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Wed
05
Oct

John Louis Fisher

 

John Louis Fisher, 72, of Eastman, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, at the Mayo Franciscan Health Center in La Crosse, following a brief illness.

Tue
04
Oct

Clifford G. Jahnke

 

Clifford G. Jahnke, age 84, died on Monday morning Oct. 3, at his residence in Fennimore. 

Clifford was born on July 26, 1932, in Lancaster, the son of Milan and Velma (Wenzel) Jahnke. He married Ruby Braudt on August 12, 1956, at the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church. 

Tue
04
Oct

Colette Marcella Sandleback

 

Colette Marcella Sandleback, 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Oct. 2, at Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Seneca and was the daughter of Francis and Orella (Cox) Layde. She married Louis Elmer Sandleback on Sept. 25, 1946, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1985. She has been retired for many years but she worked as a bookkeeper for a local business, Midwest Speaker, in McGregor, Iowa; One Hour Martinizing; the Gingerbread House; and the Pilot House, all in Prairie du Chien. Colette had also been an active member of St. Gabriel’s Church. 

Tue
04
Oct

Herbert “Herb” Joseph Schneider

 

Herbert “Herb” Joseph Schneider, 87 of rural Prairie du Chien, beloved husband of Helen (Lenzendorf) for 61 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Prairie Mason Nursing Facility. 

Herb was born on Sept. 19, 1929, the third son to his parents Anthony Magdalena Schneider who resided near Bloomington, on the farm they were renting at the time of his birth. He was baptized, made his first communion, and was confirmed at St Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. As a young child he attended Hazen Country School and graduated from Wauzeka High School  where he enjoyed athletics and participated in baseball and basketball. 

Mon
03
Oct

‘Once Upon a Homecoming’ is this week in Prairie du Chien


The 2016 Prairie du Chien High School Homecoming Court includes (front row, from left) Eleora Ready, Calli Collins, Alexis Smith, Jennifer Slaght, Emily Steger; (back row) Riley Rieck, Josh Lenzendorf, Ethan Cummuta, Josh Cavanaugh and Jacob Mara. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Once Upon a Homecoming.” The dance will be Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 p.m. to midnight, in the high school cafeteria. (Submitted photo)

Homecoming in Prairie du Chien begins today (Monday, Oct. 3).

Dress up days include Monday-pajama day, Tuesday-jersey/sports day, Wednesday-color day (each class a different color), Thursday-fairytale day, and Friday-school spirit day.

The public is invited to enjoy the school district’s parade on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The route will be the same as last year, beginning at Wolf Machine and heading to the high school. Line-up is at 5:30 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Skit night will follow at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

On Friday, Oct. 7, there will be a homecoming breakfast at the high school at 7 a.m. Powder Puff football is at 1:15 p.m. on the high school football field. A school-wide pep rally will be held at 2:15 p.m. in the high school gym. All students will be in attendance.

The Homecoming football game kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night.

Mon
03
Oct

PdC postmaster retires

By Correne Martin

After 34 years working for the United States Postal Service, Prairie du Chien Postmaster Darryl Martin retired at the end of September.

He started as a part-time clerk on May 29, 1982, in Prairie du Chien, sorting mail and running the window, where he quickly realized his gift of gab was a perfect fit for the customer-based business. It wasn’t long, however, before Martin slipped into the duty of carrying the mail.

From 1984 through 2006, he served as a part-time flexible carrier in the Prairie du Chien area.

“I enjoyed being outside and working with our customers,” Martin noted.

But after 22 years of the same, he stepped up into a postmaster job in Bloomington in 2006. There, he grew very fond of the people in the small community and being situated among the main street businesses for seven years.

Mon
03
Oct

PdC Cross Country


Karly Jaynes and Faith Dillman compete at the Kickapoo-La Farge Invitational. (Photos by Kathleen Hein)

Ella Hein and Amber Huser race together at the Dick McKichan Invitational in Platteville on Saturday.

 

PdC cross 

country wins 

Kickapoo Invitational

The Prairie du Chien cross country team traveled to Kickapoo High School on Thursday for the Kickapoo/LaFarge Invitational. The girls’ team ran incredibly well against the 6 other schools and came home with a first-place trophy. The girls took four of the top 5 spots to win the meet with just 20 points, 15 points ahead of Richland Center/Ithaca. 

Mon
03
Oct

River Ridge Football


River Ridge’s Cole Crubel looks over the field against visiting Pec-Argyle Friday night. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

A trio of River Ridge defenders combine to make the stop Friday night.

The Timberwolves’ Ryan Redman returns a kickoff for good yardage.

River Ridge’s Ben Ertz (66) makes an open field tackle in the second quarter.

Blake Crubel (26) and Isaac White (22) close in on the P-A ballcarrier.

 

Pec-Argyle 

beats River Ridge

Pecatonica-Argyle defeated host River Ridge 48-6 in high school football action in Bloomington Friday night. 

P-A scored on a 10-yard pass and a PAT to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. P-A scored again in the quarter on a 68-yard pass to take a 13-0 lead after one period. 

Mon
03
Oct

Meetings held in all 72 counties regarding road and bridge repair

Crawford County officials, residents intend to 

pressure governor, legislature for more funding

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
03
Oct

Crawford County reports $4.9 million in damages so far from heavy rain and flooding

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The Wisconsin Emergency Management Operations Center has reported preliminary damage figures as of Sept. 29 for damages sustained by Crawford and 11 other counties in the heavy rains of Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.

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