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Harold B. Dull

Harold B. Dull, 97, of Soldiers Grove, died peacefully at home on Friday, Dec 27, 2019.

Harold was born on July 3, 1922, in Soldiers Grove, to Earl Edward Dull and Anna Bell (Bailey) Dull. He attended Soldiers Grove grade school and high school and graduated in 1941. 

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Local basketball teams partner with public health for Suicide Prevention Nights

Crawford County Public Health is announcing Suicide Prevention Basketball Nights at North Crawford, Prairie du Chien and Seneca Schools in January. 

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. 

“Suicide is preventable. Studies show that when people feel connected and have social ties, their risk of suicide goes down,” said Sonya Lenzendorf, Health Educator with Crawford County Public Health. 

Individuals, families and communities all play a role in creating opportunities for people to feel connected and a sense of belonging. 

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Dec

Wauzeka woman shoots boyfriend

On Dec. 24 at 11:56 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from Cheryl L. Lippitt, 50, Industrial Drive in the village of Wauzeka. Lippitt said she had just shot her live-in boyfriend Harold P. Schuh, 50, and he was inside their residence on Industrial Drive.  

Deputies responded and found Schuh laying on the living room floor. Schuh was conscious and told deputies that he had been shot in the arm and stomach. Deputies found a .45 caliber handgun in the residence which is suspected to be the weapon Lippitt used to shoot Schuh. Schuh was transported to the Boscobel Hospital and transferred to UW Hospital in Madison where he is in stable condition.  

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Dec

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at PdCHS


The Zhong Yi Kung Fu troupe, from Madison, will be the main performers during the PdCHS Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 4.

By Correne Martin

 

A few days after the American New Year, the Prairie du Chien High School Asia Society will celebrate the Chinese New Year. On Saturday, Jan. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., students and teachers will welcome the community for this semi-annual festival. There is no fee to attend, though Chinese cuisine will be available for purchase.

Fun-seekers of all ages can enjoy free activities and crafts, like ink blowing art, from 10:30 to 11:45, said PdC Chinese teacher Adam Stout.

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27
Dec

City seeking public input on redevelopment of Blackhawk Junction

After more than five years of declining occupancy and deterioration at the Blackhawk Junction shopping center, the city of Prairie du Chien and its Redevelopment Authority (RDA) are leading a detailed planning process to facilitate the eventual redevelopment of the site at 700 E. Blackhawk Ave.  

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27
Dec

Courier Press changing to once weekly

By Correne Martin

The Courier Press is your community newspaper. It has been for 171 years. And since 1966, it has been published twice a week, in tabloid format. 

Starting with the first issue in January 2020, however, the twin weekly will become a single weekly newspaper, circulated solely on Wednesdays. The Courier Press and its owner, Morris Newspaper Corporation (MNC) of Wisconsin, have decided to forego the Monday edition. This change will allow us to deliver one convenient package of trusted, hyper-local news and advertising to our loyal readers—on the news stands Wednesdays and in the mail on Thursdays.

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27
Dec

Operation Santa assists more than 135 families with community’s help


Milo and Blaine Connor, of Milo’s Towing, stand with all of the toys they collected through community donations toward Operation Santa in Crawford County this holiday season. They were just one of many businesses and organizations that made the Rotary Club-led program a success once again in 2019.(Photo by Gary Howe)

By Correne Martin

 

Many helping hands and generous hearts came together for the 2019 Operation Santa in Crawford County, bringing Christmas to over 135 families in need, including more than 170 children, this holiday season.

Spearheaded by the Prairie du Chien Rotary Club for the second year, numerous businesses and organizations played a large part in this endeavor as well. Thanks to cash, gift, food and clothing donations, the families received basically everything needed to cook and serve a holiday meal, and they took home miscellaneous necessities, items of comfort, along with toys.

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Dec

Maureen P. Ronewicz

Maureen P. Ronewicz, 62, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec 23, 2019, at her home following a brief illness.  

She was born Jan 12, 1957, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Faye (Johnson) McInerney.  

Maureen took pride as a teacher for the State of Wisconsin at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution. She was a career student, a loving sister and was loved especially by a granddaughter Angel Lucas.  

She is survived by her son, Brian Ronewicz; her brother, Michael (Jeanie) McInerney, of Cadillac, Mich.; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

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Junior Achievement introduced at Bluff View


Jamie Stram of Fidelity Bank teaches part of the Junior Achievement program to seventh graders in Mr. Plomedahl’s class recently. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Junior Achievement program is new to the Prairie du Chien School District this school year and is being conducted by seventh grade teacher Bob Plomedahl and eighth grade teacher Dale Hanson at Bluff View Intermediate School.

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Dec

Prairie du Chien grapplers beat Lancaster


Kurt Wall of Prairie du Chien gains an advantage versus Dustin Tydrich in their 132-pound match Thursday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Ryder Koenig of Prairie du Chien takes down Joe Esser of Lancaster in their 106-pound match.

Prairie du Chien traveled to Lancaster for the SWC opener on Thursday, Dec. 19. The #3 ranked team in the state Blackhawks would be victorious over Lancaster by a score of 34-27. The dual started at 113#, where Rhett Koenig would battle Lancaster's returning State Runner up from a year ago. In a tight match, Lancaster would win 8-7. At 120#, Maddox Cejka would work his opponent over with four takedowns and a couple of near fall combinations for a 14-4 major decision. At 126#, Luke Kramer would record a quick first period fall in 1:40. At 132#, Kurt Wall and his Lancaster opponent would be tied 7-7 at the end of regulation before Wall would come up short in sudden victory 9-7. At 138#, Matt Rogge would square off against a returning State Qualifier and win a very workmanlike match 5-0. At 145# Chase Fisher was beat 10-4. At 152# Kurtis Evenson would lose by first period fall. At 160# Traeton Saint would right the ship with a :31 second fall.

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