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Dress to Impress for Less—Prom Dress Shopping held in Prairie du Chien Feb. 16

The 2014 Post Prom Party in Prairie du Chien is struggling to take place due to lack of funds. The Post Prom Party is a safe and alcohol-free event after prom where high school students can enjoy entertainment and games. In hopes to raise funds, a small committee of women have put forth tremendous efforts and are holding a fundraiser, Dress to Impress for Less—Prom Dress Shopping. It’s a four-hour event at NCS Gunsmithing on Sunday, Feb. 16, from noon to 4 p.m.

NCS had donated its facility for this event, which will offer prom dress shoppers and sellers a fun and convenient outlet to find that perfect gown and accessories or sell last year’s dress at a good price. Girls can bring in prom dresses, shoes, jewelry and hair accessories and get cash for it all. No checks, credit cards or money orders are allowed as a form of payment by those seeking the items.

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12
Feb

Habitat restoration projects

 

Habitat restoration project updates

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The following are some brief updates regarding various habitat restoration projects in the Prairie du Chien area in Pool 9 and Pool 10.

 

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12
Feb

Wyalusing Academy

 

Public input sought on Wyalusing Academy

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Clinicare Corporation, the owner of the former Wyalusing Academy property in Prairie du Chien, has scheduled the conference room in City Hall from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 26 for public input regarding what can be done with the property. 

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10
Feb

Winter Olympics

Opening Ceremonies
The U.S. delegation marches into Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday during the Opening Ceremonies. (Photo by Nick DeJulio)

 

‘We are having an extraordinary time in Sochi’

By Nick DeJulio

 

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Mary Antoine at Olympics

Olympic Park
Mary Antoine stands in front of the Olympic Park. (Photo contributed by Mary Antoine and Nick DeJulio)

 

Olympic Opening Ceremony was spectacular

By Mary Antoine 

 

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Feb

Freightliner truck, pickup sideswipe

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:09 a.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of a two-vehicle crash in the village of Eastman on Main Street at Shanghai Ridge Road.

Terry Weishoff, 44, Lake Mills, was driving a 2014 Freightliner straight truck south on Main Street when he veered left to go around a southbound 1991 GMC pickup driven by Robert Stuckey, 64, Eastman. Weishoff thought Stuckey was turning right when he passed. In fact Stuckey was going to turn left.  Weishoff’s vehicle sideswiped Stuckey’s vehicle.

Weishoff and Stuckey claimed no injuries.

Weishoff’s vehicle sustained minor right side damage.  Stuckey’s vehicle sustained moderate left side damage.

Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

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Sen. Baldwin’s staff holding local office hours

Staff from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office will be providing office hours in Crawford County on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Crawford County Administrative Building, Room 215, Prairie du Chien. Constituents will have the chance to meet with staff and request assistance with a federal agency or discuss other federal issues. No appointments are necessary. The public is encouraged to stop by during these office hours.

Wed
05
Feb

Stoefflers presented Danny Ruehlow Award at telethon


Community volunteers Mary and Ken Stoeffler received the 14th annual Danny Ruehlow Award at this year’s Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon in Prairie du Chien. The award, presented by emcee Tom Nelson, is given each year by Don and Jean Ruehlow, whose son Danny died at age 15. Danny was an emcee on the telethon. (Photo by Randy Paske)

For their volunteer work in the community, Mary and Ken Stoeffler, of Prairie du Chien, were presented the Danny Ruehlow Award at the Eagles’ Heart and Cancer Telethon held Jan. 25.

Don and Jeanne Ruehlow, of Prairie du Chien, gave the annual award to the Stoefflers in memory of their son, Danny, who died at the age of 15 in December 2000 due to complications from a second bone marrow transplant in his fight against leukemia. Danny was a popular figure in Prairie du Chien and an emcee on the telethon. It was the 14th presentation of the award that recognizes caring and compassionate work in the community.

The award was presented by telethon emcee Tom Nelson in the Ruehlow’s absence because Jeanne Ruehlow had a kidney transplant at UW Hospital in Madison earlier in the week. She is now recuperating at home.

Don Ruehlow explained how the Stoefflers’ traits are very similar to Danny’s. They have showed compassion and volunteer to help others.

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05
Feb

Hawkettes take eight place at recent state competition

Hawkettes at State
The Prairie du Chien Hawkettes are (in no particular order) Becky Welsch, Kelly Mezera, Lindsey Frazier, Alora Babb, Cali Collins, Brianna Herreid, Katie Zahara, Lindsey Ohlert, Stephanie Elmquist, Mariah Slaght, Katlyn Grondin, and MacKenzy Slaght. (Photo by Kelssi Copus)

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Prairie du Chien Hawkettes made their first ever Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches (WACPC) State Dance Competition appearance at the La Crosse Center.  

The girls performed in the Division 2 High Kick Category.  The team had earned their way to state by being one of the top three teams competing at the Southern Dance Regional competition. Three teams from each regional, western, eastern and southern, advanced to state.  

The team finished in eighth place overall at the state competition. 

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05
Feb

The sport of skeleton

 

Let’s get to know Olympic skeleton

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Whooshing down an ice-covered track at more than 80 mph with your chin an inch above the ice while facing numerous treacherous twists and turns. This is just an inkling of what the winter sport of skeleton is all about. 

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