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Wed
11
Sep

Baseball coach resigns, board talks superintendent position

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The resignation of Mark Pedretti as Prairie du Chien High School baseball coach was accepted at the Prairie du Chien School Board meeting Monday night. 

Wed
11
Sep

Settlement anticipated for hospital lawsuit

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

There is an anticipated settlement of the lawsuit filed by Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center against the town of Bridgeport, Crawford County and eight other defendants because of the mediation hearing on the matter on Sept. 6 in Madison.

Wed
11
Sep

Holy Family Parish marks 50 years of its fall bazaar

The 50th annual Holy Family Parish Fall Bazaar is Sunday, Sept. 15, at St. John’s Church in Prairie du Chien. 

Enjoy a charcoal broiled chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Also, homemade chicken noodle soup and chicken salad and ham sandwiches will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

During the bazaar, entertainment includes raffles, games and refreshments. The raffle drawing at the evening meal is highlighted with a grand prize of $1,000. There will be a country store with produce, crafts and baked goods, a basket raffle and money cage, parcel post and paddle wheel. This will be fun for the whole family, as many more games and activities will fill up the day. 

Mon
09
Sep

Enthusiastic crowd enjoys K9 unit fundraiser


There was plenty of fun, food, family and friends at the K9 unit fundraising event outside of Jim’s Bar in Prairie du Chien Thursday evening. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

An event to raise funds for a new K-9 unit for the Prairie du Chien Police Department drew an enthusiastic crowd Thursday evening outside of Jim’s Bar of Prairie du Chien.

Mon
09
Sep

One team, one athlete and Courier Press named to Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame


The 1982-83 girls basketball team, Shelly Howe, and the Courier Press, represented by Gary Howe, were inducted into the Prairie du Chien High School Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime of Friday's football game versus River Valley. In the front row are Jill Pitzer Tancil, Jane Greenwald Kluesner, Liz Bushnell Bremmer, Bridget Campbell Keepers, Shelly Howe and Gary Howe. Back row: Kim Hanson Burlage, Michele Kozelka Pattison, Linda Kozelka Heal and Lisa Kozelka Dyer. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

The 1982-83 girls basketball team, Shelly Howe and the Courier Press were named to the Prairie du Chien Athletic Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at halftime of Friday night’s Prairie du Chien football game versus River Valley.

1982-83 Girls 

Basketball Team

Mon
09
Sep

River Valley tops Prairie du Chien


Prairie's Tyler Hannah (44) plows forward for good yardage. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Dylan Coleman looks for running room around the left side Friday night versus River Valley.

 

By Zach Mara

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks hosted the River Valley Blackhawks on Friday night in each team’s SWC opener. Valley (2-1, 1-0) was able to combine a steady run game with a couple of long passing plays to move the ball down field consistently en route to an 18-7 victory over Prairie du Chien (2-1, 0-1).

Mon
09
Sep

River Valley defeats Prairie volleyball


Lily Krahn battles at the net against two River Valley opponents. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Clare Teynor winds up to spike one over the River Valley player Thursday night at Prairie du Chien High School. An enthusiastic crowd and student section were on hand to cheer on the Lady Blackhawks in SWC action.

Emma Konichek pounds the ball back to River Valley.

 

The Prairie du Chien volleyball team lost a very exciting and hard-fought battle against River Valley on Thursday night. 

The Hawks came out with intensity and took the first set 25-22. Valley battled back and won the second set 25-12, but the Hawks didn't go away quietly. In the third and fourth sets, both teams showed toughness and grit with a lot of long volleys and exciting play. However, the Hawks lost both sets. 

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Mon
09
Sep

Stark’s Sport Shop to host 75th anniversary event


Randy, Deidre, Alex and Ron Stark are the third and fourth generations who run Stark’s Sport Shop today. Deidre is holding an old cream can, which was used to transport cream from the creamery to the sweet shop owned by Frank Stark in the late '30s/early '40s. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Frank Stark (left) and an unidentified man stand inside of the former Stark’s Sport Shop at 106 W. Blackhawk Ave. They are dressed in period attire to celebrate Villa Louis Days. Stark’s was at 106 W. Blackhawk Ave. from 1944 to 1955.

In 1954, Richard Stark, service manager of Stark’s Sport Shop, examines the new 5.5 horsepower outboard that won the National Noise Abatement Council’s Certificate of Merit for quiet operation. The photo was taken at the Waukegan, Ill. Johnson Motors factory, where Dick was specially trained in outboard mechanics.

This is the view from inside the store in 1957 at its current location.

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

On Sept. 14, Stark’s Sport Shop of Prairie du Chien will be hosting its 75th Anniversary Celebration from noon until 4 p.m. with several fun activities for the whole family.

Mon
09
Sep

Teri Williams

Teri Ann Marie Williams, 73, of Bagley, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at UW Madison Hospital. 

She was born on May 27, 1946, at Dr. Houghton’s Hospital in Lancaster, daughter of Adam J. and Marie (Ackerman) Kirschbaum. 

Mon
09
Sep

Linda L. Sheckler

Linda L. Sheckler, 69, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Gundersen Healthcare in La Crosse. 

She was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Edwin and Luella (Gerardy) Hamann. 

She married James Sheckler on Sept. 21, 1968, in Prairie du Chien. Linda worked at Althof’s Television Center for 16 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James, of Prairie du Chien; her son, Jeffery, of Prairie du Chien; her brother, Edwin (Carol) Hamann, of Mukwonago; and two grandchildren Hunter and Haylee. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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