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Thu
13
Jan

Robert 'Bob' Shaben

Robert S. “Bob” Shaben, 83, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

Thu
13
Jan

John J. Powers

John J. Powers, 85, of Prairie du Chien, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. 

Wed
12
Jan

This old house has become their home: Restoring century-old integrity a surprising newfound interest


Dakota Smith stands by the front profile blueprint of the home he owns with wife, Jill. He’s on the stairwell at the center of his main floor living room, dining room, kitchen and half-bath. In the forefront is an example of one of the home’s original built-in cabinets. (Photos by Correne Martin)

This home was built in 1913 by J.W. Parish, whose father owned the Prairie du Chien Woolen Mills. For the past two years, Dakota and Jill Smith have been restoring more of its original character.

In the Smiths’ dining room, they added wainscoting, as the room once had years ago. Dakota stripped paint and refinished the door between this room and the north side sun room. He also added a mini split air conditioning system in the corner and covered it with decorative wood and aluminum.

Below photos by Melissa Collum

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
12
Jan

Ice fisheree creating awareness for mental health is Saturday

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
12
Jan

Prairie Subway, Papa Murphy’s sold to next generation


Randy and Paula Sheckler (left) have owned Subway in Prairie du Chien for 33 years. On Dec. 8, they sold the franchise to their son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Mary Sheckler. They also sold out their portion of the adjoining Papa Murphy’s franchise, making the younger Shecklers sole proprietors to both businesses. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

 

Wed
12
Jan

Prairie girls oust Onalaska


Prairie du Chien’s Lily Krahn gets past the Onalaska defender and scores during the first half Tuesday night in the fieldhouse. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Teagan Radloff drives the right baseline.

Allison Allbee eyes the hoop.

Prairie du Chien successfully deployed a pressing defense.

The Prairie du Chien girls basketball team easily handled visiting Onalaska 56-26 in a nonconference match-up Tuesday night. 

The Lady Hawks upped their overall record to 12-1. Onalaska dropped to 6-9. 

Wed
12
Jan

Blackhawks finish third at Bluejay Challenge


Jeremiah Avery, sophomore, works for wrist control in a match at Merrill. Avery would win the 152# weight class. (Photo submitted)

On Saturday, Jan. 8, the Division 2, fourth ranked Prairie du Chien Wrestling Blackhawks traveled far north to the Merrill Bluejay Challenge. 

Wed
12
Jan

Prairie du Chien wrestlers defeat Lancaster


Prairie du Chien 138-pounder Drew Hird gains control over Jackson VanNatta of Lancaster. (Photos by A.J. Gates)

120-pounder Drake Ingham of Prairie du Chien grapples against Devin Tydrich of Lancaster.

On Thursday night, the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks wrestling team traveled to Lancaster for an SWC dual meet. The D2, #4 ranked PDC Blackhawks were looking to get the new year started with a great showing. 

The dual started at 113#, where the Blackhawks would have to forfeit. 

Wed
12
Jan

PdC-F gymnastics team competes in Viroqua


Madison Otts flips during her floor exercise routine at Viroqua Tuesday night. (Photo submitted)

Prairie du Chien-Fennimore Gymnastics traveled to Viroqua Tuesday for a nonconference dual meet. The girls finished second with a team score of 124.025, a season best, and Viroqua had a score of 130.40. 

Wed
12
Jan

PdC-F gymnasts at Mount Horeb Invitational


Alyssa Schoepp competes in the floor exercise at the Mount Horeb Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo submitted)

The Prairie du Chien-Fennimore gymnastics team traveled to Mount Horeb on Saturday, Jan. 8 for a seven-team invitational. 

There was a lot of tough competition there that day. 

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