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Suzanne M. “Susie” Walker March 18, 1950 - February 22, 2021

Suzanne M. “Susie” Walker, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born on March 18, 1950, to Gertrude and Ervin Walker in Seneca, the youngest of four girls. She worked at many different jobs over the years, including Tony’s Grill and McGregor Electronics before settling in at 3M in Prairie du Chien. She worked primarily at the old 3M plant, which is now the site of the county offices, for 34 years, retiring 12 years ago. Susie had a special place in her heart for animals and had many pets over the years including fish, birds, cats, and dogs. Her pets were like her children and she loved each of them dearly.

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Terrance R. Powers March 21, 1940 - February 21, 2021

Terrance R. “Terry” Powers, 80, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 after his battle with dementia. 

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Two Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnasts heading to State Meet


Two Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnasts qualified for the State Gymnastics Meet to be held in Onalaska on Feb. 27. Madilyn Fisher is on left and Alyssa Schoepp is on the right. Fisher will compete on the vault. She placed fifth at the sectional meet with a score of 9.15. Schoepp will compete on the floor exercise. She placed fourth at the sectional with a score of 9.025.

Madison Otts performs in the floor exercise at the sectional meet. Otts added a more difficult leap pass and a tumbling pass for the sectional.

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Onalaska for the Sectional Meet. 

The team placed seventh with the second-highest score of the season, 123.95. River Falls placed first with a score of 140.90. Sparta finished in second place with a score of 136.225. 

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Prairie du Chien wrestlers 2nd at State Team Tournament


The Prairie du Chien wrestling team displays their State Runnerup trophy. Team members are, front row: Bryce Priebe, Brogan Brewer, Drake Ingham, Maddox Cejka, Ryder Koenig, Rhett Koenig, Luke Kramer, Kurt Wall, Ty Wagner, Mason Baumgartner, Mason Idhe, and Aydan Ihde. Back row: Coach Cory Koenig, Coach Jon Quamme, Coach Jake Heuston, Head Coach Mike Rogge, Drew Hird, Christian Black, Matt Rogge, Bradyn Saint, Chase Fisher, Chad Achenbach, Kyle Quick, Jayden Johnson, Sheyenne Ronnfeldt, Manager Gabey Lenzendorf, Coach Nick Rogge, Coach Ryan Saint, and Coach Traeton Saint.

Senior Jayden Johnson works to take down his Amery opponent in the 285# match.

Senior Chase Fisher uses a wing with a far side wrist as he works to turn his Amery opponent at 170#. Fisher would record a 10-2 major decision.

Senior Matt Rogge applies tight pressure as he rides his Winneconne opponent. Rogge would win by fall.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Adams/Friendship was the host of the WIAA D2 Team State Wrestling Championships. PDC was in the tournament for the second straight year, and were looking to make some noise following last year’s one point loss in the semifinals. The four teams at State were made up of some very good wrestlers, many of them State Champs, Placewinners, and Qualifiers. Here’s a quick reference as to just how good these teams are:

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Harville case may be resolved without a trial

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Criminal Justice Academy gives PdC students a boost

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Prairie du Chien St. Patrick’s Day parade is not happening again because of COVID

By Correne Martin

 

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Wisconsin state officer says FFA can truly make life better


The Wisconsin FFA State Officers hold over 200 letters saying ‘thank you’ to farmers during a community service activity as part of their fall leadership workshop. Section 4 State Treasurer Kendra Jentz, a Bloomington native, is pictured front, center. (Submitted photos)

By Correne Martin

 

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Wisconsin Great River Road is now an All American Road


With the new designation of an All American Road, the Great River Road through southwest Wisconsin is poised to welcome even more national and international travelers than it has in the past. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

 

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Suzanne 'Susie' Walker

Suzanne M. “Susie” Walker, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born on March 18, 1950, to Gertrude and Ervin Walker in Seneca, the youngest of four girls. She worked at many different jobs over the years, including Tony's Grill and McGregor Electronics before settling in at 3M in Prairie du Chien. She worked primarily at the old 3M plant, which is now the site of the county offices, for 34 years, retiring 12 years ago. Susie had a special place in her heart for animals and had many pets over the years including fish, birds, cats, and dogs.

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