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Tue
07
May

David Thornton Sr.

May 13, 1958–April 30, 2024

David A. Thornton Sr. born May 13, 1958, of PDC, passed on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. David is survived by (4) four living siblings and (6) six deceased. He is blessed with (2) two children, (9) grandchildren, and (4) great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will start the Veterans Memorial on E. Parrish Street in PDC beginning at noon followed by a gathering at Huckleberry’s.

Tue
07
May

Lawrence Sylvester Lotza

December 13, 1942–April 27, 2024

Lawrence Sylvester Lotza was born on Dec. 13, 1942, in Monona, Iowa, to Anna (Kottman) and Sylvester Lotza. Lawrence, 81, passed away on April 27, 2024, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, in Waukon, Iowa, with his wife Jan by his side. He passed peacefully from a heart condition that he had been struggling with this past year. 

Tue
07
May

Ronald J. Becwar

June 22, 1957–May 3, 2024

Ronald J. Becwar, age 66, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024, at Boscobel Care and Rehab in Boscobel.

He was born in Prairie du Chien on June 22, 1957, the son of Albert and Mary Janell (Wachuta) Becwar. 

Tue
07
May

Timothy “Tim” L. Betzle

June 4, 1947–May 5, 2024

Timothy “Tim” L. Betzle, age 76 of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien, surrounded by his family. 

Tue
07
May

Douglas Dale Reynolds

October 15, 1946–April 24, 2024

Douglas Dale Reynolds, age 77, of McGregor, Iowa passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Madison, Wisconsin surrounded by loved ones.

Tue
07
May

School board rescinds resignation

At the Prairie du Chien Board of Education’s April 29 special meeting, the atmosphere was lighter than usual among the board members.

They had a good reason: High School Principal Doug Morris asked the board to rescind his resignation.

Tue
07
May

More dollars, more feet: county discusses jail design options

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Tue
07
May

Mock accident demonstrates the costs of distracted driving


River Ridge School District hosted a mock accident for high school students on April 30. Fire fighters and emergency personnel from Bloomington and Glen Haven were on-hand to demonstrate the aftermath of a car accident. (Steve Van Kooten/Courier Press)

Fire fighters employ the jaws of life and other equipment to take apart one of the vehicles.

First responders and other emergency personnel line up to speak with the students at the end of the presentation.

By Steve Van Kooten

 

Wed
01
May

PdC/RR/S soccer co-op wins, loses and draws


Hannah Dudgeon (7), Addee Torgerson (12) and Tessa Czajkowski Higgins (3) watch a play finish as Hannah Fritsche crosses the foreground. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Prairie United Youth Soccer players are greeted by members of the PdC/RR/Seneca girls soccer team. (PDC Soccer-Prairie United Facebook page)

Goalie Ava Forde gets ready to kick the ball down the field. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Teammates Haley Elsinger (15) and Addison Kirschbaum work together to contain the River Valley player. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

After an extended break in action, the Prairie du Chien/River Ridge/Seneca Girls Soccer team came out ready to play in their conference match against Richland Center on Monday, April 22.  The Hawks dominated the game and secured an 11-0 victory against the Hornets.  

Wed
01
May

Prairie United Youth Soccer spring season underway


One group of Prairie United Youth Soccer players line up on Youth Night prior to the Hawks home match last week. (PDC Soccer-Prairie United Facebook page)

Another group of players lineup for introductions on Youth Night. (PDC Soccer-Prairie United Facebook page)

By Derick Kelly

 

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