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Oct

Mississippi River floods again, causes road closures


The road to the St. Feriole Slough Boat Landing is under water, along with the surrounding property, including land near the Prairie du Chien Marina. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

According to the National Weather Service, the Mississippi River at McGregor crested at 16.77 feet on Saturday. Flood stage is 16 feet. The river is expected to drop slowly.

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14
Oct

County N beginning to take shape, Spring Lake Inn doing well despite construction


County N at the intersection with Highway 35 and going up the hill is beginning to take shape. The new turnoff onto County N from Highway 35 will be behind the Spring Lake Inn Motel. Customers of Spring Lake Inn Restaurant can turn off of Highway 35, drive into the construction zone (above) for a short distance behind and around the motel and into the normal parking area. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The County N reconstruction project in Crawford County is beginning to take shape, especially at its intersection with Highway 35 and going up the hill.

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Oct

Mary M. Stevenson

Mary M. Stevenson, 82, of Gays Mills, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at home after a short battle with cancer. 

Mary was born April 25, 1937, to Melvin and Anna (Anderson) Swenson. 

In 1954, she was united with Stanley Stevenson into marriage that lasted 65 years. She loved to play cards and loved to cook especially for company. She was a hardworking housewife and helped with farm chores. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Mon
14
Oct

Mary C. Benoy

Mary C. Benoy, 79, of Middleton and formerly of Prairie du Chien, entered into Eternal Life on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the UW-Madison Hospital and Clinics due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

She was born on April 28, 1940, in Crawford County, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Garvey) Heisz. 

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14
Oct

Eleanor A. Chamberlain

Eleanor A. Chamberlain, 94, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully on Oct 7, 2019 at Prairie Maison Nursing Home. Eleanor was born June 13, 1925, in Mt. Ida, the daughter of Juanita McGraw and William Howell. 

She graduated from Fennimore High School, the class of 1942. Eleanor married Paul James Chamberlain, of Boscobel, on June 6, 1942, and they made their home in Boscobel for many years. 

Mon
14
Oct

Shops may still ‘pop up’ this holiday season

By Correne Martin

The opportunity to have a Pop-Up Shop or two in downtown Prairie du Chien this holiday season is still a possibility. 

Prairie du Chien Main Street, Crawford County Community Development, Couleecap and Wisconsin Economic Development are working intensely—with two landlords and three entrepreneurs who’ve submitted applications—toward getting one or a couple small businesses in place as soon as possible, according to Jessica Spayde, Crawford County Community Development Extension Educator.

The goals would be to not only provide a solid support system for a determined entrepreneur and secure income for a landlord, but to also add to the current local shopping options and stimulate commerce in the downtown.

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14
Oct

Shop in Prairie, McGregor Oct. 18-19, earn easy money for your school

By Correne Martin

Get easy money for your school, while buying Christmas presents and shopping local, this Friday and Saturday in Prairie du Chien and McGregor.

If you were planning to make a large purchase—such as a new appliance, cell phone, home decor or Packer apparel—this is the weekend to do it. 

The We Buy Nearby-Shop for Schools promotion is happening once again and 15 local merchants are generously offering to donate a percentage of most sales to the school of your choice. The business community urges participating schools to spread the word and remind families to get going on those holiday purchases.

Mon
14
Oct

10th year for PdC Oktoberfest

By Correne Martin

Whether you’re German in ethnicity or only for the day, the 10th Annual Oktoberfest is a must-see growing celebration of German heritage in Prairie du Chien.

A parade, live music, family-friendly activities and contests, authentic beer and food highlight the fun at the St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the largest event in Prairie du Chien where all the proceeds benefit the Memorial Gardens, according to parks and rec director Mike Ulrich.  Average attendance is over 3,000 people. 

Wed
09
Oct

Hillmen defeat Blackhawks' soccer


Landon Kohler (10) steals the ball from a Platteville-Lancaster player on the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Joey Gourdin (20) pressures a Platteville-Lancaster player Tuesday afternoon.

Prairie’s Landon Kohler (10) heads the ball forward versus Platteville-Lancaster.

The Blackhawks’ Jayce Sexton (4) goes after the ball and heads upfield Tuesday.

Caleb Brainard (1) of Prairie du Chien gets the ball away from a Platteville-Lancaster opponent Tuesday afternoon at Bluff View.

The Blackhawks’ Brandon Hanger (3) battles against Platteville-Lancaster.

 

It was a beautiful evening for soccer Tuesday at the Bluff View field versus powerhouse Platteville-Lancaster.

The pregame ceremony honored the dedication and hard work of the Prairie United Youth Soccer Program. Players from each team were escorted to center field for introductions and the National Anthem in true World Cup fashion, hand in hand with the youth players.  

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Oct

Kennedy in Prairie Sectional


Prairie du Chien’s Allison Kennedy hits a nice drive on hole one at the Prairie du Chien Sectional Tuesday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Allison Kennedy watches her birdie attempt from about 25 feet on the first green.

Allison Kennedy watches her second putt on the first green Tuesday.

 

Allison Kennedy played good but not quite good enough in the WIAA Sectional tournament, played at the Prairie du Chien Country Club, to move on to the State Tournament at University Ridge in Madison. 

The Ladyhawk golfer stayed focused throughout her round but struggled on the front nine shooting a 59. Allison started out fast on the back nine but got into some trouble along the way. She still improved her score with a 56 for a 115 total.

Playing in her first sectional, Allison handled the pressure extremely well and kept her composure throughout the round. The sectional experience will only make her better as she continues to mature and her game gets stronger and more consistent.

Top-ranked Edgewood-Sacred Heart won the sectional championship with a team score of 351 and will move on to Madison to defend last year’s Division 2 state title. Osseo-Fairchild/Fall Creek came in second with a team score of 403.

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