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Wed
17
Oct

Prairie soccer advances by beating Ozaukee


Prairie du Chien’s Ben Teynor (4) tries to maneuver past the Ozaukee player Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Ramon Gonzalez of Prairie du Chien fends off Ivan Garcia of Ozaukee.

Derek Grondin passes to a teammate Tuesday afternoon versus Ozaukee on the Bluff View Pitch.

Weston Hill of the Blackhawks receives a pass Tuesday afternoon at Bluff View.

 

The Prairie du Chien boys soccer team began regional play hosting the Warriors of Ozaukee Tuesday afternoon on the Bluff View Pitch.  

The Hawks started out quick, and with just 3:56 into the contest, Mark Welter fired a powerful and perfect kick for Prairie’s first goal.  

Nineteen minutes later, (22:02) it was Ben Teynor’s turn, ripping through the Warrior defense then pounding it in for Prairie’s second goal.  

Wed
17
Oct

Diggin’ in the Driftless


Students take soil samples and record data in one of the four pits of different soil types on the Mark and Kati Forsythe property on Forst Road north of Prairie du Chien Thursday morning. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Michelle Cliff, a UW-Platteville student from Patch Grove and a former River Ridge student, evaluates and records information about her samples from one of the pits. Cliff finished second in the individual contest.

 

Region 3 Collegiate Soils 

Contest held near Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
17
Oct

County board hears about energy efficiency program for businesses as well as Couleecap annual report

 

Sheriff’s union contract a 2.5 percent raise

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Board heard a presentation by Jon Hochkammer about the PACE Program at its regular meeting Tuesday morning. 

Tue
16
Oct

Terry Edward Benish

Terry Edward Benish, 66, of Milton, passed away Oct. 11, from a debilitating stroke. He was born in Prairie du Chien, to Edward Benish and Norma (Schmitz) Benish. He was the youngest of four children, and sadly, the first to pass away. In his youth, Terry loved hunting and fishing with his father, Ed. Following his graduation from Prairie du Chien High School, he joined the National Guard and was stationed in Fort Ord, Calif.

Terry married Shirleen Stubbendick in November of 1977, and settled in Janesville. Together, they had two children, Luke and Maggie.

Terry worked for many years at Janesville Products, now known as Janesville Acoustics, until the company closed its Janesville plant in the late 2000s. For the past five years, Terry worked at Generac Power Systems in Whitewater. 

Tue
16
Oct

Nicholas Walker Smethurst

Nicholas Walker Smethurst, 40 years old and 44 days, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 13.

He was born Aug. 31, 1978, in Prairie du Chien. Nick’s childhood was spent enjoying the outdoors at his grandparent’s farm, on the river and in the woods with family and friends. Nick graduated from Prairie du Chien High School, the class of 1997. Nick’s love of golf ran deep. He served as his high school’s golf team captain and led his team to multiple sectional and regional tournaments. Nick went on later in life to compete in the Dakota Professional Golf Tour. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Minnesota (Winona), and later moved to the Twin Cities, attending Anoka Technical College.  

Mon
15
Oct

Hawks win first outright conference crown since 1988


Prairie’s Carter Pederson hauls in a 39-yard touchdown pass to make the score 49-0 at halftime. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Mason Kramer stops the Richland Center ballcarrier Friday night to help the Blackhawks win their first outright conference crown in 30 years.

The Blackhawks’ Colten Wall (9) goes after a Hornets’ fumble deep in Richland Center territory Friday night.

Prairie's Ben Riter grabs a touchdown pass.

Ben Riter (bottom) and Zach Swiggum (24) team up for a tackle.

Isaac Avery makes a good open field tackle Friday night.

 

By Zach Mara

 

Mon
15
Oct

PdC Fire Prevention Program


B.A. Kennedy Elementary School student Korrie Johnson helped lead a 3-year-old kindergarten 9-1-1 chant, with assistance from firefighter Joe Johnson. This was just one of several activities the Prairie du Chien Fire Department presented to the students at BAK, Bluff View and Prairie Catholic schools Oct. 11 during a Fire Prevention Week. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Braxton Bahls was so excited to meet the department’s mascot, Fire Pup, that he just couldn’t go take a seat for the program.

Eva Pitzer, in her fire pup hat, listened intently to the messages the Prairie du Chien Fire Department had for her about fire prevention and fire safety.

Lieutenant Ben Pintz gives B.A. Kennedy students high fives after demonstrating how he gets into his gear before a fire call.

Some of the 3K students at B.A. Kennedy, along with fireman Derek Eastman, practice a “Stop, Drop and Roll” drill, as other members of the department look on.
Mon
15
Oct

‘Buy Nearby’ and support your school Oct. 19-20 through local shopping promotion

By Correne Martin

Support your favorite school and shop for something you desire at this weekend’s We Buy Nearby - Shop for Schools event in downtown Prairie du Chien and McGregor. By making a purchase at any of 15 participating stores Oct. 19-20, a percentage of your expense will be donated to the school of your choice. Schools to pick from include Prairie du Chien public, Prairie du Chien Catholic, Wauzeka-Steuben, Seneca and River Ridge in Wisconsin or MFL Mar-Mac, Clayton Ridge and Central Elkader in Iowa. 

Businesses engaging in this opportunity, and the percentages on purchases they will donate, include:

Prairie du Chien:

Something for Everyone—10 percent

Mon
15
Oct

96th Assembly candidates square off in PdC debate


Loren Oldenburg (R-Viroqua)

Paul Buhr (D-Viroqua)

By Correne Martin

The two candidates for the 96th Wisconsin Assembly district squared off in a one-hour debate Thursday evening, Oct. 11, at the Prairie du Chien City Hall council chambers. Both farmers from Vernon County, Republican Loren Oldenburg and Democrat Paul Buhr pledge to bring a loud voice as well as action back to this district, which encompasses Crawford and Vernon counties and half of Monroe County. 

Republican Lee Nerison has held the 96th Assembly seat since 2005 and is retiring after the coming election. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Mon
15
Oct

Satter Building part of Nov. 10 auction


The Satter Building will be part of the Nov. 10 auction for properties that have been foreclosed upon.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Crawford County will be selling the Satter Building property at an auction on Nov. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. at Kramer Real Estate and Auction of Prairie du Chien.

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