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Wed
30
May

Prairie du Chien City Council

 

Proposal for 

former Regal 

Marina put on hold

Bonds approved for street projects

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
23
May

Two young men are valedictorian, salutatorian for PdC


Valedictorian Evan Boisvert and Salutatorian Jacob Mallat

The valedictorian and salutatorian for Prairie du Chien’s Class of 2018 are Evan Boisvert and Jacob Mallat, respectively. 

Evan is the son of Walter and Mary Boisvert, of Prairie du Chien. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for biomedical engineering. 

Throughout high school, Evan has participated in National Honor Society, Key Club, Skills USA, Political Science Club and the graduation committee, some for all four years. He’s been a member of the golf team all four years, and was even awarded most improved player his junior year. He’s played basketball for three year as well.

Wed
23
May

Seneca Schools determines 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian


Valedictorian Emily Garfoot and Salutatorian Cody Ostrander

Seneca School District is proud to announce that Emily Sue Garfoot and Cody Ostrander have been declared the class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. 

Emily Sue Garfoot, of Seneca, is the daughter of Scott and Susie Garfoot. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to study biology. 

During her high school career, she reveled in her time being involved in the National Honor Society, SHARE Youth Leadership, S-Club, FFA and Yearbook Staff. She also participated in volleyball, basketball, softball and forensics. 

Wed
23
May

Prairie du Chien man charged with strangulation

A 38-year-old Prairie du Chien man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of strangulation and suffocation and one count of misdemeanor battery. 

Shaun Pitzer faces up to six years and nine months in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted of both counts.

According to the criminal complaint, Pitzer became angry and began pushing a woman at his residence. The woman slapped at Pitzer to stop him from pushing her around. Pitzer then put his hands on the woman’s neck and began choking her, the complaint said. 

Wed
23
May

PdC AmericInn to become River District Hotel


The new lobby will feature current trends in the lodging industry.

The AmericInn Lodge & Suites has been part of the downtown landscape for 20 years, but that is about to change. It will soon become the River District Hotel. 

Owner Paul Krienke explained the reason for the change, “We felt our affiliation with AmericInn limited our drive for excellence. We will now be free to put feet to big dreams and tell about them on our own website.”

Wed
23
May

PdC students plan Chinese trip in 2019, setting their focus on Hong Kong


Pictured above is Kylee O’Kane posing on the Great Wall of China during the Prairie du Chien School District’s most recent trip to the country back in 2017. Below, O’Kane (second from left) and Maggie Dobbs (left) are pictured with new friends they met when visiting China’s Wenhui Middle School.

By Rachel Mergen

 

“One of the nice things about traveling is so many different people will get different things out of it,” Adam Stout, Prairie du Chien Chinese teacher, said about the school district’s next China trip. Last year, 15 students and adults enjoyed the opportunity to see a different part of the world. Now, Stout is planning the next expedition, which will lead students through a whole new experience for a week in June 2019. 

Mon
21
May

Jail inmate charged with two counts of battery to an officer of the court

A 29-year-old La Crosse man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with two counts of battery to an officer of the court. 

Bryant J. Swiggum faces up to a total of 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted of both counts. 

According to the criminal complaint, Swiggum was an inmate in the Crawford County Jail and was acting up. When a jailer went to speak to Swiggum, Swiggum punched the jailer in the side of the head, the complaint said.

Mon
21
May

Man hit on head with handgun

A 70-year-old Prairie du Chien man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of substantial battery. 

Marlan McCune faces up to 3.5 years of imprisonment and a $10,000 fine if convicted. 

According to the criminal complaint, a Sheriff’s Department deputy responded to Crossing Rivers Health for a report of battery.

A man stated that McCune had gotten angry with him about going to work late the past couple of days. McCune got a handgun and pointed it at the man, the complaint said. McCune then hit the man on the forehead with the barrel of the handgun, according to the complaint.

The man then drove himself to Crossing Rivers Health and received eight stitches to close the wound.

Mon
21
May

2 arrested for theft, meth possession

On May 13, at 6:40 p.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a report of a retail theft in progress at Walmart, located in the township of Bridgeport. The reporting party advised there was a substantial amount of merchandise, which was not paid for, being loaded into a black BMW passenger car with Iowa license plates. The black BMW exited the Walmart parking lot and turned northbound on Highway 18. 

Mon
21
May

Bluff View aide shaving his hair for books

By Correne Martin

A Bluff View Intermediate School paraprofessional has come up with a creative way to raise funds to stock young adult books in the school’s IC (intervention center). 

Eric Fuerstenberg is raffling off the chance for students to shave his hair, in exchange for donations to be used toward expanding the number of books available for check-out to middle schoolers for book reports and Reading Counts points. 

Just $1 buys a ticket, or you can get six tickets for $5. Mostly students and faculty have been buying the raffle chances thus far, but the community is encouraged to get involved, too. Monetary donations toward the books or simply contributions of young adult books are welcome.  

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