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Wed
10
Sep

PdC volleyball


Prairie du Chien’s Brooke Moret (6) sets the ball up as Kelly Check (5) and Faith Gurske (3) look on Tuesday night against visiting River Valley. (Photos by Todd J. Knapp)

Prairie du Chien bumps the ball to the front row against visiting River Valley Tuesday night.

 

River Valley 

tops Prairie du Chien

River Valley defeated host Prairie du Chien three games to none in an SWC volleyball match Tuesday night. 

River Valley won the first game 25-17. River Valley went on to win the next two games 25-12 and 15-17. 

Brooke Moret had 4 kills, 1 block and 2 aces for Prairie. Courtney Pattison had 8 assists. 

Wed
10
Sep

Recovery program in jail

Drug, alcohol program in County Jail
Bill Miller, who will run the jail’s drug and alcohol program, and Jail Administrator Russell Wittrig stand in front of some of the book shelves in the jail’s library.

 

Crawford County Jail continues to expand programs

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Crawford County Jail is starting up a new drug and alcohol program for the benefit of its inmates and is striving to continually improve in other areas as well.

Wed
10
Sep

Novel explains unexpected story of the prominent Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman


Author Marilyn Leys first found the story of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman to be an unexpected one when she toured the Villa Louis for the first time several decades ago. Then, a Milwaukee resident, Leys didn’t know she would eventually reside in the hometown of her main character in the novel, “Madame Jane.”

By Correne Martin

Local author Marilyn Leys felt it was a peculiar story that must be told. The life of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman, the first woman in Wisconsin Territory to file for a divorce, intrigued Leys initially almost three decades ago—many years before she herself would move to Jane’s hometown of Prairie du Chien. Finally, in December of 2013, Leys’ novel, “Madame Jane,” was published.

Just after the War of 1812, 14-year-old Jane married Joseph Rolette, the most powerful, ruthless fur trader in Prairie du Chien, the western outpost of the American Fur Company. After she was separated and widowed by Rolette, Jane married a second wealthy fur trader, Hercules Louis Dousman, who built a mansion that preceded the Villa Louis.

Tue
09
Sep

Marion Lucille Welsh

 

Marion Lucille Welsh, 89, of Mount Hope, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mon
08
Sep

Black River Falls stops Prairie

Prairie at home
Prairie quarterback Brogan Potter rolls out and looks for a target downfield against visiting Black River Falls Friday night in nonconference action. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Black River Falls 

defeats Prairie du Chien

Black River Falls defeated host Prairie du Chien 48-7 in a Coulee/SWC football game Friday night. 

Black River Falls scored on a 7-yard run, a 4-yard run and two 2-point conversions to grab a 16-0 first-quarter lead. 

Mon
08
Sep

Five teens injured in an accident outside Monona

Five local teens were injured in a vehicle accident outside Monona just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

A truck, operated by Dylan Oelke, 17, of McGregor, was headed north on Hickory Avenue, north of 120th Street, when the driver lost control. The report said the vehicle entered the west ditch and vaulted over a field drive before coming to rest on its top.

According to authorities, Oelke and his four passengers—Carl Nagel, 15, of Monona; Vanessa Loera, 15, of Monona; Schylar Nieland, 16, of McGregor; and Tessa Eick, 17, of McGregor—were injured in the incident and transported to Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. Oelke, Nagel, Loera and Nieland were later transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Iowa State Trooper Garry Hahn said. Eick was released from the hospital.

Authorities reported that three of the five individuals were not wearing seat belts.

Mon
08
Sep

Farm to School nourishes W-S kids and community


Accepting the $1,500 Driftless Wisconsin Grown grant recently were (from left) School Nurse Deanna Wallin-Sander, support staff member Kim Zimmerman, Farm to School volunteer Kathleen Hein, Culinary Director Janette Ward, retired Culinary Director Monica Krachey and District Principal Robert Sailer. (Submitted photo)

One student’s vibrantly-colored, healthy tray of lunch looks mighty tasty.

An array of vegetables, fruits and other nutritious foods are offered to Wauzeka-Steuben students in the cafeteria daily.

By Correne Martin
 
Pumpkin soup, roasted beets, and salad with kale and watercress are healthy, tasty, yet uncommon local foods many adults haven’t eaten. But most of the students at Wauzeka-Steuben Schools have tried them and even liked them thanks to the district’s thriving culinary program.

Fri
05
Sep

Josephine E. "Josie" Cipra

 

Josephine E. “Josie” Cipra, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Crossing Rivers Health.

She was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (White) Check. She married Joseph Cipra on Nov. 29, 1944 at St. John’s church in Prairie du Chien. Together they farmed on the homestead farm in rural Prairie du Chien much of their lives. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1988. After Joe’s death Josie moved to Wauzeka. 

Fri
05
Sep

Helen I. Borth

 

Helen I. Borth, 93, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, at her home. 

She was born April 4, 1921 in Luana, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Leta (Rennpage) Nagel. She married Harold Borth on Dec. 6, 1942. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1991.

Helen worked for McGregor Loudspeaker for over 20 years and later at Advance Transformer in Boscobel, until her retirement. 

Fri
05
Sep

Earl F. Winslow

 

Earl F. Winslow of Eastman died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 1, at his home. 

He was born June 9, 1948 in Shullsburg, the son of Roy and Marjorie (Walrack) Winslow. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Shirley Taylor May 21, 1990 in Cherry Valley, Ill. Earl worked for Chrysler in Rockford, Ill. as a body man until his retirement. 

He is survived by his sons, Matthew of La Crosse, Brian of Rockford, Ill. and Travis of Cherry Valley, Ill., his brothers, Duane, Dean and Allen. He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother Kenny.

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