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Wed
15
Jan

Inmate stabs officer

The Boscobel inmate who has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for assaulting two correctional officers at Boscobel Gundersen Hospital last June shanked another officer Monday at the Boscobel prison.

Wisconsin Secure Program Facility inmate Dexter Ewing, 48, of Milwaukee, has been held in segregation since the June 25 attacks, but has refused to come out of his cell for the past two months. On Monday, two correctional officers were directed to conduct a forced removal, and that’s when the attack occurred with a homemade weapon Ewing fashioned in his cell.

The officer was stabbed in the neck, but his partner was able to push Ewing away and avoid serious or fatal injuries, according to sources that wished to remain anonymous.

Wed
15
Jan

Get after your goals: Fitness testimonials from friends, neighbors

Prairie du Chien’s Hoffman Hall offers a myriad of fitness and aquatics classes over the winter. What follows is a sampling of the courses, instructors and participant testimonials about their results and experiences.

Yoga—taught by Connie Hudson, who started yoga practice in 2006 and has evolved to leading Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga: “A Hatha flow combines breath with movement in active physical postures. A Yin flow is a gentler practice that allows us to work the deeper tissues of the body. All yoga poses can be modified so you can practice throughout your lifetime. Yoga makes me feel good and I enjoy sharing both practices.”

“Yoga class is relaxing and calming after a long day at work” – L.B.

Wed
15
Jan

FFA Pick a Pack program receives numerous donations

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

It was noted at the Prairie du Chien School Board meeting Monday night that numerous donations have been made to benefit the fledgling FFA Pick a Pack program. 

Wed
15
Jan

Former Prairie du Chien student enjoying acting career


Amy Malcom in a scene in “Southern Gothic” with Windy City Playhouse in 2019. (Photo submitted)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A Prairie du Chien High School alumnus has made a nice career for herself in the somewhat unusual vocation of actress, and text and vocal coach. Amy Malcom, a 2004 graduate, said acting is challenging but can also be quite gratifying.

Wed
15
Jan

High school rain garden project receives a boost


This is the area where the first rain garden will be created behind the Performing Arts Center at the high school.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There has been some good news recently for the rain garden project underway at Prairie du Chien High School.

Teacher Diane Colburn said that because of the article published in the Courier Press on Dec. 11, a donor has come forward to help with the project.

Fri
10
Jan

Eric Troendle

Eric Troendle, 42, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. 

Eric Lee was born May 26, 1977, to Steven and Kate (Farley) Troendle in Waukon, Iowa. 

Fri
10
Jan

Judith Ann Rodenberg

Judith Ann Rodenberg, 80, of Marquette, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. 

Judith Ann was born Nov. 13, 1939, to Alfred and Alice (Carlson) Siegele in McGregor, Iowa.

She graduated from McGregor High School. Judith was united in marriage with Frank Rodenberg on June 1, 1957, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. Judy worked at McGregor Electronics for many years. 

Thu
09
Jan

Salvation Army Red Kettles bring In over $23,000

By Correne Martin

 

The numbers are in, and the Crawford County Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign collected $23,372 between Nov. 29 and Dec. 24, 2019. This met the organization’s goal and was up $415 over the previous year, according to Jen Kapinus, coordinator. 

“This is great, as we lost a week of bell ringing due to Thanksgiving being a week late, we didn’t have as many bell ringers as usual, and I think there were fewer people in stores in general,” Kapinus said. “With one week to go, we were $13,000 short of our goal, but people came through and were very generous this year.”

Thu
09
Jan

Traffic stop results in multiple operating and drug charges for 2 men

On Thursday, Jan. 2, at approximately 6:41 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Cadillac for a traffic violation on the 200 block of North Beaumont Road. During the course of the traffic stop, suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an unknown white powdery substance was located from an occupant that was in the vehicle. 

Thu
09
Jan

Workforce, senior housing key desires expressed at first Blackhawk Junction redevelopment meeting

Also suggested: Inventive, service-focused businesses and neighborhood hub with greenspace

By Correne Martin

 

“We’re at least a year and a half from getting shovels in the ground,” stated Economic Analyst Dan Johns, representing the city of Prairie du Chien’s planning consultant, at the Blackhawk Junction redevelopment public visioning session Monday night at city hall. 

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