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Sep

Timothy William Mason

Timothy William Mason, 67, of Marquette, Iowa, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. Tim was born on Oct. 8, 1950, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Charles J. and Cecelia Margaret (O’Brien) Mason. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School and went on to attend college at both NIACC in Mason City, Iowa, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Mon
17
Sep

Prairie du Chien chamber presents annual awards


Carl Colsch (right) and Chris Herbst represented Mississippi Meats as the Business of the Year. (Photos by Gary Howe)

The Chamber honored Shihata’s Orchard and Check’s Antiques with Golden Anniversary Awards for 50 years in business. Pictured (from left) are Dave and Linda Shihata, Mark and Ronna DuCharme, Ruth Check-Gates and Renee Martin.

Representing the Jaycees, which earned the Outstanding Service Award, were Tarah Marx, Brianna Mullikin and Tori Varo.

Lori Bekkum received the Chamber President's Award.

Drs. Mark Fohey and Steve Kurth have run Dental Associates in Prairie du Chien for 25 years, which earned them recognition from the chamber last week.

Justin, Jen and Jason Cathman, owners of Culver’s in Prairie du Chien, were awarded honors at the chamber banquet for investing in their business and community in 2018.

The Prairie du Chien Country Club was recognized for its business investment. Pictured are Jeff Panka, country club board chair, and food beverage manager Karen Moravits. (Photo by Correne Martin)

A number of deserving businesses, individuals and civic organizations were honored at the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation Sept. 13, at the Prairie du Chien Country Club.

Mississippi Meats was named Business of the Year, at the Prairie du Chien Country Club. Carl Colsch and Chris Herbst opened the specialty meat and grocery store at Blackhawk Junction in January 2017. They felt the community was the perfect, friendly, small town and tourist destination in which to do so. Both had experience in running a meat distribution company and also working in grocery stores for years. The store has only grown and continues to deliver great products coupled with top-notch customer service. It has become a staple in Prairie du Chien’s business community. 

Mon
17
Sep

Prairie du Chien parks and rec activities roll into fall


Water aerobics is one of the most popular programs available at Hoffman Hall in the fall and winter. Arlene Fernberg teaches the class, which has three different sessions available each week. (Submitted photo)

This year's parks and rec activity guide for the fall and winter.

By Correne Martin

There should be no complaints about not finding anything to do in Prairie du Chien this fall and winter. The city parks and recreation department has put together a lineup of activities for the whole family, for all interests. Check out the 2018-2019 activity guide, sponsored by Peoples State Bank and available at various community locations, for complete details. 

Mon
17
Sep

A fun time at Prairie Invitational


Seneca’s Travis Zach competes in the Prairie du Chien Invitational Thursday.

Lee Steiger of Prairie du Chien runs up an incline at the Prairie du Chien Invitational Thursday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Jayce Sexton breezes along Thursday afternoon.

Xander Zach of River Ridge shows his determination Thursday at the Prairie du Chien Invitational.

Riley Klein and Faith Webb of River Ridge run in the Prairie du Chien Invitational Thursday afternoon.

Kolton Chambers of Seneca runs up a slight grade.

Prairie du Chien’s Hailie Myers, Dominique Reilly and Jadyn Jenks run side by side just ahead of River Ridge’s Olivia Zach.

 

Several area schools converged upon LaRiviere Park for the Prairie du Chien Invitational cross country meet on a relatively hot Thursday afternoon.

The meet is a bit different in that runners from different schools compete together on five teams called the Pacemakers, Voyageurs, Prairie Dogs, Lead Miners and Joggernauts. 

Many runners wore various colors of paint and designs on their faces and arms and it was a fun meet for all involved. 

Mon
17
Sep

Competitive state-wide grant awarded to Prairie du Chien District

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Prairie du Chien School District is one of 20 schools that received the maximum amount of $75,000 from a highly competitive state-wide grant from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). 

The Prairie du Chien Healthy Children and Families Project 2018-19 will deliver sustainable mental health services for students and families of the Prairie du Chien School District.

“The grant is just awesome. It’s so exciting. I can’t wait,” said Prairie du Chien School Counselor Adrienne Udelhoven, who helped apply for the non-matching grant.

Key Elements

Key elements of the Prairie du Chien Healthy Children and Families Project include:

Thu
13
Sep

2nd annual PdC Cross Country Youth Race set

 

The second annual Prairie du Chien Cross Country Youth Race will take place on Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:15 p.m. at La Riviere Park in Prairie du Chien. The youth race is open to all elementary-aged students from any school district. Middle school cross country races start at 4:30, so come out early, support your Blackhawks, and join the fun.

If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Bartlett (bartletna@pdc.k12.wi.us) or Torey Bartels (bartor@pdc.k12.wi.us). Or visit pdccrosscountry.com to view the full flyer.

Wed
12
Sep

River Ridge runners do well


The River Ridge girls cross country team won the Goat Hill Classic at North Crawford on Tuesday, Sept. 11. (Photos submitted)

The River Ridge girls cross country team won the 10-school Goat Hill Classic in North Crawford on Tuesday. The girls finished with 31 points. The girls won the first ever plaque for River Ridge in cross country. The River Ridge boys team took second behind Wauzeka-Steuben at the Goat Hill Classic. Above are the River Ridge runners who won medals by finishing in the top 10. They are Glenna Marshall, Riley Klein, Faith Webb, Bradley Hoffman and Brett Kerscher. Another River Ridge cross country photo is on the Courier Press website pdccourier.com.
Wed
12
Sep

Platteville defeats PdC soccer


Prairie defender Joey Gourdin (20) gets the ball away from the Platteville player Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View pitch. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ben Teynor (4) and the rest of the Prairie du Chien defense were tenacious versus a talented Platteville team Tuesday.

Prairie du Chien's Weston Hill battles for control against visiting Platteville Tuesday afternoon in SWC soccer action.

Prairie's Derek Grondin passes the ball up to a teammate versus Platteville Tuesday afternoon.

 

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team hosted the Platteville Hillmen Tuesday night. It was Parents’ Night and at halftime parents of players and managers were introduced and thanked for their unending support and dedication to the players and the program.

Platteville took early control of the game, but the Blackhawks defense put up a tight wall and stopped the Hillmen attack including a penalty kick stop by goalie Ryan Thien. Late in the half, 44:05, Platteville found a crack in the Prairie’s defensive shield and slipped in the score to take a 1-0 lead at the half.

Wed
12
Sep

Bluff View to have assistant principal, District also receives many donations

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

At its regular meeting Monday night, the Prairie du Chien Board of Education accepted numerous donations to the district from various businesses and organizations.

Wed
12
Sep

LaVonne E. 'Bonnie' Hines

LaVonne E. “Bonnie” Hines, 82, of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. 

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