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Feb

Marquette Road project will change 4 lanes to 3 from Mooney to LaPointe


Community members attending the Marquette Road project’s public information meeting got a look at plans for Mooney Street through LaPointe Street. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Aaron Palmer, project leader from Westbrook Engineering, explained the detour route and temporary driveway access to business owners and managers at the meeting.

By Correne Martin

Marquette Road construction will take place early April through November this year, from Mooney Street to LaPointe Street, and involve reconstructing the existing four-lane undivided highway into a modified three-lane roadway with a two-way left-turn lane (TWLTL) and widened, 8-foot shoulders for bicyclists and right-turning vehicles, according to Ryan McKane, design project manager from Knight Engineers & Architects. He and several members of the project's design and construction team spoke and answered questions from business owners and community members during a public involvement meeting Thursday, Feb. 1.

Mon
05
Feb

Prairie Tops Platteville


Prairie’s Cory Check drives hard to the hoop versus Platteville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie du Chien’s Ben Teynor gets good position under the basket before pump faking and then going up for the score against visiting Platteville in first-half action Friday night.

Gavin Gillitzer of Prairie du Chien shoots in the lane Friday night against Platteville.

 

Blackhawks 

beat Hillmen again

Prairie du Chien defeated visiting Platteville 56-51 in a Southwest Wisconsin Conference boys basketball showdown Friday night. 

The win upped Prairie’s record to 4-4 in conference action and 9-9 overall. Platteville fell to 6-2 in the SWC, with both losses coming at the hands of Prairie du Chien. The Hillmen are 14-5 on the season.

Mon
05
Feb

Victoria A. Lochner

 

Victoria A. Lochner, 83, of Waukegan, Ill., and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, at the Condell Hospital in Libertyville, Ill. 

 

Mon
05
Feb

Antoine Ready For Olympics


Matt Antoine proudly displays his bronze medal which he won in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mary Antoine)

 

Antoine excited about his second Olympic Games

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Most people in Prairie du Chien and the surrounding area have been showing a keen interest of late regarding hometown athlete Matt Antoine and his quest for a second Winter Olympic medal in men’s skeleton.

Thu
01
Feb

Mary J. Mergen

 

Mary J. Mergen, 92, of Bloomington, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

 

Thu
01
Feb

Nancy S. Adler

 

Nancy S. Adler, 78, of Lynxville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, at her home following a brief illness.

 

A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Worth, Ill., with Reverend Jay Trygstad officiating.

Wed
31
Jan

Michael Reed

 

Michael Reed, 69, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien.

 

Wed
31
Jan

Prairie Grapplers are Conference Champions


The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks pose with the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Championship plaque after a 39-27 dual meet win over Lancaster. (Photo submitted)

 

Prairie takes down Lancaster to win SWC title

The Prairie du Chien grappling Blackhawks played host to visiting Lancaster in a winner take all dual meet that would determine the Southwest Wisconsin Conference Champion on Monday evening. 

Prior to the start of the meet, all youth wrestlers K-8 were introduced as were past PDC alumni to the wrestling program. The jam packed crowd would not be disappointed in this battle of two state-ranked teams. 

Wed
31
Jan

PdC Girls Down Mar Mac


Prairie’s Ella Hager drives hard to the basket Tuesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Makenzie Knapp gets past the Mar Mac defender along the right baseline.

Prairie du Chien’s Makenzie Knapp (22) battles for a loose ball against two MFL Mar Mac girls Tuesday night in nonconference action.

 

PdC beats Mar Mac

Host Prairie du Chien beat MFL Mar Mac 49-40 in a nonconference girls basketball game Tuesday night. 

The Lady Blackhawks improved to 8-9 on the season. They are 3-4 in the SWC and will return to conference play by hosting Platteville on Feb. 2.

Wed
31
Jan

Golden Eagles Winter in Area


A few golden eagles are found each winter in Crawford, Vernon and Allamakee counties. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

 

Some golden eagles 

winter in area counties

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The golden eagle is one of the largest, fastest, nimblest raptors in North America. Lustrous gold feathers gleam on the back of its head and neck. A powerful beak and talons advertise its hunting prowess.

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