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Mon
13
Jul

Classmates get together for 70th Wauzeka class reunion


Members of the Wauzeka High School Class of 1945 who gathered for their 70th Class Reunion were, front row: Elaine Schmitt of Steuben, Elaine “Brown” Heiar of Bloomington and Ruth “Reiger” Kessler of Onalaska. Back row: Harold “Sonny” Ray of Prairie du Chien and Robert Hazen of Bagley. Class members who could not attend were Elizabeth “Day” Cullison of Danville, Ill., Donna “Garvey” Lind of La Crosse and Shirley Lewig of Montana.

Above is a photo of the Wauzeka High School Class of 1945 taken on graduation day, May 24, 1945. Not all class members are present.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Wauzeka High School Class of 1945 held its 70th class reunion on Wednesday, July 8, with a nice lunch at Huckleberry’s Restaurant in Prairie du Chien.

Thu
09
Jul

Seneca Ridge and Valley Rally to be non-stop fun July 11

By Erin Martin, Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout

For the spectators lining Highway 27 at 11 a.m. on July 11 in Seneca, there will be a moment when the line of tractors stretches to the southwest, breaching the horizon created by the hill on the way out of town. It’s an iconic moment of farming pride that can only be seen at the annual Ridge and Valley Rally parade.

Chris and Tammy Olson, the third generation owners and operators of Olson Feed Service, will serve as this year’s King and Queen of the rally.

But things get underway much earlier in the day. Each year’s rally begins with a 5K/10K walk-run at 7:30 a.m. The top three male and female runners in the 5K and 10K will receive medals.

The parade line-up goes on until a half-hour before the event. Entry is only $10 per person and $5 for children 14 and under.

The race begins and ends between the Seneca School softball and baseball fields on Taylor Ridge Road.

Wed
08
Jul

Hibbett Sports


Above is a view of the inside of a typical Hibbett Sports store. (Photo submitted)

 

Hibbett Sports store 

coming to Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., is pleased to announce the execution of a lease for a new store in the Prairie du Chien area.

Wed
08
Jul

State Aid for Area Schools

 

PdC, Seneca school districts 

may see drop in aid; River Ridge and 

Wauzeka-Steuben may get increase

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
07
Jul

Maryland 4-H visit Wisconsin 4-H in exchange program

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The group of 4-Hers posed for a smile on their adventures front row: David Degreenia (left), Joe Whittington, Matt Walz, Beth Bohringer and Kendra Jentz; middle row: Stephanie Groat, Lexi Solley, Sam Barlage, Bea Mumm and Shannon McCabe; back row: Lauren Yearous, Katelyn Zenz, Matt Reimer, Amber Patterson, Maura McCabe, Jenna Whittington and Tova Lindberg. (Submitted photos)

By Addison Mumm

Visiting a different part of America, some Maryland 4-Hers got a good taste of fresh cheese, the best milk and some Wisconsin adventures. Grant County 4-Hers hosted nine Marylanders for a week. On their week agenda in Wisconsin was tubing on the river, touring dairy farms, visiting Wisconsin Dells and, of course, a trip to Culver’s.

Each 4-H group signed up online for a few states they wished they could visit. The Wisconsin group emailed the Maryland group first. When each group agreed to visit the other, the dates were chosen, times were marked and schedules were created.
The Marylanders arrived in Wisconsin on June 23, in Milwaukee. The group traveled to Madison where they met up with the Grant County 4-Hers and took a stroll up and down State Street. From Madison, the Marylanders headed to Grant County to see their Wisconsin homes. The following day, they began their Wisconsin experience.

Tue
07
Jul

Siblings achieve academic excellence

By Addison Mumm

Siblings have a constant rivalry that never fades away. The Miller siblings, from Prairie du Chien, have reached a new level for “family competition.” Both Amber Miller-Adamany and Jacob Miller have gone above and beyond with their education. Jacob is now in Chile working on his dissertation and Amber is conducting important research for a better ecosystem.

Mon
06
Jul

Eastman Independence Day celebrations fun for all


Area kids were able to catch some serious air on the free rides during the Eastman Fourth of July celebration held this weekend. (Photos by Caitlin Bittner and Kim Corpian)

The dunk tank was a popular attraction even if you didn’t quite hit the mark.

Supporters of Rep. Ron Kind handed out the American flag to many of the parade’s young spectators. For more photos, find the Courier Press on Facebook.

This dirt biker rode the parade route astounding the crowd with his stunts and tricks.
Mon
06
Jul

‘That’ll be the day’ July 16

Johnny Rogers’ “Buddy and Beyond” tour will visit Prairie du Chien Thursday, July 16 at Huckleberry’s. This concert will highlight the great oldies, bring back memories and get your feet tappin’ to the beat.

The Jim Juve Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Production will have musical pieces from Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis, The Beatles and more. Performer Johnny Rogers is especially good at Buddy Holly impressions, so good Buddy’s immediate family and band endorse him. Rogers knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life after his radio personality father gave him a guitar for Christmas and “Rave On” hit the radio; he wanted to be like Buddy. He performs these concerts in honor and tribute of the rock ‘n’ roll legends.

There is a limited number of tickets for the 1956 Buddy Holly Summer Dance Tour at Huckleberry’s, July 16. For more information and reservations, call Huckleberry’s at 326-5488

Mon
06
Jul

PdC to get a little crazy July 22-26

Take advantage of the ridiculous savings at area business during Prairie du Chien’s annual Crazy Days event from July 22-26.

The event will be held a week later than usual, but it still promises all the sales and deals a shopper could hope for.

Mon
06
Jul

2-year-old girl pulled from Mississippi River has died

GRANT COUNTY—A 2-year-old girl from Waterloo, Iowa, died after being pulled from the Mississippi River Saturday among some islands on the Wisconsin side, across from Waupeton, Iowa.

Bryle Morgan was transported by Sherrill Ambulance to Mercy Medical Center Dubuque, then flown to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She died early Sunday morning, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

The girl was preparing for a group photograph with her family at approximately 5:05 p.m., when she and her mother returned to a boat to retrieve an item, according to a sheriff’s department news release. When the mother got out of the boat, she noticed the girl was missing and the family began to search.

The girl was found under a boat in the water. She was immediately pulled from the water and rescue efforts were started.

Bryle was wearing a life jacket prior to the incident, but it was removed prior to taking the group picture.

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