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Wed
29
Jan

Jaycees grant $1,000 to Hoffman Hall

The Prairie du Chien Jaycees, represented by Treasurer Jamie Stram, recently presented a $1,000 donation to the Hoffman Hall improvement project. Accepting the donation is PdC Parks and Rec Director Mike Ulrich. The Jaycees’ main fundraiser, the Rendezvous flea market (and the associated beer tent and famous buffalo burger stand), has allowed the organization to benefit the community through its service and monetary donations such as this one to Hoffman Hall. In addition, the Jaycees have also contributed to the city’s youth sports programs and summer Concerts in the Park series. “This donation to Hoffman Hall continues to show their organization’s support of another important community-based function and it is very much appreciated,” Ulrich stated. On behalf of her organization, Stram added, “The PdC Jaycees are very proud to offer this contribution to Hoffman Hall.

Wed
29
Jan

Check your free credit report on 2/2

Much like efforts that encourage people to get a medical check-up or a flu shot, a campaign by University of Wisconsin-Extension educators urges people to check their credit report to improve their financial health.

The “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6 10/10” campaign aims to make it easier for people to monitor their financial well-being. UW-Extension educators around the state are reminding people to view their three free reports each year on Feb. 2, June 6 and Oct. 10.

Consumers are responsible for checking the accuracy of credit reports prepared by the private firms Equifax, Experian and TransUnion and sold to other businesses.

Wed
29
Jan

Flesch running for 96th Assembly District

Flesch running against Nerison
Crawford County Board Chairman Pete Flesch speaks during the open house for the remodeled courthouse this past May.

 

County Board Chairman to run for 96th Assembly District seat

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County Board Chairman Pete Flesch has decided to run for the 96th Assembly District against incumbent Lee Nerison (R Westby) in the November election. 

Wed
29
Jan

Hawkettes are Statebound

Hawkettes going to State
Team members are, front: Coach Kelli Saxe. Row 1: Alora Babb, MacKenzy Slaght, Katie Zahara, Lindsey Ohlert, and Lindsey Frazier. Row 2: Cali Collins, Kelly Mezera, Katlyn Grondin, Becky Welsch, Mariah Slaght, Stephanie Elmquist, and Brianna Herried.

 

Hawkettes are Statebound!

 

Mon
27
Jan

Antoine family, friends headed to Russia

Antoine presentation
Mary Antoine gives a presentation to adults and children about her son Matt and the sport of skeleton in the Prairie du Chien Public Library Saturday morning.

 

The road to Russia

Antoine family and friends gearing up for trip to Winter Olympics

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien’s Mary Antoine, along with six family members and friends, will be trackside to cheer on Mary’s son Matt as he races in the skeleton at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Wed
22
Jan

Proposed trout regulations

 

Raising trout bag 

limits in Crawford 

County being considered

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
20
Jan

Buckets of Hope contributes to Hoffman Hall in memory of Sue Mara


The Buckets of Hope Foundation members recently made a $1,000 donation to Hoffman Hall in memory of Sue Mara. Pictured giving the contribution to Prairie du Chien Parks and Rec Director Mike Ulrich (center) are Buckets of Hope members (from left) Shelly Rider, Natasha Hauser, Catie Dean, Rachael George, Mandy Petit, Rose Eglseder and Joanne Prew. Not pictured are members Krista Zimmerman, Dawn Ehlinger, Sheila Schuety, Laura Konichek, Nich Morgan, Barb Mara and Mary Kriegel. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

It has been less than one year since Sue Mara passed away unexpectedly at her rural Eastman home on May 4, 2013, but her legacy has already made a large impact on several local communities and charities. Thanks to her close circle of friends, family and co-workers from Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Sue’s memory lives on through the Buckets of Hope Foundation.

The foundation is making a $1,000 donation to the Hoffman Hall campaign in her memory. Most of the money generated for the donation was raised via Sue’s Fun Run, which was held in her memory in Eastman for the first time on Oct. 12, 2013.

Mon
20
Jan

Antoine to go for the gold in the Winter Olympics

Antoine heading to Russia
Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine will be representing the United States in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Matt Antoine

IGLS, Austria – The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF) has announced that Prairie du Chien’s Matt Antoine is among the athletes who will represent the United States in the women’s and men’s skeleton events at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Antoine, John Daly (Smithtown, NY) and Kyle Tress (Ewing, NJ) qualified for the three available men’s positions. Noelle Pikus-Pace (Orem, Utah) and Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.) earned the two women’s spots. 

Wed
15
Jan

EHD

 

More EHD deer 

carcasses found 

in Clayton County

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
13
Jan

German girl tackles football, wrestling at River Ridge

girl wrestler
Felicitas Heiland

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Perhaps it is not unheard of anymore if a girl participates in high school football or wrestling, but a River Ridge foreign exchange student from Germany is doing both. 

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