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Prairie Soccer Girls


Prairie du Chien’s Anel Lamadrid (9) and goalie Mallory Fulcher (5) turn back a River Valley attack Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie’s Courtney Pattison (6) and Stephanie Olson (1) go after a loose ball against visiting River Valley Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Hendrickson (21) battles for the ball against visiting River Valley Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Prairie 

soccer team 

working hard

Last night the Prairie du Chien girls soccer team played against River Valley. Although the score (10-0) did not favor Prairie, the girls never quit and worked to get a couple of good drives to the net. 

Wed
29
Apr

Sand Loading Site


The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad has been constructing a sand loading facility that will be used by the Pattison Sand Company. The two silos in the upper left portion of the photo can hold 250 tons of sand each. The new equipment being installed will be inside a building when the project is complete. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

WSOR building a sand loading facility for Pattison

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There has been a lot of activity and several new structures installed in recent weeks at the Pattison Sand Company loading site along the Highway 18 Bypass in Prairie du Chien.

Wed
29
Apr

Take your pick from the Memorial Gardens Plant Sale


You too can have a “garden of dreams” if you stop by the St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens on Saturday, May 9 to take your pick from a variety of plants and flowers available at the annual Plant Sale. While you’re there, take a seat on this bench and ask questions of the local gardeners there too. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

Whether you’re looking to fill a whole garden, find some blooms to complement a couple pots, or pick up that perfect Mother’s Day gift, the annual Memorial Gardens Plant Sale will offer a beautiful variety of flowers for everyone. On Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Prairie du Chien’s Memorial Gardens on St. Feriole Island, the public is invited to browse through the loads of colorful flowers and plants and purchase their favorites. All proceeds will go back into the Memorial Gardens.

A wide assortment of blossoms such as coneflowers, sedum, lilies—Stella De Oro daylilies and tiger lilies—hostas, different types of groundcover and more will be sold at various prices. As many as 400 lilies are expected. Many of the flowers and plants will even be potted and ready to go, or you can bring your own pots, containers or leaf bags and fill them on site. Wood chips in natural colors can also be purchased at the sale.

Wed
29
Apr

PdC Uncorked wine tasting to showcase Marquette Road businesses

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce will present a new event, PdC Uncorked, on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

PdC Uncorked is an exclusive, one of a kind experience allowing guests 21 years and older to sample newly-released regional wines and hors d’oeuvres while strolling between some of the finest businesses along Marquette Road in the Prairie du Chien area. Participating retailers are within a short walk from each other. Each guest will begin the wine tasting event at Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly/Blooming Basket at Riverside Square Mall.

“The idea for PdC Uncorked was to showcase all the great businesses that typically don’t get a lot of traffic from parades and other downtown promotions,” Chamber President and CEO Bob Moses said.

Wed
29
Apr

City to host public meeting on North Ohio Street project

The city of Prairie du Chien will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, May 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., to review the upcoming North Ohio Street project. It will take place in the council chambers at city hall. Representatives from the city and Vierbicher Associates, the city’s consultant on the project, will be in attendance.

The project involves the reconstruction of North Ohio Street from Blackhawk Avenue (State Highway 27) to Washington Street. It will consist of the following:

•Reconstruction of 1,600 lineal feet of 32-foot-wide street.

•Reconstruction of 3,200 lineal feet of concrete curb and gutter.

•Reconstruction of 3,000 lineal feet of 5-foot sidewalk.

•Reconstruction of 1,550 lineal feet of sanitary sewer, manholes and laterals (to the street right-of-way).

•Reconstruction of 1,650 lineal feet of water main, hydrants, valves and services (to the street right-of-way).

Wed
29
Apr

Top 2 seniors named at River Ridge High School

River Ridge has named its valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2015. Kari Breuer, daughter of Joe and Cindi Breuer, of Glen Haven, is the valedictorian. Tanner Irish, son of Tom and Lori Irish, of Bagley, is the salutatorian.

Kari Breuer will attend UW-River Falls and major in animal science this fall. She is excited about meeting new people and having new experiences.

As her high school career comes to a close, Kari is proud to have achieved a 3.982 cumulative GPA, made the high honor roll all four years, and scored a 29 on her ACT. She was a National Merit semifinalist as well.

She was active in the Science Club, FFA Chapter as treasurer and National Honor Society as secretary. She also served as track manager for three years and wrestling manager for one year.

Wed
29
Apr

Jaxson Orlin Thompson

 

Jaxson Orlin Thompson, nine months old, of Froelich, Iowa, died Saturday, April 25, at Crossing Rivers Health Center in Prairie du Chien. 

Jaxson, the son of Matthew and Brandy (Skaife) Thompson, was born July 14, 2014 Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Jaxson was a happy, talkative, smiling baby who liked water and music and had the cutest smile.

Wed
29
Apr

Lela Doris Koth

 

Lela Doris Koth, 90, passed away April 23, at Brookdale Senior Living Center, in Mc-
Kinney Texas.

Lela Doris Wogahn was born on Dec. 10, 1924, in Aurelia, Iowa, the daughter of Henry (Ed) and Doretta (Hasenwinkel) Wogahn. Lela was baptized and confirmed at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia. She attended school in Aurelia and after graduation, worked in Cherokee, Iowa.

Mon
27
Apr

Pedaling for Pets


Ashley and Brandon Christensen, pictured with their dog Nibbles, are taking on their own Pedaling for Pets challenge this summer. They will be bicycling 750 miles from Prairie du Chien to the Bayfield area and back, from Aug. 16 to Sept. 6. They have eight checkpoints along the way, where they will stop at animal shelters and humane societies to gain knowledge and spread awareness about Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. All funds raised from this journey will benefit RABAS and its efforts toward building a local animal shelter.

 

Pedaling for Pets fundraising challenge taking couple on a 750-mile bike ride

By Correne Martin

 

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27
Apr

Arbor Day Event


Teacher Miranda Polodna holds a tree branch still while Public Works Co-Manager Terry Meyer demonstrates how to properly prune branches. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Students watch as Prairie du Chien Park Board Chair Tom Nelson plants a tree. For more photos, please see the Courier Press’ Facebook page.

Students, teachers, parents and city officials took a group photo with an Arbor Day flag and the Tree City USA plaque. (Photos by Correne Martin)

 

 

First graders celebrate trees at Arbor Day event

By Correne Martin

 

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