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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. 

Mon
13
Jan

Four new personnel fill vacancies on Prairie du Chien Fire Department

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission approved, at its Jan. 9 meeting, the hiring of four new fire department personnel.

According to Fire Chief Harry Remz, there were six vacancies in the Prairie du Chien Fire Department.

Mon
06
Jan

Recognition for 30 years of service

recognition

George Sutton (right) recently received recognition from the city and the Prairie du Chien Housing Authority for serving 30 years as a board of commissioner member. He is retiring from the board. Pictured with Dale Huston (center), president of the board, and Aaron Kramer, Prairie du Chien City Administrator, Sutton was presented a letter of appreciation for his commitment to the housing authority. The letter was given to him during an appreciation lunch Thursday at Blackhawk Apartments. (Submitted photo)

Mon
06
Jan

PdC Chamber’s holiday promotions bring big dollars to local cash registers

Retail members of the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce received a great boost in their holiday sales, as receipts for the fourth annual Santa Sleigh Give-A-Way promotion have been calculated. Promotional receipts collected from participating retail member businesses were up 12 percent from 2012, resulting in $172,300 spent locally!

“It is great to see local residents from Prairie du Chien and the surrounding communities participate in the Chamber’s holiday retail promotion, and it is great to see how the Chamber’s programs add to the economic impact of our Chamber members,” Chamber President and CEO Robert Moses said.

Mon
30
Dec

virtual school

 

Prairie du Chien’s virtual school 

offers another option for students

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
30
Dec

Passenger receives minor injuries in accident

On Dec. 22, at 5:03 a.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one-vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 61 in the township of Marietta.

Mon
30
Dec

Car strikes house, driver leaves the scene

On Dec. 21 at 12:11 a.m., a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, driven by Becky Burgin, 33, Seneca, was being operated south on Main Street in Seneca. Burgin attempted to turn onto West Avenue off of Main Street but drove into a private driveway by mistake.

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