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Tue
16
Jul

Indy 500 crew wears shirts made locally

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Dyesport, a Prairie du Chien custom clothing manufacturer, supplied the race shirts in this photo for this year’s Indy 500 winner, Tony Kanaan. The shirts are made from scratch in Dyesport’s local factory, where the fabric is custom-dyed and then cut and sewn. Dyesport supplies many of the top race drivers in IndyCar as well as NASCAR. The local company makes custom uniforms for virtually every team sport, from baseball and softball to basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, golf and track. Dyesport also does work for other major sporting goods companies under their labels, having supplied the fabric for The NFL Pro Bowl for two years for Reebok and supplying custom camouflage clothing for outdoor sporting companies. Dyesport produces clothing for businesses big and small, with only a 12-piece minimum. Pictured is the 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan and his pit crew with their shirts. They sent Dyesport an autographed picture in recognition for a job well done.

Mon
01
Jul

Hoppers split twinbill against La Crescent

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Brad Jones is congratulated by teammates after belting a 2-run homer against La Crescent.
American Legion Baseball
Brett Trautsch hits a single.

 

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers split a doubleheader against visiting La Crescent Thursday evening at St. Feriole Island Ballpark. 

The Hoppers won the opener 14-13. 

Brendan Jones was the winning pitcher. Tyler Nack started the game. 

Brad Jones, Brendan Jones, Mike Garrity and Sam Neisius all took advantage of a favorable wind and belted homers for Prairie du Chien.

Mon
01
Jul

Steiger qualifies for world’s largest rodeo

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Sammy Steiger is the Wisconsin State Champion in pole bending.

 

Sammy Steiger, a ninth-grade student at River Ridge High School, has earned a position on the Wisconsin State National High School Rodeo Team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo. on July 14-20 to compete in the 65th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in pole bending. 

Sammy won in pole bending for the year and is the Wisconsin State Champion. She also won the Reserve Rookie Cowgirl of the Year Award.

Wed
26
Jun

Prairie du Chien's new disc golf course ready to open

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The baskets and tee boxes have been installed and the new disc golf course is ready for action.

 

Prairie du Chien’s new 18-hole disc golf course will be officially opened and dedicated on Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. The course is located on St. Feriole Island. A rain date has been set for Thursday, June 27.

Wed
26
Jun

Five former players to be inducted into Eastman Fastpitch Hall of Fame

Five former fastpitch softball players will be inducted into the Eastman Fastpitch Hall of Fame on July 4 during a ceremony at 4 p.m.

Roger Slama started playing fastpitch at age 13. His brother Bob taught him to bat left handed. Roger started with the Eastman Falcons. He then played for Bud and Helen’s, the Hilltop, and Bob’s Place in Eastman. 

Roger left Eastman at age 25 and played for several years in Janesville. He made their All Star Team and played against the King and His Court. Competition in Janesville was never as good as in Eastman. 

Tue
25
Jun

Tournament champions

Tournament champions
On June 22, these Prairie du Chien sophomores won the eight-team basketball tournament held in Prairie du Chien. In the front row from left, are Katie Check, Lindsey Welter, Kelly Check, and Brooke Trautsch. Back row, Anna Zeeh, Jacqueline LaHaie, Paige Rickleff, and Maria Skemp. Missing from the photo is Brittany O’Connell.
Tue
25
Jun

Brigadoon Creek epilogue: Still searching and dreaming

 

 

By Len Harris

 

I was a little disappointed with my last journey in search of the mythical “Brigadoon Creek.”  I have a three strikes and your out superstition.  If I fish a stream three times and it fails to produce for me to my expectations, I write it off in my log book as a “No Return Trip Warranted.”

Wed
19
Jun

Summer Splashing

summer splashes

 

Nicole Steiber takes a running leap off the diving board at the Wacouta Aquatic Park in Prairie du Chien, Monday, June 17. Open swim hours at the pool are: Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m.; Monday-Friday and Sunday, 1-4:45 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Resident and non-resident passes can be purchased at City Hall. For more information, call 326-8071. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

 
Mon
17
Jun

W-S girls and boys named to All Conference Track and Field Team

 

Mon
17
Jun

Hoppers host American Legion baseball tournament

The Prairie du Chien Grasshoppers American Legion baseball team went 1-2 over the weekend in the Prairie du Chien Tournament at St. Feriole Island Ballpark. 

The Hoppers bested Lancaster 6-1 in their opening game Saturday morning. Brad Jones fanned 13 Lancaster batters to help propel the Hoppers to victory.

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