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Tue
27
Aug

Mary E. Walker

Mary E. Walker, 83, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health. 

She was born July 31, 1936, in Lancaster, the daughter of Lloyd and Iola (Stark) Walker. Mary worked in bookkeeping for Prairie City Bank in Bloomington, and later for the branch in Prairie du Chien. 

She is survived by her brother Delbert (Evelyn) Walker, of Prairie du Chien; her sister Maxine (William) Sender, of Ft. Have, Ariz. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Norton (Ann) Walker; and a niece, April Schmitz.

According to Mary’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. An inurnment will be in the Dodge Cemetery in Glen Haven. 

Tue
27
Aug

Linda Joyce Knight

Linda Joyce Knight, of McGregor, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.

Tue
27
Aug

Hospital’s lawsuit against county, town of Bridgeport continues


Four years ago, the pond near Crossing Rivers Health was estimated by neighbors to be about two to three acres. Up until five years ago, neighbors say there was no standing water on the property. The Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center is in the upper right. (Photo by Megan Mahan of Adams Auction and Real Estate)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The lawsuit filed by Crossing Rivers Health of Prairie du Chien against Crawford County and the town of Bridgeport regarding a growing “pond” by the hospital is continuing. On Aug. 15, Grant County Circuit Court Judge Craig Day granted an extension to the hospital until Sept. 16 to file responses to briefs. Day is the judge in the case because Crawford County is one of defendants.

Mon
26
Aug

La Riviere Park welcomes brand new shelter


Members of the Prairie du Chien Park Board and the La Riviere Park Board pose in front of La Riviere Park’s brand new shelter Aug. 21. The project, completed by Top Notch Construction, features electrical power, lights, handicap-accessible bathrooms, water and a utility room. (Photo by Peyton Meisner)
Mon
26
Aug

PdC to be highlighted on Discover Wisconsin TV


Discover Wisconsin host Mariah Haberman films in one of Prairie du Chien’s historic locations, the “Dungeon.” The episode will air Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and is available now for streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV and at discoverwisconsin.com (Submitted Photo)

Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Prairie du Chien in an upcoming episode. “Prairie du Chien —Journey Through Time” airs Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and is now available for streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV and at discoverwisconsin.com.

Mon
26
Aug

FT. Crawford Museum Fall Bus Tour

The 17th Annual Bus Trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul is planned for Oct. 16-18. This bus tour was organized in 2002 by Maury Oehler. It was his goal to help support the Prairie du Chien Historical Society in its efforts to preserve local history. The hospital building of the 2nd Ft. Crawford and the Museum of Prairie du Chien are owned and operated by the society. Since 2002 this three-day- two-night bus trip has generated several thousand dollars to keep the museum a viable and valuable city treasure. In 2016 Maury passed the reigns of this fundraiser to Janet Finn. With the help of Maury, she has been able to plan three successful trips and has planned another for 2019. These trips have always included historical, cultural, theatrical and mystery venues. This year’s venues include three plays: Mamma Mia! at the Chanhassen Theater, Gloria-A Life at the History Theater and A New Bermuda Triangle at a small theater called Day Trippers; two Historical sites — St.

Mon
26
Aug

Smoke Screen Program held at Prairie du Chien High School


The Smoke Screen Program was held at Prairie du Chien High School Aug. 20. The program covered the concerns of vaping and social media trends. (Photo by Peyton Meisner)

By Peyton Meisner

 

The Smoke Screen Program was held at Prairie du Chien High School Aug. 20. The program provided an opportunity for adults and parents to learn about e-cigarettes and social media trends among the youth. 

“The notion that only certain types of kids are vaping is no longer the case, all kinds of kids are doing it these days,” said Sonya Lenzendorf, Crawford County Public Health educator.

While smoking rates among teenagers have gone down in the past few years, vaping rates have gone up significantly Lenzendorf noted.

“The long-term effects of vaping are still not known at this time, as these devices are still relatively new,” she said.

Mon
26
Aug

Rep. Ron Kind hosts town hall meeting in Prairie du Chien


Rep. Ron Kind talks to a concerned voter on the topic of healthcare at his town hall meeting in Prairie du Chien Aug. 21. (Photo by Peyton Meisner)

By Peyton Meisner

 

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) held a town hall meeting Aug. 21 at the Crawford County Administration Building in Prairie du Chien.

Rep. Kind opened the meeting by discussing his priorities for the 116th Congress which included lowering healthcare costs for Wisconsin seniors, families and individuals, resolving the crisis facing Wisconsin’s family farmers, rebuilding Wisconsin’s aging infrastructure, reauthorizing the Higher Education Act and recommitting to a strong sense of fiscal responsibility answered a variety of questions from local citizens that ranged from immigration, conservation, gun control, global warming, impeaching President Trump and healthcare.

Sat
24
Aug

Prairie wins 7-6


Prairie du Chien's Traeton Saint follows his block and gets to the outside versus La Crosse Aquinas Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mason Kramer hauls in a pass and races down the sideline.

Tyler Hannah (44) and other defenders drag the Aquinas ballcarrier out of bounds.

Traeton Saint looks for running room.

Traeton Saint gets to the outside for a good gain.

Jon Titlbach (86) and several other Blackhawks stop the La Crosse runner.

Mason Kramer returns a punt for good yardage.

Quarterback Dylan Coleman attempts to elude an Aquinas defender.

Traeton Saint sacks the Aquinas quarterback following a bad snap.

Tyler Hannah looks for an opening.

By Zach Mara

Thu
22
Aug

Peoples State Bank student and intern programs may lead to future job opportunities


Zach Mara has spent the past two summers at Peoples State Bank. This summer he worked as a Help Desk Technician in the IT Department. Peoples State Bank has employed dozens of former student/interns. (Submitted Photo)

By Peyton Meisner

 

Every summer, Peoples State Bank hires high school students and has an intern program for college students to help give real-world experience to local youth. 

Many of these students and interns have turned into full-time employees. Currently around 10-15 former students and interns are working at the bank full-time, including their current CFO and SVP of Bank Operations Brennen Clark.

“We’ve employed high school students for a long time now, but we started the college internship program in 2016,” said Aphton Check, Peoples State Bank marketing manager. “Most students start as a teller, but eventually most also gain experience with other departments, such as loan officers, processing, credit finance and IT,” she added.

This summer, Peoples State Bank had three students work as interns; McKenna Keeney, Zach Mara and Erin Hemmer. 

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