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Mon
07
May

Jacqueline “Jackie” Rose (nee La Pointe) Jeardeau

 

Jacqueline “Jackie” Rose (nee La Pointe) Jeardeau, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4. 

 

Mon
07
May

Kage Louis Wachter

 

 

Kage Louis Wachter, 4, of Woodman, passed away from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, May 4. 

 

Mon
07
May

Blackhawk Golfers


Prairie du Chien's Evan Boisvert chips to the fourth green at Prairie du Chien Country Club Friday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Michael Maguire chips onto the fourth green.

Sam Peterson tees off on the fifth hole.

Jaret Semanko watches his putt on the eighth green Friday afternoon.

 

Blackhawks host SWC match

Prairie du Chien Blackhawk golfers hosted a Southwest Wisconsin Conference match at the Prairie du Chien Country Club on Friday. 

The Hawks were unable capitalize on the home course advantage, finishing third with a team score of 191. Platteville won the event with a score of 159. 

Mon
07
May

4-year-old dies in fall from moving pickup

A 4-year-old has died after falling from a moving pickup truck in Woodman Township the evening of May 4.

According to Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman, at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jason Wachter, 45, of Woodman, was traveling between farms, going east on County Highway C, approaching the intersection of Highway 133, in his 2003 Ford F450. Kage Wachter, 4, was sitting next to the passenger door, when the door opened and he fell from the truck, the sheriff’s report said.

Kage was struck by the rear tires and became unresponsive. Jason and another passerby began CPR until deputies, EMS, and MedFlight arrived. However, all the lifesaving efforts were unable to revive Kage, Sheriff Dreckman said.

Mon
07
May

Pattison Sand commissions new tunnel feeder plant to enhance aggregate production


This new tunnel feeder plant was commissioned at Pattison Sand Company in Clayton, Iowa, to improve quality and response time to the company’s customers, while enhancing its aggregate production as a whole. (Submitted photos)

Pattison Sand Company (PSC) is days away from commissioning a $2.2 million tunnel feeder plant to enhance its aggregate production facility in Clayton, Iowa, while improving quality and response time to customers.

The project has been under development for 16 months. The tunnel feeder idea was born from rapid growth in the company’s aggregate and sand business, resulting in hiring 200 new employees. This brought on new challenges, including a shortage of resources caused by the immediate demand for Pattison’s aggregate materials at its multiple transload sites. This project features a 500-ton-per-hour conveying system that allows Pattison to directly load high quality, dolomitic limestone into rail cars without requiring additional material handling, manpower and equipment. 

Mon
07
May

Freshman earns chance to compete in international HOSA test


Katrina Rodenberg, a freshman HOSA-Future Health Professionals Club member at Prairie du Chien High School, was first in the state in the HOSA behavioral health test. This earned her the right to compete in the international competition in Texas this June, as long as she can raise the funds to travel there. She’s pictured with her medal from the state contest. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

A Prairie du Chien High School freshman has realized an academic distinction that could take her to Dallas for further educational competition among her peers internationally. But, to get there, she and her family need to cover at least $800 to $1,000 in expenses associated with the opportunity. 

Mon
07
May

River predicted to crest at 19.3 feet at McGregor


Aiden Martin (white shirt) and Keagan Dull enjoy wade fishing for bass Saturday afternoon in the native prairie on St. Feriole Island. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

One of several kayakers and canoeists has a laid back afternoon on the flood waters of St. Feriole Island Saturday in Prairie du Chien.

A group of kayakers and canoeists enjoy a relaxing Saturday near the St. Feriole Slough Boat Landing.

One of the water-covered areas on St. Feriole Island is behind the Dousman House.

By Ted Pennekamp

According to the National Weather Service, the Mississippi River was at 18.34 feet at McGregor at 6:45 a.m., Monday, May 7. It is predicted to crest at 19.3 feet at 7 a.m. on May 9. It is expected to begin slowly receding on May 11. Minor flood stage at McGregor is 16 feet.

Sun
06
May

Two charges dismissed against former county nurse

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Two misdemeanor counts against former Crawford County Head Nurse Gloria Wall were dismissed on May 2 in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Fri
04
May

Knights of Columbus receive grand honors at state convention


Deputy Grand Knight Scott Kennedy (second from right), of Prairie du Chien, received a plaque for being first in membership in the La Crosse Diocese and second in the state. The honor was presented by State Deputy Tim Guski, of Superior, with other state officers there too.

The state of Wisconsin Knights of Columbus has over 300 local councils, both large and small, including Campion Council 1840 in Prairie du Chien. The local council was recognized and did not go unnoticed when over 700 Knights gathered at the organization’s state convention in Middleton, April 28-29. 

The Prairie du Chien council was recognized for its recruitment of new members, first in the La Crosse Diocese and second in the state. They were presented a check from the state for being the first to achieve over 200 percent of their goals, and their program book of activities won a bronze award. 

Thu
03
May

Prairie du Chien Baseball


Prairie's Cory Check gets ready to unleash a pitch to the River Valley batter Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Gavin Gillitzer gets a good jump off of first base in the bottom of the first inning after hitting a single to right field against visiting River Valley Tuesday.

 

Prairie boys 

nip River Valley

Prairie du Chien rallied to edge visiting River Valley 3-2 in an SWC baseball game Tuesday afternoon.

River Valley scored 2 runs on 4 hits in the top of the first inning to grab a 2-0 lead. 

The score remained the same until Prairie scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth and 1 more in the sixth to take the lead at 3-2.

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