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May

Final plans underway at Crossing Rivers


The new Crossing Rivers Health medical center on Highway 18 is nearly ready for occupancy. A grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 8:45 a.m. Providers and staff will welcome patients in mid-June.

“We’re on the home stretch of the construction of the new Crossing Rivers Health medical center. The final touches are being completed as the project enters its last month,” stated Bill Sexton, chief executive officer, recently. “We hope to be granted occupancy in the next few days. We’ve done a tremendous amount of planning, which will guide us through what we expect to be a well-orchestrated move from our current location on Taylor Street to the new medical center on U.S. Highway 18, across from the Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport.”

Mon
18
May

PdC gift shop going out of business after 23 years


Lucille Berns, of Avalo Designs, proudly stands amid a few of the creations she and her husband, Avalo or “Al,” handmade over the years. Avalo Designs is going out of business after 23 years at their little gift shop in Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

As times have evolved over the past 23 years, so has the collection of unique merchandise at Avalo Designs in Prairie du Chien. Lucille and Avalo “Al” Berns have sold handmade wooden creations, religious and inspirational gifts, framed pictures and more at their retail store all those years. But, since they’ve continued working well past retirement age, and they’re ready for a well-deserved break, the time has come to go out of business. A storewide sale is going on now until an undetermined date, when they will hold a garage sale to further disperse of the retail.

“We have mixed feelings (about closing) after being here so long,” Lucille said. “We’ve gotten to know such nice people over the years, but we’re getting older and I’m tired of getting up every morning.”

Mon
18
May

Catherine L. Walsh

 

Catherine L. Walsh, 63, of Dodgeville formerly of Muscoda died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Sunnyside West. 

She was born Feb. 21, 1952 in Richland Center the daughter of Parnell ‘Ned’ and Julia (Schumacher) Walsh. Cathy enjoyed music, dancing and spending time with family.

Mon
18
May

Jeffrey A. Marx

 

Jeffrey A. Marx, 48, of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, May 15, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Oct. 3, 1966 in Prairie du Chien the son of James and Judy (Benoy) Marx. Jeff worked as a foreman for Cleary Buildings in Prairie du Chien. 

Thu
14
May

Lt. Col. Leroy E. (Roy) Bunders (USA-Ret)

 

Lt. Col. Leroy E. (Roy) Bunders (USA-Ret) of Poquoson, Va. died May 1, at the VA Hospital in Hampton, Va.

Roy was born Jan. 26, 1931 in Wauzeka to Louise (Schneider) Bunders and Charles Bunders.

Roy was a graduate of Prairie du Chien High School. He enlisted in the Army on Nov. 1, 1948 and while serving in the Korean War, was awarded a battlefield commission as a Second Lieutenant. He earned many medals and citations during his years of military service. 

Thu
14
May

Betty N. Allert

 

Betty N. Allert, 89, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Wednesday, May 13, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. She was born Oct. 1, 1925 in McGregor the daughter of Fred and Jessie (Vaughn) Bachtell. She was married to LaVerne Allert who preceded her in death. Betty worked at the McGregor Pharmacy for over 40 years and was an active member of the McGregor United Methodist Church. 

Wed
13
May

Main Street under construction

Iverson Construction proceeded with the milling and asphalt overlay project on North Main Street in Prairie du Chien early Tuesday morning. The project is going well according to the street department and, because of the progress they are making, the milling of South 9th Street, from Parrish to Wells, and Broadway Street, from Marquette to 10th Street, began Tuesday afternoon. Please plan alternate routes in these construction areas. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Wed
13
May

Wauzeka-Steuben over Seneca


Seneca’s Haley Wall delivers a pitch with a Hornet runner on second base Monday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca throws to first for the out against visiting Wauzeka-Steuben Monday.

The Wauzeka-Steuben runner takes a good lead off of third base while watching a throw to first by the Seneca catcher.

 

Wauzeka-Steuben 

bests Seneca girls

Seneca hosted Wauzeka-Steuben (WS) Monday night in conference softball action.  WS took the lead with Jadyn Sander getting on base with a single to center, stealing second and both Sander and Molly Heisz scoring on Seneca errors.  

Wed
13
May

New greenhouses to offer locally-grown, off-season produce in Prairie du Chien


The footings for the two new greenhouses were placed Monday behind the existing greenhouse on the Opportunity Center/Sharing Spaces grounds in Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Ground was broken last week for the Opportunity Center’s newest project: two hydroponic greenhouses, in which tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, and possibly some other produce, will be grown out of season.

By Correne Martin

Locally-grown tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries will soon be available year-round at area food co-ops, thanks to two new greenhouses going up at the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien. These products will be grown by way of two different hydroponic systems inside the pair of greenhouses standing 30  by 100 feet each. The facilities are currently under construction—ground was broken last week—behind the center’s existing 22- by 75-foot greenhouse, which will remain in use for vegetables in season.

The new greenhouses are funded by numerous grants and donations as well as a small loan.

One of the main purposes of this project is to create additional duties for Opportunity Center clients, specifically jobs outside of the work center facility—as community-based employment is a high priority for them.

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13
May

Seneca boys top Wauzeka-Steuben


Seneca’s Gavin Greene struck out 11 Wauzeka-Steuben batters Monday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Tyler Zach dives back to first base on a pick-off attempt but Wauzeka-Steuben’s Brady Krachey has the ball waiting and tags Zach out.

 

Seneca tops Wauzeka-Steuben

Eric Konichek went 4x4 at the plate, helping the Indians to a 7-2 victory over Wauzeka-Steuben on Monday.

He tripled in the second inning and singled in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.

Gavin Greene kept contact to a minimum, striking out 11 Wauzeka-Steuben batters. Greene allowed two earned runs on five hits and five walks over seven innings.

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