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Mon
21
Jan

Wauzeka-Steuben looking at future very carefully

By Correne Martin

The Wauzeka-Steuben School District is in the midst of collecting bids as part of its 10-year building and grounds maintenance plan. The school board has discussed areas of concern and what appears to be a future funding cliff, at recent meetings and, according to Interim Administrator Gary Albrecht, the board’s goal is to be as responsible as possible to taxpayers so as not to become burdensome. 

“The taxes are going to go way down but we’re still going to have to keep the building going,” Albrecht stated. “We have to be careful of not running a referendum for maintenance and, then, a few years later, needing another referendum for the building. If we don’t mind our business, we could be in dire straits.”

Mon
21
Jan

Mama Moon Theatre, Cafe Hope offer new dinner theater

‘The Dixie Swim Club’ performance is Jan. 25

By Correne Martin

An American comedy, classic drama performance about lifelong friendships will take the dinner theater stage at Cafe Hope in Prairie du Chien Friday night, Jan. 25. Enjoy your favorite wine, a delicious meal and be entertained by “The Dixie Swim Club.”

The dinner buffet will be feature an upscale menu served at 6 p.m., followed by the hilarious performance of the Mama Moon Theatre Company at 7 p.m. Also, enjoy dessert at intermission and a variety of wines and other beverages throughout the evening, all for the price of admission. 

Mon
21
Jan

Eagle nests soar in Wisconsin, Crawford County


This eagle was photographed on the Wisconsin River near Prairie du Chien. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wisconsin’s and Crawford County’s bald eagle population continues to soar as revealed in the 2018 Wisconsin Bald Eagle Nest Survey.

Mon
21
Jan

Hawkettes do well at Sparta


The Hawkettes are, front row: Archi Patel and Kina Myers. Second row: Caitlin Nolan, Kara Katzung and Rebekah Champion. Third row: Lauren Kennedy and Morgan Kiesau.

 

Look forward to regionals

The Prairie du Chien High School Hawkettes competed at a dance competition in Sparta on Saturday, Jan. 19. 

The team brought home two, first-place trophies and a second-place trophy. They placed first in the Jazz and Kick categories and second in the Pom category. 

Mon
21
Jan

Hornets pull away from Indians


Seneca’s Ashton Swanson defends against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Jake Reichmann who drew a foul on the play. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Wauzeka-Steuben's Carter Lomas grabs a rebound as Seneca's Terrance Clark (13) and Nate Klema (31) defend.

Seneca’s Jared Payne (24) and Terrance Clark (13) battle against Tyler Walters of Wauzeka-Steuben for a loose ball.

 

Wauzeka-Steuben steadily pulled away from host Seneca to win a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game, 68-50, Thursday night.

Wauzeka-Steuben scored on a lay-up just before the halftime buzzer to take a 33-21 lead. Wauzeka-Steuben outscored Seneca 35-29 in the second half.

Carter Lomas poured in a game-high 24 points to pace the Hornets. Jake Reichmann netted 20 and Gavin Ralph scored 13.

Wed
16
Jan

Man dies in skid steer accident

On Saturday, Jan. 12, at 6:06 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man versus skid steer accident on Fritsche Lane in the township of Eastman. It was reported that a man was smashed by the skid steer.

Blas E. Cuahutzihua, 45, Mexico, was operating a Mustang skid steer. Blas had the hydraulic arms of the skid steer raised in the air. Blas exited the cab and was presumed to be attempting to clean the foot control pedals. Blas did not engage the safety locks that hold the hydraulic arms in place. While clearing the foot controls, the hydraulic arms were engaged and closed on Blas. Blas was pinned between the cab and the arms of the skid steer. A co-worker heard Blas and came to his aid.

Wed
16
Jan

Tiller is new PdC Flotilla commander

Longtime Prairie du Chien businesswoman, Sue Tiller, has been selected to lead the Prairie du Chien Flotilla, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Commander Tiller, relieved Commander Art Sullivan as the Prairie du Chien Flotilla Commander on Jan. 1.

Sue is a lifelong resident of Prairie du Chien. She graduated high school in 1971 from Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy in Mankato, Minn.  

Then, in 1976, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a degree in preschool, kindergarten and child development. While at UW, the Army ROTC program was opened to women and Sue became the first woman to graduate from that program. After graduation, Sue joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and, after serving 20 years in military intelligence, she retired with the rank of major.

Wed
16
Jan

Reformers Unanimous welcomes anyone fighting addiction, unhealthy habits


For anyone battling addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, cutting, eating disorders, pornography, anger or otherwise, Reformers Unanimous offers weekly meetings on the north end of Prairie du Chien.

By Correne Martin

Reformers Unanimous is a little-known yet highly successful  addiction program available in Prairie du Chien to anyone, age 16 and older, struggling with substance dependence and stubborn habits of any nature. It’s free every Friday at 7 p.m., for about two hours, at the Bible Baptist Church north building (515 Cliffhaven Rd.), which is handicap accessible.

Area residents of any faith looking to “Break the Chains of Addiction” to drugs, alcohol, gambling, cutting, eating disorders, pornography, anger or otherwise are welcome. Attendees can join at any stage in their recovery process as well. Family members and friends are encouraged to accompany loved ones if they wish.

Wed
16
Jan

Catholic Charities closing Prairie du Chien branch


Catholic Charities local office will close by Jan. 23.

By Correne Martin

Catholic Charities will permanently close its branch office at 104 E. Blackhawk Ave. in Prairie du Chien on Jan. 23, according to a news release issued this week by the organization.

While this office was an outreach location for all Catholic Charities programs, it employed one full-time and two part-time employees, the release said. Local services were provided for domestic abuse, representative payee, adoption, post-adoption resources, birth parent support, immigration and St. Lawrence Community services such as financial education and assistance with basic human needs. 

Wed
16
Jan

PdC wrestlers win SPASH Duals


Prairie du Chien freshman 106-pounder Nick Mara scores near fall points just before pinning his Sussex Hamilton opponent.

 

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the PDC grapplers traveled to Stevens Point for the SPASH Duals. These duals are made up of two, five-team pools. A team wrestles all teams in their pool to determine their placement match. A year ago, PDC was crowned champs, so they were looking for the repeat. 

PDC would win their pool by the following: PDC 53 - DC Everest 21, PDC 77 - SPASH JV 6, PDC 38 - Oconto Falls 36, PDC 78 - Sussex Hamilton 0. 

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