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Wed
02
Nov

Seneca Ready For State


Seneca’s Liv Swanson goes high to pound the ball in a match earlier this season. Haley Wall (5) gets ready. Seneca has been using Swanson's spikes in recent practices to prepare for the digging they will need to do at the state tournament. (Courier Press file photo)

Members of the Seneca High School volleyball team pose with the Sectional Trophy in Richland Center on Saturday. The team includes, front row: Emily Garfoot, Haley Wall, Alivia Salinas, Makenna Greene and Hannah Whiteaker. Middle row: Corrina Lenzendorf, Becky Trautsch, Kelsy Ostrander and Helen Clark. Back row: Assistant Coach Susie Garfoot, Assistant Coach Logan Lessard, Erin Sime, Liv Swanson, Michelle Clark, Olivia Payne, Savanna Wallin, Assistant Coach Angie Mabb and Head Coach Dawn Ray. (Photo by Sandy Connors)

 

Seneca girls excited and ready for state tournament

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Seneca’s enthusiastic fans will be sure to follow their favorite team at the 44th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Volleyball State Tournament this upcoming weekend.

Wed
02
Nov

Utility pole taken out, OWI arrest made in crash

A Mount Hope man crashed early Sunday morning in the town of Bridgeport, striking a utility pole and narrowly missing a fire hydrant. The incident resulted in an arrest for OWI and failure to maintain control.

According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, just before 12:55 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, a one-vehicle crash on East Lapointe Street at U.S. Highway 18 was reported.

Paul Bakkum, 31, of Mount Hope, was operating a 2008 Pontiac G6 east on East Lapointe Street and attempting to make a right turn onto Highway 18, when he failed to negotiate the curve and drove over the curb in the grass on the south shoulder of the roadway. Bakkum’s vehicle then struck a utility pole and spun 90 degrees, barely missing a fire hydrant.

While investigating the crash, it was found that alcohol was a factor. Bakkum was subsequently arrested for OWI first offense and cited for failure to maintain control.

Wed
02
Nov

Local man arrested in drug bust

On Oct. 31, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit was patrolling on Highway 18 in Bridgeport Township when he observed Anthony Hagensick, 35, of Monona, Iowa, operating a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox northbound into the city of Prairie du Chien.  

The deputy ran a license check and found Hagensick’s driving status was revoked. Hagensick pulled into Hardee’s parking and exited the vehicle in an attempt to avoid the deputy. The deputy made contact with Hagensick and detected an odor of marijuana emitting from Hagensick. Hagensick also exhibited several signs of drug impairment. Several controlled substances and drug related items were located on Hagensick’s person.

Wed
02
Nov

City notifies Regal Marina of lease default, termination

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council voted Tuesday night to serve notice on Regal Marine Group of a default of its lease and termination of the lease to operate Regal Marina in the city. The city attorney was directed by the council to serve the papers and begin necessary action to secure an eviction of the municipally-owned marina. The Regal family has leased the property for its business since 1963.

Mon
31
Oct

ONLINE FIRST: Wauzeka-Steuben School District asks residents to ‘be part of the solution’ regarding district budget

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Wauzeka-Steuben School District conducted its Annual Meeting. At this meeting, District Administrator Robert Sailer presented information on the basics of school funding for public schools in the state of Wisconsin. He also reviewed the financial history of the district and the projected expenditures and revenues for the 2016-2017 school year.  

Mon
31
Oct

Rooting for his Cubbies from heaven


For Chicago Cubs fans, it’s been a long 71 years since they’ve made it to the World Series. Before Guttenberg’s Dustin Eglseder passed away in 2008, he had one heck of a time at a Cubbies game. Now, he’s undoubtedly cheering them on from the best seat in the house­—up in heaven.

Dustin Egleseder was just 22 years old when he won the honor of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field. He is pictured hoisting his replica statue of Harry Caray, in September 2007, less than a year before he passed away from bone cancer.

By Correne Martin

He genuinely lived by the Cubbies.

And, now, he’s rooting for them in the World Series—from heaven.

Dustin Eglseder, a young man from Guttenberg, Iowa, died from osteosarcoma in July 2008. He was just 23 years old.

Unfortunately, throughout his two short decades on earth, he never got to see his favorite team play in Major League Baseball’s championship game. Nor have many of the Chicago Cubs’ greatest fans, at least not since 1945, the last time they appeared in the World Series.

Yet, for this crew’s unbelievable season, it seems, Dustin’s got the best seat in the house.

Growing up in a home full of Cubs fans, Dustin never missed a game. He was turned on to them by his parents, Rose Eglseder (longtime employee at Crossing Rivers Health) and John Eglseder, both of Guttenberg, and by Rose’s dad, the late Howard “Joe” Vorwald—who was in the service for the Cubs’ title series 71 years ago.

Mon
31
Oct

PdC Soccer Ends Fine Season


Preston Hendrix (13) tries to gain control of the ball Thursday in Racine.

Prairie du Chien’s Jon Dyer (6) battles against three Prairie School players. (Photos by Mary Stoeffler)

Jack Stoeffler (10) races a Prairie School opponent to the ball Thursday in Racine.

Prairie du Chien goalie Wesley Schwager boots the ball upfield.

 

Prairie 

School defeats 

Prairie du Chien

The Prairie du Chien High School boys soccer team ended their regular season with a tough 9-0 loss to the 12-time State Finalist, 6-time State Champion, Prairie Hawks of The Prairie School at Wind Point Thursday night. 

Mon
31
Oct

Vehicle pulls out onto Marquette Road, hits bicyclist


Tri-State EMS and the Prairie du Chien Police Department responded Friday around 3:40 p.m. to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Marquette Road and Crawford Street in Prairie du Chien. Bicyclist Chariety Kendall, of Prairie du Chien, was injured when she was struck by a Suburu Outback, driven by Laura Marchiando, of Onalaska. (Photo by Correne Martin)

Tri-State EMS and the Prairie du Chien Police Department responded Friday around 3:40 p.m. to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Marquette Road and Crawford Street in Prairie du Chien.

The investigation revealed that Chariety Kendall, 39, of Prairie du Chien, was bicycling southbound on the sidewalk and crossing the roadway at Crawford Street when she was struck by a Suburu Outback, driven by Laura Marchiando, 45, of Onalaska. Marchiando was pulling out from the stop sign on Crawford Street onto South Marquette Road at the time of the collision, according to the Prairie du Chien Police Department.

Kendall complained of leg injuries and was transported to Crossing Rivers Health by Tri-State EMS. She was released Friday night with a hairline fracture to her ankle, along with bumps and bruises, she told reporters Monday.

Mon
31
Oct

Huser Does Well at State


Amber Huser flies past spectators at the State Meet. (Photos by Kathleen Hein)

Amber Huser gets a hug from teammate Ella Hein after her race Saturday.

The Prairie du Chien cross country team shows their support with a “Go Amber” sign on their bodies.

 

Prairie’s Huser 

runs well at State

Amber Huser competed well on Saturday at the WIAA State Cross Country Championships in Wisconsin Rapids to finish in 26th place out of 152 girls competing in the Division II race.

She got out with the front pack and then settled into a nice steady pace. The entire boys’ and girls’ Prairie du Chien cross country teams traveled with Huser to Wisconsin Rapids to cheer her on.  

Mon
31
Oct

Young driver rescued from river

On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3:59 p.m., the Crawford County Dispatch Center was notified of an occupied vehicle in the water off State Highway 60 at Boydtown.

Hayllie Hayden Ronnfeldt, 18, of Boscobel, was driving a 2011 Ford Focus west on STH 60 at the Boydtown Boat Landing when her vehicle went into the Wisconsin River. Ronn-feldt went off the highway into the boat landing, then drove the car into the water. A passerby saw the car in the water and called 911. Reggie Lomas, of Wauzeka, who was driving by stopped and swam to the car, broke the window and got Ronnfeldt out and assisted her back to land.

Ronnfeldt was taken by rescue squad to Gundersen Hospital in Boscobel where she was treated.

The Ford Focus was a total loss.

Assisting at the scene was Wauzeka First Responders and Fire Department, Boscobel Rescue Squad, Boscobel Fire Department, Boscobel Police Department and Bob’s Towing.

The accident remains under investigation.

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