Courier Press

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
Mon
15
Feb

Around 225 served monthly at free Come for Supper meal


Guests at a recent Come for Supper meal line up in the basement of St. Peter Church to fill their plates with healthy, home-cooked food. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Families, friends and strangers from all communities, needs and denominations are invited to attend the free monthly Come for Supper meal in the basement of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. Always the third Thursday of the month, Feb. 18 is the next supper, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cheeseburger soup is the main dish on this month’s menu.

An average of 225 meals are served by volunteers, once a month, for those who seek good company, are trying to make ends meet, or simply want a night off from cooking.

The Prairie du Chien Come for Supper provision has been offered publicly since April 2009, when a local group of about five volunteers helped out at a free meal at Our Savior’s church in La Crosse and fell in love with the idea.

“We had no idea, when we started, that we’d become part of a movement,” Pastor Joe Irvin said, recognizing that a multitude of similar meals are shared in communities across the region.

Mon
15
Feb

Four PdC-WS Wrestlers Advance


Peyton Hall, Clayton Beers, Nick Rogge and Stephen Ronnfeldt advanced to the Richland Center Sectional to be held Feb. 20. (Photos by Susan Herreid Curtis)

Ethan Swiggum records near fall points against his Cuba City opponent before pinning him.

Tyler Smock locks up a near side cradle against his Belmont/Platteville opponent. Smock would use this to get the pin.

 

Four Blackhawk wrestlers advance to sectional

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Blackhawk wrestling team traveled to River Valley for the WIAA D2 Regional. This is the start of the tournament series on the road to State. The top two individuals at each weight advance to the Sectional. As a team, Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben finished third with 168 points behind Regional Champion River Valley and runner up Mount Horeb. 

Mon
15
Feb

Stump Dodger Trail

 

Kickapoo Stump Dodger 

Trail continues to make strides

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Kickapoo Stump Dodger Trail Project continues to move along, gaining traction one step at a time. 

Mon
15
Feb

Dale C. Duha

 

Dale C. Duha, 83, of Eastman passed away on Feb. 13, at the Prairie Maison nursing home. 

He was born on May 2, 1932 the son of Edward and Helen (Zlabek) Duha in Seneca. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1950. Dale served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan following WWII. He was proud of his conversion to Catholicism while in Japan. He farmed his entire life near Eastman in Seneca Township. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Council of the Knights of Columbus and his favorite Saint was St. Francis of Assisi.

Mon
15
Feb

Mary J. Wilkinson

 

Mary J. Wilkinson, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, at her home in Prairie du Chien. 

Mary Janet, the daughter of Edgar and Lazora (Kies) Moore, was born Dec. 6, 1937. Mary was raised on a farm near Mt. Hope, with her parents, her sister, Ardell Dressler, two special uncles, and a special aunt. She attended the Brunson Country School and graduated at thirteen years of age with one classmate. From there she attended Patch Grove High School, graduating in 1954. Mary then graduated from the Milwaukee Business Institute. She worked part time for Attorney Melvin Bonns of Bloomington.

Mon
15
Feb

Mr. William Aaron Hazen

 

Mr. William Aaron Hazen, 62, of Lobelville, Tenn. passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, at home. 

Mr. Hazen was a support manager for Walmart in Waverly and an avid deer hunter and Green Bay Packers fan. 

Wed
10
Feb

River Ridge at State


River Ridge Dance Team members are, back row: Maya Harvey, Jiah Bailey, Olivia Breuer and Hunter Kisting. Middle row: Alison Hein, Karli Wachter and Madison Stagman. Front row: Franci Gates, Coach Kristin Collins, KayLynn Knight and Hope Schier. (Submitted photos)

The River Ridge Dance Team performs during the regional competition which earned them their first trip since 2003 to the State Competition at the La Crosse Center on Saturday, Feb. 6. The team finished 10th at the State Competition.

 

River Ridge dancers 10th in state poms

On Saturday, Feb. 6, the River Ridge Dance Team attended the WACPC State Championship held at the La Crosse Center. The team competed in the Division 5 pom category. The girls placed 10th in the state for their division.

Qualifying and dancing at state for the dance team is a great accomplishment that hasn’t happened at River Ridge since 2003.  

Wed
10
Feb

Hawkettes Make History


The Hawkettes perform one of their routines at the State Competition on Saturday at the La Crosse Center. (Photo submitted)

Members of the Prairie du Chien Hawkettes pose with the trophies that they earned at the State Dance Competition Saturday at the La Crosse Center. Team members are, front row: Stephanie Elmquist, Paige Severson, Caitlin Nolan, Autumn Kohler, Mariah Slaght, Katie Zahara, Lauren Kennedy, Ella Hein and Lindsey Ohlert. Back row: Katie Licht, Bree Holler and Morgan Kiesau. (Photo submitted)

 

Hawkettes make school history

The Prairie du Chien Hawkettes attended the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches (WACPC) State Dance Championships Saturday, Feb. 6 at the La Crosse Center. The team competed at state in two categories. Teams placing in the top five at state took home hardware. 

The Hawkettes placed fifth in the Division 2 kick category, earning their first ever placing trophy at state. The girls also placed sixth at state in the Division 4 pom category, missing placing at state by only a small margin.

Wed
10
Feb

Coins, Gold, Diamonds, Antiques


Grant Reynolds stands behind the counter at his shop.

 

Reynolds Coins, Jewelry and Antiques good as gold

By Ted Pennekamp

 

People looking to buy, trade or sell their gold, coins, jewelry and antiques have increased in recent years. To keep up with this increased demand, businesses that specialize in these items have opened at various locations throughout the region.

Wed
10
Feb

Seneca native follows passions to the East Coast


Mark Anthony Dingbaum, a 2004 Seneca High School graduate, is pictured giving a campaign press conference in Los Angeles while working at Change.org. Though he misses his family and the relaxing rural atmosphere of the family farm in Seneca at times, he’s proud to have followed his passions and made a difference while working in digital communications.

Mark Anthony Dingbaum and his sister, Jennifer Varo, of Hudson posed for a picture outside the White House last May, when he worked for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

By Correne Martin

A passion for public service, community organizing and technology have provided a foundation for a career that Mark Anthony Dingbaum, a Seneca native now living and working in New York, N.Y., never believed he might someday experience.

He could have never dreamed he would have a hand in the Boy Scouts of America’s historic vote to overturn its ban on gay members. He also couldn’t have imagined being appointed by the nation’s president to serve in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Yet, these achievements are now reality for the 2004 Seneca High School graduate.

Pages

Subscribe to Courier Press