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Mon
13
Jun

Man Sentenced In Restaurant Beating

 

Third man 

sentenced in beating of local restaurant owner

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A 23-year-old Salem Ill. man was sentenced on June 8 in Crawford County Circuit Court in connection with the severe beating of a local restaurant owner.

Mon
13
Jun

Baseball Team Goes to State


The players, coaches and fans will have plenty to shout about at the State Baseball Tournament. (Photo by Vicki Waller)

 

Prairie baseball team 

and fans look forward to 

a great State Tournament

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
13
Jun

An Engagement to Remember


(Photo by Caitlin Bittner)

Rob Shaw proposes to girlfriend Carrie Gingerich with the help of an airplane. The couple celebrated their 17-month anniversary on Sunday, June 12. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

By Caitlin Bittner

 

Over the weekend, Prairie du Chien resident, Rob Shaw, made a proposal of engagement to girlfriend Carrie Gingerich. He hired a plane from the Air Signs and Banners to help him convery the message.

Shaw, a traveling nurse, got the idea while he and Gingerich were in California. “We’d been talking about getting married for awhile, but I didn’t know how to ask,” said Shaw. “But I knew I wanted it to be big, and I wanted it to last forever.”

“I thought about a lot of ways to do it. Like collecting white rocks, spelling it out, then taking her up to the bluffs,” said Shaw. “I also thought about having our friends hold signs up for her.”

But in the end, Shaw said that when they saw the planes, he just knew an airplane would create a big enough spectacle to make the moment memorable for all involved. 

Wed
08
Jun

Cardinal 4-H Club to host Mount Hope Dairy Day Parade June 17

The Mount Hope Cardinal 4-H Club, Inc. is planning the annual Mount Hope Dairy Day Parade to be held Friday night June 17.

The activities will start with the Ice Cream Social at the Mount Hope Fire Station at 6 p.m. Club members will be serving sandwiches, cheese, pie, ice cream and milk throughout the evening.

The parade line up will take place on the hill with judging to take place at 7:30 p.m.

Wed
08
Jun

Former hospital property has new proposal for use

By Correne Martin

Future plans for the former Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital property to be used for a fire station, school district needs, and athletic fields were heard and embraced by the Prairie du Chien Common Council Tuesday night.

The proposal, which will go before the Crossing Rivers Health grounds committee this week and the school board next week, consists of a future fire station being earmarked for the western half of the property and the school district having the option to build on the eastern half within the next 10 years. In the meantime, the parcel would be developed into athletic fields, usable in 2017.

“The hospital is reviewing whether it would be best to lease, donate or sell the property,” City Administrator Aaron Kramer explained. He added that the proposal would address a couple of needs in the community and keep the property in public use.

Wed
08
Jun

Boaters address Regal Marina issue with PdC common council

By Correne Martin

Three boaters and users of Regal Marina urged the Prairie du Chien Common Council, Tuesday night, to work in better faith with the Regal family in an effort to assist the longtime business toward resuming all operations.

John Bell, of McGregor, Iowa, and Everett and Vickie Rowland, of Clermont, Iowa, spoke to the council about their concerns of a gridlock between the city and Regal Marine Group, which have leased the city’s marina property since 1963. Two members of the Regal family were present for the meeting but did not speak on the family’s behalf.

“I think you should have a committee and go down and talk to the Regals,” Bell proposed. “They deserve a chance to work with the city council.”

Wed
08
Jun

Statebound!


The Prairie du Chien baseball team celebrates after defeating Arcadia 12-3 to win the Sectional Championship and earn a berth to the State Tournament in Grand Chute. (Photo by Vicki Waller)

Chas Sagedahl pitches versus Arcadia in the Sectional Final. (Photo by Vicki Waller)

Prairie du Chien’s Dylan Yeomans rounds third and heads for home against Cambridge Tuesday afternoon in the Division 3 Sectional Semifinal at Copeland Field in La Crosse. The Blackhawks will be playing Markesan in the State Tournament in Grand Chute on June 15. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Drew Scott grabs the throw on a pick-off attempt versus Cambridge. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Hunter Sheckler throws to first base from his knees after making a diving stop against Cambridge Tuesday afternoon in La Crosse. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Casey Hogenson fires a fastball against Cambridge. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Chas Sagedahl slides into home plate in the second inning. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Prairie du Chien baseball team is Statebound

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien High School baseball team is headed to the Wisconsin State Tournament after winning both of their games at the Division 3 La Crosse Aquinas Sectional Tuesday afternoon. 

Mon
06
Jun

Longtime aerobics instructor retires


For 17 years, Mary Kay Lange taught aerobics classes, including pilates, step aerobics and sculpting, in Prairie du Chien. She led classes at Hoffman Hall most recently. She intends to continue attending classes at her leisure.

By Correne Martin

After 17 and a half years of teaching aerobics classes in Prairie du Chien, Mary Kay Lange is ready for something new. She fully intends to continue attending classes, but she retired May 24 from leading participants.

“I just knew I needed a change,” Lange said. “I will miss the socializing, but I won’t miss trying to find something new for everybody to try.”

Mary Kay moved to Prairie du Chien in 1987. She began attending aerobics classes, taught by Judy Sagedahl, at Blackhawk Junction as a way to simply meet members of the community.

“I met some wonderful people with similar interests,” she noted.

The classes moved to Hoffman Hall a few years later and Sagedahl left, so Lange decided to take over. She started watching exercise videos and TV shows, done by Denise Austin and others, and wrote down ideas from those to use in her classes. She also gleaned workout tips from fitness magazines.

Mon
06
Jun

Gundersen to expand availability with second MedLink Air helicopter

To meet growing demands, Gundersen Health System has announced that, on June 1, it added a second MedLink Air helicopter on a six-month trial basis. In addition, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, one of the helicopters will be stationed at the Sparta-McCoy Airport and one at the Decorah, Iowa, Airport.

Mon
06
Jun

Summer to do: Camps, river activities, fishing, swimming, garden party, parks and more

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department works hard all year to plan programs for the public, especially for families and children. In the spring and summer, activities are numerous.

Each year, Parks and Rec Director Mike Ulrich, his staff and volunteers try to plan new events, camps, leagues and more that will appeal to residents, non-residents and visitors. The many parks, shelters, outdoor pool, Hoffman Hall and other scenic locations in the Prairie du Chien area  serve as home to these lively offerings. Certainly, the standard programs, such as baseball, junior golf, tennis, volleyball, canoe/kayak and fitness classes are always scheduled and have a good amount of participants.

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