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Mon
04
May

PdC Half Marathon


Three competitors run along South Beaumont Road in the Prairie du Chien Half Marathon Saturday morning. The event also included a 5K run/walk. All of the participants, sponsors, and volunteers are greatly appreciated by race organizers. Overall half marathon winners were Steve Slade, of Appleton, 1:24.28; and Amber Uhlenhake, of Spring Valley, 1:31.29. Overall 5K winners were Darren Standorf, of Elk Mound, 18:47; and Britta Rotering of Trempealeau, 22:03. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dean Schultz of Clayton, Iowa keeps up his pace.

Jill Lodahl of Dodgeville cruises along South Beaumont Road.
Mon
04
May

Prairie du Chien Softball


Kelsey Achenbach tags the River Valley runner who was safe at second base.

Pitcher Lauren Nicholson fields a slow roller and fires to first for the out Friday afternoon against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Pinch runner Molly Mason takes a huge lead off of second base against River Valley.

 

River Valley and Westby defeat Prairie du Chien

Prairie du Chien lost to visiting River Valley 9-1 in nine innings in an SWC softball game Friday afternoon. 

River Valley got on the board first with a run in the top of the fourth inning to go ahead 1-0. 

Prairie tied the pitcher’s duel with a run in the bottom of the sixth. 

Mon
04
May

Citizens Academy to give insight into police officer duties

Interested individuals must apply by May 25

 

By Correne Martin

 

Mon
04
May

Enjoy a night out and help kick cancer to the curb


Jaaren Riebe (left), representing the Prairie du Chien Class of 1986, recently presented a donation for $500 to Mary Ann Heisz, of the Great River Relay For Life to be used toward the Cancer Kickin’ Concert on May 9 in Prairie du Chien.

By Correne Martin

 

The Great River Relay For Life is hosting a Cancer Kickin’ Concert Saturday, May 9, from 7 to 11 p.m., at Huckleberry’s Banquet Facility in Prairie du Chien. The Back Home Boys will entertain the crowd throughout the evening and, about halfway through their set, there will be an auction. The highlight of the auction is a 2014-15 Wisconsin Badgers men’s autographed basketball. 

 

Mon
04
May

Help those in need via P.O. food drive

By Correne Martin

 

Support the local food pantry and help “Stamp Out Hunger” again this year by donating a bag of non-perishable food to the Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday, May 9. Sponsored by the United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers and Feeding America, residents of southwest Wisconsin are encouraged to give what they can to help those in need.

 

Mon
04
May

Leah Jane Koch

 

Leah Jane Koch, 35, died Friday, May 1, at the Dove Healthcare Center in Eau Claire. She passed in the loving arms of her mother and husband after a long and difficult battle with brain cancer.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1980 in La Crosse to Lenny and KarLen (Gifford) Heisz.

Mon
04
May

Diane M. Cathman

 

Diane M. Cathman, 57, of Bagley, passed away on Monday, May 1, at Golden Living Center in Randolph, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Mon
04
May

Leary E. Peterson

 

Leary E. Peterson passed away peacefully on May 1, in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
29
Apr

Prairie Soccer Girls


Prairie du Chien’s Anel Lamadrid (9) and goalie Mallory Fulcher (5) turn back a River Valley attack Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie’s Courtney Pattison (6) and Stephanie Olson (1) go after a loose ball against visiting River Valley Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie du Chien’s Taylor Hendrickson (21) battles for the ball against visiting River Valley Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Prairie 

soccer team 

working hard

Last night the Prairie du Chien girls soccer team played against River Valley. Although the score (10-0) did not favor Prairie, the girls never quit and worked to get a couple of good drives to the net. 

Wed
29
Apr

Sand Loading Site


The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad has been constructing a sand loading facility that will be used by the Pattison Sand Company. The two silos in the upper left portion of the photo can hold 250 tons of sand each. The new equipment being installed will be inside a building when the project is complete. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

WSOR building a sand loading facility for Pattison

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There has been a lot of activity and several new structures installed in recent weeks at the Pattison Sand Company loading site along the Highway 18 Bypass in Prairie du Chien.

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