Courier Press

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
  • Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/public_html/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/simpleads.helper.inc).
Mon
21
Oct

Prairie du Chien runners do well at conference meet


Prairie’s Meg Katzung and Karly Jaynes run in the conference meet at Platteville Thursday. (Photos by A. J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

Prairie's Lee Steiger is by himself at the conference meet Thursday.

Max Anthony runs on a flat part of the course.

 

The Prairie du Chien cross country team competed in the SWC Conference Meet at Platteville on Thursday.

Girls:

The girls were looking to make a little noise at the conference meet. They certainly came to compete as 10 girls hit new career PR’s and an 11th hit a season PR as they headed to a 3rd place finish.  

Mon
21
Oct

River Ridge tops Southwestern


River Ridge’s Logan Drone (1) runs against visiting Southwestern Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Will Esser finds plenty of running room for a big gain.

 

River Ridge bested visiting Southwestern 47-12 in a Six Rivers football game Friday night. With the victory, River Ridge earned a spot in the WIAA Division 7 playoffs. The third-seeded Timberwolves will host the sixth-seeded Pirates of De Soto on Oct. 25.

River Ridge, playing on their Senior Night, got on the board first with a 52-yard touchdown pass from Logan Drone to Connor Mumm with 10:41 to play in the first quarter. The PAT was good and the Timberwolves went up 7-0. 

Mon
21
Oct

Blue-Golds win Ridge and Valley


The Blue-Gold’s Carter Lomas heads toward the end zone after picking up a blocked field goal Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Hunter Aspenson breaks away from a pair of Kickapoo-La Farge defenders.

 

Seneca/Wauzeka-Steuben defeated visiting Kickapoo-La Farge 27-7 for a homecoming victory Friday night in Ridge and Valley action.

The Blue-Golds also secured the Ridge and Valley Conference title for the third straight season.

Mon
21
Oct

River Ridge volleyball sweeps to conference crown – Unbeaten Wolves poised to make deep playoff run


The undefeated River Ridge volleyball team is 18-0 and won the Six Rivers West Conference crown for the third straight year. For the second season in a row, the team did not lose a set in conference action and finished with a Six Rivers West record of 12-0. (Photo submitted)

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The River Ridge High School volleyball team has had another outstanding season and is poised to go deep into the Division 3 playoffs, beginning on Tuesday night, Oct. 22, when the third-seeded Lady Timberwolves host 14th-seeded Boscobel.

Mon
21
Oct

Rotary Club acts to eradicate polio

 

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Rotary Club members in Prairie du Chien are taking action on World Polio Day (Oct. 24) to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

Mon
21
Oct

Terrifying tales told at Villa After Dark Saturday


Things are about to get a little spooky. Take a tour, hear scary folklore, collect clues and solve a puzzle at the Villa After Dark event at Prairie du Chien’s Villa Louis Historic Site Saturday night, Oct. 26. (Submitted photo)

By Correne Martin

Follow a lamp-lit pathway through the Villa Louis mansion and other buildings and watch for scary sights along the way. Get vamped up for Halloween by attending Villa After Dark on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Take a self-guided tour through the grounds and be greeted by five aptly-dressed characters from Prairie du Chien’s past. They will be waiting inside five of the historic site’s buildings, including the rarely-opened blockhouse, with terrifying tales to tell. Stories will include folklore like the Loup-Garou (a French-Canadian werewolf legend) and the Wendigo (an Ojibwe legend) as well as true accounts like that of the murders at Fort Crawford, said Wisconsin Historical Society Southwest Sites Interpretation Manager Samantha Matern.

Mon
21
Oct

Hocus Pocus: Halloween Fun Guide for PdC area

Halloween falls on Thursday, Oct. 31, this year. 

Official trick-or-treat hours in Prairie du Chien are from 5 to 8 p.m. the evening of Halloween. The city siren will blow at the beginning and end of these hours.

During this time, local kids are also welcome at the Prairie du Chien High School parking lot where the annual Trunk or Treat will happen. The time is also from 5 to 8 p.m.

Marquette trick-or-treat hours have been planned for 4 to 7 p.m., also on Halloween. McGregor’s hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Bagley trick-or-treating will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mon
21
Oct

Trick-or-treat in Prairie du Chien Saturday

The coming weekend is Prairie du Chien’s big weekend to celebrate Halloween, trick-or-treating, costume contests, fun and games.

Bring the kids to Blackhawk Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m., for the city’s annual trick-or-treating at downtown businesses. Orange pumpkins will be in the windows of participating  merchants.

The route starts with Mississippi Meats, Radio Shack and True Value, then passes through small business row, up and down Blackhawk Avenue. It also includes Backstage Pass on Wacouta Avenue, A Cut Above and Café Hope on North Beaumont Road and the River District Inn and Waterfront Hotel on Main Street.

Mon
21
Oct

Ronald F. Wittbrodt

Ronald F. Wittbrodt, 78, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, following a brief illness. 

He was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Bay City, Mich., the son of Casimir and Marjorie (Weber) Wittbrodt. He married the love of his life, Patricia Williams, on March 9, 1962, in St. Joseph, Mo. Ron worked as a master electrician, mainly for H & H Electric, until his retirement in 2008.  Ron was a member of the IBEW.  

Mon
21
Oct

Mark Andrew Pfeiffer

Mark Andrew Pfeiffer, 65, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, surrounded by his loving family. 

Mark was born in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 10, 1953, to U.S. Navy Dr. Donald W. and Marlys Pfeiffer. 

Pages

Subscribe to Courier Press