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Mon
10
Feb

Wauzeka-Steuben School to hold referendum information meeting

The school district of Wauzeka-Steuben will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room. All residents and parents of the district are encouraged to come learn the facts about the referendum effort, and to ask questions they may have about the referendum.

 

Wed
05
Feb

70th Annual Ice Fisheree a huge success, participation up


The Harvey boys, Penn and Corbin of Prairie du Chien, enjoy a nice day of ice fishing on Gremore Lake Saturday as part of the 70th Ice Fisheree. Penn and Corbin are the sons of Chance and Heather Harvey. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Isaac Zurcher of Farmersburg happily holds up the 2.99-pound largemouth bass he hauled in Saturday morning during the annual Ice Fisheree.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Several factors combined to make the 70th Prairie du Chien Ice Fisheree one of the best ever.

“It was crazy. It was really good. They had a good turnout for fishing,” said Paul DeVoss, the owner of the Crooked Oar Bar on County K where the fisheree was headquartered.

Wed
05
Feb

Banasik hired as new District Administrator

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Prairie du Chien High School Principal Andy Banasik will become the new District Administrator for the Prairie du Chien Area School District.

During its regular meeting Monday night, the Prairie du Chien School Board hired Banasik to replace interim District Administrator Bryce Bird.

Wed
05
Feb

Big second half propels Seneca


Seneca’s Ashton Swanson shoots in the lane against visiting De Soto in first-half action. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kadin Wallin grabs an offensive rebound and goes right back up for 2 points.

 

Seneca had a big second half to come back to beat visiting De Soto 60-33 in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game Tuesday night.

The Pirates led 23-19 at halftime, but the Indians had a furious rally to outscore the Pirates 41-10 in the second half to gain the victory.

Ashton Swanson and Evan Payne each netted 17 points to pace Seneca. Kolton Chambers and Kadin Wallin both scored 9.

Tue
04
Feb

Cary O. Turner

Cary O. Turner, 61, of Onalaska, formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Janesville. 

He was born on July 15, 1958, in Boscobel, the son of Richard and Madonna (Hill) Turner. 

Cary was united in marriage to Laurie Conner on Aug. 25, 1986, in Las Vegas, Nev. Cary graduated from Iowa-Grant High School, then attended Southwest Tech in Fennimore, where he obtained his auto body degree. In 1980, after working at several body shops, he started working at Dagnon Motors in Prairie du Chien, where he managed the body shop. In 1988, he started Midwest Auto and successfully operated it for 30 years. 

Tue
04
Feb

Bluff View production of Charlotte’s Web at Performing Arts Center Feb. 6


A group of Bluff View students were recently working on the set of Charlotte’s Web to be performed on Feb. 6 in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. In front is Evie Eastman. Seated are: Aliya Earle, Addie Torgerson, and Anya Bixenmann. Back row: Keelauna O’Neil, Amelia Graham, Erin Lenz and Hazi Farmer.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Bluff View Intermediate School will be performing Charlotte’s Web on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Prairie du Chien Performing Arts Center. The play is free and open to the general public.

Tue
04
Feb

Joseph A. Kolter

Joseph A. Kolter, 76, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died at his home Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. 

Joe was born in Winona, Minn., April 16, 1943, and grew up in Prairie du Chien, where he attended high school and worked various jobs until entering the military and serving in Korea. He moved to Cedar Rapids and worked as a housing inspector for HACAP until his retirement in 2005. 

Mon
03
Feb

Robert R. 'Opa' Shulka

Robert Raymond “Opa” Shulka, 79, of rural Lansing, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. 

Fri
31
Jan

Rodney P. Bartholomew

Rodney P. Bartholomew, 85, of Boscobel, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Gundersen Hospital in Boscobel surrounded by his family.  

He was born on June 22, 1934, in Steuben, the son of Floyde and Eva (Bellis) Bartholomew.  

Thu
30
Jan

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Prairie Catholic Middle School essays

Mother Teresa said, “Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” I love attending Prairie Catholic School because...

 

7th and 8th grades

 

By Scout Hall

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