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Fri
10
Oct

Scott Lamphiear

 

Scott Lamphiear, 50, of Rainy River, Ontario, Canada passed away Aug. 6 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. A celebration of life will be held at Thunderbird Lanes in Baraboo on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 6 pm. Parents Lynn Lamphiear of Baraboo, Harry  and Sandy Hopkins of Bagley and Scott and Kelli (Lamphiear) Hagan of California will be in attendance.

 
Fri
10
Oct

Ernest (Ernie) M. Otteson

 

Ernest (Ernie) M. Otteson, 87, of Osage, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.8, at the Faith Home in Osage, after an extended illness.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 13, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Military honors will be held graveside by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, Iowa. There will also be visitation one hour before services at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com

Wed
08
Oct

River Ridge volleyball


Bridgette Myers skies and skims one over the net. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Johanna Allen gets the ball over and past the Potosi player during the second game.

Amber Patterson finesses one over Taylor Kennedy of Potosi.

Bridgette Myers (14) hits the ball past the Potosi defenders as the rest of the River Ridge team readies for the next play.

Roni Zinkle battles at the net during the second game Tuesday night.

 

River Ridge 

girls come back 

against Potosi

River Ridge lost the first game of its match against visiting Potosi Tuesday night 23-25 but came back to win the next three games 25-23, 25-19 and 25-21 to earn the victory three games to one in Western Six Rivers volleyball action. 

Wed
08
Oct

Man killed in rollover

On Oct. 6, at 11:39 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle rollover crash located at the intersection of Highway 27 and Bob White Glen Road in the township of Utica. The reporting party informed dispatch that the driver was non-responsive.

Crawford County deputies arrived on scene and found Benjamin J. Quamme, 33, Mount Sterling, pinned in the vehicle and non-responsive. Deputies removed Quamme from the vehicle as Ocooch Mountain Rescue arrived on scene. Deputies and EMS performed CPR for more than an hour while Tri-State Ambulance and Med Link Air arrived. Quamme was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Wed
08
Oct

Firefighter terminated after fire attendance, conduct violations

By Correne Martin

A 26-year Prairie du Chien volunteer firefighter has been terminated from his position with the local fire department following fire attendance and conduct violations (of the department’s bylaws) as determined by the Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission.

Frank Pintz Jr. was accused at a disciplinary hearing, at Prairie du Chien City Hall last Wednesday, Oct. 1, of lying about his attendance at an April 27, 2014, fire call at 810 E. McLeod St. According to testimony at the hearing, Pintz called and directed his son, Ben Pintz, lieutenant and eight-year firefighter who was driving a fire truck back to the station at the time, to mark him as having attended the call. Frank Pintz later admitted to Fire Chief Bruce “Harry” Remz he was neither at the scene or the fire station.

Wed
08
Oct

Cross country at Wauzeka-Steuben


Wauzeka-Steuben Cross Country team members include, front row: Erin Krachey and Adam Martin. Middle row: Coach Mike Garrow, Drew Zimmerman and Coach Anna Peissig. Back row: Logan Lomen, Joel Martin and Zach Asleson. (Photo by Christofer Smikrud)

 

Wauzeka-Steuben’s first ever 

cross country team enjoying season

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Cross Country is running as an “exhibition” sport this year at Wauzeka-Steuben High School, and will become a WIAA Sport for the District beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. 

Wed
08
Oct

Several St. Feriole Island streets to be removed


These road closures on St. Feriole Island will take effect soon.

The Prairie du Chien Public Works Department will start removing several streets on St. Feriole Island this week.

The work will begin with saw cutting of the asphalt at intersections. The asphalt will be removed and the areas will be back filled with top soil and seeded down.

The streets scheduled to be removed at this time are:

•Fisher Street from 4th to 5th,
•Brisbois Street from Villa Louis Road to 2nd Street, and
•4th Street from Brisbois to Bolvin Street.

The city council originally approved removal of the streets over one year ago, due to their deterioration, lack of usage and cost of repair/maintenance. The public works committee and the council revisited the discussion in July and August this year, at which time closure of the above streets was re-approved and closure of a couple others was postponed. It was decided that a bicycle/walking path will replace Fisher Street, from 4th to 5th, once it is removed.

Wed
08
Oct

Adams Auction Service


Ryan and Megan Adams, along with Katie Lorenz and Seth Adams stand in front of their new building at 32866 Highway 27.

 

Adams Auction Service expanding on new site

By Ted Pennekamp 

 

Adam’s Auction Service of Prairie du Chien will soon have a new home and a new name. A brand new building has been erected on an 11-acre site at 32866 Highway 27 and the business will soon change its name to Adams Auction and Real Estate to reflect expanding services as well. 

Wed
08
Oct

New PdC Main Street to ask city for former PDRI funds

By Correne Martin

A new downtown business organization, PdC Main Street, is attempting to re-establish the efforts of economic recovery, historic preservation and promotion that were the focus of the former PDRI (Prairie du Chien Downtown Revitalization Inc.), which dissolved at the end of 2013. A steering committee has been meeting since this spring and, on Tuesday night, presented its business and growth plan to the Prairie du Chien Common Council. The council discussed the plans as well as the city’s possible financial contributions for the future.

At the Oct. 21 council meeting, its members will decide whether or not to relinquish the $4,521 in former PDRI assets to PdC Main Street as they work to reorganize a support system for main street businesses.

If the organization is to succeed, the city will likely have to contribute at least $15,000 annually, starting in 2015, according to PdC Main Street’s proposed budget.

Mon
06
Oct

Homecoming Parade


Senior Representatives Garrett O’Connell and Tara Herreid enjoy their ride during the 2014 Prairie du Chien Homecoming Parade Wednesday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Prairie du Chien Bluff View Band marches in the Homecoming Parade.

This unique presentation drew quite a bit of appreciation from those along the parade route.

The Class of 2016 created a patriotic float.

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