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Wed
17
Feb

Come out and ice fish for suicide awareness


Kids and adults alike are welcome at the first ever Driftless Area Ice Fisheree for Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Prairie du Chien this weekend. There will be activities for everyone as well as opportunities to gain ice fishing knowledge, all for a good cause. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
17
Feb

Man sustains burns, property lost in house fire


Members of the Prairie du Chien Fire Department hustle to combat a house fire on the 500 block of Wacouta Avenue Tuesday afternoon. The home was a complete loss. One tenant suffered third-degree burns, though he and his daughter escaped. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Prairie du Chien firefighter Derrick Eastman was busy pumping water at the scene of Tuesday’s house fire, and the next minute, he was suited up heading into the house to battle the flames. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Photo from Prairie du Chien Police Department

Photo from Prairie du Chien Police Department

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
17
Feb

Michael W. Neises

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Michael Wade Neises, our beloved son and brother, on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. 

Wed
17
Feb

County Administration Building to reopen in March

By Gillian Pomplun

Crawford County Independent

 

Wed
17
Feb

Virtual Prairie du Chien Bald Eagle Appreciation Day


In recent weeks, there have been numerous bald eagles on St. Feriole Island and at other locations in and around Prairie du Chien. This eagle was in a tree in Lawler Park. Many viewing opportunities are available. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Normally a live event at various locations in Prairie du Chien, Bald Eagle Appreciation Days will be a virtual event this year on Feb. 27.

Virtual programming includes:

Wed
17
Feb

Banasik named to WBCA Hall of Fame

Prairie du Chien District Administrator and Athletic Director Andy Banasik has been named as a member of the 2020 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Hall of Fame as a high school coach. The 2020 Hall of Fame Induction will be held at the Glacier Canyon Lodge of the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells on Aug. 1.

The following is a biography of Banasik’s coaching career.

Wed
17
Feb

Prairie du Chien/Fennimore gymnasts compete at conference


Alyssa Schoepp pushes off of the vault at the Conference Meet.

Avery Thompson shows good form on the uneven parallel bars at the Conference Meet.

Leilani Pfluger performs on the vault.

Prairie’s Madison Otts performs on the floor exercise at Dodgeville.

Reagan Hannah jumps high over the balance beam at the conference meet.

Madilyn Fisher was the conference champion for the vault with a score of 9.225, a season high score!

The PDC/Fennimore gymnasts traveled to Dodgeville Thursday night for the Conference Meet. 

Wed
17
Feb

Prairie du Chien girls win third straight regional title


Prairie du Chien’s Lily Krahn makes a nifty pass in the lane against Lancaster. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie’s Makenzie Knapp grabs a loose ball versus Lancaster Friday night.

Macey Banasik maneuvers in the front court in first half action versus Lancaster.

On Friday, Feb. 12, the Prairie du Chien girls basketball team hosted the Lancaster Flying Arrows for the Regional Semifinal tournament game. 

Wed
17
Feb

Prairie wrestlers place four, Koenig repeats as State Champ


Sophomore Rhett Koenig stands atop the podium after winning the 113# State Title. This is Koenig’s second State Title, after winning the 106# Championship last year.

Sophomore Rhett Koenig breaks his NGL opponent down in the finals at 113#. Koenig would go on to win 5-2 for a State Championship.

Senior Bradyn Saint uses a collar tie while working for hand fighting in the finals against his Ashland opponent. Saint would finish in 2nd place, a State Runnerup at 170#.

Senior Matt Rogge uses a leg ride to break down his Freedom opponent. Rogge would go on to win 7-2 and finish in 5th place at 152#.

Sophomore Maddox Cejka scores a single leg takedown on his Kiel opponent. Cejka would go on to win by major decision 12-3 on his way to a 6th place finish at 132#.

Sophomore Luke Kramer works on his feet at the State Tournament against his Two Rivers opponent.

Freshman Mason Baumgartner works hard for a two on one for wrist control in a match earlier this year.

Sophomore Ryder Koenig uses a wing looking to turn his Campbellsport opponent at the State Tournament.

In a year that was unlike any other, the 78th annual WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament was held on Saturday, Feb. 13 at three different locations; one for each division. In a normal year, the Kohl Center and the Madison area would have been a popular place with wrestling enthusiasts converging from all corners of the state. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, things were modified for the safety of the student/athletes and spectators. Division 2 was hosted by Adams-Friendship High School. Prairie du Chien was represented by a contingent of seven wrestlers with quests to win a State Title.

Tue
16
Feb

Frank Joseph Sudol

Frank Joseph Sudol, 79, of Ferryville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, surrounded by family. 

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