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Fidelity Bank & Trust opens in Prairie du Chien

By Correne Martin

Fidelity Bank & Trust, a family-owned institution historically focused on small-town markets, has expanded into Prairie du Chien. The new loan office opened at 100 North Marquette Road, in the Rickleff building, April 20.

Jamie Stram, a Prairie du Chien professional who has been in banking for over 15 years, is Fidelity’s vice-president and branch manager. Stram has experience in lending, deposits, management and compliance. She has a degree from UW-Platteville in business administration/finance. She currently serves on the Prairie du Chien Jaycees Board as treasurer, is president-elect for the Prairie du Chien Rotary Club, and is a Prairie du Chien Area Chamber ambassador.

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Moret, Pattison are top 2 seniors at Prairie du Chien High School

The Prairie du Chien High School Class of 2015 has announced its top two seniors. Brooke Moret is valedictorian and Courtney Pattison salutatorian.

Brooke Moret is the daughter of Ken and Julie, of rural Prairie du Chien. She plans to attend UW-Whitewater this fall and major in biochemistry.

“I hope to one day work in health care; I just don’t know exactly what I want to do yet,” she said.

When she thinks about life after high school, Brooke said she’s really looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing new things. “I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me,” she said.
As valedictorian, Brooke earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.983. She was September student of the month this school year.

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Plenty of activities for all ages in PdC this summer


Alice Kirschbaum, of Prairie du Chien, enjoyed one of the classic rock concerts last summer so much that she just couldn’t stay seated. Just like last summer, the Concerts on the River free music series of seven concerts is expected to draw large crowds to Lawler Park. For a full schedule of concerts, check out the PdC Parks and Rec activity guide.

Pool parties are a fun way for kids and adults alike to celebrate the heat of summer. Dress up for the specific theme and go soak in the sun. This year’s parties include a Luau Party on June 24, Christmas in July on July 8, Mardi Gras on July 29 and a Western Party on Aug. 12. All events are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Wacouta Aquatic Park.

By Correne Martin

There are plenty of activities for kids and families to do in Prairie du Chien this spring and summer, that are free or low-cost, thanks to the city’s parks and recreation department. One of the first to begin will be swim lessons on June 15. Additional early programming includes youth tennis lessons, boys and girls baseball, T-ball and kickball, and junior golf. The summer flurry will conclude in August with Outdoor Adventure Day Camp, Every Day Heroes Pre-School Camp and the Puppy Paddle. Online registration begins May 13 for any of the summer rec programs. Go to http://pdc.recdesk.com/recdeskportal to sign up. Resident and non-resident fees apply for many of the lessons and camps.

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May

Prairie du Chien baseball


The Blackhawks’ Brady Ulrich plays defense with a Hillmen runner at first base. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Brandon Check gets set to fire a pitch to the Platteville batter on a dark and overcast Thursday afternoon.

 

Blackhawks 

blank Hillmen

Prairie du Chien blanked visiting Platteville 10-0 in five innings on a drizzly afternoon Thursday in an SWC baseball game under a threatening sky and occasional thunder. 

The Blackhawks scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning, 3 in the second and 4 in the fifth en route to the victory. 

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May

School battles budget cuts

 

Prairie du Chien School District battling budget cuts, discussing possible revenue limit referendum

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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May

Keith D. Kelly

 

Keith D. Kelly, 66, of Bloomington, died Thursday, May 7, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

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May

Florence R. Olson

 

Florence R. Olson, 98, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, May 5, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Dec. 12, 1916, near Gays Mills on her grandparents, David and Agnes Knoble’s farm. She was the daughter of Walter and Anna (Knoble) Frazier. 

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Gary A. Bunders

 

Gary A. Bunders of Prairie du Chien passed away on his 75th birthday, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 from complications of a recent surgery. 

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Vicki Waterman

 

Vicki Waterman, 59, of Fennimore, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning May 5, at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital. 

Vicki was born on Nov. 18, 1955 in Moline, Ill. the daughter of James and June (DeRammelaere) McBee. She married Jerry Waterman on Aug. 24, 1973 in Boscobel. 

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May

Martha M. Stuckey

 

Martha M. Stuckey, 94, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, May 4, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital. 

She was born March 28, 1921 in McGregor, the daughter of Fred and Jessie (Vaughn) Bachtell. She married William McGregor in 1941 who later preceded her in death. She married John Stuckey on Aug. 18, 1946 in Chicago, Ill.. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2004. Martha was a past member of the Eastern Star. 

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