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Mon
23
Sep

Pop-Up Shop sign-up urged this week

Ever wanted to start your own business? Now’s the time

 

Prairie du Chien Main Street announced its new Pop-Up Shop program earlier this month. It’s an essentially risk-free, immediate offering to local entrepreneurs who want to open up a business for three months—in October and through Dec. 31.

The program will partner a few local entrepreneurs with downtown commercial landlords, with most supportive costs and marketing assistance falling into the hands of PdC Main Street, in collaboration with Couleecap, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Viroqua Chamber Main Street. There will be a rent discount offered to landlords, who will benefit by having this three-month “open house” of sorts on their property.

Fri
20
Sep

Klema, Scherer top ‘fair story’ contest

Sue Klema was the Grand Champion winner of the Crawford County Fair’s “Every Person Has a Fair Story” writing contest. Sue’s story will be entered into the state contest at the state fair convention in January.

The Reserve Grand Champion honor went to Wendy Whitney-Scherer.

 

Glory in the Showring

By Sue Klema

I grew up showing Holstein cattle at the Crawford County fair, so when my husband, Arnie, brought home a Jersey cow from the UW-Platteville sale, I didn’t know what to think. Who would have thought that I would fall for this lovely breed? We have had the pleasure of being in the presence of many of these amazing animals with the beautiful eyes and gentle souls.

Fri
20
Sep

Deb (Trehey) Foster

Deb (Trehey) Foster, loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 65. 

She was born in Seneca, on April 17, 1954. 

Deb will be forever remembered by her husband, Bob; their four wonderful children, Joe (Meghan) Foster, Chuck (Katie) Foster, Kristin (Josh) Pyzik, Jill (Matt) Sears; by her mother, Marilyn Trehey; and her beloved grandchildren, Brynley, Lewis, Weston, Theodore, Helen, Lincoln, Walter and Maelie. Other surviving family members include her siblings, Susie (Albert) Patten, Sandy (John) Davies, David (Nancy) Trehey, Mary Jo (Greg) Palmer, Marcia (Todd) Hanson, Mike (Peg) Trehey; and sister-in-law, Teri (Jim) Off. Deb will also be remembered by the rest of her extended family and many dear friends. 

Thu
19
Sep

Kickapoo predicted to flood

 

The Kickapoo River is expected to have minor flooding in Crawford County within the next few days, according to the National Weather Service in La Crosse.

The river at Soldiers Grove was at 8.63 feet on Sept. 19 and is predicted to reach 14.3 feet on Sept. 21. The river is then expected to recede rapidly. Minor flood stage at Soldiers Grove is 13 feet.

Wed
18
Sep

John T. 'Bud' Hying III

John T. “Bud” Hying, III, 70, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at his home. 

He was born on Feb. 25, 1949, the son of John and Jeanne (Sinholdt) Hying. 

Wed
18
Sep

Work readying new 4th Ward Marina for 2020

Earthmoving and work to reestablish the city of Prairie du Chien’s marina property has been visible at the new 4th Ward Marina over the past few weeks. Blair Dillman has an agreement with the city to offer boating services along the marina. 

According to advertisement in the Courier Press, the marina will have covered boat slips available for the 2020 season and reservations are now being taken. For more information and reservations, contact Barron Dillman at 326-2141. 

Wed
18
Sep

Wauzeka man sets citizen recycling example for community


Mike Mullikin stands on his rural Wauzeka farm among the loads of recyclables he personally collected from mainly two events in his community this summer. He encourages the public to do their part toward citizen recycling efforts and taking care of the earth. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

Mike Mullikin took it upon himself this summer to enact a citizen recycling project in the community of Wauzeka. 

He was noticing overflowing dumpsters, specifically at village summer rec activities, that had just as many recyclables in them as actual garbage. He felt compelled to do his part in taking care of the earth.

“I keep seeing these stories about plastic in the ocean and how our landfills are filling up. These materials don’t decompose very well,” he noted. “A little encouragement could go a long way toward keeping some of this stuff out of the landfills.”

Wed
18
Sep

PdC volleyball at Seneca Tournament


The Lady Hawks’ Emma Konichek sends the ball back in the Seneca Tournament. (Photos by Charley Preusser, Crawford County Independent and Kickapoo Scout)

Macey Banasik digs up a spike during the Seneca Tournament.

 

The Prairie du Chien volleyball team traveled to Seneca on Saturday, Sept. 14 to compete in an eight-team tournament. 

The girls started the day off against Shullsburg. Shullsburg took the first set, but the Hawks rallied back to take the second set. In the third and deciding set, Shullsburg jumped out to an early lead due to errors and the girls couldn’t fight their way back. Shullsburg won 2-1. 

Wed
18
Sep

Local contractors still fighting to get paid for Lawler School Lofts project

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Numerous Prairie du Chien and area contractors who worked on the $8.7 million Lawler School Lofts project are still quite angry and still fighting to get paid, more than a year later. Lawler School Lofts is a 40-unit apartment complex. It was the former Wyalusing Academy and is located at 601 S. Beaumont Road in Prairie du Chien.

Wed
18
Sep

Two arrested for drugs

On Sept. 14, at 3:32 a.m., a deputy of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office observed a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis turn off of S. Main Street and drive against traffic on W. Wisconsin Street (one-way street), in the city of Prairie du Chien.   

The deputy made contact with the driver, Samuel H. Hirsch, 44, Waterloo, Iowa. Hirsch exhibited signs of drug-related impairment and nervousness while speaking with the deputy. A woman passenger was asked to exit the vehicle for further questioning. Upon doing so, the woman passenger exhibited signs of nervousness and refused to identify herself. However, a second deputy arrived on scene and was able to identify her as Goldie L. Farmer, 20, Prairie du Chien. It was determined that Farmer had active arrest warrants through Crawford and Grant counties.

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