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Thu
29
Sep

Businesses recognized at chamber of commerce banquet


Accepting the award for Crossing Rivers Health Hospital of Prairie du Chien are Jim Smith, Foundation Board President; Kerry Campbell, Chief Clinical Officer; Chris Brophy, Chief Executive Officer; Jenny Pritchett, Chief Operating Officer; Sasha Dull, Chief Development Officer; Carlos Cantero, Jr.; Hospital Board of Directors; and Geoff Mandala, Chief Financial Officer. (Photos by Linda Ginkel)

Prairie du Chien is celebrating 150 years as a community. Accepting the award are City Administrator Chad Abram, City Council Representatives Nate Bremmer, Jaaren Riebe, Nick Crary, Nate Gilberts and Mayor Dave Hemmer.

Homesteader Homes was recognized for 25 Years of Service during the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Dinner on Sept. 22 at the Backwater Bar and Restaurant in Prairie du Chien. Above, Tom and Ginny Herreid are shown with their award.

Huckleberry's received an award for 30 Years of Service. Chip and Roxanne Skemp and Bob Moses accept the award.

Dean and Heidi Rockweiler, Lowden Rockweiler, and Colin Ahlstom accept their award for 50 Years of Service for Rockweiler’s Appliance and TV.

Sutton Insurance received an award for 65 Years of Service. Accepting the award are Carlee Monroe, Tarah Sutton Marx, Sally Whitish and Kevin Mulrooney.

This group photo has several award winners. At left is Bill Bousek of Universal Forest Products accepting an award for celebrating 20 Years of Service in the Prairie du Chien Community. Next, Nick Coffield, General Manager and Rod Hall, Owner of Prairie Motor Sports receives the 2022 Community Investment of the Year Award. Next is JoAnn Evans of The Cannery which received the award for providing 25 Years of Service in the retail industry in Prairie du Chien. On the right are Brian and Crystal Priebe of The Sweet Tooth. They are receiving the New Business of the Year Award for 2022.

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award is awarded to an individual, group, organization, or business who go over and above to reach their goals and impact on their community. The Legacy Award represents a long-standing sustainable achievement whereby success is measured by hard work and determination. Accepting the award are Robert and Jennifer Yaeger of White Springs Restaurant of McGregor.

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Banquet and Awards Program on Thursday, Sept. 22. The event was hosted at the Backwater Bar and Restaurant in downtown Prairie du Chien. 

 

Wed
28
Sep

Prairie girls beat Platteville


Lindsey Nolan (17) battles at the net as Greenlee Krahn (4) gets ready against visiting Platteville Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lindsey Nolan hits the ball to the Platteville side in the Prairie du Chien Fieldhouse in SWC action.

Prairie’s Makenna Forde (14) smashes the ball back to Platteville on Pink Night in the Prairie du Chien Fieldhouse Thursday night, Sept. 22.

Prairie du Chien beat visiting Platteville three games to one in an SWC volleyball match on Thursday, Sept. 22 on Pink Night. 

Platteville won the first set, and then Prairie took the next three to claim the match victory. 

Wed
28
Sep

Prairie wins Homecoming game


Prairie’s Kurt Wall begins a 46-yard touchdown run against visiting River Valley in Prairie’s Homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kurt Wall heads to the end zone on a 46-yard touchdown run.

The Prairie du Chien defense makes the tackle and almost causes a fumble against River Valley Friday night.

Hunter Straka goes on a 38-yard punt return for Prairie du Chien.

Rhett Koenig gets to the outside for a 10-yard touchdown run to the left corner of the end zone.

Prairie du Chien won their homecoming football game against visiting River Valley 53-14 Friday night, Sept. 23. 

Kurt Wall got things going for Prairie du Chien with a 46-yard touchdown run with 9:02 to go in the first quarter and the PAT was good as Prairie took a 7-0 lead. 

Wed
28
Sep

Mr. Anonymous pays for everyone’s groceries for two hours at local Aldi’s

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
28
Sep

Firemen’s Shelter taking shape on St. Feriole Island


Construction of the Firemen’s Shelter was underway Thursday, Sept. 22. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Construction is continuing and the Firemen’s Shelter on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien is taking shape.

Wed
28
Sep

$5.5 million awarded for Stage 2 of McGregor Lake Project


Work on Stage 1 of the McGregor Lake Project has continued throughout the summer of 2022 and is expected to wrap up this fall. The bid for Stage 2 has been awarded and work is expected to be completed in 2025. The cost of the entire project (Stages 1 and 2) will be about $24 million. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Total project to cost $24M

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
28
Sep

Marie (Gurskey) Muehlbauer January 16, 1937 - September 12, 2022

Marie (Gurskey) Muehlbauer, 85 of Lake Havasu City AZ., formally of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully Sept 12, 2022 with her loving daughter Carole by her side. 

Wed
28
Sep

John J. Gillitzer May 16, 1933 - September 24, 2022

John J. Gillitzer, 89 of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Bluff Haven in Prairie du Chien. 

Tue
20
Sep

Prairie du Chien Homecoming Court


The Prairie du Chien High School Homecoming Court is, front row: Shelby Wall, Payton Key, Karina Sepe, Josie Fuller, Kate Mitchell, and Madison Baumgartner. Back row: Tanner Kohler, Kurtis Everson, Mason Ihde, Creighton Groom, and Adrick Nemec. David Riniker is not pictured. The Prairie du Chien Homecoming Football Game is on Friday, Sept. 23 against River Valley. It is also Parents’ Night. (Photo submitted)
Tue
20
Sep

Prairie School District considering School Resource Officer

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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