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Wed
30
May

Prairie du Chien Baseball


Prairie first baseman Hunter Davis fields a grounder and tosses to pitcher Cory Check. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien's Gavin Gillitzer slides in safely to second for a stolen base in the first inning.

Zach Mara of the Blackhawks gets a good jump off of first base Tuesday afternoon.

 

Prairie boys 

oust Lancaster

Prairie du Chien ousted visiting Lancaster 8-4 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional baseball game Tuesday afternoon. 

Prairie scored a run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. 

Lancaster scored twice in the top of the second to lead 2-1. 

Wed
30
May

Prairie du Chien City Council

 

Proposal for 

former Regal 

Marina put on hold

Bonds approved for street projects

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Tue
29
May

Erwin Ruff

 

Erwin Ruff, 92, of McGregor, died Friday, May 25, at his home in McGregor, in the care of his family. 

 

He was born on May 28, 1925, to Edmund and Clara (Berns) Ruff in National. Erwin joined the U.S. Army, served in World War II and was honorably discharged.

Fri
25
May

Rebecca Erin Springsteen

 

Rebecca Erin Springsteen, 16, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday, May 15, at her home in Marquette. 

 

Rebecca was born Nov. 13, 2001, to James and Trina (Shaffer) Springsteen in Prairie du Chien, Wis. She was a sophomore at MFL Mar-Mac in Monona, and played volleyball. Rebecca was a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Fri
25
May

Clement F. Ryan

 

Clement F. Ryan, 75, of Box Elder, S.D., died on Dec. 18, 2017.

 

He was born on Aug. 16, 1942, in Prairie du Chien, to Clement Ryan and Merle (Davis) Ryan. Clem graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1960, and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1962. He married Janette Morley in England on April 16, 1966.

Wed
23
May

Two young men are valedictorian, salutatorian for PdC


Valedictorian Evan Boisvert and Salutatorian Jacob Mallat

The valedictorian and salutatorian for Prairie du Chien’s Class of 2018 are Evan Boisvert and Jacob Mallat, respectively. 

Evan is the son of Walter and Mary Boisvert, of Prairie du Chien. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for biomedical engineering. 

Throughout high school, Evan has participated in National Honor Society, Key Club, Skills USA, Political Science Club and the graduation committee, some for all four years. He’s been a member of the golf team all four years, and was even awarded most improved player his junior year. He’s played basketball for three year as well.

Wed
23
May

Seneca Schools determines 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian


Valedictorian Emily Garfoot and Salutatorian Cody Ostrander

Seneca School District is proud to announce that Emily Sue Garfoot and Cody Ostrander have been declared the class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. 

Emily Sue Garfoot, of Seneca, is the daughter of Scott and Susie Garfoot. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to study biology. 

During her high school career, she reveled in her time being involved in the National Honor Society, SHARE Youth Leadership, S-Club, FFA and Yearbook Staff. She also participated in volleyball, basketball, softball and forensics. 

Wed
23
May

Prairie du Chien man charged with strangulation

A 38-year-old Prairie du Chien man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of strangulation and suffocation and one count of misdemeanor battery. 

Shaun Pitzer faces up to six years and nine months in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted of both counts.

According to the criminal complaint, Pitzer became angry and began pushing a woman at his residence. The woman slapped at Pitzer to stop him from pushing her around. Pitzer then put his hands on the woman’s neck and began choking her, the complaint said. 

Wed
23
May

PdC AmericInn to become River District Hotel


The new lobby will feature current trends in the lodging industry.

The AmericInn Lodge & Suites has been part of the downtown landscape for 20 years, but that is about to change. It will soon become the River District Hotel. 

Owner Paul Krienke explained the reason for the change, “We felt our affiliation with AmericInn limited our drive for excellence. We will now be free to put feet to big dreams and tell about them on our own website.”

Wed
23
May

PdC students plan Chinese trip in 2019, setting their focus on Hong Kong


Pictured above is Kylee O’Kane posing on the Great Wall of China during the Prairie du Chien School District’s most recent trip to the country back in 2017. Below, O’Kane (second from left) and Maggie Dobbs (left) are pictured with new friends they met when visiting China’s Wenhui Middle School.

By Rachel Mergen

 

“One of the nice things about traveling is so many different people will get different things out of it,” Adam Stout, Prairie du Chien Chinese teacher, said about the school district’s next China trip. Last year, 15 students and adults enjoyed the opportunity to see a different part of the world. Now, Stout is planning the next expedition, which will lead students through a whole new experience for a week in June 2019. 

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