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Rendezvous a yearly reenactment of pre-1840s fur trade

The Big River Long Rifles, Inc., invite the public to St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien, June 11-15, for the 39th Annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous. This event, in cooperation with the city of Prairie du Chien, is held every Father’s Day weekend.

The organization’s participants enjoy providing this yearly reenactment of a pre-1840 fur trade rendezvous for the public. The event includes demonstrations as well as a variety of period items for sale.

Vendors offer tasty and unique food, drinks and treats. There is also a wide range of competitions, including a black powder rifle shoot, hawk and knife throw, cooking and games for children and adults.
This year, the Long Rifles welcome Richard (Blackhawk) Kapusta, who plans to entertain by singing, playing the Indian flute and perhaps telling a few stories.

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Council taking applications for PdC third district vacancy

 

The City of Prairie du Chien is accepting applications through Friday, June 27 at 4 p.m. for those residents interested in filling a vacancy in the Third Aldermanic District. Applicants must be a resident of the district. The vacancy was created when Alderwoman Jamie Wagar recently announced her resignation, which took effect on June 6.

 

The term will run through April 2015, at which point the seat will be eliminated as part of a Council reduction approved earlier this year. The Council will choose the person to fill the vacancy at its July 1st meeting.

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Rollover results in injuries, 3rd offense OWI

An Eastman man was transported by medical helicopter to La Crosse for treatment following a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 27 Sunday night, June 8, according to Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick.

The sheriff’s department was notified of the rollover crash on Highway 27 near County N at about 8:10 p.m. Pete Sturmer, 42, was traveling north in his 2006 Dodge Ram at what witnesses describe as a high rate of speed. Sturmer failed to negotiate a curve in the road, lost control of his vehicle and rolled it several times.

The truck came to rest in the opposite lane with severe damage to all areas of his vehicle. According to McCullick, Sturmer was extricated from his vehicle by the Jaws of Life and transported to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. He was later transported by Med Link Air to Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse with serious injuries.

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Dairy Day parade in Mt. Hope set for June 20

The Mount Hope Cardinal 4-H Club is planning the annual Mount Hope Dairy Day Parade to be held Friday night, June 20. The activities will start with the Ice Cream Social at the Mount Hope Fire Station at 6 p.m. Club members will serve sandwiches, cheese, pie, ice cream and milk throughout the evening.

The parade line up will take place on the hill around 7 p.m., with judging to take place at 7:30 p.m.

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09
Jun

Crossing guard, 83, smiles because of the kids

Millie Senesac
Crossing guard Millie Senesac is pictured on her second to last day of the school year at her post, at the intersection of Dousman and Wells Streets. She turned 83 on Thursday, June 5. (Photo by Correne Martin)

 

By Correne Martin

 

Millie Senesac turned 83 on Thursday, June 5. For her birthday, between the hours of 7 and 8 a.m., and 3:15 and 4:15 p.m., she diligently kept busy at her crossing guard post at the intersection of Dousman and Wells Streets in Prairie du Chien.

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Jun

Otis Duane Coleman

 

Otis Duane Coleman, 66, Prairie du Chien, died Sunday, June 1, at his home in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born on Dec. 20, 1947 to John J. and Verona (Dilley) Coleman in Crawford County. Otis attended school through the eighth grade in Bridgeport.

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Jun

Raymond J. Krachey

 

Raymond J. Krachey, 76, of Wauzeka passed away Friday, June 6, at his home surrounded by his family. 

He was born Jan. 4, 1938 in Wauzeka the son of Walter and Irma (Sutton) Krachey. He married Lucille Swatek on Oct. 18, 1958 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Eastman. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2003. Ray farmed his entire life on the family farm in rural Wauzeka. 

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Jun

Jean Crubel

 

Jean Marie Crubel, 83, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, June 6, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Aug. 9, 1930, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Charles and Marie (Tesar) Draka. On Feb. 5, 1951, Jean married Gerald “Jerry” Crubel at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2000. Together they farmed near Bloomington for many years. Jean was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. She enjoyed reading, cooking, spending time with her family, friends, and especially all of her grandchildren.

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Prairie du Chien baseball

Prairie baseball
Austin Roach slides in with the winning run in the fifth inning as Prairie du Chien ousted visiting Platteville 10-0 in five innings. Roach scored on Mike Steiner’s game winning double. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Blackhawks 

shut out Hillmen

Prairie du Chien shut out visiting Platteville 10-0 in 5 innings in a WIAA Division 2 Regional Semifinal Wednesday afternoon. 

The Blackhawks scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning, 2 in the second, 2 in the fourth and 2 in the fifth to earn the victory.

Prairie du Chien scored 10 runs on 10 hits and committed 1 error. 

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State Track

State Track
River Ridge’s Bridgette Myers runs in the 400-meter dash at the State Track Meet in La Crosse Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

 

Area athletes at 

State Track Meet

Three area track and field athletes competed in the State Track and Field Meet at UW-La Crosse Friday and Saturday. 

People huddled under the bleachers for more than two hours Friday during a downpour at the beginning of the meet. It took about another hour to get the track dry enough for competition. The pole vault event was held inside of Mitchell Hall because officials deemed it unsafe to compete outside. 

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