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Wed
05
Oct

Bernadette ‘Bernice’ O’Brien

May 5, 1929 - September 27, 2022

Bernadette “Bernice” O’Brien, 93, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
05
Oct

Verla M. Stankus

October 10, 1941 - September 29, 2022

Verla M. Stankus, 80 of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

Wed
05
Oct

Seneca, River Ridge, WS runners at Kickapoo


Rylan Linder of River Ridge negotiates the Kickapoo course. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Jessica Patterson of River Ridge took 14th.

Seneca’s Jaren Grimsled rounds a bend at Kickapoo.

Brett Wagner of Wauzeka-Steuben races down a hill Thursday, Sept. 29.

Julius Cooley runs along a flat part of the Kickapoo course Sept. 29.

Madison Walz and Emma Udelhoven of Wauzeka-Steuben run past a pole.

Wauzeka-Steuben, River Ridge and Seneca were among the numerous teams competing in the Kickapoo-La Farge Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 29. 

Isabella Bunders of Wauzeka-Steuben was 11th in 22:27.7. 

Wed
05
Oct

Watermain being replaced


Work is continuing on the replacement of the watermain along Villa Louis Road.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
05
Oct

Several vehicles at EV show at Prairie Cinema Saturday


Ron Leys of Prairie du Chien stands next to his Ford Mustang Mach-E at the EV Show Saturday at Prairie Cinema. Leys said his Mustang gets the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Andy Marshall (left) of Ferryville discusses the Ford F-150 Lightning with Sonny and Linda Sondreal of Prairie du Chien at the EV automobile show in the Prairie Cinema parking lot Saturday. The EV pick-up truck sells for about $39,974.

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
05
Oct

Collum new editor at the Courier Press


Melissa Collum

Melissa R. Collum joined the Courier Press as an editor starting Oct. 3. Collum, a Prairie du Chien resident, comes to the newspaper from academia and as the former editor of the Postville Herald, Postville, Iowa. As a CORE curriculum professor at Viterbo University she teaches courses in education, ethics, global studies, and history. By far Collum’s favorite courses to teach are those related to Servant Leadership which foster students’ growth and understanding of service to their community. She will continue teaching courses at Viterbo while at the newspaper.

Wed
05
Oct

A bigger, better Oktoberfest on tap for 2022


Ms. Oktoberfest, Lori Kuehl, an original member of the Oktoberfest Committee, enthusiastically engages with the crowd along the parade route during last year’s Oktoberfest. The 2022 event is expected to be even more fun. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Thu
29
Sep

Businesses recognized at chamber of commerce banquet


Accepting the award for Crossing Rivers Health Hospital of Prairie du Chien are Jim Smith, Foundation Board President; Kerry Campbell, Chief Clinical Officer; Chris Brophy, Chief Executive Officer; Jenny Pritchett, Chief Operating Officer; Sasha Dull, Chief Development Officer; Carlos Cantero, Jr.; Hospital Board of Directors; and Geoff Mandala, Chief Financial Officer. (Photos by Linda Ginkel)

Prairie du Chien is celebrating 150 years as a community. Accepting the award are City Administrator Chad Abram, City Council Representatives Nate Bremmer, Jaaren Riebe, Nick Crary, Nate Gilberts and Mayor Dave Hemmer.

Homesteader Homes was recognized for 25 Years of Service during the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Dinner on Sept. 22 at the Backwater Bar and Restaurant in Prairie du Chien. Above, Tom and Ginny Herreid are shown with their award.

Huckleberry's received an award for 30 Years of Service. Chip and Roxanne Skemp and Bob Moses accept the award.

Dean and Heidi Rockweiler, Lowden Rockweiler, and Colin Ahlstom accept their award for 50 Years of Service for Rockweiler’s Appliance and TV.

Sutton Insurance received an award for 65 Years of Service. Accepting the award are Carlee Monroe, Tarah Sutton Marx, Sally Whitish and Kevin Mulrooney.

This group photo has several award winners. At left is Bill Bousek of Universal Forest Products accepting an award for celebrating 20 Years of Service in the Prairie du Chien Community. Next, Nick Coffield, General Manager and Rod Hall, Owner of Prairie Motor Sports receives the 2022 Community Investment of the Year Award. Next is JoAnn Evans of The Cannery which received the award for providing 25 Years of Service in the retail industry in Prairie du Chien. On the right are Brian and Crystal Priebe of The Sweet Tooth. They are receiving the New Business of the Year Award for 2022.

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award is awarded to an individual, group, organization, or business who go over and above to reach their goals and impact on their community. The Legacy Award represents a long-standing sustainable achievement whereby success is measured by hard work and determination. Accepting the award are Robert and Jennifer Yaeger of White Springs Restaurant of McGregor.

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Banquet and Awards Program on Thursday, Sept. 22. The event was hosted at the Backwater Bar and Restaurant in downtown Prairie du Chien. 

 

Wed
28
Sep

Prairie girls beat Platteville


Lindsey Nolan (17) battles at the net as Greenlee Krahn (4) gets ready against visiting Platteville Thursday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Lindsey Nolan hits the ball to the Platteville side in the Prairie du Chien Fieldhouse in SWC action.

Prairie’s Makenna Forde (14) smashes the ball back to Platteville on Pink Night in the Prairie du Chien Fieldhouse Thursday night, Sept. 22.

Prairie du Chien beat visiting Platteville three games to one in an SWC volleyball match on Thursday, Sept. 22 on Pink Night. 

Platteville won the first set, and then Prairie took the next three to claim the match victory. 

Wed
28
Sep

Prairie wins Homecoming game


Prairie’s Kurt Wall begins a 46-yard touchdown run against visiting River Valley in Prairie’s Homecoming game Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Kurt Wall heads to the end zone on a 46-yard touchdown run.

The Prairie du Chien defense makes the tackle and almost causes a fumble against River Valley Friday night.

Hunter Straka goes on a 38-yard punt return for Prairie du Chien.

Rhett Koenig gets to the outside for a 10-yard touchdown run to the left corner of the end zone.

Prairie du Chien won their homecoming football game against visiting River Valley 53-14 Friday night, Sept. 23. 

Kurt Wall got things going for Prairie du Chien with a 46-yard touchdown run with 9:02 to go in the first quarter and the PAT was good as Prairie took a 7-0 lead. 

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