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Hospital project moves forward

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This architectural illustration shows the design of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s front entryway, which will be built with local stone, argon-filled glass windows and a canopy constructed to symbolize the local bridges.
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Crews from Iverson Construction began moving earth at the new Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital site on July 1. Beginning next week, the general contractor, Market & Johnson, expects to start placing the footings and foundations for the state-of-the-art facility.

By Correne Martin

Heavy rains in June took their toll on the construction timeline for the new Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, on the south side of the city. But the weather finally cleared and earth work has begun. This delayed the building completion date from the fall of 2014 to January of 2015.

Since the wet weather has been a hot topic in the city, hospital administration is assuring the public that the new facility is being built with the water table in mind.

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Rigs roll in recognition of PdC Fire Department's 140 years

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In honor of the 140th anniversary of the Prairie du Chien Fire Department, firemen and their rigs from around Wisconsin and Iowa rolled down Blackhawk Avenue to celebrate the special milestone. Departments participating came from Rural Bridgeport and Prairie du Chien Township, Eastman, Wauzeka, Bloomington, Patch Grove, De Soto, Ferryville, Readstown, Southwest Tech of Fennimore, Stitzer-Liberty, Platteville, Ridgeway, Barneveld, McGregor, Monona, Harpers Ferry, Farmersburg, Garnavillo, Luana, Postville, Garber and Decorah. (Photo by Correne Martin)

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Young bicyclist struck crossing Marquette Road

A 14-year-old girl riding her bike was struck by a vehicle as she attempted to cross Marquette Road in Prairie du Chien last Thursday morning, July 18, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

As of press time Monday, Hailey Seitz, of Prairie du Chien, remained in a La Crosse hospital, according to family posts on her Facebook page.

Police Chief Chad Abram said the girl’s condition could not be reported Monday, though more information about the accident would be available this week.

On Thursday, at about 7:55 a.m., the police department responded to the vehicle-versus-bicyclist accident near the intersection of South Marquette Road and Wells Street. Seitz was struck while attempting to cross the street on her bike by a vehicle traveling south on Marquette Road. She was transported to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and later air-lifted to La Crosse for additional treatment of the injuries she sustained as a result of the accident.

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Doris Rybarczyk

 

Doris M. Rybarczyk, 87, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, July 20, at the Prairie Maison Care Center in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born June 28, 1926 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Wilbur and Anna (Zweifel) Weighner. She married Sterlie Rybarczyk in 1949 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1993. Doris assisted in the operation of the family business, Prairie Petroleum Products for many years. She was an active member of St. John’s Church and enjoyed playing bridge. 

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Linda Delury

 

Linda Susan Delury passed away on June 29, in Seattle, Wash. 

She was born April 5, 1955, to Leo Delury and Rosemary (Panka). Linda was a gentle, kind soul who spent her entire adult life in the care of others. Linda will be greatly missed by her surviving brothers and sister, Mary, Tom, Paul, Dennis and Michael. A private gathering was held in Wisconsin, the family’s home state. In memory of Linda, the family welcomes donations to the Pike Market Senior Center where Linda had many friends,85 Pike Place Hillclimb Walk, Seattle, WA 98101.

 
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PdC Pool Staff of the week

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John Stavroplus
Laura Du Charme
Laura Du Charme
Ryan Schickert
Ryan Schickert
Janet Stiener, Clarissa Oehler, and Kiersten Sprosty
Janet Stiener, Clarissa Oehler, and Kiersten Sprosty
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Lexie Lenzendorf

The City of Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation department recognizes its summer pool employees for outstanding efforts.

For the week of June 17, John Stavoroplus, a first year guard, was recognized. John worked many hours the first few weeks, subbing for guards on vacation. John also assisted a distresses swimmer in the plunge pool. Also recognized was Laura DuCharme for her awesome work at the front desk. Laura always has a smile on her face and is very helpful with all the Park and Rec information. Laura recently turned 16 and can now lifeguard.

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Retired QB shops in PdC

Kurt Warner
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Retired NFL Quarterback Kurt Warner stopped by Sports World in Prairie du Chien July 3 to do a little shopping. Warner, who played for the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants and the Arizona Cardinals, has hunting property in northeast Iowa. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Warner played football at Regis High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and later went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa. Sports World employees Brad Lange (left) and Drew Yeomans couldn’t believe their eyes when they spied the famous quarterback browsing their store. 

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Legion team plays North Crawford tournament

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Dillon Mezera knocks one out of the park against Onalaska during the North Crawford tournament in Soldiers Grove.
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Mike Garrity slides safely into third on Sunday’s game against Onalaska. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)

 

After a rocky start to the North Crawford tournament held in Soldier’s Grove, Prairie du Chien’s American Legion team came back to win their final two games of the tournament on Sunday, July 14.

Under the direction of their new head coach Steve Jones, the team started out the day at noon in a game against Onalaska. Brendan Jones took the mound for the games, helping the Hoppers to a 14-2 win after five innings.

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Junior Legion beats La Crosse

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Ryan Garrity rounds third after hitting a triple to center field in the third inning of Game 1 on Friday. July 12. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)
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Casey Hogenson fires in strike after strike in Friday’s Junior Legion game.
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Pitcher Casey Hogenson runs in to tag a La Crosse player sliding into home.
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Mike Steiner steals second base in Game 1 on Friday against La Crosse in Junior American Legion baseball action.
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After an error by La Crosse, Mike Steiner finds that his steal was a success.

 

On Friday, July 12, the Junior American Legion team played La Crosse at St. Feriole Island.

Prairie du Chien held La Crosse at bay during the first inning and additionally scored four runs. With no scores during the second inning, the third inning saw La Crosse scoring three runs and Prairie du Chien scoring one.

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Hoppers host North Crawford

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Pitcher Brendan Jones fires strikes at North Crawford during the first game of the double header on Monday night at St. Feriole Island. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner)
Sam Neisius
Sam Neisius scores a run with the help of Luke Rickleff in the Hoppers’ second game against North Crawford.
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Mike Garrity rounds first after hitting the ball deep into right field for a triple.
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New Varsity American Legion player Casey Hogenson rounds first base after hitting the first double of the game. Other players joining the varsity team for the Hoppers included Mike Steiner and Ryan Garrity.

 

On Monday, July 15, the Prairie du Chien American Legion baseball team played host to a double header against North Crawford. 

In the first game, Prairie du Chien was the first to score at the bottom of the second inning, taking five runs in total. The Hoppers would go on to add five more runs at the bottom of the fourth. At the top of the fifth, North Crawford tried to rally, but fell short, only gaining four runs, making the final scores 10-4.

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