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River Ridge sails through regional


Seneca’s Morgan Payne (5) battles over the net against River Ridge’s Johanna Allen Thursday night in the regional semifinal. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

River Ridge’s Amber Patterson (24) tips the ball as Seneca’s Morgan Wall (8) awaits.

Johanna Allen (7) of River Ridge and Morgan Wall (8) of Seneca play tough at the net.

River Ridge’s Bridgette Myers pounds the ball through the Seneca front line defense.

River Ridge’s Johanna Allen (7) sends the ball past Seneca’s Nicole Manders.

 

River Ridge sweeps Seneca

River Ridge swept visiting Seneca three games to none in regional semifinal volleyball action Thursday night. 

River Ridge won by scores of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-17 in the Division 4 match. 

Bridgette Myers had 21 kills and 3 service aces for River Ridge. Amber Patterson had 2 blocks. Sydney Bloom had 15 digs. Roni Zinkle had 20 assists. 

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Oct

Ann D. Meyer

 

Ann D. Meyer, 54, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, Oct. 27, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born June 12, 1960 in Dodgeville, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Vondrum) Kunz. She married Terry Meyer on July 11, 1981 at St. Mary’s Church in Fennimore. Ann worked as a dental assistant for McKeever Dental in Prairie du Chien and later became a dental assistant instructor at Southwest Technical School in Fennimore. Ann received her LPN license and worked for the Good Samaritan Society. She was active in the Holy Family Parish where she worked in church maintenance and as a CCD instructor. She was proud to be a consecrated Marian Catechist. 

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Wisconsin River Trail

 

Wisconsin River 

Trail project continues

By Ted Pennekamp

 

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Crawford County investigates theft cases

Last week, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department began investigating two cases of theft for which they are seeking information from the public.

On Friday, Oct. 24, the department initially investigated the theft of a black Mercury 15 Hp four stroke outboard boat motor. The motor was stolen from a storage lot located on County Highway K near the intersection of State Highway 35 in the township of Prairie du Chien. The motor was stolen sometime between Friday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 24.

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the department was notified of a theft of deer antlers from a residence located on Dittman Hill Road in the village of Wauzeka. The antlers had 11 points and were still attached to the head of the deer along with the tags. The theft occurred on Saturday, Oct. 25, sometime between 5 and 10:30 a.m.

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Oct

Gays Mills man charged with substantial battery

A 24-year-old Gays Mills man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of substantial battery.

Anthony M. Larson faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Larson punched a 17-year-old boy in the head during an incident on Oct. 11 in a driveway of a residence in the town of Clayton.

The 17-year-old fell and struck his head on the blacktopped driveway, according to the complaint.

The 17-year-old was woken up by others at the scene and was taken to Vernon Memorial Hospital where he received stitches to close a laceration to his face. He told investigators that he was very dizzy, with a very bad headache and had been bleeding from the mouth and head, according to the complaint.

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Oct

Trick-or-treat hours are 5 to 8 p.m. in PdC

This year, Halloween is on Friday, Oct. 31. The city of Prairie du Chien is celebrating the holiday with official trick-or-treat hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Sirens will sound in the city at the beginning and end of the fun.

As little ghosts and goblins of the community, and their parents, get ready to enjoy trick-or-treating, Police Chief Chad Abram would like everyone to remember these safety tips:

•Watch for children crossing the street.
•Make sure that your child’s costume has reflective material.
•A parent or adult friend should accompany children.
•Pay attention to all traffic signs and signals.
•Trick or Treat at those houses with porch lights on.
•Stay in neighborhoods that you are familiar with.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, call the Prairie du Chien Police Department at 326-2421.

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Ferryville man’s body is found

The body of Ferryville fisherman Roger S. Goodell, who presumably drowned on Oct. 11, at Lock and Dam No. 9, near Lynxville, was found on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25, by two boaters about three-quarters of a mile south downstream from the dam, according to Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick.

At about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the boaters notified the sheriff’s department that they had spotted what might have been a body in the river south of Lock and Dam No. 9. The sheriff’s department responded and recovered the body of 64-year-old Goodell, who had fallen out of a fishing boat on Oct. 11.

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Choosing the right fit of health care provider is vital to your personal care


The primary health care provider team at Crossing Rivers Health Clinic in Prairie du Chien includes real people who take your health and wellness seriously, but they’re also here to make you smile as they deliver your care. The providers are pictured with joyful expressions as they take a team selfie, clockwise from bottom left, are Ann Grunwald, MD; Sara Rybarczyk, MD (internist); Peggy Barton, FNP; Steven Bush, MD, OB/GYN; Mark Grunwald, MD; Owen Vincent, DO; and Sue McMillan, FNP.

By Correne Martin

When individuals and families choose their health care providers, they are looking to find physicians or nurse practitioners who are a good fit as far as comfort level, personality, professional expertise and passions, insurance and so forth. They want high quality, personal, cost-effective care that is the perfect blend of all of these needs and desires. Oftentimes, people rely on referrals from family members or close friends when they choose a provider, or perhaps a family started with one doctor and each generation has stayed with that same doctor. But it’s important to consider educational and practice experience, specific approaches to medicine and specialties of the available professionals as well.

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Roger S. Goodell

 

Roger S. Goodell, 64, of rural Ferryville passed away Oct. 11, following a boating accident on, below Lock and Dam No. 9. 

Roger was born May 3, 1950 at his home in Danbury. His parents were Harry A. (Pete) and Dorothy (Tourville) Goodell. Roger had three previous marriages, Roseanne Baker, Monica (last name unknown), and Diana Traxler.

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Kenneth D. Tichenor

 

Kenneth D. Tichenor, 82, of Prairie du Chien passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born Dec. 7, 1931 in Prairie du Chien the son of Austin and Marie (Valley) Tichenor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Phyllis Kirschbaum on Sept. 10, 1955 at St. John’s Church in Patch Grove. Ken retired from 3M Company in Prairie du Chien after 27 years of service. He was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman and enjoyed gambling. 

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