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Wed
03
Oct

Delbert Richard 'Del' Schreck

Delbert Richard “Del” Schreck, 96, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, surrounded by his loving family at the Bland Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care in Viroqua.

Del was the second son, born March 17, 1922, to Charles and Katherine (Williams) Schreck in Merrill. The family moved from Merrill to the Steuben area in early 1928.

Wed
03
Oct

Moving day coming for PdC library


The front desk area of Prairie du Chien's new state-of-the-art library depicts the sophisticated feel that the entire facility now has, thanks to the warm and rich colors and textures of the woodwork, paint, light fixtures, carpeting and other finishes. (Photos by Correne Martin)

It was easy to see Tuesday that the final touches are being done inside the new library, involving mainly cleaning. This picture looks down the hallway between the teen and adult spaces. The library is tentatively slated to open Oct. 15.

Standing inside the front entry, patrons can walk straight (to the right in this photo) to access the checkout desk, left to enter the children's library, right to enter the adult and teen space, or take an immediate left and open another door to enter the meeting room, which is open after hours by appointment.

This counter is in vicinity of the children's library.

The large children's library area, meant to accommodate a large number of visitors for children's programming.

Exterior landscaping is about the last task that needs to be done around the new library. Here is the front entryway.

Parker's parking lot is being prepped for public and library patron parking behind the new library. Entrance to the lot will be off Beaumont Road. The library is in the background here.

For months, the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library has been waiting to return to its home at 125 S. Wacouta Ave. Tentatively, on Oct. 5, at 5 p.m., the temporary location at St. John’s school will be closing. Then, the newly-renovated facility will open its doors to patrons on Monday, Oct. 15.

To make the conversion, the library (both locations) will be closed, Oct. 6-14, in order to make the move. 

The good news is, with the extended closure in mind, the library staff and board encourage everyone to come in and check out a ton of books and materials. Not only will you be helping them out, but there’s also no limit, so you will be able to check out as many books as you wish. 

Wed
03
Oct

River Ridge improves to 18-0, wins share of title


River Ridge's Taylor Langmeier hits the ball past Kayla Klotz of Shullsburg Tuesday night. Langmeier has more than 1,000 kills in her career. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Rylee Zinkle (22) of River Ridge pops the ball to Shullsburg while Jordyn Vogt (35) anticipates the next play.

Skylar White (9) of River Ridge battles at the net while Verity Johnson (3), Jaci Williams (8) and Taylor Langmeier (10) get ready.

McKenzie Graf (1) of the Lady Timberwolves tips the ball over Kylie Ubersox Tuesday night.

 

The River Ridge volleyball team defeated visiting Shullsburg in three sets with scores of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-14 Tuesday night in Six Rivers West action.

This allowed River Ridge to at least have a share of the title for the Six Rivers West Conference because they only have one more match with Benton on Oct. 11 and River Ridge defeated Benton earlier in the season.

Wed
03
Oct

Marine purchase of Old National Bank will be official soon

Old National building for sale, 3 branch employees retained

By Correne Martin

Marine Credit Union has provided financial services for clients in the Prairie du Chien area since 2001. Having grown its customer base in the market, Marine feels the community is a great place to further expand. Its recent regulatory approval to acquire the local Old National Bank branch validates that commitment.

This means the Old National Bank branch, at 600 E. Blackhawk Ave., in Prairie du Chien, will permanently shut down at the close of business on Friday, Oct. 26. Then, on Monday, Oct. 29, former Old National customers will begin banking at Marine Credit Union, which is located at 1415 S. Marquette Rd.

Wed
03
Oct

Variance OK’d for 24-hour crushing to accommodate road work

By Correne Martin

Contractors for the Marquette Road project in Prairie du Chien are operating on a tight schedule, as most construction work goes. In order for the main contractor, Gerke Excavating, to keep up with the project, the company requested and the city council granted a variance of the municipal code for loud and unnecessary noise. 

The code prohibits anyone, except for city employees, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., from performing construction work or operating any loud machinery, according to Interim City Administrator Chad Abram. However, upon application to the council, the code can be waived for good cause for any period of time. 

Wed
03
Oct

La Riviere bird blind offers great viewing, photographing


A new bird blind and a silhouette deflector behind it were constructed near a bird bath in La Riviere Park near Prairie du Chien. A bird feeder may soon be put up nearby. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Eight bat houses are near the barn at La Riviere Park. Five more are in the grasslands. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

Joe Prew, left, and Mike Hazen put up bat houses in April of 2017. (Photo submitted)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A bird viewing and photographing blind was completed in mid August at La Riviere Park of Prairie du Chien and is open for use by the public.

Mon
01
Oct

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben handles Kickapoo-La Farge


Linebacker Phoenix Stonum (52) leads the charge for the Blue-Gold defensive line as he and his fellow senior teammates, Wade Salmon, Preston Crowley-Lee and Orion Starkey, chase down Kickapoo-La Farge quarterback Owen Cauffman. (Photos by Correne Martin)

Running back Hunter Aspenson finds an open path as his offensive linemen hold off a Predator in Friday night’s win over Kickapoo-La Farge. It was homecoming night for Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben.

Blue-Gold senior running back Kaleb Marx gained a first down on this first-quarter carry Friday night.

Senior Orion Starkey had plenty of speed and strength to bring down a Predator ball carrier in the first half of Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben football action Friday night. Also pictured (from left) are Gavin Ralph, Nate Benish and Jared Payne.

Wade Salmon stifles progress for the opposing quarterback in Wauzeka Sept. 28.

 

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben easily defeated visiting Kickapoo-La Farge 47-22 on homecoming Friday night in Wauzeka.

Jared Payne scored on a 10-yard run and the PAT was good as SWS took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Gavin Ralph caught a 2-yard TD from Payne and the PAT was good as SWS took a 14-0 advantage. Payne ran it in from 8 yards out and the extra point was good as the Blue-Golds went up 21-0. Quinn Alexander scored on a 1-yard run and the 2-point conversion was good to pull Kickapoo within 21-8 after the first period.

Mon
01
Oct

Blackhawks beat Hillmen on homecoming, secure playoff berth


Prairie's Tyler Smock tries to break away from a Platteville defender Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Sam Fernberg (54) and Reid Koenig (23) stop the Hillmen ballcarrier short.

The Prairie du Chien defense was tough all night. Here, three Blackhawks send the Hillmen runner backwards to the ground.

Prairie's Mason Kramer catches a touchdown pass against visiting Platteville Friday night to help secure a playoff berth for the Blackhawks.

 

By Zach Mara

 

The Prairie du Chien Blackhawks rounded up their Homecoming Week festivities by hosting the Platteville Hillmen on Friday night. The cool, crisp night provided a great atmosphere for the Hawks’ student section to sport their camouflage attire and cheer on their Blackhawks (6-1, 3-0). 

Mon
01
Oct

New deer carcass transport rules are in effect

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Governor Scott Walker approved and signed new emergency rules Sept. 5 regarding the transporting of deer carcasses. The new rules went into effect Oct. 1, and will last for nine months. All hunters and other interested persons are encouraged to read the new rules on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website (dnr.wi.gov).

Mon
01
Oct

Driver arrested, passenger airlifted

The driver of a vehicle was arrested for an OMVI, causing injury, after a crash that occurred Saturday morning that sent her passenger by MedLink for treatment, according to the Crawford County Sheriff's Department.

On Sept. 29, just before 3 a.m., the Crawford County Communications Center received a 911 call of a one-vehicle rollover with injuries on Quarry Road, just off County Road B, in the town of Freeman.

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