsey Nolan and Dairy Princess Mary Jo Cody.

The trail of tractors was a sight to see as it stretched down the Highway 27 parade route on Saturday morning.

The Seneca Lions Club roared onto the scene handing out treats like juice boxes to parade spectators.
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The re-enactment lives

By Addison Mumm

Although a re-enactment was not on the agenda for 2015 last year, the Villa Louis is proud to announce the re-enactment of the War of 1812 will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, on the Dousman’s grounds.

During the War of 1812, Prairie du Chien was involved in a battle, specifically July 17, 1814. This battle was the only battle that took place in Wisconsin during the War of 1812.

“People can see Wisconsin’s only War of 1812 battlefield and visit a historic encampment and battle re-enactment, on the west lawn of the Villa Louis estate located in beautiful Prairie du Chien, on the banks of the Mississippi River,” said M. Susan Witters, Villa Louis Office and Museum Store Manager.

Prairie du Chien prides itself on its history; this event celebrates what has happened and how it has shaped the town, state and country today.

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PdC fireworks a real blast


Saturday night the Prairie du Chien skyline found itself to be quite bright as the annual fireworks were launched for all to see. For more fireworks photos, see the Courier Press Facbook page. (Photos by Cailtin Bittner)

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