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04
Dec

Making the season bright


Randy Ludvik (top) and Rich Stovey help to string up Christmas tree lights on a flag pole at the south end of Lawler Park Tuesday afternoon. Street Superintendent Dan Titlbach said the department is continuing its tradition of making everyone’s spirits brighter for the holiday season by putting up the lights. It is the first time a Christmas tree of lights has been put up at this location. The other tree of lights was put up recently in the middle of the Marquette Road and Blackhawk Avenue roundabout. “The Public Works Department would also like to thank Novey Construction for the use of their Skytrak lull,” said Titlbach, who noted there are 3,600 multi-colored lights on the new tree. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The tree of lights offers a unique perspective.
Wed
04
Dec

Lady Hawks stop Lady Wolves


Prairie du Chien’s Ella Hager rips a loose ball away from Ruby Breuer of River Ridge Tuesday night in Prairie du Chien. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Skylar White scores in first half action versus host Prairie du Chien Tuesday night.

Abby Feye of the Lady Hawks drives against the defense of McKenzie Graf of River Ridge.

The Lady Hawks’ Allison Allbee battles for a rebound against the Lady Wolves’ Ruby Breuer.

 

Prairie du Chien defeated visiting River Ridge 58-45 in a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday night. 

The Lady Blackhawks improved to 2-1 on the season. The Lady Timberwolves are now 2-1. 

Prairie du Chien will next travel to Lancaster on Dec. 6. 

Wed
04
Dec

Marie Agnes Theresa Becwar

Marie Agnes Theresa Becwar, 76, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of La Crosse, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

Marie was born on April 8, 1943, in Prairie du Chien, to Joseph George and Agnes Marie (Fritsche) Becwar. 

Wed
04
Dec

City eager to move forward with Blackhawk Junction Mall


The city of Prairie du Chien would like to move forward with plans for Blackhawk Junction Mall. (Courier Press file photo)

 

Parties 

interested in buying parts of property

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The city of Prairie du Chien would like to get started on plans for Blackhawk Junction Mall as soon as the property can be purchased from Crawford County.

Wed
04
Dec

John C. Meyer

John C. Meyer, 68, of Prairie du Chien, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, after sudden complications from pneumonia and lung cancer.

He was born on June 29, 1951, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Carlos “Chip” and Myrna Meyer.

Wed
04
Dec

Walter H. Maass

Walter H. Maass, 89, of Freeport, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at AMITA Healthcare in Elk Grove Village. 

He was born on Dec. 7, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., to Walter T. and Loretta Dahms Maass. 

On May 8, 1954, he married Gwenneth G. Berns. Walter attended Northwestern University and spent his career in the law departments of the Burlington Route, Milwaukee Road and Soo Line Railroads. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War with the 35th Division, 75th Air Defense. 

Wed
04
Dec

Employers invited to talk about hiring students with special needs

All Prairie du Chien area employers are invited to a community conversation with the Prairie du Chien School District about student employment. The conversation will happen over breakfast on Monday, Dec. 16, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the upstairs conference room at Prairie du Chien City Hall.

The purpose of this event is to provide employers with information about hiring students with special needs. 

RSVPs are requested by Friday, Dec. 6, to Cathy Reed, special education director at Prairie du Chien Schools, 326-3742 or reedca@pdc.k12.wi.us.

Wed
04
Dec

PdC common council approves 2020 budget, releases 2019 tax bill

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council approved the 2020 city budget during a special meeting Nov. 26. The city portion of taxes for Prairie du Chien taxpayers has gone down slightly from last year, by $22.14, on the standard $100,000 home. The whole tax bill for 2019 also reflects a decrease for most taxpayers.

Mon
02
Dec

Ida M. Clark

Ida M. Clark, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien.

She was born on March 5, 1932, the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Meng) Fuller. Ida attended Lane Elementary School and went on to graduate from Patch Grove High School. She enjoyed flower gardening, rummage sales, and traveling with her friend, Bob. Ida loved her grandchildren very much and enjoyed spending time with them.

Mon
02
Dec

Dorene Dorothy Larson

Dorene Dorothy Larson, 81, of McGregor, Iowa, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. 

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